Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I want to go to there...

Just doing a little dreaming.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The announcement...

Here is Eden's gorgeous baby announcement made by the uber talented Jessie.

Check out her website here.

Oh and 'tis the season to send out Christmas cards, she does those too.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Do you know what this means?...

If Eden is sick,
then Indie is sick.
If Eden and Indie are sick,
then mommy is sick.
If Eden, Indie and mommy are sick,
then daddy is sick.

Isn't it funny how it always works that way?!?

Last week we all dealt with a little cold and a whole lotta snot.
This week we are feeling better, but unfortunately we've now shared it with grandma and grandpa and Cash. I guess it's only a matter of time before it finds its way back.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009...

It was the week that kept on giving and for that I am thankful. Tony took a few days off of studying and we played it up.

During our weekly Ticket to Ride game night my cousins Cortney and Rodger mentioned having extra tickets to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. Without hesitation I accepted their offer. So Wednesday afternoon we headed to the matinee. I can't quite describe what this concert turned out to be. I was literally expecting an orchestra with an electric guitar. Instead I got a strong dose of 80's hair metal meets a string quartet. It was pretty incredible. Their was a lot of head banging/instrument playing going on. And they rocked us for over 2 1/2 hours. Thanks for the fun night Cort and Rodgie.
I took a few little videos but to get the full effect click here.

We packed to stay the weekend at Kim's house but only planned on staying one night. You see Indie is very finicky about sleeping in her own bed so we figured after one horrible night we would head home. But I had a plan and if it worked we could stay the entire weekend. I brought Indie's crib pads from her cribby and put them in Kim's crib and successfully duped my child into thinking she was in her own cozy bed.

So let the fun weekend begin!

We awoke early Thanksgiving morning for the annual Attitude of Gratitude 5K. Then it was time for the annual gorging of scones at Annelee's for breakfast.

Later, we hot tubbed, napped and prepared for dinner that evening.
The dinner at Annelee's was off the hizzy (I don't use that word in any seriousness, but in all seriousness the food was amazing).
What? You mean you didn't have turkey shaped butter at your Thanksgiving dinner?...Sad.

Friday morning we went to a little known parade in West Valley. It was rockin', we walked away with more loot then you could imagine.
You are my same height, that is neat.

Is that one of the sweetest faces ever?

Friday was grandma Rigby's 80th birthday so to celebrate she took us all out to dinner at The Mandarin on Saturday night. Happy Birthday! I love you Gram.
So have you ever heard of the trick where you add "in bed" to the end of your fortune from a fortune cookie? My little old aunts had not and thought it was pretty hilarious when we read our fortunes.
I spent Sunday afternoon with the girls in Provo while Tony studied. I went to my cousin Ellynn's house to visit my cousin Geoffrey who was in town from Virginia. About 8 years ago the three of us lived together in dear ol' P-town. It was great to be together again and reminisce about the good times.
It was a great weekend filled with my most favorite things...family, friends and food. Kim, thank you so much for letting us invade your house and for being my own personal nanny.

I am beyond grateful for all the blessings in my life right now. We are probably going through the roughest time in our lives right now with school, studying, raising babies, and barely seeing each other; yet we are finding the joy in it and I get to do it all with my best friend.

I am thankful for Tony and for his dedication to school. I am grateful that he is such a great provider for our family. I am grateful for two beautiful healthy daughters who bring happiness into our lives. They test me, stretch me to my limits and mold me into the person I am. I am grateful for a warm house to live in and for my parents for providing it. I am grateful for my family and Tony's family and our friends. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by people who love us. I am also grateful for the Gospel which makes it possible for me to be with my family forever.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My new kicks...

I ran faster and harder than ever today.


Or maybe I just wanted to get out of the freaking blizzard that hit mid run.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

7 years ago today...

Tony gave me this...
and asked me to be his wife.

I said yes...

and it was the best decision I have ever made.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eden's newborn photo shoot...

Our beautiful and talented friend Hannah, of Stayner Photography, kindly offered to take pictures of our beautiful baby Eden. Despite having her hands full with a toddler and a new baby of her own, she took the time to capture some of the most enchanting shots I have ever witnessed. I literally cried when I saw these pictures.
Edie was being pretty stingy with the smiles. This was about the only one of her smiling and of course she was covering her face...little stinker.

My friend Chelsea has a picture just like this that I love so we copied her pose...

Hannah even took some pictures of our Indie. They are priceless.

This is by far my favorite picture. Indie literally lunged at Eden to give her a huge hug and Hannah caught it at the perfect moment. I think this picture portrays Indie's feelings for Eden of pure love.
Hannah, we cannot thank you enough.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dreams are coming true left and right around here...

Do you remember when Tony's dream of becoming an Olympic Speed Skater became a reality?

Well another dream recently came true...

I milked a cow.

I know what your thinking, we are really shooting for the stars with dreams of speed skating and cow milking, but for some odd reason I have always wanted to try my hand at it. So as luck would have it there was a pretty maid at the county fair ready for milking.
Let me just tell you, milking a cow is much harder than it looks. The lady had to keep helping me.
The look on my face says it all.
I guess I can check that off my life's to-do list.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I love a good fair...

At the end of August we made our yearly trip to the county fair. My summer just wouldn't be complete without it.
I think Ind enjoyed the petting zoo.

Even Edie got in on the action.
One of the carnies asked if Indie wanted to sit on this big monster and get her picture taken. I'm not sure who was more scared...her or me. And, as you can see, she never actually sat on the beast.

This cow's name was "Gentle Red" which is now our new nickname for Cashy, it fits him perfectly.
Every year Grandma Rigby enters a painting or two, and every year she gets a blue ribbon. Right on Gram.

Another successful year.