Friday, December 24, 2010


Noah Michael Anderson made his grand entrance on December 21st at 5:20pm weighing in at a whopping 7lbs 4 oz and measuring at 20.5 inches. I was able to do a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarian). it was not too long. went into the doctor at around 10 ish after some "leaking" and then was sent over to labor and delivery. I was at a 6. So after a couple hrs of pushing until my head was gonna explode Noah came! oh what an AWESOME experience it is to hear your baby and have him put on you RIGHT after birth. It was AWESOME. he is doing GREAT! sleeping like an angel, eating like an angel, and cuddly as can be. we feel like he's been part of our family forever already. he is under the jaundice lights cause his jaundice levels were a bit high and he started getting yellow so we are taking care of that at the moment. we'll see what happens. but we are all doing AWESOME! Sophie is doing great. when he cries she goes to him, holds his hand and says "it's ok Noah, I'm here... I'm here buddy." LOL she's had a couple jealous moments but hasn't tried to throw him out yet ;) she leaves him alone and doesn't try to do everything which is SO nice for me. we are super excited to be a new family of four!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa is coming to town!

Santa has made it to eagle mountain.... in the back of Derek's fire truck. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

35.5 Weeks

PHEW! only 26 days to go till I get induced.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November RE-CAP

anyone seen november? cause it went by, pretty fast, and I think I lost it. at least we had fun with it. sending letters to santa at Macy's... Getting fun new hats... Derek ran a 5K in FULL firefighter gear... about 50lbs worth. (way to go babe) and eating LOTS of food for thanksgiving and hanging out with cousins and we are getting ready to welcome little Mr. Noah into our family this month. we'll see when it happens, anywhere between Dec 12th and Dec 29th. he is welcome anytime. (except the 24th or 25, for his sake)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

swagger wagon

we decided to trade our "go kart" of a car and get something that we could fit in. now with two kids and in a couple years with 3, this seemed to be a good choice. and so far we LOVE it! SO much room!! it's an 08 kia sedona. loving it.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Was a FUN, WET, and WONDERFUL holiday full of parties, trick or treating in the rain, and family. and our cute little bumble bee loved every minute of it :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

28.5 WEEKS

let the ballooning begin! this is when I start to grow.... by the second...

Pumpkin Fun

We picked up some pumpkins for Halloween this past week and painted them for FHE. We were gonna do the whole pumpkin patch thing, but with Derek just having had surgery, and me 7 months pregnant, walking around in the mud wasn't a great idea.... so off to smith's we went. :) Sophie didn't care. she was super excited to paint them. and she had a blast doing it. She even wanted to pick one out for her brother. I LOVE FALL.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My gallbladder-less husband

So just a couple weeks ago Derek started to get really sick when he ate anything heavy on the stomach. He would get super nauseous and would have horrible stomach pains. Last Sunday it got SO bad that we took him to the ER where they did a bunch of tests and x-rays. his organs looked OK but his blood tests were a bit off. His tests showed that his gallbladder was not filtering like it should... after he was sent home he felt OK. Monday he thought he had a light dinner, but boy was he wrong. He was up again all night and so we moved a test they were doing on Thursday to that Tue. The test showed that his gallbladder was only working at about 25% which the lowest of normal is 38%. On wed night he was in terrible pain again and this time it didn't stop. So we saw a surgeon on Thursday morning, and Thursday at 1pm his gallbladder was gone. he did great and is feeling MUCH better. he had his first real meal yesterday, which his stomach didn't like too much, but it didn't cause the pain or discomfort it did. It'll take a little bit for his body to get used to the change but we are SO glad he is doing better. We really enjoyed having him home all week, even though it was under those circumstances. but we sure are glad he is all better! Back to his old self :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

what's all the buzz about halloween?!!

The Fun Part About BYU Games

We went with Paula, Adam and Will to a BYU football game this last weeked with NO kids. and it was fantastic. of course we all missed our kids but it's nice to be with just your spouse. Not even thinking about it I wore RED. GO UTES. Paula and Adam, sitting on the other side of the stadium, said they found me in the crowd, thanks to my red shirt in a sea of blue. but they were playing Nevada, and since Derek is from Nevada I cheered for them, while Derek and Will sitting next to me tried hiding from everyone giving me dirty looks. LOL we had a lot of fun and can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sophie's new cut

so... I used to be able to trim Sophie's hair when it was super short... not so much now... and it was too late when I realized that and her hair looked SO bad. haha so we took her to cookie cutters today and had her hair cut. I am very satisfied with the results. little stinker sat completely still for him and tilted her head and everything! why won't she do that for me!! this was her first REAL hair cut and she loved it. she didn't wanna leave. I had to drag her out. haha

Thursday, September 9, 2010

ah the changes....

here's me at almost 24 weeks. boo-ya. I'm getting HUGE. a lot faster than I did with sophie.... and here is me at 27 weeks with sophie... YIKES.... I guess boys are bigger ya?!

Monday, September 6, 2010


ARE EXHAUSTING! Being in the primary presidency is by far the most fun calling I've ever had. It's a LOT of work, specially when you're pregnant and have no energy left for anything anymore. but I would not trade it for the world! So to relax and have fun we decided to make some sugar cookies... she was a super great helper and LOVED making them and of course got to eat one... just one. it was almost bed time, and she was already wired enough... fun times fun times... sophie was having so much fun she was hugging her cookie cutters. LOL and all we ended up with was flour all over the place including sophie's WHOLE body and my belly from rubbing on the table... LOL

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

my new windows and doors

I love being married to a handy man and a handy family. Derek and his dad put up some casing and crown on our doors and windows and it made a WORLD of difference. I LOVE IT. THANKS GUYS! (don't mind the touch up paint I still need to do...)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


apparently right behind my house is a GREAT landing point for wildfire helicopters to set up and get water from a big giant pool which is called a "pumpkin" (I only know this because Derek does firefighting) how cool is THAT!? ok. not THAT cool but it kept us entertained while we were blocked into our house thanks to construction going on on our road and the idiots blocking us in...