Sunday, November 30, 2008


This year we had Thanksgiving in St. George. We had family come from Arizona and Salt Lake City to be with us. Both mine and my mom's house were so full of people but we were all together and we all had a blast! At my mom's house there was my G'ma & G'pa Anderson, Joni, Jay, Kayla, and Cortney's baby Ali. At my house we had my two uncles Kelly and Alan, my cousin Jared and my brother Nolan (who stayed at my house the whole time to be with Jared). Then on a couple of nights, we had all the kids over at my house to play games all night. That included Tionna, Ragna, their friend Gina, and of course Nolan and Jared.
We had Thanksgiving dinner and my mom's house and then played games and hung out all night. The whole weekend was a party and we all enjoyed being together and enjoying one another's company.

Family Picture! We're missing a few people, but you get the idea!

Gramma, Grampa, and the Kids! Carson :)

Gina, Tionna, and Mori

DOGGIE PILE!!! Poor Gina on the bottom...

Saturday, November 22, 2008


So my friend Annalee called me up on the 19th and asked me, "So do you have your Twilight tickets yet?" This just reminded me of how much I wanted to go but that I really wasn't! I told her "no" in a very sad voice almost hopeful that she had some way to change my plans. She then tells me that her mom won 4 tickets to the Thursday midnight preview. Her mom didn't want to go so she gave all the tickets to Annalee! Then she asked ME to go with her!!! AHHHH!!!!!! Yes! Yes! Yes! I went to the first midnight preview of Twilight!!! It was awesome! Although like any movie that follows a book... the book is so much longer and gives so much more detail. So I was a little disapointed that the movie ended so quick and that every scene felt like it went by too fast. Oh well, I guess that's expected! The actor they used for Edward Cullen wouldn't have been my first pick but by the end of the movie, I'd have to say that...he's grown on me. He does a good job of playing the character.
So, for anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet, I do recommend it. It was good and I do plan on seeing it again! ....I can't wait for the second movie to see Jacob play a bigger role! :) The wolves will be interesting to see!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Carson's Birthday!

Well, Carson's 2nd birthday wasn't that long ago so I'd thought I'd go back and blog about it....

Carson turned 2 on August 19th. We went to the "water park" in the middle of town with G'ma & G'pa Herrin, Nolan, Tionna, and Ragna. (Ragna is a foreign exchange student living with my parents from Germany.) We brought some snacks and everyone sat and hung out or played in the water with Carson. Of course Carson was in the water! He LOVES playing in the "splash pad" fountains or running in the stream. After a little while, we all went back to our house for cake & ice cream and to open presents. This year we took a chance at buying Carson some matchbox cars and a car track. BIG HIT! He loves his cars and plays with them every day! He also got a "pop-up" tunnel to go with his "pop-up" tent. He likes playing in those too. Good for chasing and playing Hide and Seek! :)

It was really fun this year to watch Carson...being 1 year older. He had so much fun and knew a little bit more of what was going on.

Grampa and Dad watching everyone else play in the water...

Nolan's heel-kick! (He's very proud of it)

Carson laying down in the water.

Nolan, Tika, Carson, & Gramma

Tionna, Nolan, & Ragna

Carson and Daddy!

Happy Birthday Carson!

Open presents! Yay!

Cool cars!

Carson in his "pop-up" tunnel.

Nolan in the tunnel...Goofball!

Gimmie that cake!

Get ready to blow that candle!

Yummy face...

Aw! Messy kiss!

Our family :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm very new at this...

Yay! We finally have a blogspot! (I don't know about this....) I keep reading through everyone else's blogs, loving to find out what's going on in people's lives. I've heard it's easy but this just doesn't seem like me. But...I'm willing to try it for a while and see how it goes! If anyone has any cool tips or tricks, let me know! Like I said, I'm VERY new at this stuff!