Friday, November 28, 2008

A Night at the Movies Can Be Eye Opening

Dear Any-girl Teeny Bopper U.S.A:

I saw you at the movies tonight while my husband and I were treating each other to a date. That guy sitting next to you, he's not into you, but he does like the twin friends sitting atop your chest. Pull that neckline up girl, and he'll be gone in a heartbeat.

You do not have to have the coolest phone on the market. In fact, you probably don't even need a phone at all, just a mechanism that text messages since you've forgotten the lost art of dialing a phone number and getting a live human voice on the other end. And trust me, they aren't going to be able to tell you the end of the movie, so put the phone down and just watch it.

Also, and I'd really like you to hear me out on this: leggings are not pants. Wear them to accent whatever you want, but when you flounce into the theater in a shirt that doesn't even cover your bum, leggings, and boots that look like the abominable snow man has devoured half of your leg... at the end of NOVEMBER we know two things about you: 1.) You are cold and 2.) He's still not that into you.

Don't get me wrong, I was there. High school really wasn't that long ago for me but it just seems like things have changed. And it's up to you to make sure that change is for the better. So zip up that sweater, turn your phone on silent, and don't date guys that have dragons on their shirts. You'll be so proud of yourself in five years when you look back on your past. Trust me.

Your Future Self

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I'll tell you one thing: even though Gabby's not on solid foods yet, she sure got the hang of her Thanksgiving nap.

ps: Dusty is going to be an amazing daddy someday... :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Oh, I SO love Taboo! The more people that play the better and we had a crew of eight tonight. Here are some of my favorite one-liners:

(the word is "body piercing")
Ed: "Ok, Dusty and Emily do not have this anymore."
Laura: "Oh, oh a home! An address!!"

(the word is "cuddle")
Dusty: "Ok, you like to do this at night. You say you want to "blank" me!"
insert awkward laughter from everyone at this point and me turning eight shades of red**

(the word is "whistle")
JP: "This is something I can't do. I can't do this thing."
Aubri: "Oh, swim!"
JP: "aw..." (insert deflated look here.)

(the word is "diamond")
Laura: "This is an oval with four points."
Everyone: "...huh?!"

(the word is "squeegee")
Adam: "Homeless people do this to your car at a stoplight."
Lindsay: "Um... umm..."
Adam: "It's a device they use, with water....!"

(the word is "ostrich")
Me: "This is a winged animal..."
Dusty: "Griffin!"

Tomorrow is a family photo shoot that d and I somehow missed the memo on. I'll let you know what Gabby wears later, because really, that's all anyone cares about anyway. :)

Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll

turkey//stuffing//deviled eggs//family//football//day after ads//lounging on the couch//traveling (though not this year)//pilgrims, indians, the mayflower//cornucopia//pumpkin pie//sometimes my brother's birthday//

what do you love about Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot...

... like there's 37 days left until Christmas!

Do you know what you're getting the loved ones on your list?

Here's what I got people on mine:

1.) Heeyyyy... wait a minute!
2.) The people on my list read this blog!
3.) How silly of me!
4.) What was I thinking?

Guess you'll have to wait until later. After I dig your gift out of storage because we accidentally packed it.

That hasn't really happened... yet.


A hiatus is a more temporary thing. I've started something of a hiatus, but I'm sad to say, it's not temporary. As long as I have the gumption it is here to stay.

"What is it?" you're wondering. "What could possibly be so important that she decided to cut it from her life?"

"Detrimental," and not "important," that's the word I'd like to use, because it makes everything seem more serious and therefore worthwhile.

Caffeine. I'm off it.

I'm a good part of two days in and have not caved. When I craved carbonation I got a Sprite. (Gross, but oddly satisfying.) I did not get a sweet tea on my lunch break today (and it nearly killed me) and I have been drinking a ton of water.

Please, please, don't hold me in high esteem. Don't look at me and think, "Wow, she's got some amazing will power. That Emily, she's just so, so... cool. Because she's choosing to abstain from something. I could never do that. She's so much cooler than me."**

Because if you are tempted to think that way (and let's face it, why wouldn't you?) just head to McBurgertown, get yourself a $1 sweet tea and drink it in front of me. Nobody looks cool with drool hanging out of their mouths. Not even me.

**the editor would kindly like for you to be sure to note her sarcasm.**

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ebb and Flow

Lately I've felt a little like I have no anchor; like there's nothing really holding me in place or all together. I guess I'm just trying to prepare to enter into a transitory season in my life, and the life of my little two-person family.

Truth be told, I feel like I'm at the mercy of a powerful river's ebb and flow. I'm constantly being moved by one current or another, and I have no clue as to which current I should be riding out or where this river is eventually going to take me. Am I going to be washed up on some silty bank, or am I headed for a tributary into the Atlantic? This is a season of upheaval and a season of uncertainty. But one thing I do know for sure, I got a really good word last night as d. and I were discussing end-times stuff, so here it is:

What's true on earth is true also in Heaven and in both places the Lord upholds the cause of the righteous.

