Thursday, July 30, 2009

Staying Connected!

WOW! So much has happened over the last couple of years and with so many friends and family that do not live nearby - what better way to keep everyone updated then by jumping on board with blogging! People have been trying to get me on here forever, and finally I feel like it's necessary! :) I'll try to be good about keeping this updated! For now, if you're up for reading a small novel - I'll get you up to speed on our lives....

Well, most of you know that we got married April 12, 2008 here in Tacoma, WA and we honeymooned for 2 weeks in the Dominican Republic! It was AMAZING!
And since then, obviously the biggest news for Zach and I is that we are expecting our first little baby! We're due February 3rd, 2010 - so we'll see when our little monkey decides to make it's debut! We are so, so thrilled - many of you know that I had some pretty serious health issues over the last 2 years, and doctors had been a bit skeptical about my ability to get pregnant, and if I did - for my body to be able to carry a baby through the first trimester. Though I've had some horrendous morning sickness (all day long) - it turned out to be a huge blessing -as that was the first sign to all of us that my body was working to protect our little one. On July 6th, we got to see Baby Snyder for the first time and it was breathtaking. Our little monkey is looking very healthy and so far my body, though pregnancy sick, has actually seemed to kick itself back into gear - which is a whole other miracle!!! :) We've made it through the first trimester and things are looking good. Now, here's hoping the sickness can let up and my body will adjust - i'm sure hungry!! :)
I continue to work for Charles River Laboratory (a work from home position, which is wonderful) and also work at our church as the office manager. Zach switched jobs in January and is now working for Harborstone Credit Union. He loves it, is totally exceling, and got promoted this month! In May, we also moved into a house, which is bigger than our old apartment and costs LESS! We love it and we are so thankful for God's provision for us!

Our little beagle pup, Oliver, is now a year old and he loves having a yard that's his own to explore with his little hound nose and he LOVES being in water! :) He is so much fun and we just love having him! He had a little health issue awhile ago and required a pretty massive surgery, but he's finally back to normal and doing really well! We're not sure how well he's taking the news that he is soon not going to be our focus - and has seemed a bit concerned with me being sick. Oh well, he'll eventually get over the shock! Our other big news is that we are planning on moving down to Texas next summer. More to come on that, but it makes my little Texan heart so happy! :)

I think that's about all the big stuff for now! I know, not much has changed, right?! hahaha! We sure hope to be able to keep in touch everyone this way and keep you all a part of our lives!
Much love,

zach, steph, oliver, and baby snyder!