Category: Robertson

    Current News – Middle of November

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    This week my kids rediscovered DISNEY BINGO!

    And the little boys found the headband and wrist bands and sang songs. Tiago copied everything that Ray did.

    My mom called on Tuesday because she needed a ride that evening from the airport to Grandma’s place in Orem. Grandma J. hit her head on Sunday morning and then on Monday night she stopped eating and got really sick and couldn’t get out of bed. The Dr thinks there could be bleeding on the brain because it was such a bad fall. Lots of blood and stitches. We think she got up to use the restroom Sunday morning and fell and hit it on the sharp edge of the shower wall. On Tuesday she threw up a lot and got worse and worse. When I got there Tuesday night her body seemed to be shutting down and she barely woke up enough to say hi to my mom. The Dr.s said she would /could pass at any time.

    I went back Wednesday morning and spent time with my mom and grandma. She has pneumonia and is getting meds every hour to keep her from coughing and clawing and hurting… so sad.

    And then I hurried home to be mom. The boys went to wrestling practice and we took Cali to her first Futsal game. She is on a team with Mia and Anna! They got to play a lot together. Cali assisted goals to both cousins. They all seemed to be having fun out there.

    That night after Activity Days and Scouts and Deacons and Teachers activities I went back over to be with Grandma.

    More Disney Bingo on Thursday Morning and Grandma was still hanging in there! Somehow. I stayed home Thursday and tried to get a few things done around the house.

    Ray was Mustang of the Month for his Class! He was excited to show me the awards on the back! And his teacher said he is always on task and helps the others to do what they are supposed to!

    Bath time. Rose is such a good helper with the younger kids!

    And now it’s Friday and Grandma is still holding on to this life. I don’t know how but she is. We are trying to get more of the grand kids in there to say their goodbyes and give her a hug. She received another blessing from Bracken last night and now we are hoping that she can go in peace when her body and spirit are ready. I spent the morning at home – with my shadow boy, getting chores done. Now I’m going to stop at Grandma’s before my basketball and soccer game.

    Categories: General, Robertson

    The Weekend

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    Our weekends seem to fly by these days but we are packing them with fun and family!

    On Friday we sent Benji off to Goblin Valley with the Scouts. Then I took the kids to Erica who took them to their piano recital and kept them until late. I went and met up with Ben at Sundance where he had been for the last 2 days on a leadership work retreat. We had a fun evening with a bunch of his work “family”. Then we stayed the night and had Kelsey pick up the kids and take them home for the night.

    On Saturday, Ben and I got to sleep in! and we went wrestling shoe shopping and then home. Kelsey and Tiago were waiting for us and the rest of the kids were at Primary Program Practice. Tiago and I went with Kelsey to Provo. We had lunch with Shaelyn and her fiance Tyler. Then we visited Grandma Johnson and played Skipbo.

    We dropped Shae off and then went to Raymond’s wrestling tournament at Orem High. Benji was still on his camp out and Pack decided to do primary practice instead of wrestling this week so we just watched Ray. He had 4 different guys he had to wrestle and HE BEAT ALL OF THEM! He beat the 1st guy 10-0, then pinned the 2nd guy – which happened to be the kid that beat him and made him cry last week!, 3rd guy he pinned! and then he barely beat the last guy to get the 1st place medal.

    So we had to go out to ice cream for the first PIN of the season!

    Saturday night we got a few things done and prepped for Sunday, Benji got home from his camp out, Christian hung out with us and we all fell asleep to Star Wars #3 on the big screen. On Sunday our kids had the primary program at church. Kelsey came and watched. Benji thought it was fun to watch rather than be in it for the 1st time. All 5 of the primary kids did great! After church and meetings we had the Browns (LaNell, Dan, Sam and Amanda, Emerson and Andrew, Anthony and Caleb) and the Hancocks (Than, Erica, kids, Becca, Kyle, Eliza, Henry) and some Robertsons (Joel, Megan, Gus, Dagny, and Kel) and Kelsey Avila over for dinner! Everyone pitched in for Tacos, played arcades, taught them 7 Wonders and the kids PLAYED.


    and then I had to get a high score on Dr. Mario to prove to Than that he still has a lot of room for improvement 🙂

    Categories: General, Hancock, Robertson

    Fall Break, Day 2

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    My mom came to town!! and she took us to the movie on Friday Morning!! We all watched LEAP 🙂

    Then Mom went to spend time with her mom and sisters and we got to babysit Gus and Dagny! The girls LOVED playing with Dagny! and me too, I miss those baby snuggles.

    That evening Kelsey, Shannon and Tommi came to take care of Gus and Dagny and play games with Me and Mother! Ben stayed home and had movie night with the kids.

    Categories: General, Robertson

    Oroville Party

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    Lou and Judy Rotar sold their ranch in Oroville and moved to Utah. They invited the Oroville Crew over to their new home!


    The main reason for getting together was that Keith and Susan Stutznegger were home from being Mission President in Mexico City and were in Utah for the weekend.

    It was fun to talk with old friends. These were some of the people that helped mold and shape us. People that were our youth leaders. People that watched us grow up and still love us. Friends my age and all of my siblings ages were there. And then the parents of the friends. I’m grateful for good parents and leaders and friendships. I really feel gratitude for these strong Latter Day Saints that helped raise us and continue to love and serve. Rotar, Stutznegger, Hancock, Taylor, Taylor, Crane,… Browns, Meyers, Avilas. This is a good Heritage 🙂


    and if Joel and Megan are there then it’s all good 🙂


    Categories: Jana, Robertson

    Sunday Funday

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    We got to have a big Sunday dinner with us, Joel, Shannon, Sean, Kelsey, Shae and their fams and peops! We had lots of fun with lots of new people over. The kids ask every Sunday if anyone is coming over to visit 🙂 We all love it and look forward to it.

