Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Mikes sister and her husband came down from Alaska so we got to hang out with them quite a bit. We're secretly (or not so secretly) hoping that they will move closer to us! Christmas Eve day we went desert romping with our friends Chase and Bethany. The weather was perfect and there was even some mud. Then for dinner we ate pizza with the Grubbs clan. We read Luke 2 and went off to see the Christmas lights. This is an absolutely terrible picture of everyone in it... but it's the only one I have so... deal with it! Jamie and Dave are magically see-through and everyone else looks scared or painfully uncomfortable! Oh how I love the awkward picture!
After we saw the lights with the Grubbs we went straight to my parents house. This year we decided to not do Christmas morning because there is just too much to do on Christmas day. So all the Robinsons gathered at my parents and did gift exchange with each other. It's so fun to see people open up gifts. My mom got my dad a kiack (spelling?) and the nieces and nephew loved it. They put all of their new toys on the front of it and just sat in it the whole night. So cute.
Christmas morning came and Mike woke me up at 6:30 because he couldn't sleep anymore. hahahahha what a little kid. We opened our gifts from each other a played around with them. Mike is so good at gift giving! And I am so good at gift getting! I got so much new kitchen stuff! A magic bullet and electronic can opener from Mikey, a wheat mill and wheat from mi madre, pampered chef stuff and a stinkin adorable homemade apron from my sister in law jessica, and a matching apron and pot holder from my in-laws. SHEESH! Good thing I love to cook! I'm excited to try the things I haven't already used! Anyway after our gift opening and eating our very own Christmas cereal, I busted out my brand new beach cruiser scooter, and Mike busted out is old pink razor and we scootered on over to my parents. We hung out there for a little bit and scootered on home. Then we went to my in-laws and guess what we did.... MORE gift exchange! Mike and Dave set up my father-in-laws brand new sound system and it sounds amazing.
We ate Christmas lunch/dinner with the Grubbs and then went to my Grandmas. We used to all go over to her house but the family has gotten so big that we can't all fit, so she does Christmas lunch at her church building. This year was especially fun I thought. It's always good to see family that we don't get to see as often as we used to.
One of my favorite traditions-- Every year, every family on my moms side makes a paper with kind of a sum up of their year. Then Grandma Jean makes copies, enough for everyone and we all get to take a little book home, and read and look at pictures from everyones year.
Santa comes every year to scare all the kids. Why is it that kids are always scared of Santa??? Who knows but it's hilarious.
These are a few random pictures from the holiday break... Don't mind my double chin.
Brenly is the most precious thing. I love to hold her when she is sleeping.
My favorite things about Christmas--
Family, family, family
Picking out gifts that you know someone will love, and watching them open them.
No work for 2 weeks
Remembering the birth of Jesus Christ.
Already counting down the days until next Christmas!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Today I was cleaning out my old bag and I started remembering all the good times we had together. I was a little sad to clean her out and put her in my closet.
I remember when I bought her. I found the bag when I was shopping with Bethany. Mike and I were engaged, and the wedding was getting closer. Mike called me and asked what I was up to and I told him I just bought a new bag. He was disappointed that I was spending money. It was the first time I felt like our finances were combining, along with the rest of our lives.
All of my make up and other wedding supplies were in this bag on my wedding day.
I took it on our honeymoon.
I started working at Burke with this bag.
I took it on all of our trips: California, California, The cabin and Hawaii.
It has held my camera to document all of our good times.
I have hidden small Christmas and birthday gifts in the zip up side pocket, like Mikes ipod.
Yesterday I wore it to my grandmas Christmas party and Rhett looks at my new bag and says in a confused way, "Esther, where's your old purse??" My four-year-old nephew doesn't remember a time before I wore that purse.
We have had so many good memories. We were inseparable.
While telling Mike all these bittersweet thoughts I started crying. Bawling. WTF??? This purse signifies engagement and wedding and the beginning of our marriage. It has been so good, I don't want to say goodbye to it!
Heres to you old bag-- We shared many good times. I will always look back on you fondly.
And heres to you new bag-- I can't wait for what we will experience together.
Also you are beautiful.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
A few weeks ago we got family pictures done with mi familia. So we decided to get some pictures of just us before. I'm so excited about how they turned out. Pictures done by the talented Hillary Porter.
This next one is my favorite
This is my family. The originals. We are one big happy family when the nieces and nephews are there but when they aren't this is what happens... Nathan and Ben still love each other at least.
We are all reunited and happy again.
I feel like I should explain this last one.. but a picture is worth a thousand words right?
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Mike has always loved romping the variety of trucks he has had. His latest is no exception. Saturday night we went with some friends to a raceway park and did some pretty intense mud romp. This was my first time romping.
What??? How have you dated and married Mike Grubbs and NEVER been romping??
I don't know either.
Actually I do. I get scared. Then I close my eyes and whimper. "Mikkkkke slow down we're gonna crassshhh."
Then he says, "You are lame, I'm never taking you romping again."
I say, "Okay. Take me home now."
This time I braved the romp.
This is us after all the excitement and adventure! Also, Chase and Beth have the most ADORABLE little baby boy but he slept in the car most of the time. I want to have him but they won't give him to me.
Completely off topic but... deep fried snickers from the state fair... amazing.
Here is a video of us in Mikes truck. Beth and I sounded like banshees laughing and screaming in the back seat. It was awesome.
First romping trip for me: SUCCESS
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Who knew I could find so much joy out of the simple act of image searching "toilet"??
This picture was the second one that poped up.
I think somebody got tired of telling men to put the toilet seat down.
I don't even know what to say about this one...
I also learned a little bit of history about the toilet. I clicked on a picture of a normal looking potty. It was attached to an article entitled, "Thomas Crapper's toilet revolution".
Meet Thomas Crapper.
Let me tell you a little bit about him. It is a common misconception that Thomas Crapper invented the water closet. It was actually invented by John Harrington in 1596, but Mr. Crapper is responsible for increasing the popularity of the toilet and developing related inventions.
Whaaa?? Seriously people. I found this article like 7 seconds after finding the picture of face toilet. The internet is like entertainment gold.