Bring on the new year!!

Yes I know this is 3 months late, but better late then never right?!?

January came and went.  I’m starting to think that the months are flying by super fast now.  I’m not the primary chorister anymore.  After a few months of doing it, it didn’t get any easier for me to stand up in front of the kids.  I prayed and prayed for help, I knew He called me there for a reason and I feel bad that my nerves got the  best of me, and after talking to the bishop about it he released me.  But I gotta say I love my new callings!!  They kept me in primary as the 9-11 year olds teacher and the primary activity day leader.  For the activity day there is another lady who is also there that has some really fun ideas for the girls.  I’m excited to see how the year goes.

February came and went just about as fast as January.  We learned that Brandon and Stephanie are pregnant again but with twins!  We are excited for them and know they will do great and that Cecily will be an awesome big sister.  I have been praying out loud, in my heart, mind that I would know that I would be a mother.  I know in my Patriartical blessing it says I will.  After a few days of hearing Brandon and Stephanies news I asked J for a blessing and I got my answer.  “Motherhood is part of the plan He has for you.”  I cried.   I was so thankful for that answer, I was so thankful for Him hearing my crys, hearing my paryers and listening to my heart and answering.  I also know we aren’t the only ones praying for us.  My family is, J’s family is, close friends are.  We feel those prayers and we are so thankful for them.  Those prayers are what gets us through the rough times.   I know without a doubt that I will be a mother, when, I don’t know but I’m not going to worry about it anymore.  I’m going to try to do the best I can to do what the Lord has asked of me, try to be good at my callings, try to be a better wife.  I want the blessings of motherhood, so I’m going to do what I can to get that blessing!

A few weeks ago at Church the bishop got up and said that if every Temple Recommend holder went up to the Temple once a month they would have to build us a new Temple here.   Last week I told J that we needed to go to Billings and he said “to the Temple”.  I was like “uhm, if you want to.” He goes “you don’t have to if you don’t want to.”  I then asked him if he wanted to and without hesitation he said “Yes”.  I knew we needed to go it had been quite awhile since the last time we had gone.  I texted Meredith and asked if she and Cliff would want to go.  She said she would.  That whole week satan worked on me HARD!!  My ear started to hurt again like it was infected, I would get bad headaches, I would get nauseated, my stomach/back hurt.  On top of all that, that week we were busy busy busy!!   Sunday Justin went home teaching to 1 family, Monday we had the Jolly’s over, Tuesday Stephanie and Cecily came over to help me make suckers and dinner for our neighbor, Justin also went home teaching to the other family. Wednesday we were able to rest, Thursday I went over to sister Petersons home to figure out the year for activity days, for dinner we had the Eardly’s over.  Friday they dropped their little dog off so we could watch her for the weekend.  I liked being busy.  I got a blessing Thursday night because I knew I needed to go to the Temple but satan was working overtime on me.  Saturday morning came and I didn’t get much sleep since the dog we are watching was walking around since it was a new place.  I also woke up with a super bad sore throat, but I prayed that it would go away because I knew I needed to go today.  We went to go pick Meredith up and got to the Temple 1 hour early.

I have to say that I’m so glad we went.  While in the Celestial room I remembered something my dad said in a blessing when my grandmother died.  “She will be waiting for you with open arms.” I imagined what it would be like in Heaven.  Everyone dressed in white and hugging each other.  I could see in my mind my grandma with open arms, I got teary eyed.  I’m so glad we went!  All the stresses from that week, all my burdens, all my worries seemed to be gone.  Of course as soon as I stepped out of the Temple I could feel them again, but they were lighter.

I’m ready for this year to get started to see what is in store for us!  Maybe this year we will be a little closer to having our family grow!  We’ll just have to wait and see!!


