Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 1

Well today is the day. I'm headed off. I can't believe I made it to this point, it still feels so dream like. Here I come.
Taylor Kent Smedley

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 17 thru uh....4?

Heres a bulleted list of the last days
  • California
  • Disneyland
  • Pioneer Trek
  • Other stuff
  • Goodbyes
  • Farewell
  • More stuff
  • And such
  • Ecetera?
  • .............
  • Im leaving soon
  • I need to get out of this town
  • A fresh start
  • A new home
  • The next step on in my life
  • Get me out of here
  • Let me go


Taylor Kent Smedley

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 18

What I will miss most about my hometown
1. Rainbow Snow
2. The Deseret Industries
3. The things I find at the Deseret Industries
4. Trumps field
5. Main Street Bountiful
6. Yogurt Stop
7. Mueller Park in the Fall
8. Chalking peoples driveways
9. 519 East
10. The 3 rd ward
11. Dick's Market
12. Bountiful High
13. The V
14. Bountiful Pond
15. South Davis Recreation Center
16. Robintinos
17. Wal-Mart [after hours]
18. The neighborhood block
19. My backyard tree house
20. The Dyer's stepping stones
21. The Trumps Pool
22. Valley View
23. The Boulevard
24. The Bountiful Temple
25. The fountains at the Bountiful Temple
26. The Bountiful Davis Arts Center
27. The giant pile of buckets at the Holloways
28. My Grandpa's apple tree
29. My roof
30. The soft patch of grass near the road
31. The annoying dogs next door
32. The feuds between us and the cross back door neighbors grandchildren
33. Moving the tramp under neath the tree house
34. Playing games until midnight with Nathan
35. Eating Popsicles on the cement
36. The Centerville Libraries painting on the ceiling of the kids section
37. Kohls
38. Watching Old movies at Island View
39. Picnics
40. Island View Swings
41. The hot dog stand
42. The parades
43. Lemonade Stands, Bake Sales, and Nickel and Dime stores
44. Our garage
45. Dicks Baked Goods
46. Kim's Tae Kwon Do
47. The Japanese Shop next to Kim's Tae Kwon Do
48. Breaking into the Yoakums Playhouse
49. The old Apricot tree
50. The many various things the Holloways sell on their front lawn
51. The Lakeview Hospital Gift Shop [lets be clear not the Hospital itself]
52. The broken basketball standard
53. Night Games
54. Sledding down Chicken Ridge
55. The rope swing
56. The Viewmont parking lot
57. My bedroom
58. Hiding from cars behind trees
59. Fast offerings
60. The growing junk pile in our backyard
61. Bangtarers Farm
62. Lagoon
63. The bubble
64. Carrington Place Pool and Hot Tub
65. The bus stop
66. Millcreek Junior High
67. Climbing the Stone Ridge Waterfall
68. Jumping the train tracks
69. Fighting Justin for control of the radio
70. The Green Car!
71. The Manadrin
72. The extreme change in weather
73. The mountains in the fall
74. Walking everywhere
75. Never going into Rite-Aid
76. The ramp by Dicks where you walk through the hanging plastic sheets
77. Burritoing the neighbors
78. My moms cookies
79. Ping Pong
80. Racing home from church to be the first dressed
81. The smell of our house after you haven't been there in awhile
82. The stairs I broke my toe on
83. Driving around all night
84. Tuesday baptisms
85. Singing in the car with the windows rolled down
86. The live Christmas Nativity
87. Spankys Subs
88. That stupid ceiling fan I always hit my head on
89. Getting groceries from the trunk of our car
90. The way we never have to lock our door
91. Our garden sunflower that comes back taller every year
92. Chasing my crazy dog all around the neighborhood and back
93. The shortcut through the orchard to the graveyard to the geocache
94. I-15
95. Husking corn on the back patio
96. Sleeping on the tramp
97. Water fights
98. Raking leaves into a giant pile
99. My dogs Bandit and Tiger
100. Anything else that makes up the goulash of my life
Goodbye Centerville
Taylor Kent Smedley

Day 20 19

Well we went camping......surprise. It was fun a little cold [oh shoot so is Canada!] It was fun playing games and spending time in the great out doors! I'm double double excited to go to California [in which we are also camping]
Taylor Kent Smedley

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 21

I'm headed out again today! [Going camping]
Should be the time of Nate's life.
Taylor Kent Smedley

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 22

Well I'm over halfway through my 46 day experiment! [What the heck where did my time go?!?!] Yep. And while I do look back at my life, I have been looking forward today. I have really put my mind to my future. [What I want to do, who I want to be, who I want to be with] and after that I decided to lay down what I want in my life and future wife.

