Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kip's Trip

Can you believe it? A post about something or somebody other than Brooke :)

Kip recently took a trip up to Rexburg, Idaho to visit his brother and to check out the city. Kip and I have recently decided to pursue the idea of having him go back to school full time at BYU Idaho? We are not sure if it is what we WILL end up doing or not but Kip and I figured it would be a good idea to have him go up there and check it out before we just pick up and move to a place we have never even seen. The fact that his brother Rick is up there and has not had many visitors was another big plus in getting Kip up there for a trip.
Kip had a TOTAL BLAST!!! He LOVED Rexburg and thought it was absolutely beautiful and he says the city just has a spirit about it. He did not get a "this is the place" feeling when he was there but he did not get a feeling that is was NOT the place either. He did LOVE it, loved seeing all the GREEN, enjoyed playing in the mountains, experiencing the summer thunder and lightning storms, and just LOVING the time he had with his brother. I am so glad he got to take this trip, he needed it!
Here are some of the pictures he brought home. Now I want to get up there very soon, looks like such an amazing place! Who knows maybe we will be living there next year? We shall see???

I can not find the video from the quad ride but it looks like it was a blast!

These pictures are of a hike Kip and Rick did up to a place called Table Rock. It was a 15 mile hike total and a HUGE elevation change. Kip says it is one of the most beautiful and most difficult hikes he has ever done!

Look at the sweat marks from Rick's backpack!

I can not believe how many calories they burned!!!

Rick filtering stream water, again the sweat marks!

Here are some scenic pictures from their hike, so beautiful!
Here are a few of the other things the guys did together. Checked out Rexburg, explored an old building, went to a truck show, saw Grandpa Ginos's hot rod, went to temple square and enjoyed a really cool organ preformance in the Confrence Center.
We will see if life takes us to Rexburg? Either way I am SO GLAD Kip got to do this trip. Him and his brother have not hung out this much in a very long time! I will keep you posted on where it looks like we will end up when we figure that out :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Little Miss Personality!

O how I love this little face!!! The kid too!!! :)
A few of Brookes favorite poses! Love how this captures so many different parts of her personality!

Friday, August 6, 2010


..... my husband saved a strangers life!!!!
I can not imagine what that would feel like, to know without a doubt that you saved a persons life?
I am so proud of my husband, he is such an amazing, heroic man! He is so selfless and is always looking for ways to serve others! He is a man that when he sees a situation where somebody is in need he goes and helps! He does not go on by like the majority of people, assuming that somebody else will help. He is that helper!!! I am so proud of him for being HIM!!!
I love you Kip Robinson!


With my birthday quickly approaching I have been thinking of all of the things I have done in the last 30 years of my life. I seriously can't believe I have been around for 30 years, that is just crazy talk to me! I wish I could say I can't believe all of the things I have accomplished in the last 30 years. In some ways I can't believe all of the things I have done but in others, more ways, I just think of all of the things I STILL want to do! I feel like a lot of my life really began when I meet my husband. I feel like I have done and experienced SO MUCH since meeting him! It is like I found my other half and now that I am whole I can go and battle and experience the world around me. Maybe that comes with the confidence he has given me or maybe the bravery, could possibly just be the crazy that is in him that is rubbing off on me, either way he really has given me SO MUCH!!! It fits that I will also celebrate the day he and I married for time and all eternity ON my birthday :)
Anyway, I would like to make myself a list of somedays that in some ways is just fun and in other ways is very serious. Things that I hope to someday do or be or have. I used to HATE the word someday! I hated hearing that someday I will be find the person I love and that loves me back, someday I will be able to be a mother, some day I will own a house. It was so frustrating for me to have to wait for someday to happen. So much that my friend Ryan wrote Kip and I a song that he sang on our wedding day to us called "My someday is today". Now that those things are now here I look at the word in a different light. I am not in such a hurry (now that I have gotten the things I wanted MOST out of this life, being a wife and mother), I still can't wait for someday to arrive but at the same time I want to more enjoy TODAY!!! I want to enjoy that time before someday a little more and just enjoy reaching for these goals. In the last 30 years of my life I do not think I spent enough time just enjoying today. I spent so much of my single life just hating that I was single, I spent a lot of energy in Kip and I's dating life just wishing we were engaged to be married, and then I spent a year of our first 2 years married just wanting a baby. Telling myself that when I had these things I would be satisfied. That is something I would say I have learned and would just LOVE to apply to the next 30+ years of my life. Yes someday when I have all of these things I will put on my list, wow that will be great! But I really want to enjoy the journey a little more.
This list might take a few days to add to and I might have to just cut myself off at some point because I am sure it could end up FOREVER long if I let it?

Here goes,
~be a good cook and actually do it
~have the body I strive to have
~know the scripture stories super well and feel confident in my knowledge of the gospel
~have style
~have the $ to dress in that style :)
~figure out how certain women have more hours in the day, or whatever it is they have, to get the things done that they do????
~hang stuff on my walls
~own a horse, actually 2 horses
~travel the world with my husband
~overcome my fear of heights
~overcome my newer fear of riding a dirt bike
~become the wife I have dreamed I would be and I am sure my husband has dreamed I would be as well
~do all those little things
~go on a mission with my husband
~become the photographer I dream of becoming
~have the equipment to become that photographer
~have the confidence to become that photographer too
~become a better seamstress and make lots of my kids clothing and accessories, and things for my house as well
~be that person that always has a smile on her face no matter what hardship is being faced
~be the bestest friend a friend could ask for
~get a college degree
~learn how to spell
~be that mother that has found the perfect balance of being a friend and being a parent, one that my children can know they can go to for ANYTHING and about ANYTHING but that they still want to respect and make proud.
~be more of a go getter, and just believe in myself a bit more
~read more books
~be a better member of the church and follow ALL of the things I know I need to follow
~say my prayers daily without struggle
~read my scriptures daily without struggle
~do family home evening EVERY Monday night
~figure out what I want to be when I grow up (other than a mother and wife)
~BE ON TIME!!!!!
~get a pedicure at least once a month
~have a house cleaner once a month to do all the stuff I HATE to do ie. blinds, baseboards, showers....
~go visit the church history sites
~become an artist
~be a coupon user and big $ saver
~stop saying SOMEDAY I WILL and make the things I can control happen NOW and not SOMEDAY!!!!

I am sure I will add more as things come to mind but right now that's all I got! If you in any way can help these dreams come true for me, any helpful hints or tips would be much appreciated :)
In the meantime I am going to take control of my today and enjoy it to its fullest! Or at least try to :)