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Mesa, Az
I met Nick through his x-girlfriend....I always love starting our dating story like that, makes it seem like some scandalous affair, however I met her the day before I met him at a stake activity. The beginning of the next week he added me to facebook, and later that week I accepted. I felt so bad that I had not checked it earlier, so I gave him my number to text me sometime. He didn't waste anytime texting me after he read my facebook message. He came over that night, and we watched Without A Paddle. I wasn't interested in a relationship then, just thought that I would gain a new friend outta the deal, I gained that and so much more. We have been inseparable since then. Our different backgrounds, me being a country girl, and him being a city boy creates interesting moments daily, most in which we end up dying laughing at. We are so very fortunate to have each other in our lives. I am so grateful to be able to wake up next to an amazing man every day of my life.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Well life is definately gonna be picking up for us. No we arent pregnant. But I recently changed offices for work, I love it!!! Its a lot closer to home, & its crazy busy, I come home exhausted but happy. Its a nice change, & the new schedule is taking some getting use to. Nick has been looking for a welding job for a while now, he is certified in mig, so he can have a job in that area. He applied to his friends work, did awesome, but his timing was way long. They were happy w/ what they saw so they called him back for a second interview, the second on didn't go so swell.... he just called it & quit. He was so sad & frustrated, but after talking I told him for good measure he should call back in a week to atleast follow up. Well he did, he was told they hadn't made a decision. So a little ray of sunshine crept in & became the whole sun!!! He did infact get a job offer, turned in his 2 weeks notice, had to go take a drug test & he starts next monday!!!! We are truely excited, the great thing about this job is there is plenty room for advancement, & he goes to work early & comes home early, hopefully if he can keep this job for a while, when I quit work (due to a baby) we will have pleanty of time, & now he's the one with an ideal schedule.On top of all of this fun, we are so sad to say we got released from being primary teachers. I got a new calling, activities coordinator (enrichment leader), I am so nervous about the responsibility that has been placed in my lap, but i have faith. I am a little intimidated, but know with heavenly fathers help it will be ok.Nick got a new calling too... elders quorum secratary! That means he's gonna have to help with visits, & his meetings will be on opposite nights of my meetings, & I'm a lot nervpus about not seeing him so much. Plus my calling, he's gonna get roped into helping me set up chairs, & helping me any way he can. I assume the same for me to help him....Also on top of this, Nick starts school this week. This is his last semester & hopefully he can get a couple more certifications  so he can do all sortsa welds. But again, more time away from home. I know this is short lived, & I am so proud of his accomplishments, & greatful that he is so willing to help me set up to be a stay at home mom when that time comes. I just feel like we took a big step into adult land, & incured a big amount of responsibility, but heavenly father knows what he is doing i guess.... i know, it will definately keep us busy. No idle hands in the Anderson home for sure!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I've been horrible at this this year...

So recently we have been having a lot of fun, we haven't been able to do much because we are having to pay for nicks school, but we have done a lot considering. This picture below is from the retreat. Nick has a birth defect and is part of a foundation Craniofacial Az or Happy Faces. We get to go and give encouragement to others and help them through their struggles while having a little family vacation. We get to go to the Point Hilton at Squaw Peak and get to have nice dinners and spend some time at the lazy river!!! We love it!!
Here is a good family picture I had someone take of us. Poor Kyle is having a rough time feeling like he is the third wheel to us married couple, but we try to let him know that we love him just as much!!

This is when we went to Prescott for a quick weekend get-a-way... It was absolutely lovely there, and it was the first time I really had a hard time coming home. I guess for us mountain folk, you move away, go to college, get married, and then move back for a family, and now that we are kind of at that point it was hard for me to come back to the city.

While we were at Prescott we ate at Zeke's, it's famous for it's huge food. I told Nick that they were big and he ordered 2!!!! He had fun, didn't get even close to finishing it, but had fun eating it none the less.

We also found this cute little itialian restrant in Old Prescott and had some lovely homemade chicken alfredo. I love him so much he just makes me so happy!!

While we were there we got our faces painted for a fundraiser for the firefighters. He is such a good sport, and good husband!!

