Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Finally a chill in the air!!!

It's begining to feel a lot like Christmas! We went to Lani's Christmas concert last night, they did a lovely job. The twins got the giggles through the it. Which gave me a little bit of the giggles through it. They have very infection laughter. But I straightened up and played Mom.

Tonight was the Young Women's in Excellence program. Lani's value was integrity... she told about the spiritual thought slips she made for the year and about her 14 hours of volunteer time at the city library.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

School SMHOOL!

Feeling a bit distgruntled that after all these years of schooling it seems like there is so much more left to do. Each transfer doesn't want to accept the other credits.. blah blah blah. Get tiresome. I have so many classes that can't be used for anything... BUT I guess i have lots of great information! HA.. I keep hoping there will come a time that i will be able to use them. We shall see. I will keep plugging away and see if Leelani graduates college before me.

Thankful log Day 13- I am grateful for the blessings, gifts and talents that my Heavenly Father has so abundantly given me.

Thankful log Day 12- I am thankful for my Robinson family. I am grateful for all the gifts and lessons they have instilled me with and the fun active life we led growing up. They have alwasy been so very talented and supportive. I don't get to see them very often but they have left a stamp on my life. I am appreciate of my father who never said "we can't do that". But who always said, "You know what else would be cool!" Then had the wits and creativity to make is happen.

Thankful log Day 11- I am thankful for all the selfless men and women of the armed forces, emergency services, all law enforcement officers / agencies and organizations as well as security forces that help to keep us safe.

Thankful log Day 10- I am thankful for washing machines and dryers. I can't imagine how long i would spend doing my families laundry wihtout them. I guarantee we would not have as many clothes to our name if i had to do them all by hand.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Had a lesson on Gratitude for FHE

Last night for Family Home Evening we talked about Gratitude. First of all, Anthony actually remembered that President Monson's talk was on Gratitued... I was floored and so proud of him. We all shared ways we can show gratitude and each kid wrote down 5 things they are grateful for and drew pictures. I have to say... Mom, Dad and Hot Chocolate made the same list. I have been letting them have hot chocolate at least once a day. It was a big hit!

Thankful Log Day 9- I am grateful and truly blessed by the wonderful Carlisle Family I have married into. I am so glad we spent our first 7 years living in MT getting to know them and feel a part of them. I am amazed time ang again at the generosity they pour out to the world! We are very proud of you all!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas is coming....

Christmas is on it's way. I am trying to get hints of realistic things I can get the kids. It felt like I had started to gather things earlier... but apparently not that many things. HA I know time is clicking along so fast. It seems like just last week i was complaining about how summer was here... now here we are less than 50 days away from CHRISTMAS!!! UGH...

I have friends all ready planning the BLACK FRIDAY strategies. I just don't know how it is all going to come along this year. We shall see. I think it might be fun to do an all homemade decoration tree this year. There are enough of us that the ornaments would fill up fast.

Thankful Log Day 8- I am thankful for church youth leaders, school teachers and all positive mentors who help teach our children how to be faithful, positive and productive members of society and show them they are loved outside the home. Thank you for being part of "Our Village"

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thankfullness Count Down!

Over on Facebook, we have been posting things we are thankful for everyday as a countdown to Thanksgiving day. I thought i needed to bring them here as well.

Thankful log Day 1: Thankfull for the song Ninety and Nine by Michael McLean. Ever since hearing it a few weeks ago at the Time of For Women, i have been so touched by it. We always hear songs about our Savior out looking for the lost souls... We rarely hear a song written just for those of us who try day after day and follows the Savior with all our flaws.

Thankful log Day 2: Thankful for modern technology and that i don't have to build a fire every day to cook or make my own flour or gather my own eggs. I am greatful for grocery stores and all the modern conveinances we have.

Thankful log Day 3: My kids are growing older and smarter at a normal rate. They are getting big dreams and starting to have goals for their futures! Coincidentally this makes them ask for more and more expensive things at Christmas time.

Thankful log Day 4: I am thankful for lovely energetic children that actually want to talk to me. Hopefully we can work it out so it is not all at the same time. That gets hard.

Thankful log Day 5: Love it when my children are happy in the mornings and for one on one time with sick kids. Very important when we have higher numbers... everyone needs it!

Thankful log Day 6:
Grateful for the gorgeous FALL weather we are having and the fantastic world GOD has created.

Thankful log Day 7: I am greatful for a wonderful loving husband; who makes me laugh, cry and want to hit him... Sometimes all at the same time. He is an amazing father, husband and my perfect match. I thank God every day for bringing us together!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Frenzy!

Fall is in the air... just noticed I have not updated this since April!!! WOW Time Flies!
School is progressing ever so fast, the kids are growing too. Leelani has been working hard in cross country. I got to go to the Time Out For WOmen this year. It was great fun!

Bill and I are both back in school this semester.. Busy times.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Twins LUAU Birthday

Aloha Cousin!!! This was my favorite creation that made me laugh all the way to the check out counter when i thought of it. I was tickled and it turned out even better than i imagined. The kids LOVED IT! They are those cheap little HUGS drink with straws and umbrellas. Then they just kept refilling them with lemondae when they were done. IT was great!
JR appeased me by looking refreshed with his daughters drink...

The Lovely Nichole...

The comedian Kaiyla...

THey were a bit excited when it came to present time...

But they had a great time...
Mahalo Friends!!!