Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pink Eye Carnage

Well, it has happened again.  We have PINK-EYE in our house again....  Whoever the wonderful people were that sent their kids to preschool or church with pink eye, I don't know but we got it!  On Sunday last week Ella's eye started looking a little goopy, so I started putting drops in her eye that I had left over from the last time we had pink eye.  I got her eyes under control pretty fast but didn't let her go to school on Monday.  Elena's eyes started getting yucky on Monday, so we got drops in her eyes.  We went to Utah Wednesday, and by then their eyes were looking pretty good.  Low and behold while we were in Utah our drops ran out....  So one day without drops, and we started all over again.  Poor Elena woke up looking like she had been a boxing match this morning!  
Thus was the Pink-eye carnage of March 2009.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rigby 1st Ward: We Love the 90s!

For those of you who haven't been around, my life lately has been consumed by "The Roadshow."  Yes the infamous "ROADSHOW!"  For those of you who haven't ever been in a roadshow... BUCK UP!!!  It is a lot of fun, even if you do look silly!
This year our stake did Music through the decades for the theme, and our wards got The 90s.  We danced to lots of fun songs from the 90s including I like to move it (yes those of you who have children, it is in Madagascar, but it really did come out in the 90s), The Macarena (HEY MACARENA!), You Can't Touch This (Hammer Time!), The Boot Scootin' Boogie (YEE-HAW!), and I'll be there for you (Yes, the FRIENDS song).
Ella got to dance to the "Move it" song.  She will probably be very sad that she doesn't get to do her "Move it" dance anymore.  Evertime we have gone to the church (on a day other than Sunday) in the last month she has asked when we were going to "Move it."  She even made it a regular occurence to practice at home.  (don't be surprised if you sing the "Move it" song and she tells you to go to sleep... that's another story!)  Ella did such a good job, I am sooooo proud of her!  (She did get a little shy our first performance, but luckily her dad was close by to encourage her!)
I was so greatful for the FUN people that did the Roadshow with us, they were good sports and did all the crazy dance moves I asked them to do!!  Thank you everyone!!!

It has been a stressful few weeks getting the roadshow together, but now that is over I can't help but think about what it would be fun to do for next year... it is a viscious cycle, but for now I can breathe easy and have a little extra time to relax!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009



We woke up this morning, and began frosting cookies for our Home/Visiting Teaching families.  My girls were soooo excited cause mom finally made cookies and didn't give them all away.  (when I was frosting cookies today, Ella was like, "don't take all of them, ok mom?")
As you can tell from these pictures they quite enjoyed sticking there fingers in the frosting and eating it.
In fact Elena didn't really want the cookie, she just wanted the frosting!  (it begins 
The rest of 
the day wasn't that memorable, 
except for wearing green, but you know it still is 
DAY so we must celebrate!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Eyes Cream Sunglasses

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ella's 1st Talk in Primary

Ella gave her very first talk in Primary today.  (Well, actually to tell the truth Mommy gave Ella's first talk in primary today, and I don't even mean that I wrote it)  Ella got really shy and wouldn't say the words, but she held up her pictures and bore her testimony.
What a big girl I have that is already giving talks in Primary.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Pictures are in

I got the rest of the pictures that my friend Natalie took of my kid's tonight. There are sooo many that turned out cute!! Here are my favorites!

Monday, March 2, 2009


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Ok, so it is a slow blog week, so here is a tag to help you get to know me!!

Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your name followed by "ology"



What is your salad dressing of choice? Bleu Cheese... "Make it Bleu"

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Red Lobster

What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of?
Gator bites... M-M-M Tasty!

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Pepperoni and Mushrooms!! 

What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter and Cinnamon


How many television sets are in your house?

What color cell phone do you have?


Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Righty-neener neener South paws!

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom teeth, gallbladder, Babies...

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A bin of medication at the Drug store

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Not unconscious but loopy


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Yes and No  It would be nice to know so that you could say your last goodbyes and do your last adventures, but at the same time I think it would scary and depressing.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
I don't know if the pain and bodily harm that it would inflict on my digestive system would be worth it, but my husband might do it.  What are you offering?


