Friday, May 03, 2013

Hello from Utah & a Shout Out!

Hello my Pink Friends!

Just wanted to check in for a minute all the way from Utah!  My husband and I had this little trip planned before everything happened with me, and we decided that I was well enough to travel on a direct 2 hour flight.  It's been nice seeing my mom and sister since they were not able to be with me during my traumatic experience.  We travel back home tomorrow but it was a nice break.  I hung out in my hotel room and rested while my husband spent most of the day at a Convention.  I'm looking forward to being back in my own bed tomorrow night, although we lucked out and found a good hotel which we will stay at again when we visit.

If you've never been to Utah, here are some pictures I took.  The mountains have always amazed me, ever since I first visited Utah when I was 20 years old.  Hope you are all having a nice weekend!  I'll visit with you guys very soon!

I also wanted to do a little shout out to some of my long time viewers!  As often as I can, I like to check out your blogs, too!!  Please let me know where to visit you in my comments and I would love to stop by and say "hi"!   I also want to thank all of you who do leave me comments.  I read every one of them and am touched that you take the time.  

Tonight I went over and visited these wonderful blogs.  You should stop over and say "hi", too!


  1. Hey Robyn

    So thankful you are feeling well enough to travel and getting to see family. Hope you continue to feel well and stronger each day.

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful mountain pictures of Utah. I have never been there, and would love to visit.

    Good to see you posting. Get lots and lots of rest when you can. Take good care of yourself. It is so important especially when we are caretakers ourselves. For me, it's now my turn to take care of my mom who is 91. :)

    Thanks for the blog links to Karen and Jaren, I will be sure to stop over and say "HI"

  2. Happy National Scrapbook Day Robyn!!! :) Glad you got a nice little get away in! Terrific photos, the mountains are so pretty! Will go visit the ladies you mentioned!!

  3. I guess I'm out of the loop because I didn't know something happened to you. I thought you were just giving up blogging on a regular basis. Whatever it is, I'm praying for a quick and complete recovery.

  4. I recognize those mountains. ;)
    Glad you're doing better and was able to getaway for a bit.

  5. Hi Robyn. Utah is beautiful. Have a friend living there so get to visit. Glad you got to spend some time with your family. Take care and don't overdo. Hugs, Regina

  6. Good for you that you took a mini vacation. I know it must have felt good to just get away. I know though, there is nothing like your own bed. LOL WOW, what gorgeous pictures. I was surprised when I saw you commented on my blog, that was very nice of you :)

    Thanks Robyn and continue to heal :)

  7. I missed it . What was your traumatic experience? Hope you feel better soon.

  8. Robyn,
    So glad you are feeling better! You are in my prayers for a speedy recovery. It does take time to heal from surgery and also emotionally. You are such a wonderful person and I know God will Bless and heal you. Take care and Hugs.

    a friend Vickie in NC

  9. So glad you were able to make the trip Robyn. Utah looks gorgeous, I have always wanted to visit there and hope to some day soon.

    Have a safe flight home. Happy National Scrapbook Day. I miss your crazy scrapbook days on your blog and trying to keep up and make a project an hour!! So fun.

    Take care,

  10. I'm so glad to see that you were able to make your trip. It is beautiful! Must be very therapeutic to spend time with family and see those beautiful mountains. I have been a "bad blogger" for quite a long time but I always try to check in on everyone. Sorry you had a rough go. Life definitely throws us curveballs when you least expect it.

  11. Robin, I'm so sorry that you've had recent troubles. I wanted to share with you that several years ago when I bought a Cricut, Wild Card cartridge, and a few supplies...I had NO clue what to do with it! I figured I could figure it out. I almost took it all back I was so frustrated! THEN I found your blog, and I read/watched everything you had on Wild Card. I learned SO much about my Cricut! Now, a few years later, I have the Expression, Imagine, Cuttlebug, and a recently purchased Cameo. I have a room dedicated to my craftiness! I deal with numbers and business all day long and time in that craft room is my time to let my brain settle down and relax. I start working with the paper and creating something and my brain lets go. So, from me to you...THANK you for all of the inspiration and education that your blog provided to me. Honestly, without it, I am sure I would've returned those items and given up trying paper crafting.


  12. Glad to hear you were we'll enough to travel! Hope you had a relaxing time. The mountains are almost as beautiful as our Rockies in Canada. Lol. Awesome pictures. God's blessings. Shirley

  13. Such beautiful photographs and the scenery is awesome. I'm so glad you were able to take this short trip and to hear you also got some rest AND fun times. You'll be back to 100% soon!!!

  14. Wow! Absolutley beautiful pictures ~ I especially like the night one ~ looks like the moonlight is just hilighting the snow on the mountains!
    Hope you're feeling like your old self again soon!

  15. So glad to hear that you got to see your family :)

    My blog is in it's infancy but you can view it here.

  16. So fun to see pics of Utah. (I'm guessing northern Utah. I can't see any red dirt.) Where in Utah did you take these photos? I'm dying of curiosity.

    Glad you are recovering. Your poor mom must be so very glad to see you after your traumatic experience.

