Friday, April 20, 2012

Vote Josh Anderson for Seat 35!

 Many of you may have noticed the blue signs all over our district, asking for your vote on May 15th.  I just thought I would share with you a little more about my husband:

Josh was born in Ucon and went to school at Bonneville High School.  We met as Juniors in High School, when we were both decorating for a dance.  I would give him pieces of tape to hang up the black plastic, and he would tease and flirt with me.  After that, we dated every week.  We went up to Ricks College for a year, and then he went on a mission to southern Texas, Spanish Speaking.  I went on a mission to Spain, and so there were 3 years that we didn't get to see each other, but wrote back and forth.  When I came home, we were engaged before my homecoming report!  We were married 3 months later and have 5 handsome, wildly energetic, and extremely fun sons.  We love to do anything in the outdoors including fishing, golfing, camping, hunting, swimming, boating, skiiing, and motorcycling. 
Josh has always wanted to run for political office.  He loves politics, and he loves our great state of Idaho!  After we were married, we finished our degrees at Idaho State University.  Josh majored in Political Science and History, and earned his teaching certificate.  He taught briefly at Ririe High School, where he was able to observe first-hand both the good and the bad in the Idaho education system.   He  decided to leave his position teaching to grow the cabinet business he started with his brother.  South Fork Cabinets grew to be a large business with many employees.  He also started other related businesses, such as a framing business and a home building business.
Just when things were going great in the building boom, Josh was involved in a severe car crash that damaged his legs and had to have a few surgeries and physical therapy. The poor economy hit at the same time, and we struggled as many of you have also during this period.  At this time, a family friend named Roger Ball, who founded Oil of Melalueca and King B Beef Jerky, approached Josh and asked him to help start JD Premium, a network marketing company.  Josh, with the help of Zach Davis, and others, grew this company from zero into a sales force of over 12,300 distributors and was the CEO of the company.  He then decided he wanted to pursue other endeavors and sold oil and water trailers to those working in North Dakota, Wyoming, and throughout the nation.  Today he and Zach own a business called Black Ink Royalties that sells oil and gas mineral rights.  Their office is in Rigby, right across the street from Broulims.
I believe Josh would be a great representative for our district, because whatever Josh does in life, he gives it his whole heart and soul.  He is hard-working, honest, intelligent, loyal, and giving.  He has lots of experience in business and will strive hard to bring jobs to our area and to our people.  He believes in eliminating government waste and unnecessary spending.  He has studied the constitution and will adhere to its principles.  He believes in state's rights.  He is well-rounded, with experiences in many assets of life including the education system, family, church, business, and the outdoors.  He has been through hard times, and has risen to the top and overcome challenges.  He will not be afraid to fight for what is best over in Boise, and will give it his all.  He is energetic and talented in public speaking, which will give us a voice and represent us well in Boise.  He knows and loves Idaho, and will strive to make Idaho a great example for the whole nation.  He loves his country, and I know he will serve it well. 
On May 15th, I ask you to vote for Josh Anderson for seat 35A, and encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same.  We need your votes! It will not be easy to win this election, as Josh is running against an incumbent of 35 years, many of which she has ran unopposed.  Every vote counts, and it is "time for a new voice for a better future."   We sincerely appreciate the time you take to go out and vote in the primary--we know it is not easy with your busy schedules, children, and work.  Your support means so much to us!  We thank you, and we hope Josh gets the opportunity to serve you in Boise. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baby Boy Number 5 Due in June!!!

Hi, Everyone!!!
Well, it has been over a year since I've blogged. I guess I'm just not a blogger! Just wanted you to know that we are expecting our 5th baby boy in the middle of June. Very excited. I guess it is just not in the genetics for us to have girls. Josh and I both only have brothers. My doctor said that we don't have a 50/50 chance of having either a boy or girl, it is more like 80/20 in favor of boys, if even that. No worries! Boys are great. Lots of energy, lots of messes, and lots of hugs for mom. Love it!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Our trip to Mesquite for Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year, we went to Mesquite, NV with my mom, dad, Casey, and Troy to ride the side-by-sides and 4 wheelers. It was so much fun!!! We went on 3 different rides, and had a blast. It was fun watching all the crazy stuff the guys would do. I was like, "let me out!" I'm not really into rolling with the machine.
It was Eli's first side by side ride in the "T-Rex," and we weren't sure how he would do, but he slept the whole time! He must have been pretty content. I guess he was born into the right family, he seemed to fit right in with the recreational activities. For Thanksgiving dinner, we ate at Casablanca. It was delicious and no one had to cook or clean up. Perfect! It was such a fun vacation!!! I didn't publish these earlier, because I made a photo book of our vacation for my parents for Christmas, and I wanted the photos to be a surprise.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Seeing Santa!!!

We went to the Christmas Parade, and had a great time!  The kids loved seeing Santa.  Talon asked for Wii games, Ryker asked for a Didj, and Hunter---well, Hunter just wanted the candy Santa was giving out! 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving at Mesquite, Nevada!

We went to Mesquite, Nevada this year for Christmas to do some riding in the dirt and sand. We had so much fun! The scenery is breathtaking, and we had some great memories. Everyone asks us what we did about Thanksgiving dinner--we at at the Virgin River Casino! They served a delicious Thanksgiving feast complete with all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings. Clean up was a cinch! That was nice.

Josh and Jared being crazy on Jared's Razor. Yikes!!!

Ryker and Talon sliding down dunes.  Hunter, Ryker, and Talon had so much fun in the red dirt. A boy's paradise!!

      Peek-a-boo, Hunter!!

The City of Rocks

My best friend growing up, Brandy Hackman, her family, and the boys and I got together Friday after Thanksgiving at the Valley of Fire while Josh was motorcycling with his brother and friends. We had so much fun! I didn't know my boys were such climbers. They about gave me a heart-attack watching them climb up these rock cliffs. They had a blast!!!

Ryker, Braxton, James, Katie, Talon, Brandy, Dylan, Hunter, and Kobee

Brandy and Katie at the Valley of Fire

Talon, Braxton, Kobee, and Ryker Braxton and Talon

Hunter (the camera makes it look worse than it was) and next picture Ryker and Talon

We had such a fun trip! Motorcycling, climbing, 4-wheeling, shopping, mini golf, swimming, and relaxing with friends and family. We had a great time!