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Sunday, December 28, 2008

I've been tagged...

Here is a list of different things people have done in their lives. Everything I've done on this list will be bold.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower

6.Given more than you can afford to charity
7.Been to Disneyland
8.Climbed a mountain (how far do you have to climb to make it count?)
9.Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14.Taught yourself an art from scratch (does food art count?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20.Slept on an overnight train
21.Had a pillow fight
22.Hitch hiked
23.Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24.Built a snow fort
25.Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (grandparents count?)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (not well, but I learned some...)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (thanks Kev!)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung Karaoke (all too well)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (and ripped my pj's climbing over a fence)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (in Hawaii and I saw some really cool fish)
52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (Do my family's childhood endeavors at cinema count?)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (Kenny was a great teacher that day)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (I think I ate more then I sold)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (yuck! It was slimy and salty)
72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (when I was little)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (I was outside, but I didn't get up early enough to go with Ann and Meg and I am ok with that)

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Audra McDonald)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Wow, I really haven't done too much. Not that I haven't done things in my life, but some of the things on the list sound really fun. I should try saving someones life, that doesn't sound too hard, right?

Oh, and I don't have many people to tag so if you happen to read this blog and want to be tagged then you are it!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Let it SNOW!

Well, dispite my lack of enthusiasm for snow, being from Central California, I was so proud of myself for having a first in my life this week. I shoveled snow for the very first time in my life! It might sound crazy to people who have lived where it has snowed their whole lives, but I have never lived where it snows enough to shovel and then when I moved here I always lived in a condo complex where they shovle for you. Jeff was going to have to go out in the dark and do the whole thing himself so I offered to come and help even though I had no idea what I was doing. He went out and bought another shovel and gloves for me to use. I finally got the hang of it after a few failed attempts at throwing the snow.

We had a great time working side by side to make our home a great place to live. I still don't like snow or shoveling it, but I do have to say that I loved working with my husband and made our home look great.

I love how the toung shows how hard I am working.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

We FINALLY decorated for Christmas. I was sad because we had been so busy and sick, so we haden't gotten around to getting a tree and decorations. Jeff, the amazing husband that he is, decided that we would make sure we would get decorations on Saturday. We went to Target and found a really nice pre-lit tree and some ornaments. I even found some cute boots! I have been searching for cute boots that will keep me warm in the snow and have (until Saturday) come up short. Jeff tried to convince me that no such boots existed, but I was victorious.

I was so excited to get the boots I just had to wear them while we decorated. We put up the tree and then I put up the garland while Jeff put hangers on the glass balls.

I was so happy to have the lights twinkling in our home. It really helped me to have the Christmas spirit and I am SO excited to spend Christmas with Jeff. As gooey as it might sound, spending time with Jeff will be the best part of all.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wedding Pics!

Here you go. These are just a few of the pics that I liked from the wedding day. We have more but I can't put them ALL up.

We came out and stood for the people.

These are the people.

The Wright Siblings (some of them)

The Stockett Siblings

It was a little windy.

It was a great day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Well, Jeff and I had a low key holiday. As a teacher Halloween is not my favorite holiday. The crazy children sort of ruin it for me. I did have fun dispite my lack of enthusiasm.
We spent the start of the night by going to dinner and a movie with Jeff's brother, Zack, and Zack's girlfriend, Delta.

We came back to the house for some dessert I had made ealier that day.
I made a fun graveyard cake using dry ice. (thanks for the idea Ann!)

This is me holding the cake. It is not a great pic but I wanted to show that I was super proud of it!

Then naturally we played with the dry ice by putting it is such things as apple juce and milk. (the milk was sort of gross)

We had a good time and hope to do it again soon.

By the way, for those of you who are disapointed that I didn't put up wedding pics, stay tuned, they should be up soon. (hopefully)

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Well, I could write about the honeymoon, but Jeff already did a great job. Here is the link to his blog. I will just add that it was the perfect vactation for us, and Jeff knows me so well that everything was just amazing.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wedding Update!

Planning and Preparing for a Wedding!

