Monday, December 17, 2012

McKayla Lyn Rigby

McKayla Lyn Rigby
born on Nov 2, 2012
7 lbs 11 oz and 20 inches long

She is absolutely amazing and has been a really great addition to the family.  The boys love her to death and are thrilled to have a sister.  We are just taking life easy and enjoying every minute we can!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quick Update

We have been really bust this past few months, but I haven't really packed my camera around too much.  However, we have a few fun ones of this summer. Here are a couple of pictures.

Riley playing t-ball. Yeah...I think this is a pretty standard t-ball position.

Carter waiting for Riley at t-ball practice.

After running the bases.

Fishing! The boys had a blast and we actually caught something.

We also spent a lot of time swimming and working in our yard. But the most exciting things that is happening with us is that it is my due date today!!! Hopefully we have a really exciting update within the next week!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Our good news!

You would think that since I actually have some exciting news to share that I would actually write a post about it...but, here I am a month later and I am finally posting about our ultrasound.  We do have baby #3 on the way and are really excited to meet this baby.  I went in for the ultrasound on June 13th but since Dusty was out of town we decided to wait and find out the gender when he came home.  The ultrasound went really well, and the baby is healthy and growing really well.  I did have to get up and move a little bit to get the baby to move because we could not see the gender.  After moving around and poking at the baby for what seemed like forever, the ultrasound tech took a picture of the gender and sealed it in an envelope so we could open it when Dusty got home from his trip.  Dusty finally came home and I looked to see what we were having...we are having a GIRL...

I was convinced it was another boy, and honestly I am still trying to get used to having a girl. I have finally come to terms with all the worries (that I am currently aware of) that a parent has with boys.  Missions, spouses, competition between the two, school, college, occupations, bad influences, girls, girls, and girls.  Now I have a completely new set of worries with a girl.  Plus, I am going to have to start doing hair.  And now we have to come up with a girl name and I already had a boy name picked out...Patrick Dustin...anyway we really are very excited and are mostly happy that she is healthy and continues to do well.  October 31st cant come soon enough.  The other good news is that my brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy 3 weeks before me and my brother-in-law and his wife are expecting a baby girl about 2 weeks after us as well!  So, wish me luck with a girl and we feel very blessed and happy to be having another healthy baby!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

the Unexpected

Both of my kids are upstairs quietly "reading"  their library books.  They are supposed to be cleaning the toy box but for now...nobody is doing anything useful.  I can't believe that they have both been to quiet for about 30 minutes.  Even as I write this they sound like they are done but this has been a totally unexpected surprise for the day.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The latest...

This spring and summer have been busy and yet somehow uneventful.  Riley will be starting t-ball soon and during a practice Carter got the first bloody nose of the year.  He was batting and walked right into the pitch.  We also took a trip to Pegram to brand the calves and got good and dirty.  I have been working on the garden and one day the boys decided to make a dam in the extra space in the garden.  They had a great time and played in one spot for 1 1/2 hours.  They had to get in the shower at 11:30 in the morning.  Riley has also officially graduated pre-school and had a great time even though Dusty and I have decided to not put him in kindergarten this coming year.  We are all looking forward to this summer and all the warmth and fun we can stand!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Carter's Birthday

These are pictures of Carter at 1 year old.

Carter is already three and I just wanted to share some pictures of his big day. We ate sandwiches with two pieces of bread and a little bit of butter for dinner. We played outside for the first time this "spring", got balloons from the store, and made his cupcakes together. We also ate cupcakes and he got exactly what he wanted for his present, a guitar.

Please excuse Riley in the background, hadn't gotten his pj's on yet. But, here is Carter rocking out on his guitar. It plays the same two songs over and over and over and over....

Dirty face, cute kid.

Getting ready to blow out the candles.

He wouldn't hold still he was so excited so this one is blurry but he has the biggest smile on his face.

Carter is hell on wheels. He doesn't slow down until at least and hour after he goes to bed. He sneaks out of the house and hides really well. He loves candy, frosting (with no cake), cucumbers, apples, and digging in the garden or any other dirt. He also randomly gives Dusty and I hugs and kisses and has an amazing smile. When he actually falls asleep, he looks like and angel. He weighs 40 lbs, is 3ft 4 inches, and wears 5T clothing. He throws amazing fits but can also be amazingly sweet. Got to love this kid!


Having a brother must be totally awesome. Riley and Carter absolutely love each other...most of the time. Riley started pre-school this year, and he has loved it except that he has to leave Carter at home. Carter gets so bored at home with me. The other day when Riley got home from school, they were so excited to see each other. They kept hugging and kissing each other and telling each other how much they missed each other. It was one of those moments, as a mother, that I hope I never forget. Here are a few pictures of out trip to California.

Me and the boys in the Redwoods.

