Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A not so exciting update, but one none the less

I have friends requesting an update on the Anderson Family, and the update is that there really is no update. :) We haven't found a house yet, but our real estate agent is hopeful, and that makes us feel a little better. We walked into one house that was a disaster area. The people just up and left and left nearly EVERYTHING behind! Both Matt and I felt such a sadness in the home, but it was and incredible floor plan and I could have my own massage room! The front room was large enough that I could teach infant massage classes too! But, it was defiantly on the upper end of our price range. I'm not sure why we torture ourselves that way. We could afford it, but we would be married to our mortgage. No dollar movies or anything, and neither of us were sure we could live like that. So we keep looking, and hoping and praying that something comes along. Our agent is so incredibly patient with us, and I'm not sure, quite frankly, how she does it! But she continues to give us hope and love us right along! Thanks Natalie!

Last weekend I took an infant massage class and it was so incredible! It just affirmed to me that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. I am walking the path I was destined from birth to walk. So, I need to teach 5 parents with babies under 7 months the strokes, so if you know anyone interested, spread the news. I have a lot to get done before July!! I want to teach the world this amazing tool! We had a mom with a baby in the class and she said he was usually so very fussy and he only pooped ever 3-4 days. (I think I would be fussy too!!) By the end of the 4 day class, he was pooping 4-6 times a day!! Talk about a lot of back up to get rid of! And not to mention, he was one of the happiest babies I have EVER met!

Right now, our apartment is in shambles, boxes everywhere (empty boxes I might add...we are both dragging our feet when it comes to packing!), and we are just going crazy. We have accepted our in-laws invitation to room there for awhile until we can find a home. That way, we can save up money for a down-payment and maybe some furniture, since we don't have any. :) I am working a ton of hours, but I still enjoy what I do for the most part. Matt has put in an application for a manager position at his job, and we are really REALLY hoping he gets it! He works so incredibly hard for that company and he does not make even half of what he is worth. He won't even have an interview until April because the person who needs to interview him went to Hawaii for a month.

And that is your Anderson Update in a nutshell. Thank you so much for caring! We are so grateful to have friends who love us and check on us! Keep us in your prayers!


Suzie-Q said...

sorry things are not working out the way that you would like them to.
That massage class sounds like it would be way cool. i wish I were there to take one from you!
Hope things start looking up!

Melinda said...

How awesome! Do you have a webcam or anything that you might be able to teach via-video chat or a free 'skype' account? Even uploading videos of it (like they have on You Tube, informational videos) would be cool. Does any of that type of stuff count towards your teaching? Even if not, it would be really awesome of you to do, when I have another one, I am definitely coming to you for information!!

Heather said...

I'm bummed Bryce is too old to be in your infant massage class, because he loves that. (Well, my version of it!) And I'm sorry that you haven't found your house yet, because have been there...but I have my own selfish reasons for wanting you not to move!

Carrie said...

Oh, good luck with everything Brandy! I really hope things work out... Well, I think you know they will work out in the end, but it's the hanging in limbo that's torture, right?
Brandy that infant massage sounds so amazing! It makes me so happy to think of how good it makes those sweet babies feel who are so new to this big scary world. I've been lightly rubbing and stroking my boy's back since you first wrote about that conference you went to. If you're not going to move down here... ;) we will definately have to visit you guys!

Rhonda said...

I so wish I could come to your class. Lydia has really got me puzzled. She is the happiest baby ever about half the time during the day(smiling, cooing, trying to laugh) and then she screams the other half. I've tried some massage, but I don't know what to do and most the time just end up making her madder so I stop after only 15 to 30 seconds. Thankfully she sleeps like an angel at night, but there's several times during the day that I just want to pull my hair out and cry with her, which I often do. I honestly believe it's just from her getting too tired and she doesn't know how to settle down by herself. I just so know I could use your help and you're hundreds of miles away. If there's any good books that you think I could understand, or if you can do the webcam thing like Melinda suggested, please let me know. My e-mail is

I love and miss you guys and hope the house hunting goes well!

Marta said...

That sounds like such a wonderful thing to do for a baby, I would love to watch you in action. I get to go to camp again, I remember some really good shoulder massages at camp.