Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's time to crack down and really get organized.

I don’t think that I am far enough along to be in the “nesting” phase of pregnancy, but there are so many things that I need to get done around the house. Scott’s parents are coming to stay with us for a few days while Scott has a break from School in a couple of weeks, so that might be part of the reason I am feeling the pressure now. I can’t imagine them coming out more than once or twice while we live out here in Wisconsin so I can’t let them think that we are total slobs. It isn’t that our place is a disaster or unclean, it’s just small and we have more things than I thought we did.

Right before I got pregnant I had so much motivation to start getting things organized. I was ready to start going through and making sure everything was clean and organized. Let me tell you what gets done when you have morning sickness that lasts all day… your motivation goes away and nothing gets done. So now that I am past that icky phase I think I'm ready to start getting everything done.

Well, I have 4 months give or take a week or two to get our apartment organized because I am sure that little progress will be made if I wait until after the baby comes. There are so many projects that I want to start working on, that I don’t even know where to start. Hopefully in the next week or so I will get started on some of the projects I would like to finish before October. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

If you haven't heard yet...

Scott and I have some pretty great news. We’re going to be having a baby! We couldn’t be more excited, and Scott is going to be an AWESOME dad (especially once he is done with dental school). Scott and I hit a few bumps in the road before getting to this point, and it took us a lot longer to get here than we were originally planning. We made it, finally, and we can’t wait for this little one to get here.

We found out that I was pregnant on Valentine’s Day, I was originally planning to wait until Scott’s birthday (February 17th)  to take the test, but I just knew that I was pregnant and couldn’t wait any longer before taking a pregnancy test. I felt like February was going to be the month, so much so that I went to the store and bought a little boy and a little girl outfit to give to Scott once the test came back positive. As soon as I saw those two pink lines I went in to Scott and told him I had a present. I told him that he could open it for Valentine’s Day or his birthday, he could choose (I know Scott well enough to know that he will never choose to wait for a present when given the option). I got his reaction on camera, but Scott won't let me post it.

I am just shy of 15 weeks right now, putting my due date on October 27th (6 months, seems like a long time but a short time all at once). If you want to follow my pregnancy a little more, I put a link up on the top of this blog to our page about the pregnancy.  

Friday, February 7, 2014


A few days ago I started a new blog so I can update everyone on the happenings with Scott and me. Let’s be honest, Scott’s life is pretty boring, school, study, TV, bed, repeat. I’m thinking that once it warms up enough to go outside Scott and I will have more adventures to blog about.  So… I since I don’t have much to say about the two of us right now I will continue posting on this blog all about me and what I’m up to.

Confession: I think that I might have a motivation problem.

Now that Scott is back to studying every day I have had a lot of time on my hands. Why is it so easy to neglect all of the things that I need to do? It’s really easy for me to cook dinner and then just not do anything, not even the dishes. I think it’s time for me to step up and do the things that desperately need doing.

Since work has been super busy for me this last week (not busy at all), I started making a “to- do” list for pretty much every day of the week. So far I have kept up with my “to-dos” but I forgot that doing dishes on Monday does not mean there won’t be dishes to do on all of the other days of the week. I hate doing dishes, I feel like they are never ending. It has helped doing them every night so they don’t get piled up too high.

Once I get into cleaning mode I sometimes go crazy… one thing leads to another and the next think I know I am mopping, vacuuming, and dusting.  I actually really enjoy the nitty-gritty type cleaning, but I’m not as big of a fan of the picking up mess type of cleaning. I think that it is because I don’t always have a place for the things that are lying around.

Since moving out to Wisconsin I haven’t taken the time to really get organized. We have things stuffed placed because that is where we had space, and our apartment now just looks cluttered and disorganized. So over the next few weeks I am going to spend my time organizing EVERYTHING, putting up pictures, and maybe I will even do some more painting (Scott said I have to wait until it gets warmer to paint so we can open a window to air out the place, so maybe I will just think about how I will paint for the next couple months).  I’m not going to need my friends to whip me back into shape. I’m ready to start spending my time a little more wisely. I'll let you know how it goes, I'm sure I will be using a lot Pinterest to get some organization ideas.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Now that we've been married for over two years...

