Sunday, March 28, 2010


I can't believe that it has already been a year for Weston and I as a married couple. They say the first year is always the hardest; so if it only gets better from here I am pretty excited for eternity because it has already been a dream. We had a great evening together as I sent Weston on a small scavenger hunt for the day and he gave me the most BEAUTIFUL flowers ever. Loving Weston has been the greatest thing that has ever happened to me and I thank the lord everyday that we have been sealed together for all time and eternity. I think our relationship is as close to perfect as possible. I keep him on his toes and he puts up with me.

I can't wait to see what challenges and stories the next year brings!

Friday, March 19, 2010

GO GRIFFINS! Griffin Updates from Nationals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – No. 4 seed Westminster College (Utah) battled its way to an 80-74 victory Thursday against Evangel University (Mo.) in the first round of the 2010 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship at Municipal Auditorium.Junior forward Ben Walker paced the Griffins with 21 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots in the contest. Senior forward Weston Anderson contributed 17 points, five rebounds and a team-leading five assists, while junior guard Michael Stockton came off the bench to add 15 points and five assists for Westminster. Senior forward Blair Prowse registered 10 points for the Griffins, who shot nearly 61 percent from the field in the second half (14-of-23) to post the victory.Westminster now moves into the second round of tournament action on Friday at 2:15 p.m. CT. The Griffins will meet No. 13 seed Azusa Pacific University (Calif.).“I was really proud of our guys today,” said Westminster head coach Tommy Connor. “When we got down (in the second half) things weren’t going our way and we battled back. It showed a lot of courage. We haven’t played from behind much this year so that was good for our guys.”The game featured eight ties and 10 lead changes. The final deadlock came at 61-61 when Evangel junior forward Johnathan Huskisson drilled a three-pointer with 4:12 to play. Westminster responded by scoring the next seven points to regain a 68-61 advantage with just under three minutes left. Evangel tried to rally down the stretch, but would only get as close as 73-69 after Huskisson hit the last of his five three-pointers on the afternoon with 46 seconds remaining.Westminster was able to hold off the Crusaders from the free throw line in the closing seconds, hitting six attempts from the stripe in the final 44 seconds.The teams played evenly in the first half. The largest lead for either squad was five points, and Evangel used a pair of baskets in the final minute of the period to tie the score at 30-30 heading into the locker room.Five different players reached the double-figure mark in the scoring column for Evangel, led by Huskisson with 22 points. He also had a game-high four steals along with seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Mitch McHenry and junior center Mike Storey each netted 12 points, while junior forward Chad Gillaspy posted a double-double of 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Jayme Donnelly added 10 points for the Crusaders.Evangel wrapped up its 2009-10 season with an overall record of 20-13.NOTES: Westminster is making its 10th appearance overall at the tournament and with the win improves to 4-10 all-time in tournament play … Evangel is making its first appearance in the Division I tournament after participating in eight Division II tourneys …The win sends the Griffins to the second round for only the third time in school history … This was the first meeting between the two teams … Westminster’s Ben Walker finished the game with 21 points. He has now scored at least 10 points in 25 of 32 games this season … With his 10 rebounds Evangel’s Chad Gillaspy moved into 11th place on the school’s single-season rebound list … The Heart of America Athletic Conference is 0-2 in the 2010 tournament with one team (William Jewell College) still to play in the first round.

Thursday, March 11, 2010



I celebrated my 24th birthday this year and my coworkers were kind enough to decorate my office for me.
Also we had the opportunity to celebrate Jaron's 12th birthday and see him ordained a Deacon. We are very proud of him and his achievements!

Congratulations Griffins! Conference and Conference tournament Champs

The Westminster Basketball team won the Conference Tournament Championships in a close game on Monday March 8th, 2010. The Griffins will head off to Kansas City on Monday March 15th for Nationals


SALT LAKE CITY – Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson announced the 2009-2010 men's basketball all-conference team today. Westminster placed Weston Anderson, Blair Prowse, and Ben Walker on the first team. Griffins head coach Tommy Connor was named the Coach of the Year.

“I’m very happy for our three players that made the first team,” Connor said. “All three have had terrific years and are very deserving of being named first team all-conference.”

Anderson, a 6-4 senior guard from Salt Lake City, is averaging 12.7 points per game and is third in the conference in assists at 3.7 per contest. He has scored in double figures 24 times this season. Anderson was named second team all-conference last season.

Prowse, a 6-4 senior guard from South Jordan, Utah, in ninth in the conference in scoring at 14.9 points per game and his 2.9 treys per night is the second most in the Frontier. He has led the team in scoring 11 times this season and has reached double figures on 21 occasions. Prowse was named first team all-conference during his sophomore season of 2007-08.

