Archive for December, 2010

23
Dec
10

I thought of you

Here’s an awesome note Jason and I received from a very special friend this morning who moved us to become foster parents. I hope more out there will consider becoming foster / adoption parents in 2011.

I heard this song this morning on the radio and thought of both of you…..best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! (Your card was SOOOOOOO adorable!) Ours are a little delayed!

Okay….I’m not able to upload it at work….google it. It’s Steven Curtis Chapman’s All I Want. I’ve listed the lyrics below….but put the music in and it’s very, very powerful.

Well I don’t know if you remember me or not
I’m one of the kids they brought in from the home
I was the red-haired boy in an old green flannel shirt
You may not have seen me” I was standing off alone
I didn’t come and talk to you, ’cause that’s never worked before
And you’ll prob’ly never see this letter anyway
But just in case there’s something you can do to help me out
I’ll ask you one more time

All I really want for Christmas
Is someone to tuck me in
A shoulder to cry on if I lose
Shoulders to ride on if I win
There’s so much I could ask for
But there’s just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas is a family

Well I guess I should go ahead and tell you now
If it’s really true about that list you have
Somehow I always seem to end up in a fight
But I’m really trying hard not to be bad
But maybe if I had a brother or a dad to wrestle with
Well, maybe they could teach me how to get along
And from everything I’ve heard
Sounds like the greatest gift on earth would be a mom

All I really want for Christmas
Is someone to tuck me in
A shoulder to cry on if I lose
Shoulders to ride on if I win
There’s so much I could ask for
But there’s just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas
Is someone who’ll be there
To sing me “Happy Birthday”
For the next 100 years
And it’s OK if they’re not perfect
Well, even if they’re a little broken, that’s alright
‘Cause so am I

Well, I guess I should go
It’s almost time for bed
And maybe next time I write you
I’ll be at home

‘Cause all I really want for Christmas
Is someone to tuck me in
Tell me I’ll never be alone
Someone whose love will never end
Of all that I could ask for
Well, there’s just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas
All I really want for Christmas is a family

Just a family

That’s all I really need.

All my best for a wonderful holiday!

Tina

22
Dec
10

Tweet from: @hunyock

It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. ~ Tony Robbins

21
Dec
10

Happy Holiday’s from the Anderson’s!

19
Dec
10

Weekend list accomplished!

Friday Night: we went out to eat as a family to Texas Roadhouse. The kids had never been there before and announced this was their favorite restaurant. Then, we went drove back looking at christmas light. Funny moment, when we told the kids we were going christmas light looking, they thought we would be going to a store to look at lights, they didn’t realize it meant we would look at lights on people’s houses. Thank u to cherrywood for your great display every year!

Saturday: cleaned the fridge, picked up some gifts, grocery shopping, went to B’s basketball game, went sledding, enjoyed hot coco / hot tea, B went to christmas party, family movie night and spent 4 hrs with grandma in the ER.

Sunday: made big breakfast, washed and made 3 beds, washed all clothes, baked and frostinged 4 dozen cookies with the kids, visited Santa and enjoyed a little time with my brother and sister-in-law.

Now — off to bed. We have the kids court tomorrow so please keep them in your prayers.

Virginia Anderson
Project Manager
Pro-Link Realty

17
Dec
10

Anderson Holiday Tradition Continues

Tonight we are going out on our annual holiday Christmas Lights Tour… Have you seen the map on the Sioux City Journal where you can mark your house if you put up Christmas lights? click here This is a cool idea. Just wish more of you would put your house on the list. I know there’s a ton more decorated than are on here.

This tradition started the year that we had Bailey. I went home before Bailey did from the hospital. So, every morning Jason would drop me off at the hospital on his way to work. Then, after work he would come up and do a feeding. One night after the feeding (and before the later feeding), we went to McDonald’s and got some milk shakes and we drove around Sioux City looking at lights.

Every year since, we have done this with Bailey. So, if you light up your house, would you PLEASE go out and mark it on the map so we can come by and check it out!

http://siouxcityjournal.com/ae7a760a-0182-11e0-8cda-001cc4c002e0.html

The funniest part about this whole story…. the only lights we put outside is a figurine of a snowmand and santa in front of our house. So, we need you to decorate your house for us! And maybe one day we’ll return the favor.

15
Dec
10

Kids having fun

The kids made a game out of trying to figure out who gets the chair.

Virginia Anderson
Project Manager
Pro-Link Realty

11
Dec
10

Time to write a post

Wow… It’s almost been a month since I posted anything. I really need to do this more often. More hours in a day is what I want for Christmas each year. Why can’t my grant be ever requested?

We woke up this morning at 8 and got the kids up to go to B’s Basketball game, to find out 10 minutes later that the game had been canceled. Why didn’t I hit snooze.

Christmas decorating was done before Thanksgiving – a new tradition for the Anderson family that we are definately going to keep!

Christmas shopping is almost wrapped up. Not litterally wrapped, but all the stuff is in the secret hiding spot. Still need to buy a few more gifts for Bailey that are not clothes… hmmmmm…. what to get her that doesn’t cost $200! It seems like everything on her list costs that much!

Christmas cards are ordered and should be here this week. Do I have your address so I can send you one? Just send us one and I’ll send one of ours back to you. So, please include the return address on your envelope.

Well…. I guess I should get to my list since I have an extra hour to get things accomplished with no basketball game this morning!




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