Our Story

Bradley Anderle was born on September 12, 1986, in Snyder, Texas. He lived in west Texas for a short time and then moved to Lindsay. Bradley has three older brothers and a younger brother a year behind him. Bradley began kindergarten at Lindsay School where he enjoyed Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and any sport known to man. He was always a great student and a very good kid. His mom still talks about how laid back and sweet Bradley was as a kid.

A mere three days after Bradley's arrival to the world, Joni Erwin was born on September 15, 1986, in Muenster, Texas. She was the first child in her family. She lived on a ranch for the first several years of her life. When the ranch was sold her family moved to Era, Texas so her dad could work towards his college degree. In 1990, Joni and her parents and her younger sister Olivia picked up and moved to Thrall, Texas near Austin. Her father began a new profession in education coaching football and track and teaching all things historical. The family made a major move once again in 1998. This time it was back to their roots near family. Joni's dad got a job at Lindsay High School, and so beginning sixth grade Joni switched schools.

So sixth grade began for Joni and Bradley. They were in opposite homerooms. (There were only two). Joni quickly made friends and had a close group of boy-crazy girls. Bradley was in the sports crazy boys group that Joni's group sought after. If fact, it all began over a game of tag. Bradley insisted on tagging Joni. Joni being SO lightening fast was giving him a run for his money. Bradley cornered Joni and so casually in the stand off said, 'Are we going out?' Joni said, 'I don't know.' and Bradley replied with, 'well you wanna?' Joni said yes and the rest is pretty much history.

They both left home and finished their degrees at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. At the beginning of their senior year Bradley proposed. Bradley graduated in May of 2008 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. On June 21, 2008 they were married in Gainesville, Texas. After a honeymoon to Cabo in Mexico, they settled in back in Lubbock. In the Fall Bradley began Law School at Texas Tech and Joni finished her student teaching semester. On November 13, 2008, Bradley and Joni were mixed with huge emotions as they found out that Joni was pregnant, merely four months after their wedding. Joni finished her student teaching semester in December and graduated with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education with a teaching certification for pre-k thru 4th.

Despite a very rough first trimester of constant throwing up and nausea, the rest of the pregnancy was pretty uneventful. The couple found out that they were having a little girl and had everything ready to welcome the newest member of the Anderle Family. On July 13, 2009, Addyson Rae was born. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long. She was the loudest screaming baby from the second of her first breath. Miss Thang has a super sassy personality as well as the most beautiful blue eyes ever. She is such an amazing little bundle of joy!

Their first two years of marriage have been filled with heartache, joy, struggles, and delight. They have been through a rough first couple of years. Addy was so unexpected to Their lives, but has been the greatest blessing to them. She has made the journey a little more difficult at times, but SO much more worthwhile. She brings the hugiest smiles to their faces and overwhelming laughter. This is only the beginning, so hold on and join them on this crazy journey called life.