Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anderson Halloween Party 2010

Now that it's almost Thanksgiving, I'm finally posting some Halloween pictures!! Here are Brynlee, Chelsea, and Dan.

Dad, Dan, Tyson

Dad and Mom


Kyller and Scott

Dad and Ashlee

Tara and Brynlee

Darn it! My camera battery died before Mike, Sharee, and Ikabod got there, and before Beck came out in her Queen of Hearts costume. This is the 2nd Halloween party we have had, and I'm sure we'll be doing this every year from now on. We missed seeing Tyson's family on Halloween. That's the thing about being married-- there are just so many people we love, there's just not enough time to go to every family event!
Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! We won't be able to attend the Hendriksen family dinner this year, so we send our love to the H family, and hope we will see you at Christmastime! Love you!
Tyson and Katie

Thursday, November 11, 2010


It's usually not too hard to wait. But yesterday I met the cutest little girl. She is two years old, and what a charmer! I'm usually pretty good at stifling those "motherly feelings" but this baby just melted my heart. So today, it's hard to wait. I checked our Parent Profiles website, and another person added us as a favorite since last time I checked. That should be encouraging, right? I'm not sure what it is. It makes me think, are they really considering us? Is this the one? I've accepted the fact that most people have to wait a long time for a baby. And I can't possibly be judgemental of the girls that keep their babies, because I don't know that I could place my baby for adoption. So, we'll continue to wait, and wonder. . .

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I miss you, Grandma!

Today, I wish I could talk to my Grandma. A friend of mine from work used to be the vice-principal at Davis High, and was kind enough to share her yearbook picture with me. This is probably from about 1981. This is how I remember her.

If I could pick up the phone and talk to her, (and I still remember her number), I know she would offer her support and express her love. I would tell her how we are trying to be patient for a birthmother to pick us, and how my heart aches sometimes. She knows quite a bit about patience and heart ache.

Even though she passed away when I was 15, I feel like she has walked with me every step of the way throughout my 34 years.

I love you, Grandma

Friday, October 1, 2010

This picture is from our trip this summer to Brighton. My sister rented a big cabin and we spent time with my side of the family, including aunts, uncles, and cousins from out of town. It's been a great summer, and I hate to see it end. I love fall though, it's just what comes after that worries me, you know, that fluffy white stuff. I suppose, I'll manage. I always do! Tyson loves snow, so that's good! Maybe if snow was warm and emitted light I would like it! :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun in California

We just got back from a great trip to California. My brother and his wife were our wonderful hosts. We tricked my mom into riding roller coasters, had lunch on the pier at Newport beach, and watched Captain EO 3 times. (I wanted to watch Captain Eo 10 times, but I also love my husband, who does not love Michael Jackson much more than a root canal.)

I really enjoyed spending time with my nephew, Logan. His mommy told me he cried all the way home from dropping us off at the airport and said, "I want Katie come home!"

We had dinner at the Blue Bayou on our 4th anniversary inside Pirates of the Carribbean in Disneyland. I love you honey! Thank you for making me so happy. We make a great team! I am so glad I married you!

It was a wonderful trip!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Our family likes to visit my Grandma and Grandpa Anderson's graves in Bountiful on Memorial Day. Then we like to go to a local burger joint, Pace's Dairy Ann, for lunch. Grandma used to say, "Let's go get us a rainbow" after working in the yard on a hot summer day. A rainbow is soft serve ice cream surrounded by slush. Yum!
Ikabod and Tyson at Pace's. Ikabod is so sweet. Ask him to sing "Hey Jude" for you! Tara likes the ice cream! Steve and Sharee like it too! Tyson, Dad, Mom, David Tyson had a grape rainbow. At the Bountiful Cemetary by the Veteran's crosses. Grandpa Farel's cross Grandma and Ikabod Dad looking at Susan Alexia Page's Grave. She was grandma Mary's sister who died as a teenager. I recently had her portrait digitally remastered. It is so beautiful. If you'd like to see it let me know. The file is too large to download to my blog, but you can access it in the Anderson comcast vault. If you are in the Anderson family you have probably received an email from me giving you access. If not just let me know. I wish everyone could see Susan Alexia. She is beautiful! Maybe I'll have to work on getting the image small enough to post. Generations of Andersons (and Nelsons) have played on this nearby family's complex. It is irrisistable to little kids! Here are my parents by Benjamin Ashby's grave. I also had his portrait remastered. It is also in the Anderson Comcast vault. I'm pretty sure he was an early convert to the Church, and knew the prophet Joseph. I'll have to look it up!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Heart MJ

Hmm, so it's been a loooooong time since I updated my blog. So here's a tribute to my good buddy MJ who passed away nearly a year ago. The week he passed away, I was in the drive thru at the dry cleaners, and the girl who put my laundry in the car noticed a Michael Jackson CD case in my back seat. "Are you listening to that because he died?" she asked-- "No," I replied. "I was listening to it when he died." Yes, like it or not, I'm that big of a fan. :)

Anyway, soon after my last blog posting, me and my family went to see "This is it," the Michael Jackson movie all together wearing the Michael Jackson t-shirts I had found at Wal-mart for 5 bucks each. I haven't posted about that event, because that was the day that Tyson and I found out we cannot have children. Since then I've been somewhat of an "infertility hermit" and I haven't felt any kind of need to blog. But I'd like to share the pictures from going to the movie now (8 months later) :)
Here is me and my brother Michael. This movie made Michael and Becky cry. I might have cried if I had any tears left!

Here are some more pictures from that night.

My sissie with the bag I bought her and Michael with his glove

Steven Weeven

Hey guys, where's your MJ shirts?

Even my mom wore an MJ shirt!

My dad, bro in law Scott, and sis in law Tara were there too. Not sure why I don't have pictures of them, but I think we were in a hurry to get in the movie.

Me and Becky took her kids the following week. There are few things that have made me as happy as watching those kids dance during that movie. Ashlee told her mom, "Mom, I used to not like Michael Jackson, but now that you've told me all his secrets I really like him." Or something to that effect.

I am going to try to get blogging again. We are getting excited about adopting and we are almost done with the piles of paperwork. Here's to hoping it's not eight more months before I decided to post again. Nighty night!