Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scout Camp

Drazen and Braxton left for Del Webb Scout Camp Monday morning. It's Braxton's first time going camping for a whole week. It should be interesting how he does. He worries me a little. I had to make sure to call his leader to let him know Braxton wears contacts, and if he could please make sure that he takes them out every night with CLEAN hands!!! (I know I am a little protective, what can I say)
Drazen went to High Adventure Camp at Del Webb. He was really excited about it. They were hiking every day, and I guess by the end of camp they will have hiked 30 miles. His backpack was Huge and HEAVY. He had everything he needed for a week of camp with him, including his tent. Thank you to uncle Scott for letting us borrow the backpack, tent, etc.
They will be back on Saturday. And I have to say it has been pretty quite around here. Girls have nobody to fight with, or anyone to tease them.
But we sure do miss those boys, and can't wait for them to come home!!!!


Brianhead/Strawberry Point

Last weekend we went to Brianhead with the other Andersons. We had a great time as usual. It was very relaxing, despite it being a VERY short trip!!! Jeff, the girls and I left late to get there. We only had Saturday to do anything. We played hearts, BANG. We drove to Duck Creek for Duck Creek Days. WOW, that place was packed!!! I had never seen so many ATV's. The kids had a great time. Drazen, Braxton, Katie and Kaya even rode the bull. We then drove to my aunt and uncles cabin in Strawberry Point. As always that was a lot of fun. The kids four wheeled, and we all just hung out. Jeff and Ty went fishing and to meet up with Scott. (It can't be a trip to UT without Jeff getting in at least a couple of hours of fishing) On their way back to the condo, they had a flat on my car. It just added to our weekend. On Thursday evening, my battery died, and we had to get a new one. Sunday morning, on our way home, we of course stopped in Cedar to buy 4 new tires.
We had a great weekend as alwyas. All the kids have so much fun there. They all get along really well, which always helps.




Bull Rides - KATIE!!!!

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Bull Rides - BRAXTON!!!

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Bull Rides - DRAZEN!!!!

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4th of July

This year for the 4th,we stayed in LV, and celebrated Anderson style, with Kaya's baptism, swimming, and of course a fireworks show.
On Saturday, Kaya was baptized. It was really nice. Kaya is so sweet, and we are so proud of her. After the baptism we went to Ty and Kristen's for a family dinner. It was so much fun, just hanging out with family.
On Sunday (4th), after church, we all went to Jen and Scott's for a little bit of swimming. Everyone had a great time until Mel hit her head. Luckily, she was okay. But that was pretty much everyone's cue to get out of the pool, well except the kids. After that, we ordered pizza and went to my house for our fireworks show. Ty, Jeff and Brad did a great job keeping us entertained. The kids had a BLAST!!! Brea, I think had the most fun. She was so excited, she was about to jump out of her skin. Our firework show probably lasted about 45 minutes to an hour. We did miss the Brown family during our weekend festivities. Next year Browns, you are staying with us!! haha




Wednesday, July 21, 2010

4th of July-Part 2


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This video is very dark!!! Brea had a GREAT time during the firework show!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Update!!!`

We have been so busy that I just have not had time to update my blog. I am just going to post pictures of what we have done lately, that would include a LOT of baseball, ballet, gym, things going on at school, etc.
In the midst of everything going on, our boy Braxton turned 12 on April 21st. I can't believe that Braxton is already 12. WOW!!! He is a deacon and ready to pass the sacrament. He won't cut his hair yet, even though the whole baseball team made a pact to do so. We really didn't do much for his birthday. We went to dinner at Macayo's. (his favorite place) He and Jeff went shopping and he got a new baseball glove. That is all he wanted.
Braxton, Happy Birthday. We love you so much, even though you are at the age where your favorite words are "WOW" and "SO" (in a sarcastic way). Hopefully one day you will outgrow this stage and be our sweet boy again. (Not that you aren't sweet right now, most of the time you are, but sometimes your attitude takes over your sweetness.)
We love you buddy!!!!




Carlee & Isabel for Dr. Seuss Day

Katie & Jada for Dr. Seuss Day

Katie and Carlee for Crazy hat day

Sunday, May 2, 2010

And .... for girls there is gymnastics and ballet

Carlee and Katie are still enjoying doing what they love the most. Carlee is still in gymnastics, and Katie is still in ballet. Carlee actually tried out for Pre team, and instead ended up making Level 4 Prep. She will be in Level 4 in January and will start competing. She is SUPER excited about it. She is still at Brown's and loves every minute of it. She goes 3 days a week for 2 hours each day.
Katie is still going to ballet. She recently had RAD testing to move up. RAD is a Royal Academy of Dance test. Their headquarters are in London. All the scores after the test have to go through their offices here in the US and then get recorded with headquarters. This is serious business. She loves it though. She goes two days a week. She has a few friends she goes with so I am sure that makes it that much more fun.
All in all our girls are doing great. They are doing great in school, and in their activities.
This makes for Happy times at the Anderson house. And very busy times!!! Jeff and I are always on the go!!