    Categories: Robertson

    And then it was August

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    Benji made it home from Scout Camp on Saturday morning and played with cousins and then in the afternoon we asked him to do some chores and he just CRASHED. He couldn’t comprehend and had a melt down. Ben helped him figure it out and tried to teach him that even when we are worn out and tired we still have to choose to do what we are asked and we choose our attitude 🙂 His buddy Seth stopped by in the middle of that life lesson with a late birthday present.

    And that night Benji got to babysit while we went to the game! I love being at the field and I love when it is good weather

    On Sunday we had our Nettesheim Fireside and then celebrated Grandpa’s 70th Birthday!!

    THESE GUYS! ready for JR. HIGH? I love that they still play and have fun and don’t have to be too cool.

    Ray and Rose are so excited to start school. They both have the same size shoe right now.



    Friends over at the house on a summer day: Millie made a new friend when LaNell brought Andrew over to play.

    my genius child?

    working on their Dr. Mario skills and getting high scores:

    I am still the Wolf Den Leader:

    Kelsey and I took the kids to the pond. We stopped and got XL drinks at Maverick cause they were free so… And then Brady! showed up at the pond and surprised us!

    Thursday Night I went to Ben’s soccer game! He is blurry in the pic cause he was running really fast 🙂 And right after the soccer game we picked LaNell up at the mouth of the canyon and drove to Sundance to watch Jacob and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. We met the Hancocks up there and sat through a little rain. It was a fun show!

    And then the kids finished THE SUMMER CHART!! They were so happy to be done!

    Josh and Mal came to Visit

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    Wednesday after the cruise Josh and Mal and their 5 kids came to play for a few days. We just chilled and let the kids play for 3 days:

    Laynie and Tiago had a great time trying to play.


    lots of xbox for the older kids. They created lots of mine craft awesomeness:


    We did leave the house on occasion 🙂

    And Tiago has been obsessed with the “slide” so they all had fun doing that:

    All of our peaches were ripe so we had a peaches lunch:

    More sliding and exhaustion from no naps and lots of late nights:

    Packer and Payton in the kitchen – did not turn out!

    A bunch of us went out for dinner one of the nights – Us, Josh and Mal, Joel and Megan, Kelsey, Bracken and Talia!

    Millie and Tiago LOVED having baby Eden in the house. They thought she was a doll and would not leave her alone. I also LOVED having a baby in the house 🙂

    On Friday we took the kids to the new splash pad in Orem! Tiago took a nap first. Cali had a horrible stomach ache BUt we still had some fun and finished with a game of Red Rover:

    And I sent Josh and Kelsey to Salt Lake to get me a Dr. Mario arcade game!!

    Saturday morning we played a little more. Benji got home from Scout Camp! and Payton needed some Benji time and then they all left for home. It was fun to have some time with them and let the kids and us build relationships.

    Categories: Robertson

    home sweet home

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    Saturday July 29th we got back to Seattle. It was a great trip. Perfect amount of time away. We had a blast and feel blessed that we got to go and that our kids were all taken care of back home. We got off the ship and had about 6 hours until our flight. We ended up catching a ride to the mall. We watched a movie, Dunkirk, and did a little shopping. Then we headed back to the airport and flew home. We got home around 10pm and all of the kids were excited to see us!

    I got the early shift Sunday morning, back to reality:

    My mom took care of everything and everyone while we were gone! A bunch of my siblings were around on their family vacations so they had a busy week:


    The Princess cruise Ship Murder…We had lots of texts asking if we were ok and if that was our boat:

    My mom stayed a few more days to see me 🙂 and her mom and her sisters and spend Kelsey’s birthday with her… And Tracie and John came Sunday night 🙂 and John helped me prep for my new appliances!

    Monday morning Tiago was playing nicely in the toy room and threw his finished wooden cupcake at the window 🙁 cracked it! But it was an accident and he loved playing with Hadley:

    Ryan installed our new faucet while we were gone!

    I took my kids and Tracie’s kids to the park while they did bday stuff with Kelsey. Everyone was happy until Millie got stung by a wasp 3 times!!!

    Kelsey’s Birthday! I love having Kelsey live close. We have lots of fun, especially when mom and I win Nertz.

    Categories: Nettesheim, Robertson


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    After Fort Bragg we had a week until Ben and I were going on our Alaskan Cruise. And only a few days before company was coming. We cleaned up from camping and then had a few days before Ryan and Mary and their kids came to visit.

    What do you pack for a cruise to Alaska?

    I got to go to the temple!

    And then the cousins came! We went to TRAFALGA: Millie is hilarious on the frog hopper! All of the arcades were free. The older cousins played Laser Tag. It was too hot to mini golf but we did anyway. The boys and Cali rode the go carts and everyone tried the bumper boats!

    On Friday we all went to 7 Peaks!!

    Grandma and Tracie came to take care of our kids! And the night before we left Cali was in tons of pain with her braces until we let Tracie work her magic and pull the wire back where it belonged.

    Saturday morning Ben and I said goodbye and headed for the airport! We were on the same flight to Seattle as mom and Dad, Schy and Em and Mich and Udine. Ready for our Alaska Adventure!!

    Categories: General, Robertson