Thursday, December 27, 2007
Maria and I had a wonderful weekend - we attended the Nutcracker Suite at the State Theater here in Minneapolis on Saturday. I have fond memories of going to the Nutcracker with Grandpa Anderson when I was younger, and because of that I've always loved going to see it every few years. The performance wasn't as good as in past years, but nonetheless we had a very nice time enjoying the beautiful music and dancing.
Here's to a wonderful 2008!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Just thought I would update everyone on a little adventure that Maria had last night.
Maria was on her way home last night from work on Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie when someone pulled out in front of her without looking, and she was forced to brake quickly, and steer into the ditch to avoid a collision. Maria hit the shoulder hard in a puff of snow. She was shaken up, but was otherwise ok. Her car, however, was buried deep in a ditch, resting at a bit of an angle. She wasn't even able to get out of the car until her parents arrived on scene to help her out.
Maria's father and I went back to the scene a few hours later to get the car towed out of the ditch, and to make sure the car would still run. Luckily there is only some minor damage to the vehicle - and it ran just fine.
Thank God Maria wasn't injured in the crash and nobody else was hurt either. It could have been a lot worse! It's starting to seem like the Andersons are a bit accident prone?! Click the picture above to see other photos of the scene.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
In Name count, Garcias are catching up to the Joneses
There is a cool little program that lets you type in last names and see how common they are (and also an article beneath it). Anderson is the 12th most common surname. I bet you guys in Minnesota can believe it!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Last weekend Maria's friend Emily was married to her now husband Nathan. They had a beautiful ceremony at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, and with a reception following at the Minnesota Zoo. Yes, you read that right, the Minnesota Zoo.
The reception was held in the aquarium area at the Zoo, so the reception was surrounded on all sides by dolphins, shark tanks, and all sorts of exotic marine life.
The head table was situated right in front of the dolphin tank so every once in a while, when you were looking up at the wedding party, a dolphin would swim behind the bride and groom. It was a beautiful effect.
Who would have thought a reception at the zoo could be so much fun?
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
After discovering rotten studs in our 79-year-old garage, we decided to take the plunge and have a new one built. It will be a treat to have a floor that doesn't resemble the surface of the moon and a garage door that doesn't have to be opened with brute force. We had to clean out everything that couldn't pass as "building materials" and it looked pretty sad, as you can see. It was supposed to be torn down today but no one showed up--perhaps they thought it would blow down in the strong wind without any assistance. We'll keep you posted!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Madison's wins. Although the man completely coopted Halloween this year. Not only did the police charge admission for access to State Street, it was officially called "Mountain Dew Presents Freakfest."
My friends and I had our event the day before "Mountain Dew Presents Freakfest," but it was still pretty crazy. I included the pretty adorable picture of my roommate and I as Lucy & Ethel.
Last night (the official MDPF) I babysat on Madtown's East side and coming home was like going through a war zone. Pretty crazy stuff...
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Today I went to an Obama rally and it was pretty awesome and I shook his hand! For photos check out my political/craftacular/hiphopsical blog.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
(I'll confess - the real X-Wing did not fly very well. The stunt doubles for the main flights are conventional three-finned rockets.)
Monday, October 08, 2007
Maria and I went to the Bayfield Apple Festival on the southern shore of Lake superior this past weekend for a little fun and relaxation, and possibly to see some beautiful fall colors as well.
The entire weekend was a bit chilly, and it was extremely foggy the entire time as well. We still managed to have a great time, eat lots of delicious food, and to even catch a peek of some pretty leaves.
When we left Bayfield it was about 50 degrees and windy. By the time we got home the temperature had risen to 80 degrees. Go figure. Oh well, we still had a good time!
