Saturday, January 31, 2009
I know some might find it cruel to take a picture of your child while they are crying but I just want them to be able to enjoy them once they have their own children. I just think this is adorable!!! Brayden is so stinkin' cute when he cries. Although, I do not like to ever make him cry.
Posted by Robyn at 8:58 AM
Friday, January 30, 2009
A friend of mine brought me these flowers for my birthday. Aren't they just beautiful? I put them right in a glass with water and this is how they grew! I sometimes feel like the flower standing up. It seems that a lot of my choices are different from those around me. It sometimes feel like I am alone but wanting to go with the crowd. I still stand my ground and just watch from a safe view.
Posted by Robyn at 9:02 AM
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Yep, today is my birthday. Thanks to everyone who made me feel special all week. I just love you all!! I just wanted to post this pic of our feet. Can you tell which ones are mine??? Nope, not the pink ones. :)
For my birthday our children stayed overnight at a friend's house and Bryan took me to dinner & a movie. We ate at Texas Longhorns & watched Inkheart (which was very boring). We had a nice night spending time together. It gets kind of crazy around here!
Posted by Robyn at 3:54 PM
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tonight a group of my friends from church got together at Mimi's Cafe to celebrate the birthdays of my friends Tiffany, Karlee, and me. We had such a blast, as you can tell by these pictures. :)
(Me, Tiffany, Karlee)
(Tiffany's cute shoes)
(Robyn & Karlee *SQUISH*)
(Laura's Cute Shoes)
(Karlee, Julie, Me)
(Deanna, Melanie, Tiffany, Julie, Shawna, Melinda, Laura, Me, Karlee, Sarah)
Posted by Robyn at 8:01 PM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
My girls usually do not play together but when they do they have a blast!! They both came down the stairs laughing their heads off, with a ton of make-up, and crazy hair. This is Madie and she actually has an "L" for "loser" on her forehead. Aren't they so sweet to each other?
Posted by Robyn at 7:51 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I can't believe my little baby boy is growing up. We still call him "the baby" around here and I know we won't be able to do that much longer. Where did the time go? This morning he didn't even want to sit in his highchair for breakfast. Pretty soon that will be given away or put up in storage. Life is very hard with small children but sometimes I wish I could go back and savor every minute of the hardest times.
Posted by Robyn at 8:42 AM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tonight after Bryan and the kids got home from church Katelyn ran upstairs to take a shower. We heard screaming from her a few minutes later and ran up to find that the shower door had fallen off the slider and fell on her toes. Her foot could have been cut off, that is how heavy that sliding glass door is. We don't think it will need stitches but we are going to take her into the doctor in the morning, just in case. Her entire toe nail had the glass go through it. She was very brave but also on the verge of hysteria.
Posted by Robyn at 5:27 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
For Christmas Bryan got me a Nikon D90 camera, a couple of lenses, and a new flash. I have been playing around with it and reading everything there is to know about photography on the internet. Today I had my first "session" with my friend and her children. Now, understand that I still have soooo much to learn but I think these turned out really sweet. Most of these are in automatic, Portrait, P, or A mode. I was just guessing on most of it.
Tyler & Alex
Tyler & Alex
Posted by Robyn at 4:17 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Bryan started feeling yucky on Saturday morning or Friday night. If you know anything about my husband you would understand that this is not normal and we take it pretty seriously. (Like when he woke me up in the middle of the night with a fever of 100. We won't go there.) He has a cough and a mild temp. Last night he woke up with the chills, which he has never had before. I am trying not to say "See, now you know how I felt when I had the chills last year" but it is so tempting. Bryan was so sick that he stayed home from church and went to a walk in medical clinic. Bryan hasn't missed church due to illness since I've known him. Again, must be VERY sick. The doctor did a chest xray and he does have pneumonia. I never would have guessed. I was sicker for MUCH longer, with much more severe symptoms, and I never went to a doctor. I kept saying that I thought mine was pneumonia. Since he has his books full of patients this week he has to get better really fast. He is on a Zpack and something else. Hope he gets better soon. It's no fun having 6 kids when you are only used to 5. :)
Posted by Robyn at 8:13 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
As we sit around and ponder if moving was the right thing, I am reminded in this one picture alone that it was. Sure, maybe our other house hasn't sold yet and that we have 2 house payments right now BUT..... this is where we need to be right here and now. Look at the faces of these cuties. Could I have said it any better than their looks?
Posted by Robyn at 3:07 AM
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
My friend, Julie, and I decided to have our own biggest loser contest. We started yesterday and are both off to a pretty good start. I signed up for Jenny Craig tonight and can you believe that I have over 30 pounds to lose??? I can actually lose up to 40 but I think would be really pressing my luck. Wish me luck. I wanted to post a picture of this awesome water container I found for $2 at Walmart. It holds 8 glasses of water so I just have to make sure I drain the entire thing once a day and then fill it halfway and drain it again. It's so easy to see how much water I have to go.
