Tuesday, June 19


Things have been a little crazy here for the last while and mostly I have been sick- therefore the lack of posts.
This pregnancy is kicking my butt and my only hope is that I will feel better soon. 
I am now 14 weeks- and hoping it is smooth sailing from here on out.
Our time here in Alliance is limited and I want to make the most of the time we have left.
Justin only has 8 work days left.
I feel both excited and sad as is to be expected with change.
Being sick has made it easier to leave,  I just need my mom.  And there is the proof that no matter how old you are you always need your mom.
Anyway my plan is to show you my favorite parts of living here in Alliance. 
The things that I want to remember in the years to come.
I hope to be able to show you something each day until we leave.  
There is a lot that I do love.
And I think I am finally feeling good enough to actually go to the places that I love.

While you wait for those thrilling posts I will leave you with a short update.

We headed to Kalahari this weekend with some of our great friends from Ohio- the Wrights.  (We will miss them)  It was a way to celebrate father's day and our anniversary all in one.  We are big Kalahari fans and are even thinking of stopping in at the one in Wisconsin on our way home.  It was a ton of fun and the kids loved it.  Myers fell asleep in the wave pool once again.   And don't worry we kept up the tradition and got ourselves some delicious dippin dots.  Rocky Road and my favorite- Banana Split.  It was a great time and tired us all out, but I want to go back again- I just love it...

I'm still sick.  Did I already mention that?  I just haven't been this sick with any other pregnancy...  I don't know what to do with myself...  I am hoping it gets better soon.  Justin just can't do everything forever.  

We had our first garage sale- it was fun!  
Once again Justin did most of the work- but the great thing about him- he never complains.  We sold almost all of our stuff and everything we didn't sell we left on the side of the curb and put free on our yard sale signs and went to get some ice cream.  When we returned everything was gone- except this lonely chair.  I guess it really was THAT bad.

I have gotten us about half way packed.  That may be a little bit of an overestimation but it makes me feel better.  Now we just need Justin to stay healthy and we will all survive this move.

We are deciding on our route home- we wanted to stop in at Mackinac Island again but decided against it.  It didn't add very much time on to our trip but once you get that far north it is pretty much deserted and it would make for long stretches between hotels.  So we are figuring out our next course of action.  It will be truly snellerific I am sure.    

And just a quick note on our little Noni.

Right now he insists on being called Horton.  Which he pronounces 'Borton'.  But DO NOT call him Borton.
He also will not tolerate ANYONE calling him cute.
If you do decide to call him cute he will answer- 'NOT CUTE- BIG.'
And he will probably growl at you.
Also a bum is now called a bum cracker.  And he likes to lay the smack down on bum crackers.
We are working on his aggressive side.

There is a lot to do here before we leave- but I do hope to fit in lots of fun too.  Ohio will always have a special place in our hearts....  And the fireflies are back- I will miss the fireflies...


  1. so sorry to hear that you're having such a rough time feeling sick this time around. i've wondered if that's why i haven't seen you much lately. seriously, i don't think i've seen you in a month! and you have such a short time left! we're going to miss you very much. you made us really feel wanted and like friends as soon as we got here; and we'll always remember that.

  2. I didn't know you re preggo!! That's great, Congrats! :) Hope everything goes well for you and your fam. ;)

  3. Wish I was there to help. Moving stinks! Especially when it is so far. Can't wait for all the posts. I was missing the snelldog blog.

  4. I'm so sorry that you are sick!! In my last pregnancy I took some different medications that helped a lot! But my doctor also recommended that I up my vitamin B12 and take a separate supplement on top of any other vitamins I might be taking, another thing that Tash & I both found hard was to take prenatal vitamins because of the high doses of iron. Tasha actually took Flintstones vitamins in her last pregnancy. and one of the last things we both noticed was when our blood sugars got low we were more likely to feel really lousy. Now maybe you have already figured all of this out but it took me four pregnancies to figure it out... Good luck with the trip "home".

  5. How can you not love that Noni the fun things he comes up with, it runs in the family, hehe ...and why Horton? can you get a picture of the fireflies and post it for us who have never seen them.....we are excited to have you guys how so we can become part of those fab memories......have a safe trip.....

  6. I hate it when you have fun without us, but I really hate when you go to Kalahari without us. Seriously. Come home to me soon!!!

  7. Oh Cheryl! What a great post! How sad I just discovered you had a blog and MORE sad our time is so limited here.... and even MORE sad that I'm telling this to you on your blog and not on the phone. Must. Talk. Soon.

  8. Now when I tell Noni I have to go to work he says "No, I have to work" and when I ask him where he works he says "pickle-land!" (he was eating a pickle at the time, and I gave him the idea for pickle-land, but it stuck and now he apparently has a full-time job at pickle-land)


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