Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blessing Day

Last Saturday we blessed Joshua. We decided we would just have a get together with all of our friends and family while we were home for Christmas and bless him then. It worked out SO well to do it that way. Both Beau and I agreed that even if we do live around family some day, we will probably bless all of our children at family get togethers. It just seemed so special and personal. It was such a good day, and Beau gave Joshua an amazing blessing!


Friday, December 12, 2008

I know

I'm out of control...But here are a few pictures I edited that turned out so dang cute I had to post them.

One Proud Daddy

I just realized I haven't posted any pictures of Beau and Joshua together. Beau is such an awesome Dad! He's always so excited to see Joshua when he gets home from work and he'll sit and play with him for hours. He's also been such a good help to me. I'm so grateful for him! I love these two boys more than I ever imagined I could.

*First bath at the hospital

*Catching some Rays


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oh no...

I'm afraid the little guy takes after his Mom. I've caught him like this a few too many times.
Sorry I can't get this picture to rotate, but it's still pretty cute.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

More of Joshua

Here are some new pictures of baby Joshua. He's doing so good and catching on to the whole sleeping and nursing thing really well. He had his first bath, and hated it. Had his first tummy time, and loved it! He's such a cute little guy!

*Josh with Grandpa Anderson

*First ride in his car seat
*Just a good shot of what he really looks like

*First bath
*Tummy Time

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Joshua

Our son Joshua was born today. 7 pounds 9 ounces 20 inches long and a healthy set of lungs. We love him more than words can express and feel extremely blessed. Here are a few pictures of him from this afternoon. There will be plenty more to come.



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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

We set our Christmas tree up this week! I absolutely LOVE having a Christmas tree up in the house. I have to have the lights turned on whenever I'm home, even in the middle of the day. I can't wait for Christmas!

Tag. I'm it...

4 TV shows I watch:
~ The Office
~ Samantha Who
~ Private Practice
~ Greys

4 Favorite Restaraunts:
~ Iggy's
~ Pasta Factory
~ Cafe Rio
~ Costa Vida

4 Things That Happened Yesterday:
~ Went to the Dr.
~ Went shopping
~ Went to the Dr. again
~ Laid on the couch in depression (just for a couple hrs. I got over it)

4 Things I'm Looking Forward to:
~ Not being pregnant anymore!
~ Having a baby
~ Thanksgiving (even though it wont be with my family, it'll still be great)
~ Going home for Christmas

4 Things On My Wish List:
~ Wish I wasn't pregnant
~ A new wardrobe
~ That I lived closer to family
~ A piano in my house

4 Things I'm Grateful For:
~ My Savior Jesus Christ
~ My Husband
~ My family
~ Grateful my husband has a good job right now

4 People To Tag:
~ Rach
~ Tara
~ Tia
~ Tasha

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Baby Shower!

On November 1st my mom and sisters threw me a baby shower. It was so much fun. I got to see tons of friends that I hadn't seen for a really long time. Thanks so much to everyone who came and for the gifts, cuz they were seriously awesome! This baby really got taken care of. And thanks to my awesome family for putting it together. I have the best sisters and mom in the world!
I didn't even get my camera out until the very end so there aren't many pictures. Here are just a couple of my friends and I.

Lindsay, Kirstin, Rachel, Leigh and I

Me, Andrea and Marshall. Andrea's a little over 3 months along!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Little Fishing Trip

Last Saturday was such a nice day. I'm afraid we don't have many of them left, so Beau and I tried to do as much as we could outside. Here are a few pictures of a little fishing jaunt we took between mowing and winterizing the yard. I haven't been fishing for quite a while, and it was actually pretty fun. I only wish we would have started a little sooner in the year cuz there's NO WAY I'm ice fishing.

Pumpkins!!!

Last week Beau and I got together with the Dalton's to carve some pumpkins. We have to barrow their kids to make things like this fun until we have our own. And it was super fun! Taylor and Paige were so cute! Paige kept tasting everything we were pulling out of the pumpkins and Taylor was totally grossed out by the slimy insides, but was pumped about the carving part. Him and Beau carved two pumpkins; one was a skull and the other was of three wolves. I carved the "Happy" pumpkin and Kristin did the monster. All in all, it was a way fun night. We sure do love the Dalton's.



Monday, October 20, 2008

Tag...

Eight T.V. shows I love to watch:
1- The Office
2- Prison Break
3- Grey's Anatomy (but I'm not watching it anymore if they are seriously going Gay!)
4- Private Practice (totally better than Grey's)
5- Samantha Who?
6- I used to watch Paula Deen ALL the time, when we had TV
7- Privileged
8- Everybody Loves Raymond

Eight Favorite Places to Eat:
1- My Mom's house
2- Beau's Mom's house
3- Cafe Rio
4- Costa Vida
5- Pasta Factory
6- Anywhere with pizza
7- The Roof
8- TGI Fridays

Eight Things that happened yesterday:
1- Made a Pie
2- Went to Church
3- Made dinner
4- Watched Prison Break
5- Snuggled with Beau
6- Made a list of every thing I need before the baby comes
7- Made a family birthday calender
8- Read the Ensign

Eight Things I look forward to:
1- Not being Pregnant anymore!
2- Having a baby
3- Thanksgiving
4- Christmas
5- Going home the first of November and seeing my new niece
6- Finishing my degree
7- Beau finishing his degree
8- Going on a vacation to Europe again

Eight Things I love about Fall:
1- It's my very favorite season!
2- Beautiful weather
3- Changing Colors
4- Open windows
5- Decorating my house
6- Halloween
7- Thanksgiving
8- Burning fall candles (pumpkin spice!)

