Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am thankful for......

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I thought I would share with you the top things that I am thankful for in my life...

#1 - My Family
I feel like I have been blessed with the best family in the world.  Although my life is very chaotic most of the time, I am grateful for the people who make the noise. Just maybe not the noise.  :)

My big brother Jeff, who I got to see this past Spring for the first time in 14 years!  It was such a great reunion!!  
 My mom, who I wish lived closer so we could go shopping and craft more!  My little sister Amber, who I am so happy for that she found her eternal companion and gets to do what she loves the most and share with others......act!
 My sister Christy, who is like a best friend more than a sister.

#2 - Friends
My Bestest Friend Karlee
So much to say about my bestie!  Karlee and I have been buds for about 3 years now and I am soooo grateful!    We have the funnest times together EVER.  I am so lucky that someone likes me enough to visit me every few months and go to My Pink Stamper events!  That is a true friend! 
My awesomest friend Julie
Julie has been a friend of mine for many years now.  She is always there if I need something and helps me soooo much!  It is nice that our daughters are BFFs, too!


#3 - My Awesome Hobby & Friends
I cannot even begin to describe how thankful I am that my husband bought me a Cricut after my 5th baby was born.  Not only did that bug help me overcome my postpartum depression but it opened up a whole new world of online friends and possibilities.  

2x's a year now Karlee and I get to attend CHA where we have met the most amazing people and made the best of friends.  This is Jinger below who is the spokesperson for Provo Craft and she is just a doll!


I'm so grateful for my friend, Tammy.  We get to work together on Hello Thursday projects for Provo Craft and I couldn't be happier.  She is the sweetest, most  giving person I know.  She does so many kind acts of service that you will never even know about because Tammy is the type of person who keeps a lot of them to herself. That is a great example to us all!
 I am thankful for all of my helpers from CHA and all of my Design Team members past & present.  I have been very blessed to work with the kindest people on the planet!
 I am thankful that, even as a stay at home mom of 5, I get to do what I love and share with others.  That is truly what I love about this hobby!
 I am thankful that the Lord has blessed my talent and turned it into something more.  Not only am I able to share what I love with others but I am able to travel and have new experiences. 

#4 - My Church
Where do I even start here?  This should actually be more at the top of my list.  I am so thankful for my Father in Heaven and the Plan of Salvation.  I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 22 years old and had just had the worst year of my life.  I am so eternally grateful to know that I cannot only live with Him again someday but that I can live with my family forever.  

 I am also thankful to live in a place where we have the freedom of religion and we get to decide what we believe.  

#5 - Exercise
I am thankful that I was able to learn how to get my body healthy before it was too late!  Here is my before picture.  



I cannot believe that I was able to lose 50 pounds and train for a marathon all in 8 months!!  It is amazing what our bodies can do when we push them to their limits.  



 
Even though I have gained back about 14 pounds I am still grateful that I have the right tools to get my body in shape and healthy again.  I will start updating www.thepinkloser.blogspot.com again starting Monday.  My journey is beginning again.

I just want you to know that I am thankful for all of you, too.  Whether you have been with me from the beginning of my blog or if you are brand new.  YOU motivate me, encourage me, and inspire ME!!  

Hugs,
Robyn

81 comments:

  1. this is such a cute post!
    and congrats on everything<3
    happy thanks giving Robyn :)

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  2. I am thankful for pepole like you Robyn who share more than projects with us. But who share parts of them self with us (strangers) as well.. You where my very FIRST inspiration in learning what I LOVE TO DO NOW!! (my crafts and learning)

    Many Blessings to you and Yours
    Sharette

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  3. You are truly blessed Robyn.. hugs

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  4. Gosh, Robyn, you made me cry! I was in a deep depression when my hubby bought me a Cricut last December. I found you on YouTube and the rest is history! You truly inspire all of us and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for including us in your life as your extended family.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. What a great lot of blessings you have to be thankful for :)

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn!
    Thanks for sharing all your pictures of what you are thankful for with us!
    Minta

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  7. What a great post Robyn!!! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all the inspiration you give.

