Monday, June 29, 2009

A Saturday to remember...

June 27th 2009

1:00 a.m.
Went to bed after spending all day Friday packing

2:45 a.m.
Woke up to go to the bathroom (surprise, surprise)

3:30 a.m.
Finally fell back to sleep after worrying about everything that needed to be done

6:00 a.m.
Alarm went off

6:20 a.m.
Made myself get out of bed
Continued packing

8:00 a.m.
Tony and backdoor neighbor kicked it into high gear and loaded nearly all of the plain boxes into the truck and made a huge dent in a seemingly insurmountable load

10:00 a.m.
4 guys from the Elders Quorum, my mom, my aunt Joan, Cort and Rodgie and Little Kev arrived to help pack our 26 foot long moving truck while Leash and the kids entertained Indie

11:45 p.m.
Headed to our new place to drop off a load after realizing everything was not going to fit in the huge truck. Joan took Indie for the remainder of the day. Lyd, Neil and 4 people from my moms ward met us there to unload. 2 guys from the Elders Quorum stayed and mowed our lawn

12:30 p.m.
Went back to the old house to finish loading the truck

1:45 p.m.
Left for Parker and Jessica's house where we would store all of our stuff for the next two years

2:30 p.m.
Kim, Annelee, Sparky, Parker and Jessica met us there and the unloading began

3:30 p.m.
Break for a much needed lunch

4:00 p.m.
Mom and I take the huge truck back while they finish

6:00 p.m.
Mom, Lyd, Tony and I finally head for home squished in the car that, of course, doesn't have working air conditioning at the moment. I insist on driving to get us home quickly

6:21 p.m.
Get pulled over for going 80 in a construction zone and despite my sobbing breakdown we still get a ticket (he did give us a "better deal than most..." his words, not mine)

7:15 p.m.
Shower for the first time in days, all the while I am debating if we should just bag my ten year high school reunion

7:20 p.m.
Tony says we are going

7:30 p.m.
Indie arrives home from Joanie's house via Leash and Kev and mom proceeds to get her ready

7:45 p.m.
Walk out the door, wet bun and all...not exactly the way I wanted my hair to look

7:50 p.m.
Arrive at the reunion
See tons of old friends and am really glad I went

9:30 p.m.
Come home, to our new home, to find mom and dad have put together our bed, Indie's crib, our table and have set up our whole little place

10:00 p.m.
Wendy's for dinner

10:30 p.m.

Words cannot express how thankful I am for the people in my life that were willing to help us move. I have come to believe that moving is one of the worst things ever. We couldn't have done it without all of you so thank you, thank you, thank you.

We went for it...

A few weeks after Tony started school we were talking about our finances and how we would need about $40,000 in loans just to pay for our house for the next 27 months. We threw out the idea of selling the house and moving in with my parents and it just felt right.

About a week later Parker, Tony's brother, put up a sign and about a week after that literally the first people to walk through the house were interested. They will lease the house for a few months with the hopes of buying it in under a year. Plus they wanted to move in by July 1st.

Everything was working out perfectly except that meant we only had a week and a half to get out. AHHH! Oh well I would much rather do it before the baby is born.

And so the packing began...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ruby, Maxwell and Harper...

I would like you to meet three of the cutest babies, who just happen to have three of the cutest names...

Ruby (whose middle name is yet to be determined, see here) Bennett
Born to my cousins Adam and Mindi
  Click here to read Ruby's birth story
Click here to see the coolest video with the greatest music

Maxwell Broadbent Castleton
Born to my BFF from high school Cassie and Dave

Harper Kate Adams
Born to our BFFs Neil and Allie
Click here to see more about baby Harper

I haven't met Ruby yet because my cousins live in Denver but being around Max and Harper has made me very excited/nervous for our new arrival.  Nervous only because Indie had a small meltdown every time Tony or I was holding the new baby which just gave me a peek into the future.

Good job guys for bringing these cute little narfers into this world.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dreams really do come true...

For some reason, possibly because he has the thighs for it, Tony has always wanted to try his hand at speed skating.  So I surprised him with lessons for his birthday.  Twice a week for 3 weeks he felt the thrill of the speed at the Olympic Oval.  

View on to see Tony's dreams come to fruition...

By the end of his lessons Tony was the fastest in his class by 30 seconds with a time of 50 seconds per lap.  Only a mere 25 seconds off world record pace so watch out 2014 Olympics, here comes your next Apollo Anton Ohno.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Big Haircut...

This is what we have to do during Indie's haircuts:

I hold
Grandma cuts
Grandpa sprays
Tony takes pictures

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I could see the headlines...

An Entire Family Dies at Disneyland

When I was in junior high my entire Rigby side of the family took a trip to Disneyland.  For some reason we thought it would be fun if all nine of us rode on Splash Mountain.  To be entirely honest, I seriously thought we were going to die.  It didn't help that everyone kept saying we are going to die and that Uncle Stan went into great detail of how it was going to happen.  I think I even cried.  I envisioned us flying off the track right into the Rivers of America.  We were taking in water before we even went down the big hill.  It was horrifying.  But as you can see I lived, and for that matter, we all did.  Soaked and scared, I continued on with my Disneyland adventure.  But  hey, we got a pretty hilarious picture out of it. 

Monday, June 8, 2009

That must be a good book...

This lady is actually walking down the street while reading.  She does it all the time.  There have been witnesses on more than one occasion.
Talk about multi-talented.  I would trip for sure.
I wonder what book it is?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The house guest we never wanted to leave...

So we splurged...

I wish!

My Aunt Joan sold her house and had to live with her daughter for a few weeks during the closing of her new house.  She needed a place for her beautiful grand piano to live in the mean time and we graciously offered our home.

I blew the dust off my ol' Phantom of the Opera sheet music and the hymn book and pretended I was as good as I wish I really was.

It was so fun to have music fill the air and the best part was it could play by itself.  I had it playing constantly.  

We like to start them young at our house...

Here is Indie tickling the ivories...

Thanks Joanie for letting us babysit, we would gladly do it again anytime.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kisses for Fishy...

Future match made in heaven?...
my fingers are crossed.