Saturday, November 13, 2010

All about Abby

Our Abby is the center of our lives, and she will never let us forget it! It has been a long time since I have updated our blog and lets face it, no one really cares about what is going on with Steve and I, so here is what you have all been waiting for.

Abby turned 3 on October 9th and we had a super fun "pony party". We had tons of people come. This little gal is one loved girl! She got totally spoiled and loved every minute of it!

-She can count to 10 with no help and will occasionally surprise you and continue on straight through 20.
-She knows her ABC's, knows what sound each letter makes and can recognize all her letters. She also can recognize her name when we write it and can spell her name.
-She knows all of her basic colors and shapes.
-She loves to color and on occasion it gets a little out of hand, coloring flows right on the walls and doors and even daddy's flat screen TV. Big trouble!
-Her hair is getting longer and becoming more and more curly each day.
-She is extremely stubborn and most the time if it is not her idea, it does not fly. This has proved to be quite challenging in the potty training arena, but we are working on it.
- She comes up with some pretty funny stuff. I wish I would write it down right after she says it because it happens so frequently that I often forget some of the things that make me laugh.
-We successfully transitioned her into a "big girl bed" and it went surprisingly smoother than I had anticipated.

-She loves her daddy very much and often expresses her love for him in the form of wet willies. (When being questioned as to who taught her such nonsense I stated that I could neither confirm nor deny that accusation, hehehe!!)
-She still continues to be a fantastic sleeper, clocking in at least 13-15 hours of sleep per day. 11-12 hours at night and 2-3 hour nap in the afternoons.
-She told her babysitter, Sammie, the other day, "Jesus is my best friend!" I guess some of the nursery lessons are sticking!

-She "put her make-up on" the other day. "Now I look just like you, mommy!" Um... yeah sweetheart, very pretty!

-And just another super-cute picture of her for good measure!

We sure love her a lot and don't know what life would be like without her!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


In case you were wondering, we are all still alive and well! Maybe, just maybe, I will post some pictures and a real update this week, but I make no promises. Because, as we all know, my track record hasn't been the best.
Love, The Snyder's

Friday, February 27, 2009

Random Pictures of Abby

So I know these are totally random, but they are too cute not to share. These pictures of Abby when she was tiny were taken by my niece, Rosie. Didn't she do a great job? It is really fun to see how she changed from newborn to one year old.

Abby was a lady bug for her 1st Halloween. Pretty cute, eh?

These next photos are of Abby's 1st birthday. She sure loved that cake!

And then some even more random pictures...

Anyway, happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Not dead...

Just really busy...
Just a quick update on life. I have gone back to working outside of the home full time and I am happy to say that I am a much happier person, wife and mother (just ask Steve). I am working on the medical/surgical floor at the Timpanogos Hospital as a PCT and I am loving it. We have had a lot of things happen since the last post, and I am sorry to say that it wouldn't be possible to "catch up" on everything, but after all, do I really have to feel bad that I am "behind on my blog"?? Anyway, I will just list a few things. I will add the pictures to go along with these things at a later date.

1. Abby turned the big ONE on October 9, 2008 and we had a great little party for her. She of course scored big and added more toys, books, clothes and shoes to the mix.
2. Abby was a 50's girl for Halloween, and I am proud to say that I made the poodle skirt myself. I actually made three of them, one for Abby and two for the little neighbor girls. They turned out surprisingly well.
3. We spent Thanksgiving in Colorado with Steve's parents. We were able to get a four generation picture, learn a little bit more about the extended family and visit the grave site of Steve's oldest twin brothers that passed away shortly after birth. It was a great weekend full of relaxing and mostly just "getting away from it all."
4. Steve and I celebrated our birthday's in the month of November. Me turning 22 and him turning 27. BORING!
5. Took the house off the market, looks like king street will be our home for a while longer.
6. Christmas came and went like a blur and we spent it with my family. I worked Christmas eve at 3 pm and ended up staying until 5 am Christmas morning. So I mostly worked, but that is ok. Santa came and left Abby few toys and some clothes.

So there is a short list of the most important things that happened over the last few months. Now it is almost February, where has January gone? All I can say is, time flies when you are having fun...

Friday, September 5, 2008

It has been a long time.

Well, its been a long time since a post was last made. Lori has been extremely busy, as have I. I had a little free time on my hands, so I thought that I would take a couple minutes and try to figure out how this blog thing works. Since the last posting, we have done a lot of things.

We took a trip to Colorado for the 4th of July. While we were there Lori got to pan for gold for her first time. We got some gold! I would take a picture of it, but you probably wouldn't be able to see it. Its that big! This is; however, a picture that we did take in Colorado of a poppy. Pretty, huh!

We also took a trip to Baker Oregon with Lori's parents for Allen's 50th class reunion. This is a picture of Abby with her Grandpa Allen (Lori's dad). This picture was taken while we were on vacation with them.

While we were there we got to go see Lori's really funny Uncle Randall. We got to continue our summer search for gold.

He is partner in a large gold mine that was originally opened in the 1860's. In the 1950's there was a wage dispute and miners blew up the tunnel. Randall and his partners are working to re-open it. These are some pictures of the mine tunnel. It was a lot of fun to go and see all the gold veins on the walls of the shaft. We also panned for a little more gold with Randall in the river behind his house.

While we were in the hotel on our trip to Oregon, Abby worked on her skills as "Daddy's little helper" by helping me to mix her a bottle. How can you get angry with that innocent little face. If only the formula wasn't so dang expensive!

Abby is getting big and will be walking any day. She is trying so hard, and wants so bad to walk. A few days ago we caught her in the bathroom having some fun... kind of gross, but what kid hasn't played in the toilet, right?

Lori has been helping at the Heritage School sew costumes for the up coming production of Joseph and the Technicolor Coat. Which has taken a lot of her time, but it is good that she is able to help do that.

I have just been sitting around a lot the last few days. I was at work, and stepped into a pothole and tore the ligaments in my ankle. Ouch! It has really slowed me down a lot. It has been a little over a week now and it is still really painful. It is still very swollen and bruised. Probably because I decided to go back to work too soon. I was tired of sitting around, but oh well.

We have decided to sell our house in American Fork. So last week we put it on the market. Once the house sells, we will be moving to Cedar City, so I can finish my schooling, and finally get the degree that I started on 3 or 4 years ago. (Maybe longer... I can't remember... that's how long it has been.) I plan on majoring in business, with a minor in either finance or marketing. I have not decided that part yet. So this has been a very difficult decision to make, but we feel that this will be best for our future. So, if you know anyone looking to buy a house in the American Fork area send them our way. They can have the chance to live on King St.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Thursday, May 22, 2008


Yesterday our black lab, Daisy, gave birth to 7 puppies! Unfortunately only 5 made it. She had two boys, then two girls, then one more boy. Her next was a boy, but he was stillborn. 4 hours later, she gave birth to another boy, but because she was "dry-birthing" him, due to the fact that the sack of water had already broken, he didn't make it through the birth. When she was pushing, I knew something was wrong when she was pushing for about 10 minutes and he was not coming out. I have a friend that is a certified breeder that came over and assisted Daisy in getting him out, but unfortunately it was too late. But like she said, "5 puppies smell much nicer than 7 puppies"! So, after being awoken a couple times last night by crying puppies, I am pretty okay with there only being 5! Here are some pictures of our latest addition! Sorry about the poor image quality (they are cell phone pictures). If anyone would like to purchase a puppy, call me and let me know. They are Boradors, 1/2 black lab, 1/2 border collie. They are all black and some have white markings on their feet and chest.