Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Brian is still painting the house. We changed the color twice!... I explain more later. WE HAVE GOT TO ROCK THIS OUT BEFORE THE WEATHER CHANGES. I'll post pics and everything later, but I have been so busy, and we just don't have a moment to stop.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
It turned out to be a very fun evening for us. I do still love him, and would marry him again any day. I want to do this again someday in Hawaii with our kids. I want them to see and understand the commitment we made to each other and to our family. The theory of "Fireproof" is not that a fire will never come, but that the material is strong enough to withstand the heat. With the firm foundation of God, and our commitment to continue to love each other unconditionally, and forever, the Anderson Family is fireproof.P.S. - Thanks Stephanie for the pics! You were a great 'Matron of Honor'!!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Clearwater Golf Course offered him the General Manager position. He would be running both sides of the golf course (pro shop/grounds). The new owners seem so nice, but here's the problem...
1. The offer is SIGNIFICANTLY lower than what we expected. They want to come back with a counter offer today, but is it worth...
2. The 60 minute daily drive
3. The long hours
4. The responsibility of running an entire golf course with only part-time help
5. The fact that he will never get a day off because he will be in charge of that place running?????
Terradyne is expected to offer him the Assistant Superintendent job today. Brian seems really excited about this job... as am I... kind of. It's closer to home. He would get guaranteed time off. He won't have ALL of the responsibility, but enough. So what's the problem...
1. The pay once again does not come close to what we were making at Willowbend...
So to work, or not to work that is the question... When either paycheck is only going to bring in as much as the unemployment we're on now, it's hard to get excited.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
After dropping the boys off, we headed to The Old Town Warren to watch He's Just Not That Into You. The funniest part of that was that when we arrived, there were no seats left in the theatre except two in the front row, so I headed over towards them and realized that some of our other best friends were going to be sitting right next to us!... I felt like a date crasher... thank you Kristina and Andy for being so gracious and allowing us to sit next to you.
When the movie was over, Brian and I headed to our FAVORITE restaurant, Cafe Bel Ami. It's a tiny cafe downtown. I say that we can only afford to eat there once a year, but I want to lick my plate it's so good. They had a live string quartet there on Friday night, and when we arrived they were playing the Beauty and the Beast theme song. So romantic.
Saturday we went to the YMCA to work off some of our Valentines splurge, and then Brian had two different interviews (I know, so weird to interview on a Saturday.) So while Brian was interviewing I had lunch with Nana and the W-O-Es. We tried Hu Hot. I did enjoy it, and Cole thought it was great getting to watch them cook his food on the "hot, hot, grill".
After lunch we took the boys to get new shoes. Like Nana says, "it would be easier and cheaper to just buy them boxes for their feet." I'm beginning to agree. MY BOYS HAVE HUGE FEET... and you know what they say about boys with huge feet,... huge shoes! Carter is now wearing a size 7.5, and Cole needed a 12. I don't really know how to explain this to someone who doesn't have toddlers with a shoe size to compare this to, but I had to move Cole up to the boys shoes this time instead of the toddlers shoes... he's only 2. It's so hard knowing if you are getting the right shoes for your kids. Cole was so interested in the basketballs they had in the store that I was just chasing him around trying to check the length, and Carter thought that they all crawled the same... uh Carter, ... why don't you try walking in them, please and thank you in advance. Here are some pics of them in their new shoes with their "Valemtimes" from their buddy Mason. Thanks Mason!
Saturday evening we stayed in, cooked chili, and watched movies. Just where I wanted to be, cozied up with the ones I love.
Sunday was another packed day. Church, lunch, a quick trip to Newton to buy the boys some spring digs... (hope they can wear them soon!), followed by dinner, and back to church for our last Fireproof class. Next week at Fireproof our pastor will be renewing our vows. I'm not sure this is how I pictured our vow renewal (a mass of people doing it also), but I think it's important, so we are going to do it.
So, it was a good weekend. Thank goodness we have an extra day to recover. I hope my "Valemtimes" know how much I love them.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I love hearing Cole sing those words. We have been talking a lot about birthdays because our daddy Brian turned 28 today! We had a fun and special day with our daddy. Since he wasn't working we got to spend the WHOLE day with him!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
It always amazes me how those colorful balls of nothingness can excite. Santa brought Cole this Playdough organizer for Christmas. It came with all kinds of tools for him... shots, knives, scissors... how painful and destructive...I'd never noticed the theme... maybe that's why he likes it so much.
We spent time cutting and pressing shapes into the dough. We rolled up snakes and chopped them into pieces, or waved the "scarwy nake" in each others faces.
He also loves making "paghetti"... it takes his entire body to make a heaping pile of pink spaghetti, but oh, so worth it.
Carter Boo wanted desperately to play Playdough also this morning, but I would not let him... do you know what slobbery Playdough looks like? I do! He finally settled on his favorite pastime, putting things in and out of each other... this can be anything... a ball in a cup, a straw into a lid top, anything... today it was putting one shot into another shot.
Monday, February 9, 2009
He was discussing an Champion Chess Player that was at an art museum looking at a painting titled "Checkmate". The Chess Player looked at it and told his friend that there was something wrong with the picture. He studied it for quite some time, moving his hands back and forth, pondering the problem... then he said, "AHA, either this artist is going to have to change the painting or the title, because The King has one more move."
Remember... God does not promise us an easy life, but when we feel backed into a corner, THE KING always has one more move!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I'm starting out by sharing my latest (and close to greatest) personal accomplishment...
I have to say I have truly and selfishly done this for myself. However, I hope that because of doing this my children have a mommy that lives a long and healthy life, and can drive them crazy late into their 70's! I want to do things differently. Like I said I am not perfect, and I have a long way to go, but I am seeing changes now, and that is exciting!
(P.S.- I am sorry for some of the layout errors... I cannot seem to get the spacing to save changes... it's driving me crazy, but I'll never post this if I just don't let it go.)