Friday, May 30, 2008


Tomorrow is going to be a crazy day! We are helping move Liv's mom out of her place up in Sandy to a new apt in Orem. Then after that we are moving ourselves to our new place!

If you are around and have any free time tomorrow and can help us out let me know! Call me or leave a comment or email me! Here's kind of the outline of where we'll be and around what times but of course depending on how things go who knows exactly what times it'll be...

9:30 - meet in Sandy at Liv's mom's place & load truck
12:00 - unload truck at new place in Orem (it's on Orem Blvd, near Target)
3:00 - meet at our old Provo apartment, just south of BYU
6:00 - unload truck at new place in Orem, it's on 800 North on the West side near I-15

Anyone who's able to help out for even a few minutes that'd be awesome just get in touch with me somehow!


I am sooooooooooooo excited to get into our place! A few days ago they told me it would be pushed back a few days from Saturday but I just heard from them and it's back on for tomorrow! Yippee!

I'm off to call the 10th different truck rental place since nothing is available for tomorrow.... yikes....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We bought a couch!

Yesterday was a rainy day but we still had an awesome time here with Kristin's family eating hamburgers and all kinds of bbq-ish foods! Happy Memorial Day to you all!

(Amy, Nathan, & Rob... Liv & her lil' Rob.... that's cousin Kristin in the white shirt.... and Kristin's kids, Sarah & sleepy Noah...)

At about 5 pm when all the partying was over and we still had a few hours before bedtime (Robby's) we decided to go out shopping!

For those who know us well know we have a tendency to make big purchases or big decisions in kind of funny spur of the moment ways.... we'd been to RC Willey before and were really interested in an inexpensive microfiber sectional.... so how did we walk out of there having purchased one twice as expensive that we weren't even considering? Here it is, except ours will be a darker tan color.... but the same thing...

This one is bigger and nicer than the one we originally considered. We actually couldn't get the other because the layout of the sectional couldn't be changed and it wouldn't fit well with our floor plan. We figure it'll last us a long time and we both really like it!

Now if we could just move into our new place so we can get it all set up.... ahhh.....

Monday, May 26, 2008


Last week was not so great for Robby and I. Poor Robby had/has an ear infection, a fever, horrible diaper rash, sleepless nights, crappy naps, hand foot mouth disease (random horrible weird virus which causes him to have blisters in all those places, it's awful!) and then another weird red rash of little bumps all up and down his arms and legs. My doctor seemed to think that most of these things are unrelated but seriously, how can one little small boy be so sick??? And you know what that makes, one unhappy mommy! I've also had a sore throat and cold which combined with sleepless nights isn't getting better anytime soon.

So we've been having a little bit of a rough time but last night Robby slept all the way through the night!!! No hours of being awake and crying! I am so grateful for that! I love that he is normally such an awesome sleeper and I guess I just have a newfound sense of appreciation for that.

I thought about posting a picture of his feet so you could see how crazy this virus is but that's probably gross. I feel so bad - it looks really painful!

A happier note - I can't believe we will move into our new place in less than a week! I can't wait!

And since a post w/o pictures isn't as fun here are some cute ones of Robby....

talking to daddy on the phone....

jumping on the tramp at Parsons'....

Thursday, May 22, 2008

American Idol


If you haven't seen the end of the season and you want to be surprised skip this post!!

So it came down to the two David's. I was shocked that David Cook won the whole thing. The way the show pointed to David Archuleta I thought he had the victory. I was pretty disappointed when it went the other way. I would have liked a young kid from Utah who was genuinely excited and happy and humble to win the show. Not that I don't think David Cook is talented--I do. In fact, I think he will sell way more records and put out more popular music. I like his style. But I don't think American Idol is about who will be the best recording artist. I think it is about who can get a following--Taylor Hicks did it in season 5--he was never going to be a super popular artist. But he had a different kind of talent which included a way of getting people to like him--just like David Archuleta. David Cook is more like that Daughtry type--you don't win but you go on to be quite successful. We'll see what happens from here but I really thought David A was going to get the victory and David C was going to get the sales. I was dead wrong on the first part.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Poll Results May 20, 2008

Question: Which of these sports/activities have you done?

