Saturday, June 11, 2011

Catching You Up

I just noticed that my last post was dated March 2, 2011. That was like, literally, forever ago.
Here's a quick overview to get you up to speed on the Anderson household.

(DISCLAIMER: This post is very long, and very photo-heavy...don't say I didn't warn you!!)

I started back to work mid-March. In my ongoing effort to keep myself humble, I am working as a housekeeper for a family in Daphne. It's been a pretty good fit so far, they are super flexible and totally not micro-managy, yay! I'm there 4-5 days a week for about 5-6 hours a day, so not too bad!

Aiden turned the big 1-OH!! On April 1st. We had a small little shindig for him at a local park, and he quickly realized that he was the S-T-A-R of the show. My boy is nothing if not accommodating, so he hammed it up as only a newbie toddler could. We had a great time, and it was really special to see all of our family loving on my little one. My wonderful and talented sister-in-law served as our party photographer, and see got some great shots.

She also treated us to a beautiful family photo session down by Fairhope pier the next day. As some of you may remember, she took our pregnancy photos there last year too! Love the before and after baby pics, so special! Thanks again Michelle, you are amazing!

I finally got around to running that Half-marathon I'd been training for for-EVER. It was a beautiful course, down and back along Pensacola Beach. I felt so accomplished and relieved to be able to check that off my bucket list. Funny thing is, I really enjoyed it. In fact, I plan on doing another one in November, and possibly a full marathon next Spring (if I can find the time to train....doubtful with a hubbie in EE classes and a toddler, but here's hoping!)
Some pics from the race:

Not a fan of sand, that one...

My genius husband finished up his first semester back at USA, and made the President's List!! I plan on framing it!  There will be many more where this came from I'm sure. So proud of my honey!

We bought a new car last week-woo hoo!! Aaron's Maxima was getting pretty repair-hungry, guess she really liked our new mechanic. We decided to break off their relationship as it was getting pretty costly. So after MUCH deliberation and debate, we decided on a 2012 Honda Civic. It is a beauty, and I totally wish that I was the one driving it everyday! Oh well, at least we have one solid, dependable vehicle (under warranty for the next 6 years/80,000 miles). Aaron should be long finished with school before we need to do anything more than an oil change on her, so that is a definite relief!

Aaron started his Summer classes two weeks ago, Cal-based Physics and Macroeconomics. The Macro sounds okay, but he can keep that Physics business. He's doing great so far, (no surprise there) and made a 100 on his first Macro test.

Whew, there's a little glimpse into the past few months at our house, now you may understand a little better why my post is so long overdue!! Stay tuned for more adventures from the Anderson household...we have a busy summer in store!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Aiden's birthday party invitation

I am so excited about Aiden's upcoming birthday, and I knew that I wanted to create his invitation on  Shutterfly so that I could put a few of those many, many pictures I have taken (1000+) over the past 11 months to use. The best part? I used two different coupon codes and got all of the invites for FREE (yes, free!)

Twelve Months Blue Birthday Invitation
Send funny birthday cards with Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.