Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dress up

Olivia wanted to play dress up. So I let her pick out her own outfit and this is what she came up with.

She'd make me put these slippers on just so she could take them off again. Then she'd start feaking out if I didn't get them on her feet fast enough, can we say high maintenance!

And then sweet Alina came in the room and all was well.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bee's Game

We went to the Bee's game with the whole Egan clan, even Matthew and Melinda came from Ogden. We go every year and the best part is it's free, with free food. My mom's work sponsors it every year.

The kids got to go on a train ride and play on a bounce house. They had waaay to much soda and treats. This was the first year Austin was too old to play with the kids. He stayed and watched the whole game. Our boy is growing up too fast!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pucker Up!

Livvy likes to pucker up.

So she can give kisses like this.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


There are a few things in my life that seem impossible. Like keeping the kitchen floor and my closet clean. But the thing that seems the most impossible is keeping Alina and Olivia clean.

Seriously, do you see what I'm talking about?!? Impossible!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Baking time

Alina has been having a rough time lately. She's been feeling left out and sad. So I decided to have her help me make some homemade pretzels. She was so excited. Olivia decided she needed to help too. She kept sneaking the dough from Alina.

And Alina sure does know how to get messy (see previous post)!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

24th of July Floats

We took the kids to see the floats at the South Towne Expo Center. It was great because it was free to get in and they had free face painting. Plus you didn't have to swelter in the heat at the actual parade. The kids even got to vote for their favorite float.

We forgot to take the camera so I had to take one when we got home of the awesome face painting they got. Alina was not happy that she was still awake.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Olivia and pony tails.

This cute little girl will finally let me......

.....put a pony tail in her hair. It doesn't last long, but it's sure cute while it does.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

4th of July

These 3 adorable girls let me do their hair "crazy" for the 4th. We had fun coming up with new ideas. And my good friend Michelle made them matching hair bows for the day.

Olivia can only handle a pony tail, much more and she'll lose patience.

Alina's is my favorite. We can do this hairstyle for every occasion.

Greta went for the crazy fire cracker twists and it looks so cute on her.

Here is Olivia happy being outside with her family and getting all the attention in the world.

Here we are at the Riverton park where we went on rides, played on the playground and had lots of yummy treats. We love this tradition with my family every year. The only thing missing was Matthew and Melinda. They moved to Ogden this last week. We sure miss them.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Unwavering Faith

I've recently read two books that have changed my thinking about life. It's changed how my faith works. Crazy thing is I've always known this. I've applied the same principles all my life but didn't understand what I was doing.

When Cameron and I lived in Idaho I was unhappy. We were poor, living pay check to pay check with nothing left over to ever do anything fun. I wanted a change, I needed a change. My sister told me to make a vision board, I did just that. I listed the dollar amount I wanted put up a picture of the the kind of home I wanted to live in, and I believed it would happen. I knew it would happen. I had NO doubts. I also studied faith like crazy in the scriptures, and I learned a lot.

A couple of weeks after I made my vision board Cameron came home from work and I knew the second I saw him he had been laid off. I wasn't even nervous or scared. I KNEW we would be okay.

A couple of weeks before this Cameron and I both felt prompted to start applying to jobs back in Utah. We didn't know why, we just KNEW we should. Cameron was laid off on a Tuesday. He already had two interviews set up in Utah for Friday of the same week.

Cameron went into that interview knowing he would get the job on the spot, and he did. The dollar amount was $10,000 less than what we wanted, but still more than we had ever made before. We were okay with it though because we had given a time limit of making a certain amount by the end of the year, and it was only May. And we were grateful for this job.

The job was hard and frustrating. We didn't have a good feeling about it, but it did get us back to Utah where we wanted to be. The job was also with a home builder so we thought that maybe this was how we were going to get our dream home. Things didn't happen that way at all. Cameron once again felt like he should start looking again. We did and on December 10th he started his new job making $10,000 more than what we had stated on our vision board. That's $20,000 more a year from his previous job.

On Christmas Eve we finally sold our home in Idaho and moved into our house in Eagle Mountain. As we were unpacking our boxes I found our vision board. Here is a picture of what we wanted our house to look like.

And here is a picture of our home now.

We got our home by applying simple principles of faith. By actually believing it, not just asking, but believing and being grateful before we even received it. We got $10,000 more a year than we wanted. It works. I just wish I hadn't forgotten these principles when Cameron was laid off again last November. It's okay though because now I know exactly what to do and my vision board is made and I'm grateful for this trial. My spirituality has grown like crazy and my children will learn all of this at a young age.

And now I want to be like this special woman.

She's on my vision board to help me become a better person, a better mother. And to always remember that everything comes from God. We accomplish nothing on our own. And all of our gratitude goes to our Heavenly Father for his bounteous blessings. And the Robinson family is going to be greatly blessed, just wait and see.