Friday, December 29, 2006

The Bybees

Well, we have had quite the week, as our friends-- Andrew and Jessica Bybee decided to come to LA for a visit. It was so much fun to have them here, and Nathan even got to take a couple of afternoons off to hang out. We went down to Manhattan beach (the wind and waves were crazy), saw a movie and played a lot of Rook! We also went out to eat at a fun Mexican restaurant on Rodeo Drive and Wilshire (yes, we're high rollers), and went to do a little shopping at 'The Grove' in West Hollywood. Last night we had a fondue party and it turned out great--as you can see from the pictures. We are so grateful for our friends!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Boxing Day

Merry Christmas everyone! Here are some pictures from the last couple of days. We had a great Christmas and feel so blessed at all we have in our lives.

This is me baking something for one of the dinners we went to. The next is of our lovely Christmas tree, and all the fun presents we had for Christmas morning.

Christmas morning was a little different for us--very quiet, but it was nice to be able to just do our own thing (like sleeping in until 10:30). Nathan received some very fun BYU things, which he was very excited about. (The jersey is a little small)
Christmas night was spent with our California family, at the Johnson home. We had such a fun time at dinner, opening presents, and just being together. We are so lucky to have such wonderful people here in LA who love us and give us so much support. We feel so blessed!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Remodel

Well, on Christmas Eve Eve, Nathan and I decided to go out to do a few errands, and ended up at Home Depot to buy some lightbulbs for our kitchen. While we were there, I thought to get a shelf for the baby room and when trying to find some paint, we found that we could only buy it in a quart. So...we were standing there thinking, "what else could we paint". Then hit us, the ugly $30 dresser that we just bought. I's a fine dresser...gets the job done, but it wasn't very pretty to look at, until...
Check it out!!! It's beautiful. Here it is all nice and painted...and you can see some of the shelves we bought as well. It's going to look so cute!

Nathan did all the little details, and we both handled the rolling...

Oh, and here is a picture of our lovely 'Y' flag that Ben made for us. It's beautiful and adds a lot to the room. The dresser and flag are the same color and as you can see from the first picture, they both match the bedding in the crib. It is by no means finished, but we're excited about the progress we've made. We stayed up until 2 am trying to finish it all. It was a blast. We're thinking about making this a new Roberts family tradition. Pick a room and remodel it the night before Christmas Eve. Fun times!

Why We Love BYU Football

I found this posting on, a chat room for BYU fans. We are all euphoric over the BYU bowl win, the 10 straight wins to end the season, and the overall class-act this team was and promises to continue to be. I've wondered how I can get nervous for a game I of which I am only a spectator, why a loss can ruin my weekend, why I'm decorating my baby-boy's bedroom in a particular Blue and White motif, and why I am so happy about this season and this team. I thought this post articulated very nicely why we care so much about something that is "just a game."

"Bronco said something incredibly important in his post-game interview on KSL. He said that the way the team was put together, the ideals it espoused, the commitment it had not to football but to life, to the mission of the university, was what bound it so tightly to the community, leading not only to full stadia but to 40,000 people in blue at the bowl game and 10,000 of us on the field in Las Vegas, with a team that didn't want to leave that field as long as we were there.

"The LDS community is a strange one, and we feel that strangeness keenly. We feel the constant weight of believing deeply in something that we cannot always live up to. We want our representatives, our "soldiers", to be victorious, but we cannot have them be victorious while ignoring the code that makes BYU - and by extension the LDS community - unique. We would rather have them be only moderately successful yet bound to the same commitments we are, than to be like other men in order to be "winners" in a game we all know deep down doesn't matter very much.

"What we desperately want is a team that represents our code, our beliefs, openly, proudly - and then WINS ANYWAY. Or best of all, wins only BECAUSE of its commitment to that code. I feel, and I suspect I am not alone, that this team is precisely that. It acts the way I want my team to act, with community service, firesides, scripture and commitment and humility and all the rest of it, and then IT WINS. It wins with a 5'9" cornerback. It wins with a patchwork offensive line. It wins with walk-ons. It wins with grace and with class and it wins by belting you in the mouth and daring you to talk back. This team didn't apologize for being different. It embraced that difference, even credited that difference with making it special on and off the field.

"For these reasons, this is my favorite BYU team of all time. Better than the '84 team, which I didn't know well, and better than the '96 team, which I knew very well. Better than the heroic, but flawed, teams of the Ty Detmer era. This is the best. For me, this is the best, because it started poorly and made mistakes, as I do, and then rose to become something nearly perfect.

"Also for these reasons, I believe that the future is brighter than even this. Bronco is recruiting players that believe in this system. He's not recruiting football players and saying, "hey, there's this honor code thing you'll have to get along with while you're here." He's going to the players and their parents and saying "we want men who behave like this because it's the right way to behave. Behaving this way makes our football team what it is. You want to come here, this is where we start." Those players will make this program better than it is now. Bronco will, within five years, have a complement of players recruited for their commitment and their ability, not just their ability alone. What such a group may do defies the imagination. What a marvelous time to be a Cougar. "

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Nathan wanted to send a current picture of my belly to Forrest on his mission, so here is a current picture of me as of today. I am feeling great and just keep getting bigger and bigger! But I continue to love being pregnant...even when he is jamming his little foot up under my ribs. It's still cute! We are getting so excited to meet the little guy and see what he looks like. We've only got a week and a half until there's only one more month to go! Yikes! It's going to fly by!

More Pictures

Here are a couple more pictures from our weekend in AZ for Ben and Ryanne's wedding.

