Thursday, November 12, 2009

Family Pictures and long over due update!

Okay so I am sure a lot of you out there are wondering why it has been so long since the last time we blogged.....well no good reason really, just a lot of other things that have occupied our time. Like being pregnant with twins, having a two year old running around and demanding my attention non-stop, organizing and preparing the house for the arrival of the twins, managing our Married for Keeps class at church and so forth. But I am happy to say that I am now updating and hope you enjoy it!

We wanted to share some of our pictures we had taken by Jill Cooper Photography, she is a friend who I met my freshman year at AU and we it was so much fun to reconnect with her and allow her to capture some moments with our growing family. She did a wonderful job getting so many of the moments and we are so thankful she was willing to do it. Thanks Jill!

Things are going well, Hailey is officially pacifier free and has been for a while now. John's aunt told us about cutting a small piece of the pacifier each week until she eventually has nothing left and gets rid of it. Well, after the first cut and some laughter from her mother, she threw it away or would hide it having no interest at all in it! So praise the Lord that it was a smooth and quick transition for her. We also are officially out of diapers and in big girl pants, this has also been very smooth for us and even though we did have some accidents she has done so well and is so proud of herself every time she goes. So we are so thankful that we have been blessed by such a bright little girl and God grace to get us through these big stages in her life (even though there are plenty more bigger hurdles ahead of us!). Hailey is talking non stop now and just a joy to be with, I love how she changes and grows so much every day. She is really becoming very athletic but also loves her baby dolls and she does a great job taking care of them which is so neat to see.

Well, this has been a long enough post for now, and I can't promise the next time I will post again...but I will work a little harder on it! Hope all is well and that the Lord is blessing each of you.

The Andersons<><

PS: Sorry for the lack of organization with the pics. We were struggling with the blogspot... maybe lack of practice

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July Fun in Kentucky!

Here are just a few pictures from our fourth of July in Owensboro, Kentucky. We were able to go there with my parents to see my Aunt and Uncle. Here are some pictures of some of the fun activities Hailey was able to do even though we had rain every day that we were there. Some of the pictures with the turtle was a toy that my aunt bought her so she could play with in the pool, but we never got a chance to swim. We also put her life jacket on to make sure it would fit for our boat ride and she had a lot of fun wearing that around the house, while she was brushing her teeth, with a visor from my parents playing in the bath tub. It was so much fun to watch her play and enjoy some of the new things that she has never know before or had a chance to do. She also was able to go on a boat ride and play in the mud and fish with my dad (those pictures will come at a later day). She also is really into getting horsey rides from her daddy and thinks they are so much fun. Any time you are laying on the floor, she will climb on you and want a ride....she is so silly. We hope you enjoy the new blog....hope this finds you all doing well!

Playing at Grady's House

We recently had a chance to go to Grady's house and visit his new little sister Breelynn. Hailey and Grady had a great time playing outside on their swing set, even though sharing was a hard time for both of them! Hailey really had a great time playing with some new toys and she was so nice to Breelynn, here are some pictures of their play date and holding the new baby!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Sorry that we do not have any cute pictures to post on here, but we wanted to post and let everyone know that we are expecting twins. We just got done with the doctor visit today and found out that we are not expecting one baby, but two. We are so shocked and still in a denial phase, but we know that we have to trust God to help with all our decisions and preparing for two babies. The twins look good, they are in two separate sacs and so that is nice because they won't fight over food and their growth will be better. We go in two weeks for another ultrasound and so we are excited. Please pray that I will stay healthy and that the pregnancy will go smoothly!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hailey's 2 Year Old Birthday Party!

Sorry for the delay in posting the pictures from Hailey's birthday party, but we have been super busy with softball season and all the other things we are please forgive me. As you can tell from the pictures we had a great time with all of Hailey's friends. It was such a blessing to be able to have her party at my mom's church that has a huge indoor play facility. It was also all inclosed so that was nice to keep the kids contained! From the very start all the kids were in there playing none stop until it was time to go. We did take time eat some cake and other goodies. We also had a cake for her friend William who has the same birthday as Hailey, so it was nice to have them there with us and celebrating both of the kids birthday. From the pictures you can tell that she has a lot of boy friends who are her age, so we really need to find some other friends who have girls! Some of the little kids that were there include Ian (he is the one that she is walking out holding hands with), Owen (friend from church he is wearing the red shirt), Grady (he is in green and white shirt, I know them from high school/college), and then William (green shirt with a truck on it, I meet them through church as well). So all in all we had a wonderful time together with our friends and really had a great time letting the kids play together. Little Ian didn't want to go and when his mother tried to explain to him that he needed to go home and go to bed, he proceeded to tell her that he was not tired. He then woke up the next day and asked to go back to Hailey's birthday was so cute!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day!

I just thought that I would share my Mother's Day with everyone and sorry for no pictures! Well, Hailey doesn't quite know what this day is all about yet as she gave me such a wonderful present of being up all night. She is really going through a phase of screaming at night, but when you go to check on her she is still asleep. So we did this a lot throughout the night until finally about the fourth or fifth time I just fell asleep in her bed. When I woke up for the morning, John had surprised me with beautiful flowers (white baby roses and red tulips- beautiful) and he had done a collage of pictures of Hailey and I that had "Happy Mothers Day" on it. It was so sweet and really put me in the right mood after being up all night with Hailey.

After church we had a wonderful HUGE lunch that John, his dad and my dad prepared for all the others, we didn't have to help cook or clean up this time and it was wonderful! We had a great time being with our parents and just opening gifts.

I have to share that I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family, there is never a time that we don't feel loved or appreciated. They are always there for us, celebrating with us our highs and lows in life. They are constantly in prayer for us and we are so thankful to have such Godly parents and mothers in our life.

I also am so thankful for my husband, he is such an amazing father, husband and friend. His love for me so amazing and he is always there with me through everything we face in life. He has grown into such a Godly husband and father and I am so proud of all he does. He means the world to me and I love him so much. There is no one else I would rather spend my life with! I love you!

We hope that each of you had a wonderful Mother's Day and that it was special for you. May God continue to bless you richly!

The Andersons<><

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Easter Fun!

Here are pictures of Hailey doing an easter egg hunt in Connersville with my family. As you can tell she was having a great time and loved dumping out the eggs each time she would find them all....of course she had some help from everyone, but at least no one was trampling her in persuit of finding every egg. I was honestly suprised that she kept wanting us to hide them as she is usually easy distracted. It was so fun to see my parents help her find all the eggs and take her all over the yard trying to pick them all up. Then after all the fun was over, she was able to rest and read books with my dad....she loves when you will sit down to read to her.
It is hard to believe that she will be turning two in less than a week, she has really grown so much over the last couple of months and has really blossomed into a beautiful little girl. She is such a joy to have in our life and we are so thankful for her every day, yes...even on those days when she trys every bit of patients I have. She is really starting to talk more and express exactly how she is feeling with everything. She still loves to say Daddie and Mommie. She also looks forward to those times when she can talk to John on the phone and she is following in her daddies foot step by pacing all over the house every time she talks to him. It is so funny to watch!
Well, we hope you are all doing well and we will post more later.
The Andersons<><