Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
12. Nativity Scenes...I love seeing all the nativity scenes of Christmas. I know some are tacky and cheesy and "geographically" wrong (people get all up in arms cuz they put wise men in the nativity and they didn't come until later...so picky :) but I love them. The Willow Tree nativity is my favorite and i love how each time it amazes me that the God of the Universe sent his son as a tiny baby to earth. I always think about Mary and how scared she must have been yet in scripture she says "I am the Lord's servant...may it be to me as you have said." She had such abandoned trust in the God of Israel. Why can't I have trust like that...even in the small things I sometimes struggle?
Friday, December 19, 2008
Shay outside my window in the offices...Shay posing for a pic on his new stilts...Shay bouncing away to keep practicing. He wants to be able to jump cars and do backflips in them. Well, I guess, if we ever get fired from Kamp, Shay can get a job at Silver Dollar City or Disneyworld as a jumping acrobatic person-thingy-majig.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, A. Rob
Well, I have some pics I have been meaning to post. I have a 6th grade small group and a 7th grade small group and they are both filled with incredible girls! In the 6th grade group we are studying the women of the Bible. We have done Mary (mother of Jesus) and Hannah (my all time fav woman in the Bible). Then in the 7th grade group we are studying the book of Philippians. It's been so awesome! I'm telling you all there is nothing better than pouring out and living your life in front of others. It's unbelievable for accountability and they teach me so much! Anyways, here are some pics from our Christmas adventures...
Here is some of my 6th grade friends after watching "BOLT." Which by the way is such a cute movie!
This is the 7th grade gals. I lead this with Katie Hurst, the Branson K-Life gal. I have had these girls for 2 years. We had a Christmas PJ party...so I, of course, wore a yellow sweatshirt with a donkey/mule on it...why not?? :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I know, K2 girls, that you might kill me for saying this but parents get to the point where you remember that you own that cell phone. You pay for those minutes and therefore you can block whatever you want to. Texting, picture texting, video texting, etc. Your daughter might absolutely kick and scream...but is your daughter's heart worth a fight. I would say ABSOLUTELY. I am not saying to hole her up in a bubble until you pre-arrange a husband for her (I'm sure some of you all would love that though) but I am saying to be involved and not naive.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Background #1: "Red Swirlies/Design"
Background #2: "Red Ornaments"
Background #3: "Pink Snowflakes"
Background #4: "Blue/Green Snowman"
Background #5: "Ornaments/Bells"
Background #6: "Let it Snow"
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The Helsel family. Goodness, love them...
Our 2 flower girls and ring bearer. How cute are they...
Some more precious friends. So many kamp faces in this group...
We're married! Girls, do ya'll remember the video? Shay Robbins was like the president! Hi-fives & hoots and hollers...Right before I walked down the aisle...Joe and Shay before they walked in to start the wedding...
Monday, December 8, 2008
p.s. I think my parents got me a pair of UGGS! (see older post if you are confused!)
Old married gal, Ashley Robbins
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Well there were some great guesses on the date of Shay and I's wedding but the right answer was:
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"I wonder if you would consider an addition to your blog that is related to these articles. I would love to see you add an "Ashley's Favorites for Teens Reading List". My daughter and I have an extreme challenge finding wonderful reading material for her. She is 14 and reads at a college level. It seems impossible to find appropriate material, subject matter, etc. She frequently defaults to a younger reading level because she doesn't care to read about the topics that popular culture currently deems appropriate for her age. Hope you can help!(for boys too...mine is 16.) We both love your blog! Thanks for all you do for our kids!!!!"