Baseball, baseball and more baseball........

IS there anything else to be said?!.....Drazen and Braxton have been very busy with baseball. Which in turn, makes us very busy with baseball. Drazen is now on the JV team at Sierra Vista, and still playing club ball with the Monarchs. Braxton is still playing club and is currently playing for Peccole LL as well. Jeff is the assistant coach for the LL team. They have games at least 3 days a week. Drazen has at least 2-3 games a week. And on top of that, there are times that right after a high school game, we drive right to our club team game. Poor Drazen, he must be exhausted. He leaves for seminary at 5:30 am and then has school, stays for baseball, and sometimes has a club game right after school baseball. There are times we don't get home until after 11pm. He has done great though. He is still getting straight A's, and finishing up all of his homework. I am very impressed. I don't think I could have done that.
So, right now, our lives are baseball!!! I may sound like I am complaining, but really I am not! Our boys are involved in sports which they LOVE, and we are supporting them in doing something they love. I know where they are at all times, and they are not stuck in the house playing video games all day either. So, this is good!!!!
So, if you would like to visit us, we are at one of many baseball fields in town!!! :)


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Easter

For Easter this year, we went to my parents' house for a brunch after church (our church currently starts at 8am...). I think the kids had a great time. Kristen came with her kids, and George and Cami were also there. We had an Easter egg hunt for the kids, and then they all just played. It was a pretty mellow day. The day before Easter, Cami and I took the girls to Aliante, where they had an Easter Egg Drop!! The eggs were dropped from the helicopter and the place was a zoo. The girls each got about 6 eggs. The areas were blocked off for each age group and parents were supposed to stand on the outside and wait for their kids to come to them. (The idea was good but it doesn't quite work out so well) Anyway, Katie walked out crying because a couple of parents took eggs out of her basket. Are you kidding me, what it wrong with people?!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Katie-bird!

Katie's birthday fell on a Sunday this year, so we decided to celebrate on Saturday. She invited all of her friends from school, and her cousins. The girls had a great time. They painted flower pots, and we planted flowers in them for girls to take home after the party. (instead of the goody bags, I figured this is something they would enjoy more). They also played "hot" potato, these girls love to play that game. It never gets old. All in all it was a lot of fun.
Katie turned 7 this year. I can't believe that my baby is already 7. Boy, how the time flies. Happy Birthday Katie, we love you so much. You are such a beautiful girl, full of personality, very smart and super funny.




Friday, March 5, 2010

UGH!!!!!!

I have to vent for a minute!
Some people really need to learn how to drive!!! I got a call this morning from Jeff that he was in an accident! Really? Are you kidding me?! He is okay and it wasn't his fault, but oh man.... there is so much to deal with!!!! And that truck is his BABY!!! It's barely a year old! Really??!!! The good news though is that the guy at fault does have valid insurance!YAY - (we didn't want to go through that again) And our insurance has been great!!! And also that Jeff is okay and not hurt!!!!!
There were four vehicles involved all because of one idiot! He was making a left turn on a red light!!!!

UGH...........................................

Monday, March 1, 2010

Visting Family, Snowboarding & Skiing

Oh how I love the snow!!!! It kind of bums me out that it doesn't snow here. My kids and I love going skiing and snowboarding. (I just wish Jeffy would not be such a desert rat,LOL)
A couple of weekends ago, my mom, the kids and I packed up and drove to Orem to visit Brad and Mel and to go play in the snow. We had so much fun! We went to Sundance on Friday, and on Saturday, my mom took the boys back up. We were debating whether to go there again or to Snowbird, but Snowdance was a lot closer. (20 minutes). Mel and I just hung around the house. It was the best!! I have been so busy with boys and baseball lately that I didn't mind just sitting around and catching up. We did go to Ikea, of course!
Katie was so excited to go, but when we got to Orem, she decided that she wasn't going because she didn't want to leave London by herself. So, she stayed and played with London!
Carlee skied while the boys snowboarded. They are so good out in the snow. Braxton gave me grief for about two hours on Friday, telling me how he is horrible on the snowboard and how he can't snowboard. I was so MAD at him. After about two hours of yelling at each other back and forth and numeours calls to Jeff, I convinced him that he is good, and the only way to get better is to keep trying. We went back on the lift and after that I couldn't get him off the mountain. He was having SO much fun. When I told the boys at 4:30 that was it, Braxtoon said: "Oh man! I didn't even get to snowbaord that much!" (really Braxton, if you didn't complain forever you would have gotten a chance) Kids.....UGH!!!!!
All in all it was a great weekend. It was so fun visiting with Brad and Mel and those two ADORABLE girls!!!! I love those girls and miss them so much!!!! London is talking, and it's so cute! Brea is just the happiest little girl. She is always smiling!!!!
Thanks for letting us stay with you Andersons!!!!!!