Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Memories, all alone in the moonlight....

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Monday, December 22, 2008

You're it!

i am: working
i think: that I don't want to pregnant for too much longer
i am happy: that I have a healthy, happy baby who kicks me a lot and a cute husband who kisses him and loves him
i have: amazing blessings
i miss: my family, especially at this time of year
i fear: not having financial stability when baby gets here
i feel: content
i smell: nothing. No smell in the air
i usually: can control my emotions.
i search: for baby stuff on KSL constantly
i wonder: will he look like a Jonah?
i regret: some stupid decisions I made before getting married
i love: my life
i care: about doing the right thing
i tell: stupid stories
i worry: more about the baby and derek than myself
i am not: good in snow
i remember: the breathlessness of our first kiss. Because it still happens :)
i believe: in the Gospel
i sing: well, I think. In the church choir, in the car, harmonizing with Derek :)
i don’t always: think before I speak
i don’t like: spinach dip anymore. BARF!
i write: silly blogs
i win: christmas song games (machete, knife!)
i lose: socks
i dance: like my mom, apparently
i wish: 2 1/2 months would just pass quickly
i never: nevernever land. (I couldn't think of one thing!)
i listen: to christmas music at work
i don't understand: how I can be so dumb sometimes. It's terrible
i can usually be found: right now? watching House :)
i am scared: of failure
i need: paint the baby room
i forget: small tasks. Scatterbrained!!
i tag: Kylee and Charlotte

Friday, December 19, 2008

Look mom, no stretch marks!

All I want for Christmas...

  • Is to stop hearing 500 different versions of little drummer boy in one day at work. Except for the David Bowie version. I don't mind that one so much

  • To be able to see my cute sisters preggo belly

  • To be able to drive well in the snow

  • To not have to keep paying for car repairs :(

  • The big fancy Kitchen-aid mixer :)

  • To get the baby room painted

  • To see if I can cook a successful turkey dinner
  • To let my creative juices flow. Learn how to sew, scrapbook, a good holiday dessert recipe

More to come later...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No more early mornings!

So, on saturday night, we went to go decorate our table for the ward Christmas party and I forgot the camera at home, and I wanted to take a picture, so we had a bit of time to kill, so we went home and at that same stupid intersection someone hit me at in October, Derek was coming to a stop, and there was ice and so when the tires hit, we slid, no stopping, right into the curb. Bending the crap out of his axle or something. So for the last 2 mornings I've had to drive Derek over to Caleb's to get his carpool at around 5:45. No fun. It's hard enough right now for me to get to sleep in the first place, so trying to fall back asleep takes about as long as the amount of sleep I would be getting if I was able to get to sleep right away. Boo. So if his car is not done at the shop today, Caleb, you can start picking him up. You're up anyway :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's beginning to look alot....

When it's snowing outside, and you're listening to Sufjan Stevens Christmas music, and your christmas decorations are up, your tree is lit, that's when it starts to feel like christmas. It's actually something I'm excited about :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

In a funk

I'm in such a strange mood. I feel so out of myself. I want to try and be a better person, eat healthier, be happier, have more motivation, be a better wife, mother, budget better, but right now I just don't feel it. Of course I don't want to feel this way, I mean, who does? But I just had to say it. It's on my mind, hopefully writing it down will make it better or help me see it from a different perspective, figure something out.

I don't know, I don't know....

Not so bad

Went and saw Twilight last night. Wasn't expecting anything good, so was pleasantly surprised when I actually enjoyed it. I liked all the sexual tension and Edward was super, awesome hot!! Awesomeness. It was very enjoyable for me. Thanks Tanya and sister!! (I totally just blanked on your name, sorry!) Yes indeed!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wobbling in time for Thanksgiving

You know you're really getting pregnant when your friends laugh at you when you go up the stairs. I'm becoming immobile.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Attack of the giant bellied woman!

So, apparently I must really be starting to show, because I've had like, 4 people comment on my belly, ask me when I'm due. It's kinda nice to have it acknowledged because I'm proud of it. So this young guy comes up, does his transaction, asks me when I'm due, I'm happy to share, so I say "March" and he says "Oh really? My wife's due in March and she's just starting to show."


So apparently I'm huge. I just thought it was funny. He was a nice guy, good intentions I'm sure, but it just didn't come out as nice as he wanted it to probably. My excuse is, at my last appointment my midwife did tell me that I'm a little bit big for how far along I am. No change in my due date or anything. But I'm sure his little wife will start to get bigger. It's just a part of it :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

I know you're all dying to know

Why I haven't posted in a while. Sorry guys, just haven't really had anything to say. Derek and I went to the Steel Train show last tuesday, and there's pictures from that, but by the time I get home, I just really don't want to do anything on the computer.

