Friday, January 17, 2014

RCC needs SLB

My little brother Shawn headed to the MTC on Wednesday. He has been called to serve in the California Rancho Cucamonga mission. I  cannot wait for the first email. My mother in law told me that we will live for those letters. I find that extremely true already! We haven't even received an email yet, and I am dying to know how life is going for Shawn. We are lucky though, because our Uncle works at the MTC so we get little updates which have been helpful. It was such a neat night on Tuesday seeing him get set apart as a missionary. He is so ready for this! He will be such a great missionary. I miss him so much already!! I know that he is going to do such a great work in California. Plus, he's in California, how awesome is that? Warm weather!   I cannot wait to receive our first email or letter.  I am sure our blog will keep you updated on Shawn and his success. Brighton and Bristol don' have much of any idea where Shawn is. I hope that we can keep in the know with Shawn. We ask Brighton and he says Shawn is on a mission, but I don't think he gets it. I also don't think he understands that he won't see him for two years. I cannot believe that my kids will be almost 6 and 3 when he gets home. Crazy! Life is good!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

We are Back!

I am sorry...I am so lame at writing. Wow! Life has been going by so fast. The last time I blogged, Bristol wasn't even here!!! Wow! Wow! Wow! We have changed, our location has changed, we have grown together, we have been sad together. We can't believe how much our kids are growing.  A little about life now. In June of 2013, we sold our home in Ogden. We have talked about moving and getting out of our home for at least a year. We moved in with my Grandpa Walker after selling our home. Our home in West Valley was not quite ready yet. We quit the theatre in July. We forgot how much we love spending time with each other. We forgot what it was like to enjoy Saturdays and Sundays to ourselves, as well as holidays. I enjoyed being right next door to my family for four months. I also didn't know how hard it was going to be when we did move away from my family. Brighton loved being able to go to Grandma BenBen's everyday. Ben kept up with school very well during the summer as well as the fall semester even during two moves, he's a champ! I completely love that man! We enjoyed being able to spend time with Grandpa Walker. What a sweet time and great memories we made while living with him. We have learned that time is never enough.

Ben: Rocked his Summer and Fall semester of school at Weber State. I don't know how he does it? He seriously is my hero! I love that he is such a great man. I cannot believe that he graduates in the Spring. That tunnel we have been going through, has a light at the end :) I am more than positive that when he graduates he will go and get a part time night job. He cannot sit at home and do nothing at night. He is so much like his Dad in that way. It pretty much kills him in between semesters when he has to be home with us at night ;) Ben just got called to be the Young Men's Secretary in our ward.

Brighton: Our little boy is a Sunbeam! We can't believe it. He is growing up so quickly. He is all boy. He loves basketball, superheroes and his Dad. I am pretty sure his Dad is his favorite superhero. He is Ben's shadow. I hope they never lose the relationship that they have now. I absolutely adore their relationship. Brighton starts preschool in the fall. I cannot believe that I am even talking about this right now. He was just born yesterday!

Bristol: Our little girl is One! Even to this day I cannot believe that The Anderson gene created our sweet baby girl. We just love her. I could snuggle and love on her all day. She is my little side kick. Brighton and Ben have their thing and Bristol and I have our bond too. I love it! I won't lie. She loves her big brother and looks up to him...literally ;) She thinks that she can walk down the stairs just like her brother...that doesn't end so well. She loves to scale the couches or our coffee table. We are pretty sure she will be walking in a few months.

KoriAnn: I love to being a Stay at Home Mom. I honestly cannot ask for anything more. I have wanted this forever. I love seeing my kids grown and learn everyday. It really is the best! The kids and I get to go to playgroup every Tuesday. It is a good out for both the kids and I. I get adult time and the kids get playing time, what more can I ask for? I just got called to teach Valiant 9. I have taught only once so it is an adjustment, but I will get day.

We are adjusting to life in Salt Lake. I miss my family terribly but this is where we are suppose to be. We hope that once the summer comes we will get more stuff unpacked and organized. We will see how that goes. We are truly blessed and know that The Lord takes care of us every second of the day.
Lots of Love,
The Anderson's

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why do I suck at Blogging? I seriously thought I was getting better at it, but apparently I am not! One day I tell myself, and then three months pass and I still haven't written anything since our Anniversary. Lame! One Day...Ha!
Brighton and his new bear Jazz
I will take you through a quick recap of the past three months. February we celebrated Ben's 29th birthday, and Brighton's 2nd Birthday.  What a fun month for Birthdays! We celebrate alot at the end of February. It sometimes is a blur. Ben could seriously care less about his birthday so we combined it with Brighton's birthday. I don't think it's fair to Ben but he doesn't mind one bit. Next year will be different.
In March Ben got asked to be on another Wood Badge course. I say Yuck! He enjoys every minute of it! So I can't complain too much although I do. Ha!
April came and went...Ben finished another semester of school. I survived another semester. We still have a lot to go but there is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.
And here it is May already. Our weekends will consist of working at the theatre, going to St. George to see Brian Regan, and Ben starts Summer School on Monday. Yes, our lives are exciting...don't you wish you were us ;)

Ben and I at the Dallas vs. Jazz Game! What an Awesome Game!