Walker, a 6-7 junior forward from Lehi, Utah, makes the first team during his first season at Westminster. He leads the team in scoring and rebounding and is his 67.4% field goal percentage is third nationally. He has 42 blocked shots this season which puts him on top of the school single season and career leader board.

The three players in the first team matches a school record set two other times. The Griffins also placed three on the first team following the 2005-06 and 2007-08 seasons.

This marks the fifth time that Connor has been named the Coach of the year by the Frontier Conference.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Weston and I finally got our first BBQ to the house. We got if for Christmas and got it delivered yesterday by his dad (who so kindly put all 300 pieces together for us)

Weston's Senior Night

Sadly Weston's senior year of BBall is coming to an end. He had his senior night recently and they are now playing in the Conference Tournament Championships on Monday March 8th. Weston has had a wonderful season and has been a major leader and contributor to his team. He has some of the greatest friends that a guys could ask for. Although I am excited for the season to be over, I will miss watching him play.

My Senior Boys




Team Huddle

SALT LAKE CITY – The Westminster men’s basketball team capped a 13-1 Frontier Conference championship season with an 81-77 win over Lewis-Clark State on Saturday night in the Behnken Field House. No. 4 Westminster held off a late LC State (14-14, 5-9) rally to finish the regular season at 23-5.

“We capped off a remarkable conference season,” head coach Tommy Connor said. “I feel this group has really overachieved and to run through the conference like we did is unbelievable. I couldn’t be prouder of this team for accomplishing their goals set in the preseason”

The game looked like it was going to get out of hand early as Westminster scored the first 13 points of the game and led 18-3 less than six minutes into the contest. LC State kept battling in the first half and eventually cut the lead to five late in the opening stanza. The Warriors then used a 15-6 run to start the second half to even the game at 46 and then with 5:08 remaining the score was tied for the fourth time at 64. A quick 5-0 run over the next 90 second put the Griffins ahead for good.

“It was good to play a close game,” Connor said of the first single digit victory since January 30. “We needed a game like this to get us ready for the tournament.”

Westminster shot 54.7% from the floor in the game and was 8-of-14 from beyond the arc. They controlled the glass to a 30-26 advantage and committed just 12 turnovers. The Griffins recorded 22 assists on 29 field goals and had 38 points in the paint. Defensively they forced LC State into 13 turnovers and turned them into 16 points.

Blair Prowse led the attack for Westminster with 25 points including 7-of-8 from beyond the arc. His first basket was an and-one in the opening minutes and from there he was automatic from deep, sinking three from four feet behind the line. Ben Walker chipped in 16 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with 6.7 second remaining. Weston Anderson posted 13 points and a career high nine assists.

This was the final regular season game for Westminster seniors Anderson, Jeramie Hopson, Conner Nielsen, and Prowse. Hopson finished with eight points and Nielsen added six points.

Jaron's AAU

Jaron won his AAU championship game. It was a nail biter the whole time. With .4 seconds left and the game tied Jaron's team fouled. The other team's shooter missed the first free throw but made the second one. The kids on the bench were so excited that they ran onto the court and ended up with a Technical foul because there was still time on the clock. lucky the shooter from Jaron's team made both free throws and they won by 1 point. It was a sweet victory, but I felt so bad for the other team! That is terrible way to lose a basketball game.

Billy Joel concert

The Anderson family (excluding Weston and Braydon) all went to the Billy Joel and Elton John Concert. IT WAS AWESOME. I don't have a lot of pictures but we had fun sporadically dancing and watching all of the drunk people pass out, dance uncontrollably, and act like idiots. Plus the music was great! We ended the perfect night with breakfast at Village Inn watching the "unique Individuals" who inhabit SLC during the late hours.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY...... A few weeks late

We had a great Super Bowl. We went to the Anderson household and all brought some food to eat. Of course Vicki did the best with her meatballs and sandwiches. Weston's friends' Michael, Blair, Jeramie, and Blair's girlfriend Virgina. My friends Fa'alua and Spenser, Megan and Jess all came over as well. After we pigged out we went outside to watch the boys play around on the tramp and on the Bball court. They can never get enoughMe, Lua, Virgina
Spenser, Jeramie, Wes, Stockton, Blair
After we froze to death we went and rocked out with Band hero. I was the seducing singer

Cody breaking a sweat on expert

Sunday Fun

Weston and I decided that we wanted to take a nice Sunday stroll. We live right under the State Capitol Building and so we took our time to explore it. If you haven't been up there you should probably go because it is beautiful. Weston keeps talking about how he is going to work there one day.... We'll have to see about that one
We Each picked a Lion that suited us best

He is so happy!
Preparing with our water supply