Monday, December 29, 2008

Joy to the World!

Dan and I have a wonderful Christmas. We visited my parents down in Kaysville. My brother, Kellen, who lives in Florida was also able to spend the holidays with us. It was great to spend time with the family, eat great food, and take in the holiday season. We spend alot of time in the basement playing ping pong and box hockey.
Although Dan and I were not very good to start with, we got better the more we played. My parents much play ping pong a lot because there were awesome!! Dan and I played them and they beat us within 5 minutes!!

On Christmas Eve my parents took us to the "Body Worlds" exhibit in Salt Lake City.
Kellen was a little apprehensive, the entire exhibit is on the human body. If you haven't heard about it, you should look it up. It was pretty cool.
Christmas Eve my parents did their famous smoked ham and turkey. SO YUMMY!! Kellen thought Mookie felt a little left out so he invited him to the table. Never has a dog been more spoiled.
After dinner Kellen let me and Dan open the gift he bought for us. He had given us the Office DVD Board Game. We spent the rest of the night laughing and having a great time. Although Dan, Kellen, and I have seen EVERY Office episode, Mom won (She has only seen one episode). We think she is the most like Dwight so that is why she got all of the questions right. Here is a picture of our game pieces.
Kellen- Creed, Me- Pam, Dan- Jim, Dad- Toby, and Mom- Dwight (of course!)
The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast. Dan's sister, Becca, had made us some wonderful cinnomon rolls and we ate some more of our Christmas Eve ham. Dan was very thoughtful with the gifts he bought for me. He bought me a pink cover for my phone, a massage, and a Beatles book I have been wanting. I am so lucky to have such a thoughtful husband.
We wanted to take a family picture while we were all together for the holidays, but never got around to it. We has to improvise and use the self timer on the camera to get a picture of us. I don't think it turned out too bad!
Dan had to work the Friday after Christmas so unfortunately we had to leave Christmas night. We had such a great time with my family. I loved being able to see Kellen. I miss him so much now that he lives in Florida. I am lucky that my parents only live a couple of hours away, so we get to see them on a regular basis.
After leaving my parents we had a great time with the Robison's. Becca's fiance came to visit so the whole family was together. We had a great time decorating cookies with the little girls. I made a gingerbread girl to look like Kenzie. The little girls had a great time and we ended up with some really creative cookies!
Becca and Nick joined in on the fun- it so great to see Becca to happy!!
Christina and Jan won the award for the best looking cookies.
All in all we had a great Christmas holiday. We are so thankful for our wonderful families and the time we were able to share with each of them. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and I love him more and more each day.
The Robison's

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let it Snow!!!

Betsy and I decided to take some pictures in the snow!!
1st attempt using the timer didn't work so well!!
We love snow!!
Pole Dancer..... :)
Best Friends!!
I love snow!!!
One of our many attempts to get the perfect jumping picture!
Jumping for JOY!! (It took about 50 tries to get this picture!)
"All you need is love"

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Hello Hello!!
Well not much has changed in the Robison household. Dan and I have completely moved into our house and really are starting to make it our home. I have this new found obsession with the Beatles (Dan couldn't be happier) so I decided to create a Beatles room in our house. Dan has all these awesome posters and we are going to frame them and put in our new reading room (Pictures soon to come). Dan also convinced me to bring "Beatlemania" to our living room as well. We took one of the nicer photos and put it in a pretty frame.
Now we have nothing on our walls but Ringo, John, George, and Paul- I LOVE IT!
Also new and exciting, I am going to be starting a new job soon. I found a job with an insurance company down in Idaho Falls. I am really excited but I am sad to leave Melaleuca. I have been training my new replacement the past couple of days and I know she will do a great job. I am sad to leave all the friends I have made with such a wonderful company, but I am excited for a new challenge. Dan even mentioned with the new job, he might even buy me a new car- HURRAY!!!!!! So now on my Christmas wish list: a new cell phone, a dishwasher, and a new car.... lets see if he can deliver!! :)
All in all things are going well. We are very excited to announce we are have new Brother-in-law joining the family. Dan's sister, Becca, met this wonderful guy and he proposed just this week! We were able to spend some time with Nick over Thanksgiving and we are overjoyed about him joining the family.
Hope all is well with you-

Here are some pictures of the house.... it's still a work in progress!
My next project- our bedroom!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hello Again!

I have not updated my blog in quite awhile! A lot has happened over the last few weeks. Dan is now working for Alltel. He is doing a great job and really enjoying himself. Last week Dan left for a 6 day training is Montana. I missed him terribly but the nice thing about living in Idaho Falls is I can take my mind off things with all the shopping I have available to me :).
2 weeks ago Dan, Rob and I headed to a cabin out in the middle of no where! I was a little nervous about the trip because this time we were packing all of our gear on the four wheelers.