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  8. Thanks for posting I am thankful for my family and my father in heaven and the freedom we have to worship him .

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  9. What a wonderful post! Happy Thanksgiving to you...and THANK YOU for all you do for us!

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  10. Although our Thanksgiving has come and gone (Canada) I am thankful every day for my family and all thier love and support, loving them is a gift. I am also very lucky to have some wonderful friends.....oh and my two new kittens!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving Robyn and all "The Pink Stamper Family"

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  11. Dear Robyn, Thank you for the lovely post. And I would like to add thank you for you and all you share with us all. You make life a little brighter and so much more fun. Don't ever lose that joy of living. Happy Thanksgiving. Nancy Walker

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn, Karlee, and your family. Thank you for sharing your creative spirit with us all, but also letting us be apart of your journey in your life's work. I really enjoy reading your blog everyday cuz you make me laugh and encourage all of us to be creative as well.
    PS. I cannot wait until you and Karlee show us your black Friday's shopping expriences. LOL

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn! Like Iwroteon Karlee's blog, I feel like I know you both personally. I look forward to your posts everyday! I have learned so much from the both of you over the last few months and have renewed my love for the craft! Thank you so much. Enjoy your Black Friday shopping tomrrow and can't wait to see what kind of trouble the two of you cause :)

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  14. Robin, I am so happy for you that you have so much to be thankful for in your life. You have come a long way girl with the exercising, keep up the good work. You have a beautiful family, beautiful friends and appear to have a loving heart as well. All the best to you and your loved ones on this Thanksgiving day.

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  15. I am so happy to hear how blessed you are in your life! I want to say Thank You to you, for all that you do to teach, inspire, share and to bring a little joy and laughter to the rest of us! You truly have touched the lives of many people with your blog. Thank you for taking the time to do what you do!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. May your day be filled with love, laughter and many blessings for you are truly deserving!

    Nicole

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  16. What a beautiful post!! Thank you for sharing. have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving full of family and friends!!

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving! I didn't know you have 5 kids. How do you do all that you do with 5 children? I will look forward to your postings on your exercise/weight lost plan. I lost 40 pounds and have kept most (gained 4 pounds back) of it off for 2 years. I need to get motivated again to lose those 4 plus another 10. I look forward to your crafts you post. Take care.

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  18. Wow, TFS... I'm glad you feel comfortable with us enough to share some of your behind the craft scenes with us. I look forward to reading your pinkloser blogspot again. I too am on that journey. You are such an inspiration to me and I'm sure others. Because of you I will be starting me a blog and participating in challenges. I was more of a crafter behind the scenes until you unlocked the door for me to open myself up and share what I love to do. Happy Thanksgiving to both You and Karlee & Your Families. Smooches...(Plz B Safe on your shopping sprees)

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  19. Robyn Happy Thanksgiving! What a great post and so thankful to have found you online! You share such great things and am very thankful! Thank you for all you do!!

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  20. aww this is so sweet! im so happy for you. you are an insparation to us all. i have learned so much by watching your vids. you are such a happy and joyess person, that show how wonderful you are. You are speacail and god did gift you very well, you turned something you love into somethin to help others and teach others. and do what you do, lol. well i hope you are having a wonderful thanksgiving day and week with the bestie =) and i send turkey wishes and blessings to you and your family!

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  21. Robyn, I almost cried when I was reading what you were most thankful for. I am most thankful for the lord, family, friends and crafting and you for inspiring me to do what I thought only other people could do.


    Happy Thanksgiving
    Tammy

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  22. I was moved by your Thanksgiving - what you are thankful for. You are a very inspiring person. Thanks for sharing your crafting ideas with all of us. You have such a great personality. Thanks for all you do for your followers. You are appreciated.

