December 30, 2009

just home for the holidays

man it has been such a great holiday! we arrived in Danville on Christmas eve eve just in time for some great cooking and family. On Christmas day we got to talk to alex (only for 40 minutes because he is on his mission in Virginia). He sounds so good and really is maturing so much. He has become so humbled and loves everyone in Virginia! I miss him so much and cant wait to see him again in a year and a half. Besides that christmas gift we opened our stocking to find tickets for cirque du soleil "Ovo". It has become a tradition in our family to go see the cirque in San Francisco after christmas. Last year mom suprised alex and I with the Ka show. This Ovo show revolves around and egg and a variety of bugs. This is me by the way.. i wish..
The costuming is just amazing. they are so talented and mind blowing with the contortionists, acrobats, spinning, twirling, tossing and balancing! Seriously they are the best of the best. And it was Matt's very first Cirque Du Soleil so it was exciting to see his reaction to the performers. But this was only one of our many events of christmas presents....

Dad also took Matt and I skiing in Tahoe so matt could use his new ski poles! Santa really knows what we want! we had so much fun. I hate to admit it though but my dad outlasted me... I was so worn out around noon. I wasnt some pansy but my dad loves those steeper slopes which = a lot more work which = me tired! haha but we had a perfect sunny powdery warm day! Thanks dad!!

so on top of snowboarding the girls got tickets to see Wicked in the city!! so the 3 generations spent the day in SF shopping before the show. This was my second time seeing it and yes it was just as great as the first time!

What can i say...I have the best parents in the world!! We had a wonderful christmas! and to save the best for last matt got me a little wooden jewelry with a big sunflower carved on the top. its so beautiful! I love it and will use it forever. Matt really is so thoughtful he knows how much i love jewelry and combine those are absolutely amazing! i love it! thanks again so much matt!! I love you! Our first Christmas together has been so memerable and this holiday season is only getting better.

For New Years Jake is coming up from Southern California with his girlfriend/fiance (planning things out for now) and her 2 year old son! Im so excited and i hear nothing but good things of Sara. I cant wait to meet her and spend a couple days with them. After all the meet and greet we are off to Seattle for a couple months!

December 21, 2009

It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year!

Matt finally graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho on December 18th in Accounting and couldnt be more relieved to have that over and done with! His family was there (beside Taiwan Adam) to support him. He looked so happy and ready for the next adventure. Right now he has been interview with multiple companies looking for an accounting position with no luck so far. The back up plan is to complete his masters sometime in the next year. We really are hoping for a job first because everyone wants to hire someone with experience but if that doesnt work out its not that big of a deal and he will complete a masters...that always looks better on a resume anyways! He really has been working hard and deserves a little break. So the current plan is Christmas at the Beckmans and then its up to Seattle for a couple months to relax and make some moolah! Then its grad school in the fall...unless a job sneaks up on us!

We have started our journey for for newlyweds we roadtrip way too much and way too far! but we enjoy it and cant wait to spend time with our families! So right now we have all our things moved and on the road. Our first stop was Utah where we visited Temple Square to look at the Christmas lights..oh man they are amazing! seriously on every big tree it covers EVERY branch!

(oh...P.S I dyed my hair a burgundy brown! Im liking it!)

so after the lights we went to Matt's sisters house and then the next day Matt had yet another interview. He never gives up and I am so proud of him for working so hard. He really is an amazing husband! I know every wifey says that but I cant help from not saying it! if that even made sense...Anywho..later on our agenda we are spending time with Zach and Brytni Despain (one of Matt's best friends) and going snowboarding/skiing on tuesday! I would have just said snowboarding but Matt does ski and so i feel like i need to include that just for him! I know im strange! ...whatever...but we are so pumped, especially since we went once last year and so it feels like it has been about 2 years! OOOOOOHHH im so excited!! Plus I will be testing out my new board! woopDwoop!!

So after snowboarding we will head out Wednesday morning for Danville, CA for christmas and some amazing mama Beckman food! oh i cant wait! and I'm sure that lady has some suprises up her sleeve for us...thats what makes her great! Man...i love this holiday season!! so on top of being home with my family (mom, dad, nana, papa...and maybe even jake!) i get to see my friends!! they are always amazing for some good laughs! i miss those girls! cant wait!

Well...more to come later! hopefully i can get some good shots of my papa bowling on the Wii!!! he honestly has some amazing form!!

