Monday, May 11, 2009

Welcome to Seattle, Elder Anderson!

Elder Anderson made it home safe and sound and now he's back to being my good old brother Taylor. He and my sister, Jordan, drove out for a visit and we had a great time. This picture was taken right after he walked in the door. Don't you love the look on Justin's face? It's like he's thinking "Who is this guy and what's all the fuss about?"But as you can see, it didn't take long for them to fall in love! The theme of the visit seemed to be roadside oddities. We went to see the troll under the Aurora bridge. Jordan remembered it's on the movie "Ten Things I Hate About You." It's pretty fun to climb on him and yes, I am picking his nose.Gotta throw rocks in the water at the beach. Even if it's raining. We took the ferry to Vashon Island to check it out. The boys were excited about being on a boat.The bike-eating tree! How weird is this? This bike actually grew into the tree.Hanging out on the beach. Now I can officially say, welcome home, Taylor! We missed you, we're proud of the way you served and now we're so glad you're home. Thanks for making the trip and thanks to Jordan for coming with him! We love you both!

10 comments:

Emily said...

Wow he looks so much older and wiser. And Jordan's hair is cute short! I'm glad you guys had a fun time!

Jared and Erin said...

I can't believe how old he looks. He is a replica of your dad almost. I'm glad he's home safe and sound.

Carol and Bruce said...

He does look older and wiser and very handsome. I'm so glad they came to visit. I had to take a double take of that picture of he and Justin, I thought it was Joseph.

You always think of the most fun things to do! It all looks so fun.

Jonathan and Michelle said...

I am so jealous, I wish that I could have come too! It looks like you had a blast!

cannon said...

Isn't it fun to have family visit?! Seth's brother just got home and Mitchell was 6 months old when he left. Time flies!

Jennie Minor said...

how fun! Is that a little bit of facial hair that I see Elder Anderson growing? ;)

I think he looks just like your DAD! All grown up! Welcome home Taylor! Come to Cali next!!! :)

Alicia said...

I can't believe little Taylor is already back from his mission. It is amazing how things and people change when you don't see them for a very long time. He looks great and I am so proud of him, too. He looks so much like your dad, and I know he is a great man like your dad as well. Your family is awesome!

Jenni said...

Both of our missionaries are home... HOW WONDERFUL! He looks great! And yes- that IS the place from 10 things i hate about you!!! I just realized it! I need to go there! I love the pictures and I'm so glad you got to spend time with Taylor.

Misha Young said...

How fun after a long two years of not seeing your brother! -- I can't believe there's a huge troll under the Aurora bridge, have to see that next time, crazy!

Katie said...

I don't remember that troll, I'll have to see the movie again. Welcome home Taylor!