Checking in…..

By Robyn Cardon - November 27, 2006 - 2 Comments

Wow, I have not written in so long. I just have not really felt like it. On Wednesday morning one of the Young Women in my ward threw a surprise baby shower. It was really fun & I was totally surprised! There were about 4 adults there and 4 youth plus my kids. I think a lot of people forgot because it was the first day of a holiday break. We still had a blast. I am just honored that they would do two of these for me. I am so new in this ward and just getting to know the adults.

On Thanksgiving we just had a family day at home. B cooked the turkey and I made everything else. I made my mom’s famous fruit salad and everything else was out of boxes or cans. I think as the kids get older we will start cooking from scratch more. Doesn’t make sense to me know to spend all day in the kitchen when the kids don’t really even know the difference.

Friday I got up at 3:45 am to go Black Friday shopping. Yes, I am one of those. It doesn’t mean that I am into the whole commercial thing but it does help us to save money and that is the smartest thing for our growing family. I saved $300 just by going to Walmart and Target that early. I am completely done with all my shopping and I have everything wrapped and ready to be put under the tree. It is a great load off my shoulders because we have so many other things to prepare for in the next 2 weeks. I made a few gifts for family this year and they are all packaged up and ready to be sent as well.

I have my scheduled c-section a week from this Wednesday. My doctor told me that he could do it anytime before then as well because of the pain and contractions I have been having. He asked me if I wanted a Thanksgiving baby and I told him “NO!” I am just not emotionally ready even though I’d better get there soon. We are going to try to hold off until next Wednesday. My dr said that this coming Friday would also be a good date because I will be officially 38 weeks. It just seems too soon!! I’m just going to hang in there.

Well, that’s all that has been going on.

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You’ve got to fight……

By Robyn Cardon - November 21, 2006 - 2 Comments

For your right………… to PARTY!!! Okay, that’s not what I really want to say but at least the first few words are. Something interesting happened to me today. I was on one of my pregnancy boards on the internet and I noticed that a lot of the girls on there were typing out swear words differently. So even though they weren’t spelled the same you could sound them out and they would sound just as bad. Frankly I am just tired of it! I don’t want to have to read it and I don’t want my children seeing it either. I posted a thread about how I would appreciate it if people would watch what they say. I said it VERY politely. I mentioned that I should be able to have a warning if there is a post that contains profanity just like I would on TV with the rating system. I received some support from a few moms but it got really ugly. I was accused of censorship, etc. I felt really disappointed about it this morning and decided that if that is the way it was going to be on that board then I would just not go there anymore. This afternoon I received an e-mail from the moderator of the entire list (over 10,000 people on the list), and she told me that profanity was against the TOS of this board and that I was well within my rights to voice my opinion. She then told me how sorry she was and that she agreed with me. She is looking into it further and will take action if necessary.

Okay, my whole point is that I stood up for what I believed in but then I felt bad about it by the response I received. Now I know that I did do the right thing. We are asked to stand up for what we believe in even if it is not the popular opinion. I hope that I am able to teach my children this principle in life. I hope they will be the one that leaves the room when that time arises.

Another example…… After I had gone through the temple and when I was first married I worked at a large hardware store. I worked in the back with the truckers & receiving department. I actually LOVED that job. I had so much fun there and I learned so much. Well, my boss would swear A LOT and it would really bother me. I was having a review with the General Store Manager and it came up. I was not tattling but I thought that it needed to be discussed. The next day my boss came up to me and apologized. He said that he was in the wrong and should never have been speaking that way around anyone, especially a lady. Working conditions were so much better after that. I know a lot of my friends who work in places where this type of profanity is normal and they just get used to it. WE DO NOT HAVE to get used to anything that is wrong. That is my thought for the day!

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So grateful for……

By Robyn Cardon - November 20, 2006 - 2 Comments

The ordinances of the gospel. I was just watching A Baby Story where the little girl was given a blessing and a Hebrew name. After the ceremony the Priest went up to the pulpit and whipped out a shirt for the baby that said “I got my Hebrew name at ……….. Church”. Can you imagine the Bishop of your ward doing that after a baby blessing? “Oh, by the way, we like to give our babies a t-shirt that says ‘I received my blessing in _____ 1st Ward”. I am so grateful of the sacredness of the ordinances that happen in our church.

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My life is so interesting…..

