Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIWW...Turkey leftovers & a Christmas Tree!

Hello much to post this week...stay tuned for some pinterest knock-offs. I can't get enough of pinterest.

But today is accountability day for getting dressed in something other than sweats & a hoodie! Thanks to Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for hosting the fun!

Thanksgiving Day...and again for round 2 of black friday shopping...the casual get some starbucks- shop-get some lunch- shop some more- fun with mom!

Sweater: Old Navy
Ruffle Sleve Dress: Target
Black Leggings: Target
Boots: Nordies
Belt: maybe Alley Kat?

Let's just say next year I won't be wearing a belted deal on Thanksgiving...It really doesn't allow any room for Pie! Following Thanksgiving our family went to the Great Wolf Lodge...swimsuit 2 days after Thanksgiving Yikes! Aren't we still supposed to be enjoying turkey sandwiches 2 days after? I had so much fun I didn't care that mashed potatoes & apple pie were hanging onto my thighs.....I think I floated better in the wave pool. Anyhow, the kids just used me as their raft....all the other kids were jealous. There are no pics of me in a swimsuit. You're Welcome.

Cutting our Christmas tree...I started out in this (we went to lunch first so I tried to look nice:) then I quickly added 3 more layers because it was cold! Brrrrr!

Sweater: Forever 21
White tip: Old Navy
Scarf: Gifty
Jeans & Boots: Target

and a lil sled ride for our littlest one!

Happy Wednesday! Linking with the Pleated Poppy!

pleated poppy

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Those aren't Pillows!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Since becoming a Snyder….I’ve endured the movie “Planes Trains & Automobiles” so many times I cannot count them.
 You see, I married into a movie quote family.  I may carry the name, but I cannot remember what I watched on TV last night, let alone movie quotes from
  the 80's or 90's.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sister on the move!

Some people are stayers and some people are goers (read go-er J)   ….my sister's a goer  drawn to the sunlight & sand and I guess that makes me a stayer rooted in the dirt and rain….

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

wiw to the barn

I'm having fun mimicking ladies that actually have a sense of style over at the Pleated Poppy today for What I Wore Wednesday! In my case it's what I wore to the barn..

Here are my pics of what we wore...the good the bad & the handsome!

Jeans: Forever 21, Shirt: Target clearance,White Tank: Old Navy, Watch: Fossil
Boots : Nordstroms (another b-day gift thanks mom & dad!)

What I wore to the Barn:
Here is an example of how to gain 50 lbs in 1 minute...put on your husbands work flannel. Nice.

Flannel Coat: Man store ...not sure which one
Not-So-Skinny Jeans: Target
Halloween knee high (imperitave for the farmer/gangster look): Target
Boots: Target.....mud & chicken poop not included!

Buzz Lightyear: Disneyland  he helped heard chickens...who took a lil fieldtrip out of the yard & up into the neighborhood yesterday. They did at least stay on the sidewalk!

heading home...

 Lyd's  full on sprint to help herd the girls!

And success...girls are in!
Gordie is wearing her "go-to" outfit: 
 Black & White attire with a splash of red!

This handsome man just Celebrated his 40th last weekend!

Ree from Pioneer Woman has her Marlboro Man.....I have my Man from Snowy River!:) oh that's gonna get a big eye roll from Tim!

I'm linking up with the pleated poppy for what I wore wednesday, hopefully she's not offended by the barn edition!

pleated poppy

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

life lessons

Alrighty this is a long one so get a cup a coffee people! If you're not in the mood for long...skip to the bottom for some pics cause that's what we read blogs for right?  Well that's what I do anyway...if the pics are good, you go back to read & see what ya miss!

Here is a lil momma life lesson I experienced & wrote down awhile back...

(April, 2011)
Today I took the kids to swim lessons. Levi has had a fear of the diving board and has talked about it frequently over the past 2 weeks. It seemed like he really wanted to be brave, and he was really excited when we walked in the pool house, but when it came time to getting in the pool, it was very difficult. I really had a hard time being strong myself. Part of me strongly believes that these swim lessons could help him not be afraid and become an excellent swimmer. The other part of me just wanted to pick up my little boy, hold him until he stopped crying and take him home.  (for the record I did hug him, I just didn't let him quit)The whole time I’m wondering if I’m doing the right thing. Will this cause him to loose trust in me because I’m making him swim when he’s fearful of it. We prayed on the way to swim lessons, I have prayed for weeks and would you believe it, the swim instructor said there wouldn’t be time for jumping off the diving board, what a relief that was to Levi. Hopefully next week he’ll be strong enough to want to try the diving board and hopefully one day he’ll be thankful that his momma made him take swim lessons.

(May 2011)
6 weeks into swim lessons and it all clicked, Levi’s worries & fears of the diving board & slide just somehow disappeared and he did it! He went off the slide 7 or 8 times in a row, and loved it! The next week he conquered the diving board! What happened to this boy? I say: delayed answers to my prayers as a mom, it was a lesson both he & I had to learn, pray and do your best as a momma…as for him, pray and try, try again and that’s what we both did.
 Looking back on the experience, the pain was worth the end result. The uncertainty of the outcome brought me to pray & drew me closer to God…. and taught me that my children are watching and learning how I deal with the not so easy life lessons. As for my fish son, he loves the water & most likely won’t remember that there was a time in his life when he didn’t want to go off the diving board.
 This may sound wrong, but I plan on reminding him of the not so fun moments of swim lessons, because he ended up conquering his fears and he’ll need the strength to conquer new fears in the future…whatever they may be.

(Sept 2011)
“Mom, when do swim lessons start again? I want to go back!”

One more thing.....I can't help but share a few Halloween pics.

Tough lil Cowboy

Happy lil Shortcake

Hanging out at the watering hole

Giddy up!