Friday, March 27, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Look how cool blog awards





I received a "Look How Cool Blog" Award from Sugar (thanks a million chica!). I'm supposed to pass it on to 8 more "cool blogs". Stop by to find out why I picked these... (in no paticular order)








Now, you guys snag your award tag, put it on your side bar, & pass it on to 8 more!
Hugs & Love, Robyn

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Recipe for Happiness! One we should all follow everyday

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I love this recipe!

2 cups friendship
4 cups love
2 cups forgiveness
3 cups loyalty
3 spoons tenderness
5 spoons hope
6 quarts faith
2 barrels laughter

Take friendship and love and mix with tenderness. Blend thoroughly with loyalty. Add hope and faith. Sprinkle with forgiveness. Serve daily with abundant laughter!

This recipe is in a family cook book made by everyone in my grandma's family.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pics part 3

Where the red tape is to the window will be Ray's new bedroom. The wall will be angled so it will come out 2 feet on each side and the be angled where the door will go. She will end up with a really decent sized room
Just random pics

Master bathroom which is going to be repainted also


Our poor, poor bedroom. This is temporary! When we moved a few years ago we got rid of our whole bedroom set. So we will have to just make due for now until I get a new one
I think I will actually be making a really cool headboard and just buying the nightstands, and dressers

This was my grandma's cedar chest. It is about 70 years old and still in perfect shape! I store sheets and some old doilies and napkins and crocheted napkins she made in it.

Well that is it for tonight! I will share more as we get more done.

Pics part 2

Stuff, stuff and more stuff everywhere I will probably end up getting rid of
Pictures waiting to get hung taking up the hallway

Ray's bedroom, until we finish the downstairs room for her



She used this mirror I won at community bingo and shelf to put in her closet for in the mornings getting ready for school. Cool idea ;)




My lense REALLY needs to be cleaned I see by all the spots in the pictures lol


More piles of stuff. We have boxes upon boxes of toys! It was like Christmas for Josh unpacking

See what an unfinished bathroom turns into??
No walls yet downstairs so I hung these laundry pictures on beams lol. But they are all to cute so I cannot wait until there are walls

Pics part 1



Whew they got it upstairs ;)


The BEAST! lol


I think I told you guys I really want to start finding cheap cool furniture and redoing it. I bought this little stand at a garage sale years ago for like 3 dollars and repainted it.


Ne see your doll in the corner with the rest ;)


Here is what we were so lucky to get 2 days after we moved in!



Updating and lots of pics coming in a few parts

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Hi everyone it feels like forever since I have wrote an actual entry here! We found a house about an hour out of the cities that puts me in a much more comfortable spot financially! Because we are an hour out of the cities it is significantly cheaper to live here. The house is newer, it was built in 2005.

But it is significantly smaller than anything I have ever lived in. Only because the basement is completely unfinished still. The first thing that will be done down here is to add a 4th bedroom for my daughter because the two bedrooms upstairs are pretty small. Our master bedroom is decent sized though. The house is nice it really is. It is just an adjustment! Especially going from living in a city with 80,000 people to a city with 9000! We have moved to the country Ya'll! lol

We moved in two seperate times. First move was taking all we had in corporate and what we could fit into a 26 foot Uhaul. We brought that all here and sort of bare boned it for a week and a half. Then this last week we rented yet another 26 foot Uhaul and paid a couple guys to meet us almost 2 hours away at our storage again to empty out the remaining stuff. We filled two 26 foot Uhauls both times!

Being in corporate for a few years really made me appreciate uncluttered spaces. I have been overwhelmed going through all of our own stuff again! I am going through it all and keeping what really means the most to me and making a sell on Craigslist pile, a garage sale pile, and a donate pile! I am getting rid of a TON of stuff. So it is all a work in progress. I will share what pictures I have in a couple entries so that they load faster. We have a 400 pound 69 inch big screen TV that is the biggest pain in my ass! The guys we hired to help us load the Uhaul and one buddy of my hunnies got it moved into the Uhaul pretty easy. Then here at our new house my brother and his buddy met my hunny and his buddy here and getting it in here was not as easy! I pity ANYONE that has to move it. I will not move it again. It will be sold and whoever buys it will be moving it lol. I took some pics of them moving it in also.

I am painting the bathroom in the hallway upstairs so I won't share any pictures of that until the room is all set up the way I want it to look. We do have a great yard here, a great deck off the kitchen, a park right in our backyard so we will never have backyard neighbors. It is all coming together, but like I said this is a change of pace for me. It has been a work in progress and there is still SO much to do!

My daughter has been a trooper and really pitched in and helped out even as far as carrying stuff like a grown man lol. She has started school and went from a school she had one classroom all day with 2600 hundred kids for 5th & 6th grade into a middle school with 7 classes a day and only 800 kids. BIG changes for her, but she is loving it. The kids have all been really nice and helpful to her.

Friday night I dropped her off to meet a bunch of kids at the roller skating rink and she fell really hard. So I went and got her a little early. She came home and we iced her wrist and elbow, and gave her some Ibruprofen. Nothing was helping and around midnight she was just crying her eyes out because it hurt her so much. So hubby and I took her to the SMALLEST hospital I have ever been in ever lmao about 15 minutes from us and they did Xrays. She sprained her wrist and elbow. So she is wearing a splint and sling for the week. Thank goodness she didn't fracture anything or break anything! I was freaking out about her going skating because I did that at her age and remember clearly what went on at the rinks while we were all there lol! She is a good kid and I do trust her though!

Josh will be starting school but it truly is a long process to get him enrolled and put into the proper programs. He will be going to a city aways Special Ed Co-op is what they call it. Two of his teacher's from his old school are actually coming up here on Thursday morning to help with the transition. Ray was in school for one week and now both the kids have spring break all this week.

As usual I have so much more I could write about but should wrap this up and upload some photo's. I am going to split it up into part 1, 2 and 3. I am terribly behind on everyone's blogs! I will try to catch up. I do not know if Donna has went in for her surgery yet but I want her to know she is in my thoughts and prayers!! Missie you also, I sure hope your knee surgery recovery is going good! Chrissie & Ne I know you two have been sick and really hope your both on the mend! Chris you to hun! LJ I haven't seen a alert in my emails for any posting from you but want you to know I always am thinking of you to and hope your doing well! Sug, I know I have some sort of an award to pick up from your blog and will get there and want to thank you in advance for whatever it is!! I hope your doing ok also! Alvia I hope your having a great week. OK so bottom line, I love you all and have you on my mind even when I am not able to be around for long periods of times ;)

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Hugs, Robyn

Celebrate Life new tag

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Sharing a crockpot reciepe




Crockpot Ham & Scalloped Potatoes


1 1/2 cup diced ham
8 potatoes sliced
1 onion sliced
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 can cream of celery soup or cream of mushroom soup (I usually use one full can of mushroom and a half a can of celery)
Paprika


Layer using 1/2 the ham, potatoes and onions in the crockpot

Sprinkle with salt & pepper

Add all the cheese
Layer remaining half

Spoon soup over the top of it all

Sprinkle with paprika

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4 hours (personally all day tastes better to me :)

This fills a 3 quart crockpot



Let me know what you think if you try it ;) We love it in our house!