so appreciative

THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful suggestions!!

I am going to start working on the post for the Stronger Marriage Blog soon and all of your advice has helped so much!

Please keep it coming

If you think of any other words or have not yet commented, please feel free to comment

Any and all advice will be very helpful to me and to all those who will read the post


:::p.s. new post on the Stronger Marriage Blog today! comments are lovely :)

question for you

(what? another post?? yes yes!)

I have a question for all of you.

One topic I would like to write about for my internship on the Stronger Marriage Blog is what advice you would give engaged couples or newlyweds.

So my question is this: If you had to use one word to describe how to keep a healthy and happy marriage, what would it be?

Please leave me a comment with your advice that you think is important to teach young couples who are getting ready to spend the rest of their lives/eternity together.

And with your comments I would like to compile a list for an upcoming Stronger Marriage Blog post.

So your help would be greatly appreciated!!


***I will not use your names in the blog if you do not feel comfortable. Please email me at if you have any questions/concerns or want to comment privately. Thanks!

last [Valentine’s]

I gave you my heart

and the very next day

you ate it!

ate my heart

classic babies….

***3 posts in one day?? what WHAT?!?!

New SMB Post!

I published my second post on the Stronger Marriage Blog!

Just a quick get-to-know-Megan post



check it out!

and let me know what you think :)

Winner Winner!!

Thank you to all who entered the CSN Stores Giveaway!!

It was really fun to read all the different comments about people’s favorite childhood toys

But unfortunately we can only have one winner

and the winner is…..


#11: Alyson!

she said: I LOVED playing with baby dolls and Barbies when I was a kid. Cliché girl stuff I guess. :)


shoot me your email address and I will send you the gift certificate information


I wanted to highlight some honorable mentions

their comments really brought back a flood of memories from my own childhood

Kate: and when i was little i LOVED my American girl doll. i took her everywhere with me. i feel like those dolls are a rite of passage or something!

totally had one too. Kirsten :) which leads to…

Whitney Condie: I always wanted an American Girl doll ... Kirsten to be exact.

you can play with mine!

Whitney: I loved Barbies! They were pretty much my favorite thing! And my grandma has a whole room full of Barbies!

I remember playing Barbies with Whitney after school! I was jealous that she had Pocahontas and the Spice Girls Barbies.

Ashley: As a kid I always wanted a Barbie jeep and never got one :( haha

same here! those things were so cool

Aubrey: I always wanted one of those bears that you could color on. I don't remember what they were called but that was it. I went to a friends birthday party and she got one- I think I used it more than she did :)

Doodle Bears!! I always wanted one too!

P.S. I realized there was some confusion about the following…. Did anyone follow on Bloglovin’ instead of Google?? Just wondering.

P.P.S. Stay tuned for another giveaway coming soon!!

an even bigger mover and shaker

first he rolled

then he crawled

then he pulled himself up

and now he walks!!!

Untitled from Megan Robinson on Vimeo.

**I was trying to get a picture of Elijah growling (which he has done a lot lately) and while I was waiting for the perfect moment he stood up and started taking a couple of steps. I started freaking out (as you can tell by the video) and quickly took video of it. SO CRAZY!!

unfortunately, he has yet to replicate his huge accomplishment but at least we got video to prove he did it the first time!

but sorry I sound so crazy, I was really excited!

to Grandma and Grandpa Robinson:

Dear Gigi and Poppy,

thank you for the bike for Christmas.

i love playing with it!

eli bike

and i especially love when mom & dad push me around in it.

eli bike 2

but when they tell me it’s time to get off, i get really upset!

eli bike2

they said when you come to visit, you’ll push me around for as long as i want!

can’t wait!

love, your Elijah

:::To everyone: Don’t forget to enter the CSN Stores giveaway!! only 3 days left!

happy belated


we love you

and hope we will live there soon


oh yeah, and HAPPY {belated} VALENTINE’S DAY!

my boys

(my boys. makes my heart melt.)

:::don’t forget to enter the CSN Stores giveaway!! even if it’s your first time commenting, please do!

I know my Heavenly Father loves me

Disclaimer: Let me start this post by saying I know President Monson, President Eyring and President Uchtdorf make up the current First Presidency of the Church. But in my dream it was the past First Presidency. Also, sorry this is long.


