For Christmas this year I thought I’d do something special for my grandmother. Shh!! Don’t tell ūüėÄ ¬†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!! ūüėÄ ¬†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.


Love this picture! IMG_4156

Playing Zombies


Tman being cute


Nap Time



In Arizona

IMG_4302 IMG_4306 IMG_4309 IMG_4311 IMG_4341 IMG_4339 IMG_4346 IMG_4352

Setting up fireworks for the 4th of July

IMG_4358 IMG_4362 IMG_4368

12 inch firework

IMG_4370 IMG_4375 IMG_4376 IMG_4398 IMG_4431 IMG_4438 IMG_4458 IMG_4472 IMG_4478 IMG_4480

Stacey’s Babyshower!!

IMG_4518 IMG_4522 IMG_4524

Staying with Bethanie and Nick for a night

IMG_4593 IMG_4670 IMG_4690

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!!

1497514_10152475348047430_4490375596216422581_n 10155185_10152475347637430_4429583033465054947_n 10299934_10152519163552430_2527774111556911484_n 10365727_10152475348327430_9115638882395726811_n 10371887_10152475347837430_2118463365775791878_n 10384377_10152475348172430_6541864291759985632_n 10384536_10152519163617430_5958205866264743820_n 10386268_10152510821822430_8434641207979209017_n 10409391_10152475347897430_6176195372385645394_n 10436280_10152475347367430_8008853724069104895_n 10441341_10152475347542430_5386472638235384978_n


photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 (1) photo 3 photo 4 photo 5

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!!

So beautiful!!

This past Sunday, as we were on our way to church, it was snowing pretty hard. Usually when it snows this hard they cancel church. We were about 1/2 there when my co-teacher in Nursery called me, and told me that it had been cancelled. We turned around carefully (since the roads weren’t plowed yet), and headed back home. When we got home, the snow was about ankle deep, and Justin made paths and shoveled the snow off the cement. About 1-2 hours later, he had to do it again because it was like he hadn’t done it the first time. Here are a few of the pictures!

1607090_10152214352402430_1064196807_n 1623584_10152214352317430_1601019107_n 1743589_10152214352177430_1542433769_n

This picture is my favorite of all!! I took this out the back door!!


I can’t believe its already February!!

Did January go by fast for you? I know it did for us!!

At the first of the month, Justin’s brother Brandon and his wife Stephanie had their little girl Cecily. ¬†We are so excited for them to have this bundle of joy! We went the night she was born and got to hold her.


We had an awesome month! ¬†I had seen a lot of people do 3D mascara on facebook and I thought I’d give it a try since I have really little eyelashes. ¬†When I first used them, I could see a difference in how they look thicker and darker. ¬†I was pleased with it!

I ordered some makeup remover from Mary Kay and the person I bought it from sent me a sample of a perfume! ¬†Holy Cow!!! LOVED IT!! ¬†I told Justin that if he wanted, he could get that for me for my birthday! ¬†He also liked the smell so it wasn’t hard to persuade him.

Justin and I have also been doing a lot of “DIY” (Do It Yourself) type of stuff. ¬†We’ve done Toothpaste (which is nice because it can get expensive), deodorant (we are still figuring out a good one for me, I either have rashes or itching. ¬†We didn’t realize I had such sensitive skin.) We also do our own Laundry Soap. ¬†My sister Kristen had told me about the recipie she uses. ¬†Her kids have very sensitive skin, and so I thought “it wouldn’t hurt anything, what do I have to lose?” We tried a sample of hers and loved it!! Tonight I taught my mother in law how to make the laundry soap as well!! I think she really enjoyed it :D.


Goodbye 2013!!

Well 2013, I gotta say you were a bittersweet year. I am glad to see you go because I am hoping your friend 2014 will be a better year.¬†Lets have a little review of what happened last year….


Birthday Gifts

My birthday came and went and got some awesome stuff.  Learned how to potty train, ween off the bottle.  It was a fun month.



