Meet the Smiths

Call me paranoid, but I enjoy a certain element of anonymity here.  I like to think it makes us all seem a bit exotic and mysterious… even if it is in reality simply annoying to those who know us & necessary for those who don’t. 

Me – Anita Nap.

(My parents both liked the name Anita when I was yet to be born, so my pseudo-name here is a tribute to them. Fortunately, with a last name like Boye, they chose not to follow through with that one.)

Anita Nap

Full-time wife & mommy.

Part-time blogger, footzoner/neighborhood witch doctor,  reader, chorale accompanist and piano player/teacher.
 (Okay, I’m kidding about the “witch-doctor” bit – but I am very much into alternative health practices and almost every week have a friend or neighbor asking me what I’d do for x, y, or z…)

My secret aspirations of directing a children’s choir have been satisfied by assisting a world-class director in leading one of the best children’s choirs EVER.   Lucky me!

Also serving as cook, clutter-eliminator, laundress, housekeeper -QUEEN OF THE HOME- for the following wonderful people:

My husband and love of my life – John.

Computer geek [not to be confused with “tech geek” — he has a cell phone only because I insist!], avid learner, Master of space studies, father of the year, spouse of the century.

Computer Geek

 John took a job not too long ago, teaching at a university in Hawaii.  Now he gets to teach and train a new generation of computer geeks and he’s loving it!

 Together we have 6 children… so far…


Child #1 – Creativity  

Our first child and only daughter.  Queen Bee, Grand High Poo-Ba, avid reader (no, really, she is) and artist extraordinaire.   If she cuts her own hair one. more. time. though, I might have to…. well, let’s hope we don’t find out.




Child #2 – Doodle

 The Gary Poppins of boyhood.  Practically perfect in every way.  Unless you try to make him eat something he doesn’t want to.  Like noodles with sauce or toast with butter.  Ewwww…






Child #3 – Eagle 

Our move to Hawaii from Utah hit this little guy the hardest.  Even as a baby he was quite a homebody, and apparently his loyalty runs deep – no matter how awesome it is living here, he would love to move back.  



Child #4 – Freedom

  Super cute and fun. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Freedom is OUTSIDE. 

He is in his element outdoors, so it goes without saying that Hawaii is the perfect climate for this kid. 

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Child #5 – Gentleman (Gent for short) – A fitting name for his charming personality. 

 He’s adorable.  (Unless he doesn’t get what he wants.  Then he’s two years old.)  


Child #6 – Hopeful

Precious.  Elegant.  Tidy.  Beautiful.  Captivating.  Huggable.  Beloved.  Feminine.  After 4 boys, Mommy is absolutely in heaven with the pink and the bows and the girly-ness of a sweet baby girl.  Hooray!  Thus far her older sister has joined me in the love-the-baby-girl-heaven, and her big brothers are all likewise enamored.  We’re enjoying her babyhood temendously.


And there you have it!


  It’s a busy, loud, rambunctious crew here in Smithtopia – but we’re happy, too, and love being together. 

We are grateful to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and try constantly to follow the Savior.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Coralie October 30, 2008 at 1:03 am

how fun! I am going to add a page like this to mine! :)i love your family!


jesurgislac October 31, 2008 at 9:55 am

Hi! I made the mistake of posting a comment from an apolitical photoblog that I run – I’d be obliged if you would just delete that. I prefer to keep my photoblog separate online from my political blog. I’ve repeated the comment from *this* blog.


Lissy January 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm

You have a very cute family, and I love your welcoming intro so I will leave a comment about it! Comments make me happy too. Your random pics are so cute, and I love the family photo on the header of your husband’s blog where you are all making funny faces.


Marlyce March 12, 2011 at 3:54 am

Congratulations on baby #5. I have a suggestion for a blog name. How about “Giggles”?


Mrs. Smith March 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Oh for cute! I hope he giggles a lot! 🙂 A baby’s first laugh is something I pretty much live for.


Karlyn December 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I LOVE your intro!!! Particularly your last name :). I seriously laughed out loud :). We miss you so much here and hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas season on your beach and thinking of us here in the single digits with a few inches of snow on the ground that just won’t go away! :). Sending lots of Christmas love!!


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