...... my life began!
Today is Kip and I's 5 year dating anniversary, I know isn't it crazy that we remember it? These past 5 years have seemed to just FLY BY SO FAST!!! In some ways I can not believe it has already been 5 whole years and in other ways I feel like I have been with Kip FOREVER!! I truly feel like my life began when I meet Kip. I feel like he brings out my full potential that I had been kinda holding back my entire life. He totally completes me and I would like to feel and say that I do the same for him. We have done SO MANY THINGS these past 5 years, I would just like to go down memory lane a bit.
The day we started dating was absolutely PERFECT, I do not think I have ever been on a cooler date in my entire life. It was a day jam packed full of fun and surprises! At the time this was our situation, I had meet Kip on a blind date up in Provo, Utah (where I was living at the time) the beginning of May 04', we went on 1 date and apparently totally hit it off because we instantly found a way to get one another's phone numbers and began talking almost daily. 2 weeks after our date I moved back down to San Diego where I grew up and moved in with my parents. My sister was randomly living in Corona with roommates which happened to be where Kip lived, like a mile away from my sis! I came up to visit Kip and my sister like 2 days after I moved back home with my parents (since he was a big huge reason I was moving home in the first place). We hung out I think 2 times before this date on May 29th 2004. Kip picked me up and told me to dress for a warm day and wear a bathing suit. As we were headed to the mystery location Kip suggested that I move up to Corona so we could "hang out" more, we still had not established at this point by any physical contact or anything that we were actually INTERESTED in one another. I was for sure interested in him as more than a friend but was not quite sure where he was at yet, I sould have known but I was protecting the heart. This was an indication on how the day would go...... I was getting excited......He took me down to Newport Beach and we rented sea kayaks and kayaked all over the place, it was so much fun. I had never been on a kayak before that so it was a totally new experience for me. We ended up finding a place that had all those water blow up toys that you can play on, I am sure they were for some party or something but we decided to take total advantage and play on them. It was so cool, again another first for him and I! After we finished playing on the blow up water toys and finished kayaking we headed down to Balboa Beach to meet up with some friends of Kip's for a double date. His friend Michael Thompson was dating a girl and we all meet up with our long board skate boards and cruised ALL OVER the beach! We had so much fun! We ended up at one point parking the guys trucks in a Subway parking lot with the radio blasting and just road skate boards all over the parking lot for quite a while, hung out in the back of the truck and just chilled. We also saw a limo in the parking lot waiting for a prom to get out and we asked if we could take a tour of the limo. This was the first limo I had ever been in, super cool! After the parking lot fun we "street walked" all over Balboa Beach (ask Kip what street walking is, he is good at it)! Once it got dark we ditched Michael and his woman and headed home for some more fun ahead. I had no idea what Kipper had planned for the whole day but he was not disappointing! On our way back to his parents house he decided he was going to go for it and hold my hand....FINALLY!!!..... well he grabbed it in the car and held it for I swear 2 seconds and then let go and never grabbed it back..... I was SO CONFUSED!!! I had only heald 1 other boy's hand in my entire life and took hand holding very seriously and was so ready to hold his but did not know what he was thinking??? OK so no hands held the rest of the way home but the car ride was still comfortable. We got to his parents house just for a brief change of clothing into some warmer attire and grabbed his portable DVD player and a scary movie and headed up to Trilogy Golf Course. Yes we drove right out there onto the middle of the golf course, parked his truck, set up blankets and pillows in the back of his truck and started a scary movie! ISN'T he SO COOL???? We cuddled through the entire movie especially the creepy scenes and when we would here the coyote's running around the truck, but NO ACTION!!! It was killing me, does this kid like me or not??? Well the movie ended, the credits rolled and I was not getting up till this guy kissed me! But I was not about to kiss him :) He started getting really close a few times, our faces just inches apart but then he would pull away, he finally spoke up "You make me nervous" he says, "Why?" I say, "Well because I want to kiss you right now but I am too nervous to", "Well why don't you try and see what happens???" I say. He leans in and MAGIC!!!! Yes romantic music started playing like in the movies, ok it was really crickets, frogs, and coyote's but it was PERFECT! When we finished kissing he looks at me and asks "So do you want a boyfriend?", "Well do you want a girlfriend???" I ask too afraid to answer his question, still wondering if this guy was for real?, "Yeah I would love you to be my girlfriend", "Well I would love for you to be my boyfriend"!!! And that is how it all began. I decided at that moment that I would move up to Corona to be with him and I was up just a few days later. The rest has been history! I do not know if I ever wrote that story down and don't ever want to forget it because it was just SO PERFECT!!! I can't believe that was 5 years ago tonight!!!!
Well here is a walk down memory lane just kinda summing up our last 5 years with the highlights!
Here are a few pictures of some of the fun times that Kip and I have together, Enjoy: This was taken on the day Kip and I "officially" started dating. We love to ride our Long Board Skateboards together but it was more fun to ride on the same one that day just to be a little closer. This was taken not long after we started dating, Kip loves guns and loves shooting them so we have had many shooting dates which I happen to love as well. O' the absolute power you feel with a gun in your hand, it's pretty fun. But yeah, don't we look like Hillbilly's? Especially with the haircut that I have, it kinda looks like a mullett!
