Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Years ago.....
I married my BEST Friend!

Anderson party of two was finally established on July 25, 2009. If you don't know us, we dated a total of nine years before taking the big step. Our courtship began back in '00 and has been wonderful ever since!

The wedding was awesome! We still have people talking about it. Not to mention the food, decor, and band. Let's just say, we were very blessed!

After the wedding without much rest, we headed to Maui, Hawaii for our honeymoon. Again, sooo much fun. It was my second trip to Hawaii, but first time in Maui.

3 AM drive to see the sunrise on Mount Haleakla. Not your normal warm temps for Maui. It was freezing.
Oh, If your wondering why I had a big red cut on my nose, I fell face first on some rocks in the ocean the first day. I had some brusies, but what's a trip without a story?

Boat cruise on the Lahaina Harbor..choppy water and drinks...not a good mix!

Dinner at Mama's Fish house the last night. Very good, however the shrimp I ordered was as long as my hand...a little creepy. Evidently the resuaruant is very poplur among the celebrities. They have an entire wall with signed autographs of the rich and famous.  The only person we saw remotely close to fame was former LA Lakers player - James Worthy.

So, after 2.5 years of marriage or 11.5 years (dating) - I'm still smitten over this guy. I look forward to many, many more years together.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Remember when I said I joined the Biggest Loser at work? I am proud to say that I have not had to pay any money after two weeks!

Week 1 - lost 1.2 lbs
Week 2 - stayed the same
Week 3 - say a prayer!

I only have oh...10 more weeks to go in this challenge. I know their is NO chance of me winning, but at least I can learn some good tips along the way. I tend to eat really strict during the week and eat whatever I want on the weekends. {terrible I know.}  Food is just sooo good.  I have been blessed to remain the same size for the past 10-15 years and usually stay around 2-3 lbs over/under my norm...yes, blessed again.  I have always had a great metabolism, but I'm slowly seeing some areas

 I. don't. like.

That means, it's time to start working out.

I'm debating on joining a gym. But before I do, I'm going to try to take this challenge with use of my own personal equipment. I have an elliptical that is collecting dust, as well as, tons of workout tapes, {Jillian} and a great neighborhood to run in. Why pay, when I can achieve the same results for FREE? As a side note I was an awesome distance runner back in high school....don't know what happened?

Hopefully this "Spring-like" weather will give me the boost that I need!

In other news, I have had a lot of emotion this past week. I'm not really sure what's going on with me. I have had so many thoughts running through my mind lately. Uneasy and unsettling feelings. My heart is heavy for the ones that have lost family members, battling illnesses and facing difficult times. I find myself in constant prayer for those around me. I just have to remember to "Let go and Let God". He will take care of us and our burdens!

I just finished reading the The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It's a great book. Who knew there are soo many dialects but only 5 languages? My top two love languages are Acts of Service and Gifts. Really strange, beacuse when I was reading the book I was certain that my top language would be Quality time.

It's a must read for all couples who are married or thinking about getting married. And...It will highly influence your ways of communicating with your spouse! Make sure your hubby reads it too. has Lappers on their website today. These make great gifts and are not a bad price $12.99. If you miss the Zulilly sale, they are on the Q as other favorite website!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's okay...

It's okay....

.......... that I have not washed clothes in over two weeks. The pile keeps getting bigger by the day.
And well... I just sigh.
The thought of folding, hanging, and ironing scares me!

.......... that my hair looked awful today. I woke up with a major mess on my hands this AM and should have not made the decision of skipping out on washing it. Adding curls made it worse.

.......... that the Clemson Tigers lost. Can't win them all right??

.......... that I have been driving my car around for the past  month with the maintenance light on...better get that looked at soon. It's 'waaay' past time for an oil change.

.......... that I have not had a pedicure since September. I feel so unfeminine. I must go get one this weekend. 

.......... that I feel unproductive at work. Seems like when I finally get something accomplished, I have ten things added. Three words: I feel blessed. Job security, maybe?

oh well, tomorrow is Friday!
T. G. I. F.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy NEW Year...err.. Biggest Loser

It's January! NEW life, NEW year and NEW beginnings! I'm so anxious to see what God has in store for 2012.

Brant and I had a quiet NYE, which was ohh so nice. We rang in the New Year with take-out from Chili's and Carson Daly on NBC. Nothing better!

One of our hopes was to bring home a Gamecock win from Orlando - success! I'm sure I will see one happy hubby when he walks through the door tonight.

“We’re a happy bunch of guys,” Spurrier said. “Like I told the guys, next year’s team, they’ll try to win 12 because 11 already happened. So we’ll have some new goals next year.”

Resolutions for 2012
 Read {finish} at least one book a month
Regularly attend Sunday school {church is a must}
Lose 10-15 lbs & start running
Spend 30 minutes a day cleaning/organizing
Save $$$

Keep your fingers crossed I can accomplish all of these!

My work is starting "The Biggest Loser" this Friday. I hope I'm ready for the 12 week journey - which is until the end of March. I'm somewhat optimistic, because March is just around the corner. I can give up Zaxby's for three problem! 

I really would like to get some areas of my body back in shape before I lose all control. So after Friday, I will either be on our elliptical in the spare bedroom {which is collecting dust}, or working out with Jillian with her 30 day shred DVD.

Wish me luck! I'll keep you posted of my results!