December 14, 2009

This is the whole Robinson Gang for Thanksgiving!! it was so much fun to all be together! Especially since Adam, Kay Lizzy and James flew from Taiwan! All the kids were so cute...a little on the sick side so there was a BIT of crying but it was so much fun anyways! even though the following picture doesn't look too happy we were just super ready to eat! haha

Here is baby James and mama Kay...such a happy kid! and did i mention a Taiwanese model??..?
Lizzy hadn't played in the snow before so we got to run around the backyard and toss snowballs at Matt when he wasn't looking..or after i run out of the line of fire!! Lizzy had a blast!! we hat all the kids running around and playing on the swings! it was so fun!
It was a great Robinson Thanksgiving 2009!!

December 2, 2009


Our thanksgiving post will come a little later but i have to shout out to everyone how amazing my husband is! I was only able to spend 2 days with the family for thanksgiving because i had to be back for work. So i left Friday super early in the morning, missed my sister in-laws first time to the temple, didn't get to spend enough time with the family and spend a useless day at work for black friday... because no one want to buy cell phones on black friday, everyone wants clothes or toys for christmas presents. So last night when I came home from work matt had a surprise waiting for me on the bed! it was a huge rectangular box.. and when i opened it up there was a beautiful snowboard! it was Christmas way too early. I asked matt why he gave it to me so early and he said it was an impulse buy because he was proud of me for going into work and not calling in sick! He really is just so thoughtful! He is always doing things to make me happy and I can honestly say that i am at my happiest when i am with him! I LOVE YOU MATT ROBINSON! I cant wait to go boarding and skiing!! It really goes to show that snowboarders and skiers can get along..even get married!! haha

November 19, 2009

its become a habit to stalk blogs now..its almost getting as bad as facebook. but the worst part about this blog stalking habit is that I always look at mine and think i need to write another post but i never seem to have anything to say. Everyday is about the same because i work everyday all day and with my one day off I'm usually laying around the apartment, checking facebook and blogs every five seconds (even when there is no change, i convince myself that the next time i look something will have popped up in my news feed... and to my shocking surprise nothing happens) and maybe ill do a little cleaning because Matt's sister comes over and i don't want to look like a slob! Jenna is into racquetball and usually plays with Matt on saturdays. I started to play with some lessons (i get frustrated because i suck and i suck because i am frustrated most of the time!) but i still have fun non the less. But thats just about all the change that is going on! nothing new, nothing really exciting, just work dinner and sleeping. But i do have to say that with not much excitement with activities i still am the happiest i have ever been! thats all thanks to Matt!

I can promise you though... with the holidays coming up and us moving out of Rexburg we will have more fun and exciting stories to tell!! plus photographs! woop d woop.... Stay tuned!

October 18, 2009

Together Forever

Today marks our 6 months anniversary and we are still just loving life. Since we have been married we have gone through a lot already....i mean a lot for six months. From driving Coast to coast the week after we got married, job struggles, keeping our standards with temptations, the passing of a loved one, managing money, driving coast to coast yet again, moving , more job struggle, and currently working on graduation.

Everything that we go through we go through together and are always thinking of the other. We make such a great team I honestly couldnt have asked for anyone for suited for me. We really truly are a perfect match. We are always laughing and having fun. The picture posted above was just a couple weeks ago before i got my job. We went to Island Park for the weekend with another couple Paul and Karma. We stayed at their cabin and the next morning we went swimming in a freezing cold lake and then traveled to another lake just five minutes away and rented canoes for an hour or two. I was a beautiful day and we just relaxed. I can only imagine that my life with Matt will be nothing but laughs, adventure and excitement.

I do have to say how grateful i am to have such an amazing husband as Matt. He is the perfect husband and i couldnt have asked for better. He is such a great example and helps me to be better. He is my best friend and I am so lucky to have him. I love him so much and am so excited to see how our lives pan out together and growing old together. I love you Matt Robinson and i am so proud to say i am your wife for time and all eternity!

