Friday, December 14, 2007

Bowford Winter Formal 2007

Bowman and Shatford had our annual Winter Formal. we had decorated a church fellowship hall and had Fazoli's (italian restaurant) cater the meal. then staff cleaned the place up while the freshmen went to see the walkway of lights (Christmas lights set up in downtown Marion). then we all went glow bowling. super fun night...i was stressed putting it all together, but my RHA resp (event reps) were such a huge help! : )

Chris and i at dinner

oh, man...our model pose? :D

me and my man : )


RHA (Resident House Activities) Reps

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Just wanted to say Merry Christmas from the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Snider! : )
Chris' mom sent us a Christmas tree and some ornaments to decorate it. We put it up in Chris' dorm room and decided to take a Christmas picture!
Love you all, hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

The Future Sniders

Thursday, November 29, 2007


chris and i will be home in 2 weeks from today! i can't wait! i can't believe how much i have to do in those two weeks...but we're SO close! : )
two more weeks and i can watch all the movies i want.
drink lots of hot chocolate, sit next to the fire, and RELAX!
TWO MORE WEEKS and i will get to enjoy a beautiful
Christmas tree with lots of lights and ornaments!
TWO MORE WEEKS! : ) i'm so excited...CAN YA TELL!?!?!?!

Monday, November 26, 2007

6 months to go!

for thanksgiving break, chris and i went to charleston, il to visit my aunt and uncle and cousin. we had so much fun, but once again, i forgot to take pictures. i really need to work on this! we hung out, ate lots of food, went shopping, slept, relaxed, and just laughed a lot. it was great!
friday, the 23rd, was exactly 6 months until the wedding. my wonderful fiance got me an ipod nano as a "6 months til our wedding/ i love you" gift! he is so great and i love him so much! 6 months seems so close and so far all at the same time! i can't wait to get home for christmas break and work on wedding plans! :D woo hoo! I'm going to be a WIFE! : )

Saturday, November 10, 2007


last night, my wonderful man took me on a date last night! he took me out to dinner, and then we went to see a show. (it was basically 3 person show of them singing songs from broadway shows). we got dressed up. no, i didn't take pictures...i know i suck at life! : ) anyways...6 and a half months til our wedding! i can't believe how fast it's coming! ahhh! so exciting! : )

love you and miss you all!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Bowman and Shatford had a barn party this past know you live in Indiana when the event of the week is dressing up like a cowgirl or a hick and going to a barn to make s'mores and go on a spooky hay ride! why did i leave beautiful california? hahaha!

Bowford RHA (resident house activites) reps

the loft of the barn

Me and Sam (with our freckles)

pumpkin pie eating contest (obviously) : )

the barn and all the people dressed up

Boots, the horse, brought in just for the party!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

catch up...

Chris' parents came for a week over our fall break! we had sooo much fun...but silly us, we took ZERO pictures! we went shopping, slept A LOT, played games, and just had fun!
then my dad came to visit us for a day. he was in indy for meetings, so he came up to hang out with me! we had so much fun. i miss my family a lot! i can't wait til CHRISTMAS BREAK!
after the visits, it was back to reality. homework (and lots of it), lack of sleep, and work!
Shatford and Bowman are having the annual Barn Party on Saturday! apple bobbin', pie eating contests, s'mores...what more could you ask for? : )
From Thursday 25-Friday 26, Shatford is doing a 30 hour prayer. our chaplain and her reps transformed part of our lobby to a prayer room. there are different stations the girls can go to to pray in different ways: confession, communion, purity, etc. it's really exciting! God is doing some mighty things here in Shatford and at IWU!
on October 23 was exactly 7 months til the wedding. we now have a dj and a florist, i think. i looked at my wedding planning checklist tonight and realized i'm almost in the "4-6 month" section! AHHH! so crazy! i can't believe how fast time is flying! it's exciting, and totally scary at the same time!
missing my family and friends from home and around the country! love you all!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

80's Skate Night '07

80's Skate Night was amazing! All the freshmen, although it was mostly Bowman and Shatford, got all dressed up in our best 80's garb and went roller blading! We looked pretty snazzy! : )

Shatford House Retreat!

ok, so i realize that this event was like WEEKS AGO, but here are some pics!
The ladies of Shatford went camping for a night (very interesting without bathrooms) : ) and we had an awesome time. we played games, ate food, made s'mores, had worship and a speaker, and just had a grand ol' time, bonding! : )

Sunday, September 30, 2007

BOO on ME!

so i know i am a HORRIBLE blogger. life has been so crazy lately. i will do my best to update soon! love you all! : )

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


For those of you who don't know, i am on staff in Shatford House, an all girls freshmen dorm here at IWU. My title is RHA President - which basically means I'm the event coordinator. i also run our house meetings that we have every other week. It's so much fun being on staff with the other girls! We bonded a lot during training before school started! My roommate is Bethany, the RA of 3 East unit here in Shatford. We have lots of fun together and with our girls. : )
A couple nights after the freshmen girls were here, we had initiation where we took them outside and made them do silly things. We are the Shatford ducks, hence Sam being in a duck costume in one of the pictures. : ) At times, things are stressful with all the meetings and stuff, but I'm having so much fun! : )

Shatford Staff ready for initiation

Sam (in a duck costume) and me

Shatford and Bowman Staffs after we performed Michael
Jackson's theme song from "Free Willy."

Saturday, September 15, 2007


as you know, or may not know, chris proposed to me this summer. and so the wedding planning began. we did as much as we could before coming back to school, but now that we're here, life has gotten crazy. being over 2,000 miles away from home makes planning a wedding very interesting. especially being a full time student and on staff in a freshmen dorm. so fun, but crazy nonetheless. when i got my syllabi for all my classes, i thought i was going to go insane. but since then, i've come to terms with the fact that my life will just be crazy and very scheduled!
as far as the wedding goes, planning had sort of come to a screeching halt for a while. but, i've started to pick things up again. so far we have: a place, a photographer, a cake, my dress, the bridesmaids dresses picked out, and two djs we need to pick from. oh and we know what song we're going to dance to for our first dance. so things are coming together.
i have a countdown on my computer which i check daily - exactly 250 days til our wedding day! CRAZY! : ) we can't wait!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

new blog

this blog is to keep all my family and friends informed of my life here at IWU in Marion, Indiana and how the wedding plans are progressing. enjoy!