Sky Diving: 1
Cliff Jumping: 8
Rock Climbing (Outdoors): 10
Bungy Jumping: 5
Surfing: 6
Bridge Jumping: 7
Dirt Bike Jumping: 3
Scuba Diving: 4
Hang Gliding: 2
Hot Air Balloning: 3
Heli-Skiing/Boarding: 2
Sailing: 5
None of these: 5

So we have some pretty crazy people here!! I'm jealous of whoever went sky diving. I would love to go sometime. I love the feeling of just falling (not the hitting the ground part--just the falling part). It's such a cool feeling. Any other fun things people are doing out there?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Homeless & havin' fun!

In the past 2 weeks we have slept in several different locations...

1. our old apartment
2. Liv's
3. Parsons'
4. Beach house
5. Pincock's
6. cousin Kristin's

What the heck? The last 15 days have been a whirlwind.... from packing up our apartment and trying to cram it into 1 of the 2 bedrooms so that Amy & Nathan could move into it.... flying home to MD.... driving 3 1/2 hours to VA beach.... Rob leaving early in the week so I was on my own with Robby.... drive from VA to MD... couple days at my mom's house... flight back to UT w/o Rob... settling into Kristin's house for the next couple weeks till our new place is ready! Whew! I'm exhausted.

Robby did so well on the flight back - he would walk up and down the aisles really slowly smiling and pausing to wave at people. Outside of the happy valley babies seem to get a lot more attention so everyone seemed pleased and not annoyed with his bothering them. We were so excited to see Rob when he picked us up at the airport!

Thank you, Kristin, for letting us live with you guys for this time! This place is like a giant playground - Robby is loving it! There's tons of room for him to run around and lots of new toys to try out and fun big kids to play with. Heaven. Noah (almost 2 1/2) has this neat electric car that I was surprised to see Robby was able to figure out.... he looks pretty funny on it... he kept doing just little spurts...

This afternoon the kids had fun playing in the tub for almost half an hour together... whatever works!
It was so fun to see our families but we are happy to be back in Utah!!

Mini Russia Reunion

Hurray for Tiffany coming to town! Nancy and I had been trying to get together for weeks - we both live in Utah so it should be easy but it never happens - and then when we heard Tiff was coming we jumped into action!

For those who didn't know I taught English in Voronezh, Russia for several months in 2004 for a program called ILP. We had a small group of girls there and we each lived with host families except our two head teachers whose apartment became a bit of a sanctuary.... anyway.... I could go on and on about that but the point is 3 of us were able to get together last night and it was a blast! Nancy said it all and I'm stealing her pictures! :)

Nancy w/ her little girl, Rachel, Tiffany, and Robby & me.

Rachel is a couple months younger than Robby but seems to always be just right behind him in all those developmental things like crawling and now she's just about to be walking! So cute!

Tiff's been on a mission the last year & a half and I can't even remember the last time I saw her before that.... it was great to see her!

I miss all you Russia girls! It was such a crazy memorable experience and I'm so glad I shared it with all of you! Woot.

Proofs from Pincock Photo Shoot

For those of you who know my family, especially my sisters, we love a good photo shoot! I already posted about the photo shoot but here are some of the proofs from the photographer my mom used, Sarah Fletcher. I love this top one of all the siblings and my parents... We took them in front of my parent's garage which ended up being the perfect setting!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Poll Results May 8, 2008

Question:How do you think the Democratic nomination being a close race will affect the Democratic
Party during the election?

It will positively affect the Democratic Party nominee: 1
It will negatively affect the Democratic Party nominee: 11
It will have no effect on the Democratic Party nominee: 6

So now it's looking like Obama is going to win the Democratic nomination unless Hillary gets a big surge at the end. It'll be interesting to see it plays out in November.

