Thursday, September 20, 2012

documenting life

so. i use instagram a lot.
like a wholllllle lot.

and ive been hoping & wishing that there would be a way// an easy way// to instantly post my pics from there onto my blog. but there is not. at least not on my ig.

so.... my solution. create a tumblr blog.
so. i did. and it will just document my life in pictures.
at least everytime i use instagram it will.
so here goes.
follow it if you want.
there will be way more pics there than i post to facebook--- in case you don't have instagram.

i also may throw up a quote occasionally
the blogging--- what little i do.... will remain here.

ok enjoy.

life according to instagram

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


nope. not pregnant. 
got my first work schedule. 
like work. 
as a FNP. 

im not even certified yet... that comes soon. 
but i start work in october. 

looking at my name on that schedule and knowing that people's health is in MY hands--- totally makes me nauseous. anxious. scared to death. 

ok. back to studying. 
as i try not to puke. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012


this past week i had a very special and unique opportunity. 
i was the 'nurse' at camp barnabus- a camp for special needs adults in the western north carolina umc conference. 

it was a fun, challenging, exhausting experience that i am so grateful i was able to participate in. 
i want to write more about my experience and things i learned and took away- but for now...

feel the love. 
lots of love- for Jesus & each other & well everyone.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


my blog is the perfect distraction for when i need to study. 
or do the laundry. 
or take a shower. 
or clean house. 

i have spent the last 4 days at a camp for special needs adults. 
it was pretty awesome. 
i had a lot of incredible experiences that i want to share. 
but not right now. 
they are still settling in my mind. 

for now... im going to study. 
boards are soon. really soon. 
i start work. 

exciting times in the life of the sniders. 
until then.... 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The ultimate photo dump....

Self explanatory. Ps. I'll be back to blogging soon. Promise.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

tears of joy

well. yesterday was my last day of residency. 
LAST! its over!!!!! 
and i am so happy. 
i was so blessed to work with a great office staff-- 
and they threw me a party!
i couldn't believe it. 

well after work i jetted to the post office to mail in my FINAL paperwork!!! 

i immediately got home-
put on the pj's and laid with the sick puppy.

but then- time to celebrate. 
so glad its done and over with. 


Saturday, July 21, 2012

sneak peek:

I am blessed to be married to a preacha'. and a very good one at that. 
I am grateful that sometimes he lets me read his sermon first. Give him my thoughts and opinions- which most of the time are... wow. that was great. ...and he never believes me. but its true. his sermons move me. challenge me. inspire me. and then make me grateful to remember... i am married to this guy. the man that so beautifully received God's word and wrote his message. I am blessed. and grateful. 
This week I got to glance at his sermon... and man. his last 3 paragraphs got me good. 
AND I wanted to share them here.... sorta a sneak peak if any of you go to my church (doubtful) or just a word to think on. 

"This morning I ask all of you the same question. “How is your soul? Really, how is it?” Where are you receiving grace?” “What have you read recently that filled your soul? When is the last time you went on a prayer walk?  Do you have friends who are uplifting you?”  If you cannot receive God’s grace, then you will never be able to love God in return. And your heart will be forever restless.  

We hate gifts from strangers, don’t we?  God is the friend who shows up on our doorstep unannounced.  And God says, “You don’t know me that well, but I would like to give you something. His name his Jesus Christ.” For Jesus Christ is the gift we did not want.  He was a gift that we oppressed and then put to death.  And yet, Jesus Christ is the gift that we so desperately need.

If you choose to receive the gift of this stranger, it will show you the truth: that you are helpless, needy, indebted, and utterly dependent. But this gift will also give you life. If you choose to try and repay this stranger, then may your heart always be restless.  Thanks be to God for that. " --Ryan Snider

grateful for this gift of life that has been given to me. I pray I can accept it. accept God's grace. and love. and life a life that is glorifying to Him.