October 4, 2009

The One Who Fainted

Since we have been in rexburg I have been litterally hunting for a job. No one in rexburg was hiring so I decided to go to Idaho Falls which is a half hour away. I needed a job and that was that so I went to the mall and applied to barnes and nobles as well as American eagle. I even talked with the manager at American eagle and by the end of the week I had an interview. I also heard that as a greeter in a Verizon store they pay you $12 an hour for standing nd welcoming everyone to the store. So before we left Idaho falls I stopped in to ask if the position was availble...and truely the lord answers our prayers. I talked with the current greeter and she said she was leaving at the end of the week because she was getting married in a couple weeks. I then talked with the manager and about a week later I was starting my new job at Verizon Wireless as the store greeter. It is the perfect job. I don't have to sell or answer question but smile, welcome people to the store, get them signed in and then write down a description of what they are wearing. It's the most simple job ever and pays great for Idaho.
So here is the great and embarassing story ever told... I recieved a call Tuesday morning from the manager at verizon he told me all my background checks had been processed and they wanted me to start as soon as I could. So I told him I can start today and he said that's great! Be here at 11. That was only in an hour and I still needed to get showered and drive for a half hour. So i rushed as fast as I could. I arrived on time and ready. It was easy and interesting with the different people that come in. My lunch break wasn't until 3 and I was starving by 1. I forgot to ask for a ten minute break and decided I was fine and waited it out. Right around 3 I asked someone if I can go on lunch because I was getting really hungry. As he walked to the back to get the manager to take my spot another coworker came up and he asked how I was doing on my first day..all of a sudden my vision went crazy blurry and I was disoriented. Next thing I knew I was lying on the floor with a customer telling me I needed food, he sounded like a doctor. Behind him were about 6 customers looking over, others yelling call 911, get an ambulence and take her to the hospital. I didn't need any of those but food. I smacked my head and went crazy pale. I slowly stood up and walked to the back room and my coworker shoved half eaten bag of tortilla chips, day old popcorn and some saltine cackers. I was so embarrassed all I wanted to do was get out of there. Once I got back to work after lunch everyone kept asking how I was and if I was going to pass out again. I really only needed nutrients and get my color back. The next couple of days coworkers I hadn't met yet were asking about my fainting. Oh my gosh I was so embarassed and now known as the new fainting greeter. So embarassing and my worst work story ever. Now I make sure I eat some breakfast before I leave and take some breaks and lunch like I should have!! more passing out!

September 28, 2009

The Road Well Traveled

okay, so i know it has been forever but here is the update on our long trip back home! The map shows how far we've been since april. It is astounding that in the first 5 months we have been married, we have driven over 8600 miles! and still love each other! This was truly meant to be. We've already blogged about a lot of the things that we've done, but here is a bunch of stuff between Maryland and Rexburg. There are a lot of more pictures if you click on the slideshow at the right -->
We had a ton of fun, and took our time with a stop in St. Louis and many gas stations with religious comments on the bathroom stalls. very interesting and kinda funny actually!

We left the ghetto east coast of Laurel, Maryland and started our journey from coast to coast back to Rexburg. We had "some" fun times this summer but were more excited to get back to the west coast where people wont give you the stink face and are friendly. We drove on the 70 back home and got to see some beautiful parts of the country!

First Stop:

Our first stop was in Terre Haute, Indiana. We only stayed the night but it was a super fun night. We decided to camp our way back because Matt had gotten an awesome tent for his birthday. We just stayed at a KOA but turns out we were the only one in a tent...everyone had trailers. Everyone was sitting outside their campers and just watching us as we set up our tent for the night. I wonder what they thought... "look at these youngins trying to set up a old school" "the cool thing now are campers, what are they thinking!" But we had an awesome relaxing night..we set up a fire and made smores!! they were so good..okay i could only handle one, but that one was so delicious!! the next morning we hit the road again.

Stop 1.5
We made a pit stop in St. Louis, Missouri to see the gateway arch. It was so cool! We walked around the park for a little while, took pictures and checked out the museum. We didn't go up because of the time constraint, and it was a little pricey. The Mississippi river is gross..

Of course we were goofing off.. Big chain holding a boat in place on the river

Side view of the arch

Stop Two:
We stopped the second night in Goodland Kansas right on the Colorado/Kansas border.. or Kanerado.. haha. Not much going on here except a bunch of wild sunflowers. I loved them.

Stop 2.5:
We traveled through Denver and ate some left over ribs from the night before somewhere west of Denver. They were still delicious the next day.

Pretty much the funniest graffiti I've ever seen

Back in the west:
We finally got back to Salt Lake and hung out with matt's family. His uncle Brent took us wakeboarding and we all tried out a little wake surfing. We got it down pretty well!