By Robyn Cardon - November 18, 2006 - 1 Comment

Not a moments rest for me! I spent the morning in Labor & Delivery because I was having contractions all night long. I couldn’t even sleep through them! The good thing is that there is no change in me. I am still dilated to a 1 and 50% effaced. The baby is only at a -1 station. When I was at the hospital my contractions were showing up but only 10 minutes apart. They were pretty painful. I was discharged at 12:00 this afternoon and I am sooo glad. I am not ready to have my baby. There is still sooo much to do. They told me that if I was in labor or if I go into labor they are not going to stop them because I am 36 weeks along. I guess I will just have to deal with all these contractions for a while. The contractions have slowed down a lot since I’ve been home and I am sooo glad. I feel so much better!! I hope they stay this way.

Last night I went to Supperthyme and made 13 dinners that are all sitting in my freezer ready to cook. I am so excited to eat them all. They look really yummy and will feed my entire family with some leftovers for lunch the next day. I am going to try to go one more time before the baby comes so I can have a month’s supply of dinners. I think it will help to have food ready to go after the baby is born.

I am back in the scrapbooking mode and I want to get caught up. Do you think I can get July-November 2006 all done by next week??? July has our family reunion on it so it has many, many pictures to scrap. I know I will be keeping those ones very simple. I will upload a page I made last night later today. It is sooo cute! I love the paper I used. It is not Stampin’ Up! (SHOCKER) but a Close to my Heart kit. They have nice stuff for scrapbooking. I can say that now without any guilt!! Anyway, I am going to try to scrap today since I want to take it easy. What a fun and relaxing thing to do, right?? Do you want to come over??

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I picked you…..

By Robyn Cardon - November 17, 2006 - 1 Comment

The other day I was driving with my boys just running some errands when “A” and I started talking about Heaven. I asked him if he could remember living with Jesus and he said yes. I asked him what else he remembered and he said simply……………… “I picked you.” I asked him what he meant and he said that he picked me up in Heaven to be his mommy. It was sooooo sweet and soooo touching. What precious things children are.

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Christmas is coming……

By Robyn Cardon - November 15, 2006 - 3 Comments

The goose is getting fat….. please to put a penny in the old man’s hat.

I’m sorry but that song just got stuck in my head. Last night I stayed up and wrapped some of the presents I have bought for the kids for Christmas. My goal is to be completely done by next Friday night. I am going Black Friday shopping with my friend, Ranae. I have already seen the ads, know what I want, have a budget, and it’s off we go. I really hope I can get some of those Cabbage Patch Kids Special Edition dolls. “M” is just so into babies. She has one CBK now, she will get one when the baby is born, and I think she’ll get one from Santa and one from us. She will have a nice little CBK family! I still played with Cabbage Patch Kids up until I was 12. “K” wants one, too, but I think this might be one of the last years she gets one. She is growing into such a sweet little girl, almost a Young Woman. She is polite, has great manners, and wants to please others. If she ever got her card pulled or a checkmark in school that would be the end of it!

Today is such a yucky day. It rained all night and now is rainy and bitter cold. I kept “K” home from school today because she had a stomach ache in the middle of the night and is still not feeling great. I know exactly how she feels. Yesterday my stomach hurt so bad that I could hardly walk. I was having quite a few contractions and just the pains of pregnancy. I hope today is better because there is so much I need to do.

Tonight is Young Womens and we are having a “Mini Standard’s Night” for them. The big Standard’s Night will be held by the Stake in January. Ours is going to be low-key and just fun. I am over “Media”. I am sooo excited to present my portion. I am going to have a big bowl of vanilla ice cream and talk about how that is after we take the Sacrament each week, repent, etc. Then, I have all these CUTE little presents wrapped up with wrapping paper that I stamped myself, thank you very much! I worked really hard to make sure they were beautiful with ribbon & matching 3×3 cards. Each girl is going to “ooooo and ahhhhh” over them. Then I will let a YW pick one and ask her if she wants to open it. In the card I am going to have a quote from President Hinckley about the fifth of the world or media. Then when the YW opens up the gift she will find either dirt, rocks, bark, twigs, weeks, dead leaves. I will have her come up and add that to my Sundae. My point will be that Satan does his best to wrap up the evil things of the world in beautiful packages and sometimes the tempation is just too much and we want to see what is inside. For example, some of the commercials on TV for the programs or movies really intice us. Once we are watching them it is too late and our Spirit has already recieved some of the fifth.

I hope that all makes sense. I only have 10 minutes so I am going to have to be brief. For the dessert the girls are going to get to eat a real Sundae that we are going to have ready with crushed Oreos (dirt), and gummy worms. Hopefully they will remember this visual aid everytime they are listening to music, watching TV, or playing on the internet.

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