Mt. St. Helens Memory

By Robyn Cardon - February 23, 2007 - 3 Comments

From the time I was 5 until I was 12 I lived in Battle Ground, Washington. Those were great years of my childhood. Probably the best I can remember. One of my memories was in May of 1980 when Mt. St. Helen’s blew. We watched it errupt from our front yard. It was amazing. I remember that we had ash as deep as snow and we had to wear masks to school for a month. I also remember that when we got snow the next winter it was gray instead of white. My dad owned a coin shop at the time and had a special Mt. St. Helen’s silver dollar made. I don’t know what happened to them all but I wish now that I had one. Memories……
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Finding my place…

By Robyn Cardon - February 21, 2007 - 3 Comments

Right now I am serving in two different church callings. I am the Beehive Advisor and the Enrichment Leader. I have never had either calling so I am trying to figure them both out. For the Young Women we have “New Beginnings” coming up and for the Relief Society we have the Relief Society Birthday coming up. This is going to be a busy time for me. I’m really excited to find my “place” in these callings. They are both a little different for me. I have a Counselor directly over me and I have to learn to work with them and do what is delegated to me. I just want to do my best. I love both the girls I get to work with and I admire them. They are great role models and I need that.

What I am most excited about right now is making the posters for Relief Society. It is something I can use my Cricut for! I don’t think I’ve ever made a poster for Enrichment. I have done the postcard fliers many times but never something big. This will be a challenge but a fun one.

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Sticky mess!!!

By Robyn Cardon - February 20, 2007 - 5 Comments

Well, I guess it really is one of those days!! I went to get ready in my bedroom while I left the boys watching Noggin. I came out and couldn’t believe my eyes. Thomas, my 2 year old, had grabbed the bottle of pancake syrup from the table and had squeezed it out EVERYWHERE in our living room. He even squeezed it on the wall, on Katelyn’s Hannah Montana CD, on the CD player, the fireplace, his blankie, ALL over the carpet. Then he had the nerve to cry why I took him to time out like he didn’t know what he did was wrong. Give me a break. You had it easy, kid!! You are lucky I’m not a mom who likes to spank. Honestly I’m not really mad. I am past that point. Kind of like a shrug my shoulders, what can you do, sort of feeling. Wow!! We’ve got a big mess to clean but I can’t do it now because I am on my way out the door!! I took pics so I will upload them with this later.
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Personal Progress

By Robyn Cardon - February 20, 2007 - 2 Comments

Well, I have officially finished one experience in “Individual Worth”. I stood up in Young Womens on Sunday and just said what I did. Then I got to pick a piece of candy out of the jar. I feel like such a kid!! Anyway, the experience that I did was look up a few scriptures about how Heavenly Father knows each one of us individually and how we are all children of God. Then I wrote in my journal about what that means to me. One thought that came to me during this reading was that I am not just another person put here on this earth among millions but I had a personal relationship with God before and he knows me now. Because he knows me he can help me with my individual trials. I know that when I pray I am talking to my Father in Heaven. I am a child of God.

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Wrong side??

By Robyn Cardon - February 20, 2007 - 3 Comments

Is it true that you can really wake up on the wrong side of the bed?? I believe that is what has happened to me this morning. I just woke up as a grump. I really don’t even know why. I didn’t stay up too late and I only got up once with the baby. My body just feels drained and I have so many things to do. I have a YW’s meeting this morning and I have to run to the PO. Then the bug guy is coming and I HAVE to mop up my sticky dining room floor or he is going to think we are pigs. I promise, we just mopped it a few days ago. That is the way it always goes. We mop the floor and then one of the boys spills something on it. Oh well, that’s the life of a maid, I mean a mom. I hope I can snap out of this mood. I want to be a positive happy mother to my children.

On another note. I got a REALLY good deal on some Cricut cartridges at Walmart yesterday. They were almost half off the normal price. Now I have TOO many cartridges!! But….. I will use all of them. They are a great investment. I use them more than my stamps. YIKES! I can’t believe I said that. I have a gazillion stamps that I haven’t been using since I got my new machine. Will life ever be the same again?? Anyway, I am loving my Cricut because I am getting things done!

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By Robyn Cardon - February 17, 2007 - 1 Comment

Tonight I took the three oldest kids to go see the movie Tarabithia. I have never read the book so I was surprised at how it turned out. It is a really good movie but it is sooooooooooooooooo sad!! If you are going to see it remember to bring a box of tissues. I haven’t been this sad about a movie in a long time. I keep thinking about it. My 4 year old even cried during the movie and he’s a boy!

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