Posted by Robyn at 6:32 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
My sweet, dear Madie is such a joy in our lives. She has such a sassy attitude, like her mom, but you've got to love her for being independent. Madie will never let anyone push her around nor will she ever follow the crowd. She is a true girly girl who loves to dress up pretty and try on her play make up. She also loves to pose for my camera which I LOVE!!! We have fun photo sessions and she poses in fun ways. She is really helping me with my new camera. :)
Posted by Robyn at 7:06 AM
Monday, January 5, 2009
Yes, I'm one of the lucky ones. I have a husband who has it all. Looks, charm, patience, muscles, etc! Don't be jealous because that just wouldn't be right. Seriously, I am truly blessed to have the best husband in the world. I still am amazed that he married me. He saw my true colors when we were dating and he still asked me to be his wife. I have always been somewhat moody but during our courtship he was being tested to the limits. I have mellowed out since then but when I look back I am in awe that he went through with it. I'm glad he did and so are our 5 children.
Bryan and I have been married 12 years so I will share 12 reasons why I love him.
#1- His looks, of course (hee, hee)
#2- He is an AWESOME dad who is so good with the kids
#3- Because he let us get a dog even though that was the last thing he wanted
#4- He lets me have an entire room in the house just for my hobby. How many other husbands would let their wives do that??
#5- He lets me be me and trusts me with money. We had to be so frugal during school and for most of our marriage and Bryan always trusted me with my purchases. Even now when I receive a package that is scrapbook related he doesn't question it at all. (Which is a very good thing!!)
#6- He takes out the trash which is my least favorite chore
#7- He goes to the Lord with his problems and questions and he waits until he receives answers. I can learn a lot from him in that area.
#8- He loves to serve in the church. I have never heard him murmur once about an assignment he has been given. He serves with a happy heart and truly loves what he does.
#9- Bryan doesn't speak unkindly of anyone. Even when I want to gossip with him or tell him how I feel about someone. He really doesn't want to feed my fire. He sits and listens but does not comment about it 99% of the time.
#10- He doesn't mind driving an old car. I love that about him. Things are not important but people are.
#11- Bryan is very frugal. In the beginning of our marriage I had a huge problem with this but as we have progressed through our marriage it has come to be a true blessing. I know that he is not going to spend our money on something frivolous.
#12- He is very mellow most of the time. We are true opposites in our personality but it suits us. We are a perfect match.
Love you honey!!
Posted by Robyn at 5:49 AM
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Andrew is such a joy in my life. Of course, he has his days, but for the most part he has always been sweet and very attentive. He cannot stand it if I am sad or upset. He likes to give me a back scratch or hug to make me feel better. He is such a boy!!! For Christmas he got his first basketball since our new house has a little basketball court in the front and he has been playing nonstop. I love our little Andrew.
Posted by Robyn at 8:05 AM
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I just finished this book, Fire of the Covenant, today and I bawled like a baby all the way to the last page. I love to read but I especially love to read stories of pioneers. Some of my favorite books include Little House on the Prairie & The Work and the Glory. I have learned so much about the Willie and Martin handcart companies from this book. My eyes are opened and I have an entirely different respect for the Mormon pioneers and all the other pioneers that traveled across the country. As I was reading this book a thought struck me really hard. I don't think I could do it. I would be the one that would die of starvation and the elements because of my constant complaining and murmuring. I only wish I could be as strong as they were. Also, they were willing to give up so much of their material possessions in order to go to Zion. I cannot even imagine their faith. I only hope that if I am ever asked to do something similar that I will do it without hesitation.
Posted by Robyn at 6:00 PM
Friday, January 2, 2009
This post is all about me.......
I hear all the time people say "Oh, you are so crafty". Please don't call me crafty! I'm a bit creative but when I think of crafty I think of making toys out of Popsicle sticks and sawing wood then painting it. I love to scrapbook, make cards, and now I love to make jewelry. I'm creative. :)
I love to learn new things. Right now I am trying to master photography & the piano. I have once heard it said that anyone can do anything and I truly believe it. With enough practice and determination you can accomplish just about anything you put your mind to. I have learned many things in the past 12 years and I look forward to learning many more things.
I'm very sensitive and have a sensitive spirit. Since I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 13 years ago I have made many changes in my life. One of them has been media. I have given up a lot but I have received many blessings in return. My spirit is so sensitive now that if I hear or see a bad word I literally freak out. I just cannot handle any filth in my mind. Some might see that as a flaw or judge me that I am too strict. I just feel that it is preparing me for blessings. :)
Posted by Robyn at 3:48 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
This is Muffin our new little boy Shih tzu. Santa brought him for Christmas and we absolutely love him. We never thought we would get a dog but changed our minds over the past year. It really is like having a new member added to your family. Muffin is our little sweetie pie, baby with a lot of sassy attitude! Fits right in!!