Friday, December 31, 2010


I expect a lot of changes are coming our way in 2011.
2010 hasn't been terrible,
but I'm definitely looking toward 2011.
If you haven't heard,
we're going to be moving.
We're going to move into my mother and father-in-laws home.
Not sure how long we'll be there.
I'm guessing it will probably be for 6 months, maybe a year.
My mother-in-law is being discharged from Heritage some time next week.
We're going to help each other...
and I'm very grateful.
I'm a little nervous about everything.
Her leg still hasn't healed and change is never easy.
But I think everything is going to work out.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Reynold Mark Robinson

I know you should never have favorites when you're a nurse,
but Mark was one of mine.
I worked with him for over 5 years.
I'm really going to miss him.

Reynold Mark Robinson

1954 ~ 2010

Reynold Mark Robinson, age 56, passed away December 22, 2010 in the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Mark is the second child of Dr. R. Dean and Ramona Robinson. Mark was one of our Heavenly Father's special children who has given and received much love from his family and the many others who have been involved in his day-to-day care. Mark was always a very happy individual and had a beautiful smile for everyone he met. He loved people, and everyone he associated with during his lifetime loved him. Mark was one of our Heavenly Fathers choice spirits. He has left a vacant spot in our hearts and will be greatly missed.

Mark was born in the Yuba City, California Community Hospital on November 28, 1954. When he was one year old, he moved with his family to San Francisco, California so that his father could attend the University of California School of Dentistry. After four years in San Francisco, the family moved to San Luis Obispo, California where his father set up his dental practice and Mark was able to attend the Chris Jespersen School, a school designed for children with special needs. Mark moved with his family in 1991 to Utah and he has resided at the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork until the time of his death. It has been a joy for his parents to have him home one day a week and on holidays, where they could spend quality time together. Mark's family wants to express their appreciation to the administration and the direct care staff at the Utah State Developmental Center and to the physicians, nurses and others at the American Fork Hospital for all their tender loving care that they have given Mark for the past 20 years.

Mark is survived by his loving parents, his sister Dene'e (Fred) Jex, his nieces, Sjani (Ryan) Boggs, Myra (Craig) Owens, Eliza Jex and nephews, David (Erin) Jex and Justin (Gretchen) Jex, one grandniece Emma Jex and three grand nephews Carson Jex, Lucas Jex and Atticus Boggs.

We look forward to the time when we can be together again as a family in the eternities. It gives us great comfort to know that he is now free from the mental and physical limitations he has lived with for these past 56 years.

Funeral services for Mark will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Developmental Center L.D.S. Ward Chapel located at 835 North 860 East (across the street from the Mount Timpanogos Temple) in American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may visit with the family prior to the service Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment will take place at the Orem City Cemetery located at 1520 North 800 East, Orem, Utah. Funeral Directors - Warenski Funeral Home of American Fork, Utah

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Reynold Mark Robinson to MRAU at 895 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah 84003.

Condolences may be emailed to the family at

Thank You Miss Hannah!

The one thing Aaron and I didn't want Santa to bring Abby this year was make-up.
Abby insisted it be on her list.
Santa didn't just bring her any make-up...
He brought her Hannah Montana make-up.
(Hannah Montana happens to be Abby's favorite t.v. show).
Abby puts on her lipstick every morning,
followed by her sparkly eye shadow.
Isn't she a jewel?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Not So Silent Night

We had a wonderful Christmas!

I can't believe it's already come and gone.

Time goes by so fast, especially the older I get.

This year we celebrated at my mother and father-in-law's home.

We were worried that Santa would take everyone's gifts to our house,

But fortunately for us, Santa figured it out.

Andrew heard Santa early in the morning.

He said he heard bells jingling and footsteps. :)

Rise and shine!
Grandma was up at 6:00 am.

Kent picked her up from HCC and had her home just as everyone woke up.

Bree gave Grandma her blanket and informed her that she could borrow it for the morning. Grandma passed out all of the gifts.
Shortly after we started unwrapping presents,

my mom, dad, and younger brother Mike came over.

It was great having everyone there.

I have the best family ever!

Brody's favorite gift was his portable DVD player
Bree's favorite gift was her "Bugga Bugga" pillow pet and her Polly Pockets.
Mom's favorite gift was Adobe Photoshop

Alyssa's favorite gift was her Furreal kitten!
Andrew's favorite gifts, were his Donkey Kong game, Legos, and his bike.
Abby's favorite gifts were her make-up, polly pockets and her pillow pet.
After we unwrapped all the presents, Grandpa Walker made breakfast.
Orange juice, hash browns, bacon, eggs, and cinnamon bread!

Aaron's favorite gift, was his set of golf clubs!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Then One Foggy Christmas Eve...

Did anyone else notice how foggy it was Christmas Eve???
We had lots of fog and no snow.
-I'm okay with that!

We had 2 parties December 24th.
Our first party was at Kent and LouJean's.
The second party was at my parent's home.
Both of the parties were great.

My mother-in-law (LouJean) was able to come over for the evening.
So good to see her home.
The last few months have been very hard.
Not just for her, but also my father-in-law.

We had a potato bar.
My kids had a ball playing with their cousins.
We did our annual nativity.

Andrew was Joseph, Leah was Mary, James was baby Jesus.

Bree was the cutest little lamb you've ever seen.

Abby was a bright shining star!

We couldn't get Brody or Alyssa to participate. :)

We had a little talent show.

Abby sang "Jingle Bells"

Jessie sang "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer."

Everyone sang "Once There Was A Snowman."

Katie sang "Do As I'm Doing"

Abby was pooped.

Grandpa shared some stories of his childhood with his Grandpa.

Around 7:00, we went to my Mom and Dad's.
Both my Grandma Argyle and my Grandma Nelson came,
as well as my siblings and their families.

Here's my cute little nephew Cole.
I LOVE his little chubby cheeks.
I could just eat him up.

My Mom and Dad made a feast.
We had ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, salad, fruit, slush, etc.
We did another nativity.
This time Andrew was a wise man, Abby was a star, and Bree well...
I'm not sure what she was.
She wanted to wear her tutu and I couldn't get her to sit long enough.

After the nativity, everyone exchanged gifts.
My parents gave the grand kids pajamas and zhu zhu pets.

We gave Aaron Mario pj's.
Abby thought they looked comfy, so she climbed in them.
Isn't she hilarious?