I thought that with my simplistic attitude planning a wedding for October 11th would be simple. Well, I was slightly mistaken. There are so many little details with timelines that you don’t really think about until someone says “so what will you wear to the luncheon?” and I think to myself “I guess that is another trip to the department store after a full day of work.” I am amazed at how long things take me to do. I haven’t finished sending the invitations or gotten a dress to wear to the luncheon and a few other important things like writing sub plans for when I am gone from work. CRAZY I tell you!

Ok, so this is a little bit of a downer entry and I realize that I am not even close to being the only person to feel this way, but it was nice to get it out of the way so I could write about the great things that have been happening through all the stress (and now Mono for those of you who haven’t heard).

Jeff! That is what has happened through it all. He has been my hero (gag for those who don’t like sap and you might just want to stop here just in case you can’t stand anymore). He has stuffed envelopes, dealt with an exhausted and now sick fiancĂ©, gone to the post office and given me hugs and held me when I cry. I am feeling so blessed for the stress of wedding planning (even crazier, I know) because it has given me the chance to be grateful for a man who will take up responsibilities that I would normally feel like they were mine, but now I can share them and not feel so overwhelmed. Jeff has shown me true service and love in the past few months and I know that will carry on into out marriage. I am so EXCITED for October 11th to come (with or without a new dress) .

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happily Ever After

So the evening started with Jeff bringing me a beautiful bunch of roses!
We hiked up to our special meadow for a picnic dinner of sandwiches and grapes.
Jeff then suggested a walk through the medow. On the walk we happend upon a rose with a note attached. We kept walking and there was another rose and note in the grass. This happend six times all together before we went back to the picnic area.

At this point Jeff said that he had another surprise and told me to sit down on a log and close my eyes. He set a present in my lap. I opened it and it was a book telling the story of how we started met and started dating.

At the end the book ended in the meadow with a picture of Jeff proposing in the exact spot that we were in.
I of course started crying and I am not sure if I said yes or not but Jeff put the ring on my finger and took the crying as a yes.

We are now happily engaged and will now spend the next few months planning for our October wedding!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

California Girl!

I had the best trip home I could have asked for. It is always so great to go home and be with my family. I also have the opertunity to finally have Mom and Dad meet Jeff. We had such a good time with all the activities of the week. We went to the community theater production of The Music Man. Jeff and I also went to the beach. There were a few other activites as well.

We took Jeff to Grants Grove to show him the giant readwood trees.

Most important of all was that I went through the Temple for the first time. It was a beautiful and amazing experience. I was so happy to have so many people there will me. It was so nice and I will always remember how good I felt.

Well, It was warm but I just am always so amazed at how comfortable I feel when I go home. It is one of the best places I can go.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Memory Tag

I got this from Ann's blog!

1.  Leave a comment of a memory of ME!

2. Put these instructions on your blog so I can visit you and leave a memory I have of you.

Ok, the instructions may be short but my computer is acting weird so I can't copy and past and I didn't feel like typing it manually.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I'm home!

I have been so torn for the last two weeks.  I loved Hawaii and I REALLY missed Jeff.  Well, at least I survived and I now have Jeff back and a lot of beautiful memories of AMAZING Hawaii.  Here are just a few of the beautiful things I saw.

This is my favorite picture that I took and it was from the deck of where we stayed the first week.
This is me looking oh so cute at the PCC!
I love my FAMILY!  That was the best part of the trip, being with everyone.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I am a Nerd!

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of Robyn Noel Wright, her continuing mission to explore all realms of nerdiness. To seek out new nerdy friend and places of nerdiness. To boldly go where many have gone before.

OK, so the other day when I was explaining an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation to someone I had to stop and think about how nerdy I was sounding. I loved watching that show with the fam. Star Trek has some fond family memories attached to it. I think one of my favorite episodes was the one when they are stuck in the time loop. Dr. Crusher was on top of that one. What was your fav?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I admit it...

