Happy New Year

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year. As the New Year is upon us and so many new and exciting things are happening, we thought we would try out this blogger thing to keep everyone up-to-date as we live so far from so many people we love.

We celebrated Christmas back home, where it all began for our little family in High Desert California, where we got to spend a week and a half with both of our families. It was such a nice vacation from all the long work days of 2010 and such a great way to end out the year. What an adventure it was to get there and back in our little rental car! We had to actually leave some of our gifts in California in order to have room on the way home.

Our favorite part of the trip was watching Dean's reaction to everything. What a little sweetheart he is. How can you not have Christmas spirit with such a cute, excited 15 month old around? He loved his presents and all the attention. He sure was spoiled and we're so glad he has such wonderful grand-parents, great-grand-parents, and aunts and uncles to love him up.  

In other news, this is a profile ultrasound picture of our elusive baby girl. After 4 trys, we finally caught her when she was willing to hold still. She is so active! Brittany will be 6 months along on the 18th and we can't believe how fast the time is flying until we get to meet this sweet little spirit and newest member of our family. We decided to name her Riley Mae Anderson, and had fun announcing her gender and name as a Christmas gift to our families.

We hope you are all doing well and will try to write frequently. Please make comments and let us know you are following and what else you would like to hear.


The James Anderson Family


  1. Hey, I just thought I'd tell you that the name Mae is on your Grandma's side too. Her step-mom's name was Willie Mae. Cool huh?

  2. Guess that name is supposed to be then! So neat to choose a name, love it, and then find out it's a family name on both sides. What a special thing to be able to tell her!