Monday, March 31, 2008

Finally A Party!!!

We celebrated Jacob's birthday:) I don't think I would have been able to wait when I was his age, but he wanted Matthew to be here. So....almost 3 weeks later we had his party. Wow did he fly through those gifts!! And the $$:) Thank you to the whole family for coming, just can't do it without you:)


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Beautiful Day!

We had a gorgeous day today! Jacob, Sammy and Jenna were enjoying the lovely day outside and I was doing some housework. While passing through the living room I caught a glimpse of something that immediately brought these words to my lips "I can't deal with this!!!" This is what I saw. Thankfully Brian was home to bring a little calm or I don't know what I would have done to these 9 and 10year old boys just enjoying the outdoors:)
So what would you do? By the way this was Jacob's idea.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Everything is going pretty good here in the Snelling household. Brian is recovering from his surgery last Thur. and so things have slowed down around here. We are really enjoying him being home with us. Hopefully he will be feeling well enough to enjoy some of his time off work very soon! He is scheduled off until April 24.
Easter Sunday was a very blessed day at church and with my family for dinner. Of course the kids love to color and hunt eggs and the candy that goes with Easter.
Jacob is not on spring break this week because Matthew will be here to spend his spring break with us this coming weekend. Jacob's cousins are on spring break so we have been doing school quickly so Sammy can stay overnight a couple of nights:) Jenna of course wants to know when her spring break is:)
I guess we just don't have much going on around here, not much to post. Have a happy week:)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm Guilty

I was telling some friends last night that I feel sooooooo...guilty for not having posted about Jacob's birthday. I can't believe the bad feeling I have from not having this done:( So here it goes...
JACOB IS NINE!!!!! March 8, 1999 Brian and I received a special gift, one that has changed our lives. Our precious baby boy was born! That feeling of holding this wonderful little bundle of human life that God allowed you to create is one I will Never forget. And now 9 years later he still has a grip on our hearts:)
Happy Birthday Jacob (posted 3 days late:( We love you and are very proud of you!
Jacob wanted to wait to have a birthday celebration until his big brother could be here. I can definitely tell he's getting older, he has to wait until March 29 for his party:) We took him to Cracker Barrel, his choice, and he did get to have a gift. I just couldn't stand waiting till the end of March to at least recognize his special day!
Now I need to say I love digital cameras!!!!! I was trying to go through albums and boxes of pics to find a picture for each birthday. What a pain! I like the click of a button to view pics. I'm really upset that I can't find his 4yr pic. or party pictures:(
So here is a little walk through Jacob's life.


click on pic to view album

Friday, March 7, 2008

How can I post for thee? Let me count the ways:)

We have had a lot going on around here, I just haven't had the blogging spirit. So.....I feel it a little today so I better do it:)

First of all we had a wonderful answer to prayer! Brian was offered on Mon-Wed 12hr position. It has almost been a year since he had to take the Thur-Sat 12hr position. Weekends are definitely family times and this shift has totally made his outlook on life(or the lack thereof) depressing. He doesn't know his start date, but just knowing he is going to change has made him relax a little. Thank you GOD!

Miss Jenna lost her first tooth after MUCH DRAMA!!!


Sammy turned double digits! Wow the big 10:)


The GNO celebrated Stephanie's birthday! We had a great day, it was on Sat. and we were all free for several hours, amazing! We ate yummy Johny Carino's then shopped, and shopped, and shopped some more! We had to fit Starbuck's in there:) Very bad pictures, but I kind of captured the moment:)


I definetly didn't cut these fresh from my flower garden!

Oh the beauty of spring flowers, they make me anxious for the season to come! I do like snow, I guess thats good because its just piling up:) Maybe fresh flowers next month.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My Beautiful Sister Had A Birthday

It comes every year March 5 and she get 1 year older:)

First, you'll know what I'm talkin' about if you have a sister, someone to talk to, someone to laugh with, someone to cry with. Believe me we have done all of the afore mentioned and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Sisters in my opinion are one of God's best blessings! Now about 20 years ago we didn't appreciate what being a sister was, but we are now well up to date on our appreciativeness(is this a word?). To a sister you can just be exactly who you are no covers, no facades....just you. Thanks sis for being a great sister! Jenn had some tough blows last year but, she is hanging in there. I'm so proud of her, she has started school to become a nurse and she has not 1 but 2 teenage daughters and a 10 yr old boy, that's a lot if you ask me but she is hanging in there.......GO SIS!!!! So this is a Happy Birthday to you Jenn, I hope this next year brings joy! I love you, Nella