Friday, August 29, 2008

The "Keeping it Real" Tag

Okay so my sister Tara tagged me to do this fun one. The idea is to take pictures, according to the instructions, of how things are now. Not after you clean, put on make up or wash the dishes. It's how it is now. So I got this yesterday and took the pics yesterday and I have just had a free minute to blog about it. So remember this is keeping it real

My toilet in my kids bathroom. Thank goodness I cleaned on Wednesday, so it doesn't look too bad.

The kitchen sink. My kids are constantly eating cereal and it feels like there are always bowls in the sink to wash.

My closet. I would love to have it to myself and have Lloyd have his own, but that' s okay.

My favorite room in the house is probably my bedroom. I love my furniture and love to read and watch tv in there.

My laundry room. It's the catch all room since it is off the entry from the garage. Sometimes it's frustrating because I feel like it is never clean and organized. Oh well. :)

My fridge. It desperately needs a cleaning.

My child Milika at the time was the only one home. She is crawling and standing up to everything.

My favorite shoes. I love slippers (flip flops, but our family calls them slippers). I live in them all year long. Then the other pair are my favorite dress up shoes.

My husband had just gotten home from work and was getting ready to go to Joshua's football practice.

This is me! (obviously you know that) This is at the end of the day after work and trying to figure out something for dinner.

Okay so now it is your turn. I tag Cherish, Jill Ceser, Josselyn, Lia and Mary Ann. Remember to keep it real. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tribute to Ms Robbins

So this weekend I found out some horrible news. My son's 2nd grade teacher last year had been stabbed to death. Her name was Molly Robbins. She was THE best teacher any one of my kids had ever had. She had nothing but praise for the kids in her class. She came to almost every one of Joshua's soccer games and she did the same for other kids in her class. She was very involved and loved these kids so much. She was 51 yrs old and the mother of 5. This is what the paper had to say about what happened.
A Magna woman was killed Friday afternoon by a man police say broke into her home and stabbed her.
The victim's 14-year-old daughter also was assaulted, police say, but fled the home as the attack began and called police from a neighbor's house at about 4:15 p.m.
The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office received a second call five minutes later from a home about three blocks away. They arrested a man, who was an acquaintance of the victim, in connection with the killing.
Molly Robbins, a 51-year-old mother of five, was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack near 7300 West and 4000 South.
Neighbors said the man police arrested, 52-year-old Charles Gunkel, was at one time a boyfriend of the victim. Wendy Carmean said she had known Robbins for 20 years and had seen her and Gunkel holding hands together in church two weeks ago.
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Jaroscak said Gunkel was booked Friday night on investigation of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. Jaroscak said the exact cause of Robbins' death would be determined by a medical examiner, but that she had suffered stab wounds. A knife was recovered in a front hedge at Robbins' home.
Another neighbor and long-time friend of Robbins, Joy Laisnez, shook her head in disbelief over the incident and said no one she knew had witnessed any indication that the relationship between Gunkel and Robbins could turn violent. Laisnez said her daughter was a friend of Robbins' daughter and had spent time around Gunkel and Robbins. After the incident Friday, Laisnez said she asked her daughter if she'd ever seen anything "inappropriate" happen while around the couple, and her daughter said "never."
"My daughter was in shock. 'How could he do that? ... How could he do that? ... He was the nicest guy,' was what she said to me," Laisnez said.
A neighbor of Gunkel's who asked not to be identified said he knew the suspect only in passing, but he couldn't believe what happened Friday night.
"This is a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood. ... It's just not the kind of thing you'd ever expect," he said.

She was a wonderful person and a wondeful teach and every time I think about this it just makes me sick. I wish she could of died another way instead of such a horrible death. She did teach at West Valley Elementary before Gearld Wright opened up, so some of you may of known her. Such a sad, sad story.