Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's probably about time...

Okay so I lied when I said I would do a Valentine's day post the night after...I really lied, didn't I? Here we are two and a half weeks later and I am just getting around to it. On top of that, I have no way to post pictures from this computer and I don't have my camera with me anyways. So I am really sorry. Let's do a quick recap shall we?

V Day.
Valentine's day was like Christmas all day long for me! I had something fun planned for Brandon when we got home from work and couldn't wait to get off work early to go set it up! First, when I got home, I was greeted by a dozen roses and two boxes of milk duds. It was a nice surprise, and a nice little snack! My idea for Brandon was a "follow the string" scavenger hunt type thing. I started a piece of string at our front door and had it weave all through the house and little notes at special parts of our apartment. I had him turn on a lovey playlist, change in to fancy clothes, light some candles, and then the string led him to Costa Vida in the oven! Meanwhile, I was hiding out in the bathtub waiting to hear the oven door to close so I could come out. It went really well! Except my adorable little demon cat couldn't control herself and kept making the string fall. It was a crisis. Anyways, after dinner we went and saw a play called Slipper and the Rose. It is the British version of Cinderella, and sadly, wasn't that great. Brandon also gave me a painting of the Eiffel Tower because I have been wanting one for the guest bedroom. It was a very fun day, and I am so excited that I get to have the same Valentine forever!!

6 Month Anniversary
Monday this week was our six month anniversary!! It was so nice to have a long three day weekend, and it was perfect that we had Monday off so we could celebrate! Brandon worked from 8 am until 2, which was good for me because I needed to study! When he got off work, we went and saw the movie This Means War and loved it! Afterwards we went to Olive Garden (thanks to my parents) then went home and watched Cake Boss for a little bit. We decided to go get a pre Bachelor treat at Coldstone (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!) then plopped down on the couch for two glorious hours to watch the most addicting reality tv show I have ever watched. It was such a nice relaxing day on top of a fun, relaxing weekend! I can't believe that six months has gone by already. It has gone by quickly, but we agree that it feels so natural that it seems like it has been longer! Oh marriage...I definitely recommend it.

The Weekend
So not all of you may know this, but my best friend from high school, Jennica, and I had not seen each other for over a year and a half, until this weekend! Brandon and I left for Provo Friday night right after I got off work to go stay with Jennica and her husband Rusty! It was so much fun, and I definitely had no reason to be nervous (even though I was, a lot). It was just like old times and everyone got along really well! Brandon and Rusty are very similar so it was fun to watch them bond and talk about guy things. Friday night we just hung out and chatted for a while, went on a Taco Bell run for old times sake, and bought food for a big breakfast the next day. Saturday we ate our huge, delicious breakfast, went to a nickel arcade, checked out a house Jennica and Rusty are trying to buy, then went to a place called Sammy's where they make milkshakes with pie and ice cream! It was such a fun day, and I was sad that we had to leave the next day. People always say that you don't really know what you have until its gone, and I do think that is the case. More often though, I think you don't really know what you had until you lose it, then gain it back. Not seeing Jennica for so long was just a natural thing, but just spending two days with her was enough to realize what we both have missed out on. We definitely won't let that much time pass before we see her again!!

Other news.
Ha. That was a joke. There is none. My parents are coming up next weekend and I am WAY STOKED for them to see our cute little apartment and to just be here! This weekend we are spending all Saturday fixing up the apartment and making it parent ready so my family will love it when they get here. My birthday is next Saturday and I thought about having both our families go up to Brandon's parent's cabin, but I think I decided to just stay in town and do something fun. I want to go see The Lorax, go to a Mexican restaurant for dinner, and who knows what else! I am just excited to play Mario Kart with my brothers face to face rather than playing and talking through Skype! That is all for now! Love you all!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Okay, you will all probably think this is the lamest post ever, but I think it is awesome so I am going to share it with you. I am here at work, writing a paper and texting Brandon, who is in class. I was writing about choosing an outfit for the day (don't ask why, its a dumb class) and needed to say that I shuffled through the clothes in my closet in my head, but I couldn't think of the word for the "in my head" part. Like all other times when I am having a hard time thinking (so like, 97% of the time) I text my dear ole hubby for help. He had sent me a text, but I really wanted to know this word, so I didn't read the text he sent me until after I asked for help. These are the text messages:

Me: Is this day over yet?
Brandon (this is the unread one): I wish. I am done with school mentally.
Me:What is the word for like...if I look through the black shirts in my closet but I do it in my head? Ends with -ly.
then i read the unread text.
Me:Holy crap. Mentally. You are brilliant!

He heard me in my head when I couldn't remember a word!!!! We are mentally connected and I think it is so awesome!!!!!!!! Just wanted to share. I will write a Valentine's post later tonight!

Monday, February 13, 2012


If there was anything besides school and work running our lives I would probably blog every day. So needless to say, I have something fun to share with all of you! We made homemade tortillas yesterday, and they were so tasty! They were tasty by themselves, tasty when made into quesadillas, and just as tasty with butter and cinnamon sugar on top. 

Fresh, Homemade Flour Tortillas in No Time Flat

The goal is to eventually make our own Costa Vida food, so this was just step one!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 30.

