Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Family Fun!

We had a great time with my cousins and parents over the weekend. We missed the Warren family =(, but I think we ate as though they were there! K and N just returned from serving in the Peace Corps, and are about to become "New Yorkers" as N will be teaching in (what sounds like an amazing school) the Bronx. We wish you both the best and were so happy to enjoy the day with you!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Driving Range!

So, Mark took me to the driving range tonight- I was PRETTY give you an idea of just HOW horrible, I had about 40 balls...I hit exactly 4 of them. Yea. I'll get better, right? =) It's amazing how hard it actually is to hit that darn ball! It's a great workout (well, maybe this is just because I had so many practice swings- ha!) and fun to be outside! The best parts were when I got all psyched-up to hit the ball and then, after a really powerful swing, slammed into the ground with my club-hitter-bat-thingy. I tried to dress real cute and golf-like, so at least I could possibly fool the people walking by...I think it worked. Mark did an awesome job- this was only his second time; the first time he went with my bro who is a great golfer and was able to teach Mark a few things. We are looking forward to doing this more often and having something else fun to do together! I'll let you know when I actually (consistently) hit the ball...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Robin's ABCs

This was the greatest winery we visited in Walla Walla...Tertulia Cellars- the wines were awesome and reasonably-priced!

A- Attached or single: Attached to Mark, aka "Tall, Dark and Handsome!"
B- Best friend: Tisa (she's the big sis I never had)
C- Cake or pie: Ice cream cake from DQ with lots of frosting...delish.
D-Day of the Week: Any day during school breaks!
E- Essential item: Cell phone...I know, lame.
F- Favorite color: Blue, although anyone who has seen my wardrobe would guess black and brown. I need to go shopping.
G-Gummi bears or worms: Which one has chocolate in it? =)
H- Hometown: Federal Way, Federal Watts, F-dub, The Dub, Fed Way, FW, The Hood...any of those work.
I-Indulgences: Watching "E" with Mark...yes he likes it.
J- January or July: I feel bad for January because everyone picks July...January is good for being cozy and baking.
K- Kids: Soon, I hope!
L- Life is incomplete without: Joy
M- Marriage date: June 28, 2003
N- Number of siblings: One- Aaron (25)...he's cute, musical, funny and SINGLE!
O-Oranges or apples: There's nothing like a Honeycrisp apple in the fall smothered in peanut butter or havarti...yum.
P- Phobia or fears: That I won't be able to have children, and losing people I love.
Q- Quote: "Big gulps, huh? Welp, see ya later!"
R- Reason to smile: I know my Savior
S- Season:'s when my pumpkin obsession is at it's height...seriously, who wants to pick a date for a night at my house full of pumpkins? =)
T- Tag three: Mandy, Jenny, Bree
U- Unknown fact about me: I have a silver whisker that grows out of my chin. No joke. What's that you say? You've never seen it? Well that's because I'm very careful to pluck it several times a week...yes, it grows that fast. I know, I'm gross. Someone please promise to pluck it for me when I'm 90?!
V- Vegetarian or oppressor to animals: I just ate meat stew for dinner.
W- Worst habit: Mark says I "toot and belch like a man". Nice.
X- Xray or ultrasound: I've had both, and they both answered questions I had, so I think they're both great, but annoying because you have to be still...why is it at those times you itch the most??
Y- Your favorite food: Don't get me started, don't EVEN get me started.
Z- Zodiac sign: Aquarius, and I read it every day and try to make sure things happen just as they are written...sense the sarcasm.

Monday, July 7, 2008

I promise I didn't forget...

Remember my "Pay it Forward" post? Well, I'm finally getting to announce that Christy, Mandy and Krista will be receiving something fun and homemade in snail mail! Girls, please send me your mailing address to:


Don't forget to "pay it forward" in whatever way you choose, to whomever you choose, whenever you choose!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Summer fun!

We look as good as we felt. =)

So, time has been passing quickly with all the STUFF going on around here! I have found myself panicked and almost paralyzed when confronted with the idea of updating this blog, because I don't know where to start! I think I have to realize that I'm really just doing this to keep in touch with others and no one really wants to know ALL the details of the Pearson Prose, right? =)

Since I last posted, Mark and I enjoyed a fabulous long weekend in Walla Walla, celebrating our 5 year anniversary. Seriously people, Walla Walla is the new Napa. =) It's such a cute town, with breath-taking vineyards, and amazingly good ice cream cones. Despite the heat, and it was hot, we had a great time...we haven't been away together in a couple years and we have realized how good it is for our marriage- wouldn't you agree?

I started my 4 week journey of teaching summer school and it's a blast...I was so burnt out at the end of the school year and also frazzled about prepping myself for the fall, that I was not looking forward to teaching during the summer, but it has been super easy and fun so far and a great way to earn a bit more- I'm saying it goes towards my new kitchen. =) Hopefully, those "before" pics will be on here in a couple months!

We just returned today from spending the 4th at our family cabin in Eastern mom is touring Europe with her choir and her absence was sorely felt! We did have a wonderful time, bonding is always "good times".

Other than that, our days have been filled with keeping up on our house and yard, visiting friends, keeping up with all those who are expecting (which is fun for me because I'm enjoying making things for them with my sewing machine!) and just trying to take it easy this summer. I love keeping up with everyone and hope you're all enjoying a fantastic summer! I've got the burnt shoulders to prove that I am! =)