June 18, 2010

"Don't squat with yer spurs on..."

Life is always so full of surprises...especially, it seems, for Ben and I. Our circumstances have made it hard to plan too far ahead, so we've had to live in the moment and I must say we have enjoyed it thoroughly! For the past year and a half we have moved around and seen so many parts of this beautiful country. We have made wonderful friends, seen so many sites, and made amazing memories.
Life has once again surprised us and we are finally settling down and ready to call Fort Worth, Texas "home." TEXAS? Of all the places in the whole wide world I would have never ever guessed I'd call Texas "home." Seriously!?

I must admit I did not always have the greatest impression of Texas. I had never been here, so I didn't have much evidence to back me up and yet I still felt it was a hick place to live, with too much pride, and not my kind of style. Since moving here and living in 3 of the biggest cities in Texas I can honestly say it is not like I imagined. I have come to love Texas, the people are friendly, not everyone is a cowboy, there is more style than just wranglers and cabins, the weather is hot (I love the heat), and there are trees and hills.

Since I have moved so much i've learned that as long as I have Ben, the church, and friends I can call any place home. The best part about settling in Fort Worth, Texas is that we already have friends here...John Stacey and his family, and we already have family here...my sister Laurel and her family. We feel the decision to make this place our home was directed by God and that there are only wonderful things to come. It was a leap of faith to take on this new venture but "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" is true.

We've discovered a love for sailing.
Our friends, the Stacy family took us on their sail boat for the 2nd time.

Moving to the Dallas area means we get to see these cool 'lil kiddos much more often!

We stopped in Austin, Texas and snuck out on the empty baseball field. Cartwheels and handstands through the field...exhilerating!

June 17, 2010


happy then and still happy now.


silly then and still silly now.
passionate then and still passionate now.
Celebrating everyday of our marriage but especially today...
Happy 1.5 years of marital bliss with my baby hunny!

June 15, 2010

So long San Antonio

7. San Antonio, Texas Temple
So long, farewell San Antonio. In the short time we lived there we grew to love this city. The sites, the symphony, the Riverwalk, the yoga studio, my job at the Alamo Cafe, the gorgeous Temple sitting on top of the hill, our ward, and more.

Our last day in San Antonio was our friend Jimmy's birthday, so we celebrated with him and his date, Steph! We ate on the riverwalk at a fancy restaurant, Pesca, and had dessert first at a little gelato shop. :) It was a sweet evening with friends and a nice way to say, "see ya later." We will certainly be back for a visit!
(Coming soon...an update on our move to Dallas, Texas!)

June 08, 2010

No place like home

We made a trip to Utah recently for our 1st Annual Snarr Reunion 2010! Lee and Syd planned a wonderful gathering for us all in the beautiful mountains of Park City. We stayed in a cabin fit for all 15 of us.

Our reunion was themed around the Wizard of Oz and how "There is no place like home." We were all happy to be "home." Home...not merely a place but rather a gathering of family and friends, where good times and fond memories are shared. Here are a few highlights of our trip:

Home run derby, kite flying, and the playground at the park.

We met our new nephew, Oliver Marshall Snarr. What a cute and happy 'lil boy!

We celebrated Dawns birthday by spending the day on the alpine slide, roller coaster, and zip line in Park city. I had heard all about this popular attraction but had never been...now I know what all the talk is about and it is definitely worth it! I can't wait to go back...the rollercoaster is the best since you can control your speed. Just don't put Ben in charge of the speed...he'll slow it down on the corners. :) haha.

We celebrated Annie's 2nd birthday by going on a Thomas the Train ride in Heber city. Thomas is her favorite thing right now. It was so cute to see how excited she was to see and ride Thomas!

Grandma and Grandpa bought super cute train hats for the kids to wear.

The whole family attended the wedding of our friend Sara Hall, to Zachary Almeida on May 29th. Sara was roommates with Abby at BYU-I and would spend many weekends and holidays at the Snarr house. They love her like a sister. I was friends with Sara also at BYU-I before I even met the Snarr family. I wonder how Abby and I didn't meet, even when I visited Sara at the apartment they shared. What a small world! The two had a beautiful ceremony in the Salt Lake City Temple and a gorgeaus reception at Thanksgiving point. They make such a darling couple, we are so happy for them!

Ali took this adorable picture of Jackson and Kensington. Abby definitely makes sure these two are so stylish. I want to frame this on my wall!

How handsome are they?! Gap and Baby Gap Models. ;)

Check out the necklaces Syd and Kenz are wearing...Abby, miss crafty, made those!

We ended the reunion with a bang! Literally. We had train pinata that the kids had a fun time with. We had such a wonderful time with our family and can't wait for another reunion. Thanks Lee and Syd for putting it on, and making us feeling "at home!"

Before the reunion began we had a get-together with Ben's best friends from high school. We had such a great time reconnecting, reminicsing, seeing how all the kids have grown, and meeting the newest addition, baby Tucker Moosman. We enjoyed great company and great food, everyone brought a delicious dish to share...by the way thanks ladies for sharing the recipes!

While in Utah, Ben and I were able to meet up with Heather for dinner at Olive Garden to celebrate her birthday! It was so good to see and catch up with her since she recently returned from a semester in New Zealand....lucky girl! We love you Heather, happy birthday!