Thursday, January 19, 2012

Starting the New Year off with a BANG!

Whew! I am glad that the holidays are over and that the New Year seems to be going off to a great start. With all of the resolutions I made this year, I'm hoping that I can stick with it. The family is doing great, we are all ready for the challenges that await us. As for me, my challenge of the year has already begun. I started my second semester at BMCC online classes with a full credit load of 16 credits. And then the same week that school started I received a calling to serve in the Church Primary Presidency as the President. With all of the changes that the ward is waiting to make in the primary, we have a lot of callings to fill and it can be overwhelming. But knowing that the Lord will always guide and direct me to help me through any of lives situations.

For an up date of the rest of the family, Monte is loving his job and is constantly receiving compliments from patients. This reassures him that he is doing something great and only a certain few are blessed with helping those who have medical challenges. He has been blessed greatly by a loving Father in Heaven. I truly love Monte and can not think about what my life could have been without him. Everything is just perfect!

Paige is getting to be a big girl now, as she says. She will be turning 4 next week. Mom's challenge is to make a Tea pot cake complete with tea cups and saucers. We will see how things turn out. Paige has been a big help with Payton and she loves her so much. When Payton goes down for a nap, Paige gets sad because she won't have anyone to play with for that time. But it doesn't last for long with Paige's wild imagination.

Payton is trying to walk, each day she takes more steps then the last. It is a joy to watch her learn new things. She can be quite comical sometimes, okay most of the time! She loves when her daddy comes home, she knows that she needs to give him a big hug and a kiss. So cute to watch.

Well, this is our crazy life so far, but we wouldn't trade it for the world.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

We wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! With these wishes we would like to update everyone on the happenings of our family. Now let us begin our family updates:

Monte graduated from OHSU on August 13, 2011. He is now a licensed Physician Assistant and is working for St Luke's Eastern Oregon Medical Associates in Baker City, OR. He is taking care of all of the acute patients that come in daily and he loves it. We couldn’t have been blessed with a better company to work for then St Luke's.

Paige (or Paigers, whichever name you prefer to call her) is busy as ever. She has enough energy to last her from sunup to well past sundown. She will be turning 4 in January and she is looking forward to taking Ballet classes from the Crossroads Art Center here in Baker. She loves to attend the reading sessions and activities at the library. She is also going to be moving up to her new Primary class at church. She is excited to learn more every day and loves to make new friends. She is very into tea parties (we serve hot chocolate instead of tea.) and playing with her Barbie dolls. She also loves to play with her younger sister Payton.

Little miss Payton (or as we call her PayPay). She is growing up so fast. On December 10th she will be turning 1 years old. She hasn’t started walking yet, but is well on her way to begin any day. She loves to play with or rather annoy Paige. But she doesn’t mind keeping mom in shape by going up the stairs at least a billion times a day. She loves her pet cat Bishop to death. He is very loving and gentle to allow her to lay on top of him and literally pull his hair out, but he loves it. Every morning when PayPay wakes up, Bishop has to come over and flop himself in front of her to get his good morning loving in. Mind you that this happens all day long if Payton would sit still long enough. She loves her fluffy fleece kitty blanket and she loves to eat. She also loves to play with balls and cars. Although you may think that she is sweet and innocent, miss PayPay is going to be our drama queen. When she doesn’t get her way she will let you know it. I believe I have my work cut out for me. However she does have her moments where she is very loving and will give you hugs and kisses.

As for little old me, I am taking online classes from Blue Mountain Community College, keeping house, raising two beautiful daughters, and being a wife to a loving and wonderful husband. I am also slowly decorating our 1910 Victorian home. Just keeping busy as always but loving every minute of what we have been blessed with this year.

We want to wish everyone again a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you all be blessed with all that your hearts desire for 2012!!
Monte, Misty, Paige and Payton Anderson

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary To Us!!

My goodness, I cannot believe that Monte and I have been married for Eight years now! Honestly where has the time gone? We both agree that we can't remember what it was like to be single. We love being married to each other even when the times get tough. Through these past Eight years we have definately seen the Lords hand guiding our path together.
When Monte and I first met it was back in the Single Adult Branch in Pendleton in 2002. I was absolutely smitten with him from the first moment I met him. I love his fun outgoing personality and he was always cracking jokes (some were better than others) ;) He is such a peoples person and wanted to make sure that everyone was having a great time. I also loved the fact that he had and still has a strong testimony of the church. These are just a few things I love about him!! If I write any more he may read this and walk away with a big ego and then I'll have problems. hehehe!!! The lord knew that I needed to have Monte in my life, the week of our wedding my family experienced a terrifying trial. One that I hope to never experience again. But Monte was there willing to support me in what ever laid ahead and as always was able to provide me with a priesthood blessing. From there, we continued to see the Lord's hand guiding our lives. We truley have been blessed by being together and I'm grateful that I have a wonderful man to share eternity with.
We are excited for this next chapter of our lives to begin. We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for our lives. Here's to eternity and more!! Love you Sweetie!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Heading to Baker

