Sunday, February 26, 2012


We went out tonight to celebrate Andrew matching for internship with 2 of our closest couple friends in Atlanta. We are so thankful that we have had the opportunity to get to know Matt and Lydia and Jon and Courtney over the past 41/2 years. It has been such a blessing to "do life" with them. We love ya'll!
The girls...didn't get a guys shot b/c 1. we had sleepy babies and 2. the guys could care less about the pics!
My little family
The Monroe's
My sweet yelling boy
I'm proud of you baby! We are almost done:)
Oh my...just Andrew being Andrew
Thanks Matt and Lydia for the yummy cookie! Osh Kosh here we come!
(Matt and did I let ya'll get away without a picture?! The only pic I have of Matt is him doing the Riggs wave and didn't know how he would feel about it being the only picture to post of him:)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Special Day, Special Person

I want to take a minute to say Happy Birthday to Andrew's mama, or as we now know her, Sue Sue! We are so thankful for her and her love for us and for Riggs. She has been such a great example and encouragement to us in our marriage and now as an example of a parent for us for Riggs. Thank you Sue Sue for loving us and giving to us unconditionally! We all LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!

Our Destination

Looks like we will be moving to OshKosh Wisconsin for the next year! We are thankful for God's provision and plan and excited to see what He has in store for us. I find myself a little overwhelmed now that we actually know and have to start making plans. I have always been a planner and probably to a fault sometimes. Because of this I am already thinking about how far that is to move, the financial part of it all, finding a job for me and a good day care for Riggs on the days I work, finding a place to live, ect. OH...but God is in control of it and He brought us here and isn't going to just desert us. In these times I look back over my life and see how He always perfectly orchestrates it ALL! I am so thankful for His faithfulness to us. Thank you all for your prayers this far and as we begin this journey to Andrew FINISHING SCHOOL:) YIPPEE!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just Waiting

We find out if Andrew matched for internship, and if so where, on Friday. With this I have many thoughts and emotions. I can't help but try to prepare myself for both scenarios...the worst (not matching at all and being another year behind) or prepare myself for the best??? Lord willing that he matches, we will be moving to either Missouri, Wisconsin or Indiana!
Andrew and I have been texting one another every day names of God going through the alphabet...starting the first day with A, B, C and on and on. As I think about God and who He is to me the first thing that comes to my mind is His FAITHFULNESS! Thankfully I have not experienced really hard times in my life, but through out all that I have seen and been through in I can see His constant faithfulness to me.
So, as I prepare for Friday I remind myself that He is the one who KNOWS, He is the FAITHFUL one, He is my CREATOR and he deeply cares about all the small and seemingly insignificant things that I so easily allow to overwhelm me. HE IS SO GOOD!
Be on the look out for where the Anderson Family will be headed on our next adventure!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Family Fun Day

We wanted to go to Helen Friday and Saturday just to get away and priceline a cheap hotel. Unfortunately, after looking at the weather we decided just to drive up and spend the day on Friday. We ate at the Smith house and then we were going to go to a place where you can see different types of bears and feed them! Sounds fun huh? Yeah, except for the fact that the bears are still in hibernation!:( So, we got to Helen and walked around, ate some fudge and headed back home! We still had fun though. The weather was beautiful and we have the most laid back, sweet little boy.

Mommy and Riggs at the Smith house for lunch.
Our lunch spread.
Riggs, the miner!
Daddy and Riggs
Mommy and Riggs
This is what you get when you ask random people to take a picture...half your body and a huge truck?! Oh well.
Looking at the river
Riggs like the water.
Sweet boy!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A New Thing

I am trying to start a new "thing," as in a new habit!

P90X® Extreme Home Fitness

I am almost finished with the first week of P90x. I really don't like working out at home. I have always enjoyed going to the gym and doing different classes. I am pushed and motivated to not let others out do me:) But, now that I have a little one I have found that I don't take the time to go to the gym. As in, I have not worked out since I had Riggs...almost an ENTIRE YEAR! That has GOT TO change! So here I am doing squats, lunges and pull ups after 12 hours on my feet at work! I think I'm CRAZY!
But, I am motivated to keep on keepin' on!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

V-day Fail

I guess I'm a bad mommy...I didn't get Riggs anything for his very 1st Valentine's day!
Andrew and I never really do much for each other for special occasions because, honestly, right now we don't have the money to just go out and buy one another a nice "surprise" for whatever occasion it is. So, when it comes to firsts for Riggs, I feel like I should do something just for the memory...but, I'm taking the route that right now he doesn't know the difference and we don't have the money. I am definetly excited about the day that he will know and I can make him sweet little valentine's day breakfast and make little goodies for him to take to his friends, ect. but for right now I'm just the sad mom who is skipping out on some of the firsts for moneys sake:(
So, that's that.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Update in Pictures

Park date with Wyatt and Allie and their mommy this week. Wyatt and Allie are 3 Months older than Riggs!
My sweet boy swinging

Sweet little Allie-B
I learn something new everytime I am with Tiffany and her make things work and get a work out:)
This is how daddy does dinnertime!
Supper after a walk one night..daddy left my hood on:)
Napping with daddy the week Riggs was sick.
My sweet baby blues
He would rather get in with the toys!
Those are just a few pics from the past few weeks. Riggs turns 11 Months old tomorrow so I will update on our sweet boy and what he is up to soon.