Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas

Christmas time has long been one of my favorite times of year. For most of my life, when the season would near and the anticipation of Christmas grew stronger with every passing day...this is what I would picture:




















Christmas as a kid!
There is nothing like it!
And for us Snidemans...it was always the same routine.

Dad would send us to bed letting us know that he wasn't able to do much this christmas...and yet christmas morning we would rush downstairs to find present after present almost extending beyond the room. Santa always came...sometimes he had little helpers...sometimes he managed it all by himself. But he always came.


I remember we'd make as much noise as it took to wake dad up. Then, as always, he'd start up the hot chocolate that we'd drink before dividing out the gifts . The big waffle breakfast would follow the much anticipated unwrapping.







As the day draws closer, it makes me think of how, as I've gotten older, christmas has changed a bit.
Of course it becomes more about the spiritual meaning...(but I'm sure if you wanted the sermon on that you would be reading the bible instead of my blog...so I'll keep it about the "wordly" christmas)
I'll never forget how christmas felt to me for so many years...but now christmas morning brings a new picture to mind:














It's been fun to see how it's changed for me...





...to teach my kids the true meaning of christmas...

...To build new holiday traditions with my little family...

...to have them experience the 'magic' of christmas...

...to see their excitement that morning...




Now...this is the christmas I live for!

Monday, November 5, 2007

What do you think?

I saw this on a friends blog and thought I'd give it a try.

I guess are kids are a pretty even mix!

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tribute to Mothers

My friend Stephanie sent this to me and I wanted to share it with all you mothers out there...it's pretty cute. Hope you likey!

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

LAWDAWG...this one's for you!


For those of you who don't know, Dave, Adam's brother, took the Virginia Bar a couple of months ago. And why, in this day and age of technology, it takes so long to get the results back is beyond me. Anyway, after months of waiting and anticipation, we finally heard the great news. Our little Lawdawg is an official "Lawdawg".

Dave and Tre, we just wanted to say Congrats!! We're so proud of you! Now hurry and come visit so we can celebrate!




Thursday, October 4, 2007

G & D Inc.

Ok Dad and Debbie...the pressure is on! I am taking a poll so you can see what the public wants!
We want to know whats going on in your lives...and as computer savvy as we know you both are...a blog is a perfect way for us to hear more about you guys. Especially since we can't see and talk to you busy folk as much as we'd like.
So...let your audience decide if you must. But my prediction is that everyone would love a blog from the parentals:)

We love you...we'll be waiting!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Very Special Day

It's Grandpa's Birthday!!!




So grandpa, on your big day, we wanted you to know that...






We love you more than words can say!!!

Thank you for all that you do...and for all that you are...


We wouldn't change one thing about you.
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You've been the best Grandpa and...You've been the best DAD!

Chameleon




You think West and I look alike? I'd say you can see the relation!

But you know...if I had a few baby pictures of Ad on here....you'd be sayin...'He looks like his dad!'


Our kids have that unique ability to look like whichever parent is holding them at the time...we just love our chameleon babies!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Addicted!


I have to admit...I am a Sudoku junkie! For all of you out there who take part in this Sudoku craze...I dedicate this post to you. Keep sudokin' it up!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Down on the Farm



Ike's home away from home...the barn!


If he's not out riding on the tractor...than he's tearin' it up on his little ATV!




Most of the time, however, he is picking up rocks, sticks, horse manuer, yes I said horse manuer(luckily for us it hasn't been the steamy stuff)...or whatever else he can find to play with.



He fits right in with the horses.



Much to his mother's dismay, he'll even drink the same water. (Don't be shocked when one of these days I post a picture of him, and he's grown a third eye.) Yikes!
He's very proud of his outdoor palace! And he's even made it his personal duty to show little brother the ropes!

















West doesn't quite know what to think of all this yet!












BUT...



We think he's warming up to it!








One thing we know for sure is...it doesn't really set us up for a positive response when undoubtedly someday we'll ask(refering, of course, to his manners)..."where were you raised...in a barn?"

Poor Little Bugger...


Isn't this just the saddest face?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Undecided

Finally! Let me tell you, this moment has been literally weeks in the making. I admire and take this time to commend all you loyal bloggers out there, who manage to keep up quite regularly on your blogging.

Truth be told, I wanted to make my first post something insightful, philosophical....poetic even. However, due to something of a time restraint...and in light of upcoming events(halloween)...I've decided to make my first post, well a poll of sorts. You see, as my title clearly indicates...I'm undecided. Gone are the days where the hardest decision to make at halloween is what kind of candy to pass out. Having kids puts a whole new spin on this festive occasion where we dress up as something we are not, and go beg(in the acceptable form of 'trick or treat') the neighborhood strangers for candy . Of course, in Utah, your 'neighborhood strangers' are more like your ward family members....and actually in this day and age do parents(outside of utah) dare take their children to neighborhood doors anymore? I know, I know, I digress.


Ok, so let's cut to the chase. I can't decide what to do for costumes this year-and here is where you come in. I need your help deciding whether I should have Ike be a lion and West be a tiger...or have Ike be a rooster and West be a chicken.






Wow, did it really take me all that to ask a simple question?