I am a bit of a princess when it comes to camping, and I was not sure if I would survive the weekend. I kept a positive attitude and the closer we got to the cabin the more excited I became. Things were going great until I saw this.....
The sign is saying "No Four wheelers"- which means, we will have a mile to the cabin but we cannot take the four wheelers any further. Both four wheelers are packed to the max and it was starting to get dark. We decided to pack what we could to the cabin, all of us trying to keep a positive attitude! Dan and I were first to reach the cabin and to our surprise- it is occupied!!!!! There were 2 elk hunters who have been staying in the cabin for the past week. They were not sure if we were going to show up so they decided to settle in for the night. Fortunately they had a camp set up near by, so we did not have to share the cabin with them. The hunters told us that the morning before there was a grizzly bear in the fire pit!!! After that story we were too scared to go outside and sit by the fire, so we were in for the night.

The next morning we woke up early and ate a wonderful pancake breakfast. Rob always makes sure we have a hot breakfast whenever we go camping.

After breakfast we explored a little bit and then decided to head back to the four wheelers. We were pretty bummed that we could not ride the four wheelers around the cabin. Dan and Rob found some really cool trails on the map- but they were useless to us without the four wheelers. Although the trip did not go according to plan, we had a pretty good time. If nothing else the cabin had a beautiful view.... :)
I always like to have reading material when we go on our trips. It wouldn't be camping without an US magazine! :)

Rob found other ways to entertain himself (The whiskey was left by the previous occupents. They also left this wonderful wig)

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Murphys!

A couple of weeks ago Dan and I went down to Kaysville, Utah to visit my parents. They just moved from Georgia to Utah. Their new house is so nice and my mom has done a great job decorating!! It is so wonderful to have my parents close by. This last weekend they came up to Idaho to help us finish remodeling our basement. I felt bad putting them to work but my parents were happy to help. I also love being able to see Mookie. He's the best dog in the world- I keep telling Dan when we finally get a dog we are going to name him Mookie Jr.
Here are some pictures from our trip to Kaysville

Mookie and I riding the Wiggle!

Watching The Office with my dad- he's loving it!
I love my Mama!!

Dan and I up in the canyons

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Oh Edward....

So I finally finished the Twilight saga- thank goodness. I laughed, I cried, and now more than ever I believe in "happily ever after". I will forever love Edward Cullen, but at least now I know Bella deserves him.....
Okay- back to reality!! Dan is very excited I finished the books. Little did he know when I started reading the Twilight books, Edward would consume my thoughts.

Dan, you have your wife back, and yes- I am glad I married you and not Edward Cullen!

Good luck Bella and Edward- see you in the movies!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Home

For those of you who don't know, Dan and I recently moved to Idaho Falls. The house was originally an investment property, but when things went south, Dan and I decided to move into it. It has been tons of fun living down there in our own house and being able to experience a new city. Dan loves to go metal detecting in the evenings while I read the newest book in the Twilight saga. We don't have internet at the moment so I am only able to check email on the weekends when we come back to Rexburg. I hope to have pictures of our new house up soon- until them hope all is well with you!!
We love you all!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

I decided to surprise Dan for our special day. I reserved a theme suite at a local hotel, Destination's Inn. He had no idea- Dan thought we were going to a work party for the evening. We drove 30 minutes to Idaho Falls, and we finally got to the hotel.
Dan had NO idea what was going on until we actually walked into the hotel and went to the front desk. We stayed in the New York suite. It was awesome!!!! Our room was ready for use with sparkling cider on ice and cheesecake (Yum!) Dan and I took advantage of the steam showers and jet tub. We then spend the evening eating Quizno's and watching movies. It was so wonderful to get away together and enjoy each other's company. Here are some pictures of our room. The hotel was wonderful and Dan was so surprised!

The next morning Chris and Scott met us in Idaho Falls and we went down to Lagoon together!
We had a great time with them!!

Dan and Chris were troopers and made it through most of the day. Once they could not stop their heads from spinning, Scott and I went and finished off the day by going on rides over and over again.

Next time you go to Lagoon, take a chiropractor with you.
Chris and I got adjusted by Scott after a few too many jerks of the neck. Dan's favorite part of the day is when I was pulverized in bumper cars- after he made sure I was okay he could not stop laughing!

All in all it was a wonderful anniversary! I could not have asked for a more wonderful husband!
1 year down, eternity left to go. I can't wait!

Demolition Derby

I know, it's been forever since I have blogged- so I am going to do a little back dating. About 3 weeks ago Dan and I went on a date to the Demolition Derby!We had such a great time! This was my first demolition derby and I couldn't believe how cool it was!! I keep trying to talk Dan into letting me enter our car into the derby, but he keeps telling me "no"- (what a party pooper). Anyways, I took some pictures to document the destruction.

What a good looking guy!