I am now officially admitting that I, Robyn Noel Wright, have a boyfriend. Yup, that is all I have to say about that.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I will forever be a shoe-aholic. I was just going to go into the store and have fun trying on shoes. Then it happened. Something takes over by body and it tells me that I need more shoes. It always seems to go for the impractical shoe too. Anyway I slipped these lovely little ones on and I couldn't help myself. GOOD NEWS! They were only $10.00. I very well couldn't pass that up. Now I can pretend to be a ballerina when ever I want. Happiness is a new cute pair of shoes!

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

I love Easter! It is one of my favorite holidays because it gets my family together and we have AMAZING food. Ken was a genius again with his fabulous shashlick (sp?).

Another great part about Easter is I bought myself a happy Easter dress that matches my favorite shoes. It can't get much better then that.

OK, so it is also a wonderful time for reflection and gratitude, and I am always grateful for that time to help me focus on what is truly important in my life. Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I have survived!

I made it through parent teacher conferences this week. I had to meet with 27 sets of parents of the course of two days. To say the least I am GLAD that this week is over.

Monday, February 25, 2008


OK, so Saturday one of my friends had a birthday party. Now that sounds fun doesn't it? Well, this was no ordinary party. This friend has a love for triathlons and exercising. She decided that she would have a spin class for her party (she also did karaoke later and I dominated that!). I thought it would be fun to try it but as soon as I sat on that little seat I knew I was in trouble. My sit bones are still bruised today! My muscles were not too soar but I couldn't sit very well and I am only just now starting to recover. My friends all tell me that I just have to keep going and I will get use to it. I'm not too sure about that, but I am planning on going back to the gym. I have to get ready for my summer trip to Hawaii!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It use to be so simple!

I had mom send me some of my baby pictures and I was thinking about how much simpler life seemed when I was little. Today I have been thinking about grading, taxes, car rentals, ward activities and other assorted grown up tasks. I think I would like to just go back to the day when I could put on a sweat band, chew on some pens and not have a care in the world. I guess I will just be have to be happy with the cute pictures and be glad that I have become at least a little more independent.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Look!

Hey, a thanks goes out to Ann for finding a fun site that helped me get out of this crazy slump I have been in (since I have never changed the background since I started this blog). I think this background suits me a little better.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Book Tag!

Thanks Ann for the tag. I am reading a really cool book called "The house of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer and even though it is taking me forever to get through it, due to lack of time, I am really enjoying it.

Well, here is the 5th (pluse) sentence on page 123.
Matt didn't know where to begin.
"If you say you're sorry; she'll forgive you," Celia said. "She's a good kid."
"I did apologize," Matt managed to say.
"And she wouldn't accept it. Well, that happends sometimes. Sometimes we have to grovel to show we really mean it."

Ok so that is more than three sentences but I thought that it would be a little more interesting with the extra words. Also, I would tag but I don't know anyone else who hasn't been tagged already. Happy reading!

Monday, January 28, 2008


Have I ever mentioned how snow is REALLY not my favorite! It took me an hour to drive home today and I was afraid for my life the whole time, and it wasn't even snowing very much by the time I finally got out of work. I have decided that I may not live in the snow for more than another year and that might be pushing it.

Maybe I should end this on a positive note before you all think that I am a complaining fool. I do have to say that it was an answer to a prayer that the blizzard didn't start until after I got to work this morning and that the snow stopped just before I needed to drive home. I can say that at least the storm had good timing.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


I always thought that having things is alphabetical order was silly. Well with my new outlook on life I find it slightly handy. I don't have everything in my room alphabetized but I at lest got my (very few) movies in order. It is a start and I only have a few more days before I can officially say that I have made cleaning a habit. I even vacuumed and dusted my room. Just a little at a time and I will be a lean, mean, cleaning machine!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Clean Room and a Freash Start

I have made a new goal for the year 2008. Since I have moved into my new condo I decided to become organized and keep my room clean. Some might say that in the past I have been a little on the disorganized, cluttered, and messy side. I have so far made it 9 days without leaving clothes or papers out of place. The room is not perfect (it is kinda small) but with Megan's help everything has a home (aren't you proud of me Ann). But seriously, it feels really nice to have a clean room and to start learning a new habbit of cleaning up as I go so I don't ever let my messes get out of hand. I hopefully have turned over a new leaf and will be known as "the tidy one" from now on!