Here is the last five years of my life in a nutshell:
May 20, 2007:
I graduate from Senior High School at the Metra Park Stadium.
|One of my senior pictures, circa 2007|
I turn 18 years old in Las Vegas, NV with my mother and sister.
I start teaching dance at Tracy's School of Dance.
I studied a year at Montana State University-Billings, majoring in Art Education.
I get my first tattoo, roses for Rosalie, on my stomach.
I move out of my parent's house and into my first apartment ever with Sarah, Alec and Darren.
I get my second tattoo, a purple sparrow, on the left side of my chest.
I celebrate my 19th birthday in Minneapolis, MN at the Ten Thousand Lakes Festival with Sarah.
I meet Lon through his older brother Tyler. We start hanging out.
Lon and I start dating.
I quit smoking cigarettes, as a birthday present to Lon for his 21st birthday.
Lon and I moved into our own apartment together.
We found out we are expecting!
|Pregnancy photos, circa 2009|
Its a boy!!!!!!!!
I celebrate my 20th birthday at home with Lon and my family, 34 weeks pregnant.
Alan Mikael Andersen is born!!!!!!!!!! I begin my journey as a stay at home mother.
|We looked so nervous lol|
Lon and I go to a Pepper concert for Lon's 22nd birthday.
Lon and I are married by common law. We also buy a car, a 1993 Cadillac Seville.
I celebrate my 21st birthday, but am more interested in my baby boy than legally drinking for the first time.
Just a few days before Alan's birthday, I am hired at the YMCA Child Watch.
Alan turns one year old!!!!! We have his party at Zoo Montana.
Alan and I make Daddy (Lon) a cake for his 23rd birthday.
Lon and I buy our second car, a 1996 Toyota Camry.
We announce our wedding plans to our family and friends.
We are married outside the courthouse with our loved ones on a beautiful spring day.
|"Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?"|
I turn 22 years old so we go out with a few friends.
Alan turns two years old!!!! We throw him a Cars themed party at Sacajawea Park.
We have a small get together at a close friend's house for Lon's 24th birthday party.
Lon and I find out that we are expecting our second child together!
Its a girl!!!!!!!!!
|Our little Anna Ariel!|
Lon is in a car wreck and totals his Cadillac. :(
We start potty training Alan, in preparation for Anna's arrival and for preschool in the fall.
Wow, so much has happened! It seems like a lot more when I write it all down like this too lol. Its even more crazy to think about where my family and I will be in the next five years, Alan will be 8 and Anna will be 5 and we could be expecting our third (or even fourth lol) child! :D