Justin and I celebrated another Valentines day.  I made cookies with the girls and picture lady bugs.



Justin bought me a new ring. ¬†On my wedding ring, the main diamond bracket keeps coming loose so I don’t wear it. ¬†I have tried to have it fixed, but it came loose again. Justin’s brother and his wife got married!



We got snow this month, and it was nice to go out and play in it with the girls.  We love to go out and play in the snow.



The “why so serious” dog! ¬†At work a robin kept laying her beautiful eggs in the children’s playhouse. ¬†Their parent’s didn’t like that much at all.



We had a tornado near Burlington, it was amazing!!!

“One week after Moore, Oklahoma was ripped in half by a tornado residents of the Big Horn Basin had has a scare of their own when several reports of a funnel cloud tunnel were received by the national weather service and park county sheriff’s department.

Since then there have been water cooler talk of three or more tornadoes on that day. To clear up the air swirling around Monday‚Äôs reported tornado National Weather Service severe weather coordinator Chris Jones” It was a EF0, 25mph and no damage and no one was hurt. ¬†Justin’s grandma called and told us. I was on the phone with my grandma Martin and told her. We went and tried to chase it, but by the time we got halfway down the road the clouds were already going away. ¬†We chased the clouds up to the Mountains.
A few days later we had a HUGE hailstorm that ruined crops and gardens. ¬†Justin’s parents celebrated their 40th Anniversary and were gone for a week. We were blessed because his mom’s garden was spared.



Justin’s cousin Taylor got married in Star Valley, and we made our way there. ¬†When we got to his aunt and uncle’s house there was a Tornado Warning. ¬†We also went camping that month and it was super nice to get out and about.



I made my first batch of homemade salsa!! I was so excited, and it was so fun. I wanted to make more :D. Justin’s birthday was this month. ¬†At the end of August we went down to Utah to see my sister and her family. ¬†It was a lot of fun to catch up and see her two awesome boys.




The people I was babysitting for found a daycare/preschool for the girls and so they didn’t need me anymore. ¬†We got hail bad this month again! ¬†I felt so bad for the farmers. I started doing digital Scrapbooking and feel in love with it.



I decided to take a trip down to Arizona to see my family for a few months.  I wanted to see my grandmother before she passed away.

Gma and Kim 2

This beautiful, amazing, wonderful woman passed away a few days before I could go see her. ¬†I know she didn’t want me to see her the way she was. ¬†I love this lady so very much, she has helped me overcome so much trails. ¬†I got to see some cousins who I haven’t seen in over 15 years. ¬†I was told by my grandfather that I would receive the painting of my grandmother.

Gma Martin


Tempe, Harley, Nellie

We went down to Arizona for Thanksgiving since its been 8 years since we’ve been there. ¬†I’m glad we did because I got to see my grandfather!! ¬†The day we were to leave I got the stomach flu. My parents gave me some anti-nausea meds and some pedialyte. Then my dad and Justin gave me a blessing. ¬†We didn’t leave my parents house as early as we had hoped, but it was okay. I don’t remember the rest of that day at all.

The next morning we got into a car accident. The roads were slick, and we ended up doing a 180 three separate times. During the second one, we hit the median. Luckily no cars were driving the way we were, but there were lots going the other way. We made it home safe and sound. The trailblazer was still driveable, but the insurance company totalled it.  My grandfather let me take the painting home, and it was safe.


Gma, Gpa, Martin

This wonderful, amazing, patient, loving grandfather passed away this month.  He was able to see his beautiful first wife Nadine and his second beautiful wife (who is pictured here) Laree.  I was unable to go to the funeral; I was heartbroken.  I know it was the right decision, and knew they were both okay with me not being able to make it.

Justin’s family came here for Christmas, and we had them here for almost 2 weeks. It was nice! =D

Hopefully this next year will be better!!