30 Facts About Me!

  1. My new initials are CPR and its kind of embarrassing. But not embarrassing enough to not change my last name.
  2. I love the Bachelor, Glee, and Pretty Little Liars
  3. I love reading!
  4. Sometimes I watch sad love movies when I just feel like crying.
  5. Sometimes I watch really happy movies when I just feel like crying.
  6. Brownies are my biggest weakness.
  7. I get paid to do my homework most of the time, and I love it.
  8. I have the best husband ever. Hands down.
  9. Disney World is my favorite place in the whole world.
  10. I like to clean/organize when I am stressed or upset.
  11. I am a workaholic.
  12. I miss my job at the movie theater.
  13. I love eating.
  14. Sometimes I just really want to have a baby...
  15. I am addicted to Costa Vida. 
  16. Every time I go to Costa Vida I only order the same things.
  17. I hate people who only want things done their way...
  18. but I am guilty of doing that when it comes to mine and Brandon's apartment. Poor guy.
  19. I just love mindlessly entertaining movies. For example, I made Brandon watch Prom with me the other night. Think it sounds stupid? It probably was. I don't know, because I fell asleep.
  20. I try every day to drink at least 12 8-oz glasses of water.
  21. All the time, I say I want to lose weight, but then I just eat.
  22. I miss my family lots.
  23. I don't want to live in Logan anymore.
  24. I love swimming.
  25. If I don't write something down in my planner, I probably will just forget to do it.
  26. I love napping with Sophie and then waking her up a little bit mid-slumber. That is when she is most cuddly.
  27. I hate being alone at the apartment because I get so scared.
  28. My favorite thing to do lately is browse Pinterest for ideas for a future home.
  29. All I really want to do in life is write songs and sing.
  30. I wish I had been blessed with the tan skin gene like Adrian. Lucky dog.

Day 29.

Who are you?

Caitlin Paige Robbins (Quast)
Daughter of Melanie and Gary
Sister of Adrian and Anthony
Wife of Brandon Robbins
Sister-in-law of James, Austin, and Shawn
Daughter-in-law of Cristal and Jeff
wife, sister, friend, student, many things!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 28.

Two Confessions

  1. I love my cat probably more than I love anything else in my entire life. Sorry family. My scale of love is a big one, and you are all quite high on the scale, but Sophie scores just a bit higher. If it came down to choosing who had to be saved from falling off a cliff, I would obviously choose the human over Sophie, but cats always land on their feet, right? And I would probably cry for the next seventeen years and be comforted by the other 23 cats I would have bought to fill the void in my heart from losing Sophie. When I have the choice of snuggling with Brandon or snuggling with Sophie, I generally pick Sophie (but Brandon does the same so there are no hard feelings). I just don't understand how people can't love cats. They are so small and furry and soft and so loving when they want to be and if you treat them nicely  they can be just as loyal as dogs. I have clearly done something right with Sophie, because it is not too often that a cat comes running to the door every time you come home, then flop on her back so you can scratch her tummy. Yesterday I got home but was still on the phone with my mom, so Sophie wasn't getting as much attention as she would have liked. She decided to take matters into her own paws and jumped from the floor up to my waist and latched on for a little bit of loving from me. It wasn't so cute at the time seeing as I was on the ground writhing in pain from her claws just having indulged themselves into my skin, but it was a nice gesture nonetheless. How could you even deny this precious face??

I know I sure can't. Who knew that such a small little creature could bring so much joy and love into my life?

2. My current obsession is The Bachelor. I count down the days until I can watch it again and just feel so sad when I finish watching an episode and realize I have to wait seven more days to enjoy more of the drama. I have become emotionally involved in that show. It is probably the highlight of my week. I don't love it as much as I love Sophie, but boy am I obsessed.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 27.

Letters to your Exes.

Hm. Well, here we go I guess.

First boyfriend,
You are a nice guy. Hope Japan is treating you well.

Meridian boy,
You were also nice, and probably still are. I hope your dad is doing well, and I hope life is good.

Carrot Top,
Thank you for giving me a great four months. Senior year definitely wouldn't have been the same without you, and I am glad that we are still friends.

Stupid Boy,
Thanks to you, I learned what I wanted in a boyfriend and what I didn't. I put so much on the line for you and you didn't even appreciate it until it was too late. Dating you was the best and worst experience of my life, and I could not be happier that it ended when it did. But thankfully, we are still friends and I can still talk to you like I can't talk to a lot of people. I am so glad that you are happy now! And I still think that you and Brandon should be best friends, so plan a man date or something.

One of my sorority sisters said to another
 "you break up with all your boyfriends until you marry one of them."
It is such a simple thing, but it is so wise. At the time, breaking up with those four boys always seemed like the end of the world, but looking back, it really wasn't. They were just stepping stones in my life that led me to where I am today, and I honestly couldn't be happier :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 26.

Where do you see yourself in 1 year? 5? 10?

Well, in one year I see myself in the exact same place as I am now. Like I literally will probably sitting in this chair at this exact same time in the library. Brandon and I will still be in school, but getting so much closer to being done. 

In five years I hope to have moved out of Utah, preferably to the east coast, but anywhere warmer than here would do really. Maybe have a baby, I will be 26 by then anyways. Or maybe another cat. Or twelve.

Ten years is way far away, but I hope to be done having kids, and that we are living a stable, happy lifestyle, wherever our life ends up taking us.