...is 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:
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.
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.
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."
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.
Whenever we went on a long trip my mom would play James Taylor and sing along as she drove. You can't help but think of her when you hear his voice.
Some of these songs have nothing to do with the situation, but they have phrases that we've had experiences with and make us think of our Mom, or they help remind us that we can get through this hard time.
Families Are Forever
Beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt, Daughter
Our mother was born October 31, 1956 and returned to live with our Heavenly Father on August 8, 2008. She was a wonderful woman who loved her children and loved her friends and family. She was an elementary school teacher at Gearld Wright Elementary and adored the children in her classes. She spent her time in the service of her family and we will rejoice when we will be together again. Families are forever.