My Merriest Christmas

Well, this was the best Christmas yet. I guess it is easy to say that every year, but it really was the best Robinson Christmas yet. Three kids is way more fun than two! Owen has been so much fun the last four months. We can't even imagine what we did before he was here. Both of the big brothers had a great Christmas too. They got everything on thier list (and then some!)
It was also a great Christmas because my brother Robert was home for the holidays. Last year was pretty rough because he was in Iraq for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was our little Christmas miracle that he was here to hug on. Uncle Rob and Owen with Reid on the couch.
Love you, Rob.

Okay, I know everyone thinks thier baby is the cutest, but mine really is. heeheehee
I hope they come up with some kind of college scholarship for really cute kids.

Blake, Owen, and Reid with the Santa Claus haul. Buzz Lightyear for everyone!

Ridiculous. How cute are they?

I had a running joke this Christmas that our house was like the Griswald Christmas this year. Have you seen that movie? Christmas Vacation??
I had appliances fry and go out, people picking up flowers on Christmas eve, my house was a wreck, and THIS is what our turkey looked like.
It actually tasted good, after we cut it, but I thought my mom and I were going to wet our pants we laughed so hard when we opened that oven.
Happy New Year!!
Remember, it's not the years in your life, but the life in your years...
(don't know who to quote there, but it makes sense.)

My cool refridgerator

So, if you ever need a cheap appliance, let me tell you what to do. I had a huge wedding one weekend, and not all of my flowers would fit in my cooler. YIKES. It wasn't cheap stuff either. We're talking orchids, lillies, etc... So, I called Mat Hobgood at Keeping It New used appliances. He met me up at his shop and I was able to pick up this fridge for $50! Of course, it wasn't cute. It had rust and nasty stuff all over it. But, I got it home, cloroxed it, and painted it with chalkboard paint!! Now it's a nifty little memo board. And, I also took all my broken silk flowers and hot glued those to the handles. Now, it's a conversation starter and no one is repulsed by my fridge!

Thanks, Heather!

I just recieved my goodies from my friend Heather! I went to her house a few weeks ago for a Southern Living at Home party and today my treasures came! I got the 2009 Christmas with Southern Living Book... ya'll know me I LOVE BOOKS! There are great recipes in it, and cute little decorating tips.

Like on Page 105, they tell you how to make a fresh herb wreath! So cute. I think that would be a great gift... like for a gardener or hostess.

Tea candles in soup ladels?? OMG it was so cute! pg. 101.

They also decorated mail boxes on page 83. They used magnolia, pine, fresh fruit, and berries to make a garland for the mailbox! LOVE IT.
Really, if ya'll want a copy, let me know and I will pass your info on to my friend Heather...
Dusty always hates it when I get a new book, b/c then all I want to do is redecorate and garden!!
Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday, Owen!

On Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, Owen Bruce Robinson turned one year old!! We had a great time at his birthday party. Don't be mad if you didn't get an invitation, it was just the five of us, plus the two sets of grandparents. I even made his cake (which is easy to see when you look at it!)
Daddy with Owen in his traditional Korean dress.
Blake hugging the life out of his little brother Owen.

This is the traditional Korean outfit worn by every child in Korea when they turn one. Owen's foster parents were sweet enough to send an outfit with him on the plane to Houston. It was one of the only possessions he came with. His foster parents are such special people. Doesn't he look so cute in that outfit?? I have to admit, it was hard for Dusty and I to put that on him. After all, he's our little American now. But, it's a part of who he is and I am so glad we did! We will send pictures to his foster parents in Korea.

Aren't you jealous you didn't get some of that cake?? Haley (from the Muffin Top) if you are reading this, don't laugh!!

Southern Living Party

So, I got to help my friend Heather get together some things for her first, big Southern Living Party. If you aren't familiar, you need to check out these products. I just love everything in the catalogue, and Heather is now my hook up...

She got a few pictures of my work at her house, so go check them out!

Here is a little sneak peak to get you to go!

Sorry! It's been too long... again.

Okay, so I am not good at regular posting. I suppose it's me being selfish with my time, and when I have finally had some weekends without weddings (that is good and bad!) I haven't felt like being near a computer.

So, here are some things I plan on blogging on this month:

My really cool refridgerator in my work room (really, a refridgerator).

