It's a boy!

Yes I am pregnant. I tried not to tell too many people because I thought it would be fun to surprise people when we knew what the sex was. Well I didn't do a very good job keeping it a secret because I was so sick the first two months I thought the world was ending. So people at school knew and soon people at church because I was slacking on my calling and was making Rusty miss meetings. But I am finally feeling better. I still get sick a couple times a week and usually at night, but at least its not the non-stop throwing up.

We are both very excited it is a boy, but I am more excited that everything looked normal during the ultrasound. I was so nervous that my nausea medication would cause birth defects. The new ultrasounds are amazing because everything was so distinct that we could tell what everything was by ourselves. The doctor wouldn't have been able to keep the sex a secret even if he tried. We knew right off. I wanted to post the picture because I think it's so funny, but it's probably a little inappropriate.

To celebrate we decided to buy an outfit. Of course it was a little camo outfit and then Rusty wanted us to go look at fabric so we could make a camo blanket. Now I'm starting to wonder if we should have had a girl first. :)


So of course it is months away from hunting season, but you would never know it with all the time Rusty spends hiking, scouting for elk. His time is either spent hiking or on google earth looking at the landscape decided where the elk will be, where trails and roads are at, and every other thing he keeps into consideration when deciding where to hunt. So I decided if I want to spend time with my husband I would have to go hiking with him.

This is the point where Rusty decides to leave the trail. I'm on the trail looking at him thinking what are you doing?!

I took several pictures of Rusty scouting for elk because when it got to this point I was bored. Of course, Rusty was having a blast looking at all the elk. I tried to take pictures of the mountain Rusty was looking at because it was beautiful and looked like thick untouched forest, but the sun was setting so I had to take pictures at an angle.

After what seemed like hours sitting up there in the wind and cold, we hiked down.

Two days later we hiked again with some friends.

* Things I learned about hiking in these two days:
1- People say they want to go hiking so they can enjoy the outdoors and nature, but in reality when you start hiking something happens and instead of enjoying nature you now have this desire to hike as far as you can in the alloted time. So if you stop and need a break to breath, people look at you like, come on you're wasting time, when really I thought I was giving them an opportunity to look at the scenery.
- When hiking you have to look down at your feet so you don't trip destroying any time you thought you would enjoy the scenery.
2. Hiking is not the time to socialize. I went hiking to be with my husband and friends, but you spend so much time trying to breath that any talking is just a burden.
3. People will go on hikes for exercise and yes this is true. You will be sore for days!

Where did the summer go?

This summer has been so busy and I can't believe it's almost over! These are a few pictures of what we have been up too.

We started off the summer with two family reunions.. on the Robinson side. We drove to Boise twice in two weeks. :( Not a fan of traveling. At Rusty's reunion they have what they call "Redneck Golf". Where everyone brings there guns and shoot golf balls. In this picture you can see Rusty's grandma with a gun...a real gun that happened to be loaded. She is a very nice lady, but old and isn't there at all times so she was pointing that gun all over the place pulling the trigger. Thank goodness the safety was on and she didn't know how to take it off. Rusty finally realized that she had a loaded gun and took the clip out of it and gave it back to her. But this sweet lady realized something was missing and just kept yelling, "Give me back the rest of my gun!" It's funny now, but it makes me sick thinking of our things easily could have gone differently. (I swear I am not letting our kids participate in the Robinson reunions)

This is what I do during redneck golf. I sit and hold my gun. And then everyone kept coming and taking pictures of me like it was this odd thing that I wasn't out there shooting.

(* But I do have to add that I did grow up in Malad and the one time I did shoot I hit the target every time. They finally took my gun away because I was just too good :) I just don't like shooting guns that kick and shoot when there are guns being fired from every direction. That is when I get so nervous about something happening that I usually just sit and watch. )

Rusty helping his niece and nephew play the guitar.

The entertainment.

We moved... finally. We now live in a place where we can actually move around. (Thanks Courtney! :))

Girls camp. I only went up a couple nights, but it did bring back a lot of good memories.

