family

Twenty Three Years Ago

May 26, 2009 | | 1 comment

Twenty three years and a few months ago, Jeanie and I got a surprise.  We thought we were going to be a family of five, but Jeanie got sick… morning sick!  I remember how overwhelming it felt to know that I was going to be responsible for not three, but four children.  At that time […more]

Fifty one Years Ago

Apr 18, 2009 | | 4 comments

Fifty one years ago today a beautiful, young and very pregnant woman gave birth to a baby boy.  She and her husband (the boy’s father) loved the boy and cared for him like good parents do.  They gave him food and shelter and love.  They made sure that he was brought up in a Christian […more]

Melody

Apr 6, 2009 | | 4 comments

Twenty six years ago today, a young lady named Melody joined our family. She was the second of what would eventually be our four daughters.  When she and her sisters were little girls, I created a folder for each of them in the filing cabinet.  Sometimes, like tonight, I pull them out in order to […more]

Molly Pics

Feb 1, 2009 | | 1 comment

Erin–Thanks for asking for a slideshow.  It was way easy to do and works well.  Hope the rest of you can handle all the photos of Molly.  I’m trying to take it slow… no really, I am! These are photos that Jeanie took while she was down helping Danae with Molly. … and these were […more]

Mollypops

Jan 16, 2009 | | 1 comment

TED Talks is one of the coolest sites I have ever stumbled upon. Lots of wonderful, intelligent talks about a world of different subjects. I watched one this week by Erin McKean this week that is really fun and has inspired me (shared below). She’s a lexicographer (compiles dictionaries). She has a lot of fun […more]

Happy New Year!

Jan 2, 2009 | | Say something

Happy New Year A good friend said to me yesterday, “I hope at the end of 2009, you will say that this was one of the best years of your life.’” What a terrific thought! It reminds me that, although I cannot control everything that happens to me, I potentially have more input into how […more]

Cradle

Dec 23, 2008 | | 1 comment

Little Molly sleeping in the cradle.  Seeing her brings back so many memories for me.  I made this cradle with the help of a couple of good friends.  I had bought the plans with the intention to make it for Danae, but couldn’t seem to find the time.  Sorry Danae 🙁  By the time Melody […more]

Welcome Molly Nicole

Dec 17, 2008 | | 11 comments

I would like to introduce you to the latest Anderson girl.  World, meet Molly Nicole Ogren… Molly meet the world!  Molly arrived late this morning while I was travelling to Charleston.  I have been here for a couple of hours and she has been in the nursery that whole time… so I am axious to […more]

Women!

Dec 14, 2008 | | 5 comments

   Isabelle Allende opened her talk with an old Jewish saying; “What is truer than truth?”  “Stories,” she answered, and began to tell some stories that stirred up a blog entry…  Listening to her stories, I found myself stirred in a way that she probably didn’t intend, but then again, she doesn’t know my story.  […more]

Random News

Oct 26, 2008 | | 3 comments

Trip to the Mountains Jeanie and I spent this past weekend in the Mtns of NC.  Our main purpose was just to get away and take a break from the pressure cooker that life has been lately.  This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and I think we chose well.  The Mast […more]