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Sunday, March 27, 2011


So life is getting back to normal, whatever that means after vacation. I don't know why but it takes me a good two weeks to get back in the swing of things and this time it took a little bit longer, ugh. I guess it was all that sun, being stuck out in the ocean--haha!
 I decided today that I was just going to do whatever the girls felt like doing in the house today since it is still soooo cold here, and guess what? We are wearing Supergirl outfits and eating the heck out of some chocolate chip brownies, yummy! Trey and I even started watching a movie that we almost got to watch for a whole 20 minutes (too much chocolate).
So...we have decided to renovate. Yes, I know, we the Sneed Family (famous procrastinators, with stairs still unfinished) have decided to tear our house up and make it pretty, hopefully finishing in the near future. It is going to be great, with Trey's master skills and my awesome imagination--what can go wrong? Who am I kidding, right? But I would be lying if I did not say I was not a little excited. So pray for us. I will be posting during this time, which should be my own little therapy. Hopefully, all the years growing up with my family, maybe I learned a few things. Although it never failed that once we  actually finished a remodel, we moved! But that is normal, right? Perfectly normal...

Also, Emmalee had her very first Baseball game yesterday--she had two hits! I say baseball game because she did not hit off of a tee...she was pitched the ball by her coach! Too cool...the first hit on her team! So proud...
Ansley played her first soccer game ever, lets just say she had FUN!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vacation begins....

Day one of our vacation starts the same way a scary movie might begin. Trey wants to take us out on the ocean in his dad's boat. Sounds great, right? Well, first one must know my husband. He follows Murphy's Law. What can go wrong, will go wrong. It is not his fault, really. Ask any Sneed.
Anyway, its a beautiful day. Eighty degrees, low wind, and very sunny! Perfect. Well, 8.5 u-turns later (one half not counting because he made it an actual stop for lunch) we arrive at the boat dock. We made it, we are here in the bay, I feel so special riding in that boat. Never have I been on a boat in the ocean just our family, without a guide anyway. Just as we make it out into the ocean, Trey decides he wants to enjoy the ride a little bit, so instead of going to a fishing location we ride out where no one else is riding.  It is a really smooth ride, then a sound comes from the back of the boat and all of the sudden i feel as though I am being PUNK'D. The boat stops and we are just floating in the water. What?! I just opened my pinot grigio...this is NOT happening, again. No one is riding anywhere near us. No boats. We sit. The water is freezing. Luckily, no one is complaining at all! Small blessings. No one has to use the restroom and we have enough peanut butter and jelly uncrustables and pink lemonade to last two days. A few hours later, we get the attention of a couple close to the coast. they were gracious enough to tow us back to the dock. They were great and soooo nice. I would have had a hard time giving up my day on the ocean to tow in some crazy family from Nashville. Whatever, it turned out to be a great trip and story. I actually had a big time. The girls took a nap and I got to spend some quality time with my husband, Trey and friend, Jimmy. I have to admit I was looking forward to shooting that flare gun. They promised to let me shoot the first one.

We made it back to the house a few hours later...Bebe had the pool all heated and ready to go. She thought we might need it. And we did. She made an awesome dinner--beef tenderloin and salad! What a great meal with chocolate cake to boot! Just lovely. I love spring break!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Life

I can't sleep tonight...just lying here thinking of all the things that truly make me happy. There are some things that I just cannot explain, things so simple that give me pure joy.
I love being outside. I love the smell of the earth when I go on a hike. I love riding in the car with my windows down. I love when a great song comes on the radio and I can stop whatever I am doing and dance. I love the high I get in spin class when I almost think my lungs will explode, knowing that I can go so much longer. It feels great to move. I love Sunday dinners with my family. I love the smell of my mom and dad's house when we walk in and she is making fried chicken. I love chocolate and peanut butter. I love listening to live music, it does not matter what type. I love when I get to spend time with my sister. I love knowing that she truly gets me and still loves me. I love hearing my girls laugh. Really laugh. So hard they can't catch their breath, knowing I said or did something to contribute to that. I love when my husband looks at me and I know he loves no one else in this world as much as me.
I don't know why, maybe I do, but I needed so badly to have these words written where I could read them. Life goes so fast and I feel myself constantly thinking when will it be Friday. My girls are growing at an uspeakable rate. I hope they know how much they mean to me. I hope my family knows how much they make me simply happy.