Monday, September 26, 2011


The last time I went home, it was a weekend full of family. It was wonderful! (Well, for the most part) On friday, we had the hall of fame stuff from my last post, and then on Saturday, my mom, sister and I drove around Newton and I got to take pictures of our wonderful, historic town. =) It was actually a lot of fun! First, we went to my grandpa's store. We took the longest there, but I pretty much took pictures of everything in there. It was awesome to explore it with my sister. We went up to the attic space, and into the basement. I don't remember ever going into the basement, so that was a fun new adventure! =) Here are some pictures of our lovely family store and then some Newton ones at the bottom!

The view of the store from the balcony =)

The stairs up to the balcony and then the view looking down.
A ledger from 1908. It was awesome to find such old things!

I loved this. It was painted on the wall. =)

The door on the left is signed by a lot of amazing Anderson men, my dad's is the C.R.A "81" =)
Then, that is the safe on the right
You have to have a little fun, right? Of course we had a photoshoot in the mirror. hehe
We were all sporting purple to support K-State. I am glad Em made us all wear purple. ;)
Love them!
The Golden Rule. Love it.

The register!
All of the varieties of lead
Pens, markers and highlighters. Oh My!
So many school/office supplies!
Great old drawers
My grandpa's desk and a sweater that has been hanging there forever and my grandpa in the background. =)
My Great Grandpa's type writer =)
The store front. =)

Love this old building!
Historic Carnegie Library and the Historic Train Station
Train Station again!
Historic Fox Theatre
Our courthouse
My Church! Isn't it beautiful? =)
Of course, we got stopped by a train, so I hopped out and grabbed a shot! =)

Hope you have enjoyed a little semi-tour of my hometown! =)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Oh what a night!

This past Friday, it was a night that we were totally on a roller coaster of emotions! This friday was the day that my grandma and my grandpa were both inducted into our High School's Athletic Hall of Fame. The two of them were two of the main people who started this Hall of Fame, and I was so proud that I got to see them be inducted into it. It was a very sad night though, because Grandma wasn't there, and this was her baby. She was always always ALWAYS super prepared and organized for this. Every year, she would tell us stories about what was happening with the food, and who was getting inducted. It was also special, because I got to wear the necklace that was Grandma's that Grandpa gave me for Christmas and Emily got to wear her earrings. =) So, last night at the high school football game, we were supposed to walk out on the field during half time to accept the award with Grandpa for the both of them. Wellll, knowing Kansas, you never know what will happen or not. So, we got a lovely 50 minute rain delay, but after that, the game went on, we went and accepted the awards and then off to the reception for speeches and people! (By the way, NHS totally dominated.) It was great. So, going from happy, to sad, to proud, to sad, from laughter, to tears, and so on and so forth, it was a good night over all.

My sister and I ready for the game!
My beautiful mother with her daughters!
They were having fun covering up during the rain. Haha =)
The awesome Railers dominating! =D
Grandpa and his girls, minus Kaylee
I adore my family.
Mom and Uncle Mur accepting Grandma's award for her. Mur did a great job!
My grandpa gave a great speech and he is also the cutest man ever. =) I love him.
I love my cousin Avery! He is so handsome!
I have the best friend in the whole world.
Oh. And the best sister and mom.
One of my favorite things: Laughing with them. =)
We ended the night at the huddle house with some spectacular milkshakes! =)

I hope that everyone has a great rest of the weekend!! =D