Welcome to the crazy life of the Sandman's. We hope you will enjoy the journey of our life as shown in photos. We are continually updating this and are learning how this works. Let us know what you think!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Music

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A New Niece & Cousin

We are so happy to welcome Baby Kamri Sno Neal to the family!! Derek and I happened to be in Kearney the day she was born and stopped in the next day to see the family!! As you can tell is doing well and growing. She has a few proud cousins too. I guess I helped name this child four years ago at the baby shower for Miss Addison (before she was born). That was too many years ago for me to remember. So I'll be happy to claim the fame for this one, but I barely remember the name game that day. She loves to cuddle and snuggle. And she is sooo tiny!!

Fun @ the Fair

We had a great time at the Chase County Fair. The girls got their faces painted each of them choose the butterfly design. And they enjoyed the flying boats with Kendra too! We couldn't wash our faces that night either.

Haylee's 1st Day of School

I can't believe that my baby is old enough to start school! I was a bit sad, but she was and still is so excited to go everyday!! Here she is with all of her stuff. Have a great day!

Tami's Wedding

These are just a few of the photos I snapped before the wedding. We hosted the groomsmen at our home and had a full day of hair before the wedding began at our house. It was a gorgeous day for a gorgeous couple! We are truly blessed to have a wonderful family.

Someone Cut My HAIR!!

On Memorial Day 2007, we enjoyed lunch at Grammie and Grandpa's house. Suddenly we realized that the girls were very quiet and we didn't know where they were. Soon, Grammie said it was time for ice cream so out come the girls and we asked, "what are you doing?" "Oh, nothing", they said. So as we are scooping ice cream I looked at Alexa and said, "YOU CUT YOUR HAIR!!! It wont' be long for Aunt Tami's wedding!" She was suddenly sad. I went on to ask, "how did this happen?" "I don't know", Alexa said. "Haylee?", I said. "I don't know", Haylee said. I think I was more disappointed then Alexa. So an hour goes by and we go home and we are discussing what happened and that it was okay to tell Mom and Dad what happened. It is always important to tell the truth. So Haylee pipes up," I know how the story goes". "Really?", I said. "Yes, Alexa held it while I cut it", Haylee said. I said, "the only person who should ever cut your hair is Mandi (hair lady), please don't ever cut her hair again because we can't fix this." Alexa said, "I don't like it sissy!" And there you have it, a self-cut mullet for everyone to enjoy. It wouldn't have been so hard to fix if it would have been only one cut, but it was four different ones. You be the judge!!

Summer Fun

As many of you know, I have seriously fallen behind on updating my blog. So I hope that I can get a few posts done for you to see the changes in the kids from summer to fall. These photos were taken on a hot day and Alexa even made a sand angel. She is so funny and creative. Noah likes to be in it all whether it's water, sand or MUD! On several occasions, he has had at least 3 baths a day!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Noah!!

What a fun day to celebrate Noah's birthday as he turned one. It is so hard to believe that he is already one!! We celebrated a few days early so that everyone could enjoy.

As you can tell, he LOVES cake and isn't afraid to get messy either. He is such a joy and delightful addition to our family. We are truly blessed with healthy, happy children.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

More Inside Photos

Here are more photos of the inside of the home, there are a couple of shots of the kids bathroom that serves as the main bath. One of Noah's blue room. There is a photo of the hallway in between Noah's room and the girls room. And there is photo of the office where I spend a lot of time working for the business and trying to update the blog!! And Noah says hi!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Finally, Inside Shots

These are the finished photos of the interior of our home. The top photos are what you see when you walk into our home through the front doors. Then there are photos of the dining area and the kitchen.

Let's Rodeo San Antontio!!

It's pretty sad that two months have past since our getaway to San Antonio for the the Stock Show and Rodeo and I haven't posted the photos of the things we did. I did have time to get all the shots of our trip, but we went to the rodeo and stock show. Let me preface this with the fact that we ARE not rodeo people, but we loved the rodeo!! This rodeo and stock show lasts for 18 days and features a musical artist at the end of each performace every night. We decided to attend on Friday, February 15th and had the Star Experience of a chuck wagon dinner before the rodeo and seats above the bucking chutes!! Then as if that wasn't cool enough we were escorted down to the ground (arena) for the concert of Joe Nichols. He is pretty cute and a good entertainer. It was also salute to the troops night and several in our bunch were injured soldiers and their dates who got kinda wild!! You'll have to ask for more details. It was quite entertaining for us though to see others making complete fools of themselves!! And it wasn't us :-) We also watched the pig races and the cowboys comedies. And we watched the bird show (keep your eyes peeled for that post too).

This stock show and rodeo is put on by thousands of volunteers every year. It is held at the AT&T Center where the Spurs play (of course we didn't get to see a game because of the rodeo). Maybe another year we can as we hope to go back it was absolutely beautiful!! Their web address is (if you want to check it out).

Friday, March 28, 2008

Having Fun

We enjoyed some fun in the cold sun and drew with sidewalk chalk. Noah had a great time trying to eat the dirt with his mittens!!