Friday, January 20, 2012

6 Years!

Ben and I celebrated our 6th anniversary this past weekend. Brighton stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Anderson, and Cherokee got to stay with Grandma Natter. We knew it was going to be a slim anniversary. I normally try and get us a hotel room and plan something fun for the weekend but our weekend at home was just as memorable I think. I told Ben at the first of the week last week that we were going to build a fort in our living room and just play games and be lazy for once in our busy lives. When Ben got home on Friday night we opened our gifts from each other. I bought him Moneyball he bought me Something Borrowed. We ordered our favorite pizza from Papa John's. Ben's favorite is the BBQ Chicken Pizza and mine is the Spinach alfredo pizza. We ran to the theatre after picking up our pizza and got ourselves some drinks and some popcorn for our movies. It was such a good night. We moved our mattress in the living room and built ourselves what we called a "fort" it was more like a jail cell if you ask me but we just went with it and had a great night. We even got a couple of games of Skip Bo in. Although, Ben beats me everytime. I managed to beat him once. When my pile only had ten cards in it while his had 20. Ha! Saturday we got up and went walking than we came home and were lazy all day. It was so nice not to have to do anything for a change! We headed to the Bountiful Temple later in the afternoon on Saturday. We hit the 5:30 session. I was so thrilled to be able to go to the temple with Ben. I think it helped us have a good week this past week. I was grateful to feel the spirit while at the temple and be able to remember what covenants we made this time 6 years ago (although a day behind this year). After the temple we headed to our favorite Mexican Restaurant and enjoyed a delicious dinner as always and even indulged in the best fried ice cream. I seriously could NOT stop eating it. It was so good!!! Maybe that is why we never get dessert after we eat because I eat it all. After we enjoyed dinner we headed to G & G Anderson's to get Brighton. It was a great weekend spent with the Man I Love. I just wish it could have been a little longer. I am thinking that once Ben graduates school we'll go on a vacation just the two of us. That day cannot come fast enough.
Blast throught the Past!

This is the first picture of 2012. We never got a picture of us on our anniversary. So this will have to do! I love this picture though. Brighton's face is priceless! Also, it goes to show that he is the center of our world!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Andersons' Top 11 in 11

11- Brighton's 1st Birthday Party with Family and Friends

10- Brighton's many sleepovers with Grandma Natter, Grandma and Grandpa Anderson, and Grandpa and Grandma Bennion

9- Spent lots of time with Grandma's and Grandpa's

8- Adult Trip to Lake Powell in August

7- Ben and KoriAnn got called to teach Valiant 10 together

6- We put our house up for sale

5- Ben was a Troop Guide for a Wood Badge Staff

4- We got a new Truck

3- Ben finished another Semester of school....hopefully only
     three more left!

2- We are debt free...except for our HOME :)

1- We are all Happy and Healthy!
               Here is to 2012! We can't wait for what is to come.

Christmas 2010

Wow! It was an awesome Christmas. My Mom spent the night here at our house. It is always fun to have my Mom here with us. We woke up early on Christmas morning and unwrapped presents. We are such spoiled kids. Brighton enjoyed his basketball hoop from Santa. Santa also got him a baseball thing to, but he is not into that so much. He got new church clothes, shoes, and blocks from santa. All of Brighton's grandparents spoiled him rotten. He managed to get lots of cars, trains, books, and clothes. Our house is suddenly feeling smaller and smaller. Socks, clothes belts, scarfs, gloves, new bed sheets, workout clothes, gift cards, money, and wicked tickets were the highlight of mine and Ben's Christmas. We honestly have more than we ever deserve. We spent the morning at church, came home took a nap, and headed for Salt Lake. We stopped at Grandma Bennion's to see everyone and then ended our night at Grandma and Grandpa Anderson's house. It was so great to be with family. We would have it no other way. We are so grateful for the birth of our Savior, and for this time of year to reflect on this wonderful miracle. We are so blessed with great family and friends. For each of you, thank you for being a part of our lives!

Brighton when he first saw all of his presents

Brighton Loves his Basketball Hoop

We gave my Mom scriptures. It is a blue quad with her name engraved in it. She loved it! She is crying. It was priceless and made me tear up too.

Brighton's New Truck

Merry Christmas!
The Anderson's

Friday, December 30, 2011


In August...Ben rear ended someone over on  Larsen Lane. We just barely got his vehicle fixed just a few weeks ago. The other night he pulled out onto Washington Boulevard and someone smacked right into him. He swears he didn't see the car that he pulled out in front of. I came home not in a good mood once I got the voicemail that Ben had gotten into another car accident. My mind was racing about what we were going to do, and how we were going to pay for what was going to have to be fixed or bought. Considering that in his voicemail he told me that he thinks that he totaled the truck. It was a sad week for us. We didn't know what to think or do. Ben was planning on going to Brigham on Monday to see what they could find vehicle wise. We decided that we needed to find a new truck for Ben. We were not looking forward to going back into debt for a vehicle, but we knew that is what we had to do.
We spent Christmas Eve at Ben's parents house catching up with extended family and grandparents. It was great to see everyone. Once it was time to go Dad asked us how we we're going to get all of our  christmas presents in our trunk. I wasn't too worried considering that we were going to come back down to Salt Lake on Christmas and we could fit all of the stuff that we didn't get in our trunk that next day.  I didn't realize that there was three totes full of food storage, a box of diapers for Brighton and wipes. I couldn't believe how much they gave us. I was so thrilled. I was soon to be even more excited when my father in law shoved me outside to see if we could fit all of that stuff in our vehicle...and when I stepped outside I found this...

Seriously, how awesome is that?? Pretty Awesome. I totally love my Inlaws. I truly believe that they are answers to prayers. They are so giving and they always take care of us. They know when we are stressed and need some talking to or need some help. They are amazing people! This is a Christmas gift and a Graduation gift for when Ben finally graduates college. Which is next December...we hope!