Saturday, September 26


UW Homecoming can be summed up as follows:

Free Bees
Free Bears

Free Battlestar Galactica

Ok- no free battlestar galactica- that would have been too perfect...

Where they were lacking in Battlestar Galactica they made up in other free B's
Free Bibs
Free Books
Free Beanie babies
Free Balloons
Free Bandanas
Free Babies (ok no free babies but there were lots of babies)

As for other freebies that don't start with B
There were free:
ice cream
cotton candy
face painting
and Fun!!!

I am not kidding about the free bees- they were swarming
As for the free bears they may have been Bernstein but they were still free!

Other pictures to document this momentous Waterloo Homecoming
Justin finally got the balloon wand he had always wanted...

It was really fun! I mean how could it not be- we got free stuff!!

Friday, September 25

Star Sighting at Home Depot

I am working on redoing a Children's table and chairs that Justin and I snagged at a garage sale for $4... so needless to say we have been regulars at Home Depot lately... This Friday was no different.
We made a quick stop at Canadian Tire first to pick up a few 'needed' items and then headed over to Home Depot and began our journey by looking in the paint- I didn't need much to recover these items so I was looking for the littlest containers possible. It turns out small containers of paint aren't the easiest to find. They had one variety so we picked up the colors we wanted and were walking past the paint desk where some good sized sample paints caught my eye. THAT was when it all happened. A 'home depot-er' (that is what I like to call home depot employees) asked us if we needed any help. We told him our project and what we had picked out- he gave us his advice (which we heeded- I mean who are we to go against what a home depot-er is telling us) and we walked away. As we walked away neither Justin nor I said a word we were both mesmerized by this employee.
Until Justin finally broke the silence and said- (and I quote) 'He captivated me with his good manners and gentle eyes'
He took the words right out of my mouth
I then said- 'He reminded me of someone famous'
Justin agreed and then almost instantly he said
'Matt Damon'
I agreed...
We had just been helped by a celebrity look-a-like. I think I heard that his brother is going to UW- but don't quote me on that.
Justin and I may just be making extra trips to the paint aisle at home depot to be captivated by good manners and gentle eyes.....

*On a side note if anyone near me has unsanded tile grout- I NEED 2 tablespoons- and I don't want to buy a 2 kg box... HELP!*
Also watch for a new segment on Snelldogs called- 'Did I Do That?'- its coming soon- and you guessed it our first subject will be a childrens table and chairs- as long as they turn out nice....

Sunday, September 20

Crazy Water Lady...

Ok- so as many of you know I live in a town house complex with my family while Justin is in school- since being here I have seen many interesting things. What can I say? I am a people watcher- not much of a people ASKER. So I sit outside with Ruby while she plays at the park and I watch people- it is a way to pass the time and every so often I get a good story to tell Justin and we sit and speculate about why a person would do such a thing- whatever that thing may be. But today we are S-T-U-M-P-E-D.
Seriously stumped.
I thought you could help- atleast one of you 11 followers would know what the *SNELL* she is doing....

Here is the situation:
There is a family who fills water bottles (the 4L size) with water and places them on their back patio- I never see what happens to the water but every day or so they are refilled and placed on the back patio- so they have about 10 bottles out there.
Today is the first day that I have seen any water movement- as I sit looking out my window (and listening to Justin play guitar and Ruby accompanying him on harmonica) I have seen her pass by 3 times with full waterbottles- walk across the complex to a neighbor and then return with different bottles that are empty. No idea what she is doing-
any clues?
Like I said I am a watcher not an asker....

My best guess is that someone is in labor and their water has gone out so the only water they have is her stash and she is being a good neighbor and giving up her water food storage for them to boil and use for whatever they do during labor.....
hey it could be true...

Oh there she goes again-------

Thursday, September 17

My Prince

Seeing Justin through Ruby's eyes:

Ruby thinks Prince Eric looks just like her daddy- it must be the rugged good looks.... I think Justin is flattered even if Prince Eric is a cartoon...

Friday, September 4

Another Sniebe Adventure!

Recently Justin, Ruby and I were able to take a trip with the Wiebes to Nauvoo and Chicago. This one had a little bit more excitement brewed in since we had a 9 month pregnant woman (who by the way had to pee all the time), a 6 month pregnant woman (who by the way had to eat all the time) and a van which seemed to make a new sound every hundred miles or so....
Compared to all of this the two 2 year olds we had in the back seat were a breeze (I will partly thank a dvd player for that and of course our uncanny ability to entertain small children)
We packed in everything we could during the 2 days we were in Nauvoo/ Carthage and the 2 that we were in Chicago.
It really was a wonderful experience... I have always wanted to visit the Nauvoo area and was glad to be able to it before our time in the east ended (not that it is ending soon but I am glad to have it off my 'bucket list' of sorts).
Nauvoo was alot to take in in 2 days- ALOT of history- but definitely interesting and I was able to learn alot. I am both impressed and grateful with the sacrifices the saints made. We were able to see Joseph Smith's grave site, the Nauvoo temple, the Mississippi River, Carthage Jail, the place where the Relief Society was organized, LOTS of other historical sites, and a plethora of corn fields (and a mystery field which turned out to be beans) thanks to Justin and the scenic route we took to Carthage... which I will of course never speak of again.
Some pictures for your enjoyment...
*Notice Rosie (the doll in every picture) she has been Ruby's constant companion since we came back east*

In front of the Nauvoo Temple

At the Pioneer Village playing with a wooden sheep

Cuties in front of the temple

Ruby and Eli both got their own little Book of Mormon and carrying case- they seriously carried them around everywhere and 'sang' the words from their pages....

Stay tuned for scenes from Chicago next....


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