Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Some Robertson happenings over the past few weeks:

A few weeks ago, I made some cinnamon rolls last minute for a bedtime snack.  After baths, the kids had fun helping and we had a fun time (despite three cinnamon rolls being dropped...guess I put too much blue frosting on them...yes, blue frosting).
Feb 10, 2011

Feb 10, 2011 Cal Clark

Feb 10, 2011 Cal

My grandma Lena passed away Feb. 12th and I decided to go out to the funeral.  Elden joined me.  His first plane ride!
Feb 12, 2011

We flew into Salt Lake and my parents picked me up.  They added me as a driver on the rental car and because of my military id I was added for free!  WOO HOO!  We drove down to Provo, did some errands and had lunch at the BYU Creamery on 9th.  A must stop from now on.  We all got the kids' meal and they are YUMMY!  Lee's parents were actually in Provo that day and I am sad I missed seeing them.  I should have called them!
Feb 12, 2011 Elden at BYU Creamery

Feb 12, 2011 Ruth & Elden Creamery

YUM YUM!  Good 'ol BYU ice cream!
Feb 12, 2011 Darrell & Lois

Elden at the Wilk.  You got to start them young!
Feb 12, 2011 Elden at Wilkinson Center

I love the wordage on the windows.
Feb 12, 2011 Wilkinson Center

The ever-yummy candy counter at the BYU Bookstore.  Cinnamon bears were a must buy!  But since it was Valentine's Day weekend, I bought the cinnamon lips instead.  LOVE THE STUFF.
Feb 12, 2011 BYU Bookstore Candy Counter

Feb 12, 2011 Elden BYU Bookstore

The oh so cool Harold B Lee Library.  Doesn't hold as many memories as the Ricks library, but still a very cool place.  Last fall we showed our kids the moving bookshelves.  I'm not sure that was the right thing to do, but they absolutely loved it.  A little too much.
Feb 12, 2011 Harold B Lee Library, BYU

One of my fabulous sisters, Stephanie.  She took us to her graduate student office (see below) and showed us around a little at the Eyring Science Center.  She is getting her Master's in Food Science--one smart lady!  Her husband is also going to school getting his law degree at BYU.
Feb 12, 2011 Stephanie Gerla Grad Desk

I visited my good friend Kelly while in Provo.  We served together in LA during our 18 month proselyting mission. I enjoyed seeing her and wish we could get together more often!
Feb 12, 2011 Kelly Memmott & Ruth

We had a nice evening at Steph and Andy's---they made us some AWESOME pizza for dinner.
Feb 12, 2011 Elden at Gerla's

Sunday after church Steph, Lena, Keith, Elden and I rode to St. George together for the viewing and the funeral.  It was a really fun road trip!  I loved visiting with two of my sisters.  So so fun. I drove down....with out cruise control.

The oldest brother (the PhD student) and the youngest sister (the Master student) at the viewing.
Feb 13, 2011 Stephanie Gerla and Darrell Bartholomew

Elden and Thomas.  Thomas is always so cute with Elden.
Feb 13, 2011 Elden and Thomas Bunker

Lena and Uncle Steven.  It was wonderful seeing lots of family!
Feb 13, 2011 Lena and Uncle Steven Bartholomew

Feb 13, 2011 Grandma Lena Bartholomew funeral viewing, St. George UT (2)

Cousins Sara and Heidi with me and Steph
Feb 13, 2011, Sara Bartholomew, Heid Simonsen, Ruth & Steph Gerla

Feb 13, 2011 Hyrum Bunker, Elden

Feb 13, 2011 Elden and Hyrum Bunker

Awww....kisses from Grandma!
Feb 13, 2011 Elden and Grandma Lois

The world travelers Shawna and Sam
Feb 13, 2011 Shawna & Sam Bartholomew

Just some of the family there that evening
Feb 13, 2011 Grandma Lena Bartholomew funeral viewing, St. George UT (5)

