Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mitch's Wedding

This last weekend my cousin Mitch got married to Olivia, who we all just love. Any addition to the Snow family is very welcome. We had a laid back rehearsal dinner at my Grandma's then the wedding the next day at the Springville Art Museum. We all had a great time and are so happy for the bride and groom!

We took the rehearsal very seriously clearly...

We even practiced our dance moves

They had the cutest little flower girl ever, Cambree Lynn.

Sisters celebrating cousins

Cousins celebrating cousins

Congrats Mitch and Olivia!

My Best Friend's Wedding: Lisa & Ryan

My best friend Lisa got married on April 27th. We have been there for each other for the past 18 years and her wedding day was no exception. We've talked about our weddings for years and years and it was so exciting to be a part of her dream day. We had our first sleepovers together, attended our first concert together, went to prom together, graduated high school together, cried together during hard things and graduated college together. So it only seemed fitting to be a part of her wedding together. 

The best part of your best friends getting married is to see how incredibly happy they are. I felt the same way at Julie's wedding last year. You can't help but be SO thrilled for them in their happy happy day. Congrats Lisa and to Ryan for catching this awesome girl :)

Lifetime Best Friends

Bachelorette Party

The most tender picture

Herndon Girls

Love you Lis! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

BYU graduation

While I may have graduated a little bit behind schedule, I finished nonetheless. I finished up in December but had the official ceremony in April. I wasn't too passionate about the whole thing but my family was coming to town and I had no reason not to. But I'm really glad that we did. 

My parents came to town and the first day was the commencement where Elder L. Tom Perry spoke. Then the next day was the School of Family Life convocation where they actually said my name and I walked across the stage in the Wilk. 

BYU has been one of the better experiences of my life. I always assumed I would go there and when I got wait listed I was quite upset. Eventually I was admitted to attend the summer term before everyone else in the fall. While initially frustrated by the news it ended up being amazing. The friendships that I made that summer are still my best friends today. 

Through the years I made friends, chose the perfect major, got to know amazing professors, worked as a teaching assistant, participated in clubs, completed an internship, did some awesome research and of course studied in London. I was asked to give a quote to The Universe and give my advice to BYU students where I advised everyone to participate in every opportunity to make the most of the college years. 

And now I'm a BYU Alum. Holy Cow.

An specially fun part of graduating was that I got to do it with Lisa. We graduated high school together and then got to graduate college together. Such a blessing to have moved through life with her by my side. Thankfully we have aged gracefully thus far.

My family is such a great support and I think they were probably more excited about me graduating than I was. Thank heavens for them cheering me on.

Go Cougars!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

cuddling cousins

We Snows, a family made of mostly girls, are quite the bunch. Oh the stories we could tell... but mostly we like to cuddle. I have no idea where it started but it has become our thing. I would bet that my mom and aunt Sallie are behind it, they're a rowdy pair. 

This spring we've been spending a lot of time together with birthdays, mother's day, tball games, reunions and even an upcoming wedding. It is one thing I have loved about living in Utah is to be able to spend time with these crazy cats. And to snuggle some pretty darn cute babies.

I was so grateful to have them all come and support me after graduation. What a crew! We missed you Jamie!

We've come a long way from this...