How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
Complete pairs.... I think I have one of about 5 pairs

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
About two years ago... I was driving cub scouts... wasn't pretty!

Last person you talked to?
In person: DAVID On the phone: Beaner

Last person you hugged?
My loving husband


Summer or Fall

Christmas although St. Patrick's day is pretty fun too!  

Day of the week? Friday

May hence the REAL end to Winter in Idaho


Missing someone?


The Computer... DUH!

Worrying about?
Money, Grad School, Money, Selling our house, Money, oh and did I mention MONEY!!

First place you went to this morning?
Work (BTW Jacob the whole bathroom thing was a little to personal for the rest of us.)

What's the last movie you saw?
In Theater: Bedtime Stories
At Home: Lately probably Labrinth, Ella is obsessed with it!

Do you smile often?
Unless I am concentrating, for example:  I guess when I count by fives at the drug store I don't smile much cause people are always telling me to be happy...


1) Do you always answer your phone?
I am a Caller ID watcher.  If I want to talk to you I will generally answer the phone.

2) It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
Considering the only two people that send me text messages are Lisa and Catherine...

3) If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I always thought it would be cool to have purple eyes.  I know I'm weird.

4) What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
Kiwi or Peach

5) Do you own a digital camera?

6) Have you ever had a pet fish?
Yes, yesterday, now he is dead (that's another story) 

7) Favorite Christmas song?
Believe by Josh Groban

8) What's on your wish list for your birthday?
I always get cake stuff... this year I would like to have my house sold by my birthday

9) Can you do push ups?
Some, I know this is random, but my elbows and shoulders pop when I do push-ups so I usually don't

10) Can you do a chin up?

11) Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Both, but everyday is a new adventure! (Jake, the whole "The Great and Terrible" was very prophetic of you) 

12) Do you have any saved texts?
I think Dave saved the text that his sister sent him telling him to remember his helmet and be brave.

13) Ever been in a car wreck?
Yep, luckily I was not driving, and no it is not fun.  (Ask my husband about his car wreck sometime)

14) Do you have an accent?
Sometimes I catch myself saying Idaho like a hick when I answer the phone at the Drug Store

15) What is the last song to make you cry?
A new country song called "You can let go now daddy"

16) Plans tonight?
Sleep... it is already 11:55

17) Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
I think that we all have our moments when we feel that way.  When I went to ISU I had a really hard time, and I thought that was as low as I could get... Then my dad died and that was as low as I could get... Then I went through post-pardum depression... so even if you are in a low just keep having faith and you will feel better I promise.
(Wow I kinda feel like Yoda right now.  "Low times you will have, but better you will feel")

18) Name 3 things you bought in the last week?
Fabric, Food, and Cake decorating items

19) Have you ever been given roses?
Yes, when I was single my brother always gave me a single rose on Valentine's Day, plus on occasion I have received roses from *cough* boyfriends and my husband

20) Current worry?
Didn't we already do this one?

21) Current hate right now?
The girl on "The Bachelor" that told him he could have a second chance when she should have stuck it to him because he was being such a jerk and dumping the girl after he had been engaged to her for 6 weeks just because he started to have doubts about the relationship...  ok I'm alright now

22) Met someone who changed your life?
Multiple times

23) How did you bring in the New Year?
With 2 crazy teenagers, 5 crazy kids, 4 screaming toddlers, 4 AWESOME mothers, and 3 non-extatic fathers

24) What song represents you?
Depends on the day.  

25) Name three people who might complete this? 
Amanda, Tianna, Sherie

26) What were you doing 12 AM last night? 
I was either on facebook or sleeping

27) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? 
Ella don't wake up me or your sister!

I Tag.... EVERYONE!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

We are thankful for Fish!

Today at church Ella got a fish in Sunbeams.
David said "A couple of goldfish crackers would have worked..."  We both agree that this is the most awesome handout we have ever seen.
Good luck little fish, you are coming to the house of death.  Two cats, a dog, and two kids are not the best house mates for a wee little fish.