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