The Robey Bunch

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My New Life

I have the best job in the world!! I am so blessed to work for the LDS Church AudioVisual Dept, and get to help to make messages like this one. I didn't work on this one specifically, but I now work directly with the 2 producers that did. I've been so excited for this message to come out. Even though I've seen it several times, I still get tears each time, and I'm reminded how beautiful mothers are when we recognize our divine calling. This woman is the inspiration I needed to blog more often. We all have different purposes and experiences in this life, but we need to share our trials and life experiences so maybe we can be an uplifting source of hope for others. I know Stephanie has helped me in my life this week, and I've never even met her. Thank you Stephanie!! To read her blog, go to

It's only been 6 months since my last post...

Sometimes I wonder why I start something that I know I'll be terrible at keeping up with! But my new goal is to post more often on this blog-thing-a-ma-jiggy. (Stephanie Nielson is my new inspiration). Since my last post we've celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, Easter and several birthdays. Not to mention the surprise cruise my hubby took me on, loads of soccer games, Enoch's job in Denver and now he's back in Utah...Oh and did I mention that I'm pregnant - again. So needless to say, it's when we have so much going on that it becomes harder to take the time to blog about it. But no more excuses! I'm posting a few pictures from the last several months, but if you want to see more, become my friend on Facebook. :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cassidy - the little actress

It's been really fun throughout the past several years bringing my kids on set to work with me. Sometimes they've come along to just hang out with me, and other times they've been hired to act with me. But this time, Cassidy had a job all on her own, and I got to be the tagalong observer! Even grandpa came to watch, just in case I needed to run into work. It was so fun to watch her in action - no shyness whatsoever. Truthfully - my kids had been begging to act forever, but I kept putting it off because I didn't want it to be something they felt pressured to do from me - believe me, I've seen a few too many "Disney moms!" But it's great for them to be able to earn the extra money . It makes it so much easier to say no at the store, "Well if you want to spend your own money on it, that's up to you...!" Now that they've been able to do some acting, and I see how much they love it, I guess I'll let them :) Just better not see any diva attitudes, or there will be some serious renegotiating...!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

La Familia Torriente!!

Just got a copy of this picture that was taken on Rome's blessing day in July. But it makes me so happy to see all of my family together. My incredible parents, all 7 siblings, their spouses and all 15 grandchildren! My uncle Richard used to always say, "You can either have fun or take pictures!" I think we would have agreed with him on that day, however, I'm so grateful to have this picture now. It's a wonderful reminder of what Heavenly Father's Plan is all about - eternal families. I'm so fortunate to have the best family ever.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yikes-It's been a while

Since my last post, I can't believe how much has changed! It's crazy how that happens in our family. There is never a dull moment in the Robey household. Here are a few pictures that show just a few things we've been up to.

How cute is this guy?! That smile melts everyone's heart!

Rome is 5 months now, and weighs 16 lbs. But he's the happiest baby ever, and has the sweetest laugh. Now he's discovered his very loud vocal cords and likes to practice screaming.

Hunter Enoch's 1st Deer!! Made an amazing shot, and anchored him!

The proud papa! He said this was more fun than any other deer he's taken.

Hunter would like to claim this deer, that he helped with. But unfortunately, this one belongs to E's best friend Chris. Hunter and E only helped guide with this Trophy...
Of course E had to have a shot with him too :)

Crazy Hair Day!

Hunter Eugene and I on a field trip. On the way with 100 screaming 10-year-olds in the bus, I was wondering - what am I thinking?! But we had a blast!

Life is wonderful. We have so much to be grateful for.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vacation to Washington and Oregon

For this year's family vacation in August, we drove to Washington and Oregon. We were sad Forest wasn't able to come with us, but we still had a great time. Our first stop was Bellevue, WA, where we stayed with Enoch's brother Hoyt and his awesome family. We went into Seattle and did the fun touristy things, went to the lake, picked blackberries, had a campfire, ate so much delicious food, and had a blast being with family.
Next stop: Seaside, Oregon - one of my new favorite towns! It felt like home to be on the beach. Since it was pretty cold we thought that we didn't need swimsuits, but sure enough the kids wanted to go in the water with their clothes on. I told them they'd have to ask their Dad, who isn't the biggest fan of sand all over the car- ok let's be honest, he loathes it - (I had already given E the, "you'd-better-let-them-look"). Then the look on their faces was priceless when Enoch smiled and said, "Ok." They ran and gave me high fives, saying "He said yes! He said yes!!" I walked over to him with the proudest smile, and he said softly, "You're cleaning it up, you know!"... It was well worth it :)
Last stop: Bend, Oregon to see our amazing friends Jon and Heather. We went to a museum, the best candy store ever, and enjoyed sightseeing. Every time I travel, I'm amazed at all of the places in this world that are so beautiful. I'm also grateful for built-in DVD players, an incredible husband who can fix broken car doors (twice), and memories that last forever!

Snoqualmie Falls

Ye Old Curiosity Shop - and yes, the kids are almost as tall as me, even though that's not much of an accomplishment...

Finally found a house we can really afford!

Lewis and Clark memorial in Seaside, Oregon. It's amazing what they were able to accomplish, but those men didn't have to travel with a baby in the Baby Bjorn ... even though I've decided there's nothing sexier than that!

They look tough now, but they sure were whimpering for the next couple hours because they couldn't stop shivering!

Priceless ...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rome's Baby Blessing

This was such an incredible day!  Little Rome Douglas was blessed, and we had so many friends and family members there to enjoy the occasion with us.  I started crying before we even got to church because I had been thinking about the events in mine and Enoch's lives that brought us to this day.  Even bringing Rome into this world was eventful!  Yet here we are, with this beautiful baby boy who was told in his blessing that he is here to "bond our blended family."   All 7 siblings in my family were there with their children & most of Enoch's family was there. Rome, or "Little Douglas", is named after his uncle and Grandpa Doug who have both passed away.   I know they were here celebrating also.

We almost doubled the church attendance that day!
Enoch's side of the family
My side of the family