(President Thomas S. Monson, President Gordon B. Hinckley, President James E. Faust)

Last night, I had a dream about the past First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (before President Hinckley and President Faust passed away). I was with Elijah getting him ready for the day when he was being a little pistol. I passed the kitchen table and saw a letter from President Monson written on a pale yellow piece of paper. It was addressed to my parents but I quickly read it where he told them that it was really good to see them at Christmas and he enjoyed their company at the Halloween party. (I know… totally random). I put the letter away and went to go wrangle up Elijah and calm him down.

Skip ahead.

I am holding Elijah, still pretty ornery, and we walk into a chapel where the First Presidency is sitting on the stand with their wives, all dressed in beautiful, white clothes. There are only a handful of people in the audience, just close friends and family. I stand in the aisle holding Elijah and listening to the current speaker, Sister Faust. She is speaking on how to turn to the Lord in your trials and that He is there to answer your prayers. She talked about being a mother and the hardships that accompanied that special calling and how she could still always feel God’s love for her.

After her talk was finished, President Hinckley, Monson and Faust and their wives got up to leave. As Sister Faust walked by me, I stopped her and thanked her for her talk and her words of inspiration to me. She gave me a hug and followed her husband out the door. Sister Hinckley then approached me and gave me a big hug. She asked me how I was doing and talked to me as if I was her own granddaughter, as if she had known me my whole life. While we were talking, President Monson walked by and said, “Hello Megan! Say hello to your parents for me. I hope they are doing well in the Marshall Islands. I really enjoyed visiting with them at the Halloween Party.” (Again, I don’t know what the Halloween party was all about…). He then continued on his way out the door.

I looked back at Sister Hinckley with a look of shock on my face. I could not understand how he knew who I was. Even if he knew my parents supposedly, how did he know me? How did he know my name or about my life?

Sister Hinckley saw the look on my face and smiled up at me and said, “It’s pretty amazing isn’t it, that he knows who you are even though you’ve never met him. He loves you and prays for you. He knows you even if you may not know him.”

In my dream, I started getting tears in my eyes. I felt the Spirit so strong as she spoke to me.

Then I woke up. And even as I woke up, I had this overwhelming peace come over me and I felt like crying.

I thought back on my dream and what was said to me by Sister Hinckley. I thought about President Monson, the current prophet, knowing who I was even though I have never met with him face-to-face. I thought that seemed pretty crazy, that he would know all my trials and hardships of being a young mother and my parents being far away from me. I don’t doubt that he prays for all of us, but I didn’t understand how he could know me personally.

Then I felt a great sense of clarity at the message. It was Heavenly Father.

Heavenly Father knows my every need, He knows my fears and trials. He knows how hard it is to be a young, student mother. He knows how hard it is for my for my parents to be thousands of miles away. He knows what I needed to hear to comfort and inspire me, even in my dreams.

Yesterday, I came home from a group meeting telling Adam that I wanted to curl up in a ball and die. I told him I felt completely overwhelmed with my responsibilities to school and to Elijah. I didn’t think I would get through these next couple of weeks. He reassured me that it would be okay and that we will make it work. I felt a little better but still rather stressed as we went to bed that night.

Enter, dream.

I know my Heavenly Father loves me. I know He is watching over him and helping me get through this stressful time in my life. I know I can turn to Him when times get tough and He will always be there, watching over me.

:::Don’t forget to enter the CSN Stores Giveaway!!

CSN Stores Giveaway!!!

:::UPDATE: CSN Stores has generously offered an extra $5 for the gift certificate, making it now a $25 gift certificate!

It’s that time again!

Another CSN Stores $25 gift certificate giveaway!

CSN Stores is sponsoring another giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to use at one of their 200+ stores! As you know, I love CSN Stores and you you can find anything from cookware to fitness equipment, pet supplies to swingsets!


Isn’t that cool looking?? I always wanted a swingset when I was a kid and I think these ones would be so fun!

What did you want as a kid??

Here’s how to enter to win the $25 Gift Certificate:

    1. become a follower click the button on the right ----> (if you are already a follower great! just tell me so in your comment)
    2. leave a comment telling me what you loved to play with as a kid {and/or} something you always wanted when you were little

The contest ends on Tuesday, February 22nd at midnight and I will announce the winner on Wednesday, February 23rd.

