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.