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Sam and John Anderson, soldiers
Sam and John Anderson, our Soldiers


Ethan & John At John's 17th birthday party. 1/13/07

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Nobody messes with Anna.



Our dog Cody.



Our lovely farm.



John's shower curtain map that we all like very much.



Sheep taking a nap on the burning pile.



Dad balancing the rainbow on his fingertips.



Sarah on a VERY bright afternoon.



In the summer we all like to sit on our porch and watch the lovely sunsets.



John standing on the Mississippi.



Doesn't it look good?? In the summer time Mom likes us all to eat outside.


Check out our new green pajamas.

Secret webcam spies as woodbox is stocked!

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Princess Sarah & Cadet John 
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John, Outstanding ROTC Cadet 
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Desiree in a Fabric Balloon 
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Grandma Ose in Her Flower Garden 
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David Ose's Medals 
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Typical AnderWood Pasture Walk 
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Andrew & His Motorcycle 
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Sam & Matt as Marine Recruits 
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Sam & Matt in Marine Basic Training -- Christmas 08 
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AnderWood Grass Roof 
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Kari & the Weed Eater 
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John Graduates from MCC 
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Simonnes Family 
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Double Rainbow at AnderWood 
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Sarah Milking Goats in Norway 
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Sarah in Norway 
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Rock Climbing in Iowa 
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Kari And 'er Son, John 
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Anderwood  
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It's Not All Down Hill 
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Colombian Hills 
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Little Brown Church in the Vale 
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Blume Family Friends from Switzerland 
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Norwegian Wetsuit  
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Susan the Biker 
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Rev River Riders and TriopoloAndrewOnicus 
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