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Welcome to our blog! Craig and I were married on February 11, 2006. Craig had two sons from a previous marriage - Hunter and Colton. I was very lucky to inherit two wonderful kids right off the bat. I feel so blessed to have them in my life. And they put up with my OCD remarkably well. Kyla joined the family on August 8, 2006. She is our little angel...most of the time!!! She loves her brothers and they love her too. We continually get compliments on how sweet they are to their little sister. I recently started a new job as Director of Clinical Services for a mental health agency, and I also have a private practice on the side. Craig works for the Veteran's Administration Hospital as the Systems Redesign Manager. He is a wonderful husband and father. Life is good for our family!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Birthday Celebration for Hunter and Colton

Happy Birthday To You.... We celebrated Hunter and Colton's birthdays together with ALL of our family. I wish I would have been doing it this way all along....much easier! And I think everyone had a good time. Colton turned 12 on December 16th, and Hunter turned 14 on January 1st. I have no idea where time goes. Next year Hunter will be driving...Yikes! They are both wonderful boys and we are so proud of both of them!!

The boys both wanted a giant cookie...and there was chocolate cake for everyone else!

Hunter got a BSU Broncos quilt to go in his BSU bedroom.

Colton LOVES his new toolbox and tools!
Colton got four new pair of his FaVoRiTe jeans!

Kyla is usual.
Grandma Knutson and Grandpa Anderson
The Andersons

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Let it SNOW...

This morning we woke to about 8 inches of fresh SNOW! Schools were closed, which my boys were thrilled to discover. Craig stayed home to watch the kids...and unfortunately I was home sick, so I really didn't get to enjoy the day as much as everyone else. But I did snap a few shots of Colton and Kyla playing in the snow and building a fort. They had a FABULOUS time...and it really is beautiful (to look at from inside my nice, warm house!)

Kyla making a snow angel...


Pumpkin Patch/Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Festivities

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; well I posted LOTS of pictures because I am going to keep it short and sweet for this one. Trying to catch up on THREE months worth of blogs in one night has been exhausting!

We had a wonderful FALL and Halloween this year. The kids got to pick out their own pumpkins at the pumpkin patch...which was TONS of fun! And the boys carved some fabulous jack-o-lanterns while Kyla drew a creative face on her pumpkin.

On Halloween...Kyla was oh-so-excited to wear her PURPLE witch costume, while the boys do what teenage boys do...they threw together costumes at the last minute just so they could get away with going trick-or-treating. Enjoy our photos...

At the Pumpkin Patch...

Hayride...Good Times!!

Carving (and Coloring) Pumpkins...

Kyla and Mommy
We got an electric carving knife this year...good investment!

The boys' VERY cool Jack-O-Lanterns all lit up!

Kyla - the PuRpLE witch
Hunter - the GooFBaLL
Coley LOVES you can tell! Ha!
My beautiful mom and me

The kids and me...
And one with DAD...
LOVE this one of Kyla...
HUNTER...oh so scary!

Life's simple pleasures...
Hunter and Emily

Hunter and I being usual
SiLLy little Kyla May!
We hope everyone else had a FUN and FESTIVE Halloween as well!!