Thursday, December 18, 2008

Halloween and Disneyland

I know it's kind of late for Halloween, but I figured since I'm posting that I might as well include a few pics from Halloween. So here are just a few of the kids.

Here we have Cooper, Calder, Kennedy, and Hillary with Pluto.

Here are the Grand kids with Grandma, and Grandpa in the sleigh.

As always we had a great time at Disneyland. We were able to visit both parks, and go on almost all of the rides. At least all of the rides we wanted to. We spent two full day's there, and had great weather. All of the men wore shorts both day's, well except for Grandpa. And it wasn't until the second night that we even thought about putting on a light jacket. Of course again this was for the men. The women wore jackets, and sweaters the whole time even though the temps at times were in the high 70's. Actually Suzanne did really well. She toughed out the 70 degree weather with the men. :) But all in all it was great. No rain unlike last year at this same time. So we were all dry which makes the experience even that much better.

On Saturday we all met up at Newport beach. The kids took there shoes off to walk in the sand, and it wasn't long before they were in the water getting wet from the waves. We ate lunch at a local pizza joint, and then we all went out for Cupcakes at Sprinkles. In case some of you are not familiar with Sprinkles cupcakes, they are about $4.00 a piece. They are pretty good, but not at that price. After that we all headed back to Ethan and Heathers new apartment in Irvine to hang out and visit. We ended up eating burgers from In and Out Burgers. These are some of my favorite burgers. After a night of visiting we headed back to our hotels and tried to get a good nights sleep so that we could all drive, and fly home on Sunday.

All in all we had a great time and visit. We will take some more pictures here at Christmas, and I will do my best to get them up on a blog. I still need to take some lessons on how to use this website better. I know it would be nice if I could figure out how to put in a nice Christmas background, and place the pictures better. Oh well I guess at least I'm getting something put up for a change.

We hope that you all have a great Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Love the Anderson's.

Friday, December 5, 2008

November/December update

So here we are into December, and how the time flies by. I know I promised more blogs, and I'm just a slacker. What can I say.

So November was good. It flew by right after Halloween. And since I'm at work writing this, you won't be getting any Halloween pictures on this particular post. Sorry. :(

So I was told in November that at the start of December I would be moving from the Tempe plant where I have been for one month short of nine years over to the Chandler plant. Then during my Performance Management review with my boss right at the end of November, he told me to just keep coming and working here at Tempe for now. So in short I'm glad that either way I still have a job. If they want, or need me to go to Chandler I'll do that, but I was glad to hear that I was going to stay here for now in Tempe.

As for Brittney, her job is about the same. believe it or not people are still buying homes. So that's good. So she is still quite busy.

Cooper and Kennedy are just growing up so fast it's crazy. It seems just like yesterday that we were starting on this crazy journey of having kids, and being parents. Now cooper is close to six, and right after that Kennedy will be four. There really great kids, even though I swear there deaf at times. I guess they just have selective hearing. I think I was that way at times, so I better not get to upset about it.

Next week were leaving to go over to California, and meet all of Brittney's siblings, and her parents for a few day's of fun at Disneyland. The kids are getting an early Christmas present. Then by the time we get back, my parents and sister will be down for Christmas at our house. I can't tell you how much were looking forward to that. It should be a good time, and we pray that dads health will be good while he is here.

Before you know it, it will be 2009, and there will be some new things happening here in the United States. People here decided that they wanted change, and I think in some way's there going to get it. I really don't feel like it will be positive change, and will pretty much bet my life on it that the things we experience in the next few years won't be very good. But with that being said I am going to have a positive attitude, and be supportive and hopeful that we actually can have some good change. As for right now I just don't see it coming. But from what I hear it sounds as though Canada is going through some hard times as well, and people are trying to make a change there. I feel that this is a bit of the sign of the times, but don't want to speculate to much.

I'll try and get some pictures up in the next post. And if I don't get another post up before Christmas, I hope you all have a great one, and a Happy new year.

Take care, Love the Anderson's