Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Vote for Teddy and his cuteness!!

We've entered this picture of Teddy in a photo contest on Shutterfly.  Please go and vote for him here:
Of course, we're aware some of you may (do...) have your own entries in said contest, in which case we understand if you don't vote for us, or vote more for yours (I think you can vote as much as you want?).  Anyways, check out our kid and if you think he's as cute as we do, please vote for him!
Dang cute, no?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Ok, so this is basically a shameless plug for Shutterfly and their Christmas cards - no sense in pretending it's anything else...but hey, for 50 (yes, fifty) free Christmas cards, our blog space is definitely for sale!  Not to mention, they have some pretty sweet cards.  Here's a few:

This one is prolly not the one that Amber and I would go for, since we're pretty traditional about wanting to have a card that actually says something about CHRISTMAS on it rather than stupid, generic "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings", but I really like the design:
They do, however, have a line of religious-themed Christmas cards for those of us who don't want to forget "The reason for the season" - there wouldn't be Christmas without Christ.  I really like this one (and it's just a coincidence that it has the same picture - ours will actually have pictures of our family, don't worry...)
Anyway, they have TONS of designs, and they make it easy to find what you want - you can narrow your search by how many spaces the card has for pictures, whether the card is flat or folded, paper type, card size, price, colors in the design, or even the designer, should you be savvy enough to know who some of them are (or, I guess if you find one or two you like by a certain designer and want to see more).  So - this season, expect to see a wicked-sweet Chrismas card coming your way from the Andersons, courtesy of Shutterfly.  "Thanks, Shutterfly!" *looks at camera with a cheesy grin*

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

As (sortof) promised...

Ok, so I said I might maybe post family pictures, so I figured I'd kindof deliver on that sortof promise.  First off, here's a picture of the whole family:

Teddy was first to have his individual pictures taken.  He started off in pretty good spirits:


What I really like about the above picture is not only his super-cute smile but also the fact that he looks like he just finished a tap-dance routine or something.  After a while, Teddy started to wear down...

The photographer said she liked that one a lot. I don't think it's Teddy at all.  The only time he sits that still is when he's tired, and even then, this just looks way too posed to me.  The next picture was Teddy's reaction to the photographer's continued attempts to get him to sit still and pose, and I love it:


I think it captures a lot of who Teddy is - not that he's a really ornery or bratty kid, but just that he has a very independent spirit and way way too much energy to sit and pose in some chair forever, or even for five minutes.  He's awesome.
Aurora was pretty tired by the time it was her turn to take pictures, but we got some good ones:

The first one is awesome, I love her face in it.  The flower one is just dang cute.  We got a print of that to put in her bedroom.  We love the crying one too - that was her "I'm tired and sick of pictures" reaction - as opposed to Teddy's shouting - we definitely have a boy and a girl.  Anyways, not much else to say about the pictures.  Our kids are pretty stinking cute.  If you want to see more of the pictures (or see us in real life...) come and visit us sometime.

Monday, November 01, 2010

We're not dead yet.

So we keep getting hounded by people to update our blog.  Here it is.  We're still alive.  Amber has at this point renounced all blogging responsibilities and laid them squarely on my shoulders, so we'll see if I pick them up and run with them or leave them lying in a pile on the ground.  If I choose the former, you'll see family pictures from us soon.  Hope for that, because our kids are really cute and apparently super photogenic.  And no, I'm not being vain, just truthful.  That's all for now.

Monday, July 05, 2010

The cutest kids

For those of you who posted comments about my last post, thanks for being on top of it. I appreciate all of the advice, especially those certain few who took the time to write me on Facebook or email me. You guys are the best. I did delete your comments, but once again I appreciate all of the advice that you had to share. You all showed so much concern for me, which is very appreciated, but I wasn't sure if anyone looked at how cute my kids are. I wanted to give you a second chance.:)

Here are a few pictures that my sister-in-law took when Aurora was first born.

These are ones we took.

Isn't she a tanker. She is in the 99% for weight and 94% for height.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


when we used to post things on this blog?  That was awesome.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Aurora Inez Anderson

Aurora Inez Anderson
4/11/10 3:16 AM
9 lbs 15 oz
21 inches

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pickleville Shout-out

I'd just like to take this chance to give a shout-out to Pickleville Playhouse.  They are doing two performances of their melodrama from last summer, The Hanging of El Bandito at the Eccles Conference Center on USU Campus, February 13th and 15th.  Amber and I went this last summer and saw their production of Annie Get Your Gun in Bear Lake and were thoroughly impressed.  Not only was it a much better and more fun-to-watch production than the one put on a couple of years ago by the Utah Festival Opera, but they did an excellent job of gracefully handling a power outage caused by a raccoon chewing their power lines.  I would recommend any of their productions, they do a fantastic job and it made for a wonderful anniversary date for Amber and I.

Disclaimer: I may or may not be hoping to get free tickets to one of the aforementioned performances by doing this shout-out.  Hey - if it would get you free tickets, wouldn't you do it too?  Seriously though, the promise of free tickets in no way influences my assessment of Pickleville or of any of their productions.  They are amazing at what they do and anybody's money (or blog space...) would be very well spent in getting tickets to see one of their shows.