Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Timothy David Andersen's Birth

Our second son was born early in the morning on Dave's Birthday, September 21, 2006. I chose to be induced on Wednesday, September 20th so I could get the required penicillin for GBS (8 hours on IV) and just so the labor would be controlled and planned. If you know my personality well, then you know I like to be in CONTROL! Our little boy Timothy was born at 1:52am. The nurse midwife also enjoyed the birthday celebration seeing it was her birthday too! The delivery took place at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Timothy David weighed in at 8 lbs. 5 oz., his length was 21.5" long, and his head measured 14.5".

I have a Picasa Web Album with pictures of his birth. I continue to update this album with new pictures of our family. I will probably end up adding new albums and then posting the links on this blog.

Here is the link to the first web album.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Bulkhead Failed! And pictures of our new place.

Our ABF U-Pack trailer arrived on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 and when the driver opened up the doors we found the unthinkable... the bulkhead had slipped and all of our stuff had plummeted to the edge of the 28 ft trailer. Let me remind you that we only used 6 ft of the trailer. I was completely devastated and figured much of our belongings were broken.
Here are the pictures from the incident...

It turned out that only a plastic file container broke during the fall. Just another tender mercy
in our move to Atlanta. We couldn't believe it! I still cannot believe it! Like I said before, Dave did an excellent job in packing our stuff tight and I made sure that the boxes were packed full. The Elder's Quorum in our new ward helped us move in and we had fun getting to know some of them. It turns out that during the summer months they move people multiple times per week.

Here are some pictures of our new place. All of the dark furniture came from IKEA (, which we painstakingly put together just a few days before our stuff arrived. We didn't realize how annoying it is to not have a kitchen table for mealtime. Our first priority was putting together that table!

More to follow...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Our Move to Atlanta, GA

July 6-10th - Dave did an excellent job loading the ABF U-Pack truck. He actually loaded nearly 4 ft of our stuff only to unload it the next day because of water leaks. Again we were blessed to have a rain shower that showed us the terrible condition of the trailer. Our stuff would have been ruined if it drove across the country in a leaky trailer. We only used 6 linear feet for all of our stuff.
We were blessed to have Carlos around to help load and put up the bulkhead with Dave. We couldn't have done it without him. Thanks so much for all the extra help from our favorite newlywed brother!

July 10, 2006 - Nathan and I pose in front of the trailer before it was picked up. Nathan loved being in the trailer and having his very own "truck." I thought I would add that I am seven months (30 weeks) expecting in this picture.

We packed so well that Nathan wasn't too crowded in the back of our car. Which was another blessing in disguise because he had diahrea the entire first day of our trip, so we had to get him out multiple times to change his diaper and clothing. Okay I just said blessing and diarhea in the same sentence. I just call it like I see it! He was unbelievably well-mannered for us on this trip. Nathan and I did so well the first day that we drove from Orem, UT all the way to Lincoln, NE. For those who might not know that this is 915 mi (about 14 hours 52 mins). We actually made it in 12 hours which included those fun stops to clean up Nathan! The wide open plains are very nice when you want to get somewhere fast!

I took this picture of Nathan because he is just too darn CUTE!! We wrapped up many trucks and other toys and gave them to him throughout the trip so he always had something new and fun to play with. I still cannot believe how well we all did on this trip across the country.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Excuse me, Mr. Snowman, do you know where I can find my bike? (Deep in conversation with the big man) Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 20, 2006

I like this Ukrainian made hat. Thank you Grandma Andersen (not really, the hat is for Aunt Alyse)! Posted by Picasa

Mommy or Aunt Lyssey, please help me get this hat off my head. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wow, now that is a tall snowman. Anyone up for a round of golf? Posted by Picasa

We had fun creating this snowman with daddy this afternoon. Nathan would stay outside all day if he could. Posted by Picasa

Dave came home early from school so we could make the snowman. I wouldn't be able to pick up these heavy balls of snow. Posted by Picasa

Mom, If you need me I'll be over here with my truck. This winter is definitely more fun with Nathan. Posted by Picasa

Nathan kneeling in about 6 inches of snow. He is all boy! Posted by Picasa

Nathan didn't want to get off of the bike even though it wasn't going anywhere. Posted by Picasa

Nathan riding his snow bike and lovin' it! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Nathan having some late night cookies and milk in his Christmas pajamas! Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 09, 2006

Nathan loves to take baths. Here he is cleaning off his pirate buddy under the tap! Ahoy, mate! Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 02, 2006

Those who dared to go on the hike...

Maddie (10), Taylor (13), Andrew (12), Sarah (10), Davey (7), Dave, Nathan (1) and Tricia.

Not pictured: Matt and Jacob (8) Posted by Picasa

Our official New Year's Day hike in the Superstitions. We took the Peralta trail which is about 4.5 miles round trip and the increase in elevation is around 1350 ft. Dave, Nathan and myself were all a little under the weather. Nathan actually woke up the next morning with his first high fever of 103 degrees (axillary) which was probably near 104. Posted by Picasa

The view of Weaver's Needle at the saddle. This was at the top of the hike, which took us about 2 hours to get up to the saddle. Beautiful afternoon in sunny Arizona! Posted by Picasa

Nathan, with milk in hand, taking a rest at the saddle. He wasn't feeling too well! He is sporting Andrew's D-backs hat. Posted by Picasa