Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Soccer, Camping, A Surprise & Yeah Paige Turns 1 Year Old

What a busy weekend / start of the week we had!

We started the weekend off by finishing up Noah's soccer season with his last soccer game. They stomped the Wall-Es by 3 to ZIP. What a great way to end the season! Noah continued to develop his skills this year, and did a great job on the field. Hopefully he will continue to enjoy sports!

After Noah's game on Saturday morning, we packed up our camping stuff and headed over to the other side of the island (Where else are you going to go when you are surrounded by water?) and set out to camping for the rest of the weekend. We enjoyed some great fun with friends on the beach and in the water. Yes, that is the ocean right behind our tents! Ahh! How wonderful!

And the sunrise on Sunday morning was beautiful!

As if the sunrise wasn't enough, Grandma Pauline showed up to surprise us! Well, surprise some of us! Jerry helped her plan the surprise so she could be here for Paige's first birthday!

And of course, the most important thing that has happened recently is that our baby girl turned 1 year old! Oh My Gosh, where did the year go? We had cake and icecream with some friends over last night, and unlike her brother, she was more than happy to dig into her cake. It was a fun time watching her enjoy the yummy cake!

SHE'S 1 YEAR OLD!! Now Paige has finally reached a real age and we are so excited to see how much she changes and grows over the next year!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

What's up?!?

Ok, so this is my first blog, and I just want to say that hopefully I will get better with time. My goal is to eventually post pics and all kinds of updates to keep our family and friends updated on "The Life & Times of the Sniders."

Where to start?!? Well, Paige is almost a year old now. Just two more weeks. It is hard to believe that Jerry has been home almost a year already from Iraq, and that Paige is almost the Big ONE!! She is walking already, and definitely starting to develop her own little "princess" personality.

Noah is finishing up his soccer season. He has just two games left, and he is about to start back to karate. He is such a great kid (most of the time). It has been fun to see how he is changing already now that he is a big 2nd grader. "I'm not a little kid anymore!" seems to be his favorite saying lately.

Jerry is still a soldier, doing soldierly things. He is anxiously awaiting the results of the E8 board. Let's keep praying that they have finally gotten it right this year and included him on the list for promotion.

As for me, I am good. Just trying to keep things running smoothly. The PTO has been keeping me busy this year, as I am the treasurer. I am also just starting to teach/facilitate a women's Bible study class. It wasn't something I really planned on doing, but when I was given the opportunity, I really felt like that was where God was calling me. So, I am very excited to see what He has in store for me through this endeavor.

That's about it for us currently! All is well here in beautiful Hawaii! We miss you all, and would love to hear comments back. God Bless!