So I take heart in that, and trust that even though the river seems winding and confusing and a little cold, it's His river. And I am content.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jaaaruba! Jamaica!

There's this little girl at work who sings the lyrics to Kokomo like this:

"JA-ruba, JA-maica, jewwww i wanna take ya to JA-ruba, JA-hama! I'm a pretty momma!"

On a semi-related though not related note the point of this post is to say that I'm officially jealous of a three year old because he got to spend last week here:

While I was stuck here:

Ho hum. I think I'm going to mention that if they ever need a babysitter on another family vacation, I'm their girl!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Reality Check

It's sad when your most recent reality check comes from Wal.Mart.

I went to buy groceries today and saw about a billion people I knew. (6 is a billion right?)

And as I wheeled my cart out to the car it hit me that pretty soon, I won't know anyone at Wal-Mart. one. I won't happen to be in the same check out line as a former (favorite) boss, or run into a co-worker or nod at the guy who owns the pedicure place, or see not one, not two, but three daycare parents.

And I hope I won't feel all Cheers when that time comes:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Also, Randomly...

For the past two evenings I have ran a fever of about 99.7. I'm great throughout the day, but then night comes and I feel all sick-like. Any diagnoses?

A Game For Distraction

Just passing this along, saw it on another blog today:

If I were seven again I would:
know better than to wear anything with Tweety Bird on it.

If there were an extra hour in the day I would:

My junk food indulgence of choice is:
Oatmeal Cream Pies, the BIG ones.

The color yellow makes me think of:
sunflower decor schemes, circa 1995.

The most used item in my kitchen is:
our Cutco knife set, thanks to Dusty.

now, go. yes, that means you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Evening After

Whew! What an Election Day! I'm definitely not surprised by the results, and I tiny part of me can't say I'm completely disappointed. (Sorry Dad.)

Go check out these pictures of our future President, even if you didn't vote for him/think the country is going to hell in a hand basket now. They are so cool.

Now, ultimately I hold to the fact that I serve a King that holds no loyalties to any parties. Let's get that right out into the open. That being said, I'm so interested to see what Mr. Obama is going to do. For the past eight years we've had apples, and for the next four we're getting oranges; anyone feelin' me?

In other news, I did not receive an "I Voted" sticker yesterday and am still a little bitter about it.

Clear The Air

just a sidenote on my last post, those aren't really my "favorites" in the sense that I agree with the fact that a lot of them see Obama as being "wrong" for America, but God's will being "right."

ok good. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Favorite Facebook Statuses

Ooooh Facebook! Let's see how people reacted to the election results, and no offense if this is yours:

-- "is thinking that we are in a heap pile of trouble-this may be the one thing that might make me cry."

is feeling like a train wreck."

is moving south, maybe Venezuela, maybe Ecuador, or maybe even Brazil. Anyone want to come?"

Obama won. Hope he knows what the hell hes doing! Should have been hillary!"

is wondering where America is headed, but knows that God is still Sovereign!"

Woah, the sky didn't fall, the moon didn't turn to blood and the Muslims haven't taken over the world! Isn't that just amazing? Now let's work together."

Whew! I'm feelin' good, not gonna lie. I didn't vote for Mr. Obama, but I don't not like him either. I'm just happy that we didn't have to have a military coup to overthrow our current government. Let's all look at it from that perspective hmmm?

Life Lessons

Last night Gabby got one of her first life lessons: When in the Snyder house, root for the Steelers!

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CNN <------ over the top

Please, PLEASE tell me you saw the hologram on CNN during the election coverage.

It did not look like this:

But it was crazy, guys! CRAZY!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dusty Meets Gabby

Today was the first day that Dusty met his wonderful niece. Call me partial, but I think he's a natural!

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Baby, You're A Star!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

She's Here!

Gabriella Grace

1:51 am

November 2, 2008

8 lbs. 4 oz.

21" long

...and we are all ready for you, girl.
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Part II

So, in regards to Halloween, (I know, I know, I'll get off the Halloween kick today I promise!) There is one good thing that has come out of it:

An incredibly cute picture of Batman Dusty! He still makes that face when I tell him I'm putting pickles on his sandwich...

In other news, I'm sitting at the in-law's house and Aubri is having contractions! I'm pretty sure this experience will cause me to hold off on having kids for at least three years... she is in pain people!

Aubri is so brave: she's going au naturale folks and she's going have a beautiful, healthy baby! Today, it's going to be today. We've prayed and asked the Lord that it would be this weekend and she has entered active labor.

So keep it up and pray, pray, pray that she'll go today.

(Selfishly, this is also because I've been predicting that Gabs would be born on Nov. 1... so I've got a little stake in it too!)