A Year Later...

The title of this blog entry was inspired by the fact that I just took a look at our last entry and saw that it was titled "Thanksgiving in Florida".  That was 2006.  Now we're getting ready for Thanksgiving 2007.  This year we'll be spending it in Texas with Lisa's family.  Our Christmas plans are still up in the air.  Anyhow, here's a quick run-down of 2007 for our family...

Moving the business to a HNL ([w]Hole 'Nuther Level)
In April of 2007, we finally moved our home-based online sporting goods business into an office.  Our home had become a factory and warehouse, complete with computers, embroidery equipment, and lots of foot traffic between the garage and the living room area.  We found an office and warehouse area in Orem, and we signed a year contract.  Soon after we moved in, we bought some screen printing equipment that allows us to do our own customizing on uniforms and other apparel we sell.

After we moved into the new office, we hired a few employees, and we're continuing to expand.  Go Robbins Sports!

Brian's Wedding
In May, Lisa's brother Brian married Heather Monson in the San Antonio Temple.  We flew down for the occasion, and we stayed with Lisa's folks in Boerne for a week.  As soon as I can remember where the pictures from the wedding were downloaded off our camera, I'll add those.

Learning to Walk
Maylee began to crawl at 7 months old.  She took her first steps just a few days before her 10-month birthday.  Of course, she was under a lot of pressure from Lisa, who wanted to make sure she could say that Maylee walked at 9 months old.

First Birthday
Maylee's first birthday included a party with lots of friends and family.  She hadn't caught on to the gift opening aspect of birthday parties, but she had a lot of help from her more experiened cousins.
Opening Presents
Maylee seemed more interested in her cousins' reactions to her gifts than in the gifts themselves.  Of course, who can blame a one-year-old for not hopping up and down after opening a picture frame.

Birthday Guests
Maylee's birthday guest list included the usual rowdies and others.

Maylee's Birthday Cake
Lisa made a "My Little Pony" (not to be confused with a "My Little Godzilla") cake for Maylee's first birthday.  Lisa was a huge fan of My Little Pony as a one-year-old, so she's passing down the legacy.  Evidently Savannah decided to do her Hannah Montana impression in this picture.

Maylee's Picture Board
Lisa and Julie made a poster board with some of the cutest pictures of Maylee from her first year.  What a little cutie!

Moab Trip
Robby called us on a Thursday night to inform us that the next day we were going with his and Jennie's family, Jennie's parents, and Darron and Jamie's family to Moab to find some excitement.  We left Friday afternoon to travel to Green River, where we spent the night on Friday.  On Saturday morning, we visited Morning Glory Arch at Negro Bill's Canyon.  Then we went to Arches National Park in the afternoon.  The trip was a lot of fun, especially since it only took a couple hours of driving to get there.  Now Lisa and I don't have to look for excuses when people ask us why we haven't visited any of Utah's amazing national parks.
Falling Arch
I forget the name of this arch, but here are Robby, Andrew, and Darron standing in front of it.  Maybe the reason why the name of it escapes me is because I was distracted by Robby's musings about what it would take to bring the thing down.

Hitting a wall
Jennie, Jamie and Lisa hit a wall (literally) and had to take a break.

Richard and Maylee at Arches
Richard and Maylee after climbing one of the arches.

Delicate Arch
Somehow we were the only family to make it up the trail to the Delicate Arch lookout.

Morning Glory Arch
The whole group at Morning Glory Arch

Up goes ZacharyUp goes Ashlee
Anyone concerned about safety here???

It looks like Maylee is trying to estimate how long of a fall this might be, but I had a pretty good grip on the rock.