Christmas, Road trip, Baby blessing, and more…

Its been a crazy few months.  I don’t mind it being crazy!  We learned in November that Stacey and Jace were going to bless their little one the weekend after Christmas.  We tried and tried to think of a way to go down so that way we could be part of it.  But we couldn’t come up with the funds.  We had already made a trip down for the 4th of July and used up most of J’s vacation.  I called my dad to let him know that we wouldn’t make it down.  He asked to talk to Justin and talked to him for awhile, when they got done my dad told me that J had something to tell me.  I hang up the phone with my dad and J goes on to tell me that my parents were willing to pay our way down because it needed to happen.  Everyone needed to be there.  I called Stacey up and told her that we had a change of plans and that we would be able to go.  She was super excited.

Noon on Christmas day we went over to his parents house to open gifts and eat lunch.  It had snowed so much that Brandon and Stephanie (Justin’s brother and sister in law) got snowed in so we were unable to see them and say goodbye to them and Cecily.  We said our goodbyes, came back home packed the car, got Tempe and started our way down to Arizona.  30 minutes after starting to drive it started snowing and it didn’t ever stop until we hit Albuquerque New Mexico.  The roads were horrible going down, but I know without a doubt that we were watched over.  It took us so much longer to get to my parents house but we finally did.  We arrived at 7:30 the following night and we were so done with being in the car, even Tempe (who loves to go for drives) was done.  I’m glad we were able to go down as well because then I was able to give my grandma her scrapbook that I had made.  SHE LOVED IT!!  Even made her and other people cry.

The next day Myself (Kim Korth) and her family came over and we got to hang out with them for a few hours.  I finally got to meet her cute little girls!  We went to lunch and then the duckponds.   After an hour or so we had to go back to my parents house to get ready to go take family pictures.  IMG_5488




Sunday was the baby blessing and we went to the central church where we would always have the Martin Thanksgiving.  It was a beautiful blessing and I’m so glad we were able to make it!

Monday came and we had to leave.  We weren’t ready to be in the car again but Justin had to be back on Wednesday.  The roads weren’t as bad as they were coming back and I’m glad it didn’t take as long to get home.

Help us find our miracle!

As many of you know we are trying to adopt.  We aren’t going through LDS services anymore, but we are still trying to adopt.   We won’t get our name out there unless you help us! SO PLEASE HELP!

We’ve been praying hard and my knees have bruises.  My heart aches to be a mother and to have Justin be a father, he’ll make the best dad!  I see him with our nephews, nieces, cousins and kids that I babysit and I want him to be a father.


For Christmas this year I thought I’d do something special for my grandmother. Shh!! Don’t tell 😀  I wanted to do something for her that was from the heart and that was from everyone.  I’ve been getting into the digital scrap booking and I love it!  I love how much stuff you can get for free!!

So early June I messaged everyone and told them what I was doing and that I’d love for them to send pictures so I can make them all a couple of pages.  Last week we finished printing them and bought a book and sheet protectors and I gotta say I’m super excited about this.  I left extra sheet protectors in there also because I know the family isn’t done growing.


Justin’s grandfather!

A few months ago we learned that Justin’s grandpa had face cancer again, it was hard on everyone.  A week after that Justin’s uncle Mal and cousin Lush came down and got to spend the weekend.  I’m so glad they did because Oct. 31 we lost him.  The funeral was so beautiful and I feel honored that I was able to know him for as long as I did.   Every year he’d grow these beautiful flowers.IMG_5365