    I'm still praying for your speedy recovery!

  17. I always enjoy coming over to your blog. I'm glad to hear that you are getting better. Love the pictures.

  18. I'm so glad you're feeling better & got to have some alone time with your hubs! I had a similar surgery to yours a few years ago & the recovery is indeed rough, but you're so strong & I have no doubts you'll be just fine. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    Diana :)
    Leelee Card Designs

  19. Glad to see you are up and about Robyn, beautiful pictures. Look after yourself.
    Rene from Oz xo

  20. Thank you so much Robyn for giving me a shout-out! I admire your blog so much and give you all the credit for even knowing how to use my Cricut! It means so much to me that you visited my little spot on the web! Thank you!!!
    Love the Utah pics. It has to be one of the most beautiful states! I got the chance to drive through it several years ago when I went with my friend's family to drop her off at BYU. I have such great memories of that trip. It was a LONG way to drive since I'm from south Louisiana, but so worth it!

  21. Feel better soon!

    The Netherlands

  22. So glad to hear you are on the mend and were able to catch up with your Mom and Sister. I have been reading your blog for a very long time, since I got my cricut, which would have been in about 2006/2007(?) I think! I just love your positive outlook on life.

    I don't have a blog to share, but hope you will continue with your updates :)

  23. I was glad to read that you were well enough to travel and see your family Robyn, that is always a comfort especially since they couldn't be with you when you had your emergency surgery. I pray that you continue to heal and get stronger with each passing day!! You can find me at

  24. So glad you are doing better. Those quick trips can be very tiring so take extra care when you get home. I miss all your blogging. But then so many things have changed in blogland and with PC. Take care

  25. Robyn, so glad you are getting stronger and God is watching over you...Keep taking it easy and will be so happy when you are back to normal...until then you are in my prayers.

  26. Hey Robyn, I've been reading your blog since the very beginning when you had your son. I remember the story you told about your son being in the swing and one of your other kids feeding him Raisins .... I LOVE your blog, sorry to hear that you had such a scare, I know that it must be very hard to go through and all the emotional stuff that comes along with a health issue like that.
    I'm so glad you are doing better and that God had his hand on you during all of it.
    Glad you were able to get away with your husband I'm sure the both of you needed that time.
    Lots of prayers for you and your family!!! Thank you for sharing your life with us.
    Katina Martinez -

  27. Hi Robin, So glad that you are feeling better. I also love the mountains, being from North Texas, I don't see many of them. I would love for you to visit my blog at or follow me on Facebook at

  28. Lovely that you're feeling better, you can visit me at

  29. Hi Robyn,

    Those mountains are beautiful...I really like the picture that you took at night.

    I have been busy with my girls and recently moving so my blog has not been updated in a while but her is the address:

    I am so glad that you are feeling better. You are such a good person and I am glad you are blogging a bit more.

    Sending happy thoughts your way and healing prayers.


  30. Hello Pink stamper love the photos of Utah, those blogs are wonderful and fun I am going to make the vinyl projects for my childrens teachers. hope you can visit my blog I am IN The closet scrapper

  31. So happy to hear you were able to spend time with your family and to see you are on the road to recovery. Take it easy and if you have any time I would love for you to visit my blog, it's not fancy or anything but I have put in some of my projects. It's

  32. Beautiful pictures!

  33. Robyn, so sorry for the loss of your baby and having to go through so much even afterwards. So thankful that if it was going to happen, it happened as it did and you are safe and home with your family. Prayers to you!

  34. So glad you are feeling better. Cyber hugs

  35. Nothing fancy, but I bought my cricut because of you and mary at cardz tv.

  36. I just want you to know that I am so happy you are back blogging more.. you have been missed in my book! I would not be were I am today if it was not for you! Hugs!

  37. So glad to see that you are back online Robin - I missed your posts!!

    I know everyone in the blogging world wishes you a speedy recovery of mind and body!!! You are an amazing woman and loved by many :-)

    my blog is:
    come over and visit!!!

  38. I am so happy to hear you are up and around I am sure it has been difficult for you since you are so active! I have been coming to your blog for about 3 years now you can stop by my blog anytime take care and be well.

  39. Oh my goodness! You were in Utah!! So nice to have had you visit! Hope the weather was great here for you. Also, thanks for coming by and visiting my little blog!! I think you ROCK!! Hope you are feeling better!!

  40. It looks so beautiful there....I have to admit I have not been by your blog, well anyones really, I have been a bit depressed,for a couple of months.... but I am missing all of my bloggie friends so here I
    I would be so honored if you popped by my little blog....
    You have taught me so much, thank you Robyn

  41. Hi Robyn!
    I am just catching up on your sorry for all that you've been through, but I know you are strong and that you have a lot of support that will carry you through.

    I have had quite a different winter..was laid off for the winter and then lost the job altogether. So I really pushed myself creatively and started selling my cards in a store!!!! I also started a blog!!! I am so proud of myself having doubted how people would accept me in the big ol world! LOL I'd love it if you would stop by...

    Take care of yourself and allow your body to heal.....


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