Well, this past month has gone by way to fast all in preperation for the big move. Yes we are moving once again. But this time it will be for good, well at least longer than one year. We are all very excited for Monte to start his new job at EOMA in Baker. He will be doing family practice. We found a beautiful 1910 Victorian home in the historical district which I am excited to move into. It is definately my dream home. It is 4 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths with a formal living area, family room, kitchen and formal dinning room. It has a total of 2400 sq feet of living space with an unfinished basement. I don't mean to brag, but when you have been living in either a one bedroom space for the past several years while living with family and friends(thanks to all who supported us by allowing us to live with them) or in a very small apartment...Let's just say it's a big deal for us. This is our HOME!! We will be moving at the beginning of October. I'm really excited for the next chapter in our lives. We definately know that the Lord's hand was involved throughout this whole process.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Graduation Just Days away!

YIPPEEE! I cannot believe how fast this past year has gone. Monte has just one week left of clinicals and then 3 days of call backs before graduation! I am so proud of him and yes he will have to deal with a very emotional wife come graduation day. Don't worry I've already warned him and I'm sure that he will be prepared. The sad thing is that we will have to say good bye to some really awesome people that we have become very close to over the past two years. His classmates have been a big part of our family and have seen Paige grow from 18 months to a now 3 1/2 year old. They even have seen miss Payton grow from birth until now. It will be hard to see them all go their seperate ways. :(
As far as family news go, Payton is a few days away from being 8 months old. She is just about crawling, although it looks like she will go straight to walking instead. She loves eating solid foods and can't seem to get enough of them. Paige is doing well and has a wild imagination. She loves to play with her Barbies, pet shops and my little ponies.
All I can really say is that these two girls make me smile every day, I am very blessed to be their mother. Better yet, I know that I will be with them for all Eternity. That in and of itself is a true blessing. I love my family very much and wouldn't trade these last 8 years for anything. We have grown and been blessed in so many ways and it is just the tip of the ice berg. I know that we will face more challenges that will try our faith and love for each other but we know that the "BEST IS YET TO COME!"

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Graduation Just Around the Corner

My goodness, I cannot believe that Monte is just seven weeks from graduation! We are both very excited that the next chapter in our lives will be starting. Monte is currently in his Preceptorship rotation in Heppner. He is enjoying himself and really likes the drs. that he is currently working with. The girls and I have been able to come and spend a week over here since my parents live in Heppner. Paige has been taking swim lessons and is loving every minute of it. She is a true fish! Today will be the last day of her first week of swim lessons and she has learned a lot. She can go underwater without holding her nose and she is learning to float on her back. Although she does have a listening problem and can't seem to stay next to the wall when her instructor tells her to. HMMM it reminds me of the stories of Monte when he was younger.
Payton is getting bigger, she is now six months old and smiles all of the time. She can roll over from tummy to back and back to tummy. She is wanting to walk, which is a scary realization. She is eating solid foods now and loves pears and squash. We had her 6 month wellness check and she weighs 16 lbs. which is in the 55%, she is 27 1/2" long and is in the 95% so we know that she will be a tall girl. All in all she is doing very well and is healthy.
As for news on my end, with Monte almost done with school, I now have the opportunity to go back to school. So this September, I will be going to school at BMCC. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. This is all the news from the Anderson household, until next time!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Only Three Roations Left!!

I cannot believe that Monte has three rotaions left of school and will be done. It has been a long battle but we are grateful for everyone that has helped us through this time in our lives. It will be interesting to see how life will be for us once he is done with school. Since we have been married Monte has gone to school about 7 years of it. (we have been married for 7 1/2) We have to laugh about it but we are grateful for the adventure. Who knows maybe I will go back to school and get my bachelors degree in Art History. Although I wouldn't go quite as long as Monte since I almost have my associates. We will see where the next adventure lies. For a family update...Paige is now three and is very independant. She has quite the attitude and is very outgoing just like Monte. Payton is three months old and is laughing and rolling over. We are getting ready to move into our own apartment. It will be nice having our own space and to be able to use our own things. We will update again when we get settled.