A special memory….

By Robyn Cardon - November 3, 2006 - 3 Comments

In the course of my 5 1/2 year Stampin’ Up! career I earned 3 Cruises. I decided to take my Grandma on my 2nd cruise to Alaska. It was such a special time that I will remember always. She had just celebrated her 81st birthday and had never been on a cruise. She doesn’t even like to fly much. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other and just hanging out. I think our favorite time on the cruise was watching all the shows they put on. She also got to meet many of my Stampin’ Up! friends. It is a memory that I will have forever.

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Me and My Sis!

By Robyn Cardon - November 2, 2006 - 1 Comment
Here is a pic of me and my sis at Stampin’ Up!’s convention in Orlando, Florida 2 1/2 years ago. Aren’t we soooo cute?? I love my sister and I miss her. It’s funny because when we were growing up we NEVER played together and we are only 2 1/2 years apart. It just seemed like she was so much older than me. Once she got married and became a mother we started forming a friendship. Over the last 12 years I have looked to her many times for advice and friendship. I would have to say that she is my bestest friend in the whole world!! I just wish we lived closer so we could hang out. One thing that I love about my sis is how patient she is. Who did she get that from?? Almost everyone in our family has a quick temper besides her. She is an example in the way she treats others, too. Hopefully I can be like her some day in that way. Love you, Sis!!

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What a SURPRISE!!!

By Robyn Cardon - November 2, 2006 - 1 Comment

Tonight for Young Womens we met at the Pres’s house for a mother daughter night. The Pres wouldn’t assign me anything to help with which is odd since I like to have something to do. When I got there I found out that it was a surprise baby shower for me!!! All the Young Women came with their mothers and they brought me a meal to put in my freezer for when the baby arrives. They also all did a craft of painting special onesies and burp clothes for me and the baby. We played games, ate a nice dinner, and opened a few gifts. I feel so honored to serve in the Young Women. I feel so close with all of those girls and I love them all like they are my own. This is the first time I’ve ever served in YW and now I hope that I can do it forever!! We have a special bond and it is wonderful. I am still in shock that they would do this night for me. The Pres did a lot of work and so did the leaders. What a night!!!

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What I’ve been doing….

By Robyn Cardon - November 1, 2006 - 3 Comments
The matching pens!
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25 journals that I made!

Here are the journals & pens that I made for the Young Women and leaders in our ward. We are giving them journals to write their testimonies in and any faith-promoting experiences. It took me a while to make these but they were so fun. They make great gifts. The patterned paper cost more than the composition books!! I think each journal cost around $2 to make. Some were more some were less, it depended on which paper I used. I think they turned out so cute!!

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5 weeks to go!!

By Robyn Cardon - November 1, 2006 - 1 Comment

5 weeks from today I will no longer be a mom of just 4 but a mom of 5. I still can’t fathom that. I grew up in a non-LDS home with a family of 4 kids and we were the ones with a huge family! Life was different back then. My mom worked and I don’t have a lot of memories of being home during the day. I do remember playing during the summer outside in our house with 1 1/2 acres in Battleground, Washington. Those are the best memories of my life. I don’t know why we ever had to move from there when I was 12 but that was a sad time for me. I hope that my kids make memories of their childhood to last them forever. I hope I am doing enough for them as a mom to make sure that happens.

Last night the kids went Trick or Treating with “B”. We realized an hour before that our pumpkin was still in the back of our car and we had not carved it yet. We had planned on doing it for FHE this week but ended up doing something entirely different. So, we popped that baby out of the car and did the fastest carving you can imagine. The kids still had a blast doing it and I got my pictures for the scrapbook. Even if we wait until the last minute we still try to get those traditions in there.

I’ll have more later……

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I must be crazy!!

By Robyn Cardon - October 30, 2006 - 1 Comment

I just cleaned out my garage and found all the baby stuff. I also found an ENTIRE bin filled with 18 month summer clothes. Uggggggg!!! “T” could have totally used them. I ended up buying him a bunch this summer because I just didn’t think we had many for “A”. He is 22 months now and it is getting cold out so I just went ahead and packed them back up along with his 18 month clothes that he wears now. What a waste!! If I was more organized I would have known exactly what was in that bin! I’ve been sorting today, cleaning, and preparing. It just seems like I have so much yet to do.

On the bright side, I get to buy a new baby swing because ours is pretty old and has served it’s time. I just love buying new baby accessories. With our first 3 children we could not afford to buy anything so almost everything was hand-me-downs or from my baby showers. I didn’t get a baby shower with “T” so we just bought what we needed. I bought my first basinet and changing table and he was baby number 4!! I am pretty prepared with this one. I just had to buy a new car seat because our last one had been through a lot of babies and was just getting rickety. I wanted a new one! I just love little baby outfits. I can’t wait to finish sorting through them today to see what I have and what I still need. Maybe I’ll get the final things this weekend. We will see.

I really have been trying to be careful today but I just needed to clean out my entire garage. You couldn’t even walk through it. I have it swept out and everything back in it’s rightful place. I think that is one of the main jobs I do every fall. Clean our garage!! I remember doing it last year the day after Thanksgiving. The kids were so happy to have a place to ride their bikes again. I’m sure the girls will be happy when they get home today because they will be able to play in there.

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