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  23. Robyn, I have been to Temple Square! Beautiful! My brother is married to a gal from Salt Lake and has joined your faith. You are a blessing in our lifes and keep up the good work, we all really appriciate all you do! Jeananne

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  24. Robyn,
    I am thankful for people like you who help make the internet a fun place to visit on a daily basis. I wasn't sure how to really use my expression when I found you and your videos. I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and you have really helped me and thousands of others take creativity to a higher level. Blessings to you and your lovely family.
    P.S. I am not a member of the LDS church but I really admire what your church is all about and the contributions it makes to communities near and afar.

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  25. Thank you Robyn for always sharing so much. Hugs!
    ♥Tracy

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  26. wow, thank you for sharing that with all of us. It's great to share this fabulous hobby with so many wonderful people like YOU!

    Hugs

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  27. Happy Thanksgiving, Robyn! Thanks for sharing such niceness on this holiday!

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  28. Thanks to YOU for always giving me an area to run to when my family drives me crazy! :) (Even though I really do love them and wouldn't trade them for the world!)

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  29. Robyn....you are such an inspiration to all of us "Scrappers".....Loved your Thanksgiving Day post and all the photos.....Look forward to reading your blog everyday and learning from it as well. You are truly blessed with family and friends and all your Scrapping friends.
    I'm thankful that I found your site and that you are my Pink Stamper friend.
    AnnCarolW@aol.com

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  30. Thank you for sharing your personal events with us. You are TRULY blessed!

    Barb from Toronto, Canada

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  31. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn. You are truely blessed. Hugs, Stacy H-W
    http://www.scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

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  32. thank you for your blog. i love it so much. Have a great gobble day. Hugs.

    dawn

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  33. Robyn, I agree & couldn't say it better than what the ladies have posted. I to found you back in early summer when I got my Cricut & can't stop with it. I also have been watching Cake Boss, all day Marathon. Never watched until you mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I love it & Buddy... Now of course, I want a Cake Mini & I don't like to cook or bake, but may start. Have a wonderful Holiday season. Can't wait to see what you & Karlee are up to tomorrow, will follow you girls all day. Thanks

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  34. So sweet, thanks for sharing. And thanks for all you do.

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  35. You are very lucky to have an
    exciting life. With very important people. Those are good things to be thankful for.
    Betty in Texas
    Bettystroup@ymail.com

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  36. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn! I loved this post! :)

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  37. Hi Robyn, Thanks so much for sharing your thankful list! There is so much to be thankful for! In addition to family and friends (really much further down the list) is the fact that my purple sleeve and arm are in your picture from your class at CHA! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday shopping! Can't wait to see the results!

    Tina

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  38. I am thankful for life and the love of family and friends all around me. Sometimes this gets hard to remember, but maybe its time to change some priorities. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

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  39. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn. I loved your post today. We all have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my friends and family and people like you who share so many great crafting ideas with all of us!

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  40. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn! I am thankful for you and all that you do and share with us thru your talents. I remember the early days when I first found your blog, when you first started your weight loss journey, your first videos etc and I am grateful for your friendship too. Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

    Marilyn C.


    P.S. You and Karlee have a great time shopping! :)

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  41. Happy Thanksgiving! It's nice to know we all inspire eachother in the crafting world..I think I'm inspired by your before and after pics of your weight lost the most..I really need to shed some baby weight! Thanks for sharing! ;)

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  42. Robyn:
    Happy Thanksgiving! Although this Thanksgiving turned out horrible, I am still thankful for those who matter; my family - my children, husband, my mom, my grandparents, and sister. I do not have a lot of friends (not true ones anyway), but I am still thankful for them. Becoming a memmber of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints at 23 gave me a hope, so naturally I am thankful for Heavenly Father for not giving up on me. Although my life is tough right now, I look at my children and forget the world around me; nothing matters anymore, but my children. I am grateful to be a MOTHER!
    Love,
    Deana

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  43. Awesome post! You go girl. :) Thanks for all you do!

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  44. wow that was fantastic...loved seeing all your pics and all your special peeps..and way to go on the weight loss!!!

    happy thanksgiving and thanks to you for always giving.