We also took a trip up to the Kennecott mine. I had never been there so it was a pretty cool!

After a few days in Utah it was back on the road to California! We stopped at the salt flats

My sassy pose.. Matt loves this picture..

(Matt has now taken over the blog)
We stopped in Lovelock NV to get gas. I don't really know why we took this picture.. but we'll always remember Lovelock because chelsea started feeling sick here and it kinda made her stay in CA less fun than it could've been.

We went in California to visit Chelsea's parents. It was a lot of fun and relaxing a relaxing 5 days near the end of our cross country tour. Most of the time we just hung out at home and ate our weight in whatever Tami cooked for us (which was whatever we wanted pretty much). It's a pretty good life at the Beckman house, except now my suit doesn't fit :). We did get out of the house a little bit though. We went to the beach one day, watched the mariners beat the A's :) and celebrated Chelsea's birthday. As part of her birthday, Chelsea's parents took us out to dinner in Walnut Creek, then to the musical Wicked in San Francisco. IT WAS AMAZING! The singers were awesome, and to me sounded at least as good as the CD if not better. Pretty nice that I got to share in the birthday treatment when it wasn't even my birthday! haha. It was amazing and was the perfect ending to a fun week in Danville.
We also picked up a couch that Chelsea's parents (well, Tami) said we could take off their hangs (Thanks again), and a scooter that was in their shed. Packing those into the truck was not very fun, but we packed it all in and it got here without any problems. Our apartment in Rexburg is on the 3rd floor and hauling that couch up here was quite a feat. It would have been all worth it, except that when we tried to get it passed the turn in our entry.. it wouldn't fit. We were (are) so disappointed! We were looking soo forward to having that couch in our living room. For the time being, however, my cousin Kyle and his wife Alli are the temporary recipient of Mom and Dad's generosity and our hard work. They did trade us a love seat that we are now using and is serving us well.
The scooter on the other hand has not disappointed! We did have to charge the battery so that the electric start would work again, but other than that, it was the best thing thats ever happened to finding a parking spot! Too bad the scooter season is quickly coming to an end. The last time I took it to school, I had to scrape the frost off the seat first. Oh well, I just can't wait till spring so we can cruise around on it again! Thanks again Mom and Dad Beckman! I think we tripled the number of miles on that scooter in the 3 weeks we were riding it.

Tami's beautiful smile!

WICKED!! GAlinda :)

That baby looks like Goldberg from The Mighty Ducks, I was

It's ok A's fans. You'll beat the M's next time :)

Our new apartment.. Was a little smaller than we
were used to, but it's nice!

Thats the end! Hope you enjoyed it!

September 24, 2009


im thinking its going to be in parts because there is kind of a lot to catch up on! sorry for slacking.

coming soon...0ur trip back to the west coast..utah wakeboarding...birthday in game...and the beginning of matts last semester!!


August 21, 2009

I wanna leave

So the days are winding down until we leave on Sunday! Oh my gosh I just want to leave! We head from here to Utah to see matts family and my grandparents, maybe throw in a wakeboarding trip with matts uncle and then we head off to the wonderful state of California! I have the worst anxiety right now...okay that was a little exaggerated but I'm feeling some anxiety to get out of here. I can't start packing until tomorrow which is killing me because I have time now to do it now. We only brought the things that we need so it's just easier to pack tomorrow. Oh well..I'll just watch some more Bones episodes! It's funny how that show can freak me out and prevent me from sleeping some nights, I just can't stop! Well I'm sure I could but it's pretty interesting so I deal with being scared and home alone! Don't worry I lock both of the dead bolts on the front door!
Although I haven't loved it out here we have made some good friends! Amy and Dallin. They are a young couple like Matt and I and are really funny! We have gone to dc with them a couple of times and bbq'd quite a bit!! Funniest story of night we were All so bored and decided to drive around to find something to do. Amy was craving ice cream with gummie bears and I had been wanting donuts like that whole week...and then we found dunkin' donuts with a baskin Robbins combo! So for some reason there was this huge pillar infront of a refrigerator. Dallin got amy's attention..."Hey Amy!" he then swings around trying to act all sexy and smacks right into the door of the refrigerator door that nailed his "subscapularis" area to be medical...if megan decides to read this i hope you are impressed. But then he starts saying "crap, crap crap...that really hurt." Oh the pains of trying to be sexy in a dunkin' donuts/baskin robbins! But Amy and Dallin kept us pretty entertained most nights! I hope we get to see them again in utah sometime! They helped us out this summer!!

