Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Decor

I have finally put up all my Halloween decorations. The final touch was added on Monday night, when we had Kassie, Jerome, Kelli and Kyle over to carve pumpkins. I had a really fun time this month working on all my decorations to make my house more festive. I can't wait for ALL the trick or treators tomorrow night!

Jack the Pumpkin King Pumpkin and Kory's non carved Pumpkin
(Jack's face is already starting to shrivel a little bit)

Skeleton Garland, skeletons in the window, spider webs and tomb stones

This is our family room window, it is hard to see the detail from the picture, so I added some up close images to give you a better idea of what it looks like.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Party

Kory and I went to Kelli's Halloween party, and had a blast. Because so many other people already wrote about it, if you would like to see more pictures look on THIS blog or THIS one. And I am pretty sure Kelli will have some good pictures up sometime this week, so look here too. Kory and I dressed up as characters from FUTURAMA, with our good friends and neighbors the Flygares. Kory was Dr Zoiberg, I was Amy Wong, Jess was Leila, and Skyler was Fry. It was totally their idea, so I need to give them all the credit, (Kory and I were just not feeling very creative this year as far as ideas go) so we joined them, because we really love that show, and really liked that idea.

The Cast from Futurama
Leila, Fry, Zoiberg, Amy Wong

One of the games we played was this really awkward game where you had to sit on laps. After the game Kassie came up and told me about how I had my hand on my brother in-law Jeff's leg, which I was completely unaware of and I was sooo mortified because lets just face it, that is pretty awkward. I didn't remember doing it, but sure enough Kelli got a great shot of it here...Sorry Jeff, that is sooo awkward!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tagged....yet again

As if I already don't post enough about me, I was tagged again by my very good friend and neighbor Jess to write ...

4 jobs I have had:
1. Provo Craft Cricut cartridge editor or something like that.
2. Swimming lesson teacher
3. Nanny to my two nieces and nephew
4. Communications Director...aka grunt worker for a medical software design company

4 movies I have watched more than once:
1. Little Mermaid
2. Chipmonks adventure
3. Emma
4. V for Vendetta

4 TV shows I watch:
1. Brothers and Sisters
2. Heroes
3. One Tree Hill
4. Grays Anatomy

4 people who email me regularly:
1. Kelli Murry about all her parties
2. Anderson Family Forwards
3. Work
4. North Park 3rd Ward YW Leaders ect

4 favorite foods:
1. Massaman Curry
2. Chocolate
3. Watermelon
4. Smoothies

4 places I want to visit:
1. Korea (to see Chelsea)
2. Fiji or Jamaica
3. Hawaii
4. Europe

4 things I'm looking forward to in the next year:
1. All of the babies being born on the Anderson side of the family, can't wait to see what they look like.
2. Finishing our basement
3. Having my ROYAL birthday, 26 on the 26th!
4. Having a garden with two peach trees, two pear trees and an apple tree.

4 things I like about my husband:
1. That he loves me even when I am grumpy
2. His laugh
3. That he works hard at his job all day
4. He has really beautiful eyes.

I tag.............................Kassie and Kory (because I think he needs to blog more on our blog)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Halloween Craft

I pretty much lost all motivation to decorate my house for Halloween, after I had failed not once but twice to make awesome decorations for my house. Which all ended up being total disappointments. This year I was totally excited for Halloween and couldn't wait for October, but as the holiday comes closer and closer and each day my decorations are not up I get less and less pumped about the holiday. Well then on Saturday I had some time to myself, you know that rare instant where your house is FINALLY clean, dinner is in the oven, and your husband is content with working on a project. So I sat down and made this Halloween sign for our door. I was really happy with how it turned out and it lit a new spark and I am once again TOTALLY excited about Halloween....I know it is such simple sign but it was just what I needed to get me pumped again. Maybe I am the only one who feels like this, who feels like they have all these ideas and intentions, but find themselves constantly never getting to them, or doing them and being totally put out that it was a HUGE flop. Am I just crazy?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Down in the Dark

As promised here are the events of Kory's recording session.

Now, you have to understand something about our basement. Its a dungeon right now, and it is primarily just for storage. We haven't started on the remodel, but Kory needed to record a song for Kelli's Halloween party, so on Saturday afternoon he, Kyle and Nick (Brandon) made due with our smelly basement and actually did a pretty good job. I was upstairs and all I could her was the compressor going, and lots of boyish giggles. When I went down stairs to see what they had done, i was shocked to see walls covered in carpet held up by 2x4's! So creative...

The "control" room

Kyle was totally rocking out when I took this picture....

The vocal booth

The drum place
behind the curtain of carpet
2x4 that is nailed into I believe the ceiling and then carpet nailed to that. By doing this they created a hallway to the control room
some how they got these mics in the ceiling.

Capet walls

Sunday, October 12, 2008

What a busy Saturday....

Well, Kory and his band decided they were going to record this weekend in our basement so they could get their Halloween song recorded for The Anderson Halloween Party... or is it Kelli's Halloween Party? I never know who to give credit...
Anyway, since Kory's day was pretty much tied up with all that that entails (don't worry that is a post to come) I spent the day mostly working on my "Honey Do list" that I have not had time to do since we moved in.
Naturally my list was much much MUCH longer than I actually got done, but I still felt so good that I got the projects that have been on the back burner for so long finally done.