I simply must have/live in a beach house, zero exceptions [ I don't care what beach!]
In order to fund my vacation home that'll require an amazing job [which I'll get no problem :)]
I want to be a fun dad
And that brings me to you.
Mystery girl. The lucky duck.
Whether you read this or not, it's for you, who ever you may be, where ever you may be.
To my Future Spouse
Hello! and Greetings! I can't wait for our life together I just know that we will be the party. I can't wait to be you're one and only and you mine. I will love you until the end, and than after. I promise I will be there for you and I am saving myself for you. All you. I think and pray for you everyday. I hope you're ready for the time of your life. I know it'll get tough but hey it'll get better, and better as we grow and as our family does too. I know you're out there and I cannot wait to find you. Be strong. We'll be together soon. I love you.

[sorry to be so open]
Taylor Kent Smedley

Day 27 26 25 24 23

I know, I know. You're probably screaming at your computer monitors right now this very phrase [how tacky to clump together 5 days in one post] my response, leave your monitor alone I've been on vacation! Which is exactly what I will cover now. The Smedley family shindig at my uncles cabin in Bear Lake! Each year we Smedleys scrummage up a weekend to head up to the Caribbean of the Rockies! [ That's what the call it] Each year is more fun. But I learned alot more than I would any regular weekend [alot more] here's a list.

Things I Learned From My Bear Lake Cabin Trip
1. I love my family [this I already knew but learned that love means sharing a bed with 2 to 3 people {children} a night]
2. I love raspberries
3. Who needs an alarm clock when you've got Kelly Kay Lemon! [Everytime a Moose rolls into town at 6 AM, she'll kindly let you know like this {MOOOSE MOOOSE MOOOOSE!!!! THERES A MOOSE MOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!!!!! AHH!!!!!!!!!!} so sweet]
4. All kinds love the Spongebab. [ This Nickelodeon Hit has everyone addicted to his Nautical Nonsense, young and old alike]
5. A beach is a beach [and I'll take whatever beach comes my way]
6. I love my grandparents vocabulary [why did the times change?] I mean they used phrases like Daggone it and You're schnookerin me. Terms of endearment like sweetie pea, and God's little angel on earth. Commands sounded a little something like go watch your television program down the basement will ya. Oh dear Frank and sweet Kay. I love you to bits and pieces.
7. Whatever I could possibly stub any toe on, you can guarantee I did.
8. Pool is fun [until you accidentally knock in the 8 ball]
9. What is better than a house full of Smedleys? [A CABIN FULL!]
10. I learned where I really belong.

I'm sure there is plenty of stories I could entertain you with
Maybe next time
Taylor Kent Smedley

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 28

Today was a different day. I once again said goodbye to something that made my life the way it was for such a long time, my job. I celebrated my final hours at Kohls with a pizza party in my honor. What a place. Ive had a job there since last August and I have learned so much from my experience there.
Here's a list
1. People like to shop [ no matter what they buy]
2. Set goals, try hard and work hard and you can make them
3. Talking to strangers is fun! [not suggesting it to kids] I have met some interesting people i other wise would never have
4. Always smile [ you had too {that was easy for me :)}]
and last
5. Just have fun [it helps to get paid for it]

Because of Kohls I have recognized what I want in life. Instead of being the one operating the register I want to be the one getting what goes into the cash drawer.
I think I might start my own company one day.
Not retail! NO NO NO.
I want to support my family and be there for them too.
That's my goal.
Thank you Kohl's!
Taylor Kent Smedley

Day 29

Do I have to write about anything today?
Taylor Kent Smedley