Our visit with some family and Arizona

We were so excited to have my mom, Kristen and Stacey be able to come up and stay with us.   They got here June 23 in the evening and I was so excited to see them!  Braxton, Trevon and I went out back so that way they could bring stuff in.  While the boys were playing with the stuffed animals and having fun Kristen told us some exciting news!!! SHE’S PREGNANT! yippy!! 😀  Later that night Kristen noticed that Braxtons eyes were starting to swell up.  J took her to Rons/Shopko to see if they were still open to get some benadryl.  Alas they weren’t so they made a trip to Cody.  We weren’t sure at that point what was doing it to him, we all felt so bad!  The next morning it was worse, I called J’s mom to see what doctor was working and she made an appointment for Braxton.  Thats when we found out he is highly allergic to cats :(, poor kid!  When they got back Kristen, Braxton and Stacey took a nap, I played go fish with Trevon and my mom made me some curtains out of material from my Grandma Martin.  At lunch Justin and his brother Brandon gave Braxton and blessing.  I love having family around!  Kristen traded rooms with my mom so that way the cat wouldn’t go in the room and make it worse.  That night was hard for him and her.    Kristen told Michael and he said “Come home now!”, I wanted to be selfish and have them stay longer because I was having fun with them visiting.  But watching my nephew trying to breathe was hard on me.  They left that morning and it was hard to see them go!

We were so blessed to be able to come down to Arizona and spend a 1 1/2 week with my family.  We left home on the 2nd and got to my parents house midmorning on the 3rd.  That night we went out as a family to eat at Casa its a family favorite! When my mom called to make a reservation we all counted 19 people, of course we didn’t have everyone here we were missing Nick and Maverick.  The next day we all got ready to go to Bylas to shoot off fireworks.  While playing a dice game with Trevon, Brooklyn, Zack and Meghan we hear screaming.  We learned that a little girl was attacked by bee’s, she was lucky she didn’t get stung.  My dad and Jordan was shooing them away while Meghan’s sister picked the little girl up went away from the bee’s.  My dad left go to and set up for another show, I asked him if he’d like some help since he was the only one doing that show, he said no that I needed to be with family.  We had to cover all the fireworks because there was a nasty wind that came through and it was spitting a little.  I went to go help with that since they needed more hands.  After we got all of them covered I went to go help with dinner and helped pass around the sandwiches.  All the kids seemed to be having fun!

Nick came up to where all of us girls were (except Meghan’s sister) and said that the show wouldn’t be at 8:30 it was pushed back till 9.  The firework show was amazing, I’m always happy when I can see all the hard work, dedication going into setting up a show and then seeing them being lit up.

Saturday we had a baby shower for Stacey, the decorations, food, company, games was all so amazing and fun.
Sunday Bethanie, and Kristen and their families left since Kristen had to be in Mesa that night for a family reunion.
Monday morning Stacey and Jace left.
Wednesday J and I drove up to Mesa to hang with them before we left.  We got there and Bethanie, Kristen and Brooklyn were painting Brooklyns room.  I loved it! I wish I got a picture of it all being done but alas I didn’t.
Thursday we were gonna leave early in the morning so that way we could see our cousin who we hadn’t seen in years.  But I had noticed my eyes were started to swell up and so I had to wait till J and Nick got back from fishing to see if they had any medicine I could take.  When they got back around 5:30am I had J look at it and ask Nick if they had any medicine, he came and looked at it he then asked what I did.  I told him I didn’t know, but then I remembered I used some Aveeno make up remover the Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.  I now know I can’t use anything Aveeno :(.  He gave me some benadryl and tylenol.  I was out till I heard the boys up a few hours later.  I felt bad for only staying 1 night.  J looked at me and said “take a nap, we aren’t going anywhere anytime soon”.  It was nice because we both got to spend more time with the everyone.  We weren’t able to see my cousin this trip but I’m hoping that the next time we go down (or I go down) we are able to see her.
Friday we did laundry and were able to go out to lunch with my mom and a really good friend of mind.  This was J’s first time joining us, I was happy he came along!  That night we took my parents and Jordan and Meghan out for dinner which was nice to be able to say goodbye to them.
Saturday we packed up our car and started driving.  That night we would be stopping in Lovell to stay at a friends house for some rest.  We didn’t get there till 4:30 am but we did get there without any accidents so that was a plus!  We woke up around 9-9:30, had breakfast and got to catch up with them since it had been 2 years since we last saw them.  I was so glad that we were able to do that!
We got home Sunday night around 7pm.  It was so nice to be able to sleep in our own bed and in our nice cool house!
All in all I think it was a good trip, yes there was a few hiccups along the way but other then that it was a good trip.

