Thursday, December 31, 2009
10 Resolutions of 2010
1. Count my blessings (Pray and Praise more).
2. Get back on the Dave Ramsey Budget.
3. Eat better, more veggies and fruit (No I am not going to say lose weight)
4. Make dinner for my family more.
5. Get pregnant (keep your fingers crossed) :)
6. Argue less with Evan and be more understanding of a 16 year old
7. Go on more dates with my husband.
8. Volunteer and give to the needy.
9. Spend more time with extended family.
10. Blog atleast once a week.
Hope you guys have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We are going to the Dooleys and eat lots of food and fun with friends.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
February: Nothing much this month other than me totaling our trailblazer in the horrible ice storm :( But God was watching over me and protected me, didn't come out with a scratch.
March: Mike turned 35 and I had a surprise party at our house for him. And Cooper turned 1!!!
April: I started working at BHER again. Loved everything but the drive and being away from home.
May: I married the man of my dreams!! We went to Pigeon Forge with some friends and family and had a great time.
June: Had a big reception celebrating our wedding, tons of family and friends came and we were so blessed to spend time with all of them and celebrate our new life.
July: We were able to get full and complete custody of Evan (yay!!) and we moved to Jasper.
August: Evan started school at Jasper High school and Band season started, our life began as very busy band parents.
September: Nothing much here but working and enjoying the Fall.
October: I turned the big 2-5!!! It was the first year that it just felt like another day :(
November: I started working at a local ER and love it. Working 6a-4p and actually have a normal life.
December: Lots of Holiday planning, baking, and parties.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Speaking of a new year, I am getting excited. I love every year at this time when you can make resolutions (that I never can keep :) haha) , have a clean slate and reorganize and majorly clean your home.
We are going shopping wednesday (talk about last minute :)) Then thursday morning I have a shoot with the lovely Bullock family and then ITS CHRISTMAS EVE TIME BABY!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR if I dont make it back on the tell you before thursday!!!!!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Loren was really sick last night and Kari had a program so when we finished working out we stopped by and picked up Cooper. He was so cute! He had on his green frog boots with his jeans tucked in them and a camoflauge shirt on. He loves uncle Mike so of course he kept saying Mike Mike Mike, and sometimes EE (me). We ate pot roast, watched Charlie Brown Christmas, Disney Prep and Landing, Winnie The Pooh Christmas, and had bath time with Sesame Street bath toys, it was sooooooooooo fun. It made me really want babies!
Tonight Mom is coming over and we are all going to dinner then looking at christmas lights, then back home to start making cookie dough that need refrig. overnight and Saturday Mom and I are going to have a baking, shopping, movie watching day!! I just love this time of the year! Everyone is just so much happier :)
Anyways have a great weekend and rest of the work day.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I am so proud of him for being strong willed. He uprooted everything he knows and came to live with us at 16, that takes alot of guts. He rarely ever talked and his Dad and I have explained to him that he needs to open up, sometimes he opens up to much haha. He is just becoming an awesome young man. He is going to start helping me with my photography business and his dad and Chris's lawncare business plus do some odds and ends. We are going to work on budgeting money and keeping a checkbook. We are working on responsibilites and finishing things that you start and giving your all.
I came home from work sunday evening and he had done his chores, all the laundry, and cleaned our bathroom (that is a job!!!)
God has blessed me in so many ways and I am grateful. Just enjoying every minute of life :)
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I ABSOLUTELY love my job, all the people I work with, and most of all the schedule. It is amazing how things work out.
Well that is about it for now. Hope you all have a great weekend.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I am starting a new workout. I have lost 15 lbs (yay!!!) on Nurtisystem and feel like I have a great jumpstart. Anyone know any great workout routines, I think I am going to start running again.
Looking forward to Thanksgiving, Hope you all have a great one and enjoy time for food, family, and thankfullness.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I haven't really talked about it but I started NutriSystem. I would like to lose 50 lbs and then start dieting on my own. Well I guess I shouldnt say diet, lifestyle change. Well.... I have lost 10 lbs so far. It feels great but have alot more work to do and it is extremely hard. Only time will tell.
Well, back to cleaning the house and doing laundry. I know I have said it before but being a FLY lady is awesome. Check it out www.flylady.net .
