Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
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2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
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I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

A Sniper kind of love….

Our house has been floating in the clouds lately, and I'm soaking in every.single.bit of the joy I can. The stressful part of work is nearing an end. My students will finish testing next week and we can all breath a little easier and enjoy learning a bit more. :) SB's work is super busy right now, but he's gotten a promotion and a raise and he really does seem to love what he does.  And he's SO good at it. It makes me proud of him and motivates me to be more passionate about my job. Also, the wedding plans are pretty much complete! We are only five days…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More