New York City

On Tuesday I had to leave the beach to head up to New York for business. I was meeting with Honeywell, who supplies most of our equipment at work. It went well--we ate A LOT of food and Wednesday they took us to the Yankees game which was fun. It felt wierd being on a "business trip." Sorry for the crappy picture but I just had my camera phone since Es had the regular camera. I woke up this morning at 5:00 AM Eastern to catch my flight back and felt pretty crappy. I had to go to work when I got back to Utah this morning--I feel a little better tonight so hopefully I get over this bug. So now I'm hanging out in Utah until Es and baby Robby get back.

More beach fun!

We're having a great time here at the beach! The week is going by quickly - we leave Saturday morning. We had two great days of sun and today was pretty cloudy and yucky so we hung out mostly inside. It's been a little hard having Robby the dad gone but we'll be going back to Utah next Wednesday so we're just trying to enjoy this time with all the cousins and family!

Tonight we went to the Cheesecake Factory in downtown VA Beach which was delicious! People looked at our group like we were crazy... we had an entire table with just six of the little kids sitting kind of by themselves and they did great. We got lots of stares! Tomorrow night we'll be having a crab feast which I'm so excited for!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Fun at the beach...

Today was our first real "beach" day! It's actually pretty cold outside but when the sun is shining it's great. The water was super cold today so I tried to steer Robby clear of the ocean. We had so much fun last night chatting until almost 2 in the morning! Rach did Becca a whole hair makeover, we talked a lot about babies and birth, watched Napoleon Dynamite, and just told stories about the past... Pincock family reunions are pretty laid back - consisting mostly of reading, sleeping, eating, and talking.... that's it.

Feeling baby boy Mason kick! See Becca's cute short hair?!

Enjoying our, what, 3 person hot tub! Seriously, if you advertise a house for an occupancy of 19 why would you have such a teeny hot tub? Oh well, good thing we like each other!

Our parking lot - er, driveway.... notice the Arcal Sprinter Van. Yup, that's what my dad drives...

Playing with dad in the sand. I'm so glad Robby is happy in the sand and likes the beach! We are just going to really miss Rob when he leaves tomorrow morning!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Pincock Family Pictures

We're in Maryland! We survived our move - well, we're halway moved. We've moved all of our stuff into the 2nd bedroom of our apartment and Amy & Nathan have moved in. We're kind of homeless and when we get back from MD we'll be staying with my very sweet and generous cousin, Kristin!

I have to give a big huge thank you to all of you who helped me with our move!! Oh wow, I could not have done it without you! Lindsay & Liv are about a trillion times better at packing than I am! The whole Parsons family spent an entire evening boxing up Robby's books - there really are THAT many! Liz watched baby Robby so I didn't have to have him following me around... Amy came and saved the day and helped finish getting ready for the carpet cleaners! Ah, and thank you for all the other offers for help we received! We have the most awesome group of friends! Thank you all!

We flew to MD Thursday and it was a great flight! Robby is such a good boy. When he starts fussing we just hold him up to wave to the people behind him and he lights up. Everyone loved him.

Today we took family pictures with my family - I think the last time we had a professional photographer was before Andrew & Sarah's mission.... like 10 years ago. And no good family pictures of everyone for years and years. So my parents hired someone to come take pictures at their house just before we all hopped in the car to drive down to VA Beach.

We took a few snapshots with our own camera so here's a little preview of what they'll look like...

Our little family...

Babu & Dedu (Russian for G&G) with all 10 grandkids! The 3 little boys were all born last year - Robby in April, Joeseph in October, and Rocky in August.

A really bad angle of the shot of just the original Pincock siblings. We're not in our usual order - it's Sarah, Tabitha, Vanessa, Dad & Mom, me, Joel, Andrew & Rachel.

So now we're here in VA Beach! The water is FREEZING but baby Robby could not get enough of it. No one else was going in the water but he kept racing towards it... I'd stand him where the waves were breaking thinking he'd be a little scared but he just kept wanting to go further in. It was really cute! I'm excited to spend the whole week here!

I don't have my laptop so I'll have to try to post again before Rob leaves Tues (he has to leave early for work) since he'll take his with him. But if I don't just know we're enjoying soaking up some sun and just relaxing with family!