I am just so fortunate to be able to have him, and he is truely my best friend!! Who else would sit and watch girly shows with me? Not just any guy, but he is very special!!  He is getting ready to start school for his last semester in welding, and is currently looking for a new job in the areas that he is certified for. So we have some new exciting changes coming our way, hopefully they include a new job for him and earning a little extra money!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Ok so my boss is amazing!! He took us on an amazing spring break trip that created memories of a lifetime and left me with a constant craving for molten chocolate cake! We went on a Carribean Cruise, where you could get food 24 hours around the clock, they made your bed every morning and turned it down every night.What a rough lifestyle.

This is when we were in Cozemel which is an island off of Mexico, but lets start at the begining...

This is us infront of the limmo that took us to the airport!!! I commented to a coworker that I had never rode in one before and she worked it out with Nick and we were able to go to the airport in style.

This was our ship! It was really big and really fun, I only got a little sea sick but refused to take medicine to knock me out so I managed, Nick had rough moments, but did good and good all and all..

Every night our bed would be turned down for us, with a cool towel pet!!!  Above: Elephant



and a Dog!
We were always looking forward to see what animal we would have next!

Now we are gonna kinda skip around this is in Cozemel at their mall that was right off shore. We got a lot of gifts and awesome things that we bartered and we don't consider ourselves good barters'. Among our prize possesions was a ring for me that we bartered down $400, and some Oakly sunglasses that we bartered down $200 for Nick!!!

We loved the ocean!!! It was just so blue and so relaxing... kinda wierd when you think about it that a whale could be below you!!!

These were our awesome waiters that served us a 4+ course dinner every night, they were lots of fun!

This was us dressed up for the captains dinner. It was a formal occaison and you had to dress up way nice.

This is when we got off of the ship... we wanted to take a picture to get the porportions of how big the ship really was!

Here's Nick in front of the post office that we mailed postcards back home to! That was fun and scary and not quite like post offices here. It took 4 weeks for them to get the postcards.

This is a picture of the shops on the strip in Cozemel

Here is another porportion...( am i spelling that right? oh well) photo, this was Nick on the 8th floor of the ship almost completely to the top, and below was lots of sunchairs a big screan, which I think Elvis was currently on and a pool and a waterslide, we were too scared to go on the slide, it was really high up. One night they played P.S. I Love You and we sat on the chairs in the middle of the ocean on a beautiful night and watched it, it was way romantic.

This is Progresso, it's not as touristy as Cozemel but was a fun experience. It had about a mile plus long pier that you drove to get to Mexico, in Mexico we had some great food and got some great culture!

This was one of the days it was way windy you couldn't even talk normal, maybe it was that we were cruising at a faster rate I don't know... but as you can see my hair was straight back!

This was our bedroom window. It was pretty cool seeing all of the oil rigs and lights and white caps on the ocean at night.

This photo speaks for itself.. lol bought one for my brother, he doesn't know yet! SSHhhhhh!

This was our last day headed back to Galvaston to go home, I just love this guy! He is my world and I am so glad that he was able to go on this trip with me.

Immediately after we got back I got braces! They have been an experience, but in the end I know it will be worth it. This pic we took at a d backs game. We haven't been to one and wanted a different date night and we had a blast.

Nick is still in school and is working way hard trying to certify for his welding, the semester is quickly aproaching to an end. He is spending long hours at work and long hours at school and is in the heat all the time. I am working at the dental office still, I was able to get a break from my normal office and go help out at one of my dr's other offices. That was great, short, but great. It's nice to change the pace a bit. Bella is still doing just fine, I have recently started painting her toe nails for fun and she has done so well. She's a good dog. I think that is the extent of our excitement. We have a trip planned in July around my birthday to go to San Diego and we are so excited!! We are wanting to go to the temple and do a session, that will be the best part of the trip I think, but again gotta start the money saving grind.. That's the hard part. We are cruising through our 2nd year of marriage just fine... I am so lucky to have a man with righteous desires, I don't express it enough, but I am truely blessed for all that he is doing for me now and for a future family down the road. Until next time, I'll try to not let it be so long, that being my long blog and a long time until I'm on again.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Carribean!!!!

We are going on a cruise to the Carribean!!! My work is taking us as a gift from our hard work. We are scraping up & saving so we can pay for nick to go. But we go at the end of March!! Which is so soon, but we are so excited!!! Whahoo!!! This year has lots of fun suprises in store. And we are so excited!!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Finally feeling better... I can get to stuff I've put off..

We made it!!! We got sealed on our anniversary. So special, after a years long hard work. We had many come & share the special day with us. It was such a happy day.