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  45. Robyn,
    I am so thankful for many of the same things you are. My Relationship with God and my church family, my family, my friends, my scrapbooking friends and my BFF Vicky. Thank you for teaching me how to use my expression and introducing the world of card making to me. You are at the top of my favorites list and I look forward to visiting your site and Karlee's each day. Spend as much time with Karlee and your family as you can and we can wait on videos and updates. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Kathy

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  46. Wow, this was such a great post. Not only for the reasons of being thankful, but because we learned so much more about you.

    I never would have guessed you hadn't grown up in your church. It's so interesting to me for some reason that it's only been since you were 22. It's also interesting to hear that you went through any type of depression because you are always so happy now.

    Those 2 things give hope to those who might be questioning their life/religion or are battling depression of their own. It lets them see that they can change their life as well.

    And I'm amazed at your weight loss and marathon still.

    So thank you for this post!

    ~Crystal
    cmiller20@hotmail.com

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  47. Happy Thanksgiving Robyn, you are the best. I look forward to your blog each day. Fortheloveofcardstock@gmail.com

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  48. Robyn, you look fantastic! You are very blessed! You are my inspiration and I am thankful for you and all that you do for all of out here in cricut land. You definitely have a loyal group of followers. Thank You!!

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  49. Thank you for such a wonderful and uplifting post today Robyn. You have inspired me more than you know. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us! I have your scrapbook DVD on pre-order and I can't wait to watch it!

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  50. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I just want to say thank you for all that you share with us not only your talent but your life. I just marked your pinkloser blog and hope to follow it as I too have a lot to lose. At almost 60 years old I'm having a little trouble getting motivated to exercise so I'm looking forward to some motivation from someone as full of life as you are. Thanks again!

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  51. Thanks for sharing your blessing with us! I can't wait to see what goodies you & Karlee scored today!!

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  52. I'm so thankful that my hubby help me find the cricuts (in the sporting goods area..makes sense) and I was able to get my very first cricut in my favorite color (purple)!!! So excited! I also got te Jolly Holidays and 4 legged friends cartridges so any videos with these would ne great for this new cricut owner!

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  53. Robyn, I am thankful for you and your generosity in sharing of your talents and outlook on life.

    Betsy
    agp@vom.com

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  54. Bless you sweetie, and your lovely family. I really love to visit yoour blog. I don't comment every time, but I do come check it out. I'm glad you had a great thanksgiving, and wish you a very merry Christmas!

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  55. What a great post!

    We are all thankful for you and what you do Robyn! Thanks for sharing everything craft and other wise with us!

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  56. Robyn, I am thankful for pretty much the same things you are thankful for, BUT I am also thankful for YOU! I have learned SO MUCH from you I cannot even begin to tell you!! It was so nice to find out more about you (I thought you can Karlee grew up together, not known each other for only 3 years...), but now I have more questions (why had you not seen your big brother for so long? Do you live far away?) I enjoy your blog so much. It was the first web site I went to when I bought and activated my new Droid. I had to make sure it worked, didn't I? Thank you for doing what you do. It means a lot to many of us.

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  57. Robyn you are blessed! And we are blessed to have such a wonderful person in our lives! You have helped me in so many ways! Thank you for all that you do!

    Miranda :)

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  58. Great post Robyn. I am Thankful for many things too including you. I wrote to you soon after starting my blog and you gave me great advice. One year later (exactly today) I love what I do. I have almost 700 FB fans and I am just a few friends shy of 500 on my blog:) Not bad for being a 15 year old high school student. I have even been on a blog hop with you!! You are the best. Thank you for your continued good work and inspiration!
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  59. It's wonderful to stop and realize all that we have to be grateful for instead of just wanting more.
    Thanks for all you do to make us bring our talents out where they can be shared with others.

    Nanabugaboo

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  60. Oh man I know this is a post about what you are thankful for but your pictures make me long for Utah again. We just had to move away because my DH found work in California. Most of our family is here but I miss Utah terribly. He is only doing contract work right now so maybe he will find permanent work back in Utah. Keep your fingers crossed! I am just thankful he is working again after being out of work for almost 2 years! Thank Heavenly Father!

