Thursday, July 22, 2010

Playing in the BIG Sand Box!

The Robertson's just got back from playing in the St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho. We spent one day at Crater's of the Moon National Park, and then cruised over (four hours) to see The Toblers. Brenda thought they were only an hour away from St. Anthony. Ha ha ha! That's like saying St. George is only an hour away from Pleasant Grove. Anyway, it was a good mistake because we would've never seen them at their home if we really knew what kind of drive we were in for.

Here is Whitney on her 90. She is so dang good. It made me cry to see how independent she can be on a 4-wheeler now. I remember having an anxiety attack when Hayley got on her 70 when she was five years old. Now, look at Hayley--she's on a 200 and Whitney is cruising around on a 90.

Even though it was windy, all the kiddos put on their goggles and headed out to make sand castles. They even managed to dig a tunnel under one of their castles. We camped with the Christensens and the Leruds. It was very fun.

Here are Hayley and Whitney playing on a "comandeered" tractor in the campground. Whitney loved this thing. Look close and you will see the pink teddy bear riding next to Whitney. She never goes anywhere without a furry friend.

Here's a way cool tree on top of a volcano in Crater's of the Moon National Park. It was so windy I almost lost my hat. We hiked through lava tube caves and saw miles of old, hardened lava. Cool park to see if you are over in that area.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We Found the Pause Button!

It's been a long time since I've updated my blog. We got sucked into the summer vortex of swimming pools and junk food. Then school started and life has been progressing at break-neck speed since then.

Then, fall break hit and brought everything to a crashing halt--thank heavens. We headed to the Sand Dunes for some much needed R&R (rest and riding). I spent some serious bonding time with my 4-wheeler. Raymond even taught me how to jump; what a rush!!!

The weather was perfect. The company (our friends the Wiggins, Pearts, and Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) was pleasant. The food was exceptional. The stars were amazing. It was a little piece of heaven in a gigantic sand pit.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Southern California

Here are some pictures from our Southern Cali trip. It was so much fun. We spent two full weeks playing in every theme park in the area, plus we visited the beach and played in Vegas on the way there and back. I have more pictures posted in facebook if you're interested. I'm grateful I have a job that allows me to take off for long periods of time in the summer and play with my kids. These are some good memories.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stop the Birthdays!

I don't really hate birthdays. I think they are great. But my girls have just turned 9 and 5. They are no longer babies, toddlers, or anything of the sort. Whitney will be in kindergarten and Hayley will be in 4th grade. This is just too much for my little brain to handle. I've moved on to a new stage in life, but I'm not sure how to handle it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thank heaven for little girls

I love this picture of Hayley and Whitney dancing. I feel so blessed to have two little princesses in my family. They are the love of my life.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crazy Mom Moment

This is Whitney making snow angels--in April. But that's not the crazy moment. The crazy moment came the next day when I turned in Whitney's kindergarten registration papers. It seems so crazy that she is this old. What happened to my chubby little baby who couldn't roll over because she was shaped like Buddah?
It use to be that after work my life was full of playing with a little baby and supervising a very active toddler. Now, it is not uncommon for both my daughters to want to go play at a friend's house when I come home from work. So, I find myself in an interesting position: alone. What do I do with myself? I know many of you are thinking: Miriam, you are crazy. You take a nap, read a book, do something you want to do. But, I find myself completely at a loss. I'm not sure how to feel about my girls not needing me every second of every day. It's a very strange, somewhat uncomfortable feeling. I'm sure it will be divine once I adjust. It's just really crazy right now.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bragging Rights

February 19, 2009: Today, Raymond received the "Spirit of Peace" award at Pleasant Grove High School. We've been celebrating Freedom Week and the student body chooses Pleasant Grove citizens to honor as part of their assembly. They choose people who use their lives to serve their community. Raymond received his award with Senator Orrin Hatch! Needless to say, this was a very proud moment for me. Who would've thought he would share a stage and receive the same award as Senator Hatch? So, although the hours are lousy and Raymond has to put up with the "scum" of the earth, I am proud that he is a police officer. It is a very noble and selfless job, and I think he does a pretty good darn job at it.

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