Friday, November 30, 2012

My Birthday Boy

It's hard to put into words how much someone means to you when they mean everything to you... But I guess their birthday is a good day to try.

This is my handsome husband and today is his birthday. 

I don't even know where to start with Corbin. I could list his qualities, his talents, his cheesy pick up lines, his amazing personality traits, the incredibly long list of foods he dislikes and the very short list of food he does like, or even a list of things I love about him. But instead, I am just going to tell you some random things about the man I am incredibly honored and blessed to call my husband, and the guy I'm too lucky to have as a best friend.

1. He's a terrible singer. But it's my favorite. It's terrible but it's cute... It's terribly cute.
2. Corbin not only woke up every single day at 4am to FaceTime me while I was living in London, but he also slept on the couch every night because his room didn't have reliable wifi. Everyday guys. 4AM.
3. He has perfected forehead kisses.

4. Corbin slow dances with me. In our kitchen, at sports games, in downtown London, in the middle of airports, on the beach, waiting in the lines at Disneyland, in movie theaters during the credits, at parks... He is always grabbing my hand and pulling me in to dance.

6. One time our disposal broke and we couldn't even turn on the water at the sink. I came home from a long day at school to a husband who did the dishes in our bathtub. Then Cloroxed it.
7. It's annoying how much of a morning person Corbin is. Seriously. It's annoying. I get annoyed every morning.
8. When Corbin asked if I would marry him, I had never felt so much giddiness yet peace at the same time. I will never be able to explain it. It was the most magical and indescribable moment. I knew from that moment on I would forever be the luckiest girl in the world.

7. He takes pinky promises very seriously.
8. I have to bribe him to eat vegetables and fruit. To the point where I feel like I'm talking to a stubborn toddler. Only... Corbin doesn't give in or fall for it.
9. All he wanted for his birthday was a day with me.
10. Corbin takes the role of being a provider, best friend, and husband very seriously.
11. He truly and honestly makes me strive to be a better person. I'm not kidding. Ask anyone who knew the pre-Corbin Jenna. They will tell you the same I pinky promise.
12. He's not perfect but he's perfect for me.

13. Corbin is obsessed with Vampire Diaries. He's team Stefan incase you were wondering. I'm team Damon. This causes contention in the home.
14. He is 100% serious when he thinks he's being healthy by ordering lettuce on his Double Decker from Taco Bell.
15. The only thing better than having Corbin as my husband is knowing he will be the dad to our kids someday.
16. When we go out to eat he orders "water on the rocks."
17. When we (I) are running late Corbin blow dries my hair while I do my make up. Sometimes when I'm really lucky he will even act like my gay stylist while doing it.
18. What matters to me matters to him. No matter how stupid, small, or silly it may be.
19. I have never heard anyone say one negative thing about Corbin. That says a lot about a person and I can't say that about hardly anyone.
20. Loving Corbin is the easiest thing in the world.

Do you believe me now when I said he was my everything? He's my biggest blessing. He's my biggest annoyance. He is my cuddle buddy, my biggest motivation, my best cheerleader, and he truly is my best friend. I confide in him. I trust him. I love him with everything in me. He pushes me, he believes in me, he puts me in my place, he cheers me up, he respects me, he teaches me, he takes care of me, and he stands up for me. He proves me wrong everyday.... I go to bed at night and think to myself "there's no way I could ever love Corbin more than I already do." But then I wake up and he proves me wrong. I fall more in love with him every second of everyday.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORBIN NICKS ROBINSON! I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world because you choose me. And if I had to choose again, I would choose you. Each and everyday. You are my favorite. Thank you for changing my life. I love you and hope you have the best day.

Jenna Rai

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Trophy Wife

So we are all know I'm a trophy wife. OBVIOUSLY. But incase you still need convincing I wrote a blog post about it.

I'll start off with my cooking skills. I came across the easiest and best meal and have to share it with you all. It's so fast and easy and we have had it for about 13 meals since we've been married (CAN YOU SAY TROPHY WIFE?!).  It's nice to find something we both love! Plus, it's so easy to take while on the run. And cheap! AND you can have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This whole meal costs $2.12! Awesome right? Anyway here it is:

All you need to do is locate your nearest QT. So easy right? I prefer a Dr. Pepper and Tapito chips. So does Corbin. We are like two peas in a pod. (Side note: Corbin is addicted to Tapito. Like he puts it in his Mac&Cheese and Mashed Potatoes... a lot of you are wondering what this has to do with anything but just stop wondering cause I'll tell you straight up it doesn't have anything to do with anything),   Plus... if you are feeling a little crazy you can even add cherry or vanilla. But that's only for special occasions and when I'm feeling extra domestic. Anyway I hope you enjoy! Also, let it be known that QT is the only thing stopping us from packing our bags and moving to London.

Also... as more proof... I go grocery shopping allllllll the time. (Really though. I go all the time because I forget something every time I go... One day I will learn what a grocery list is... one day) They practically know me by name at Super Target (Hint #4 I'm being 100% sarcastic is because everyone knows Super Target is freaking expensive and trophy wives always get the best deals) See look at this picture Corbin took of me while we were grocery shopping.

