Sunday, November 7, 2010


This is Massey in his new lion costume that he almost wore the day before Halloween. He and Rebeca made some fierce cats!
Massey is showing his true boyness and Rebeca is practicing for her role as daredevil assistant.
We were at a park close to my school on Friday night and I was talking to Hannah and trying to describe this slide to her. It looks so big and dangerous that, when she was here visiting a few months ago, Raquel and I decided it was set up by terrorists who wanted to kill American children.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Here are some pictures from our Halloween. Massey was Swiper and Rebeca was Dora. Pretty good costumes if you ask me.

Rebeca was Dora on Friday night and a lion on Saturday. The lion suit worked better for Saturday because it was cold and raining.
This is Massey helping us deliver the candy bags we gave all of our tennants for Halloween.
Rebeca helped too.

I don't know why Massey was being so unhappy.

This is the costume that Massey almost wore on Saturday night. Instead he was Swiper again.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Here we are trying to have Family Home Evening. I love it when Rebeca says "Aaaaaaaamn" (amen) at the end of the lesson.
Here's Massey and Rebeca dancing to Nigel's video

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A new life adventure

Well, I am no longer an unpaid working stay-home mom, I am literally supporting our family now, by working from home. Heavenly Father has provided a way for us to find the perfect job for us at this time. We have become apartment managers for a company called Bluestone & Hockley, since September 13th, 2010. We manage 55 units and our complex is called Greenwood Village. Here's the website if you're curious to see what they look like. Greenwood Village Apartments
I am finally starting to understand the many responsibilities of this job and our kids are adjusting to this big change. Jordan has been very supportive during these last 4 weeks and even though it's been a bit stressful at times we've managed just fine and are starting to enjoy it.
My heart is full of gratitude and love for our Heavenly Father as I think of the way He has been guiding us all this time. It was exactly a year ago after having moved to Oregon, so that Jordan could start chiropractic school, that our life started feeling settled and that our savings literally ran out. And as I have been contemplating all these things, I can't help thinking of the scripture that says"... where much is given much is required." A couple months ago I got called to be the 1st counselor in the YW presidency and Jordan has been in the YM presidency since last November and sometimes I wonder how we're doing it. But we are doing it and Heavenly Father helps us everyday and today is one of those days where I am simply grateful for his gracious help and love for us, the crazy Andersons. I do complain, and sometimes it feels like that's all I do, but then sometimes great things happens and that's all I can think of. I hope to remember this day and finish these next two years and couple months with a firmer testimony of the gospel and greater understanding of the plan of salvation.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just pictures for now

Trying out the shirt that aunt Jamie brought him from Hawaii

Ever since I took on my new job my children have
been doing all the cooking in our home...

Aunt Camille, it's not poop...
It's make-up and I believe it was 7:30am.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rebeca starts walking

Massey and Rebeca were just playing around last night when all of the sudden Ruth got this on video. This is the first time that Rebeca has really taken steps on her own, so I would say that these are her first steps.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fotos divertidas para la family/Fun pics for the familia!

Massey tomo esta foto, ultimamente ha estado tomando fotos de sus juguetes, de la pared, las sillas, de todo lo que se le ocurre.

Massey actually took this picture, he's been taking pictures of his toys, of the wall, kitchen chairs, or anything he can think of.
En un dia muy calurosoy humedo jugando con el agua.

Playing with water on a very hot and humid day.
This is at OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science. It was Free Science Day week and we went with our friends Josh, Whitney, Beca and Chloe.
They had an awesome play area for the kids and Rebeca loved watching all the fish and playing with all the toys they had for her age.
Beca and Massey playing in the stream with all the cute little boats and animals

I just love this picture!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Massey's accident- very gruesome picture

Warning! the following picture is very gruesome

This would be Massey's thumb after cutting it with a shard of glass he found somewhere on our kitchen floor. It happened right after we had just sat down to have dinner a few weeks ago. We have no idea how it happened but it almost broke our hearts to see his sad little face for what seemed like an eternity, especially on the way to the urgent care. He got 7 stitches and was so brave and good to the nurses even though he was in so much pain for a little while.
It's been a few weeks and his thumb is completely healed and when we ask him about his thumb he says: "Las hormigas ya se fueron" or in english: "the ants are all gone". When he had all those stitches on his thumb, it looked like a bunch of black ants and we told them that they were little ants healing his thumb.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Marita is now Mrs. Bolingbroke

Well my little sister Mara is now Mrs. Bolingbroke. She got married
on July the 3rd, 2010 and we were able to be there for two whole weeks! Nancy Carter and I threw her a bridal shower the week before her wedding and it was super fun. We got to be there when sister Donna Lakis did her magic with the decorations and all the other million things that happened for the big event. We're super happy for them and currently enjoying all their awesome stories about how they're starting their new life together.

Pues Marita ya se convirtio en la Sra. Bolingbroke. Ella y David se casaron el 3 de Julio del 2010 y pudimos estar en Reno por dos semanas! Nancy Carter y yo le organizamos la despedida de soltera una semana antes y fue super divertido! Tambien pudimos estar ahi cuando la hna. Lakis hizo su magia con las decoraciones y ver el millon de otras cosas que sucedieron para el gran evento. Estamos muy felices por ellos y actualmente disfrutamos de todos sus historias tan especiales en cuanto al inicio de sus nuevas vidas como casados.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our little Rebeca turns 1!