Feb 13, 2011 Elden and Sam

After the viewing we went to the Mortensen's.  We knew them from when we lived in Barron, Wisconsin.  Now they live in St. George and are in the same stake as my aunt and uncle.  Small world!  It was great seeing Deborah and some of her kids!
Feb 13, 2011 Thomas, Deb & Hyrum Bunker

Feb 13, 2011 Steph and Elden and Makenzie Bunker at Mortensens, St. George UT

The beautiful St. George Temple.
Feb 13, 2011 St. George UT

The next day at the funeral. Elden slept during the funeral, which I was very grateful.  It was a beautiful service. Elden and my cousin Jonathen.
Feb 14, 2011 Elden and Jonathen Bartholomew

Cousin Holly and her husband (and now cousin) Commodore.
Feb 14, 2011 Elden and Commodore & Holly Rush

Feb 14, 2011 Elden and Granda Darrell

On Sunday night and on Monday after the funeral we went to Uncle Lee's and Aunt Anna Lee.  They took care of my grandma for 5 1/2 years.  Amazing people and wonderful examples to me and my family!  Elden loves dogs and had fun chasing this one around a little.
Feb 14, 2011 Elden and dog at Aunt Anna Lee's, St. George, UT

 Monday afternoon we toured the winter home of Brigham Young. 
Feb 14, 2011 Brigham Young House, St. George Utah

Feb 14, 2011 Brigham Young House, St. George Utah (2)

This chair is made of real horse hair!
Feb 14, 2011 Brigham Young House, St. George Utah (3)

Three of the five sisters. Great photo...even if I do look pregnant.
Feb 14, 2011 Brigham Young House, St. George Utah Ruth, Elden, Steph Gerla, Keith & Lena Erekson

I had an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta to St. Louis.  On the way to the Vegas airport I was thinking about the car and why it didn't have cruise control.  One reason it struck me as odd as it had a leather interior (VW Jetta).  Well, I looked around a low and behold, there was cruise control!!!  Wish I would have figured that out before the 4 hour drive to St. George!

I left Vegas close to 11pm and arrived in Atlanta around 4:30am.  With the time changes it was only a three hour flight.  I was so tired of sitting up and holding Elden though.  I just lined my stuff up against some chairs, hooked my backpack through my hand, lied down and went to sleep--holding Elden on my belly of course.  I figured if someone wanted the suitcase or stroller or car seat, feel free.  As long as they didn't take my back pack I didn't care.  And luckily all things were there when I woke up! As the shuttle parked by my van at the airport parking place I saw Lee drive in.  He was headed out to Washington, D.C. for a traumatic brain injury conference.  We had a brief two minute reuniting and then he left and I left.  I made it back in time for Clark's choir concert.

Feb 15, 2011 Clark 2nd grade music program, Mrs. Smith

The concert was done at about 2:30, but I pulled Clark and Cal out and took them home with me.  I was not going to go to the school an hour later to get my kids. 

Now it is March and normal life continues on.  We've had some friends over to play games, friends over for FHE, had some stomach bug while Lee was gone (four of us throwing up), took Haley to surgery on Monday to get her tongue clipped and her skin tag removed a second time, sold another optometry book online, bought some stuff, went to the temple, and welcomed home my younger brother Sheldon from his two year mission.   And to top it all off, spring seems to be on its way and I'm loving the sunshine and warmer weather!


Kelly said...

It was so good to see you! And I loved seeing pictures of your 3 month supply :)

Kaylene said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma, but it looks like you and Elden had a fun trip! I swear your new cousin, Commodore, was one of my FHE brothers at BYU-ID! He looks so familiar, and I'm pretty sure it's him, unless he didn't go there. :) Small world! If you get a chance, you should share a list of all that's in your 3-month supply. I'd love to know all the details, since I'm trying to get my own going.

Dean and Elaine said...

Enjoyed seeing all these pics. . . BYU and the St. George Temple make me a little nostalgic. Sorry to hear of your grandma's passing, but am glad that you got to go to the funeral and be with so many friends and family.