Sunday, December 27, 2009

just a few more of my favorite moments

The morning after the hurricane that ripped through our house on Christmas morning, the kids having more fun with RockBand...very glad that Santa though of Lego's RockBand because there were better songs on it for the kids.

Sedona is going to be very upset that Daddy has to go back to work on Monday. She thinks I am here all the time now. That is going to change as soon as I blink my eyes so I am enjoying it while I can.

A couple pictures of our favorite "almost" 10 year old. She loves these boots. I dont think she took them off when she went to bed tonight.

Who is that in the Jeep? Notice the boots are peaking out from the sides of the Jeep...

I knew that was Ashley!

She was very embarrased to have to drive Deacon's Jeep home from the Gledhills. She did not want to be seen.

A father's view

Kim is still updating the blog but I wanted to get some of my favorite pictures in. We have a crazy family but I wouldn't change any of them. We had a great Chrsitmas.

Nolan is having a blast playing the drums and guitar on Lego's RockBand. He is frustrated about not being able to play on "Medium" or "Hard" but for the drums even "Super Easy" is hard for me.

He enjoys his lego sets but when I asked why he hadn't started putting them together he informed me that "(He) was waiting for me because we ALWAYS build them together."

RockBand has been a hit for everybody. Great thinking Santa!! Deacon and Sedona fight over the drum sticks, then hit each other over the head with them.

Deacon commented that "Wow, (Santa) really came." He was really happy about getting Woody and Buz from Toy Story that he had been talking about for the last month.

A couple of very happy kids. Ashley got a pair of boots that she ADORES, she was very happy that they not only had "bling" but that they clicked on the floor when she walks. Girls... I am married to one and still can't figure them out.

Sedona is very happy about her "Baby" that eats, laughs, sleeps and keeps her completely entertained. If we need a minute to ourselves all we ask is "Where is baby?" and off she goes to rescue her

I am going to post a couple more pics her in a minute so stay tuned!

Fleece blankets

Fleece blankets that I made for my 3 oldest this year. I had Joannes Fabric embroider their initials on the back. They are so soft and cuddly!!
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Valley Fever

So here's the story: In early October I got really sick with Strep throat and maybe the swine flu. (we don't know for sure if it was swine flu) I was in bed for three days straight. Will gave me a blessing and some antibiotics. A few days later I remained sick with the fever and achiness, so Will changed my perscription to something stronger. I did get better, so I thought. I was able to do things but at night I was exhausted and still having low grade fevers. I just kept telling Will I didn't feel good. I had no energy to do anything and I would take naps with the kids during the day. Which I never do. So after about a month of this going on everyday, I went into Will's work and gave several containers of blood. I gave blood on a Thursday and on Saturday morning I came down with this rash. The first picture here is Saturday the start of it. Sunday morning I freaked. I had it worse on my chest and it was all over my arms. It itched sooo bad. To the point I was in tears. It was hot to the touch and very, very bumpy and very red. Monday morning came with no results from the blood work. So we waited until Tuesday. They got the preliminary report from the lab and it said I had valley fever. What!! I didn't even know what Valley fever was. The lab wanted to do more tests so we waited until Wednesday. The test was confirmed. So the plan: anti-fungal medicine for 9 months! Yep that's right 9 months. I had to take some medicine for the rash until it got under control. But wait it gets better. About a week after I started taking the anti-fungal medicine my ankles and knee joints started to swell bad. I could barely walk. I couldn't get out of bed(our bed frame is low to the ground). So Will would have to help me. It was terrible and very worrisome. I was swollen for about 1 and 1/2 weeks. I ended up going back to Will's office and get checked out by Dr. McClure. Will was worried! They changed my medicine to a higher dose and gave me pain meds. The pain meds made me sicker than a dog. The only good thing out of it was that I lost weight because I was never hungry. I'm off the pain meds and am doing much better. I have some scaring from the rash but it is slowly fading. So there you go. Here's some nasty pictures of the rash.

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O Christmas tree O McLaws tree

Will's job is to put on the lights. Ashley was his helper this year.

The lights are on and not quite decorated yet. I guess we forgot to get a picture of the finished product. I think we may be getting a fake tree in the next year. The real trees are nice but they die way too fast.
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Sweet Deacon loved Santa this year. Sedona, on the other hand, did not like Wa Wa. She would look from a far.