Rusty was put in as the 2nd counselor in the Bishopric. I think he gets a little stressed because he wants to do a good job, but he has an awesome bishopric to work with and learn from. It will be a great learning experience for both of us.

Got Lazik. A scary experience but I'm sure it will be a great blessing. My mom was very nice to drive down and come with me as well as my husband. I was told that I was pale sitting in the waiting room waiting for them to call me back. I unfortunately got a cold the day before surgery and woke up several times during the night coughing. So I was scared that I would be sitting on that table while they worked on my eyes and have a cough attack that ended up ruining or damaging my eyes forever. Rusty gave me a blessing before I went and I luckily had a cough attack right before and right after on the way home and not during the procedure. So it was a blessing that the surgery went so well.

Baby Blessing

Here are some pictures of one of the cutest babies I have every seen. He has dark skin, big eyes with long lashes, and he loves people. He is not a big fusser. This lucky guy got blessed today. Jason did a wonderful job and Ty is so lucky to have amazing parents.....and an amazing aunt!

Trying to be healthy

So Rusty and I saw a commercial for P90X last year, but I wouldn't let Rusty buy it because it was so expensive. As the year has gone by we have run into a lot of people who do P90X and love it and have lost lots of weight from doing it. Well we were convinced and therefore went out and bought it last week. I'm not motivated to use their diet/health plan, Rusty is lucky enough if I cook more than 2 or 3 times a week and there is no way I am creative enough to come up with healthy meals to cook each day. But we are trying to make better choices and one of the things we are doing is using brown rice instead of white rice.
They ask you to take pictures of yourself before and after. I wont post them, but I will tell you how it goes.

Rusty finally came home from Alaska last week. He spent conference weekend tying flies and then spent all yesterday fishing. It's hard to tell what he missed more: me..his wife or fishing. :) But here are a few pictures from his trip.

Rusty measuring a Polar Bear least this time the bear was actually gone.

I guess it was like 0 degrees outside and they got so excited about how warm it was that his partner and him decided to take a nap.


• Get scared driving over the tracks. Why does my life have to rely on technology? Can't. Just need to take a quick look both ways or speed a little faster to be able to finally make it to the other side safely.

• I always have buyers remorse. I buy things, anything, take it home, feel bad, find that one excuse of why we don't need it, and take it back.

• Like to floss my teeth at least 3x a day.

• Worry Wart when driving with others. It only takes you or another driver to make a mistake that could end my life. My eyes are constantly scouting out the surroundings.

• Believe that milk is bad after one week despite what the expiration date says. I buy fresh milk once a week.

• Scared of mowing the lawn. Doesn't stop me from doing it but I stay far away from the edges so I don't take any chances of hitting the sidewalk or a rock. And then my lovely dad comes after me and finishes the job.

• Love killing Cat Face Spiders during Car Face season! I walk around the house with spider spray and spray everywhere and everything just so I can find that one spider that falls to its death!

• Need at least an hour of mediation/TV watching when I get home from work to be able to function again.

• Like to make up my own words. If you can't think of a word, why sit in frustration trying to figure it out when you can make up a word that fits exactly what you need and how you are feeling!

• Hate using my hair brush if there is hair in it.

New Years

Josh decided that he needed to have some kind of explosion on New Years Eve. I guess he learned it in Portugal on his mission. So I took a few pictures of Josh and his process.

Josh decided to paper machete him and Ben and use that to blow up. So my cousins spent hours covering them up. Then as you will see Josh started to have a hard time breathing after they got done and almost passed out. They had to lay him down.

My mom spoon fed Josh and Ben dinner.

Christmas Break

Here are some pictures of our Christmas break! Yes we decorated the tree the week of Chrsitmas, but it was still fun!

Some pictures of us opening presents. Rusty gave me a new coat and I got him a spotting scope... but the spotting scope I got him actually was a spotting scope for astronomy and not for hunting. oops.

After spending time in the Robinson home we drove to Bear Lake where my family rented a cabin. It was nice to get away and relax. We shared presents and bought a really really big pizza. I tried to reflect that in the pictures but I still don't thinkit shows how big the pizza really was.