Nathan and Beth and I went to 'the Grove'--a local outdoor shopping mall. There's a huge tree in the middle of the mall. It was beautiful! They also make fake snow, so I felt right at home.
We are so excited for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Weddings, Family, And Christmas Decorations

Well, our family has been very busy these last couple weeks with two weddings, and seeing lots of family. Two weekends ago Miriam, Ben and Ryanne flew out to LA and we drove to Sacramento for a wedding. Nathans cousin Robbie married a girl named Sunny. When we got back, my sister Beth was here and we had a great time shopping, spending time at the beach, and spending time in traffic. Yuck! On Thanksgiving day we travelled to Arizona for yet another wedding. Ben and Ryanne got married on the 25th and it was fun to have all of Nathan's family there for the occasion. When we got back from the festivities, I got motivated and for FHE on Monday Nathan and I set up our Christmas tree. It was a very tiring experience (as you can clearly see).
We love our family so much and are grateful for the time we were able to spend together these past couple of weeks.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

LIndsay and Nathan . . . Together!

Here's evidence that we are still together, happily married.

And another update: week 29.

Nathan makes a rare appearance . . .

After logging another 80+ hour work week, we still didn't get any pictures of the three of us. Of course, it's probably more appropriate to post this picture, since it is of where Nathan spends most of his time. This picture is of his work station, our home away from home. Sometimes, when he has to work late, I go in and hang out there too. In fact, Nathan was there from 5am until 1am the next day on one occasion this week. I hung out with him from 10 until 1. I'm so supportive!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Another picture

Okay, kinda psycho...but Care and I were having fun. I promise that I'll send more of the 'three' of us...I know you haven't seen a lot of Nathan lately.
We're doing well and had a fun weekend. California is beautiful, even though we can't believe October is almost over. We still feel like it's the middle of summer.
Hope you are all doing well.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Another Fat Update

I just wanted to post the most recent picture I have so that you can continue to see the progress. Also, I'm attaching a picture of Carrie and I just yesterday. She's here visiting for a week and a half and we've had so much fun just being together.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Pictures of Apartment

First off, here is a picture of watching General Conference. Arleigh's job was to help keep Nathan awake! You can tell it was quite an assignment. Wore her right out!
This next one is what you've all been asking for. This was about a week ago, and yes...I'm even bigger now, but this is me totally standing normal. I'm not pushing out or anything.
Here's the main bathroom. Notice the shelf above the toilet. I painted it and am really proud of how it turned out.
Our kitchen table, with the beautiful painting that Nathan loves and is so happy that I bought. (sarcasm noted)
Our TWO matching bookshelves. Nathan loves his books. (And he even let me infiltrate them with a few picture frames.)
This is my favorite scrapbooking sanctuary, which in a few months will be where I live 24/7, because it will by the baby's scrapbooking room. The window looks out to a big tree and there is always a cool breeze blowing in.
Our living room. That's the front door.

The bedroom. This picture doesn't really do it justice, but it's a fairly good size. I am taking the picture from the doorway, and to my right is our desk/computer, and to my left is the master bath, which I forgot to include a picture of. I'll post that later.

I love how big my kitchen is. I have so much cupboard space, I don't even know what to do with myself!
So, there it is...the full tour. Hope it kind of gives you an idea of where we live. Everything is going great and for all of you who don't know yet, we're excited to be having a little boy! He is a very active baby and I love feeling him kick or punch, even if it's 4:00 in the morning!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Our Friends

Life is treating us so well here in Southern California. We feel so blessed to have such a great apartment, at a great location, for a great job and wonderful opportunities. We also feel very blessed to have such great friends and family. As we were attempting to find an apartment to live in we were put in contact with Michael and Ashlee Eav who are now our next door neighbors. They, with their little 11 month old Arleigh have been so great to befriend us and make us feel welcome here in California. I am attaching a picture of Arleigh in a Halloween costume that Nathan's family sent us this past week. We figured since our baby will be a little too small for it, we'd put Arleigh in it to see just how cute it really is.

Also, I'm including a few pictures of visiting my best friend Carrie in Canada earlier this month. She just arrived home from a year and a half mission to Madagascar/Botswana, South Africa. It was so fun to see her and be able to surprise her at the airport. We were able to spend some really quality time together and I loved every minute of it!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Well, I am finally getting around to updating this blog. My apologies to all of you who have been so faithfully disappointed each time you check. But, I promise to be better.
Nathan and I have finally gotten settled here in California, and life is good! We have a great apartment which is still coming together, and I plan on posting pictures of it as soon as it's finished. California is a different place to live, and there are things we've had to adjust to. (Like not having a Wal-Mart). But the weather is great, and we love having the beach so close.
Nathan is working hard, and is learning a lot. Some days are better than others, and that's life. In all of our spare time together we have been watching the second season of lost, and LOVING IT! It is a great show for all of you who have never seen it. We highly recommend it.
Pregnancy wise- I'm getting nice and fat and find out next tuesday (the 26th) whether we're having a boy or girl. We'll be sure to let everyone know.
I'll post some pictures ASAP! So keep checking!

Monday, June 19, 2006

California this weekend...

We are so excited to figure out where we are living in California in the fall. We are leaving this friday-heading down to LA to see if we can find an apartment. I am kinda worried about finding something to be excited about living in. California is just going to be such a change from living in Utah for so many years. However, I loved living in Tennessee last summer and I think Nathan and I both do pretty well with change. The thing I am most excited about is living around my family and also living in a warm place. I am ready for a winter with no snow. Anyhow...we'll let you know how it goes!

Here we are...

Hello to all of you! We are excited to have this blog spot so that we can share our lives with you so far away. We hope that this will allow us to shorten the distance between us and all of those we love. Check up on us often so you can see what we're up to and read about any news we have. Love all of you!