Welcome to our Christmas Card post/recap of our 2014! It’s definitely been a memorable year for the Robinson family full of a lot of excitement and craziness as usual. Never a dull moment over here! We’ll start at the beginning of the year.
We loved spending our first Christmas in our new home. We made a lot of memories and started some new traditions, along with continuing some old ones. Kids really do bring so much magic to Christmas time. The triplets are at such a fun age for holidays. They love to celebrate and although it can be exhausting for mommy here, we love watching their young eyes light up as they experience all the wonderful things this time has to offer.
The day after Christmas, we piled in the car and drove to Utah to spend the New Year with our families. The kids rode the North Pole Express with Grandma and Grandpa, we rang in the New Year with fireworks, got a visit from the New Year Baby, and as always, ate plenty of delicious food. I also chopped about 10 inches off my hair. It was a great trip, and the perfect way to have our own family Christmas at our home, and still feel like we were with our families for the holidays.
We decided to take another trip to Utah during our Spring break. Both of our entire families would be there (from Hawaii, Colorado, and Maryland) so we couldn’t pass up the chance to play with all the cousins. Another eventful trip with more fun than we could handle. Pedicures, swimming, ice skating, trampoline jumping, birthday parties, bouncy slides in the front yard, and much more. Even after living in CO for over a year, we’re still happy to be so close to these people we love.
In June we celebrated the Triplets’ preschool graduation! It was hard for all of us to say goodbye to their teacher that we loved dearly. The kids really grew a lot that year. It was such a good change for the triplets to start school, we’ll never forget what a great experience it was for the whole family.
For the first time in about six years or so, I decided to take on a little work outside the home. I started teaching pastry classes at a little shop right here in Town called Al Dente. I only taught about 2-3 times a month for a few months, but it was great to get my hands back into my pastry roots on a professional level. I even invited my dad to help with the Father’s Day doughnut class!
The summer quickly flew by, and all of the sudden, it was time for school to start again. This was a big year for my Kindergarteners! They love their teacher, and have learned so much already. It was a bit of an adjustment with the new big school and new friends, but these kids are resilient, and adjusted well. I love that they love to learn. Here’s hoping that attitude continues throughout the years.
Not long after the start of school, we announced our most exciting bit of new of the year. We’re having a BABY GIRL! We couldn’t be more grateful, excited, and relieved that she is going to join our family. We are incredibly blessed to be given this opportunity again, and this little girl will be loved like crazy. The kids ask about her multiple times a day, and are already showering her with hugs and kisses. She’s due to arrive the first week of April, and that day can’t come soon enough.
In September, I made a trip to Utah by myself to see my twin sister Melody’s new twin boys! I love that we share this experience of mothering multiples and love those boys so much. A few weeks later we went as a whole family to see the new additions. It also happened to be during Melody’s and my 30th birthday, and the babies’ blessing! So many big occasions to celebrate, and we loved being with family for all the fun.
KC has been well and continues working with the same company. They have plenty of work to go around and he’s happy there. Between that and his church calling he’s a pretty busy guy, but we never feel like we lack quality time with the man of the house. We don’t know what we’d do without our superdad.
As the year is wrapping up, I have been reflecting on the blessings we’ve seen in our lives these past months. Our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ have been to thank for our happiness and their love for us has given us the strength to get through both the small and large challenges that life has given us this year. I love closing the year with Christ’s birth fresh in my mind. I love watching my children gain a better understanding of His love for them, and how important He is in their life. I love the Lord, and pray for others to feel the power of his love in their lives as well.
Love, the Robinson Family