Everything's going well. Derek's still looking for a much better job. His basically sucks. I have leftover curly hair from church yesterday. It looks much better after slept on. I don't feel as ridiculous anymore.

And I am now obsessed/inspired/delighted by this:

You should read it, she's awesome

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

As Ricky Bobby's children would say..

I'm getting my baby all hopped up on mountain dew!! So maybe in the next little bit he'll start to go all crazy and dancing and jumping and kicking all in my belly.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween and baby belly!!

Baby bellies all over the place!!

Told you my bellybutton was getting bigger.

Tanya=snow queen. Me=Juno

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

No cheesecake before bed

I had the craziest dream last night where I totally wailed on Shia LeBeouf because he was being a big jerk face in a department store. Then all of a sudden, he turned into a fuzzy Emile Hiersch, and then Zach Efron. And I ended up playing the pregnant high schooler on High School Musical 3. If you see me in there, that's why.

Monday, October 27, 2008


So, yesterday after church I noticed after I went to the bathroom, that my cute little Mr. Belly Button may be turning into an outie (audi, whatever you wanna call it.) I got so freakin excited and I think Derek thinks I am strange, but it's cool to me! I took some pictures, but my g's are showing and nobody should see that, but I want everyone to see! So I'll get something appropriate up there.

And also, I feel like a whale. A cute pregnant one. Dave Jolley was home this weekend and we went to grandma's to visit and they said I'm pretty big for 5 1/2 months. Which is ok. I want people to be able to tell I'm pregnant and not just kinda chubby, but if I'm big now, how much bigger am I going to get? I still have about 4 months until this boy comes! And I feel like I get bigger every week! So, picture updates will come and if I am huge, you can tell me. That's ok

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Give it a rest

I'm doing the best that I can and if that's not enough for you, then I'm sorry. But I'm allowed to be selfish and I'm going to be. The most important thing to me right now is the baby inside of me, my baby (Derek) and myself.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Interesting day today...

Baby face!

Everything was normal. Went to my 20 week baby appointment. Baby's good, baby's healthy, so yay there!

I came home, did all the normal things you do. Couldn't make dinner because we're canning, so I ordered chinese. On the way there, just down the hill from my house, I was T-Boned by another driver! They were turning left, they didn't look for me and BAM! So, we were getting all that figured out. Turns out she doesn't have insurance and so her car was impounded, and I felt bad for her because she said she was on her way to pick up her kids from day care. But she also told me she had insurance. So I'm not sure exactly what is true. Anyway, while the police were getting things figured out, Derek and I were talking on the sidewalk, and I look over and I see a familiar face. I call "Anne Marie!" at her, she turns and it's her! One of my roommates from my first summer semester at BYU-I. She lives right down the street from me! She didn't remember me or recognize me, but I'm blaming that on the pregnancy (makes you scatter brained) and it's been 3 years since she's seen me. So, even though I got into an accident (there is now a large dent in Derek's drivers side backseat door) it was a blessing to run into her. She's also pregnant, but is due in December.

Awesome, awesome day!

Hello all mom's out there!

I'm still in the process of creating my baby registry. Is there anything you would suggest that I ABSOLUTELY need? I'd just like a little help. Thanks!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trigger happy!

So, I'm pretty sure I'm turning into a crazy camera person. I think I may have overdone it, and I really hope it doesn't turn into a SSB blog, and if it does, I apologize in advance. Here's a little update for the weekend...

First we get scuzzed. I really do think Bria loves us, but this is the first reaction we get from her. At least she didn't hit me this time :)

We're just playing with the settings here. My beautiful ring, and my beautiful husband. I really am seriously so blessed though.

Bria gets a face lift. A little scary, but she really did look younger after
Snowed almost all day today. Yeah, it's October.And I finally have pictures of my belly!! Me at 20 weeks. Not too big yet, but just you wait!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fancy new camera!

Expect lots of picture updates!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Since we are the next in the family to have a baby, there's a bit of hostility because it's automatically assumed that we're gonna up and leave after he's born. Yeah, we just bought a house six months ago and it wouldn't benefit us at all to move 5 months from now. We'd have to pay money for living in it less that 2 years. So I don't think that's gonna happen. So I don't want to feel grouched at when nothings gonna happen. Not too fond of that

This weekend was our one year anniversary!! Nothing extravagant, no big trip, but it was fun. After I woke up, we went to Great Harvest, had some delicious mazurka bars. They only have them in Layton, so after we picked them up we went over to Mom and Dad's to watch conference. And I know hanging out with your in-laws isn't exactly what you want to do on your anniversary, but it wasn't bad. We went out to Rooster's for dinner after Derek went to the Priesthood meeting, and it was really good. Thanks again for the leftover giftcard, Brandon and Marci! It served it's purpose well. Nothing very eventful, but I'm excited to save the money up and take a trip up to Eugene and my parents sometime. Makes more sense to me than going into a bunch of debt now. Although a car trip up would be a bad idea. Lots of potty stops :)

Monday, September 29, 2008


I love going home on my lunch break and watching bad daytime TV :) And I'm also super stoked to rent Sex and The City tonight from redbox with free coupon monday! Code's LA45W7 for anyone who wants it

Sunday, bloody sunday!

