Friday, April 1, 2011

Home Away from Home

So just in case you missed the memo. We have a new family blog for our time in Argentina. It is private so if you would like to keep up with us send me a message or make a comment.

The Andrus Gang

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Thank you Ambyr for sending me some pictures that she took of Mia when she was just a new little one in the world!

It made me smile because she has grown and changed so much over the last 3.5 months! She is now talking when I talk which is hillarious...just like a girl. I will be holding her telling my mom and intriguing story and being all animated as I usually am when I talk (at least to my mom) when we look down to see Mia all smiles and laughs trying to blurt out things in her loud voice and sometimes she even gets out some shrills and squeeks. It's nothing like your little girl to make you realize you may need to tone your girl talk down! She also for some reason thinks that I have a funny singing voice. It never fails when I sing to her while I'm rocking her to sleep she giggles not for just one song a multitude of songs. It is so amazing how much different and yet the same your kids can be. Sometimes I look at her and think, wow, you look just like your brother and then one second later she is doing something sassy that my sweet little boy wouldn't have dreamed of doing! The best part, the one that brings sheer joy into my heart and brightens my soul, is when Mia and I are sitting together practicing her skills (she has so many HA) and she hears or sees her Daddy and brother playing and laughing....she gets the biggest grin on her face and just stares at them all wide eyed. I just know she can't wait to jump in and play and wrestle with the boys! Then Daddy will come over and love on those most kissable cheeks our baby girl has and Cash hops (literally the baby bop hop) on the couch and asks to hold Sissy and he will hug her and kiss her on the cheek and be off again to play and run crazy. Life can't get much better! We are so blessed to have such healthy happy kids. Thank you Heavenly Father, we will be forever grateful for the precious spirits you have entrusted to us. May we always strive to help them along the path that leads them back to you.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Day of PrePrePreSchool

Cash started preschool (Mommy's Day out) last week at Southmont. He was so excited to go to school with his backpack and lunch it was too cute. Then the drive to school started. I was explaining to him that I was going to drop him off and that me and sissy would be back to pick him up when school was over, just like Nursery. Maybe I shouldn't have dropped the "N" word because right then I asked, "Is that okay?" to which he replied clear as day NO. Now for Cash this is a statement because he only says Yes. He has occasionally nodded his head No when he didn't want to do something but usually when he means no he just won't respond yes to the question, so never has he expressed his disdain for something so that point I knew I was in trouble! But he did great at least that is what the teachers told me. He is so proud of the work that he does and gets along great with his other classmates. I have really enjoyed the time to spend just with Mia especially when we run errands and grocery's heaven just with a baby in a car seat :) I am so proud of my little man! Here is to a great school year!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mia's Blessing

Mia was blessed by her grandpa Vaughn at the first of August. He gave her such a beautiful sweet blessing and I am so greatful for him and the priesthood that he holds. It was a wonderful family affair. My parents, brother, grandma and all of bret's family were there to help celebrate this wonderful day. Aunt Danielle took this awesome picture of my precious little girl, too cute!
This is me realizing that it is going to be impossible to get a good FAMILY photo! HAHA!

The Diemer Crew

The Andrus Men + Baby Girl

Cash wanting to play in the dirt and throw rocks the entire time we were taking pictures, I hope this explains the nonsmile in the first picture!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The last 2 months

So what have I been up to the last two months...well certaintly not Blogging!!! Here are some pics of the kiddos over the past couple of months. Mia sleeps a lot and luckily she is okay with occassionally being put down in some unconventional places (due to her brother doing something that needs my attention immediately).
Yes, this is a sink and she isn't taking a bath!
The laundry basket seemed actually pretty comfy with all those warm towels
Cash, Cash, Cash where do I begin...he is doing so much! Everyday is a new adventure and I wake up excited about the new thing he will say or do, life doesn't get much better!
This is the look that we get when we tell him NO or he gets upset about something...he purses those darling little lips out just like his Daddy did when he was a boy, who know that could be genetic?
I had to include this because everytime I see this picture I think of that movie The Royal Tennebaums, so if you didn't see it you wont laugh but that's okay I won't be able to tell :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sunday Fun

It is so wonderful having a talented photographer in the imediate family now! My sister in law Danielle is a photographer and when we all get together as a family she always brings her camera and loves to take pics of my kids! I am so lucky! Here are some pics she took when we got together last Sunday! So awesome Danielle, thanks!

Monday, June 29, 2009

How lucky am I?

So very very lucky! I have so many friends that are so gifted and wanted to capture my kiddos on camera!

Here is some pics from a photo shoot I did with Mrs. Toni check them out at her blog

The one of Cash she captured so true to life!!! He is so posing for the camera...adorable. Thanks Toni!