Amy, thanks for the cute picture...and yes, we are blogging.


Our Summer is Coming to an End...


This month has been so fun! Very, very busy. Steve has started doing his real estate with Raph and is enjoying the new adventure. In addition, he loves manual labor, his company is Revolution Builders, and he continues to accept side jobs (he does basements, decks, remodels, finish work, etc.) so that keeps him even more busy, oh, not to mention that he keeps waking up at 5:00am to go to the gym. He is playing on a softball team with my brothers, CBC Construction (Cory's business), on Wednesday nights and that is just one more thing to add to the list! The final activity that keeps him most busy is his Young Men. He has such a good time taking them to nickelcade and to get ice cream, camping, fishing, hiking, playing volleyball, paint balling, golfing...I think his boys are a little spoiled to do whatever they feel like doing once a week. They did do a service project, I think that they pulled weeds at the church and planted flowers. I am so grateful that he has the opportunity to be an example to these boys and be their friend. It is good for him.

The day his Real Estate License finally came in the mail, a good day...

Steve, Carl, Mike and Curtis on their way to hike Timpanogos

Andie Brooke is growing oh so fast. This week in Lake Powell she started taking steps from person to person. I am glad that everyone was so nice to her and she felt comfortable going to each of them. She loves to call out to "mama and dada" allll the time and the best is one night at dinner we were standing in the kitchen together with our arms folded and without ever even thinking that she was ready to learn to fold her arms she surprised us. We were so excited to see that she was learning by example and our efforts were paying off.

Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point

Another Firework Show with DaddyLake Powell

Andie and Cousin Jeffry

I am just a busy mom. I am excited to start blogging, it was hard deciding to get started and when to find the time but I think I have it figured out enough that it shouldn't be too time consuming. I am the Enrichment Counselor in Relief Society so I will be posting alot of pics and ideas of what we do for our midweek, small group and enrichment nights. It will be a busy calling but is going to be so fun!

AND... I am always up for ideas for activities.

Midweek at Thanksgiving Point

While in Lake Powell all the ladies on the boat had books and it really got me thinking...I might also add that to my list of things to do each week. I would only like to read things that will help better my life but I need to start reading so any suggestions of good books (other than twilight or harry potter) would be so appreciated!

Instead of reading, I found myself doing this...

I really got to think alot down there and the other thing that I am sooo excited to do is make a very cute quiet book for Andie. We have been working on quiet time so that sacrament meeting is a good experience and I am just wanting some more things to keep her little mind going. Any ideas or tips? I've found some great ideas online and just was wondering if anyone had some from personal experience.


A little 4th of July fun! We woke up early to do the balloons, breakfast and the parade.
We spent the evening with Steve's family, a bbq and fireworks, then raced home to watch the Stadium of Fire fireworks that night.

BIG DAY...we love the 4th of July!

Happy Anniversary Stevey-4 years ago today-thanks for asking me to marry you...

Andie and her Great Grandpa Anderson

July was such a fun month! We love the sun, pools, camping, FIREWORKS, ballgames...

I can't believe that I have NEVER floated the Provo River.
That was a very relaxing way to spend the 24th with our famly.

Later that night we went to an Owlz game with our friends, Mike and Joni,
and enjoyed some good old baseball and fireworks.


Some favorites of Andie

Andie's first firework show, Orem's Summerfest 2008

Are we at the zoo? She had no idea that one day she will LOVE going there.

"Is this all I get, a silly hat?" She was so anxious to try that double double...maybe next time.

Just her size! The Salo Family rescued this fawn from G & G Anderson's backyard and kept it for a pet. Spending time with daddy at Sundance.

You thought this was Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus...Look closer!
Our family was able to play a part in the most amazing live Nativity you could
imagine Christmas 2007. If you need an idea for FHE the first week of December, let me know and I will get you the address. Something you will never forget.

Andie's baby blessing, November 4, 2007
Steve's Family: Micheal, Bradford, Sarah, Grandma Anderson, Grandpa Anderson, Jeff, Karen, Steve, Carly, Andie, Brian, Jessica and Reid.
We are so grateful for our families, their love and all of their support.


Cloward Family

This is our family, Carly's side of the fam. Craig and Kelli got married in January 2008 in the Salt Lake Temple. Chris and Liz were married in February 2008 and Cory and JoAnna had Jackson Riley in November 2007. We've grown very quickly in such a very short amount of time!


Welcome Andie Brooke Anderson!!

Hospital Picture


Andie joined us on October 1st, 2007 and has been so much fun since the day she came...we LOVE her!!

Our first family picture

October 1st, 2007