Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday is a special day...

It's the day we get ready for Sunday...

and nursery.

For the past 3 months Ind has been going to nursery.  She does so well, she doesn't even make a peep when I leave.  She just plays with all the toys and watches all the other kids.  It is so cute...and a nice break for me and Tony.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

He got in!...

Tony was accepted into the Medex Physican's Assistant program at Washington State University in Seattle!
He went to Seattle for an interview the first weekend in November and felt really good about how it all went.  
He stayed in a very small yet adorable and very hostel like Inn that was a 5 minute walk from the campus.  He spent the whole day interviewing and the whole evening scoping out the city.  He is really excited at the prospect of living there.  
We also just found out that Tony has an interview at the U of U for an opportunity to get into their PA school.  This is all very exciting and also very overwhelming.  We will be making major life decisions in the next few weeks.  I, too, am excited about the prospects of moving.  I think it would be an adventure, but at the same time I am scared to death.

I am so proud of Tony.  I knew he was going to get in, I just knew it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Tonight I sat by the light of my Christmas tree and listened to Mannheim Steamroller's Stille Nacht.  From where I sat I could see greeting cards from wonderful family members and friends.

Tonight I fed and rocked my baby to sleep in our cozy living room.  I stared at the milk running down her cheek and little boogies in her nose.  I traced her round cheeks, button nose and perfect little lips with my finger.

Tonight I looked up at my beautiful nativity scene.  I saw Mary holding baby Jesus.

Tonight I cried.

Tonight I am blessed.

Tonight I am happy.

Looking for the perfect last minute Christmas gift?

Look no further...

I have 4 of these beauties left and they want to come live at your house.

Salt Lake Temple printed on brushed aluminum tied with a black ribbon
11.5'' high x 16'' wide

They are $25 plus shipping.

Just leave a comment or email me at big_rig_14 at hotmail dot com and let me know if you are interested.

You'll need to hurry because I have heard that the price of shipping will be going up on Saturday in order for you to receive things by Christmas.  I will get them in the mail asap or if you live nearby we could meet up.

Thanks and Merry Merry!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Viva La Vida...

Months ago we decided to splurge a little and buy tickets to our favorite band Coldplay.  On November 22nd we went to the ol' Energy Solutions Arena to see the show.  To be honest I was more than a little nervous after watching this on SNL that the show wouldn't be worth the dough...I couldn't have been more wrong.  It was worth every penny, especially when the band ended up about 40 feet from us singing a few numbers.  My feelings were only reaffirmed when Ton leaned over to me halfway through and said it was the best concert he had ever been to.  So they truly rocked the house, it was amazing.  Tony's favorite song from their last album X & Y is Fix You, luckily they played it and all of his dreams came true.  My favorite of the night was Lovers in Japan, while they played it thousands of confetti butterflies rained down onto the stage.  Even when they ended with Yellow, my least favorite song (too overplayed and not even their best song, kind of like David Gray's Babylon) it was amazing.  I had the chills.  

The worst part of the night was when I didn't bring my camera after reading cameras weren't allowed on the ticket stub.  I think I was the only joker who followed that rule because everyone else had theirs.  Here is the only pitiful cell phone picture I got the whole night...
See I wasn't kidding, 40 feet away.

From start to finish, it was an incredible show and I would highly recommend anyone who loves Coldplay to see their show at least once in their life.  You won't regret it.

Click here to see some snipits of the show.
Click here to read a really funny post about their show in Arizona.

Speaking of good concerts...
We hit another Missy Higgins concert a few months back, and yes, she still remains our favorite female artist.  I love her, not like a lot of the girls at her concert love her, but still love her.  Another crappy picture...  
Joshua Radin opened for her and I had only heard one of his songs before the concert but he was surprisingly great, very mellow but still great.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thanksgiving Day 2008...

Better late than never...right?!?

There are a plethora of reasons why I haven't blogged in a while but at the top of the list is probably no time/energy.  So without further ado...

Our Thanksgiving was good.  I had been sick with the flu for three days prior.  Then the night before Indie decided to forget how to sleep through the night.  She insisted on being rocked to sleep and then every time we went to lay her down she would wake up, so for the first time in a very long time she slept in our bed.  I think she was a little sick too and she had been having a rough couple of days.  Needless to say our night was horrendous.  At 5 a.m. we finally got her to sleep in her own bed.  We decided to skip the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K and instead we just woke up at our leisure.  We went to Annelee's for a delicious breakfast of scones and hung around there for a bit.  We got home in time to all take a nap before we went to dinner at my parents.  Dinner was amazing as usual but I was still too sick to eat enough to feel proud of.

Grandma and Grandpa Rigby, Aunt Joan, Leash, Kev and the kids, Lyd, Mom and Dad, and me, Tony and Ind were all there.

Every Thanksgiving at Mom and Dad's we go around the table and say what we are grateful for.  I feel so blessed for so many things...
Indie and the progress she makes every single day
  A beautiful home
Our jobs
Our health
A degree and no debt.  Thankfully my parents paid for half of my tuition and I was able to work while I went to school to pay the other half.  This is something I have been truly grateful for lately.  Thank you Mom and Dad.

On a lighter note...
Here is the 7-Up Salad that I was assigned to make.  This is my grandma's recipe and a hit around our house.  I have tried making it twice and both times something was not quite right but this time I nailed it.  You are probably thinking, "what could be so hard about making a jello salad?"  Well who knew jello could be so finicky.  Here is the recipe in case you want to give it a whirl.  The secret...let the jello dissolve completely.  Yes, I'm 27 and I don't know how to make jello.

Grandma Arlene's 7-Up Salad

2 packages lemon jello
1 cup boiling water
3 cups 7-Up

Dissolve jello in boiling water and add 7-Up, then add

1 can crushed pineapple (drained)
2 bananas sliced
2 cups marshmallows

Let the jello set up

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg (slightly beaten)

Cook ingredients together and let cool, then add

1 cup whipped cream

Spread over the jello salad and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Cover with foil and refrigerate.  Make the night before.