Double Trouble

Double Trouble
Twice as much to love, two blessings from above. ~Author Unknown

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dance, baseball, basketball and so much more....

The life of a Robertson is very busy and hectic these days.... for all 4 of us.  It seems like we always have something going on, and the thing is we don't even know what to cut out.  We love it all. 

Nick is playing in 2 cover bands still.  His main cover band Oreo Meatwagon plays more often and they are so fun to watch.  His other band BS and the Liars plays a few times a year, but also so fun to watch.  I can't deny the fact this guy is GOOD.  He is just so so good!  He is modest and quiet about his playing abilities, but man I beam with pride every time I get to watch him rock out.  He got a new acoustic guitar for his birthday this year from his family and me and he has been picking it up each night and playing.  I'm so happy for him!

I'm not in any cover bands, but do enjoy being part of the Worship team (with Nick) at our church.  We sing and play together (me on keys, him on guitar) a couple times a month.  It's so fun to look over and see him on stage with me.  I'm hoping he feels the same way.  ha.

Birk is in basketball and also started baseball.  It's a big year for baseball for him.  He tried out last August for Midwest Pride.  A club ball team in Ankeny.  And guess what?  He MADE IT!  This kid is a good ball player.  He loves to tell people he is 'a lefty' batter!  I'm assuming his love of all things sports and mostly baseball comes from his father who picked up a ball and played catch with this kid from the minute he knew what one was.  I know I may regret saying this, but I'm so excited to watch him play at this level... and as often as he gets too. 

Addy is a dancing/singing fool.  She is in her 2nd year of dance and loving it.  She shakes her groove thing anytime I turn on the music.  We tried to add a Hip-Hop class this year, but she wasn't having it.  The girls in the class were all much older than her and so we decided to bow out and try again next year. 

It's so strange to say that its 2017.  How could we have gone through another whole year?  7th birthday, end of 1st grade, beginning of 2nd grade, a trip to Cabo with great friends and family, Christmas and New Years.  We're excited to see what 2017 brings us.  On deck so far is; a week in the Dells for Spring Break, lots and lots of baseball, dance parties, neighborhood bon fires, races for me with my favorite running partner and hopefully a Thanksgiving trip to Disney! 

Stay tuned.....

Saturday, July 23, 2016

What we've been up to

2016 has been good (and challenging) for us.  On February 2nd I was finally able to have surgery to repair all the damage I had done to my knee on July 4th, 2015.  10 days following my original injury I ended up in the ER and ultimately Intensive Care with a massive Pulmonary Embolism.  After dealing with blood thinners, Physical therapy and aches and pains all over I am doing SO MUCH better.  I'm able to run again, ride bikes with the kids and pick up on all the things I missed in 2015.  I now know I won't every be jumping off a 2 ft high deck EVER. AGAIN.

As for the kids, they finished first grade in June.  We've had a great, but FAST summer.  We've been swimming, going to the park, riding bikes, running, playing and pretty much enjoying every moment of the summer that we can.

We're headed to MN at the beginning of August for a fun family vacation.  We're going to head to an Twins/Astros game and then camp for the weekend.  This will be our first time camping.... wish us luck!  :-)

Second Grade starts in 4 weeks and this mama's heart is heavy about that.  It just seems time is moving faster and faster.  There are days I want it to move fast... and other days I just pray it slows so I can enjoy more moments.

I hope to provide more updates (and be a better blogger) as we finish summer and move into the fall.

2016 Picture Dump

Just a small sample of what we've been up to 2016.

Friday, January 29, 2016

From the brain of a 6 year old

There is this little interview game floating around Facebook that I was ignoring for quite some time.  Then I saw just how adorable some of my friends' responses were so I decided to try it out for myself.

Two thoughts I had when conducting these interviews: 
#1. I think they are a bit confused on what I do for a job with Wells Fargo on a daily basis and... 
#2. They both scored with #11 and things I have not succeed at in life! 

Anyway, Enjoy the thoughts of a couple of 6 year olds!!!!! 
1. What is something I always say to you? Birk: 'Yes' Addy: ‘No and yes’
2. What makes me happy? Birk: When I snuggle with you – Addy: Me being kind to you 

3. What makes me sad? Birk: when i yell – Addy: Not being nice and yelling
4. How do I make you laugh? Birk: Make funny faces – Addy: Making a funny face
5. What was I like as a child? Birk: Uh, you played with your mom and your sisters – Addy: You might have played with Woozie's toys
6. How old am I? Birk: 34 – Addy: 34
7. How tall am I? Birk: 14 feet tall – Addy: 3 feet actually 4 feet
8. What is my favorite thing to do? Birk: Snuggle with me - Addy: Snuggle with us
9. What do I do when you're not around? Birk: Um clean the house – Addy: Maybe play the piano
10. What am I really good at? Birk: Snuggling – Addy: Cleaning up the house
11. What is something I'm not good at? Birk: Jumping off of a deck. – Addy: Getting me to do xtra math or fighting with us

12. What do I do for a job? Birk: Clean the kitchen floor – Addy: Works at Wells Fargo
13. What is my favorite food? Birk: Meatloaf - Addy: Sushi
14. What do you enjoy doing with me? Birk: Snuggling – Addy: When your knee is better jumping on the trampoline

Happy Friday!  

