Friday, September 9, 2011

I don't know why it is so hard for me to blog lately. I think about it all the time, but I never get around to doing it! So here goes I guess!

July was a crazy month for us. I took over 350 pictures that month! We celebrated the 4th of July, the 24th of July, went camping in Utah with my extended Andersen family, and went to visit my sister in South Dakota. From April to July my little family has driven about 5000 miles. Wow. My kids have been troopers this summer spending so much time in the car and new places and not having a home of our own. They've adjusted well and have really enjoyed spending time with family.

In August we had a Gibson family reunion, celebrated our 5th anniversary, and Barrett started his first internship in Driggs. He only has to go up 3 days a week and is enjoying himself there.  For our anniversary we were able to get away by ourselves for a day and night, which was awesome! We stayed in a hotel in Idaho Falls, went to the temple, the bodies exhibit at the Museum of Idaho (which was awesome), did some shopping, and then went to the Josh Turner concert. We had a great time. 5 years. Wow. It seems so short because it feels like our family has always been together. It's hard to imagine my life without my wonderful husband and beautiful kids. I love them all so much!

Anna has been having lots of fun here with Grammy and Papa and Lara. She says the funniest things and is always telling stories. She went through a phase this summer where she talked about her "other family" all the time. She apparently had another family with a dad named Phil who often seemed to be in the hospital... funny girl. She is in love with books and loves getting anyone to read to her she can! Anna starts preschool in a couple of weeks and is so excited to go. I'm just glad it's only 2 days a week. I'll miss her!

Caleb is growing up so fast. His vocabulary has grown like crazy lately and he talks so cute. He still has only 2 little bottom teeth and is 16 months old! I hope he gets some more soon so he can eat better! He is a busy little guy and gets into everything. He loves to climb and open doors and drawers. He says the cutest little "ta da!" when he stands on something, but we have to be careful: sometimes it's the kitchen table! Caleb loves animals and playing outside. He's still a huge mama's boy, but refuses to call me mama. I'm daddy. And daddy is daddy. And grammy is daddy. But papa is boppa and Lara is wawa and Anna is Annie. He is pretty funny. I love him to pieces!

I have a calling as the ward choir accompanist and I'm loving it! I love practicing new pieces and playing them with the choir. It's been really good for me to develop my talent some more. I've also been trying to run regularly and I want to do a 5k this fall. Lara started running cross country for Madison this fall and I'm loving going to her meets. It makes me really want to compete! I wish I could just hop into her races sometimes!

Well that's about it for now I guess. I'll try to be better about blogging!