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