I love lazy weekends with Derek. We didn't do much, made a bit of extra money, him by plasma, me by modeling. It seems that a day before I actually do it, I get really nervous and self conscious and then I get there and I'm not nervous at all. I get a bit sweaty, but it's kinda hard not to under those lights. We went to the greek festival and spent way to much on yummy greek food, but I feel it was worth it. And then I cleaned up the house a bit, baked some cookies while Derek worked on his interview project all weekend. Both saturday and sunday night he was up until 2 in the morning. Ok on saturday, bad on sunday considering he left for work at about 6:30, and when he jumped in bed, let out a wicked fart that smelled so bad it woke me up, "You smell like poo!" Yuck, yuck! But we're hoping and praying that this job works out and he won't have to work for crappy LHM anymore. Richest, but sickest man in UT. All his money and he can't even fix his eating habits to help him with his diabetes. **My mom has type 2 diabetes and ever since she found out she has worked with a dietician to fix her eating and exercise habits, instead of just copping out and getting a bunch of surgery. **Whateve.

Sunday ate dinner with Gma Jolley after going through all of her crawl space stuff. Some pretty sweet stuff in there. She's such a sweet lady for cooking and sharing her dinner with us. Very bullheaded and stubborn, but it's not changing any time soon. And I love my visiting teaching companion and teachees. They're all so great! I leave at 7 PM and don't get home until 9:30. It's nice to have friends. Although now I totally covet Hailey's awesome apartment above Great Harvest! Oh well

P.S. Derek and I really need a new camera! I want to document this pregnancy, so if anyone see's any good deal on some canon powershot digital elph's, let me know.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Honor thy mother and father

I just want to say that I really love my parents in law. Being 600+ miles away from my own parents, it's nice to have them around because even though it's not exactly the same connection I have with my own parents, I do love them. And I need that motherly affection close up. It still surprises me a little when I get hugs and kisses from them, but I'm always glad to get them. And as crazy as Grandma Jolley may be, I'm much closer to her than my own grandma. So I really am glad I married into a family that I love. And I still have the traditional in-law problems, but it doesn't overshadow how amazing they are. I mean, I married their son, so they are pretty phenomenal people to have raised the person I love the most in the world. They obviously did a good job.

And I just think it's really important to respect them. Now, having a little boy of my own growing in my belly, I know that someday I will be a mother-in-law to some girl (that is if he doesn't turn out to be the weirdo "Vaughn" in the singles ward and thus has no hope of ever marrying). I don't want those stereotypical in-law problems. I want them to know that I'll be there for them if they need me and I want them to think of me as a second mother. That's what I think of my mother-in-law. And I could have very good reason not to like her, but she has just proven to me many times what an incredible person she is and how amazing a mother she is to them. And to me now as well

Monday, September 22, 2008

Baby hog

So, now since Brandon and Marci are gone, in about 6 months, I'm gonna have the baby that lives the closest. So far, this is not such a good thing, the way Indee plays around with babies. I swear she already thinks she's a 40 year old mother. She usually pays more attention to my belly now than she does to me haha. Always makes sure to say hello to baby. If I have a good attitude about it, it shouldn't be so bad.

And I love getting pass along maternity clothes! They're so cute, I may not want to give them back. Sorry Cara, I may keep them. J/k

Thursday, September 18, 2008

This looked like fun

What is his name? Michael Derek Rigby. But don't call him Mike, he's Derek :)
How long have you been married? A year in 2 weeks
How long did you date? About 6 months before we got married.
How old is he? Almost 23
How old are you? 21
Who eats more sweets? I think we both eat about the same I think, but my excuse is I'm pregnant :)
Who said I love you first? Derek, the first time we met in person. It was a little overwhelming, but then I realized it was true for me too
Who is taller? Derek
Who can sing better? We're both good singers, but I have a little more training. So I guess me
Who is smarter? Derek. I don't feel I'm very smart
Who does the laundry? We both do
Who does the dishes? We both do
His guilty pleasure? He likes my silly chick flicks and he indulges me in them
Who mows the lawn? We don't mow our own lawn, but he does most of the yard work. He mows his parents lawn when they need it
Besides you, who is his best friend? Both Jordan's. Miller and Holloman
Who cooks dinner? Both. But more so me
Who drives? He does. He's calmer than me
Who is more stubborn? We're both stubborn, but I'm probably more so. He's a bit more relaxed I think
Who kissed who first? We kissed each other. We had been resisting and hesitating, but we did. But I held his hand first
Who asked who out first? He found me on myspace, so I guess it was him first.
Who proposed? Derek, but I knew it was coming
Who has more siblings? Him, only by 2 though
Who wears the pants? We wear the funny zipper kind. He wears the top shorts, and I wear the legs
What is your favorite thing about him? Every little bit about him. He's the person I most feel comfortable with and we're goofy together and we're best friends

Motherly instincts?