The kids got to wear their p.j.s for our ward party. The ward party this year was awesome!
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Temple lights with the Gledhill's

We had a good time at the Temple. It was a tad busy as it was a Sunday. I walked out of the house with no jacket as I was making sure everyone else had their jackets. It was not really that cold so I didn't freeze.
Our awesome friends the Gledhill's

Sedona has become quite the daddy's girl. She is so sweet and has started to talk so much. Her new word is Wa Wa translated as Santa.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bye Bye "B"

We took the "B" (pacifier) away from the babies. The binky fairy came (like the tooth fairy) and took the binkies and left them each a toy. Sedona had a harder time without it than Deacon. She cried for 2 nights and then was fine. Deacon did great and still asks for it. We were worried about him since he was older and had it longer. I do love that I don't need one everytime I leave the house.

Deacon having fun in the water

I think this is a cool picture of Deacon running in the gutter.

1st day of school for Ashley & Nolan

I realize I am way behind and can't catch up so I am going to put a few pictures up anyways. This is their first day of school. It was a new school and they rode the bus for the first time and Nolan went all day long. I think it went well. Nolan in the 1st grade and Ashley in the 4th. Soo cute!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Good Job

Deacon's #3

Some big events have happened since we last posted. Deacon had his third birthday. He had lots of fun and still talks about his "Happy Boofday Pawty"

He got his first bike and lots of other fun toys. Cousins came over that night for cake and a pinata party.

I (Will) never had a pinata for a party but you can't have a birthday in the Anderson family without a Pinata.

Everybody had fun (at least I think so) and no one was injured in the beat-down of the pinata!

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Just tonight we had our first watermelon. I was a little worried that it would not be ripe but it was wonderful. It tasted very sweet and very fresh. Deacon and Sedona went to town on it. It was a little larger than a bowling ball and mostly seedless. We have one more on the vine and since the other is off I suspect we will get another one growing soon. I will try to take some current pictures of the garden tomorrow.

The peppers have been good. One night we had our friends the Jones and the Gledhills over for dinner and cut up the japapenos and put them on our burgers. I was hoping that we would have enough to make some jalapeno poppers in the deep fryer but i don't think this time. I have been told that they will make it through the heat of the summer and so we should get some more in a couple of months when it cools down.

The tomato plant that survived is called a yellow pear tomato and it is an heirloom variety. I don't like tomatoes but these were rather sweet and not to tomato like. The kids and Kim have liked them. There are a ton on the bush now so I suspect we will have plenty for a salad. They are bite size and "POP" in your mouth.

The onions were good. Both yellow and red. The yellow onions got much larger. They were also sweet and great on burgers.

The squash has been really good. We have had 2-3 squash twice a week and they have been good steamed with butter and kosher salt. The kids have even enjoyed eating the vegetables. They really liked when we deep fried some zucchini and onions.

We are looking foreword to the cantaloupe and the corn which should be done in the next week. We have already decided that in the fall our garden will need to be about twice as big.

Special thanks goes to Joseph Gledhill for his help in prepping the area and his expertise on gardening, without which the garden would never have gotten off the ground. Also thanks to Daryn McClure for his advice on when to harvest watermelon and onions. I thought the onions had died but apparantly when the stalks lay over that means it's time to harvest.

Most special thanks goes to Ashley, Nolan and Deacon for watering, weeding and harvesting. They have had lots of fun watching this grow and both Kim and I have noticed that they have been more "adventurous" in their eating since planting the garden. To their list of favorite vegetables (fresh asparagus, corn on the cob and salad) we will have to add zucchini and tomatoes
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The Evolution

Hello again! We know it has been a while since we posted on this old blog but we are back!

Here are some pictures of our current and ongoing project...the GARDEN

We and the kids have had a fun time preparing, planting, watering, weeding and finally harvesting. We planted strawberries, corn, onions, carrots, watermelon, cantaloupe, zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, anaheim chili.

We lost all of the summer squash, and one of the tomato plants. We think it was too hot for the carrots cause they kind of didn't do to much. The strawberries produced for about 1 month and then finally succumbed to the summer heat.
Everything else is doing well though. We will post more pictures of the evolution to date!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sedi's First Steps

Our BIG little girl

 I know, I know...we are a bit behind in our blogging but these were a couple of pictures that we could not ignore.  Now this is one cute girl.  She is getting so big, so fast.  She is walking everywhere.  I am going to try to post a video of her taking some of her first steps.  
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Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

It was a pretty low key day for us.  We decorated the kids rooms with hearts and chocolate "hugs".  We took the kids to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast.  Around lunchtime we decided to get out of the house and go walk around Best Buy to look at T.V.s.  We had no idea that this was the day that we dicoscovered our new favorite restaurant.  Y.C.'S Mongollian Grill.  It was so good!  We had so much fun trying new things and loading up our bowls with whatever we wanted.  The best thing yet was that it fed our family for $23.00.  We all got our own bowl, drink, soup, chips, and ice-cream cone.  It was a surprise when we walked out to church on Sunday morning to see our house had been "heart-attacked.  I think we found out who it was.  Will's brother Nathan and his family.