Friday, April 26, 2013

Class of 2013

Guess who graduated...
This guy and we couldn't be more proud.
It's such a big deal they make a two day event out of it at BYU

Thanks to everyone for all of the love and support that made this possible.  We were lucky to have all of our parents come join us.  Grandpa Snyder spent two days playing with Ashton around campus to make sure that I didn't miss out on any of Jason's shinning moments.
B.S. in Neurosience in three years.  Pretty impressive if I do say so my self.
Now on to the MCAT.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

and I just smiled...

Tonight Ashton and I had another late night dinner consisting of BL take out followed by ice cream on the couch, right out of the carton.  Catch Me If You Can came on and we snuggled up and watched it till he fell asleep.  I knew I had seen the movie before, when it first came out, with some old boyfriend of sorts.  I looked down at my little man snuggled up on my lap and I just smiled... I wouldn't trade this boyfriend of mine in or moments like these for anything.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another Awesome First

Jason has been in the Pre-Med Club presidency for the past three years at BYU.  For their end of the year social they reserved the Seven Peaks Ice Arena.  I couldn't get over the cuteness of the little Ashton sized skates.  He loved ice skating, and only got frustrated at the end because he wanted us to let go of him.  He thinks he can do everything already. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter 2013

Ashton is lucky, his Grandma Beckstrand loves parties, and guess where she got it from, her mom, Grandma Millward, who also loves parties.  They both threw great Easter parties this year.  Both of which I missed because of... you guessed it... work.

Jason took Ashton for all the fun.  Grandma Millward had an easter egg hunt and piñata (there is a piñata almost with out fail at every Millward party) among many other things. 
 Mostly Ashton just cared about collecting and hoarding footballs.  He is usually afraid to pass them to people because he is too worried they won't give it back to him.  
After the Millward party, Grandma Beckstrand had set up a scavenger hunt all over Bountiful taking all of her kids back to places like their old elementary school and ending up at Arctic Circle with kids meals for all the grand kids.
On Easter morning we woke up to a scavenger hunt of our own that Jason had created (wonder where he gets it from).  It was a high-tech scavenger hunt with those little bar code things that I had to scan with my phone to get the next clue.  Jason would be making fun of me right now knowing that I just called them "little bar code things" but I can't remember what they are called in real life.  The scavenger hunt led us to all of the loot Ashton had scored the day before as well as some great surprises from the Easter Bunny.  
Bike Pump for Jason, Basketball for Ashton, and Jason got me this great accessory for my diaper bag.  I was gifted one of those great Petunia Pickle Bottom bags but it's all velcro closures.  It's the worst in the middle of sacrament meeting when you need in but it sounds like a plane engine starting when you open the bag.  Anyways he got me a converter thing so that it is now magnetized instead.  Some guy just makes them and sells them online.  I'm writing about all of this because I really love and appreciate how much thought and effort Jason puts into gifts for me.  I never would have thought of something like that.
And of course our little Ashton man was oh so handsome in his Easter outfit.  I'm so grateful for the resurrection and the atonement and the fact that because of these things my family can be together forever.