Monday, May 29, 2006

just got home from sarah elizabeth's bachelorette party! it was great fun! here are a few memories....i'll spare you the "kinky" ones!!!!

Christina, your cake was amazing!!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

so here's the final pictures of our bathroom!!! note the fully functional toilet!!! i can't say that i've ever been so excited about a toilet! :-)

anyway - this is it! it's complete - finished - DONE!!! YAY for us!!!!

Friday, May 26, 2006

so i'm starting to get into the whole gardening thing. i really want to design a whole garden for my backyard. i'm talking about the whole kit and caboodle: wall, birdbath and/or fountain, pretty flowers, nice shrubs, etc. yes, it could get to be expensive. but it could be really fun to play around with.

we'll see how this goes....

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

alright, sarah elizabeth --


Monday, May 22, 2006

it's an iPod mini...and the coolest part of it? IT'S GREEN!!!!!!!!

so as i was thinking about the first song to play, i wanted it to be something meaningful. i am, after all, a sentimental person. so what was it? "big man"...thanks Phil!

...after that it was only appropriate to listen to "i want a hippopotamus for christmas"...

Love, Love, Love!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

so i'm thinking of moving my main site to myspace....i like it, now that i know how to use it.

any thoughts???

here it is:
so i just got a call at my office from one of the younglife committee members who i realy, really like! she's awesome! anyway, she just found out that i quit. she called totally freaking out!'s nice to know that somebody cares that i'm going...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

my wedding

these are some of my favorite pictures of my wedding
The Guys' Rules
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down Finally, the guys' side of the story.
(I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear"the rules"
From the female side.
Now here are the rules from the male side.
These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered "1"


1. Men ARE not mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No areperfectly Acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problemonly If you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is aproblem. See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls,don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not! A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will Be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear Is fine...Really.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation,

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

those of you who know me know just how much this song means to me!!!!
* * * * * * * * * * * *

Many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three,
I was married to a widow who was pretty as can be
this widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
my father fell in love with her, and soon they too were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law and really changed my life,
now my daughter was my mother, cause she was my father's wife.
to complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad,
and so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.
for if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
of the widow's grown-up daughter, who, of course, was my stepmother.

Father's wife then had a son who kept him on the run,
and he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son.
my wife is now my mother's mother, and it makes me blue,
because, although she is my wife, she's my grandmother, too.

Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild,
and every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild,
cause now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
as husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa!

Oh, I'm my own grandpa.
I'm my own grandpa.
it sounds funny I know but it really is so,
oh, I'm my own grandpa

* * * * * * * * * * *
seriously, how can you beat that?!?!?!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Your senior year in High School is supposed to be "the best year of your life." Let's see how much you remember:

Year: 1999-2000

1.Who was your best friend? Sarah Jewett
2. What sport/s did you play? I participated as little as possible in everything
3. What kind of car did you drive? Gray Oldsmobile
4. It's Friday night, where were you? at home
5. Were you a party animal? refer to question 2
6.Were you in the "In Crowd"? again, refer to question 2
7. Ever skip school? heck yeah! And skipped classes at school, with sarah, in the principals secretary's office
8. Ever smoke? no
9. Were you a nerd? I wouldn't say nerd..i'd say outcast
10. Ever expelled/suspended? No.
11. Can you sing the Alma Mater? not in a million years
12. Who was your favorite teacher? enlow by far
13. Favorite class? French
14. What was your school's full name? Arlington Christian School
15. School mascot? eagle? (is that right?)
16. Did you go to Prom? nope - went to Godspell rehearsal instead. Still don't regret it either
17. If you could go back and do it over, would you? refer to question 11.
18. What do you remember most about graduation? sarah singing…and ross's 3-hour speech
19. Favorite memory of your Senior Year? last day
20. Were you ever posted up on the senior wall? that would have meant that I was somebody at school…which wasn't the case with the minor exception of winning the state solo competition.
21. Did you have a job your senior year? sorta...does childcare count?
22. Who did you date? no one
23. Where did you go most often for lunch? cafeteria. i wasn't cool enough to eat outside.
24. Have you gained weight since then? I lost about 30lbs directly after when my brother was killed but have since gained it back and more
25. Did other people? No. they were all on straight paths to anorexia.
26. What did you do after graduation? Directly? Went home. That summer? Moved to Texas with Keith and Lori Miller to keep the kids