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  61. AMEN ROBYN!!! I am thankful for all my "Cricut sisters" and feel like we are all truly family. Without all of you, I don't know where I would be today! Bless you all.

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  62. Robyn,

    Thank you for sharing all the things you are Thankful for. And we are all thankful for you. You teach us so much & inspire us to create. But most of all for being a friend.

    Angela
    Simple Creations

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  63. great list robyn! quite inspirational.

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  64. Robyn,

    I love your post...you are the motivator. I am looking forward to reading your "the pink loser" blog. I would like to loose 50 pounds and reading your blog really helps. Thank you for all of the craft ideas you have provided through out the year!
    delgador at bellsouth dot net

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  65. OMG Robyn! u r even more inspiring than I thought! I am currently the heaviest Ive ever been. Im not huge, but for me Im big. You have inspired me to get healthy. Ive decided I'll start my diet tomorrow! Ur b4 and after pics are amazing . hopefully one day in 2011 Ill be able to send u mine!!!
    We dont celebrate Thankgiving in Australia but I am Thankful for this post!
    xx

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  66. hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too. Lovely post.

    Wendy C.

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  67. Ok, Robyn, having seen your before picture (you're so brave to post)I am inspired to get with the program.LOL I will be joining you on your journey. But, can't we wait till after Christmas and New years Day. LOL

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  68. Hello Robyn:

    I am thankful to for knowing the Lord Jesus Christ, Family, Friends, and for being Healthy. I am also thankful for you the way you inspire and share your gift.

    sherita@gwu.edu

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  69. What a lovely post Robyn . I'm glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving :-)

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  70. WOW! You are a special person, I'm thankful for you! You inspire me!
    mhalford6 @aol. com

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  71. I give thanks to my family and friends. But most of all for my salvation. I enjoy your videos. You inspire me. Have a Blessed Day, Karen please email me at Krwallace4@yahoo.com

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  72. Robyn, u are absolutely amazing and what an awesome friend that you have been to me and my 'lil family! Although we have just known u for 6 months, it feels like we have known u forever! I think we were sisters in the preexistence. I truly appreciate u and thank u so very much for my Birthday luncheon! On this Thanksgiving, I am grateful for u and ur family! We love u and ur family! And that u scrap is the pink icing on the cake! Love Ya! The m&m's (Mary, maryssa, & Marysol)

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  73. love it! great post and a motivation for me too!!!

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  74. I have most of the same type of things as you on my thankful list but want you to know that finding your blog about a year ago and seeing all the projects you do is one of my items. I have learned so much about useing my Cricut to the fullest from you. I was one of those cut one shape at a time people, never knew about embossing folders till you, and oh sooo many more things.. So Thank You because ou motivate, encourage, and inspire me also.

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  75. Robyn, you are so lucky to have so many wonderful people in your life. I loved your blog today. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Wonderful post!!! And you completely inspire me with the weight loss. I have 50 pounds to lose as well and I hope one day I can have the same success as you have had. TFS! -Sam :-)

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  77. What a wonderful post. We are all thankful for you too Robyn and how giving you are. Love the pics of your family and how cool about seeing your brother! God Bless you girl!

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  78. DITTO! So many things to be thankful for, but I need to add one thing that I'm thankful for...the internet! With limited resources over here in Germany, I look forward to checking into your site daily and getting inspired and also wonderful links to great products and tools to loose myself in my hobby. Thank you! Hugs, Patty

    tippymarsh@gmail.com

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  79. Robyn you are such an inspiration to me. I looked at your weight loss blog and all I can say is wow! There are so many things to be thankful for and I do agree that #1 on my list is being a daughter of the Almighty Lord. Without Him I am no one.#2 on my list would have to be my family. I have 4 boys and a wonderful hubby that I love dearly. #3 would have to be some of my dearest friends. I am a USAF wife and the military wives I have met have become my extended family. Without some of these amazing women I would be lost!

    Keep up the great work!
    Whitney

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