Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Baby Robinson 3/09!

Just an update on Baby Robinson. I got an excited call from my brother today! He told me that they saw one strong healthy baby on the ultrasound, with a heartbeat of 122 beats per min.!! Adrien and Robbie were very excited to share their happy news. They are even gonna send me an email of the ultrasound, so I can get a peek at my new niece or nephew! Technology, you gotta love it!So One more Congratulations to Robbie and Adrien!! I love you both and I could not be happier for you!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Home Again Jiggity Jig!

Today is the day after getting home from vacation. Yuk! Yesterday, I was able to bask in the memories of fun, sun and good food. Today, I have to UNPACK..All I can say is Ugh.. I have to unload the car, and bring everything in the house. This is the worst part of a vacation, not only am I coming down from my holiday, but I have to put all the stuff back.
Once again, I over packed. I don't know where half of this stuff should go. I brought way too many of those, and took too many of these. I have no room in my closets to store any of this stuff, because I bought things before the trip and loaded it directly into my car. I don't know what is clean or dirty, because the kids packed everything together. I have parts to this game, and not enough pieces to that one. My car has so much food and wrappers in it, it looks like its own 7-11. If anyone needs a souvenir, I could scoop out some sand from our back seat and put it in a jar. I think the fishing polls have some left over squid bate on the hooks,(that's what that smell was the whole ride home, so I guess Nolan was telling the truth, he wasn't farting!),I have kids crying about what they think they left, what they can't find, and what they brought that isn't theirs. I am tired, cranky and right about now I wish I was sitting on the beach, watching the waves, and soaking up the sun!Oh I love vacations, but coming home is the pitts. I think I will go lay down, after all there is always tomorrow. Its not like I am going on vacation or anything!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Life's A Beach!

So this is my first blog,post beach vacation! Wow-what a great time we had, and lots of memories made this year!
First,I want to start by giving a BIG THANK YOU, to Robbie and Adrien! What a treat they have given us once again! To be able to spend a week plus, at St.George Island , in a mansion on the beach, ain't too shabby! Every year our house seems to get bigger and better! But, its so much more than the house itself. Thanks for every year taking time to schedule this vacation, researching the house, and then making us all commit to spending one glorious week together making memories that will last a life time. I know as for our family, we would never be able to do this year after year without your generosity, so KUDOS to you both, you two are the best.
Second, I want to Congratulate Robbie, Adrien and Baby Robbie, on the new addition/additions to their family! That's right, Adrien is pregnant and due in March! And if that news isn't exciting enough, we will all find out Tuesday the 21st if there will be more than one Robinson coming into the world!! I don't know if this world can handle more than one Robinson at a time, but it better get ready. Congratulations! Adrien , if I forgot to mention it, you look absolutely beautiful, with your mama glow! FYI, I am already looking for tickets to Seattle, for the delivery ! There will be much more blogs on the upcoming birth of the newest member of our family!
Thirdly, my sister Vik got engaged to her boyfriend George, bended knee and all ! I want to wish you both a long happy marriage. May your marriage bring you lots of joy, laughter and love. I am happy for you both. Best of luck, on your upcoming nuptials.Congrats!
There were so many new memories that were made this year! We still continued with our traditions of jet skiing, scootering, eating at Boss Oyster, fishing(BTW I caught a shark!), and of course last, but certainly not least, KARAOKE!
It really was a great time, and as I sit here writing this, I realize how fast time goes. I am sad that it is over, that another year has gone. I look forward to the next time, and will treasure the memories in my heart forever. After all Life's a beach!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Still Beach Side

I am still at the beach-Glorious!! the weather is great and my two children are little brown berries! Last week was with my family, and then I was invited to stay with Adrien's family this week. They had an extra room, so it took about a nano-second to say "YES". Although this week will be shorter, because I will need to get home soon.Anyway, Having a great extended vacation.When I get back I will need to seriously get back into tri-training! I am sure it will be hard the first few days, sweating out the sugar, cuban coffee, shrimp and dozens and dozens of oysters I have been eating!.So this is just a quick post to let you know that I have not drifted off to sea, or been eaten by jaws! I am just still here in St. George Island, enjoying a few more lazy days, with some die hard gin rummy players! Having a great, relaxing time:)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Let Freedom Ring!

"People demand freedom of speech
as a compensation for
the freedom of thought
which they seldom use."
- Soren Kierkegaard

"There are two freedoms -
the false, where a man is free to do what he likes;
the true, where he is free to do what he ought."
- Charles Kingsley

"Freedom is not procured
by a full enjoyment of what is desired,
but by controlling the desire."
- Epictetus

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights. ~Felix Frankfurter

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves
be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
You, my brothers, were called to be free."
-Galatians 5: 1, NIV

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Wally-6 weeks old
Now I rememebr why I wanted him, I was just wondering.

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Road Trip!

In Lieu of getting ready for our family road trip vacation, I found some cool websites to help with mapping out our road trip. I don't know how our parents traveled without the Internet! Before we leave, I always feel a little bit like the Griswold's in National Lampoon's Family Vacation.
Going on a long road trip in your car, with children, will test your patients and your marriage! Between the endless, "Are we there yet?", "I gotta pee!" , "He/she is touching me", and the "I'm hungry", and then you add on the $4.25, gas prices, it is no wonder so many people continue with this yearly tradition, but I keep reminding myself through it all priceless memories are being made!
So, for those of you who are brave enough to venture into the world of car traveling with your children here are a few tips that will not help, but worth trying.
1. Bring snacks(they will still want McDonald's)
2.Bring movies(they will fight over which one to watch)
3.Go to the bathroom before you leave(within 10 min's of the trip they will have to go pee again)
4.Bring games(someone will cheat)
5.Bring electronic games(they will run out of battery's)
6.Bring extra batteries
7.Bring their music headsets(they will play them way to loud)
8.Bring a map for hubby( you will still miss the exit)
9. Bring blanket/pillow(someone will be too hot or too cold!)
10.Bring Tylenol(your gonna need it!)

So, I will see you on the road, I will glance over and look into the chaos that is going on in your car, and we can lock eyes for a moment, and think, what the hell were we thinking?, as we turn around and scream that age old adage, we swore we would NEVER say when we had kids, "Do you want me to stop this car?because I will!!!!!, knowing full well you won't, you will then turn back around, give a hint of a smile to your husband, both of you feeling a little bit of self satisfaction, a ting bit happy, because with all the stuff that goes into a family road trip, you
know without a doubt, IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!



Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Hell must have froze over-here are my signs
1. I have nothing to write about
2.I have nothing to talk about
3.Bob really is excited about family vacation
4. My mother hugged me yesterday, AND
5.she said I love you , I am proud of you
6.I ran for 30 mins and didn't die.
7.My daughter cleaned her bathroom, and scrubbed the toilet w/out being asked.
8.My son wiped his own butt
9.Grass is actually growing in my front yard
10.my brother has not called me this morning!

well, hopefully after my beach vacation, it will have thawed enough for me to write a new post!