Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Sarah Bo Barah"

Video taken by my Daddy when I was about One?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Grandma Alice :)

Our beloved Grandma Alice Grace McCormick Anderson
passed away at home surrounded by family on
Saturday, September 5th, 2009.
This was our last visit with Grandma Alice.
Sunday, August 2, 2009

the kids always loved to play the "booby-trap" game
at grandma's house

Morning of the funeral for Grandma Alice (9.11.09) voices of angels
Ralph, Brian, Jordan, Kelly, Kari, Nancy and Karen (at the piano)

Michael and Brenna

Beautiful Day...Honoring, Remembering and Saying Goodbye

Riley and Taylor with flowers for Gramma

We will all miss our Grandma Alice!

Fun with Cousins!

Brian, Taylor and Riley

Taylor and Madison....Yikes! that's pretty high

Michael's turn on the slide...with the innertube, of course.
Taylor waiting her turn and Emerson perched on the lower rocks...getting ready to jump?

Hello from Riley and Gigi (Gabriella)

Hannah, Brenna and Pilar
rafting down the slide...with Michael and Riley watching from the top

Family Day at the Beach!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
This was our last day together with everyone...all eight!
...we chose to spend several hours at Newport Beach
...definitely a family favorite!
What a great day! ...fabulous end to a fabulous summer with everyone home! :)
then Wednesday the 26th we (Lindsay, Chelsea, Allyson and I) were off driving two (loaded to the brim) cars to Provo, moving our three BYU girls into student housing and getting them all ready for school.
Taylor and Hannah

Allyson, Madison and Chelsea


sweet Riley Jayne :)

Eight is GREAT! :)

(back) Madison (16) Allyson (17) Chelsea (22) Lindsay (23)
(front) Taylor (10) Hannah (8) Michael (5) and Riley Jayne (3) Lindsay's arms :)


Yes, we have a new puppy!
We've named her "Sammy" and the girls adore her. We're not sure what breed she is exactly?...somekind of terrier mix maybe?
Michael tolerates her but definitely prefers our good, old yellow lab, Roxy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fun in the Sun! :)

Allyson put this together using mostly pictures we took several weeks ago...a warm, sunny day in the first part of March! There are also a few pictures from our day at Universal Studios (March 20th) and some random, silly head shots of Michael (from last year). Allyson chose the song for the beat (not the words)! We've been watching it over and over...the kids love it! We hope it makes you smile! :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sorelle Lewis and Anderson!

...tidings of great joy from two of our most favorite, most beautiful sorelle in all of Italy!...those are two happy girls wouldn't you say...I would say the joy radiates!!! I know, Christmas was two months ago...sorry! I just figured out how to scan Lindsay's fun card so that I could post it for everyone to see! (Well, actually...Allyson scanned it for me!) Lindsay really wanted to send cards to everyone but did not have the funds to cover cards and postage....I hope posting it here is almost as good! Enjoy!! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Santiago Wins "the Big VIII" League! 14-0!!!!

Allyson's varsity basketball team went undefeated in league to take the championship for the second year in a row!!! Happy Day! :) The first two pictures were taken at an away game against King H.S. of Riverside...with an embarrassing final score of 52-12!

Allyson loves her shoes!

Allyson, surrounded by Corona H.S. players, out jumps her opponent for the rebound! You go Girl!!! who ever said "white girls can't jump"? The final score in this game against Corona H.S. was a little more respectable with something like 68-39.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sorella Anderson's on the phone!! :)

Having Chelsea home for Christmas was the best! Isn't she just so cute in her new plaid/poka dot jammies and striped socks!? Having Lindsay so far from home for the second Christmas in a row was tough!...but talking with her on the phone was awesome...the next best thing to being there!! We mostly had her on speaker phone and we all talked/listened for nearly two hours!