Saturday, February 13, 2010

My 4 Valentines!

I want to tell you about not just one valentine but 4 valentines!

First one I met in June of 2003. He was this super hot guy that moved into a house that some of my friends lived in. Rumor had it that he was looking for a wife so that he could move to Fort McMurray! Well when I heard this I jokingly said to my friend "I'll marry him". Little did I know that 5 months later we were engaged and married in Feb of 2004. He was everything I was looking for. He loved being outside especially in the mountains, he was kind, funny, had a strong testimony of the church, close to his family, liked sports, and had a plan for his future. I have to thank his parents for raising such a great man. He truly is my best friend and I love him so much. He is the best father any kid could ask for, and would do anything for anybody in his family.

My second valentine is a tiny one! In May of 2005 Ethan Travis Anderson decided to come 14 weeks early. He was a little fighter and did all that he could. He grew his wings 19 days after he was born. Ethan was a perfect tiny little guy. One day I will get to see him again and have the chance to raise him. I learned a lot from this little guy. I learned that you have to trust in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, they have a plan and there is nothing we can do to change that. My testimony of the atonement grew tremendously as we grieved over the loss of this little angel. I know he is safe and I know that his life has a plan too. It just wasn't going to be on this earth. We miss him dearly and he is always in our hearts. This is a little quote that is on his head stone. "We held you in our hands and now we hold you in our hearts"

My third valentine met me on April 24 2006! It was rough but we made it to the due date! A beautiful little girl that we named Emma Colleen Anderson. She had big eyes and looked like a little doll. She has a very good nature about her. Emma is kind to others and would never do anything purposely to hurt someone. She loves gymnastics and can't wait to go to school. She turns 4 in just over a month and wants to have a princess party. She loves princesses and dressing up. She makes me laugh on a daily basis. I think I laugh the hardest when we are in a public washroom together. Little kids always say what they think! I just feel bad for the other people that are in there! Emma is a good girl and really likes sunbeams. She loves her little brother and is always asking for another Tobin. I tell her that she is just going to have to wait longer! Sorry no announcements for a while. I love my little girl, she gives the best hugs and kisses.

My last valentine just turned one! Yes it's Tobin! He came Dec 19 2008. We named him Tobin Philip Anderson. He was my big boy from the beginning. He came 3 1/2 weeks early and weighed 8 lb 6 oz. Yes he was are other little preemie! Tobin has never been a small boy, at his year shots he weighed about 30lb's. He is such a true little boy, he is not graceful or gentle. Look out when Tobin is coming cause he will either plow the object out of the way or just crawl over it. He already has a sense of humor. He teases me and Emma all day long! Tobin is also my little monkey. The kid climbs everything! I can't leave him unattended for more than a couple minutes because I will find him on top of the kitchen table. Surprisingly enough we haven't had any major falls or hospital visits... knock on wood because now that I just said that guess where we'll be! Tobin keeps me super busy all day long until he is in bed. I don't get anything done, trust me my house shows it! I love this boy and can't wait to see what he is like the older he gets.

So those are my valentines, they are all so special in there own little ways whether they are here physically or here only in spirit. I love them all. Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

April... WHAT??!

On Friday we did are first walk through of the house. I can't wait to be in it. We also picked out all the colors for the interior. That made it even more real! Things are coming together great. When we were walking through the house the building manager was with us. We were sort of wondering when the house would be done or when he thought it would be finished. I was expecting to hear like August and I think Travis was hoping for June! Well to are surprise the building manager told us the end of APRIL! That's what I said APRIL! I know I had to hear him say it again too! That's crazy, that would be only like 4 months from when the basement went in. Ahhhhh! We are not excited at all! Ummm OK we are... just a little bit.

This week Travis finally had a couple of days off. I think they were well needed! We tried to cram in as much as we could those days. We checked out the house, picked out the interior stuff, I played in a volleyball tournament, and then we went out for dinner and movie. We saw Avatar. We both really enjoyed it.
Oh ya and today me and Travis are celebrating are 6th anniversary! Time flys I know. 6 years already. I love him so much. He is such a good man and a great father. He is a super hard worker sometimes we wish he was around more to play but, when he is here he helps out lots. I couldn't ask for a better husband, father, and friend. He is the best! I love you Travis.
bonus room
great room
front entrance

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Asthma and A Lot of Work!!

We went to the Dr. yesterday because Tobin has sounded like he has had a cold. He was coughing a while ago then is sort of went away, then it came back. I had enough and wanted to find out what was going on. So I loaded up the kids and off to the Dr. we went. After the doctor checked him out for about 5min's she told me I had a really big boy! (Like I didn't already know that!) She told me that he has Asthma. I honestly wasn't that surprised. I asked her if he would eventually grow out of it. She said most likely but not until he is about 5 or 6. Great!! So it is a fight every day 4 times to be exact. He is one strong little boy. I also found out he has another ear ache. Let's hope he is on the mend and hope that winter will be over soon.
Travis has been working like a dog! We discovered last night that he has not had his full 6 days off since November!! Trust me I can tell. He is tired and hopes that all the work will come to an end soon. They were preparing for a shutdown that was supposed to happen in March but ended up starting early. Good news about that is it will be done sooner! He finally has 2 days off this weekend. Which couldn't have worked out better... I have volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday. Wish me luck! It will be some good well needed bonding time for Travis and the kids. Tobin is such a Daddy's boy. The other night Travis got home a little earlier than usual and got to see Tobin and Emma. I have never seen a little boy get off the couch so fast and crawl to the door to meet his Dad! It was so cute. It made Travis feel pretty special too!

Not too much other stuff has happened... I started making a quilt for Emma's bed for her new room. It is going to be super cute. Thanks to Sharisse for helping me out and providing some room to actually work on it. I had my 29th birthday last week too. I got 2 cakes that day, how I got so lucky I'm not sure. All I know is that I have an awesome sister in law that got me a cheesecake and made me dinner that day (thanks Mindy!) and my wonderful husband came home with ice cream cake and flowers! Emma is in gymnastics and loves it!

Our house is coming along great and much faster than we thought it would. We are getting cabinets ordered this week and picking out some of the fun stuff like colors, flooring, and counter tops. Here are some of the latest pictures. The roof should be on this week and windows will go in. AHHH the sweetness of progress... there really is an end!