Well Rebeca turned 1 on the 19th of July and we decided to have a little party since, MY PARENTS CAME TO PORTLAND on the 16th of July, so we had a party the next day. My parents can be very spontaneous sometimes and I love it! They just sort of decided to come and called us a few days before they arrived and it was perfect, because they were able to celebrate Rebeca's flower themed party with us and many of
our friends.

At Costco shopping for the fiesta!

We had the party out in our backyard (we're pretty much the only one s that play out in that area, so we call it our backyard)

My dad blowing up balloons
We had really good food and great company, it was the perfect party!

We broke a piñata and the kids loved it! Massey just thought it was the coolest thing,
Rebeca not so much, here we have little Eden trying to break it!
Some of Rebeca's friends, Dia and Kimber.
Watching babies interact is one of the coolest things, seriously.

Helping Rebeca blow out the candles

The Kiddie-Corral kept some of the kids entertained at the party

Here is a shot of the birthday girl with her crown of flowers.
Hannah, do those cherry blossoms look familiar??

Here are a couple of views of the big party and some friends that came to celebrate.

Just two awesome weeks in Reno

During Jordan's last break, we went down to Reno, again, for the 3rd time this year, my sister Mara got married (I have a separate post for that), and it worked out great for us, since we could be there for two whole weeks! So here are some of the many pictures we took during our trip.

This picture is on the way to Reno somewhere in Oregon and you might think there is something wrong with me once I explain this picture, just keep in mind that I was pretty tired. So Massey and Rebeca both had a dirty diaper and while I was trying to change Massey, he stood up and sat on my hand, it's a good thing he didn't have diarrhea...hahaha.. So Jordan thought it'd be a good idea to take a picture, so he left Rebeca diaper-less and left me there with two kids, all I could do was laugh.

Rebeca is in the ''sharing stage'' right now, she'll even take food out of her mouth and try to give it to me, it's really funny.
Rebequita ahorita esta en la etapa de querer compartir todo lo que tiene, incluso se saca la comida de la boca para darme, es bien chistoso.
Massey pretending to be a kite
Massey decia que era un papalote
On our way to Reno, we camped in some crazy campground, we were literally under the freeway and we could hear EVERY single car and truck pass by, we only got a couple hours of sleep and the kids woke up at 5am, so we were out of there by 5:20am. It was pretty awful!
De regreso a Reno, decidimos pasar la noche en un campamento que literalmente estaba dejaba de un puento, y podiamos escuchar a CADA carro que pasaba, solo dormimos un par de horas y los ninos se despertaron a las 5am y nos fuimos de ahi a las 5:20am.
We stopped in McCloud, CA to have breakfast, and it was an awesome. This restaurant was super yummy and the people were all very welcoming.
Nos paramos en la ciudad de McCloud, California a desayunar y en este restaurant la gente era sumamente amable y la comida deliciosa.
When we got to Reno, it felt like heaven! Everyone was so happy to see us and it was just great!
Cuando llegamos a Reno, sentimos haber llegado al paraiso, todos nos esperaban con muchas ganas!
Jus look at Massey's smile! and my sisters are just the best sisters in the world!
Nomas miren la sonrisota de Massey, y mis hermanas son las mejores de este mundo!
Hannah, got there a couple days after we got there and it was super fun! Massey loved having cousins to play with and tease...sorry Laurel and Maisy, especially Maisy.
Here we are at the legends on a very, very hot summer day!
Mi cuñada Hannah, tambien estuvo ahi y fue muy divertido, a Massey le encanto jugar con sus primitas y molestarlas a la vez. Aqui estamos en las tiendas de "The Legends", de compras.
This was crazy! you have to read Hannah's post about the rattlesnake that her daughter Maisy found, all I have to say is: "Scary". Here is Massey sharing cereal with his cousin while they're watching Jordan and grandma kill the snake.
En la casa de mis suegros mi sobrinita encontro una cascabel, mi cunada tomo fotos en su pagina, y fue algo bien feo. Aqui vemos a los ninos comiendo cereal de la caja, disfrutando del show, mientras mi esposo y mi suegro mataban a la culebra.

We went bowling with Rachael and her kids, Hannah and her kids, Jordan, me and our kids, my sisters and grandma Olivia, and there were LOTS of kids.
Fuimos a jugar boliche con los primitos, mi amiga Rachael, mis hermanas, mi suegra y mi cunada.
My grandma crocheted this cute scarf for Rebeca, isn't it cute? she said she made it in just a couple of hours.
Esta es la bufandita que mi abuelita Maria le tejio a Rebequita, apoco no esta bien bonita? y la hizo en unas horas solamente!
It was brother's Carter's b-day, so my parents had a "carne asada". My friend Rachael came and Caleb loved my dad, he loved listening to him speak, it was hilarious!!
Mis papas le festejaron al hno. Carter en su cumpleanos con una carne asada, y mi amiga Rachael trajo a sus hijos y su hijo Caleb, estaba encantado con mi papa. Se paraba enfrente de el y lo escuchaba hablar, era bien chistoso!

We went to the water park, a couple of times and it was SO MUCH FUN!, who ever thought of it, it is a genius, seriously.
Fuimos al parque acuatico uon par de veces y fue bien divertido! el que hizo ese parque, es un genio!

I hope Rebeca can always have this determination
Ojala Rebequita pueda siempre tener esta determinacion.
Grandma Olivia was so great! thanks for putting up with us and letting us stay in your house and eat your food and mess up your beautiful home and the list can go on and on...We love you!