August 20, 2009

No Joke...Best day of the summer

this happened over a week ago but i finally got around to bloggin it! so after matt go back from his grandpa's funeral he decided to take the monday off. we really didnt start doing anything until around 6:30 when we were kind of deciding what to do and then all of a sudden matt thought of an Orioles baseball game in baltimore...he went to go look it up and low and behold they were playing the Oakland Athletics!
we didnt take this picture but i thought it was pretty funny!
it was great to finally be able to go to a game that wasnt on sunday and just relax
The A's were killing the O's. And it only got better. Some guy that worked for the stadium came up to where we were sitting and started to tell us that we needed to move up under the overhang because a huge lightening storm was headed our way. and thats when we say the huge wind gusts blowing trash all over the field. but somehow matt heard that it was from a ship of some kind like a cruise ship or something...i dont know...then it just started to pour rain!! it was awesome!

it was so much fun! they started to cover the field and i had never seen that done! it was pretty cool. It looked fun to be down in the rain! i started to freak out just a little bit becuase of how hard it was raining mixed with my white shirt! but we were under the over hang and only got misted!
It was coming down so hard and looked way cool with the lights!
Matt and i kept wondering if it was ever going to die down so we could make a run for the car. And it eventually came to a drizzle and we headed out of the stadium. once we were out of the gates and practically to our car we heard cheering and figured it was just the song or someone being goofy. so we kept walking.
We made it to a restaurant and saw the game. we first thought it was the recap but it really was live feed and we ended up missing the last 4 innings! kind of sad but we still had so much fun. but the fun doesnt just end at dinner...we watched a movie as well! We blanking on what we saw...............................oh yeah GI JOes!! i loved it. everyone said that it was super cheesey and one liners but i think thats what made the movie. We were laughing most of the time.
But it turned out to be one of the best days of the summer! everything was spur of the moment and i think thats what made it so fun!
Matt and i have had fun together this summer but we really werent enjoying our jobs and to be honest the east coast is just different... ive noticed that people are just rude, especially and restaurants! oh well back to the west coast where people are friendly!! we are so excited!

August 7, 2009

Nothing but Happy Memories

A week ago matt and i went to Rexburg for our friend Pauls wedding.. Him and Karma looked great and so happy together! we were so glad we were able to go, plus it was great to get away from work. We got back work a couple days and then matt found out that his grandpa had passed away and he was back to Provo for another weekend trip. So a wedding one weekend and then a funeral the next. Someone needs to have a baby next weekend and the whole cycle will be complete..a little out of order but complete none the less.

I only got to meet his grandpa once and he seemed like the greatest guy! I was so excited to meet him (especially since he was an old guy and i love old people) but he was just there in his kitchen with laundry all over the counter folding away. He had the biggest smile when he saw matt and megan. And after matt introduced me he gave me a big grizzly bear of a hug and i could tell that this guy had such a loving heart. So once the intro was done we ate some dove chocolates and started talking. Matt and i werent even officially engaged yet but we had our date set and everything and were trying to get him to come to the wedding. Subject changed and next thing we knew he had megan and matt were pounding away on the organ. He looked so proud of his grandkids! It was awesome. I just loved being there because there was nothing but happiness coming out of this guy. maybe i just caught him on a good day but this is how i will always remember Grandpa Sharp!

So I have been in maryland all by myself...i hate it! matt needs to come home pronto! I get done with work around 3 and then i fiddle around the apartment..recleaning, go to the gym for a little, of course eat, i made pumpkin bread for the first time...and i turned out great just so you know! I am prepared for thanksgiving! gobble gobble. but i just dont know what to do while he is gone. Before we got married i was always saying i wanted to be an old lonely cat lady. But now that we have been married for almost 4 months i cant stand living alone for one day now! Im so pathetic!! Im complaining about being home alone and he is in provo because he lost a grandparent...i need to stop complaining. So im done! But come home! ha

July 27, 2009

Wedding photos...3 months later!

Marriage is what bwings us togevah today...
we finally got our wedding photos!!!! here is the link if you want to check them out!! just use as the email address or you might be getting some updates on other weddings and whatnot!

I loved them and i think they turned out great! i have a couple ugly shots but hey that happens right!!