Trevon and Braxton playing outside :D.IMG_4131

Hugs for mommy! IMG_4137

Playing Go Fish with aunt KimmieIMG_4144

Mom making curtains for our kitchen.


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Playing Zombies


Tman being cute


Nap Time



In Arizona

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Setting up fireworks for the 4th of July

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12 inch firework

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Stacey’s Babyshower!!

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Staying with Bethanie and Nick for a night

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Our Home 2!

Its been really nice having our own place now.  I can’t believe its been almost 1 month since we moved in.  We met our neighbors (J already knew 1 of them because she used to work at the bank where he works).  The other neighbor we try to go walking whenever we can.  There is a big park a few blocks away from our home and a walkway behind it that goes from one end of town to the other (a total of 4 miles + walking home).  We finally got internet today and so I’m taking full advantage of it before I start cleaning for our company this week.  I have noticed a big change in Cali since we moved in, she is happier! She purrs more.  Tempe isn’t used to living in town yet haha, so every little thing she barks at.

My mom, Kristen and her two little boys, Stacey and peanut (the cute baby boy in her tummy) are coming today to visit till Friday. We will be spending the 4th of July with my family!  I’m super excited because we haven’t done a 4th of July with my family since Jordan and Meghan were dating.  We are so super excited to have company!

Here is more pictures!!

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House Hunting!!!!

Justin and I have been house hunting for a few years. While I was working we were thinking of building one, but that plan stopped when I wasn’t working anymore.  We’ve been praying for awhile that we’d find a house that would fit our needs.  We saw one that had a beautiful yard and a fenced in back yard also :D. On March 7th we went to Utah to see some of my family since they were driving up to my sisters house (will be another post).  It was such a good weekend away!
When we got back Justin called the realtor to see if we could go look at the house, but she said the man isn’t going to be selling it anymore.  So back to square one.   A few days later Justin emailed me a house that was just put up on the market, but I didn’t even want to look at it because it didn’t have what I wanted.  While talking to my Mom, Grandma Robinson, praying, Justin, and his parents I realized that I needed to go look at it.  We got an appointment to go look at the house. Before I left to go look at it, I prayed that if this was the right house for us, Justin, his parents, and I would feel it.  There is a covered porch, kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom upstairs, family room, bedroom and 3/4 bathroom (shower, toilet and sink) downstairs.   When we left we all felt it was nice and that we should move forward to see what we could do to purchase it.

We made an offer on the house and then they made a counteroffer that same night.  We are now in the process of waiting 60 days :D.

Valentines weekend!!

This Valentine’s day I thought it would be nice to surprise Justin with staying the weekend in Billings and eating at Red Lobster. I’m not generally a sea food person, but I do love certain kinds. I had to tell him my idea so it wasn’t as much of a surprise as I wanted, but it was close enough. Then we decided that since we were going to purchase a car, we needed to save some money and stay in Cody instead of Billings. Friday night we went to a Japanese restaurant and waited in line for 20-30 minutes. After dinner we went to see “The Lego Movie”. It was funny! After that we went to the hotel and crashed since we were both so tired!

In the morning Justin and I went out and looked at the first car we were thinking of buying. We liked what we saw. Next we went to Powell to look at another car, but it had already been sold. We left, said a little prayer, and we both felt that we should buy the first one we looked at.

Subaru Forester!




We finally purchased our very first car (instead of hand-me-downs)!! Justin and I knew that the Malibu that we have won’t last much longer. We know that we have been and still are being blessed that the Malibu has lasted so long. We’ve had it for 7-8 years, and my parents had it for a few years before they gave it to us.

After we purchased it, Justin and I drove home and dropped it off. We played with Tempe for about an hour and then went back to Cody. After dinner we went shopping and then went to Wyogurt!!