Inspiring Quotes

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." -James Barrie

"Find joy in the journey now!" -Pres. Thomas S Monson

"Come what may and love it." -Joseph B Worthlin

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Flowers from Evie

I know i just added a post but Evie drew me the most beautifull flowers i have ever seen and i had to share!!!

Sunday is the BEST!!!!

So Sunday is my official favorite day of the week. Jason is home ALL DAY!!! it is wonderful. the kids are in heaven! they enjoy being with him so much and miss him a lot during the summer when he is gone so much. Lucas has still got an ear infection and Evie is so stuffed up I am worried that she is getting one too. So we spent the day sleeping and writing letters to family. it has been fun. we went to toys r us the other day and evie found a star wars sticker book. we got it as a present for her and jason to put together together and they have had a lot of fun. it has like 600 stickers or something and tells about all the characters and stuff so they have been putting together like one page a day. lately when i lay by lucas in his bed at nap time he loves to run his  fingers through my hair till he falls asleep. it is so cute!!! last night he konked out so hard though!!! it was hilarious!! i walked in to this.........

He is fast asleep face planted in Pooh with his sippy cup firmly grasped in his other hand (trust me i tried to remove it, when i say firmly i mean firmly!!) silly little goober!
So we went to see "the dark knight" last night and i really really enjoyed it! i kind of felt like maybe a little bit of the message was that no matter how bad things get, there is always a little good out there somewhere, not necessarily meaning Batman but even like the convict on the boat that threw the bomb switch out the window. that was one of my favorite parts of the movie, along with the rest of the end really. anyway i will just leave you with a few silly pics of the kids writing their letters today!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Just a little post bathtime silliness!

Well we finally did it! Lucas is officially a big boy! he has slept in his very own "big boy bed" for 2 nights in a row! ok we tried it once before, sometime like last week i think, and he probably would have been ok but he fell out of bed. now he didn't even wake up and probably would have been fine, but i am a nervous wreck of a mommy sometimes and so i stuck him back in his pack and play for the rest of the night. After that and after finding out that he had a huge double ear infection we left that alone till 2 nights ago and tada!!! plus i got a lovely little bed rail! now he can sleep soundly IN his bed and i can sleep soundly not worrying about whether or not he is! 
Today he is even napping in his bed!! I was so amazed! usually i have to be in there every 5 seconds saying lay down lay down lay down lay down. but this afternoon he fell asleep in like 2 minutes and i didn't even have to ask him to lay down once! sob! i am so proud right now :) so proud in fact that of course i had to get footage AND i am going to share it! 

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My attempt at an online business PLEASE HELP!!!

So I am kind of attempting to start an online business via word of mouth, e-mail, blogging, and facebook. haha we will see how this goes! first and foremost i will be making baby/mommy bracelets namely in 4 categories: name, birthstone, blessing, and holiday. although there will be tons of combinations of the 4 available. so now that you and i both know what i am selling i need a name for my "store" any and all suggestions are more than welcome in fact begged for!!! i am at a creative loss here!! PLEASE HELP! :) here are a few little samples of what i am coming up with so far and any suggestions and/or comments would be very welcome also! Thanks everyone!!!

 This is the beginnings of what blessing bracelets will look like. made from freshwater pearls, glass beads, and little plastic metal beads (i have sterling silver ones coming in the mail so that is not permanent) 
 This is a sample of a birthstone bracelet. Made with sapphire 4mm swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, glass beads, and again with the cheap-o plastic metal beads that will not be in existence                                                        for long
This is a sample of a fun name bracelet, they will come in fun bright colored glass beads like this one, and as soon as i get the rest of my beads in the mail will also be classier with sterling silver lettering and some swarovski crystals mixed in.

As soon as I get the rest of my beads in the mail and have a name I will be setting up another blog that will have a link in  the top right corner of this blog. I appreciate any and all help and support that you will give!!! WE LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


We are so excited to be back in the picture business!! We have just gone kinda crazy today!!! so here are some highlights of our day which include but were definitely not limited to buying fish for the kids Evie's fish is named Lily and Lucas's is Lightning (big surprise there) Evie dressed herself this morning, Lucas has fallen in love with cheesing for the camera, the ginourmous spider that was on our neighbors air conditioner (turns out it wasn't even real but till  you got like 5 inches away it sure looked real) Lucas kickin it in the stroller while Evie got to swim with friends, he had to sit out cause he has a lovely massive double ear infection, Evie enjoying her Buffalo Wild Wings (if ya haven't tried the place find one and try it AMAZING!!!) and finally sleepy time, i don't know who was more ready for them to be in bed them or me :) also we are 99.9% sure we are staying in this part of the country at least till the end of November (i am pushing for Thankgiving at Sea World San Antonio on the way home :)) we will see i guess. 

At Last.....

Hoorah hooray and yippity skippity doo dah day!!!! i got a kodak easyshare m863 digital camera (in red wink wink) last night!!! thanks to my wonderful hubby who loves me so much! so COMING SOON dun dun dun pictures of the Anderson children in all their glory!! (and no that does not mean they will be naked, although there may be some tub pics :)) so stay tuned!!!! we love you!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Camera Help

So i have been bouncing around a few different digital cameras and these are the ones i have been most interested in #1-Fujifilm Finepix z20fd, #2-Kodak Easyshare m863 and #3-Nikon Coolpix s210. i have read up on a bunch of reviews and we are looking for a good little camera that is no more than like $170-180 ish and we would love input from anyone who happens to own any of these cameras or from anyone who has a different one that they absolutely love and would like to recommend! i need a camera people!!!! :) it seems like at least once a day i roll my eyes and think man i would give anything for a camera right now!!! ya'll know my kids and know that in all actuality this probably occurs to me more like 6 or 7 times a day. so any and all comments, recommendations, just input in general would be fantastic!!!