Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Friday, November 6, 2009
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Monday, October 12, 2009
The trip we have all been waiting for finally happend! Jeff wisked me away on a secret anniversery weekend to celebrate our first year of marrige together. He has had his sneeky face on for quite a while and , as you might imagine, I was ready to find out what we were going to be doing.
We left at about 4pm on Friday and started driving south. This eliminated a few places and narrowed it down to about two options. We talked and laughed about what we had been doing a year ago while Jeff kept a tight lid on where we were going.
Finally, I was getting pretty hungry, so I asked if we were going to be eating soon or should I have some more snacks. He said it wouldn't be much longer which made me think. We started driving though Ceder City and was almost though the town when Jeff pulled off on the last exit. In my head I was thinking, "Hum, I have never been to Ceder City this will be new." I was excited and ready to begin the trip, and I was starving. Jeff had found an old Ma and Pop type steak house where all the locals were coming in and the workers asked where we were from. It was such a friendly place and the food was GOOD.
After dinner we were off to the place we would be staying. Jeff turned back the way we had come and then before I knew it we were back on the freeway. "What!?" "I never said we were staying in Ceder City," Jeff smirks to me. This is when I shout my guess, "We are going to Saint George! We are going to Tuacahnn!" Jeff told me that I was right and that we would be seeing one of my favorite plays, Aida.
Saturday was a bit of an adventure. First, I had told Jeff to find something that he wanted to do on the trip, so he chose to see a "boy movie". Well, it took us driving around for quite a while to finally find the movie theater, but we did find an AMAZING Mongolian BBQ by accident. That was some good food!
The next morning it was time to check out and go home. Sunday was our actual anniversery so we thought it would be a good idea to stop by the Saint George Temple on our way out of town to remind us of the special promises we made only a year ago.
On the drive home there was more laughing about the events of last year (how I had to get up so much earlier then Jeff did!) and our favorite memories. We stopped in a park to each lunch, but then finished off the drive home.
Posted by Robyn at 5:45 PM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wow, has it really been that long since I last blogged. Oops! Well, I have had my hands full for a little while with my job and all the new changes that have happend in the school district this year. Well, I just wanted to give all my MILLIONS of readers a heads up for a great new post that is comming this weekend. It happens to be a special weekend.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It is a little hard to see the hair style, but you get the idea.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
My parents are back in town to visit. My brother and sister-in-law just had their third child (Ella Jane Wright) the day before Jeff and I went to Hawaii (so sorry I didn't write about her birth), so my parents are out being Grandparents. My brother is also in the play Singing in the Rain at the Hale Center Theater, Orem, so they are also being supportive parents.
Well, being the only child with a spare room they are staying with us for a couple of days and I LOVE it! Not only do I get spoiled and I get to spend time with them, my parents are so HANDY! I always have a few projects that I want to get done while they are here. My dad and I have a great time bonding at Lowe's or Home Depot and my mom and I often look though the fabric at Joanne's. Here are some of the things we have gotten done this week:
Recovered my kitchen chairs. They were stained (before I moved in) and I couldn't get them clean (or at least to look like they were clean)
And, as always, we are still slowly repairing the hole in the wall. The plaster needs to be thicker then we thought so it takes a couple of layers so they will dry.
I am still working on re caulking the downstairs sink and a few other things here and there. My parents are wonderful to have around and I like learning how to take care of a house. Soon I will be able to install and repaire all sorts of stuff on my own. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Posted by Robyn at 4:13 PM
Friday, July 3, 2009
Here are just a few things that I love about Hawaii.
The beautiful scenery. I love that at just about any point on the trip I could have pulled out the camera and taken a lovely picture of the landscape. The colors, trees, flowers and plants are so beautiful . This picture was just taken as I was sitting at one of the shows at the PCC.
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
Happy Daddy's day dad. You are the best dad I could have ever asked for. I love all the memories and the lessons taught. I thank you for helping me become the person I am today. Also, thanks for all the help with the house, I didn't know that was part of the deal!
Posted by Robyn at 3:44 PM
Monday, June 8, 2009
This was given to me by one of my students on the last day of school and she had all of the kids sign it (on the back). This was one of many cute gifts I recieved.
Well, another school year has come and gone. I have felt that this year I was able to be a better teacher then I ever have been before because I had the time to track my students progress more then I have in the past. I also has an amazing group of kids. They were smart, creative, and always knew how to make me laugh. I think this is the first year I have been truly sad to see my class move on to third grade.
