Friday, September 24, 2010

6 years!

Happy Anniversary Baby!
6 Years ago I married my best friend for time and all eternity in the Bountiful Temple. I am so glad he chose me from all of the other girls pursuing him. I love him to bits and pieces! I thought I would mention 6 things I absolutely love about my man!

1-I love to watch him with out little boy. He can get Steven to laugh when no one else can. Steven loves his daddy so much and I am so grateful to have such a loving father for my little guy!
2-I love the way he holds me. I fit so perfectly into his arms. I have never had that with anyone before. To take that a step further, he holds my hand every chance he gets and I absolutely love that!
3-I love his spirit. I think this is one of the first things that I noticed about him. He is so close to our Father in Heaven and has such a sweetness about him.
4-I love the way he laughs at his brothers or something funny until he almost can't breathe or has to sit down. His entire face scrunches up and it makes everyone else around him laugh too!
5-I love that he loves me for me. He always compliments me, even when I look quite horrible! What a gentle, sweet, genuine guy!
6-I love him for the man he wants to become. He wants to take care of Steven and I. he wants me to be able to stay home and be a mommy to our little guy. He wants to succeed so we both can succeed!
For our first anniversary we went to a bed and breakfast up in the mountains. It was so romantic! This is a picture of us cutting the top tier of our wedding cake. It was actually very yummy and very well preserved!
For our third anniversary we went to New York City! Matt had never been and we had a blast just hanging out together!

For our fourth anniversary Matt took me to Red Lobster. We are really good at taking self portraits!

Right before we had been married 4 years, we took a cruise to Alaska with my family. I am not sure that one could be topped!

Anniversary #5 we signed on our first home. I can't seem to find the pictures from our house signing. I must have stuck them in a folder that I needed to sort through.

So, how are we going to spend Anniversary #6? Well, we are getting carpet put in our family room. (It is build on a concrete slab with just a small layer of linoleum. We can't put the baby on the floor because of the lack of padding, so we really needed to get this done!) We also are enjoying our little guy and everything about him! Being parents is defiantly the pinnacle of our lives!

Happy Anniversary Babe! I love you!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blessing Day

Steven was blessed on September 5, 2010 by his father. The day was incredible! Nana and Nannie Great came to dress him in his special outfit. Nannie Great found it in Utah and I absolutely loved it. It was a little knit outfit with little leather shoes. It barely fit him, but I guess he only needed it one day. His little blanket was made by Nana when Steven's father served his mission in Brazil.

We all arrived at the church and took our seats. Well, that is we were all there except Grandpa and the kids. Grandpa got lost, really lost and ended up being really late. Mommy got very nervous, but they just put off the blessing until everyone got there.

He was given a special name of Steven Robert Esperido Anderson. Steven is the name of his father as well as his Grandfather. Robert was my Grandpa Jensen's first name and we have felt a special spirit in him helping to get our little guy here. Esperido is Portuguese for "long awaited one." We know it is a big, long name, but we feel it so fitting for the man he will become.

His daddy gave him a beautiful blessing! I was in tears the entire time, but luckily Nana wrote down some things for me.
He was blessed that he will be a large man both in stature and in spirit. Also, that he will serve those that are weak and needy.
He was told to always give service to his Father in heaven. "You will be a leader to those around you. Stay close to your Father in Heaven and be attentive to His teaching and close to His answers."
He was told again that he would be a leader to shoe around him and to his future siblings. They will see his example and follow him.
The last thing he was told was to choose to serve a mission honorably.

We had some special people come for his blessing:
Nannie-Great and Grandpa Great came from Saratoga Springs, Utah. Steven is their 26th Great-Grand Child. I was given a blessing a few years ago from Grandpa promising me that I would be a mother in Zion, but it would be in Heavenly Father's time, not mine. How grateful I am for the sweet spirit in my life now!

Uncle David, Aunt Amber and Cousin Henry came in from Lawrence, Kansas for the special day.

And of course, Nana and Grandpa from Parker with Molly, Rebecca and Travis. Uncle Jesse and Aunt Carolyn were there too, but we didn't end up with any pictures of them.

The Three Stevens
Grandpa Steven, Daddy Steven (he goes by his middle name, Matt) and now our Steven

Aunt Amber is a photographer and took a lot more pictures, so we will have to wait until she gets those posted. I was mostly relishing in the day, so I didn't have an opportunity for many photos. How grateful I was to have her there for all of those sweet, precious moments. So, another blessing posting to come when those pictures come in.

Just some pics

Everyday I am with my little man is such a joy. I didn't know it was possible to feel so much love. Since I didn't get to add a lot of pictures last time, and believe me, I am hearing about it, just wanted to add a couple of pics of the boy!

He loves to lay in his changing table after a diaper change or a bath. He absolutely hams it up. We have been better at catching a couple of smiles, but he is fast and tricky!

I know every parent thinks their kid is the cutest, but I really think mine is. :)

We blessed Steven over Labor Day weekend and his cousin Henry absolutely loved on him. They are 363 days apart! At one point, without even being promted, Henry leaned over and gave Steven a big kiss on the head. The picture is a recreation of the moment.

Henry tried to bust Steven out of his carseat, like any good older cousin would do! It was hilarious! Henry just kept pushing the carseat button and pulling on anything he could to get the baby out.

Monday, September 13, 2010

2 months!

We have had a blessed 2 months! I know I say it every single posting, but I absolutely love my little guy, and I love being a mommy. Here are some fun things about this past month:

My little guy is SO strong. He is getting so much better at holding his own head up. Also, he will plant his feet on my belly and push himself up on his feet to stand. We feel so strongly that he is going be our gentle giant as he gets older.

He has started smiling so much more. However, every time we get the camera out, he stops. It makes us laugh. We have talked about buying disposable cameras so we can have one in every room. It is so fun! He has these little "smile lines" under his nose that we so lovingly call his whiskers.

He grips onto toys like his rattle and the little rings. It makes me smile so much to see this!

He is in 6 month clothes!! He is so tall but not at all chunky. He has a little chunk on his legs, but other than that, he is tall and lean. :)

We blessed him last weekend; an entire posting with pictures soon to come on that.

I have tried to add more pictures but blogger seems to be having issues and won't load anymore tonight. I will do a picture posting soon as well as his stats from his 2 month appointment, which is tomorrow. Stay tuned...