Catching up…..

By Robyn Cardon - November 6, 2006 - 1 Comment

I taught Young Women’s yesterday and here is the frame that I stamped for all the girls to take home and put up. My lesson was on Worthy Thoughts. There was a lot of participation so we only got through a little bit but that is the way the spirit works.
Our Freezer
“B” went out and bought us a freezer and it arrived on Saturday morning. It is sooo nice having an extra freezer. I went out to Walmart and bought all the frozen things I could think of. We also filled it with the dinners that were made for us when the baby arrives. My plan is to get at least 3 weeks worth of dinners in there for after the baby is born. I know that I am not going to feel like cooking and I think that “B” should also have a break.

Last Night
I woke up in the middle of the night with very strong pains in my stomach that came every 5-7 minutes. I knew it wasn’t labor but just an upset stomach. The only bad thing is that they were causing me to contract!! I decided at 4:30 am to just lay on the couch and watch TV or try to sleep. About a half hour later I hear someone behind me and it is “B” fullly dressed. He got up to go to the store to get me some medicine since we were all out. What a total sweet thing to do!! As soon as he got home I took it and I was almost instantly better. He only got to sleep for another half hour before he had to get up to get ready for work. It’s moments like those that I know exactly why I love him so much. I might complain and nag (A LOT) but deep down in my heart I know that I could never find anyone better than him.

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It’s been 2 months…..

By Robyn Cardon - November 4, 2006 - 2 Comments

It has been two months since I officially resigned from Stampin’ Up! What a fun ride I had while I was on it. I do miss a lot of things about being a demo but I am also enjoying just stamping for fun. Today, while I was finishing up my 59 sets of gift sets for Christmas, I looked around my Stamp Loft and was so grateful that I earned most of the product by being a demonstrator. I cannot even imagine what life would have been like if I never got to experience the business side of things. I learned that I can do anything I put my mind to. I started off at the bottom of the SU totem pole as a hobby demo and by the end of my first full year I had made it a success. Not only that but we moved 2 times during my years at the top and I was able to prove to myself that I could continue to be successful. I am very happy with my decision to retire but I am also so glad that I had the opportunity that I did. I made many friends along the way and got to know the ins and outs with Stampin’ Up! as I worked on the Advisory Board for a year. I just want to log this all down in case I forget all about it in a year or two. My family really has needed me at home for the past two years while I finished out my business helping my downline out. Now that I am free of all strings with SU life is different. I find that I am not as stressed out or have that feeling of guilt that I had so often when thinking of my large group and all that I “needed” to be doing. I feel so blessed that my SU family “downline” understood my decision and was very supportive. I have formed relationships that I will have for a lifetime!

That is all I wanted to share about that.

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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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