Monday, January 25, 2016

Q&A #2

What song is stuck in your head?  Thanks to my lovely daugher, the Adele 'Hello Again' song won't leave my head. 

Was today typical?  Why or Why not?  A typical Monday, for sure.  However today was also a lot of preparation for the next few weeks when I'll be out for the count after my surgery. 

Write down something that inspired you today?   My health inspired me.  I want to get back to where I was at physcially before I hurt my knee.  I'm determined!

Today you lost ______?  The weekend.  Monday always feels like I lost the weekend! 

What's your favorite acessory?  A hair tie and my chapstick! 

Where do you want to travel next?  Mexico -- with some friends.  Then to Disney with my hubs an dkids. 

Are you a leader or a follower?  I like to think of myself as a leader, but there are times when it is important to follow. 

On a scale of one to ten how was your lunch today?  It was a 5.  Since I've been eating healthier my lunch choices can get a bit boring, but today was ok! 

Do you owe someone money?   Don't we all?  Yes, we do owe money!

What's the oldest thing you're wearing today?  My wedding ring!  Almost 12 years I've had this thing on my hand. I don't plan to take it off, well... EVER! 

What was peaceful about today?   The snow.  As much as I don't care for bad weather looking out my office window to see the beauty of snow brings peace to my soul. 

List three foods that you ate today?  Granola bar, cheese stick and an apple. 

Are you holding a grudge about something?  Not that I can think of.  I try not to hold grudges.  I used to, but the thing about grudges is I feel like I'm the one suffering.  So, I do my very best to move on. 

What are you looking foward to?  Surgery.  As weird as that sounds (because I'm also nervous) I want my knee to be back to normal.  I want to be able to run again without knee pain and it feeling like my knee is going to give out.  I want to be active with my kids again. 

Are you seeking security or adventure?  It depends on the day.  Today.. security! 

Do you need a break?  From what?   I just had a wonderful break this past weekend thanks to my sister.  A nice date night with my main man was just what this girl needed. 

If you were going to start your own company what  would it be?  I would start a music store.  It's something my husband and I could do together and possible be pretty successful at. 

What makes you 'you'?  My sarcasm, my love for music and life and my family! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Weekly Q&A ~ Week 1

For Christmas this year my mother in law gave Nick a book that asks a question a day.  I received a Thankfulness book.  I'm challenging myself to complete this every day!  However, I'm intriqued by the questions in Nick's book so I've decided to try and challenge myself and use this blog and answer the questions in a weekly format!  So here we go!

What is your mission?

 My mission is to be the best person I can be.  I want people to see the Light of Christ through me.  I want to be a good wife and mother so that my family is always loved and taken care of. 

Can people change?
People can change.  Their hearts can change and thus they can change their behaviors.  Change is hard and can take time, but it can also mean wonderful things. 

What are you reading right now?
I am currently reading Home, by Ellen Degeneres.  It's a bood about home design and I'm loving it. 

The best part of today?
The best part of today is at 3:15pm.  My kids get off the bus and I get to hear about their days at school (good, bad and ugly).  Then we get an entire family night! 

What was the last restaurant you went to?
My Tuesday night Benchwarmers evening.  Every Tuesday Addy has dance and Abbie, Birk, sometimes Tyler, and I go to Benchwarmers for a drink and some free popcorn! 

Today is tough because______________?  Today is tough because its the middle of the week.  The beginning is new and fresh and a do-over for some.  The end is exciting as it means the weekend and more family time.  The middle is just the middle! 

Monday, November 30, 2015

What an amazing ride we're on......

This year in First grade has been and continues to be an amazing year for the twins!  I have seen a tremendous amount of growth, intelligence and all around beauty in both Birk and Addy.  I'm amazed every day when I look into their eyes, listen to them read to me or watch them grow right before my very own eyes.  

So all I want to say in this post is a special note to the best thing I ever helped create.....

Birk and Addy ~  I am most proud of the hearts that you both possess.  You have been given a life that is a miracle.... and God has shown us time and time again that you are meant to do great things!  Continue to praise Him for all that he gives to you!  Sing loud, dance wildly and always remain true to who you were designed to be!

I love you with every breath that I have!  You amaze me....

That is all!  :-)