Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Okay.  You might have been wondering where I have been.  Below is an explanation.  If you don't care, skip to the bottom and you'll find our NEWEST blog, which is going to be PRIVATE.  So if you've left your email on this blog, I will be sure to invite you to our new one.  If not, leave it now.  I'll continue to check this blog occasionally.   

I have basically run out of memory on this blog.  So I started a new blog, which I decided to make private.  After doing only a couple posts on that blog, I realized I ran out of picture memory on my account.  So, I had to create a NEW account and therefore create a NEW blog, which I have done nothing with until now.  So, if you've been checking this blog, or our other blog that was  lyndsiedanielanderson.blogspot.com, sorry for the lack of new posts.  Be sure to change the link to our new address since I will be deleting our old new blog because I can't post any pics on it.  Here is our NEW blog:


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Time for a New Blog

Well it's happened.  We've used all the memory on this blog.  So it's time for a new one.  And we are going to make this one private to try to keep away any weirdos we may not know.  So please leave me your email in a comment if you want an invite!  Here's our new blog address:


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Ry and Bai!


I can't believe our sweet baby girls are already one year old. As I looked back on pictures to do this post, I was reminded of what we went through to get them here safely, and how fragile they were when they made their debut on this earth.  You look at them now-- so chunky and squishy, it's hard to believe they are the same babies we brought home from the hospital.  I still look at them sometimes and can't believe we have twins.  I feel like this first year of their lives has been a whirlwind.  After having a difficult time getting pregnant with Makee I never thought we would end up with a two year old and TWO babies.  But we've made it!  And I wouldn't change it for the world.  I love those little girls so much.  They make my heart hurt.  I'll never forget when Daniel blessed them when they were born, he told them that they were able to come to earth with their best friend.  I hope Bailee and Rylin will always be best friends.  They already have a bond.  They don't like to sleep without each other.  And falling asleep has been more difficult than it used to be because I will hear giggles and squeals coming from their room at naptime.  They play so cute with each other and with Makee.  They are all so close in age I know they will all be good friends.  They are the sweetest little girls, and they have blessed our lives more than we could ever imagine.  They make us laugh so hard with their funny little personalities.  Right now the girls are still crawling and not walking, which I am just fine with!  They pull themselves up to everything.  They eat pretty much everything, although Bai seems to be pickier than Ry.  We've started giving them whole milk instead of formula, and they have done great!  We're just glad we don't have to buy formula anymore.  They are both little screamers--actually the loudest screaming girls I've ever met.  Sometimes when they are mad, but a lot of the time when they are just excited about something.  Neither one likes to miss out on the fun.  If anyone walks out of a room, no matter who it is, they will start crying because they are afraid they might be missing out on the party.  They are so funny.  They are so curious, and it's so fun to watch them grow.  Bailee has developed such a temper!  It’s kind of funny, but not really.  But I’ve been either blowing in her face or putting my hand over her mouth when she screams, and so now when she screams she puts her hand over her own mouth or tries to blow back.  She is such a little copy cat.  She also copies coughing and laughing.  Or when I say, "Oh no!"  She will put her hand on her head.  She has also started saying Mama, and she has been saying Dada for quite a while.  And she gives the best kisses!  All you have to say is “kiss” and she will lean in.  It’s really sweet.  She is so funny.  I can tell she might be our free spirit.  She seems very adventurous—always busy exploring new things and getting into new trouble.  She’s not too snuggly because she is always onto the next adventure.  Rylin, on the other hand is a snuggle BUM.  Maybe not compared to other babies, but definitely compared to her sister.  She is very sweet and very sensitive.  She gets her feelings hurt very easily, and when she does, it’s the saddest little cry!  Both of the girls are good at waving, but Ry is so funny because if she’s in the middle of crawling or doing something and you wave at her, she stops whatever it is so she can wave back.  And she just flaps her little hand like crazy.  Today she hit herself in the head during a wave craze.  Ry also loves to pretend she’s talking on the phone.  If you say, “Hello?”  She’ll hold her chubby little hand up to her ear and make talking sounds.  Anything that looks remotely like a phone goes straight up to her ear.  Ry also blows when she screams lately.  Today Ry started clapping after me.  And when she is proud of herself, she will give you the cheesiest grin.  It's so funny.  Oh, they are such a handful, but so so sweet.    So here's a little overview of the first year of Bailee and Rylin's lives.  Sorry about all the labels--but that's what you have to do with two babies that look exactly alike
This is Rylin at 11 months, even though I labeled it at 10 months
.                                       (Ry and then Bai)
Happy first birthday little girls!  We love you more than you will ever know.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Danny Boy