Eight Things on my wish list:
1- Be a good wife
2- Be a good mom
3- Lose weight fast after the baby
4- Build my dream home
5- Become a teacher
6- Become a better cook
7- Traveling pretty much everywhere
8- Always be happy about life no matter what is going on

Eight people I tag: Anyone who wants to do it!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jackson Trip

Last weekend Beau and I decided to take a trip up to Jackson to see it and the fall leafs changing before it starts to snow. It was SO much fun...and amazingly beautiful! I can't believe we live so close to such awesome scenery. It's always fun to play tourist and feel like your on vacation when you're only an hr away from home.
*The Snake River running through Swan Valley

* Me in front of the reservoir.


*Another shot of the res. and Beau. It was one of the prettiest places we have ever been.
*The leafs

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's coming along...

Here are a few pictures of our nursery. Beau has done such a good job with everything! I love being married to a handy guy who will go along with every crazy idea I get in my head. I think he's pretty proud of himself too. It took me FOREVER to decide on the color for the top part of the walls. I loved the orange color in the bedding from the beginning, but it took some talking into to give me the courage to actually put it on the wall. I'm SO happy I did. I LOVE it! So does Beau, he was rooting for orange the whole time.
*The 1st step...putting up the boards.

*2nd...Painting the bottom
*The dilemma...
*The finished product! It's hard to get a good picture because the room is so small it's hard to get far enough away. *And this is how I help. Not really! I helped...I taped. That's the worst part!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor Day weekend

Over Labor Day weekend Beau and I went home to see our families. On Saturday I went to Nicole's wedding and Beau went up to Kolob to dig the basement for my parent's cabin. I had so much fun Saturday with my sisters, nieces and nephews. We made some super cute hair clips (that I should have taken some pictures of!) and just hung out. Then Sunday we went to Toquerville and spent the day with Beau's family, which was way fun as well. Monday I went up the mountain with Beau to finish up some digging. I didn't dig, I slept in the trailer with my mom, while Beau and my Dad ran the tractors. And when they were finished it was one HUGE hole! It's so awesome. I can't wait for it to be finished. Although the weekend was so much fun, it was exhausting. I think I slept a total of 8 hours all three nights combined. It's hard when you drive all the way down there to only spend 2 1/2 days. We never want to spend any of that time sleeping because we want to spend every second we can with our families.
*Tara and I belly-to-belly. I swear my belly is Enormous, the dress just hides it!

*Nicole, Taleesa and I*

*Kate being so funny showing off her skills!

*Beau and Kate*

Our Project Of A House...

So, although moving into this house has been a pretty Big down-grade from what we lived in in Utah, we have LOVED the projects that come with a older, simpler home. We've redone just about everything but the kitchen sink (seriously though). The yard, if you could call it a yard, was a DISASTER to say the least. Weeds were knee high and had completely taken over the grass. So we planted new grass in both the front and the back yard, put in a planter in the front, fixed the existing planter/hill in the back and watered watered watered! Oh and prept a spot for a HUGE garden next spring. It all turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself. Especially for our first go at this whole landscaping thing.
*Our humble Abode*
*The front planter. This is an old picture. It looks better now that the grass has grown in around it and the flowers have bloomed more.

*My favorite flowers
*Beau work'n on the back planter. This used to be a big hill with the tree on top, so the tree wasn't getting any water and it was dying! I don't know what the previous owners were thinking. It looks a lot better than before, I just hope the tree survives.
*Just watering the lawn...The garden spot is in the back ground though. (Mom, doesn't the lawn look good!?)

As for the inside of the house. We have Painted our little hearts out! It started with just the front room, which HAD to be painted because it was the darkest, ugliest color ever:( I painted that the day we moved in, before we did anything else. Then I thought, hey...since we have some extra paint, why not paint our bedroom? We did that the next weekend. Then after a couple months of living here, I could stand the color of the ENTIRE house no more! So two weekends ago I decided we were painting the whole thing! The kitchen was a lot more work than I thought because I didn't take into account the fact that we would have to pull out all the appliances and do SO much taping around all the cabinets, but it really wasn't that bad, and it makes a world of a difference. Once that was done there really wasn't a lot of house left. We did that the next day in just a couple hours. I'm super happy that we did it. It's amazing what a little bit of good quality paint does to the look of a house.

*Beau painting the kitchen. I promise I really do help out with all these projects, but I'm also the photographer in the family so I don't get in any pictures.

*The TALL wall! Kind of a weird pic but you get the point. It's from upstairs looking down.
*The living room all put together...