Thursday, July 9, 2009

M'Mili is BACK!!!!

I have my M'Mili back! I sure did miss her. She went and lived with her mother in Idaho for a while and now we have her back. Now my family is complete again. I love you M'Mili! Thank you for giving me the privilege of being your MOM!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Setting Up the Redneck Swimming Pool!

Here is some pictures of us setting up my Mother-In-Laws swimming pool. We had so much fun. A lot of laughs and in the end the pool is up and ready for play. The kids get a kick out of swimming in "Nana's" pool. I guess you could say that even the adults have fun.

Change of Plans

Well you know the old saying "California here I come"? Well that will not be us anytime soon. We have decided to be responsible parents and let my oldest daughter graduate from her current school. When we told her the news she was quite upset, well to be exact she almost cried. She is the one person that has wanted to move back to California even more then my husband. To tell you the truth I am kind of relieved to be staying here. I don't want to get there and have to worry about jobs, money, a house, etc. I know if we are meant to move there we will but for right now I am just going to focus on my schooling and take each day as it is given.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wow how time flies by

(Just a random picture I like)

I can not believe it has been a month since my last post. Not much has happened though. I am still going to school. (The University of Phoenix) I have decided to go into the Healthcare Administration field. I am very excited about this decision.

My youngest daughter M'Mili is still living with her mother in Idaho. I feel awful about it but what can you do. She wants to go there and I really don't think it is right trying to stop her. She came and stayed with us last weekend which was really nice. When she is with us we always have a lot of fun. My only wish is that she would do it more often.

Tiara is amazing. I know I am probably biased but what can I say. She is turning into such a great kid. Of course she has her little episodes but who doesn't. She is so excited for the school year to be over. She really wants to get a summer job and start making money. She will be driving soon so she needs all the money she can get.

We are working on a bathroom remodel. Well actually two bathroom remodels. One is the master bathroom and the other is the community bathroom. Thank goodness we have 3 bathrooms. Wednesday night we will be finishing up the tile on the floor and shower so it will be usable. I think it looks so good. It is just to bad that we will only be able to enjoy it until the end of the month and then we are moving out.

Well thanks for listening to my rambling. I will try to stay more up to date!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Our trip to California. Here is a picture of the thermometer at Bakersfield CA. As you can see it is 47 degree. That is amazing since it usually is way hotter.

Awww..... Oceanside beach. Such a wonderful place to be. The fresh smell of sea water and fresh air just calms the nerves. It is just a neat experience sitting on the beach taking in nature. Knowing that there is such mystery and undiscovered treasure out there is just fascinating.

The water was very cold but I couldn't keep her from going out. She absolutely loves California. She will be my little beach bumm.

Over all we had a wonderful trip. We looked at a couple of houses and decided to wait until the first part of August to move. Tiara needs to finish school so she isn't jumping around so much. She wishes we would leave sooner but we know what is best. Plus this will allow us to spend more time with family.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What a hectic month this has been. I am trying to get my affairs in order to move out of Utah and back to California. Everytime we think we are moving forward something hits us and pushes us 10 miles back.
My youngest daughter informed me of her decision to live with her mother in Idaho. I call and text her and she acts like she has no need for me anymore. So heart breaking. I have raised her since she was 2 (she is 13 now) and now I feel like I have lost her. I am hoping this is just a phase she is going through but I can't be sure.
I feel sad all the time and know I have to put on a brave face to keep my sanity. I honestly feel like I am slowly going insane. I feel like nothing in my life is controllable and nothing makes sense anymore.

Ok enough of my doom and gloom.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I read this on Myspace and thought it was nice.

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.

Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

GO! GO ! GO!

The Anderson Family
Wow what a weekend this is turning out to be. My youngest daughter M'Mili (Emily) just turned 13 yesterday. Well to start off the weekend her Nana (Clint's Mom) took her and a friend ice skating. Tiara brought a friend and they had a blast. M'Mili had to use the walker to keep herself from falling but still ended up falling. Tiara was a pro. For it being their first time ice skating she did wonderful.
My Mom and Dad decided that it would be the perfect weekend to come and visit all of us. So we ended up going to Cory's house and having pizza. I made a cake and bought ice cream. We all sang Happy Birthday (Me doing my traditional Opera singing) and I think she will get her wish.
So today we are heading to Clint's sisters house for another big party. Only this time we are celebrating 7 birthdays. They have alot of February birthdays in his family. I have to make two more birthday cakes. Thank goodness I like to make cakes.
So now that my rant is over I hope everyone has a great weekend. I know I will! Times like these may seem overwhelming but in the end they are just what you need. Time with family is priceless and should never be taken for granted. I cherish all these special times and would never trade or change them. I love each and every one of them.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What a weekend!

This picture is back in the good ol' days!
So I am officially classified as a horrible parent from my 15 year old daughter. We just added her to our T-Mobile account giving her a cell phone. Only rule is not to text during class. So what does she do? She texts during class and gets it taken away by the Vice Principle. She calls me and says that the V.P wants to talk to me about it so she can get it back so I agree. I tell him it is fine to give it back to her and that I will take care of it. When she gets home I ask for the phone and I take it since she didn't follow the rules. And that is when the world ended. Teenage girls are so full of drama. CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Snow Snow and yes more Snow

Well I woke up this morning to you guessed it more snow. So what did I do you might ask? Well I went right back to bed and covered my head with the covers. Well until I knew I had to get out to start the day. Snow on Christmas day is one exception I have though. Well this year was a different story. We had so much snow we couldn't go anywhere. And to make matters worse the power went out. ALL DAY! So we were stuck in a cold dark house until we finally decided to brave the roads and went to get gas for the generator. We got back with the gas started the generator, rigged up the heater so we could get warm, brought down some food to start cooking and low and behold the power comes back on. It wasn't even 30 minutes after we got back with the gas. If I would have known that was what would bring the power back on I wouldn't have waited so long. Above are two pictures from outside my front door on Christmas day.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our Pets

Here are a few pictures of our Loving Dogs!

Bonnie "RIP"


Tyson "RIP"



Here are the girls and Clint. My new years resolution was to take more pictures of family and friends. They are so happy about that let me tell you. I know they will thank me later though.


Tiara, Clint, and M'Mili

My two beautiful daughters. We were in Utah for a visit when my sister-in-law had us pull over to take some family photos. It was fun. So glad we did cause these are the only family pics we have.

The Beginning!

It all started about 11 years ago. I moved up North to work at La-Z-Boy. There I met my soon to be Mother-In-Law. She introduced me to her soon and that was all it took. He had two beautiful daughters from a previous marriage. She doesn't have much to do with them. Their names are Tiara and M'Mili (you say it Emily) They truly are great kids. We lived in Utah for about a year after we married then decided to move to Washington. He got a job doing maintenance at a Apartment community. So we had a place to live and he had work. That alone was the best part. After about a year we thought hummm California sounds like a nice place. We had relatives living there and well it was sunny a lot more then it was in Washington. So we moved to Oceanside CA. (If my family had their way we would be there right now) After about 3 years we found that we truly did love Washington so you guessed it we moved back. After living there for about 6 months we decided to start a construction company. Well with the economy being the way it is everything just went down hill and fast. I was getting home sick and wanted to be by family so we packed up yet again and made the trek back to Utah. I forgot how badly I hated SNOW!!