Friday, December 30, 2011

Oh lazy days I love you......

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Unload your phone Wednesday!

I really miss whats on my phone posts so here goes....

Our crazy child Esme's sillyness
Nap time and Coop's Four wheeler gear from the coolest aunt and uncle evaaaaa!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did! Lots of parties, food, loving on babies, playing games and watching movies. I have a ton of pics but am going to wait to edit them after this week slows down.

But, in true Erica form the tree is down, the decorations are stored away with care and the cleaning bug is in full gear! Christmas day I worked and Mike had to work at night so as most days go in the Snell house I met hubs as he was leaving out the door for work and I was coming home. I was content though to turn on A Christmas Story, take down decorations, deep clean and organize, eat frozen pizza, and have a nice visit with my friend Donna.

Isn't it funny how the most unplanned and unconventional christmas day memories are the best

I will leave you with my fave Iphone pics of the week...

Coop and Griff with their mommy saying bye for the year to their Elf on the shelf Angler and Coop chillin with his Spread from Santa ;)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011


Seriously! Where the heck has December gone?? And Holy heatwave batman, did jack frost go on vacation??? Im not complaining but goodness it Christmas and I have had our heat off and windows open at times. We are still super busy so my blog post goes a little something like this..... pictures!! lots of baby watching, shopping, organiing, and furbaby lovin!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

And one more!!

Shewwww I feel so much better getting these posts published! Had a few little visitors the other night while mommy and daddy did some shopping. Seriously have so much fun with these little guys!!
Coop and I were having a blast with the IPad, he seriously looks like mastermind in one of the pics, too funny!!
I have a super cute video of griffin talking to the cats buts I can't get it uploaded, grrrrr.

Girls Day

Some of the most lovely ladies in my life came to Jasper for a girl's day. It was so awesome I can't wait to do it again. I can truly say I am so lucky to have such amazing coworkers I call my friends! We hit the town for some shopping and had a blast!

Hubs circa 1990

We were at Mike's Dad and Stepmothers house recently for a wonderful Christmas Celebration and I was admiring a certain picture on the wall.......

Hubs this is epic! I love it :)

The Gaslight

I have been so bad about blogging, well not the blogging part, the actual posting part.

Our new spot....
The Gaslight

Our friends always joke about "making an appearance on the blog".
Well meet Kurt!! As Kurt says " yes, i made it on the internet!"

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Don't you all just look smashing today!! Haha you just said that in a British accent didn't you!! Haha me too.

Ok so does anyone do Smash Books????

I just found them and I think I am addicted!!!
Check it
Smash Books
Now I know what I am going to be wasting all my money on!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

He can cook too!! #besthubsever

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rearranging and cuties!!

Ok so I am my mommas child. I love to move furniture and redecorate like crazy. So last night I turned on a Christmas movie and had at it..

what do ya think? The girls love it!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thank You!

First of all I want to say Thank you
for the sweet comments and words of wisdom
from everyone!!
I am so thankful for wonderful friends and family
when I need a pick me up :)

Onto happier times.
You may remember from last year that
Hubs can't keep a gift secret
I mean most time it doesn't even get wrapped!
I love it
it is so cute!
He gets all smiley and is like here
go ahead and open it.
This year he did not disappoint!

IPAD 2 baby!!!!!
Thanks Honey, you rock!


While I was cleaning and reorganizing the office today
I noticed out the window how much progress our little neigborhood has made
I really hope some younger couples move in and we can have block parties!
I know I am living in the Wonder Years
But a girl can dream right!

2 more houses going up

Ezzer Bezzer

You know our little Esme?? Who we lovingly call ezzer bezzer! Look how I found the little crazy today while cleaning.
Such a goofball!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Furbabies make the world a better place!

Up Down Up Down Up Down

Ok I have wrote this post about 200 times
ok maybe 20
but still

I start out with something
then I stop
I think who cares
I think quit whining
I think wow people have it way worse

But I have this blog to help me journal
 to decompress
to get my thoughts out there
because I know that I am human
and people can relate to me

so here goes...
(this is really long and sad so if you don't read I don't blame you
happier post soon I promise)

It's no secret
I have infertility issues
like to the point that when people ask me who I am
I no longer wanna say Hi, Im Erica
I want to say Hi nice to meet you, I'm Infertile
I guess I just never thought "it could happen to me"
Honestly I was kind of oblivious.
I always thought if people didn't have kids
they didn't want them, not that they were unable to.

I read one of the most breathtaking birth stories the other day
My stomach seriously ached while reading it
that empty hole in my belly was screaming at me
I am pretty sure it is still aching somewhat.
I read about the torturous labor pains and so on
At that moment as tears ran down my face I thought
I would do anything to experience that.
Weird isn't it?
That I would want that kind of pain
but that pain means life and something you created.

It is so hard to explain this to people
Truly it is hard to explain to myself
And really there is no way to understand
unless you are in it or have been thru it

I never wanted to be that girl
that obsessed over having a baby
I never wanted to cry everytime someone announces they are pregnant
I never ever wanted to be a person of jealousy
I never wanted to be a person of comparisson
I never ever wanted to doubt why things happened the way they do
But I am that girl.

Why am I writing this?
I don't know.
But it feels nice to open up.
To let in a little light on a subject that is truly misunderderstood.
Thanks for putting up with my post and if you have a friend dealing with infertility.
Give em a hug because even though they don't say it or show it.... They need it.