Everyone is free to enter!!! Come one, come all.



Valentine’s Winner


since only 3 people entered my little “contest”…..

and I was feeling very gracious to them for actually reading my blog**….

I decided to give Amie, Stacey and Hannah a Valentine’s gift!!!


and THANK YOU  for reading!!

just send me your addresses and I will mail off your Valentine’s Day sweets!

(solid, milk chocolate heart and conversation hearts okay?? :) )


and in case you were wondering the answers to the pop stars and song lyrics, they are:

1. Cher - Believe
2. Gwen Stafani - Spiderwebs
3. Janelle Monae - Tightrope
4. Keisha - Your Love Is My Drug
5. Madonna - Vogue


Amie, Stacey, and Hannah, thanks again for entering and your treats will come soon!



**do only 3 people really read my blog?? not that i don’t appreciate them! cause i most certainly do! i’m just, you know, wondering….

j-j-j-j-just dance

this weekend my friends and I had a Just Dance 2 party. we each dressed up as a pop star to make the party even more awesome! (good job, Whitney for thinking of that!)

can you guess who we all are??

(the lyrics are hints. no cheating!)

group 2







Well I know that I’ll get through this
Cause I know that I am strong
And I don’t need you any more
No I don’t need you any more



gwen stefani




You think that we connect
That the chemistry's correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I like what I hear








Some people talk about ya
Like they know all about ya
When you get down they doubt ya
And when you tippin on the scene









What you got, boy, is hard to find
I think about it all the time
I'm all strung out, my heart is fried
I just can't get you off my mind











vogue 2


It makes no difference if you're black or white
If you're a boy or a girl
If the music's pumping, it will give you new life
You're a superstar, yes, that's what you are, you know it

Any guesses???

maybe the lyrics made it too easy…


of course Mr. E was there even though he wasn’t dressed up. I thought about making him be Justin Bieber but he lacked the hair…. poor guy he’s so bald!

madonna 3

he loved dancing around and listening to the music. and of course all the attention from the pretty girls.  until he totally freaked out cause it was way past his bedtime…



dance 1  


thanks girls for an awesome night!!

group 3

broken resolutions

it took about 5 days to break our New Year’s resolution of working out daily on the Wii Fit.

before you judge us, i think these pictures might give you a good explanation as to why

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there’s only so much you can do when a 21lb baby is tugging at you and in your face through the whole process.

we’ll get better again though. promise


(by the way when I say “we worked out daily” of course you know I really mean Adam. :) )

my first post!


my first post got published today!

it makes me soooooo happy to look at it and be able to say, “Hey! I wrote that!”

you can find it here.

check it out!

and be sure to leave a comment on the blog (if you wish… which I think you should) :)

heaven sent


this picture is up on our fridge

every time Elijah sees this picture he immediately starts smiling and reaching for the picture

without fail.

how could there be any doubt that my baby didn’t just come our Father in Heaven?

President Thomas S. Monson said:

“I think it significant that Jesus loved these little ones who so recently had left the preexistence to come to earth. Children then and children now bless our lives, kindle our love, and prompt our good deeds.

Is it any wonder that the poet Wordsworth speaks thus of our birth: “Trailing clouds of glory do we come/ From God, who is our home.” (William Wordsworth, “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,” The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, London: Macmillan and Co., 1924, p. 359.)

Charles Dickens himself said, ‘I love these little people, and it is not a slight thing when they who are so fresh from God love us.’

My dear brothers and sisters, may the laughter of children gladden our hearts. May the faith of children soothe our souls. May the love of children prompt our deeds. ‘Children are an heritage of the Lord.’ (Ps. 127:3.) May our Heavenly Father ever bless these sweet souls, these special friends of the Master...”

it’s in his blood

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this little boy is obsessed with dad’s guitar.

it’s his favorite “toy” (which is why we had to hide it… to many crashes)

Adam has tried to take it out more often to play and Eli will try to strum the strings along with him. he’ll also “sing” which really just sounds like screaming.

(side story: the other day I was in the shower and I could hear Elijah screaming really loud non-stop. I was really confused because he seemed perfectly happy right before I got in the shower. so I peeked out and asked Adam what was going on and he said he was happily singing along with him even though it sounded like he was really mad and screaming. funny kid…)


looks like little E is bound to be as musically talented as his daddy!