Pier 39 in San Francisco overlooking the seals.

Finally in bed after a really long day.

At the Jelly Belly Factory.

Friday, February 10, 2012

We are still here....

It's been awhile since I last updated this doesn't seem like much is going on. The day after Christmas, Carter got sick. We later found out that he had gotten pneumonia and about a week after he got better, I got pneumonia too. Other than that, we have just been trying to survive this less than stellar winter. No snow to play in but not warm enough to really enjoy being outside either. Spring fever has officially set in...and of course no post would be complete without pictures, for some reason the boys wanted pictures of their eyes...probably so they could show off how awesome they are since brown eyes can see in the dark and blue eyes can't.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


So, Dusty and I are in Hawai'i! We came with a bunch of people he works with and are having a marvelous time. So far, we have been to the beach a few times, a beautiful hike, Pearl Harbor, shopping, and eating at various local joints. We can't believe that it is really December since we got sunburned yesterday and Dusty had his first experience snorkeling. I am missing my kids a ton right now though, I really want to see them...only a few more days of ocean and warm breezes, then we can go back to paradise at home!

This is the view from our bedroom.

The summit of the Hauula Loop Trail.

The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor (my favorite thing so far!).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Halloween and Writing

After my last post, I was all fired up about blogging more often. Once a month just isn't enough! But, then life happens and all the sudden it is the middle of November and here we are. Dusty has been putting some long hours in the last few months, and we are excited to see more of him. We had a great Halloween with great weather, and we only had to go around the block to get loaded up on candy.

The Three Cowboys!

Riley's sunbeam teacher gave him this awesome mustache! Riley are Carter both thought they were awesome even if they tasted awful.

Riley is loving preschool. He knows the Pledge of Allegiance, lots of letters, and comes home knowing something new each day. We have been working on writing his name and he is getting pretty good as you can see from the pictures.

Carter wants to be like Riley in almost everything. So I "taught" him to write the letter Y. Amazingly, he actually wrote a few by himself just under the sticker. He must be a genius!

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Missing Purse

So last night at 10:15 we realized that we didn't have anymore contact solution, so Dusty asked me to run to the store to pick some up. I went to get my purse from the hook and it wasn't there. I looked all over the house and couldn't find it. I looked in the car and then I came back in to look some more. The more I looked the madder I got because I couldn't find my purse anywhere. By the time Dusty finally got up to help me look I was really mad...really, really mad. I had no idea where that purse was. Dusty asked me, "Did you have some candy or treats in your purse?" Ding! I remembered that I had some cinnamon gum, which is Riley's favorite, and he saw me get him a piece from my purse earlier in the evening. Riley said to me, "Oh, that is where I should have looked for that gum." Fast forward back to 10:20 and I remember seeing this...

...and wondering why the tote was there. So, I ran downstairs and pulled the tote away and this is what I found...

Riley had taken my purse and hid it so that in the future, when he wanted some cinnamon gum, he could get it whenever he wanted. Just thought I would share this funny little story. Have a great day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Our Summer

I have figured out why I don't blog very often. Of course there is the fact that nobody reads this, but the biggest reason is that I don't feel like we do anything "blog worthy." Looking back at the pictures, we totally do. We go and do fun things all the time; but when I think about sitting down and writing on the blog, my mind goes blank. I don't write anything inspirational. I rarely write anything touching or really personal. This is just my life. We work in the garden and yard, play/visit with friends, clean the house, go visit with extended family, hang out as a family, and simply enjoy each others company. To many, there is nothing glamorous or exciting about our life. And to be honest, I probably feel that way more often that not but we are happy. I enjoy my life and feel very blessed to have such incredible kids and an amazing husband to go through life with. I am seriously lucky!

Now, on to the pictures...I will explain as I go.

Carter and Riley at the airplane museum in Rexburg. They really enjoyed walking around the hanger looking at all the planes. Riley loves the yellow plane and Carter gravitated to the old truck. They really liked the old fire truck but I didn't post the pictures because I let them sit in it to take a picture...pretty sure I wasn't supposed to do that. :)

Riley turned 4!!! Can't believe this little twerp is already 4 and going to pre-school. He had a cowboy boot cake that was super easy and delicious and yes, Riley was really excited and took a big bite out of the cake before we could cut it.

He is so cute!

Playing at Bear Lake.

Carter's 10 min yoga pose at Bear Lake.

Carter on the carousel during the Payson Onion Days Carnival.

This is literally my favorite picture of the summer. They had so much fun on this ride!

Running in the sprinklers. Love this picture as well!

Carter running through the sprinklers.

We also went camping with Dusty's family and are currently working on potty training Carter (YIKES!)

Happy Fall!

Riley loves to help Dad use the tools

Before we knew it both hands were in the cake and he loved it

Riley's first birthday and he isn't sure about the hat