On a different note, I took full advantage of the beginning of my Summer holiday by meeting my sister Megan for lunch and a pedicure. I love getting pedicures because I get to relax and have cute toe nails when I am done. This time I even went with a design. It is a little hard to see all the details in the picture. Anyway, I have lots of plans for this "break" in my life and most of the plans have something to do with cleaning, organizing, or repairing the house and yard so wish me luck. Should be fun!
Sorry if feet gross you out.
Posted by Robyn at 2:27 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2009
BABYSITTING! Addie and Ian came over to play a few weeks ago so Sarah and Kenny could find some room to breath. We went outside in the backyard and they played in the grass while I BBQ some chicken for dinner. Well, Ian put a little soccer ball in his shirt and then said that he looked like mommy (My sister-in-law is pregnant). It was so funny I ran for the camera. Addie, of course, had to get in on the action too. We had a great night full of snuggles and laughs.
Posted by Robyn at 12:52 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Well, not only am I excited about being able to cook upstairs again, I went online to check if my Praxis PLT test scores were up. Now, there is another part to this process which will make my excitement for checking my scores mean a lot more in the story….
On March 14th I took the last test I will need to get my level 2 license to be a teacher (more pay, not as many people looking over my shoulder, etc.). When I went into the room I wasn’t all the way sure what to expect. I had tried to get some practice things online but they either didn’t work or they cost money, so I was in for a surprise. The test had 25 multiple choice questions, 4 case studies which each had three questions and those questions had two parts each. I was to answer the case studies using short answer essays. It doesn’t sound so bad right? Well, try doing it in TWO HOURS! That was it! I was writing so fast I thought my fingers were going to fall off. My brain was spinning trying to think and write at the same time, and forget having time to read through the case study. I panicked half way though when I realized there was no way I was going to be able to answer all the questions. My last essay I wrote said “draw more” (it was a response to how to help a child with visual/ spatial learning).
When I came out of the test I was FURIOUS! I couldn’t believe they would give a test where there was not enough time to think or process information to a teacher who it trying to prove that she can give GOOD assessments. They were testing how fast I could read and write. I will just say that there were a lot a tears and Jeff had to give me lots of hugs (and do a little math to find out the probability of me passing).
Well, it has been over four weeks and I saw my test scores and I PASSED! There were more tears, but these were happy tears that were full for relief. I can still be a teacher, the only job I would ever want to have. I love my students and would be sad if I couldn’t teach any more.
Saturdays are a great day!
Posted by Robyn at 3:52 PM
Monday, March 30, 2009
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Monday, February 16, 2009
So, once again Jeff has proved that he is the best husband in the world! For Valentine's Day he had a whole list of things to make it the best day ever.
1. On Friday he came home with a bunch of red roses. (all the guys at work made a special Friday trip to Costco for all their wives)
2. On Saturday he made me breakfast (now this is normal, but it is still SUPER nice every time he does it)
3. That night he took me on a date that took me back to all the best dates we had while we were dating. Such as...
Going to Los Hermanos for dinner
Taking me to the playhouse we went on the night he told me that he liked me (we both decided that the thought was what mattered and that we were both too tired to sit through a whole play)
A trip to Target (that was the same date as the play) to buy a new something, and I chose to get some new snuggly pajamas.
4. Before we watched the movie Jeff hid a box of chocolate and a note in my blanket (this is from the date that I started to fall in love with Jeff). I have to admit that the note made me cry.
Jeff and I have had a lot of fun over the past year and I am excited to see what other surprises await us!
Posted by Robyn at 3:37 PM
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
So I was thinking that it was about time I updated my blog. Well, then I said to myself, "Self, what shall I post on my blog for the world to read?" I thought and thought when I looked next to my computer, and low and behold an old CD of pictures was sitting there winking at me. So here are some fun pics from my old days (ok so it was only about 3 1/2 years ago).
And me when I was working for a kids summer program (man I was tan!).
I was in the play "Fiddler on the Roof" where I played the oldest daughter.
Ok, so this was a little more then 4 years ago, but it was just too cute not to put up. I loved our hot tub! Thanks to the older siblings who did all the work!
Well, thanks for walking down memory lane with me for a bit.
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