Friday, April 18, 2014


I'm back!

However, we are in a whirlwind time of craziness with packing and getting ready to move to Colorado early May. I've told myself that I had to get the blog caught up before Easter so here it goes.

I apologize for any typos or messed up sentences in the next 8+ blog posts. I'm determined to get them done today and posted. Editing will have to wait, I have boxes to pack!! :)

Hold on and enjoy the ride.

Here's what The Anderson's have been up to for the past month.....

Sunshine State?!

 Yes, Florida is the Sunshine State!! I have a feeling we will get to enjoy real sunshine when we move back to Colorado in a few weeks. The only thing good about this monsoon rain is that it makes for perfect packing days!!

Here's our soggy yard!

This sums it up!

This sums him up! Cutie pie!!

Yes, those are sprinklers...not ours!!

Backyard Pool

A few are staying dry and cozy thanks to this house we hung up this winter.

Axel's Easter Party

Easter celebration started early at Happyland Preschool. This was Axel's last school party before starting Kindergarten. Yikes! My baby is growing up!!

We were signed up to bring a fruit tray but we stepped it up a notch. We took in a fruit Easter basket full of watermelon, honeydew and grapes (our fruit eggs). It was a big hit!

We sure are excited to move to Colorado but we are really going to miss a lot of people here in Florida. Axel has made some great friends and it's going to be hard to leave them behind.  I know he will make new friends but for the past two years, this bunch has been tight!
Fin, Gavin & Axel
Murray & Parker
The party was full of crafts, games, a visit from the Easter Bunny and ended with a big egg hunt.

Rice Bunny
Super cute rice bunnies.
The real Easter Bunny!

Egg on a Spoon game.

Digging for prizes

Shaving cream and paint eggs. This was pretty cool and rumor has it, the same technique can be used to color eggs. :)
This mom had to leave before the big egg hunt but it was Axel's favorite part of the party. That and all the other parts! :)

Cubtona 500: Box Car Races

There were some awesome cars and they definitely inspired some designs for next years comp.
We needed a healthy break from packing boxes so we headed to the Cub Scout Pack Meeting. This was a special one because it was the Cubtona 500 Boxcar Race Day!  Our boys were given some boxes, paper, ribbon, glue and markers so they could create their very own box cars. They were small, compact and simple so the competition was unsuspecting.  HA! Don't judge a book by it's cover or in this case, don't judge a box car by it's lack of fancy designs and spray paint... 
Axel in front of our two racers.

Axel was sure to check out each and every car on the line up.
Axel's Race. The siblings were allowed to race and they got to be first. The course was long 4 laps to run. After each lap, there was a mandatory pit stop requirement.
1. Windshield cleaning (cleaning off glasses)
2. Refueling (drinking water and eating a cracker)
3. Tire change (taking shoes and socks off, flipping socks inside out and putting shoes back on).

These kiddos were the guinea pigs for the track and they did awesome!!

All ready to go.

Following pace car for the first lap.


Lucas & Dad were the pit crew helping Axel

Tire Change

Coming across the finish line in 2nd Place!!!

Proud Daddy!! Great job Axel!!
Lucas was up next and boy was he ready. It was determined by the sibling race that the course should be shortened. Lucas' group was able to test out the more streamlined course. Lucas meant business! I've never seen him get so agro and serious about a race before. It was cool to see!

Engines ready to roll!

Pre-race briefing.

Pace car trying to keep control

The pit stop area

He was off!

Look who's coming in first place!!

Despite a few hang ups along the way he pulled off the win!

Victory lap. Way to go Lucas!!

Cool down! CONGRATS Team Anderson!!

Cabin for Sale

 With a sad heart, we are selling our cabin. A cozy, comfy cabin we have loved sharing with friends and making many family memories in. It really feels like home and has been wonderful for our family get-a-way-from-Florida trips. The convenience of not having to camp in the rain and snow over the past 4 years was well worth the price! :) I could go on and on about my thoughts and feelings about this but I am so busy. That will just have to wait...
You can check out the listing here or pass along to those who might be interested in buying it:

The gate

Cute little waterfall near entrance gate

Near by reservoir

I think this is my favorite photo!

Above Photo: Downtown Portland Oregon Bike Ride

The Danger Zone needed a little update to include not only LUCAS DANGER, but also his little brother...AXEL ADVENTURE!

Welcome to our family blog now known as:

DANGER and ADVENTURE Around Every Corner!!