Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Living the Dream...and Baby Snyder has a Name!

I'm not sure that I've experienced anything like our trip to Texas last week. I mean, I had an absolute BLAST....but I don't think I was near prepared for how Zach would react. It was better than a kid in a candy store, better than a kid getting everything he wanted for Christmas and passing out later from all the excitement. I think we packed a good portion of Zach's "dream list" into 4 days! I was exhausted just from watching his pure excitement! :)
Obviously, just going to my home land - and our soon to be new home - was amazing enough. Yes, it started out with a whole catastrophe with our rental car - but it all worked out! The weather was gorgeous, and we even had a great thunderstorm one night! The real deal kind where they issue a weather warning. Not the Pacific Northwest kind where if you blink you miss the lightening part, and the thunder makes you wonder if it was just your stomach growling. It was the strobe light in the room, rattle the walls kind - and we LOVED it! 

We scored tickets to Medieval Times at the castle in Dallas, so Zach was entertained by clashing of metal, fighting knights, and eating rotisserie chicken with our hands. What more can a guy ask for, right?! I enjoyed myself too - mostly watching him!


With both of us being lifelong, diehard Cowboys fan - it was a dream come true to go to a game in that new state-of-the-art stadium. It was breathtaking - literally, there are no words or pictures that could capture it - even a Cowboys hater would be in awe! Not to mention, it's refreshing to be cheering at the top of your lungs with thousands of other people in their Cowboys jerseys - doesn't happen much (or EVER) around here! I think Zach almost passed out from excitement several times! The game was amazing, but not nearly as fulfilling as watching my husband live out a dream!

We did some neighborhood scouting on Monday, which was hugely successful and made us want to be there now! And I introduced Zach to Whataburger - which was glorious and torturous all at once. It's so delicious and so sad to think of how long we have to wait to eat it again! :) We also packed in a trip to the zoo and aquarium! The only downer to the trip was having to come home so soon.

Anyway, I think I'm finally over the flu and recovering from the bronchitis. And we pulled off the church Harvest Party without dying from exhaustion. That thing was a LOT of work - but a huge success! :) Now, somewhere in the busyness of life, I'm just wanting to get some things done around the house and decorate the nursery! I can't wait to see the finished product - and I really can't wait to see the finished product of what's cooking in the belly! :) After much deliberation, we've settled on a first name(middle is still to come)....... PAISLEY! We're so excited to meet little Paisley and are having so much fun getting ready for her. She's already quite entertaining as she barely ever quits moving and always seems to be up to something. When I go to bed she thinks it's time to practice kickboxing, when I eat she gets the hiccups, when I finally sit down she kicks my bladder! From what my mom has said, she's nothing like me! (hahaha!)
Well, that's about it for now. I could go on and on with all that is going on, but I'll try to update again soon!


  1. What a fun trip!! I love the name you picked. Very cute. It looks like you guys stay busy and enjoy it. I am excited for you to meet your new little one. They are so much fun!!

  2. Cute name Steph! My friend has a little girl Paisley and another friend has one Haisley. LOVE IT! You look darling...hope you stay feeling better! Enjoy this time...there is nothing like getting ready for a new baby, expecially your first!