Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

This Friday... Mom's birthday. We are probably going to hang out at the cemetary for a little while after work at about 5:00 pm probably until they kick us out (They close the gates when it starts getting dark). If anyone would like to stop by, do. We would love to see you!
Valley View Memorial Park
4300 W. 4100 S.
West Valley City, Utah

Just drive around to the newer, back area of the park and look for this:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Runny Jell-O

My mom loved having people over for dinner and for parties. She would cook tons of stuff and always forgot about some dish being kept warm in the microwave. She would remember it as soon as people started leaving.

And who has ever been to our house for dinner and had Jell-O salad that was set all the way?...Anyone?

For whatever reason, my mom would make the Jell-O right before everyone was supposed to be there and it was always runny.

I miss runny Jell-O.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm just going to borrow this...

I've been diving into some of my mom's books lately. She collected TONS of books about when you have to say goodbye to someone you love. I now know why she had such an interest in the subject.

Mom and Yard Sales

My mom loved a good deal. During the summer, she would get up early and gather who ever would go with her to find yard sales. While we were in California for my cousin, Jeremy's (I mean Elder Robbins'), farewell, we took a Saturday to find some deals. My mom found this bag. I can't remember how much she paid for it, but she loved to barter so it was probably less than what the people selling it wanted for it. It zips into a little cube and expands when you unzip it. It has a pocket that can be used as a cooler for lunch. It's a pretty fancy little thing.

She also loved buying stuff for the kids in her school classes. She'd buy little stuffed animals and toys that they could earn when they did their school work and she'd buy books just to have around so they could read. We stopped at one house and my mom bought a bag full of books. She happened to mention that she was a school teacher and the guy decides he wants her to have all his books for free. She was so excited about that. She loved getting stuff for the kids she taught.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Scale At Grammy's House

We had dinner at my Grandpa and Grandma Robbins' house on Monday. My uncles were in town from Texas, so we gathered there to hang out with them. I went to the bathroom where my grandma has a scale sitting on the floor. It made me think about my mom.

Every time we had dinner at my grandparents' house, us girls would make our way to the bathroom to play on the scale. I would get on and tell my mom how much I weighed and she would say, "Well, you're a hefty little girl, aren't you?" Then I'd give her some dirty look and a whiny, "mooo-ooom," and she'd tell me, "It's okay, honey. You don't look bad."

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Carly's Homework

For Carly's english class she had to create an entry for the PTA Reflections contest. The theme for this year is "WOW!" She chose photography and used us as her models. She told us where to go and what to.

Pretty good, huh?

Carly's 9th Grade Picture

Isn't she cute?

Looks like somebody else I know...

Yes, I watched General Conference, Mom.

This is what I learned.