Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas...Just a little Late

I don't know about anyone else out there, but Christmas really snuck up on us this year. It came so fast and was over before we knew it. It was so nice to have the time off from work and spend time with our families. Brian and I went to Tremonton to spend Christmas Eve with his family. We have been doing this for the past few years and it has become an Anderson Family tradition. We had dinner and exchanged gifts, but due to Brian and my stomach flu, and the weather, we left really early this year. It was nice to see everyone and thanks so much for the awesome gifts!

We spent Christmas Eve playing with our newly aquired items (Satellite Radio, things for the house, and not to mention the remote control bug (that actually flies) Brian received). We finally got to bed around 2am and woke up a few hours later. We packed up the car with more gifts and headed to American Fork to see my family.
We spent all day with my family and we were feeling much better than the day before. We opened more gifts and played video games all day with the family. Thanks everyone for everything! Thank you Brian especially for spoiling me.
Behold, the greatest gift ever given:

No it is not a new car, but pay attention to the spiffy key ring. He had an automatic start installed in my car. Remember how much I just "love" winter? Well I can start my car from anywhere now and it will be nice and toasty by the time I get in it! YAY! Best gift ever! The best thing is that I would have never thought of it! Brian is just so in tune with my needs that he thought of it all by himself! Thanks honey, YOU ROCKED Christmas this year!:)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas this year!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Shopping... done?

Yes that's right, as of two hours ago I finished my Christmas shopping. I know it is horrible, I am going to miss out on Christmas Eve madness this year. Why oh why would I ever want to get done early? I love experiencing the crowds of gift grabbing lunatics. The road ragers I encounter every year always give me an educational course of defensive driving. I have never finished my Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve and now I've broke tradition... Oh well, at least I won't be feeling like the woman this year.

(Thanks Stephanie for the brillant picture- I laughed so hard when I saw this)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Little Angel

Sure, he may look sweet, but don't let this adorable bag of slobber deceive you. Our little darling was very, verRY, VERY naughty today. Sergeant spends his days locked in his kennel while Brian and I are working. Most people say that this is very healthy for the dog. Their kennel becomes their "safe" haven, and it is perfectly humane to keep them in a kennel during the day. I have always felt horrible about leaving Sergeant in the kennel all day. It makes me feel like a bad mamma leaving him locked up in such a small place. Well last night I had this GENIUS idea. Why not leave Sergeant in the bathroom? He will have more room to move around, and I won't feel so guilty for leaving him alone all day. Well this is what I get for being so thoughtful of my little baby...

Notice the bark collar on the floor. Sergeant barks when we are at work so we have him where the collar to keep him from barking. Smart little butt, he managed to get it off today, along with all of the other chaos...

Yes that is a full length mirror, destroyed! And Yes, that is Sergeant's blood.

Oh and did I mention how considerate Sergeant was when he "pottied" in the bathroom? He climbed in the tub and peed on the bathroom rug. I put the rug in the tub because I didn't want him to chew it to pieces. Oh I love my little Angel.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Check it out!

So I finally got a webpage for my illustrations. Check out my webpage:

I am using this page as a portfolio, resume, and as an advertisement for my work. Let me know if you or anyone you know is interested in my clip art.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love spending time with family, and all of the delicious food is definitely a perk! This year we spent the day at Brian's family in Tremonton. I was in charge of making the stuffing. I feel so grown up making such an important part of the meal. Fortunately, for everyone, it was edible. It wasn't as good as Mom's, but for a first attempt, it wasn't all that bad. After dinner, Brian, his dad, his brother, our niece, and me went shooting. Brian and I had an old computer monitor that needed to be put out of its misery. It is amazing how great needlessly destroying something feels.
Here is the monitor before:
Here it is after the first few rounds:

Here is Cierra shooting the 22 that she got for her birthday. (Keep in mind she just turned 9)

This is me looking super tough! Shooting Brian's 40 caliber hand gun. My ears are still ringing from shooting that thing.

This is Brian shooting the shot gun.

Oh good times. What a great day!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Hello everyone! Some of you may have noticed that I have not been updating our blog very often. My computer that I was using was really old and it was getting harder and harder to get it to work. Needless to say, I was very overdue for an update. Well today my Christmas present arrived! It is a wonderful laptop that actually works! Yay! I am so excited for this gift! With my new job, it was necessary to get a new computer so that I can work from home when I am on call. It was a great excuse for me to buy a new one.Well the past couple of months have just flown by. Brian has been working hard with school and his job. The semester is almost over and I am so excited to get to spend some time with him during the Holidays. My job is going really well and I am starting to feel comfortable. Sergeant and Mia are still doing great. Here are some cute pictures just for fun.So one day Mia and Sergeant just decided that they were best friends. I don't know how it happened, but now they sleep by each, play's amazing! Too cute though.