I may or may not have (but really did) sit like this the whole time. Do I even need to say anything about this picture? No? Didn't think so. OH WAIT! Yes I do. Please note that the only thing you can see in the cart is frozen pizza. But don't worry. Not pictured there are also Doritos, an over-priced half empty/half full-or-air bag of the holiday circus animal cookies, a bag of pretzels, and a 24 pack of Coke. Good gosh I'm so good at the grocery shopping thing.

So if for some crazy reason those things weren't convincing enough, here is one more reason. I look good everywhere we go. It's hard work. I don't know how I do it. See look at me at the ASU game....

I COULDN'T EVEN SHOW MY FACE PEOPLE! You know it was pretttttttty dang bad when it was 90 degrees yet I still wore my jacket and hood the whole game. 

So, Corbin Nicks Robinson, you're welcome for going above and beyond all your expectations of being the trophy wife you also wanted. Remember that while Christmas shopping.

Actually don't. Really don't. 

I hope you enjoyed, 
Meeting The Robinsons! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Social Media

First of all, to state the obvious, let it be known that I love social media. All of you who know me, or those of you who don't for that matter, I know what you are thinking, "Well duh. If you had a 'I'm a mormon' slogan it would go something along the lines of 'I am Jenna (Allen) Robinson. I am a wife, I am overly obsessed with ASU football, I love social media, and I am a mormon." That being said... DISCLAIMER: I am found just as guilty as the next person when it comes to #SocialMediaProblems

Social media can have positive impacts on us and be very useful. For example:

  • We don't even need to get out of bed to know what the weather is like and what to wear that day. I mean even when I was in London for the summer I probably knew what the high was every day in Arizona thanks to social media. And it's so nice because before I go visit Utah I don't even have to look up the weather while packing. Weatherbook is the new Facebook.
  • Also, as far as politics. Who needs the news? All you have to do is read the controversial status of the day that has 79 comments of the same people arguing and making their points. No need to research before registering Republican or Democrat! 
  • Pretty soon, I might not even have to go to church because I will be able to get 3 hours worth of spiritually insights on Sundays. BONUS: and it's the good stuff only. weed out the boring thoughts.
  • Or, if you missed the new episode of Bachelorette, X-Factor, Gossip Girl, Parenthood, Breaking Bad, or Modern Family? NO WORRIES! Just check Facebook for the newest cliffhanger, Twitter for the play-by-play, and Instagram for a picture of the climax (also probably featured in the picture... the person's cute shoes, cozy blanket, and their cute Anthropology mug that they just using for the picture). And if you are lucky you might even find a whole blog post about it. Problem solved. 
  • PLUS, you don't even have to take a risk of wasting your money on date night. Just steal someone else's date that you saw they raved about the week before. Done and done.
(But for real, Social Media CAN be very useful and is a great tool available to us. BUT for even more real.... THE LENGTHS PEOPLE WILL GO FOR A PICTURE NEVER SIEZES TO AMAZE ME! And... Do people even do anything for the fun of it anymore or take a picture for the memory? Or just to post it somewhere? K I'm done.)

However social media can also have very negative effects as well. And I'm kinda embarrassed to admit I have caught myself allowing it to sometimes have a negative effect on me lately. I find myself comparing my life, my marriage, my wife skills, my family, my clothes, my goals, and everything else for that matter to others (whether its for the good or bad). It's not healthy. And I have no reason to. I have an amazing life with a husband who adores me. Yet, even though I have a husband who sleeps on the ground with me when I can't sleep at night, a husband who washes our dishes in the bathtub when our sink is broken, a husband who is loyal, patient, understanding, hardworking, and takes the role of a husband VERY seriously, I will still find myself comparing. Which makes me sick and makes me want to punch myself in both eyes because of it. People often make their lives out to be something it's not... perfect. And at the end of the day, where does that get you? Nowhere. It doesn't change the reality of it. So someone wants your life? Cool. How does that do you ANY good? That being said, I also realize people would rather reflect on the good than bad. You just have to remember that it is the case. Which I get and agree with. But we all know where to draw the line.

So I think my point is just what I wish people would remind me:

  • You are so incredibly blessed. 
  • Never compare your life to other's cause 1) that will get you nowhere 2) I'd put some serious money down that how they portray it and the reality of the situation are different 3) RED FLASHING LIGHTS AND BEEPING NOISES... it is unhealthy.
  • The grass it not greener on the other side. It's green where you water it. (Wait what? Justin Bieber reference? Uhhh just move on....)
  • Don't take social media so serious. 
So sorry if this is random. Just something I have been thinking a lot about lately. And like I said... I'm found just as guilty of some of these things and despite everything else, I really do love social media. I just had to rant. It's my blog. I do what I want. (K let's be real... I do that anyway)

Hope you enjoyed Meeting the Robinson's!