Christmas decor

Floral options for Christmas and Winter

Pictures from my fall weddings (still waiting on some images)

Our family trip scheduled for this next weekend and first half of next week (San Antonio and Austin) How Fun!! Merry Christmas, Mommy!

Have a great day, and hopefully I will be posting soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This was a fall birthday arrangement... but I think it would make a great thanksgiving centerpiece... sunflowers, fall foliage, alstromeria, mums, lilly of the valley and statice... bright and cheery thanksgiving!

Aggie Football Game

Dusty, his dad, my dad, and our two big boys (Reid and Blake) went to watch the Texas A&M game... we beat Baylor. Whoop! We will take any win we can get, thank you very much.
I thought some of these pictures were too cute not to share! I have the most handsome guys living in this house with me...
Blake, Dusty, Granny's Pa (my dad), Reid, and Ma's Pa (Dusty's dad).

This is Blake (class of 2027) and Reid (class of 2026)!!

My fall garden

Well, here are some pictures of what is happening in my garden right now... it's not much, but it's what I've had time for. Many of the things I plant in the fall don't really bloom until late winter or spring. For example, hollyhocks, snapdragons, sweet peas... these are all planted early, so that they will bloom heavily in the fall. These yellow flowers are my calendulas. I love these flowers. They have herbal uses also, besides just cut flowers, but I don't know what to do with them. If you know, leave me a comment and tell me! I think you can make tea??

Purple Coneflower

Bright red zinnia

Cute containers right now! I love fall!

New Wedding Pictures!

Get ready for the best pictures you have seen in a long time!! This is a wedding I did in October for some sweet family friends of ours... as you can see we did flowers and my big boys were in the wedding! It was a perfect, beautiful Texas fall day, and it shows in these pictures.
My friend Lynsey Kramer took all of these. She is amazing and I am so blessed and lucky to have her as a friend, both for the personal benefits and professional as well!
If you would like to get in contact with Lynsey, you can go to her family's farm website at:, or you can google her photography website at Captured by Lyns.
Thanks, Lynsey. Girl, you outdid yourself!
Reid and Blake as ringbearers.
Sarah (our good friend) holding Owen

Reid dragging Blake down the aisle

Be sure to check this picture out larger. The welcome sign behind paige is a bucket full of fall mums and accented with her black and white check ribbon.

The groom and the ringbearers!

Me and Owen away from the crowd during the ceremony. This will probably end up as a poster size picture somewhere in my house!

Me and my two big boys before the wedding. We were waiting for our turn to walk down the aisle! They both did so well!

This is a cute idea... how romantic.

The food was by Royer's Cafe in Round Top, Texas. If you haven't been there... well, where have you been? The food was GREAT! Here is the menu with some flowers in a watering can.

Bridesmaids bouquets and thier shoes....
Shoes and flowers... "these are a few of my favorite things."

Paige (the bride) Natalie and Harper (our good friends) and myself.

Daisies galore!

The bride adn groom for pictures... good shot of the bouquet!

Bridesmaids Bouquets

Mason jar of daisies, crab apples, white mini pumpkins, and potted rye grass

Bridesmaids' Bouquet

Birdseed to toss

This is Reid and Blake with some of thier friends having a blast in the petals after the wedding.
We lined the aisle heavily with yellow and cream rose petals. It was really pretty. And the kids loved it.

The sign in table

The gift "table" was actually a gift truck.
All the watering cans had yellow and white spider mums, daisies, yellow billy balls, solidago, white wax flower, and yellow and white snapdragons.

cute yellow chair with watering can of flowers

If you get a Christmas card from us, there is a good chance this will be the picture you get!

My Life Right Now!

Okay, so this is my life right now, in pictures... Notice that Dusty or I niether one are in any of these pictures, because we are probably cleaning, cooking, or loving on one of our babies (or, be honest, working!) We are so busy, but so blessed! We love our lives and our time together at this house... it's never enough time, but we'll take what we can get!
My life is just husband, boys and flowers right now... what else could anyone what? Blake in his full Aggie football uniform.We could probably use him on the team...
Handsome lady-killers ready for a friend's wedding, where they were the ringbearers!

How could anyone be unhappy if you have THIS face to look at?

Blake helping water my flowers!

Seriously, why hasn't J.Crew or GapKids called him to model yet? Look at that face!

My live in a nutshell... flowers, a fine garden antique, and a little boy's baseball cap. (NOTE: I didn't stage that picture, that is how I found the poor frog.)