I figure that it is about time that I make an official blog for Scott and I. I have had this blog since freshman year at BYU. People always ask me about how I chose the blog address. Amberbero was something that one of my good friends from freshman year called me and so I picked it for my blog address. I guess it is too weird for people to remember, and now that I have been married for 2.5 years I figure it may be time for me to include Scott in the address. I’m hoping that maybe amberandscottrobinson.blogspot.com will be a little easier for people to remember. I put a link up at the top of the page if you want to check out our new blog.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's a New Year

I think that it is funny that there is so much hype surrounding a new year. New Years day is just like any other day but it carries with it a fresh start, renewed motivation, the determination to be a better person for the next 365 day. I hate to be one of those people who makes a list of a million things that they are determined to do better this year and then fail after only a couple days. Although I have a list of things that I am working on doing better I only have one real resolution for 2014.
Last year was full of anticipation, I was excited to move out to Wisconsin and go on a new adventure with Scott. I was excited and nervous about find a job once we got out here. I was eager to meet new people and grow my circle of friends. I feel like I was always looking forward to the next big thing and not really enjoying the big thing we were experiencing.
This year I want to take the time to enjoy where I am right now. I want to stop counting down to our next big thing, and just be happy with what is going on right now. I'm sure this year will bring many ups and downs, but when I take a moment to think about my life I really can't complain. Even if my life isn't exactly how I pictured it would be, I have been blessed in countless ways.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

So this is what old feels like

Yesterday I turned 25, which seems so old to me. Here are a few things that I have learned in the last 25 years.
  1. You get out what you put in when it comes to relationships. My marriage rocks, it takes effort, but it's awesome. I couldn't ask for a better best friend and husband. This is true in all relationships, not just my relationship with my husband.
  2. Cleaning only take a few minutes at a time if you do it as you are making the mess. I am still learning to master this art, but I am coming to realize that it really doesn't take that much energy to put my dirty clothes in the hamper instead of on the floor or to get up to put my ice cream bowl in the sink after I finish all my ice cream. It takes so much more time to clean when I let it all pile up. 
  3. If you are waiting around to feel included by someone, you can bet someone else is feeling the same way about you.There have been so many times in my life that I thought that someone probably didn't like me because they didn't go out of their way to make me feel included. I realized a few years ago that there are probably other people feeling that same way because I didn't make an effort to make them feel welcome. Now I look for opportunities to reach out to people who may not feel welcome yet.
  4. It's okay to be silly sometimes. When Scott and I first got married, I think I forgot how to have fun. I was so sleep deprived and stressed about school that I forgot to take the time to just be silly every once in a while. Even just dancing around while I make dinner or singing in the shower can change my mood in a matter of minutes. 
  5. Sometimes life is rough. There are some days that it feels like the whole world is against you, and maybe it is. Looking back on those times I realize that is where I got to learn the most. That is where I got to learn how to pick myself up and keep going. I realize that life always gets better after times like that. 
  6. Never hold a grudge. It just isn't worth it. People make mistakes, lots of mistakes, and sometimes over and over again. I have found that it takes so much more energy to be upset than it does to forgive and forget. 
  7. It's okay to admit it when you're wrong. I have a REALLY hard time admitting when I am wrong. It's easier to move on once you admit that you were wrong instead of trying to find some justification to prove that you weren't COMPLETELY wrong. Pretending to be perfect doesn't make us perfect, it usually just makes the other person mad.
  8. Be Honest. It's no fun getting caught in a lie, and in most situations lying really isn't necessary.  
  9. Heavenly Father answers prayers. It amazes me to see how life always seems to work out. There have been a lot of things in my life that I never would have expected. Those experiences have helped me prepare, and realize just how amazing life is. I don't believe that it's just a coincidence, but often times answers to my prayers.
  10. It's okay if not everyone likes you. I have obsessed about being liked by everyone that I meet. Sometimes two personalities just don't mix well. I'm okay with that. I'm not going to go out and do things to make people dislike me, but I'm okay with not always being liked.  

Working... FINALLY

This was the longest summer of my life... We moved out here with Steve and Heidi at the beginning of June hoping that I would be able to get a job. Well, the job-hunt took much longer than I anticipated. When we came out here, Scott still had an online class that he was trying to finish. Which meant that he was studying all day while I was... doing anything I could to keep busy. After interviewing for two jobs at the Medical School (10 interviews) I was offered both positions. It was nice having an option to choose what job I wanted to take. I decided to take the job working in the Ophthalmology department.

I have now worked for a month, and so far I have really enjoyed it. It is so different than anything else I have done in the past. I work as an administrative assistant to 3 retina doctors at the hospital. Some of the things that come across my desk are pretty interesting. It really has gotten me to think about how I really wanted to be a doctor. I don't think my grades would allow me to, but if I could go back I would probably try to do something in the medical field. Maybe get a Nursing degree instead of my Exercise Science degree. Maybe I will go back to school sometime once Scott is done with school. For now, I get to experience all the behind-the-scene happenings at the office.

Life is good right now, I am so happy to be back to work, Scott is back in school, and we are doing great! Milwaukee has been fun so far, and I think that we will enjoy being out here for the next 4 years.