I think my motherly instincts have already kicked in because I worry all the time about what kind of mother I'll be, what things I'll teach them, what I'll let them get away with, what kind of example I'll be to them. I really want to do the right things for them, teach them how to behave. Let them have their own life experiences, not shelter them too much so they can't handle the real world. But I don't want them to do all the same things I did as a teenager. I had my fair share of bad and good experiences and I want them to miss out on the bad stuff.

And in saying that, I wonder about my own nieces and nephews, wondering if I've been a good example to them. Because of the age difference, they're more like my little brothers and sisters that I hardly saw growing up. I want them to know who they are, or atleast have a basic idea, because at their age nobody knows who they are. My nephew will be able to date in April, about 7 months away and I don't think he has any idea how to treat girls and how to act on a date and maybe 16 year old boys are scared of girls, but I don't think they're as afraid of them as he is.

I want to teach my boys how to respect and treat girls, so when their time comes I don't have to worry too much about what happens. I want good little boys that girls like. And hopefully with Derek and I as parents and the things we did when we were younger, they'll be good social little kids :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Opposites attract?

I'm glad I'm not too much of a wuss to get things resolved with my friends. It's good. I used to be so non confrontational, so I'm proud of myself for standing up for myself and letting them know when something they say hurts or offends me, but without offending them myself. It's funny how my best friends and I can be so different, but it works. We have a love/annoy relationship. We love each other but sometimes apparently annoy the crap out of each other. It's funny how it works

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Best yogurt ever!

Oh my heck, this stuff is so good! And it's not even expensive! Yay for yoplait and helping me get my fiber along with my fruit servings everyday. I need more of these they're so stinking good. I think baby likes them too. Oh boy, yumminess.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Baby boy!

It's a boy! My midwife got a pretty good picture of his little boy parts, so he's on his way! But Derek and I are unsure if we want to still name him Jonah. We're gonna compile our favorites, and I guess when he comes in end of Feb, beginning of March, we'll see who he looks like. A Jonah, maybe a Charlie. Maybe even an Ethan. Although Derek isn't too keen on that name, but I still like it. Maybe I'll have a poll, see what you guys think

Jonah or Eleanor?

Going to get my 2nd ultrasound in about....half hour! They'll be able to tell us if it's a little B or G. I'll put my ultrasound picture up as soon as I get it saves on here, but I can put my 12 week up here. Wanna see?

^Little baby rigby

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Being careful

I had a little bit of a scare yesterday, went to the instacare to get it checked out. Fortunately, it wasn't what I thought it was, so baby and I are ok. But instead of waiting til monday for my next appt, I'm gonna make them take me earlier! Even tomorrow if I have to, just to be on the safe side. I'd feel a lot better once they put the goo and the wand on me and I'll get to hear the lightning fast heartbeat. It sounds like a hummingbird! Cross your fingers!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


So, I keep hearing this ad on the radio that if you bought your house in the last year, you're eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, which you eventually have to pay back at like $500 extra in taxes for the next few years, but whatever. So I went to the above website to research it, and Derek and I qualify for everything, except I think we closed on our house in the very first part of April and the dates for qualification are April 9, 2008-July 9, 2009. I really want to qualify for this tax credit! You know what I could do with that? It'd be like a little Home Equity Loan where I could update my kitchen and do all these little improvements around the house, and get ready for the baby and everything. I really want to find a loophole to be eligible!!! Cross your fingers

P.S. That's my anorexic baby on the left. It totally looks it! I'm not a terrible mother, I swear

Monday, September 8, 2008

And the forecast today is...

Sunny, with a few clouds making me sleepy. But no, it's a good day. I'm happy, contented :) I was unsure about creating this blog because I really don't want it to be a seriously so blessed thing. (Please don't sue me for using that) I don't just want to talk about my amazing husband (although he is) or how I'm so excited to have a baby (which I am! 15 weeks now!) But I want to talk about real things, express my opinions, vent a bit, so that the same 3 people aren't hearing the same things all the time. So, that's all I have for today. I'll try to keep you updated on..

A day in the life