We TRIed!

By T-Rah

I know, I haven't posted since before Christmas (what the?!)....and I refuse to post everything that happened between now and then, even though I should....I just don't wanna. :)
So I will hit a few highlights here and there..but will mostly just move on. No sense in living in the past. :)

CHRIS, KIPP and I went to Salem, UT and participated in a Triathlon! Kipp did a few Tri's last year but this was a first for Chris and I. This one was a Sprint: 1/2 mile swim, 13 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. We FINISHED without injury or the need of oxygen or an ambulance, which was a total success in my book! :)

It was fun to see some other Rigby Tri-experts there, my Sis-in-law Hidee and her buds were there in full force...I was sure to wave at Tori as she passed me like I was standing still on the bike! haha! I really did enjoy how excited everyone was about being there. It definitely has a different feel of competition there. Everyone is happy and supportive, not "I'm soooo going to kick your butt." lol The announcer was awesome...it didn't matter if you were first or last...he rallied everyone into cheering you on as you crossed the finish line while they announced your name! It's definitely a fun feeling accomplishing something like that...even though I still have a long way to go to actually be impressive...but it was impressive to me, so back off!! :)

We are doing another on in July and that will be the Olympic (double the distance in every event)....we'll see if I survive that one. :) I'll let you know...or my next of kin will. haha!

Riley's New Pool

By T-Rah

Compared to our old bathtub in CO...this thing is an olympic sized pool!! Riley is in heaven in this thing. Anytime I ask him to take a bath, he immediately runs to my bathroom instead of his because he can slide down the sides and pretty much swim in the thing!

Guy calls him a traitor because he likes baths not showers. :)

Too cute, if I do say so myself. :)


My First Christmas Tree!!

By T-Rah

When we were living in Colorado we didn't see much point in decorating for Christmas since we were never at our house for the holidays...but this year, after all the dust settled, I figured it was time to try and be somewhat domestic and do a tree. And I LOVE it. :) It's so fun to come home to a lit tree with pretty decorations and my some of my favorite colors. I just wish I knew how to make the rest of my house look good!!

My favorite items on the tree are probaby the aqua poinsettias (even though I could only get two), the butterflies, the birds, and the pineapple. :) Most of my ornaments had to be plastic since "demolition boy" has a hard time keeping his hands to himself. He's even been pretty good at breaking a couple plastic ones! And Guy isn't much better. I borrowed some glass ornaments from my mom and put them in a bowl (out of reach from Riley) and Guy wasn't convinced that they were glass...so he threw one and another to "prove his point," but really ended up proving himself wrong. So I guess I have two demolition boys in my house!

Merry Christmas everyone!!


What the October!?!

By T-Rah
Well, October has definitely been a "what the?!" month...and now that November is pretty much gone, I'd have to say diddo about Nov. too! :)

Where do I start? Well, Guy got two weeks off of work and we decided to take off to Des Moines to visit Jon and Ashley (and Brynlee, of course). They live in such a pretty place! It was so fun to visit them and play. We went to a hockey game, where Riley kept looking at a bunch of older girls (what the!?!?). We went to the zoo where they had "Night Eyes" and they got to go around and pick up treats at different "check points"and they had a lot of blow up toys to play on (like the riot zone in good ol' Rigby). We also went to the capital building...wow! It was amazing. We also played games and had yummy food cooked by Ashley. Riley and Brynlee played so well together, it was really fun to see them and we're sad we won't get to see them during the holidays...but new baby comes first!! Thanks again for letting us visit! We'll have to take another trip out there after baby boy is born. :)

After we got back from Des Moines we had two days to do laundry and get ready for my parents and the Shelese and her fam! We had so much fun with the visitors! We went to Mesa Verde and saw the City in the Cliffs (which has been on my list forever, and I knew we'd never go unless we got the right visitors that wanted to make the drive ). It was so crazy! I had no idea there were over 600 different cliff dwellings! We ended up just going to the biggest one since we didn't have a whole lot of time, it was cool! Erik, Shelese, and I ran a 5k on Saturday and Guy came to take our pictures (thanks Guy!!) while Mom and Dad watched the kids (thanks Mom and Dad!). It was Erik's 1st, Shelese's 2nd and my 3rd race. It was so much fun...but it was hard because the trails we went on weren't really trails...and it was pretty cold that early in the morning!!! But after you finish it makes you want to do it again!

After the race, the girls went to Ouray (Switzerland of America), a cute town about 45 minutes from our house and went to Box Canyon and got our sweet souvenir vases and/or dishes while the boys went golfing. On the way to Ouray I got a call from a realtor about a family that wanted to buy our house, but wanted to do a lease/own option. We'd talked with them before we went to Des Moines, but didn't hear much after that until this phone call. They were just asking rent prices and what not....