2 Months after Kip and I started dating his parents invited me on a family quadding trip they were taking to Gunnison, UT. We spent a few days on quads and dirtbikes up in the mountains of Gunnison and it was seriously one of the funnest trips I have ever been on. Kip and I were able to get to know one another so much during this trip and we had a total blast. We saw beautiful things there, carved our initials into one of the trees up there and posed for some pictures in a beautiful field of flowers. What a trip!
While dating I was also so blessed and lucky to be invited to a trip to New York City with Kip's family. I had always wanted to visit New York City but never knew if I would like it or not. I am more of a country girl than a city girl but I LOVED IT! We were there on September 1l'th 04' and it was really cool to go to the memorial services and stuff.(In the second picture you can see the Statue of Liberty way off there below the moon)I would love to go back to New York sometime soon and see more of the sights, what a blast!!!
Before Kipper and I got married we started really getting into exploring mines. How we got into it, well if any of you know Kip than that is your answer, Kip has always been interested in mines and one day we just decided to go into one and we have loved it ever since. We now are members of a group called CAMCE (California Association of Mine and Cave Explorers) and we love taking trips with them. We need to do another one soon, we are both itching to go miles and miles into the earth again!
The week after Kip and I got engaged we took a trip together up to Idaho to visit where he served his mission and attend a wedding of a family he taught. We had a total blast and I loved meeting some of the family's he taught and just being able to see how he changed thier lives by bringing the gospel into their homes. We took the jumping pictures on the side of my blog there in Idaho as well as this one. What a fun trip! We want to move to Idaho someday, we just love it there!
Kip and I got Married on September 2'06 and for our Honeymoon we went on a 7 day Cruise to the Mexican Riviera and LOVED IT!! Our favorite part of our honeymoon (besides the obvious) was in Puerto Valarta we went on a thing called "The Extreme Cannopy Tour" and it was seriously one of the coolest things that Kip and I have ever done in our WHOLE LIVES! We took a short boat ride to this totally cool off roading vehicle that took us up into the jungle of Puerto Vallarta, from there we rode mules up further into the jungle to the top of a mountain. Once at the top of the mountain you strap onto these zip lines and seriously take a zip line over these crazy canyon's from one mountain to another, we rappelled down a waterfall into these crazy cool pools of water. It was AMAZING!! We were not aloud to bring cameras for safty purposes plus we got soaked but it was The Best!!! We are going to for sure do that again some day!
On our First married Christmas Kip bought me a Dirtbike (I know, I am spoiled) and we have had a total blast riding together. Here are a few pictures of us jumping, my air is small but I am totally proud of it, this is not even a good picture of Kip jumping but you get the point, MY HUSBAND ROCKS!!! I had a blast riding until I crashed one day and tore my ACL and had to get reconstructive surgery on it. I have not ridden since but am about to get back on my bike. I am missing it so much! Plus I just love the fun I have with my husband out there. This picture was taken on a trip we took with my family to Mammoth for the weekend, what a blast! Kip and I love to snowboard but have not been able to go as much as we have wanted lately. Kip is way good, he hits jumps and all that, I try to hit jumps to be cool but just eat it and then laugh at myself, but it is fun! If anyone wants to go with us let us know!
Last year Kip's whole family (-Rickey, who was on a mission, and +Hilary, a family friend) ALL ran in a race in Henderson, NV. What a cool family! Me, Kip's mom Sue, and Sis Laurie all ran the Half Marathon and Kip, his Dad Kip Sr., Brother In Law Gregg, and Hilary all ran the 5K. We felt like such a cool bunch!
I just thought these pictures were just too cool not to show! Look at that huge gap that Kip and I somehow had the guts to jump over!!! Yikes!
Right before our 1 year anniversary we bought our first home in Lake Elsinore, CA. We love being home owners and just love the people that live around us. We are so blessed to have been able to take this next step in life. We got our first little baby and addition to our family. Mr. Echo! He has been such a joy to our home and is such a part of our little family, we can't imagine life without him.
We took a few trips to Las Vegas, this seems to be the place we go to get away for a quick little trip. We always seem to find an amazing deal there. We always have fun and enjoy ourselves the entire time, eat lots of Cafe Rio, and come back so happy we went!We found out that we were expecting a little baby on July 13th 2009! We got pregnant in October right after our 2 year anniversary!
We had a party with our families to celebrate and announce that we would be having a little girl and naming her Brooke Lyn Robinson.
And this was just taken a few days ago. This is us now 5 years later! We can't wait to meet this little girl in a few weeks and have our lives change again FOREVER!!! We love our lives, we have had some struggles that we have worked through togetether, we still have struggles that we are working through together, and we just keep getting stronger!
Thank You Kipper for the Best 5 Years of my life so far!!!
Well, thanks so much for listening to our life story, I hope it was somewhat entertaining to you. We are so happy to be together and we both truly feel that we found our perfect match in one another. We look forward to the many fun times and adventures that lie ahead of us in the many many years to come.