So it’s August…

So it’s August. My kids are back in school, football season is almost here, and I scorched myself getting some sun in the backyard yesterday. Sunblock and all and it was only an hour. Problem is, now I need some color on my backside. Dark on the front and white as a ghost on the back does not make for a pretty site. 

In other news…We got a new puppy! She is now 10 weeks old and she’s a gorgeous Golden Retriever named Lucy May Tuesday. How can such a sweet ball of fur bite like a great white shark?!? She’s pretty smart though and already knows several commands like, sit, stay, speak, and sit up. She’s not too keen on they ‘lie down’ command or ‘come here’ which tends to get pretty annoying.  She loves bacon (who wouldn’t) and playing with plastic bottles, like Coke 2 liters or water bottles. Here’s a video of her chasing a coke bottle, in case you’re curious. 

My youngest, Brittney, is now 15 and about to get her learner’s permit, so we’ve been practicing driving…Good times.

2 of the boys (Kaleb and Dallin) are working together now at Red Robin (they refuse to let me take a picture of together in their uniforms).

My 17 year old, Brett, is now working for a Japanese restaurant and and working towards graduating H.S. early this year and entering the Navy!

That concludes this segment, but stay tuned for “The Anderson Wedding in California“, “Labor Day Weekend“, and the ongoing adventures with our fast growing puppy Lucy. 

 

See me later! 😉

 

Oh I almost forgot to update you on my river trip to the Guadalupe in Texas and fun in Austin. Had a blast, here’s the video proof.

     

15 going on 2

It’s 1:30am on June 24, 2012…my daughter’s 15th birthday. She’s the youngest of our 4 and the only girl.  Awwwww…..yeah, whatever.

I have figured out over the last few years with the boys, that 15 is not a fun age. Something happens seemingly overnight at 15 and they become the typical teenager…angry, selfish, one-dimensional, and of course brilliant while we become morons. My daughter is different though. She’s mature, giving, happy, helpful, wonderful to be around.

So why am I writing this at 1:30am in the very early morning hours of her 15th birthday? Because she just threw what I can only describe as a temper tantrum, teenager style. Maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit. But I proved to her I could scream louder and I put an end to the argument.  *Sigh*  15 has arrived and she’ll hate me even more for saying that.

I love you dearly Brittney. You really are pretty awesome and you’re my best friend. I love you but I don’t like you all the time 🙂  Happy Birthday Rittney!

Midnight birthday cake!

2012 Mid-Year Review

It’s June 2012, how are you hanging in there? For me, well I’m hanging in there but it’s been a crazy year so far.  Our family dynamic is so different, not only having a blended family (who doesn’t now days), but my husband travels out of the country and is gone for sometimes months at a time, my oldest Brett, who is 17 lives with his Dad in another state, and when my husband is out of town, his boys often go stay at their Mom’s house.  So Brittney, my 14 year old and I are often home alone….um with our rabid Pit Bull and 3 Rottweilers. Oh and I have a shotgun, 9mm and yes I know how to use them. 🙂

Anyways…..

Brittney was home/online schooled this semester since we were suppose to be moving back to Texas but were not sure when. She and I have spent a lot of time in Texas this year but came back in April when our beloved dog Bevo became sick with liver cancer.  We had to put him to sleep April 27 but luckily my husband was able to just make it home in time.

Our oldest, Kaleb turned 18 in May and graduated a few days later. Just last week I drove him up to Provo, UT for summer classes at BYU…yeah! We are so proud!

The last couple months I have been on a serious job hunt. Although I love consulting and would like to continue doing it, I would really like the opportunity to work for a large company or agency running the social media department.  Ideally I would like to find something in Texas of course or in Florida. I know, everyone thinks I’m crazy for wanting to move to Florida but I would be in heaven!

My youngest, Brittney will be 15 this weekend so we may take a trip over to Vegas and hang out by one of the many awesome pools.

At the end of June, I will be meeting up with some high school friends to go tubing on the Guadalupe River in Texas! I can not tell you how excited I am for this trip!

Well that about sums it up from January to June…kinda. We’ve got lots of catching up to do!