Shelese and Erik left Saturday evening and Mom and Dad left Sunday morning, taking the long way to Moab and back. On Monday I called the realtor and started discussing figures and when they might want to move in. She called her clients and called me back and asked if there was any chance we could be out in a week....what the?!?! The wife had to have surgery on the 17th of Nov. and they were hoping they could get settled before she had to go in. And since we figured it would be better for us to move now, instead of right before or right after the holidays...we said, WHAT THE heck...sure!! So my Mom (poor thing) came back with my brother Cameron and they help pack with us. My mom was a champ! I was running around trying to finalized the contract and everything...and Guy was trying to make sure his truck would be done in time (it was in the shop due to a hit and run...again, what the)...WHILST trying to find us a place to live once we moved...and a soon as we'd get a minute to help pack...Mom would already have like 10 boxes done! SHEZABELL...you were a life-saver!!! So...we packed up on Thurs. and Friday we met with the owner of a home in I.F. who lives in SLC and signed papers and drove to our new home. SOOOO CRAZY! But it has also been nice to get it all done at once and not have it drag on forever.

Thanks to everyone for letting us visit...visiting us...and helping us move out...and in! We appreciate our family so much, it has really been a blessing to us to know we have people we can depend on!

And for those of you that are in the area fam AND friends...let's get together and go out!! I'd love it! And Guy would too! :)

will add pics later...once I get them all on my computer. sorry this one has no visuals


Bosom Buddies

By T-Rah

Well, Riley did my 2nd 5k with me. :) He was a good sport. I found out late last night that my town was doing a walk/run for breast cancer. We showed up late and had to hurry and pay and get outside to start the run...before I got to the designated area, I heard someone over the sound system count down and say "go!". Crap.

All the runners were ahead of the walkers so I had to try to weave my way through TONS of people before I could try running. :) My time wasn't great but it was really fun!

The best was seeing all the people and how excited they were to be their. My top 2 have to be 1) the old ladies with pink bras over their shirts...put on backwards with glitter writing on the cups that said "bosom buddies." I saw that one at the beginning of the race . After I loaded Riley and me in the car, I was pulling out and noticed and older couple with raglan T-shirts with a picture of 2nd base...and the quote said "SAVING SECOND BASE!" It took me a sec to realize they were talking about boobs...and I started laughing hysterically. What the?!


Late October Post

By T-Rah

Okay...I've been meaning to post for like a month! But so many "what the?!?'s" have happened that I've been waiting to put a slide show up to make things easier...but I'm never in the mood to figuring out how to do it (i'm sure it's easy...but I haven't found the time to prove to myself that it is easy...so back off. :)... hence, the long delay of no-posting on the "what the" blog. :)

ANYWAY: We moved into our new house in I.F. on Halloween, so I didn't get to take my little Riley Mac around this year...which I was quite bummed about. So I'm posting these pictures of when I had him try on his costume. He kept going around saying "huh huh" like a gorilla...it was so cute. --And the other day I put on my furry black boots (since it's frickin' freezing in Idaho!) and Riley came up to me and said "huh huh!!" That made me smile the whole time I was wearing my "gorilla shoes." lol


My Right of Passage

By T-Rah

Look at me...I have officially become my Mother's daughter. This is my Right of Passage: I bought fake fruit!

My Mom has fake fruit always! No, it's not plastered everywhere in her house. She is so amazing with cute decorations for all the seasons and holidays and fake fruit happens to be some of them. I don't think I will ever forget her cute fake cherries she would put in a bowl on the kitchen counter. They were so bright and yummy looking (even though I don't like cherries). But, I think the main reason I won't forget them is for the several people who actually thought they were real and tried to eat them. Seriously, I'm talkin' "stuck-one-in-their-mouth-and-had-to-spit-it-out" tried to eat them. ESPECIALLY my Grandpa A. He is so adorable. But it seemed like every time he came over he would reach down and pop one in his mouth. It happened to often that after awhile he would come over and reach for one...hesitate...then put his hand on his belly and just stare at the cherries wishing them to be real! Such a mean trick, Mom! haha

Anyway, I was hoping my Mom's gift for decorating would just be in my genes...but it turns out it's an acquired talent...what the!?!?!? I. Am. Clueless. So...for the fall I figured a good place to start was by getting fake fruit. I'm not going to lie and say I'm not totally proud of myself for how cute my table looks every time I walk by it. I know it is something so simple and easy...but like I said I'm clueless so this is TRUELY a big step for me....a step into my true Womanhood. HAHAHA!!!