The first project was the Key holder, yeah nothing fancy really just a place to hold our keys.
Those of my readers who have been with me since the start, will remember my trip to the fabulous city of Pinedale WY. If you all remember while I was stuck in a motel for 5 days I started to make magazine holders. Well, they are finally finished! The reason it took me so long is because I haven't really had a use for them until recently since we moved our stuff back into our family room.

I made 10 of them, and it took a long time, even though it looks like it didn't, it did.

For the cover I used 3 full pieces of 12 x 12 paper, and two 12 inch pieces of ribbon. I really like how they all look next to each other. But let me know what you think?

Here are all 10
This is what they look like from the side. I decided to not put all 10 of them on here. you get the idea with one, if you really want to see the rest I will post them. But I am too tired tonight. This is where they ended up on the shelves.

I had plans to work on our Halloween decor as well, but ended up not being able to find Jute, so if anyone knows where I can find Jute, let me know. Roberts no longer carries it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pear Jam

I have found a new favorite food. PEAR JAM! Introduced to me by my mother in law, which she made and canned herself, and it is to die for. And I am not just saying that.

She made it with agave nectar so Kory can eat it, and it is YUMMY. I would say you are all welcome to come over to my house and try it, but I wont share. And I think Kory will cut anyone's throat if they tried to take any of it. (you think I am joking, but when it comes to Kory's food, it is no joking matter)

But seriously folks it is scrumptious, really no other jam can compete. I just wish I would have known about this precious gem earlier, so I could have canned a year supply, because these bottles are going FAST!

Thanks Maida, you never cease to amaze me!

Monday, October 6, 2008

let me point out something

Everyone has been giving me credit for the ROCKING Baby Shower given to Kassie this weekend. However, let me clear up a few things...I only did the invites and the decorations (which only consisted of a table cloth, a sign and 24 balloons) As for the rest, that was ALL Kelli, I can't take the credit, and feel as if I am stealing her thunder slightly. My part was small, and I shouldn't get the credit. She put a lot of hard work into the shower, and it turned out really well. If you want to say things like Amy did such a great job on making sure the table cloth was on straight, I can take credit for that. Or wow! These balloons are breathtaking, did you blow them up yourself? Which I would respond, no I did not. But I did however order them AND pick them up. Both very exhausting tasks... I just think Kelli deserves the credit.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Birthday week continued

Day 3 Cont: Saturday September 27, 2008

Next stop was the Fremont Bridge to see the Fremont Troll.
Then the Gasworks park

I love this picture of Taryn, she looks so pretty!

Then we went to Kerry Park

After that we went to Vic and Keri's house for another great meal cook by them, we said our good byes and went to Enumclaw to stay with Kory's very good friend Don.

Sunday September 28, 2008: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KORY

We went to one of the wards Kory served in as a Missionary. We have visited this ward a couple of times, and are always treated like celebrities. It was sort of awkward sometimes for me...

We had dinner with Don, and went and visited Don's old room mate and his wife, they have chihuahuas as well, but they did not like us at all. It gave me a tiny glimpse of how others feel when my dog is yapping at them when they come over or walk past our house.
Kory and Don
Monday September 29, 2008

We got up early so we could go visit a couple more places before we headed home.
The first place was FATBURGER, if you have never eaten there, you need to try it. Now, we have eaten at ones in LA and ones in Seattle. The ones in Seattle are much much nicer than the LA but it is still good food.

Seriously, doesn't that just make your mouth water?
After fat burger we went to this amazing waterfall. It was the biggest waterfall I had ever seen in my life!

After this we got in the car for a LONG drive home

Tuesday September 30, 2008

Even though our trip had ended, Kory had at least one more day of celebrating to do. So, very last minute we invited some folks over for cake and ice cream (I don't like doing this by ourselves)
For those of you who didn't know about it or hear about it, I did try to get a hold of you, I literally sent texts to everyone in the family the morning of, or rather the afternoon of. So sorry if you feel like we snubbed you, that was not my intention at all. I should have planned ahead, sent out an email, but like I said, totally last minute. Thanks to everyone who did come, it meant a lot to Kory.

The birthday boy...sorry for the blur, but they are still good pictures anyway.

Kory's sugar free cake, by the time I had gotten ALL 27 of the candles lit, they were just puddles of wax on the cake...
Sarah, BearClaw, and Kelli
Jerome, Kory's Mom and Dad
Kassie and Jerome
Hilary Maddy and Kassie
My mom, Nicolas, Hilary and Zoe
Jess (the photographer) and her husband SkylerI must say that our living room makes for great pictures, doesn't everyone look so golden?

This concludes the birthday week celebration. I just wanted to give a shout out to my husband and best friend and let him know how great he is.
I just want you to know how much I appreciate and love you. I couldn't have asked for a better friend and companion. I hope you enjoyed your birthday week, because you deserved it!