Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Smythe Family! This year was a year of many travels, new beginnings, and seeing God’s great mercy once again unfold before our eyes. Here’s a brief recap of our family highlights this year, just to give you a glimpse of what we’ve been up to lately. (For more details & pictures check out
~December 2012- oldest son Erin comes from FL with his children Kempton & Olivia for Christmas. ~We enjoy catching up on his life, & go skiing with them.

~JanuarySecond born son Ian & wife Kayla come to visitgo to Sisters, OR with them~hostfamily Baby shower for them~Midwifery class in CO~Yvonne turns 28.

~FebruaryElanee turns 20~We start singing with a church choir~ Mom & Elanee travel to Virginia to be at Ian & Kayla’s baby’s birthElizabeth Ann Smythe

~MarchMom & Elanee return from VirginiaWe sing in Easter performances with choir~Yvonne & Elanee begin singing lessonsEvan starts onilne retail business

~AprilDad’s Mother’s 90th Birthday party in NCWe perform benefit concertChristian Heritage Conference in WA~Evan & Elanee play piano there for 3000 people

~MayFamily Economics Conference in MO ~ Dad & Yvonne host business plan competition~Evan’s art wins Pro-Life contestYvonne caters friend’s wedding

~JuneLocal Bible Bee season beginsOcean Conference in OR ~ host soap booth at conferenceenjoy fellowshipping with friends & meeting new ones.

~JulyEvan turns 18 ~ Host Annual 4th of July party complete with firework showCamp Dwight family camp in OR ~ Evan takes flight lessons

~August~Church Family Camp~fellowship & game times with friends~Bible Bee local contest day ~Attend Father Son Camp in CO ~ Ladies stay at nearby resort

~SeptemberReturn home from Colorado trip~Yvonne caters friend’s 40th Anniversary~We all enjoy Last days of Summer fellowship time with friends

~OctoberGo bicycling alot~Family Economics Conference in WA~Yvonne marries Dallas GriffithJostie’s concerts ~ Worship of God Conference in NC

~November~Visit Ian & Kayla in VAVisit Grandma in NC~National Bible Bee~Visit friends in TN~Fly Home~Dad’s Birthday~Host Craft sale

~December~Mom & Dad’s 35th Anniversary~Attend concerts ~go to beach for Mom’s Birthday & Christmas~Write Christmas letter…oh, that’s what you’re reading!

“Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus that great shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the everlasting covenant make you perfect in every good work to do His will working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ to whom be glory forever and ever, Amen.”
Hebrews 13:20-21


  1. Elanee... You look beautiful without your glasses!!!! ;)

  2. Merry {late} Christmas! Sounds like y'all a great year. :)

    I love your new profile pic! Who took it?

    1. Thanks Emily:) We did have a great year!
      Mrs. Selberg was kind enough to take the photos of me, and I was so pleased with how they turned out!