Thursday, June 30

I Love to See the Prophet....

We had a very unique experience while we were in Waterloo.
We had the opportunity to go to the dedication of the Thomas S. Monson Camp- where President Monson himself was there.
It was a day of bus riding and rain but it was a great experience for the kids and something we will always remember.
It did rain most of the time and got pretty hard in parts but it did clear up and we really enjoyed ourselves!
I especially enjoyed the fact that there were flush toilets there!
It is a beautiful camp!!
I am grateful for a prophet in these days and I am grateful for the opportunity to hear him in such a unique setting.  I am also grateful that we could be there together as a family!
This is how the kids spent most of their time there...
 Myers cried most of the time
And Ruby slept... but when she wasn't sleeping she was mostly crying.... Until the rain stopped.
Proof that he was there...  Despite the crying and the raining it was all worth it and I am glad we had the opportunity to hear the prophet speak...

Wednesday, June 29

Mrs. Dr. Snell

It has happened.  The end of school has been reached.
I am now Mrs. Dr. Snell.
Justin is no longer a student.  He has graduated and now prefers to be referred to as DOCTOR!
Need to know something about your eyes?
Call him!
Need a foreign body removed from your eye?
He can do it!
Can't see?
Definitely come to Dr. Snell.
He is a pretty amazing doctor.  You know, if I do say so myself.
We are excited and grateful and we feel truly blessed.
We had the opportunity to make our way back to Waterloo for the actual graduation.
And I am so glad we did.
Walking off that plane was like walking back home.
It felt good.
I really do love it there.
The graduation was really fun and long and tiring.
Ok, the only fun part was Justin walking across the stage- definitely a small portion of the whole grad experience but worth the two poops Myers had that I had to change outside on the grass because there wasn't a change table around, watching grad and then realizing that Myers was playing with the felt markers and was covered in them, and lets not forget the crazy guy who would not get out of our graduation photos.
He seriously stood behind Justin and his parents for about 3 minutes then he moved to beside them for a while and then he decided that he would stand in front of them for a while.  It was crazy.  Like something from an SNL skit...
And the day after graduation we found out that Justin passed the last section of his boards!  So he really truly is a doctor and it feels AMAZING!
Some photos for your enjoyment!

 Justin and the kids during the ceremony
 This is where Noni spent most of his time...
 And he received his degree!!!
 Ruby was a little leery- she isn't used to seeing her dad in a black dress.  But she warmed up to him after a few hours...
 The Optometry grads!  Justin is in the middle on the right... can you spot him?
 YAY!  School is over!!!
 Justin and his parents- notice the arm to the right- that was the guy who was oblivious to the fact that people were taking pictures.... I like the 'seriously??' look he is getting from Don!!

This was the after grad dinner we had.  The kids were a little exhausted to say the least....  But it made for a nice quiet dinner...

Thursday, June 9

And Reality Sets In...

Ok, reality is setting in.
We really are moving to Ohio.
And soon!
Justin left this morning.  He is on the road to Ohio right now.
Which, of course, means that I am here taking care of the kids by myself.
You know?  Like a real stay at home mom....
I have been a little spoiled lately, what with Justin being home all the time for the past few months.
Now reality is setting in.
He will be working again soon and our few months of bliss will be over.  FOR.E.VER.
Anyway- reality has set in.  Like I said.
We are flying out to Waterloo on Tuesday.
I am so excited!
Justin will graduate for the final time- never to return to University again.
Real life begins.
It has been a long and really enjoyable road.  (minus the studying and lack of funds)
Really- it has been enjoyable and a large part of me feels sad to see it coming to an end.
But a brand new adventure awaits and I am ready for it.
But Waterloo first.
My second home.
I can't wait to be in that familiar place.  To see the places and people I love.
I have always said that Waterloo is the perfect place to live.
If I could transplant it closer to family I would.
Or transplant family closer to it.
Hmmm.  What do you say family?  Everyone up for a move?  It's a beautiful place.... You'll love it...


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