Saturday, July 25, 2009

60 is the new 50

For my Mom's 60th birthday she wanted to walk the entire 205 bridge. So on Thursday morning my Mom, Holly and a friend of my Mom's and I all went down to Oregon, parked by the Shari's restaurant and walked the entire bridge. It wasn't cold, in spite of the clouds but it was so noisy. The good news, we got honked at I think about 9 times. Still got it.

Every year on my Mom's birthday I make her fresh peach pie. That means the peaches aren't cooked. This year in the interest of travel, I made tarts.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Days

One of the things I really like about my kids is that they are so easy to please. We have one of those little plastic pool in our back yard and Auri and Max spend hours in it every day.These are some photos of the kids on Saturday night.

Mount St. Helens

A few Monday's ago we went up to Mount St. Helens. I got some cute photos of the kids.
We went up to the Johnston Ridge Observatory

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I know bangs are a very controversial issue. Never mind what is going on in Iran with elections, or the Supreme Courts latest ruling in a racial case, or Sara Palins resignation lets talk about real issues that get to people's core. Bangs. You either love them or hate them. They either conjure up images of you in grade school in the 80's or you think of hot famous people with the perfect bangs gently swept over their face and delicately over their eye. Well, I am in the latter camp. I love bangs. So I finally cut them on Auir a month ago. I have to admit that it was mostly out of laziness, she hates having a bow or headband in her hair and I don't like finding one, matching it to her outfit and trying to keep it in her hair all day. So here is Auir's first haircut.
before, not the best photo I know, but I was in a hurry

After. I love them and her hair cut. I wish I could pull off this look, a little bob that goes perfectly behind my ear.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July Fun

The Ward 4th of July Breakfast

Typical fo my kids, Warren is bored, Auri is into everyone's food and

Max is mad about something.

I think Auri looks cute in her red white and blue

We got the kids new bikes for the 4th

We just couldn't wait until Max's birthday, which is in August.

Holly at my parents house for the fireworks and dinner.

Baseball in the street and a piniata in the yard.

Warren picking up candy from the piniata

The kids in line from youngest to oldest.

Anderson Family Photo

For the 4th of July my siblings from L.A, Salt Lake, and Arizona came up, so my Mom wanted to get a family photo taken. Sarah Mullins took them, she did a great job. I think she got all 22 people looking at the camera. Thanks Sarah.

Holly, Hillary and Kiran Lelands and Denise's family are on the top left, mine is on the bottom left. Holly and Brian's family is on the top right and Kiran and Danny's family is on the bottom right. My parents are in the middle and Will is in between them.

This is my parents with all 5 of their children.

Leland is the oldest, then Holly, me, Kiran and Will.