12.30.2011

lots of random this and thats.

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this year, i told mr. anderson that all i wanted for christmas was to spend a day shopping with him (and only him---well, and maybe olive).
i felt really overwhelmed with trying to think of something that i wanted/needed...and i felt even more overwhelmed with trying to think of something to get mr. anderson for christmas.
i have it hard because his birthday is next week too.
so, i thought we decided on spending a day with each other, picking out some new clothes and maybe doing a little thrift store shopping.
little did i know that mr. anderson decided to really surprise me---and he got me an iPhone.
i had been wanting one (or any smart phone, really) for quite a while, but i was not expecting it at all.
so now, i'm quite obsessed with my phone...it's amazing all that you can do on it.
my #1 obsession?  instagram.
a friend gave me her old iPhone a while back, and i've been using that to check my email whilst at home, but i couldn't fully use it because it wasn't my cell phone provider...so, i signed up for instagram a while ago, but wasn't using it to it's full amazing-ness.
now i am!
i'm "theandersoncrew" on there, if you'd like to follow.
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moving on---olive turned 3 weeks old on monday.
sister is cute...but starting to get a voice.
i s'pose it was bound to happen sooner or later.
you need a voice to compete in this house.
the totally awesome sleep sack c/o: minimalist knitter

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and last but certainly not least, i got pictures of all the littles on christmas eve.

the men:


and the ladies:


and all together:
please note, kohen's face in that picture.
classic.
 {bow ties from here}
we will see y'all in 2012.
happy new year!

39 comments:

  1. wow...you are amazing at group shots...your children are beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  2. Your family is beautiful. I read your blog all the time, yet the photos still catch me off guard! Even in these posed pictures, you can tell how much they all love each other. It's awesome.

    Have fun with your iphone. I would like to say I'm above being in love with mine, but I'd be a liar. However, while I love the looks you can get with Instagram, and I like how easy it is to share pictures, it is really, really slow on my phone, so pictures of people always end up blurry. I guess I'll just have to marvel at how cute your kids look in Instagram photos!

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  3. geez, they are all so dang cute.

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  4. yay for iphones and instagram! :)
    love those photos of all the littles on christmas eve.

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  5. love the last photo of them all! Look how proud Elsa is of her new baby sister!

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  6. Another great job on the group photos! Everyone looking and smiling at once! (And, of course, they're all adorable!)

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  7. i am so glad you got on instagram. i feel much more connected to you. now if only we could get ashley and hannah on there. actually alex is on there.

    kohen....SLOL

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  8. instagram is from the lord

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  9. oh man, your family is so cute! The last picture could be a cover on a magazine.

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  10. yay for an iPhone. i love mine though my husband had to convince me to get it. love the photos-all of them but that last one...wow!!! lovely family:))

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  11. how fun is instagram!! and as always, loving your family pictures!

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  12. Love, love, love the photos and the kids' holiday outfits. Adorable!

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  13. I love the pic of your 3 little ladies. We struggle with what to buy each other for birthdays as well. So, instead of presents, we do a fun activity together. Really, all I want to do on my birthday is to spend it with my husband so it works out great.

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  14. I love all of your pictures of your beautiful kids together, they are just so adorable!! I'm glad you got the surprise of an iPhone! Your life will never be the same haha! Glad you had a merry Christmas! xoxo

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  15. I told my husband for my birthday all I wanted to do was go thrift store shopping/hopping (back in Oct) and it was one of the most fun birthdays ever. We did have Judah in tow but he was a good sport about it.

    Your going to love IG, its a great community and you'll find some pretty neat mamas on there ;-)

    Love love love the pictures!

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  16. What great pictures! Love the last one! Happy new year to you and your family too!

    BTW, instagram is the best!!

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  17. I always love your pictures! The kids look very handsome and beautiful! Hope you all have a great new year!

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  18. Oh my gosh, congrats on the new iPhone!! My hubby surprised me with one back in May and I've been in love with it ever since. My newest obsession is instagram and I actually just wrote a whole post filled with pictures edited with the glorious ap! Well, I hope all of your kiddos stay healthy throughout the weekend and that you have a fun New Year's Eve! :)

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  19. I'm new to your blog, but love it so! :) Happy New Year! I'm sure I'll be around often. xoxo, cat (www.catdmoore.com)

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  20. Hey momma, your family is too dang cute!! As a fellow proud iphone owner may I advise you to download the free app, leme cam! Though there's no community and you can only use pictures taken using the app to create, it's aaaaamazing and you'll be hooked!

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  21. my husband surprized me with an iPhone too.. and instagram has got me hooked ever since. :)
    Happy new year!

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  22. I love the new banner! Cute. I really love the pics of your kids. Great outfits, happy faces. I gave my husband an iphone too and he's equally obsessed, but not with instagram, more with apps like lightsabers, the talking cat and virtual beer. :) I've created a monster.

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  23. You have such beautiful children, Emily! All 6 of them are just adorable and have the biggest smiles!

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  24. I was wondering if you had actually gotten an iphone or were just using your old one! It's so fun! And yes, Jami and Audrey are insta-obsessed. ;)

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  25. oh I lOVE how Elsa is helping hold the baby! is she in love with the baby? I bet they all are! soooo cute! your kids are beyond adorable, of course you knew that!
    and yes, me being the youngest of 7, I KNOW how you have to get your own voice, GO OLIVE, yell it out sister!

    oh yay, instagram for yoU! LOVE LOVE LOVE instagram! make sure to check out PRINTSTAGRAM, where you can load and get your pictures made into a book, stickers, prints etc! very COOL!
    tara

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  26. Oh my! You have the most adorable family ever! I so want an iphone!! Have fun with instagram.

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  27. I came across this today as a recommendation from another blog....thought of you. :)
    http://www.miloandolive.com/

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  28. obsessed with instagram!!! I don't know how I ever lived without my iPhone I just got it this past summer and love it.

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  29. New year, new baby, new look to your blog. Love it!

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  30. I love the new blog look! And I love those sweet babies of yours! Such cuteness!

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  31. Your family is so cute, it should be borderline illegal.

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  32. Love Elsa's hair! Where do you go? What do you do? Hair post pretty please :)

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  33. Amazing pictures of ALL your kids together---how did you accomplish that? The greatest Christmas gift ever.

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  34. i adore those pictures. happy new year to you and your beautiful family. cant wait to continue to follow your story this year! jane xxxx

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  35. Great pics at Christmas, and I love the new header. Happy 2012!

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  36. those sleepsacks are AH-mazing!! we had lots with our 2 nov newborns. woot!
    love the pics.

    happy new year!

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  37. beautiful photos of your little crew. happy new year!!

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  38. EMILY!! I got an iPhone for Christmas too!!!!! Brad totally surprised me!!!! Terribly obsessed at the moment and I even downloaded a breast feeding app since I'm miraculously exclusively breast feeding my one week old Noah ;)

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