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Joel and I just returned from three days near Grand Marais. We had a good time (as usual) although the weather was not ideal. We spent a lot of time playing Trivial Pursuit on Tuesday as it poured from about 1:00 on. This picture was taken from the top of Mount Rose overlooking the fort at Grand Portage, shortly before the storm began.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
You're right Teresa, we haven't been putting much on the blog lately. Sooooo.......here we are at the spot where I asked Maria to marry me, but 6 Years later - 8/11/07. We got engaged on - 8/11/01. We always find it easy to remember the day we got engaged because it was exactly one month before 9/11.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
One day Liv and I were walking through Rosedale and saw some beautiful embroidered clothes in the Baby Gap window. Unfortunately, they were not only expensive, they were a little small for us. So Liv took a couple pictures with her cell phone, we bought two jean jackets at Goodwill, and set out to create our own masterpieces. Here are the results.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Last week I was asked to show rocket launching to some neighborhood kids for their Science Club activity. One of the things I used was "Air Rockets" (click here for details). Here's a gathering of some Andersons trying out the rockets near Matt and Janelle's house.
Click here to see the video
or the full version here.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Joel kept saying "By cracky!" in a quavery voice the rest of the night.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
I saw the parade and fireworks and lots of museums. I stayed at a hostel and met some fun people from around the world, including a French-Canadian who is making his way across the US and Canada all summer, planning on covering 14,000 km of this continent---including coming through Minneapolis later this summer.
Well, that's all. Love you!
Monday, July 02, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
After reading about the Mill City farmer's market in the paper this week, Joel and I decided to check it out. I was especially interested in the homemade mini doughnuts. We took the bus to the Metrodome stop and walked to the market. Unfortunately, it was extremely busy (guess other people read the newspaper) and many food vendors were either sold out or had very long lines, including the mini doughnut stand. Joel toured the Guthrie and its 'endless bridge' which he had not seen before. We then walked across the Stone Arch Bridge and found our way to the newly opened Water Power Park (accompanying picture is taken from there). Deciding it didn't make sense to backtrack to the Metrodome stop, we ended up walking all the way from St. Anthony Main to the University of Minnesota to catch a Como Avenue bus back home (we could have caught a connecting bus on University Avenue if Joel hadn't been in a Dunn Brothers buying iced coffee when it went by). But Joel did want to bike in the first place, so he gets credit for that.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Here is my school:
Although I am not cool enough to be in that building (the School of Public Health) since that is only for the administration and what not.
Here is where I spend my time:
(The Medical Instruction Building)
Well, that's all for now. I'll tell you more about all my pinko commie adventures in public health. Just kidding. It's totally capitalist. In fact, for my less liberal family members you'll be glad to know, we worked on a model in class of how to promote market capitalist and career training into refugee camps. Yay!
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I think I've added most dates correctly, except for Mark & Nancy's and John and Lynda's anniversaries (for which I only remember the month).
Joel, Liv, and I babysat Maizie last night while Matt and Janelle went out for their 5th anniversary. She was a lot of fun.
Friday, May 25, 2007
I have entered a few birthdays and events into the calendar, but if you could all fill in all of your own birthdays (as well as any upcoming events) I would appreciate it.
Hopefully you'll all find this useful.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Hello Family-Pants! How are you? I am doing well. I have one final left (today at 5:05) and it's Russian, so I'm sure I'll do fine (but that's because they're nice graders, not because I'm some sort of super genius).
In even more awesome news (I know---how could there be more awesome news?!) I am probably a certified yoga/pilates (aka Powerflow as we say at the UW) instructor. I took my exam yesterday. The written part was medium hard, but I think I rocked it, and I know I rocked the practical exam because no one showed up to take my class (the two other people who were scheduled for my test exam spot). But I'm so awesome that I didn't even need people to take my class and taught an invisible classroom. I think I impressed the teacher as she said that I "definitely passed" that part and that pretty much provided I didn't fail the written part (which I don't think I did) I have a job in the fall as a yoga/powerflow instructor (hopefully more powerflow because that's more hardcore/awesome).
Well, that's my news. I'm coming home on Monday for a bit.
ps That picture my most recently finished cross stitch project. Not counting a bib for Maizie.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
I just wanted to let you all know that we have sent each of you and evite to your email accounts for Peter's birthday party on Saturday, May 12th. Please make sure to view the invite and RSVP by this Thursday, May 10th. When you RSVP, please select an item to bring in the drop down box and type it in the comment box as well. There are only 7 items listed in the drop down box, so if there aren't any items left when you RSVP, please just type what you will be bringing in the comment box.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!