Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Driving with daddy

Had a great Memorial Day out in Salcha. Noah got to drive on Canaday with his Daddy. He was so proud!!


Eleanora met her namesake, Eleanor Boehlke, this weekend in Salcha. Such a precious moment to see!!

Fun family photo

Snapped a great pic of Grandma & Grandpa Grant tonite while they were over to visit! Can't believe they are all looking at the camera & smiling!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Miss you already Grandma Anderson

My Grandma's funeral was today in Illinois. Here is what I wrote to be shared at her memorial.

"As Sue's first born granddaughter, let me start by saying that I sincerely wish that I was with you all on this day to remember her for the wonderful lady that she was to me. On our last visit together, I have fond memories of her holding both of my boys & chuckling as they wiggled around while I was trying to snap a picture. I am so very thankful for all the memories that I have of my Grandma, each one touched by her curiosity & sense of humor.

When I think of my Grandma, I think of the Chicago Cubs and of the smell of peppakokkar baking. I think of stuffed teddy bears & a playroom full of books. I remember badminton in the back yard & bowling in the front yard. I love how my Grandma could make everything better with a "bushel & a peck, and a hug around the neck." She was a tremendous lady & a wonderful Grandma.

After reminiscing with my youngest sister, Tabitha, she shared with me that she will especially cherish the memories of baking with her and having her teach all of us about Sweden. She also shared that she appreciated Grandma's sweet spirit.

In her absence now, we are both so comforted by knowing that she has been reunited with Grandpa & her parents in heaven. It's amazing to know that she is made complete, in both body & mind. What a wonderful comfort for us to know that the Lord made visible provisions for her, even at the end of her life here on Earth.

Philippians Chapter 2 encourages us to be imitators of Christ's, being full of humility. Phillipians 2:1-4 says, "Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."

I personally think this scripture is a perfect example of how my Grandma lived her life, not in grandiose ways but in a quiet way that provided a way for others to see Christ living in her. Although my family and I mourn her loss, I am convinced that God is still using my Grandma's testimony to draw us all closer to him. As you go from this place today, be encouraged that thru her relationship with God, my Grandma leaves a lasting legacy of her love & faithfulness that will live on for many generations to come."

Big girl

Such a serious little lady this am!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spring is here!

Some fun pics from this past weekend. We had a blast being outside! Itis finally warm and beautiful and GREEN out!!!
ellie visiting with grandma and grandpa

daddy cuddles are the best!

noah always has the funniest facial expressions.

kaden was having fun on the see saw

loves to swing! wants to go higher and higher!

mommy hanging with ellie

going down the slide is their favorite.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

First bath!

First attempted back with all three! Somehow I was the one who ended up drenched!!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


My grandmother, Sue Anderson, passed away this past Wednesday. Very sad to say goodbye but so glad she is in heaven with my Grandpa :) She had the most amazing sense of humor & a wonderful spirit. She will be missed!!

Hanging out

Just some pics from our evening tonite :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Choo Choo

Went to pioneer park with a friend last Friday. Had a blast swinging & riding on the train!! Loved hanging out with our friend, Hailey too!

Early morning smiles

Posing for early morning smiley pics with my princess.

Fun trampoline pics

Kaden was having a blast on the trampoline last weekend!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to me! Ellie is 3 months old today and it's official, these three are keeping me a very busy mommy!

Happy Birthday Grandpa Grant!

We had a birthday party for Jon's dad, Doug, this past weekend. It was great to have all the family together, and we had a great time! I didn't get a lot of pictures taken but here are a few!

a bunch of Ellie's cousins fussing over her :)

Ellie & Dusty

Ellie & Shelby

Ellie & Faith

Grandma Grant and Noah

Grandma, Grandpa and Ellie

Noah hanging out with Grandpa

Singing happy birthday to Grandpa and blowing out this birthday cake!

Noah pretending to ride on Kaden's snowmachine

Kaden playing with his trucks

Friday, May 11, 2012

Trip to Tok

We took a trip last weekend to Tok, AK to visit our friends, the Walkers. It was a 200 mile one-way trip and our first roadtrip since Ellie was born. We had a wonderful visit! The boys loved playing and we were quite the crew, all 10 of us! Oh and roadtripping, we saw 4 moose, 3 caribou and one eagle!! A big thank you to Luke, Charity and their boys for their hospitality this weekend. Very fun (and messy, as you will see) time had by all!