Saturday, 30 April 2011

Blog tag... man our generation is lazy...

Ok, I must honestly express my concern at the general laziness of our generation. Am I seriously "playing tag" while sitting stationary? I shake my head in self-disbelief. Um Lindsey, it is only because you tagged me and I plan on us running together later that I am justifying this now. And without further adieu...

Three things you like about yourself:

1) I can function on very little sleep. Though some of you may be wondering "what the...?" I tell you, I like that I can stay up all night with baby Guns and still get things done the next day. Before having Gunnar, I used to "burn the candle at both ends" -staying up really late, then getting up really early. People would think I was crazy, but now with a baby, I am grateful for my crazy sleep (or lack of) habits because I feel invincible some days.

2) I can make up ridiculous songs on the spot; that's right, the tiny creative part of my brain is bursting with awesome rhymes. Just ask Gunnar. Some days we (and I use the term "we" loosely) sing songs about doing the dishes or nasty diapers, or drooling and although as a general rule I don't sing in public, I will belt out a nonsense song for my tiny handsome baby anywhere, anytime. Bring it Eminem, I am a spontaneous lyrical master.

3) My body can do lots of cool stuff. I have always been somewhat athletic, but even when not in peak physical shape (like for the past year) I pride myself in pushing my body. Like hiking, or backpacking/playing basketball/running pregnant. In October, like it or not, my body is going to learn what it feels like to run really far. Dear body, good luck with that. Love, Robin.

Post a picture that you like:

Uh, can anyone really pick just one picture that they like? I can't, so here are a few of my favorites...

Three people to tag:

1)Megan Greff

2)Brooklyn Oviatt

3)Kaycee Monteleone

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sad face... I bow to the masses...

Well, much to my own dismay, I have decided to start a blog. Since having Gunnar last fall, I have had every good intention of documenting our family adventures, but without much success. Truthfully, I have finally bowed to the blogging masses because I'm having a difficult time finding reasons NOT to... ergo welcome to "Our not-so-Stark Reality."

Here are some basic facts about that reality:

1) Kyle and I met at a basketball game 6 1/2 years ago. We dated for
two and a half years before getting hitched and have been married now

for over 4 years.

2) We have a son named Gunnar Leland Stark. He is kind of a big deal. He joined our little family on September 29th, 2010 at 12:03am. He was born 6 and a 1/2 weeks early and weighed in at 4lbs 12oz. Although Gunnar had a bit of a scary start, he has thrived and is pretty much all "caught up" to where he should be today. Needless to say, we pretty much think he is the greatest thing EVER. He changes every day and we can't believe how much he has grown up already and he's not even 7 months old yet.

3) I am a teacher by profession and Kyle has one more year left until he graduates with a combined BEd/BPE degree. Yes, we will be poor teachers together, but dang it if we won't enjoy our summer vacations and spring breaks together...

Last summer, pregnant and all, we
went backpacking into Belly River in Glacier National Park. Kyle learned a little about fly fishing from Lee, and I learned that our unborn baby hated sleeping on rocks; lesson learned...

4) We LOVE to travel. If we won the lottery, we do have a bucket list of places that we would definitely like to hit up. In the mean time, here are some of our favorite places/trips we have been on together since getting married in 2007:

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
February 2007

Oregon Summer 2007

Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic
January 2008

Tulum, Mexico December 2009

Texas May 2010