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Crib Note – Lillian Blair Snively

And then there were three – three girls, that is – for Amy and Matt Snively of Our Town! Lillian Blair Snively joined the family on December 15th, weighing six pounds, 12 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. The blue-eyed, dark-haired beauty is the little sister to siblings CeCe, age four; and Mags, age two. The big sisters coined an adorable nickname for Lillian, “Hot Tomato,” but her given name is all family. Lily is her great-great-great-great-grandmother’s name on the maternal side, and Blair is Amy’s maiden name. Proud grandparents are Libby and Allen Blair and Diane and Dave Snively. Delighted great-grandmothers are Rose Mary Palmer of Jefferson City, Missouri, and Becky Hoover of Kokomo, Indiana.

CeCe and Mags Snively with Lily


Beaming parents Amy and Matt Snively with baby Lily

Featured in the March 9, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Bailey Pianalto Photography


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