This is Sergeant's new way to sleep. He is so funny. He lays on his back like this all the time now. It is so funny to see him sleep this way. Ha ha... I don't know what I would do without the animals in my life. The happiness they bring is so worth the little naughties they are some times.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Tomorrow is my dad's birthday! I am posting this tonight because tomorrow is going to be really busy. I just wanted to post this and tell my dad how much I love him. We are so close and I am so blessed to have such a terrific dad. He has always given me everything that I wanted and there have been so many times he has bailed me out. Luckily, he has taught me responsibility so he won't always have to bail me out;) Happy Birthday Dad! You are the best!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Here comes the snow

So as you all have noticed, I have not posted in a while. This is due to one simple fact....Winter is almost here. I don't mean to sound negative, but what is so great about winter? I mean Christmas is great and all, but months and months of freezing cold weather? Give me a break. I am definitely living in the wrong state. Why all this negativity towards snow you may ask? Well if it took you an hour and forty-five minutes to get to work, you would be negative too! I am not exaggerating. It took me that long to drive to work yesterday, and it took me an hour and a half to drive home. That is over three hours of the day spent in my car. I love my car and all, but that is a little too much alone time in the car. Anyway, that is my big gripe for the day.
And people actually like this white stuff? So yesterday wasn't this bad, but you get my point.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Mamma

Today was my mom's 25th birthday! She was only one when she gave birth to me. Isn't that amazing? (See Mom, I told you they wouldn't buy it...) I love my mom so much! She is such an amazing woman. I feel bad that we weren't able to do more for her today, but we were able to get together and have a yummy ice cream cake from Baskin Robins. I just hope she knows how much I love and appreciate her. For those of you that don't know my mom, I will just tell you that she is the most compassionate, sweet person you would ever meet. My mom has always put everyone around her first, never thinking of herself. I hope that I will be able to repay her for all of her sacrifices. I love you Mom! I hope that you had a great day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


8 Things TAG!!!!!

8 things I love to Watch:
Grey's Anatomy
America's Next Top Model
The News :)
Animal Planet
The Snow when it is falling in huge flakes (I didn't want ya'll to think I was nothing but a couch potato)

8 favorite restaurants
Logan's Heroes (In Logan)
Ruby River
Olive Garden
Old Grist Mill (also in Logan)
My house, when I am not the one cooking
The Pie
Any All American Place

8 things that happened today
Slept in to a glorious 7:30 am (and was still on time for work)
Defragged 4 computers (ha ha I am such a geek)
Called my momma
Made plans for tomorrow, because obviously today was very boring
Ate at Bajio with Brian
Watched Grey's
Blogged this Post

8 Things I am looking forward to
Finally getting settled at my new job, it has been crazy
Brian finishing school
Ryan coming home from his mission
Andy and AmyLyn having babies so I can have more adorable nieces or nephews
My two volleyball leagues starting in November
Going on vacation (whenever and wherever that may be)
My hair growing out. I hate short hair!

8 things on my wish list
I wish that whoever is voted in as president knows what they are doing, and
I wish that things in our country would be better
I wish that I knew where my life would be in 5 years
I wish that I had more time to myself and time for my family
I wish that everyone in my life that is having a hard time, things will get better for them
I wish that I had a magic fairy that kept my house spotless (and makes dinner)
I wish that everyone only worked 4 days a week and there was more time to play
I wish that I will always be this happy and comfortable in my life

I tag everyone that wants to do this, but especially you, Kylee. You haven't blogged for 2 months! That is unacceptable.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Body Worlds

This weekend, Brian and I, had the opportunity to go see the Body Worlds Exhibit in Salt Lake. It was such a neat experience. It took a little bit of convincing Brian, but I am so glad that we were able to go! There were several bodies posed in different positions to demonstrate how the body's muscles work. There were also exhibits of the nervous system, circulatory system, digestive system etc. Each exhibit was preserved through plastination. This is a technique used to prevent the body from decomposition and allows the specimen to be displayed. (Sorry for the lecture, but I found it all so fascinating). There is more information at the Body Worlds website if you are curious. ( One of the things I found most interesting is the way that they preserved the circulatory system. Each vessel was so perfectly displayed. I couldn't believe how tiny and complex the vessels are.
We were not allowed to take pictures in the exhibit, but I found some pictures off the Internet. These are a few of the things that we saw:
I didn't really like this one. They had six babies on display. It was interesting to see, but I didn't like the idea of six babies dying. Each baby was at a certain week of development. They also had several tubes displayed, each containing a nearly microscopic fetus. It is amazing that even at 9 weeks, the baby is only the size of a grasshopper.
Not just humans! This is a camel that they displayed. The head and neck were divided into three slices. Very interesting! One of the stomachs was dissected and there was grass inside! You can't see it in this picture, I don't think, but there was also a baby camel displayed as well.
Here are some of the acrobatic poses:
It was great to see this pose. I used to always lay this way when I was little. I doubt I can still do it and successfully get up!
Figure Skaters. They actually had the man wearing ice skates! I wish they would have shown it in this picture.
These two were my absolute favorite. I loved the pose of the gymnast and the fact that they kept her hair intact! She was the only body with brown eyes. I thought that was interesting. The man on the three balls was the best! He is holding his organs above his head. How cool is that?

These last two were part of the athletic group displayed. I have no idea how they got the hurdler to be in the air. There were no strings or poles holding him up.

If you have not gone to see this yet, get off your bootie and buy tickets! Don't miss it, or you will be missing out! ;)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Here are the Pictures

I found my cord for my camera! Here are a pictures from Ryan's MTC day. Miss ya Ry!