Thursday, March 26, 2009

Its all relative!


Since we make this "blogging" thing look so cool and exciting, the youngest one of the Snow-clan has joined the world of blogging. That's right, the littlest one, Jessica has her own blog!! Its fun to see us rubbing off on her. We're cool and she wants to be just like us - right Jess? Hee hee. I'm just kidding. We just need to work on dad now.

With a quick tutorial from her blogger-savvy older sister, she is ready to join our world. I can't wait to read her silly teenage writes and her words of wisdom. (I'm expecting lots of pictures too!!!) Jess, good luck keeping up with us. You can always look to our blogs for inspiration! =) I love you!!

Please add our youngest sister to your blog reels -

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Reality check...check...check it out!

Alright - back to real life. The exhausting first 2 1/2 weeks of March of are over and April is around the corner. I'm crossing my fingers in hopes April will bring good news, not bad. Here's hoping!!

California was the best medicine. We had 8 wonderful days in sunny California. Of course, we traveled with a LARGE party, but I would have it no other way. Only a few mishaps and arguments but for the most part, all 17 of us, got along real well. I don't think, in the 14 years my Dad & Nancy have been married, have all us sisters spent 24 hours a day with each other for a whole week straight. Plus now we have spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends and kids. I was very proud of how well we all coped with the bevy of opinions and personalities. Props definitely go to my Dad & Nancy for taking us on this awesome venture and for organizing it so well. We all had our space and voices, and they handled it will open minds and A LOT of understanding.

Now that our "sweet" vacation has come to an end and I've already headed back to work, we are dealing with reality. Kalie is doing really well and starting to move on. She'll head back to work this next week and she has projects lined up to keep her busy. My mom is coming to terms with the loss of her mother. Work is slow for her and Kelly, so she is alone with her thoughts a lot...but time will heal. She is putting all her focus on us and helping us with various projects. Even while we were out of town!! Her and Kelly made shelves and installed them in 2 of Andee's closets!!

I'm handing my emotions a lot better now. I was going through so much, the stress was just overwhelming. I kept forgetting things, like leaving my cell phone at home almost everyday, or forgetting to charge it. I was messing up the schedule and my work...bless my stylists and their patience. Plus I went on a spending spree. I shopped a little too much before our trip and in a short amount of time. (Bless Joe and HIS patience....oh, and his wallet!!!)

However, I see a slow coming April in my future. My 27th birthday is crawling closer and closer...dang it. Plus I've got a lot of things going on at work to help keep my mind busy. Meetings, training classes and hiring 2 new people! That'll be nice!!

Thanks again for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers. I have good memories about my grandma's funeral that will always bring a smile to my face. I learned so much about her life AND I got the opportunity to make her look beautiful. (My mom now believes my calling in life is to do hair and make-up for the deceased. She's passing out my business cards to mortuaries and one of them actually called, looking for me, while I was out of town. I'm not sure how I feel about that line of work....we'll see.) Remember Jamie Lee Curtis in My Girl...that could be me... :}

Real life....I'm back!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The lion and the lamb...maybe??

Well...its been one incredile week. I can't really express all the emotions I've been through since the start of March...and it's only the 10th. (Right Ciara?) I want to thank all my family and friends for all their well wishes, thoughts and prayers. My family has been on a roller coaster and I'm thinking the ride is just about over.

Most of you know my grandma passed away last week. Its been okay though, she is in a better place. I was asked to read her eulogy at both her Riverton and Enterprise funerals. Of course there were a lot of tears and some word fumbles, but I think I did okay. I'm so honored my mom, aunts and my uncle asked me to read the history of my grandma. I actually learned a lot about her. It was really good to see the entire Peck side of my family. (Only 2 cousins and my sister missing.) Too bad it had to be around this sad time, but none the less it was really good to visit and catch up.

I spent the weekend in Enterprise and I just have to say how much I love that place. I lived there for a short time with my grandma and I always felt at home and welcome in that small town. I was able to see some of my old friends and remember good times. Every time I visit that place, I never want to leave. Its such a peaceful place and its perfect to be my grandmothers final resting place.

Also, some of you know the hardship my sister Kalie is going through. She lost her baby after only 15 short weeks of pregnancy. Its definitely been tough on her and the entire family. I have to call her everyday and check up. It has to be just devistating for her and I can't imagine the emotional pain she is dealing with.

However, on a good positive note, this depressing March has brought upon us...CALIFORNIA!! My dad and Nancy are treating us all to a week long vacation is sunny California. Stopping in Disneyland, Universal Studios, Venice Beach and Sea World. We're going for my sister Jessica, Drill National Competition in Anaheim. We'll be supporting her through an entire day of dancing....9am-11pm on Saturday....but well worth it. We're wishing her every bit of luck in this exhausting day of dance.

So even with the sad things that brought in this terrible month of March, I'm hoping it will only get better from here. I'm starting to think we shouldn't travel in the month of March from now on. This time last March, we were planning a weekend trip in Vegas and found the weekend before to be quite devistating. It was the weekend Joe's friend, John, killed himself. Yeah, that year anniversary is March 16th. We should just not plan outings in March...aparently we're jinx's. Maybe...

Well, let's pray March came in like a lion and will go out like a lamb...I'm hoping that phrase will bring truth to my family. I don't think we could take anymore bad news. Cross your fingers.

Again, thank you all for your kind words and prayers. We have so many great people in our lives to help us through these tough trials. I love you all and appreciate all you do!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bubble burst

I've edited, changed and now deleted a blog that existed for less than 5 minutes. I don't know how many people even knew it was there. Its emotional and crazy this week with so much going on and I'm not sure it's ready to be "blogged" about. I will blog one day, but for right now just keep my family it your thoughts and prayers.

We're trying to get through a really tough week and we need all the love & support we can get. My grandma's obituary was in the Salt Lake Tribune today under Verna Allred Peck Crawford, in case anyone didn't know.

Love you all ~~