Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meet Emma Grace Robinson

Emma Grace is finally here! We have patiently been waiting for her arrival. She was delivered this morning at 4:28. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces, 18 inches long. Her big brother, Evan, could hardly wait to get to the hospital to see her! She is doing really good and Angie is doing good. She came a few weeks early but the doctor said everything looks okay. Congratulations Angie, Brandon & Big Brother Evan!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

What did you do?

Ever wonder what other people do on Valentine's Day? Is it just another day? Is it a special day? Here's what we did for Valentine's Day......

Wayne started Valentine's Day out by cooking breakfast. We had country ham, eggs, and biscuits. YUMMY! Shelby went to see her Granny O and had lunch with her. Later in the afternoon, we (me and Wayne) took Shelby to the movies for Valentine's Day. We watched Hotel for Dogs. (good movie) After the movie, we had pizza for supper. My Valentine for Wayne and Shelby were a pan of heart shaped brownies! We decided to just keep it simple this year!

So, what did you do for Valentine's Day? C'mon, tell me!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Well, as most of you know, a year ago this month, I went on a medical mission trip to Africa. I experienced several things for the first time like: flying-my first time flight was almost ten hours...I guess if I am gonna do it, do it right the first time! mission trip- This was my first mission trip I had ever gone on. Leaving the Country--this was definately a first!

We spent a couple months getting prepared for this trip. We had to take special shots, special medicine, have meetings with other team members who were going, and most of all get mentally
Me, personally, I probably prayed more in those 2 months than I had prayed in a long time! Not knowing what to expect, flying, leaving my family, all of this was scary for me. The experience was worth every second of nervousness that I had! I thank God for letting me have this amazing experience!

This is the team that went. There were 9 team members that went from Tennessee. The guy in the very back was the missionary that was there waiting on us to arrive. The team members are: Me, Angie,Roger, Leda & Tom Riley, Dave, Alvin, Jim, Mike. (These last 4 guys were from Cleveland, Tn)
This is us after having about 3-4 hours of sleep after our plane ride to Africa!

This is what I could see from my window seat! It looks soooo soft!! I would fly anywhere in the world now! I loved it!

This was people waiting outside the wall of the compound to get in to the medical clinic.

This was our meals!! We ate around what we called the "community bowl". They would bring the food out in a big bowl and everybody was supposed to DIG IN!! with your hand, and all eat out of the same bowl. This was definately different! Our meals would consit of some kind of meat, chicken or goat or fish, with rice or potatoes. Nothing like we had ever tasted. You might see a chicken running around this morning and it might be supper tonight!
I have many more pictures I could share, but this is just a few. If you ever get the opportunity to experience something like this, do it! It was so amazing to see and experience a different way of life for a few days. As we were leaving, it was a bitter sweet feeling....glad to go back to our family, but really hated to leave because there were so many people there that needed our help. I hope in a couple years that I will be able to go back. Maybe, I can get Wayne to go with me! (yeah right)
Although, it was a wonderful experience and I will never forget it, I really enjoy simple life with the clayborns.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Brought to you by the letter "W"

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Thanks goes to Keyton! I have the letter "W". It was a little tough, but here goes!

10 Things I LOVE that begin with the letter "W"

1. WAYNE- Well, this is my husband, so of course I LOVE him!
2. Wal-mart- I love to go shop at Wal-mart, especially the clearance aisle. =]
3. Watermelon- I love to eat watermelon. It is so refreshing to me. Yum Yum!!:9
4. Water- There's nothing like a nice cold bottle of water on a good hot day!
5. Weekends- That's my favorite time of the week. I usually have 3 day weekends...It's GREAT!!
6. Wrapping Gifts- This is something I used to do at Christmas when I worked at Peebles. I love it, but they had to be perfect. I still enjoy wrapping gifts and making pretty bows to put on them.
7. Word Search- I love doing word search puzzles. I like to take a word search book on all trips, even camping trips!
8. Winter- This is probably my favorite time of the year! I love snow! and the cold weather! BRR!
9. Waterfalls- I love waterfalls because they are so calming!
10. Winning- Everyone loves to be a winner. I especially love winning if it is against Wayne.