stealing candy from children.

A few months ago we had a really cute primary activity--pAjaMa pArTy! Everyone came in their "pj's" and had breakfast, then we split up into classes to play games and make classroom rules. Well, instead of playing games the Anderson's CTR 5 class created a {{treasure box.}}

The kids decorated it and I filled it with dollar store goodies. They love it.

 If the kids are good/reverent/pay attention/keep the rules (((that they made up))) during class then they get to choose something from the treasure box before they go home. That's right. I'm not too proud to admit that we bribe our Primary kids. It works.every time. We also squirt imaginary glue onto every chair at the beginning of class and play the reverent game aka the quiet game to keep the kids in their seats and teach them to raise their hand if they want to talk. It works.sometimes. 

This super fun treasure box was once filled with tootsie rolls.


I have a problem with knowing that there is a box in my house filled with little candies that are oh so tasty. Whenever I have a craving for something sweet (and I'm feeling too lazy to run to the gas station or make some cookies) I sneak to the treasure box and grab a treat. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I steal the kid's candy. So now they won't have any tootsie rolls to choose from after they have been well behaved for the whole class...I'm a terrible person. But the first step to breaking a bad habit is admitting it right? There. That is my confession.

p.s. I'm really obsessed with >>> this <<< song right now                
listen to it.
love it.


friend-filled weekend

This past weekend was a good one. Nick and I didn't get to spend it together but we did get to spend it with some great friends.

He spent the weekend at a cabin in Utah with a group of his boy man friends from Provo. He misses getting to spend time with them and always comes home with great stories after these weekends away.

Sorry about the partial nudity in this picture--these boys are crazy. Literally.

I started off my weekend by spending time with my childhood best friend Lane. We like to say that we are "best friends since birth"--because, well, we are. I always have the best time with her...talking about memories, boys, and exciting plans for the future. I hate that she lives a whole state away.

My parents were staying at the Trump Tower for my dad's law firm retreat and they invited us to come stay...so of course we did. The room was amazing. Check out these views...

The bathroom was my favorite part--a t.v. in the mirror, huge shower, and a view of the city from the bathtub!

Saturday was such an exciting day! After over a year of waiting, Brooke's best friend and our good family friend, {{Carly Whetten married Andrew Buckley!}} The ceremony was beautiful, the luncheon was amazing, the bride was flawless, and the couple was glowing~perfect.

And **BONUS** Sister Nelson was even able to make it for the special day...

Okay, not really. But this fabulous cut out helped to make her feel like she was really there. Needless to say, it made me miss my sis way too much.  


 But even at the end of this super fun weekend I just couldn't wait to spend time with my very bestest friend of all...

this stud. mmm.


Do you notice anything different about us?

You don't? Oh, I thought you'd be able to tell. Well, since the New Year Nick and I have had some notable changes in our lives. ((No, one of the changes is NOT pregnancy. Hold your horses people.))

1. We are officially, official Nevada residents. After living here for 5 months and driving around with expired plates for 4 months we decided it was time to stop breaking the law and register our cars. Which meant NV plates & licenses. It feels good to be a true Nevadan once more.

Bet you can't tell which one belongs to who...;)

2. We have finished LOST. It was a very thought/time consuming obsession. All we ever wanted to do was watch it or talk about it --come home for an hour lunch break? watch an episode of Lost. come home from a long day at work? grab some dinner and eat while watching Lost. no big/important plans for the weekend? spend all day watching Lost. can't sleep at night? watch Lost. Okay maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit, but I wasn't kidding when I said "obsession". It's been a month since we've finished the series and when we find ourselves with nothing to do we look at each other and say we wish we were watching Lost. Basically, we are kind of crazy and we feel like the characters are our friends-- we feel lost without LOST.

3. We got a new primary class! We were called to the the CTR 5 class right when we moved to Vegas and we've always loved it but our new class is extra special this year because we get to teach our nephew Nixon! And he is so proud that we are his teachers :)..every week he loves to tell the class that we are his aunt & uncle and he gets to see us after church  (it takes everything I have not to favor him and hold him and kiss him all through class). We have so much fun teaching and the cute kids crack.us.up every week. Here is the latest example: Trace's prayer- "..I pray that I will get 130 green cards and school. I pray that we won't all hate church. I pray that in the last day we can defeat Satan..." haha. One of these days I'll tell you all the hilarious quotes I've written down from these adorable kids.

Dallas-Bro Anderson-Nixon-Trace-Lydia-Lucy
4. We have been introduced to our new favorite game--DrawSomething. If you haven't gotten the app yet, get it...and play me! We love to just sit on our phones and send each other drawings back and forth. >>The game seriously makes me laugh so hard.<< Take a look at the drawing Nick sent me...I'll give you $20 a hug if you can guess what it is...

Give up? UFO. haha! So entertaining.

5. I got bangs.I am never brave with my hair and have had it the same--long & blonde--since I was probably 10 so adding bangs was kind of a big deal. Thanks to Angeleah Bertoldo they are perfect and exactly how I wanted them. 

I feel awkward adding cropped pictures of myself--that's why it's small. :)

6. I got to meet our future President of the United States *hopefully* Mitt Romney! He looked me in the eyes, shook my hand, and thanked me for all my help with the campaign. No prob, Mitt.

Those are some big changes people, big changes.