The Total Cheeser

Today is Dan my Man's 31st birthday.  So I thought I would give him a little shout out.  Happy Birthday Dan!  I'm so happy he is my husband and the father of my kids.  Makee, Bai, and Ry love their dad so much.  He has started teaching a couple classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  I didn't think it would effect the kids much, especially the babies, but they really notice when he's not there.  The days they don't see him seem to be rough days.  And when they see him the next day, they get so excited, they attack him.  And he misses them just as much.  I've noticed especially lately that Dan tries to take time to play with each of our kids.  One of my favorite things to do is watch him play with Mak, Bailee, and Rylin.  Makee and his daddy are sure buddies.  Every Monday morning I have to console our poor little boy as he realizes the weekend is over and that Daddy is not there to hang out with all day.  And the girls make him laugh so much when they play.  But he loves snuggling them the most.  I feel very bad for the boys that have to get through him before they can date Bai and Ry one day.  Along with doing yard work, Dan is always willing to help around the house, pay the bills, and fullfill all his other husbandly duties--all while I'm watching over his shoulder making sure he does it the right way.  (What can I say?  I think I'm OCD).  But he is a very hard worker, and he gets the job done.  Dan is also a total goofball, although he shows very few people that side of himself.  He always makes me laugh.  More than anything, I appreciate how much Dan helps take care of the kids.  He's always willing to do whatever I ask, and many times I don't even have to ask.  He does a very good job balancing his supervisor job, his teaching job, his church calling, and his family life.  He is a good man, and I love him a lot.  Happy Birthday Dan!  I hope we make your birthday AWESOME.
Daddy with Bai (white) and Ry (pink), and Mak.  Oh, I love when he has all three.  That means I have none
Best Buddies!
 Daddy with Bai and Ry
Daddy with Bai
Daddy with Ry

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Oh, Fatty!

Today is Jared's birthday.  He is 20.  Oh Fatty!  (Whenever I mention something about Fatty, Dan always says that in a pouty voice to tease me about getting all sentimental).  But it's the first time in 20 years we won't be together to celebrate his birthday.  It's definitely for a good reason.  I'm just missing him a little.   He has been through so much while he has been on his mission.  He was heartbroken when he got the news he wouldn't be able to serve in India anymore.  He has had some tough companions, and has been disappointed many times just like every missionary has experienced.  But he has never given up.  He has always wanted to serve a mission.  Since knowing he was going to be permanently reassigned to the Kennewick, Washington mission, Fatty has made the very best of his situation.  He has worked so hard, and in the process, he has become a stronger person, a better missionary, and has become closer to his Father in Heaven.  He seems to be happier than he has ever been.  He is having the time of his life while serving his mission.  He has been able to participate in six baptisms in ten short months.  I am so proud of him.  So while I am missing him a lot right now, there is no where else I would want him to be.  It makes me beyond happy to hear how his testimony has grown, or to hear him say in his letters and emails, "I can't even explain how happy I am right now."  I am learning so much about him, about myself, and about our family while he has been on his mission.  We are closer than we have ever been.  And everyone seems to want to strive to be a little better since Jared has been serving.  People always say their family is very blessed when they have a missionary out.  I never understood that until now.  I love you, Elder Garrick.  And even though you won't be reading this, I hope you have the best birthday ever!  And here are some pics of the cutest missionary out there.
Elder Cashin, Adrian Sanchez, and Jared at his first baptism
Hank Huxoll, Jared, and Sarah Huxoll at his second and third baptisms
John Janovich and Jared at his fourth baptism
Elder Buchanan, Trisha, Destiny, and Jared at the fifth and sixth baptisms

Jared and his Mission President, President Belnap, who will be leaving in July

Buying a bike!

Fatty with some buddies in his district

P-Day=Temple Day

  These look like puppies, but they are actually goats that belong to Jared's bishop

Elder Parlogean, Elder Buchanan, and Elder Garrick with Hank Huxoll on his baptism day

Riding in the car, riding in the car, we love riding in the car!

A sister in Fatty's ward took the missionaries this day to the temple and to buy new bikes.  And then she posted all the pictures for us on Facebook.  She is so thoughtful.  It's so comforting to know there are people in Washington and all over the world taking care of the missionaries.
Here is Jared with some guys in his district.  He has loved these guys.  Last week his companion, Elder Buchanan was transferred.  They had so much success and so much fun together at the same time.  We can't wait to hear about his new adventures with his new com