Thursday, January 31, 2008


My (Anna) mom turned 50 on January 29th. We have been giving her such a hard time about being "old." She actually doesn't really care so it wasn't as fun making fun of her as we all hoped. Last weekend, the weekend of the 25th, all of the "kids" showed up to cook mom a dinner of her choice. My family is big on big dinners and for each of our birthday's Mom cooks us whatever we want, makes us whatever cake we want, and our whole family gathers around the table to do one of the things we do best...EAT. Mom decided she wanted homemade hamburgers and salad. So we made the beef patties and had almost every hamburger topping you could want. We also had salad. It was a lot of fun, I know Mom LOVES having all of the kids and grandkids home and because we all live close we can make it happen quite often.
On my Mom's actual birthday her work did this whole big thing for her. When she got to work there was a cane with a horn and mirror waiting for her. They also got her a grab bag of "old people stuff" like a diaper, prunes, and a bunch of other interesting things. She sent me a picture that one of her friends took and I am going to attach it below. Happy Birthday again Mom, you are such a wonderful and giving person and we love you!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ronald Howard Everett

I wanted to make sure and put a specific blog to introduce our new nephew Ronnie who was born on December 11, 2007. Ronnie weighed 8lbs and 7oz. He is such a handsome little man! His big brother James is pretty crazy about him and is such a good big brother!! We love our nephews soooooooo much! 

Our first blog entry...

Hello all and thank you for checking out our blog. We are not strangers to the world of blogging and love reading updates on our family and friends through their blogs. After being told several times that we should blog we FINALLY gave in and here we are! 

We have been married for almost 7 months now and love being married. We are living in Wilsonville, OR where Marty is working at Community of Hope Lutheran Church. We both really like the church and Marty LOVES his job!  Anna is finishing up her last year at Concordia University. (She would have finished last year but took a year off in 2005)

We are still recovering from a crazy, but fabulous holiday break. Anna was off of school for about 3 and a half weeks and Marty had a lot of time off due to the holidays. We spent a lot of time bouncing around between each of our parents houses and spending time with friends. We both place a a lot of value on family so it was nice to get to just hang out with each of our families. Our good friends, Mike and Carol DeDominick, who are currently living in North Carolina came to visit so we had a little friend reunion of sorts with our other friends Eric and Char. We were not ready for the holidays to be over and never really are but we are getting back into the swing of things and STILL catching up on laundry!

Thanks again for taking the time to read our blog and we will do our best to keep it updated!