Thursday, May 11, 2006

alright, so here's the tiles of the shower finished. obviously we haven't 100% finished it, we still have to paint around the edges and grout. but here's the main bit done.

our house is still a wreck, but at least there's an end in sight!!!!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


i've been alone in my office all day today. 2 co-workers have come and gone in a matter of 30 minutes, but other than that, i've been here alone. it's good and bad, really. i get a lot done when no one is here, usually. but ironically enough what i have to do today i need some help on. so that will have to wait until tomorrow. this "lack of work" allows me time to go through and catch up on some blog reading. and so here i go....

when i first started this site, its sole purpose was to post pictures for our family to see. then i got started writing stupid stuff that just came into my head. i made a pact with myself not to put intensely personal details on this site. mainly because the people who need to know my personal, intimate details will find out directly from my mouth, with my voice, and more than likely in person whenever possible.

but as i read through some people's sites i've noticed more and more how deep some people are...or at least post. my mind takes me to 2 places with that: 1) they really are deep and are posting for themselves and 2) they are just trying to be someone they aren't and are posting to get the approval of fellow bloggers. now, it really doesn't matter which one of those scenarios anyone is, or if they fit into another scenario. it's their site and that's that.

but lately i've become challenged by the things that i am reading...whether really real or superficial. sure, i have thoughts that can be just as deep as the next person, but the fact that i don't post them for the world to see means nothing. however, i've started thinking about my own thoughts and where my heart is and such.

robert said something to me sunday night that hit me pretty hard. he was talking about my identity and where i find that. i was thinking about it and i got chills, to be perfectly honest. i talked to mom about it and she confirmed what i was thinking: my identity should not come from anything but jesus. anything else becomes an idol. whether it's a job, a spouse, a dream, whatever. our identity should not come from that. our identity should be rooted in christ. and if it isn't, what is it rooted in?

i've been thinking about that for a few days now. it's pretty scary when you take a real hard look that. or at least for me it has been. i don't want my identity in anything but jesus, but am i willing to invest what it takes to do it? which makes me think of a thousand other things paths my mind could go down.

when my brother was killed, psalm 13 was my "psalm of choice"...meaning it was the one scripture that i could identify with at that point in my life.

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been good to me.

lately i have felt alone and forgotten. much like i did when brock died. but different, too. this time it isn't because of some major tragedy in my life. i'm am coming to believe that this time it is because i have forgotten. forgotten my identity and whos i am.

so now that i know what the problem is, am i willing to do my part in fixing the problem?

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus." -- Phil. 4:4-7

Monday, May 08, 2006

so i put my 2 weeks notice in at work my last day at work is may 26. i feel relieved. on to the next chapter of my life.....whatever that may be.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

here are some pictures of me and the girls playing in the creek at camp a few weekends ago.

amber wanted to walk on the rocks across the water but was scared when we actually got to it...

JoJo needs a grandchild....

that water was so cold my feet were numb....but there's Ava just sitting there happy as a pig in slop. she SCREAMED when we took her out -- all she wanted to do was play in the creek!

*has anyone ever noticed that i'm happiest when i'm with the girls?*

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

so i just got home from the Young Life Golf Classic 2006. basically a really upscale, fancy fundraiser for our area. bottom line: BIG DEAL! it was a good day --- other than checking people in, collecting their money (aka registration), i was a judge at the 17th hole to see if anyone got a hole-in-one. if they did, they won a brand new lexus. nice, huh?! incidently, no one won this year. bummer....

but on to the real deal: when i got in my car to go home, i got a call from one of my co-workers. she proceeded to say (brace yourself): "Great job, today, Snelson!" i couldn't believe it! i haven't received any encouraging words from her in a 'coons age! (relatively speaking.) so needless to say, i felt great about my job today. which was a strange feeling after feeling crap about it for so long....maybe things are starting to look up.

i also go burnt to a bloody crisp out there today. sunblock does jack.