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The holidays are right around the corner :) I am getting excited just thinking about it.
Have a great sunday, GO COLTS!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
1 Can of black beans
1 Can of corn
1 Big can of Chicken broth
1 Can of tomatoes with green chiles
1 pound of ground beef cooked
1 packets of taco seasoning
1 packet of ranch dressing mix
1 chopped onion
Mix all ingredients from cans undrained in crock pot with seasoning packets and ground beef, cook in crock pot for a few hours ( I cook mine overnight or all day on a sunday), serve with cheese, sour cream, and fritos or tortilla chips. This soup is sooo yummy and feeds lots of people!
Thanks for the idea Courtney, I love getting new recipes!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Serenity loved Jess!!! Evan and his girls!
Beautiful Erica, my name twin, Erica Seale, that's right mike's friend Beth married Eric whose last name is Seale!! How weird right???
Friday, August 7, 2009
Beth and Eric our friends from Colorado came for a visit on Monday. They brought their daughters Erica and Jessie. We had such a great time!! As we always do with them. We can't wait till winter break to go out and visit them and have a winter vacation!! I have never been on one and have always dreamed about snowboarding, sleigh rides, sweaters, hot chocolate, and sitting around the fireplace. We took them to Schnitzlebach Restaurant and then hung out playing rockband and other games. I have pictures of that too that I need to get uploaded.
Well I am at work and in 20 minutes I will get to go home wooohooo!! Today I am going to pick up Evan, get a little sleep, clean, bake potatoes, then load up the car and Evan and I are headed to Dad's for a family cookout. Hope you all have a great weekend!!
I almost forgot, could you all please say a prayer for Loren, Kari, and Cooper, their beloved dog Lola just passed away. Coopers word for everything is Lola. Also, my Aunt Tammy's grandmother in law just passed away so please say a prayer for Jason Tammy Abbie and Jasons family.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I dislike living out of boxes but yet putting things (organized) in a new place and finding things you forgot you had makes me smile. We can't wait to have a little cookout/get together for all friends and family to celebrate our new place and getting Evan fulltime.
Speaking of Evan, as any family we are having growing pains but nothing that wasnt expected. We all have a blast playing games and hanging out. I love having someone there at night with me while Mike works and my family ABSOLUTELY LOVES Evan. He starts school in 4 weeks and band camp even sooner!! I know it will be hard but he will adapt quickly but please say a little prayer for him :)
Well I hope everyone is having a great week and will post pictures this weekend of the new place!!! :)
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Life around the Snell home has been BUSY!!! and might I add CRAZY too!!! WoW where do I start? Ok so big news first....... Evan is now going to live with us and we are so delighted in this. The only bad thing is that we needed to move up our move date to Jasper (which I don't mind at all). Mike and I have always wanted to live in Jasper and raise kids there but with our house in Princeton we have been kind of stuck. So with our butts in gear we have found a cute little townhome in Jasper, got joint custody of Evan with his mother, and Mike is working full time weekend option at Jasper Memorial. Life is really falling into place. It will be sooooo nice to have everything in one place, our home, doctors, dentists, most friends and family. It has been stressfull but with the amazing friends and family we have been able to survive.
We had our wedding reception and had a great time! We were so happy to see everyone and appreciate them coming and all the wonderful gifts (I am still working on thank yous :) ). I will have to post pictures some other time when I am not at work.
I am still working in Bloomington where I love but the drive was just starting to weigh on me and now that we are moving I feel so much better about it.
We went to Mike's family reunion last weekend in Ohio and had a great time as usual. We love seeing that side of the family we rarely get to see. I have pictures of that I need to upload later also.
Well I think that covers it, Life right now of the Snell's in a nut shell. Hope you all are having a great summer and have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Cooper loved it and it held all of our stuff. It was a beautiful day and as I do every year I say I dont need sunscreen I want a good tan. And of course I got totally burnt to a crisp. What a good nurse right, hahahaha. We went to the childrens section first to see how cooper would like it and he loved it, he was actually in awe...
I took Cooper to the jungle jets park and we had a blast!!!! We were running in and out of the sprinkers. I felt like a kid again, he just kept laughing and laughing. No pictures sorry, me in a bathing suit is no good on the eyes, haha. Hope you all had a great weekend (for whoever reads this.)