Monday, April 28, 2008

Dear Old Dad

Back in 1955, as a sophomore my father was the starting center for his high school basketball team: The Sugar-Salem Beetdiggers. Naturally long arms, big hands, tall and quick he was a formidable foe for the opposing teams in his league. Naturally quiet as a teen he led by example.

Throughout his life he continued to be a leader by example. He was a doer, a hard worker yet very gentle. His humor was legendary. As was his dashing good looks.

Six years ago Dad died in his sleep. We were so grateful the way he went. As a master of building crazy high scaffolding to do his work, we worried constantly that he would fall. Not to be. After a week of being really sick he quietly asked me about some songs his Mother used to sing to him as a boy and if I could compile them for him to listen to. I compiled it and gave it to him. Days later he passed. I suspect his sweet Mom, Carma (who had passed 30 years prior) was with him the week before his own passing.

Now, I'm left with a reverse memory. As I look at my oldest son Brent (named after his father and grandfather) I see a young man very similar to the one that played for Sugar-Salem high school all those years ago.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Four of a Kind

Here for your viewing pleasure, I present:
Michael Levi Rigby
Born 4/22/08 around 4:30 AM MST
Weighing in at: 8 lbs 2 ounces

Lets give Michael Levi Rigby a big fat dailyitem welcome to the planet (smattering of applause). Oh and hey...who is that beautiful woman next to Michael? It's the lovely Becka Rigby... Let's give Becka a big fat dailyitem round of applause for having her fourth boy in a row (officially called a Mormon Hat Trick)!!
(ooooohs and ahhhhhs from the audience followed by what?...a standing ovation!)

My hat is off to my kid brother Jeremy, his sweet wife Becca and their awesome boys:

Eric - Timmo - Noah - Michael

Keep up the good work!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sarah Makes Varsity Softball Team As A Freshman!

Excitement in our house today as Sarah earned a Varsity letter playing in her first varsity softball game against Kuna High School. Sarah was brought up to varsity mid-season because of her great arm and amazing speed on the base path. After today's double-header Coach Martin of the Wood River Lady Wolverines took Sarah aside and said, "Well Sarah, you've earned a varsity letter."

Just look at that smile. Crazy beautiful!!

Good Job Seabou!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Still Bitter

Here's a phenomenon at my house that only involves me:
When ever I enter our family room I have to be careful. If Arrow (the toothless dog) happens to be on our couch and our eyes happen to meet (thus exposing her doing something she shouldn't) I have to avert my eyes and back out of the room immediately. If the dog and I are looking at each other and I take a step forward she will begin to piddle. The closer I get the more she piddles! If I so much as raise an eyebrow....piddle. Aaaaaggghghhh!! It is best if I just avert my eyes, slowly back out and get someone else to remove the dog.

It's not all bad though. With Arrow's loss of teeth I have decided to turn it into a positive. I've made these three necklaces from her teeth and they are doing quite well on eBay!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Arrow's Mid-Life Crisis

Arrow, our dachshund has lost yet another tooth. This brings the total of lost teeth to 47. Arrow is only 7 years old which in dogs years equals 43. Pretty young to be losing all of your teeth. One thing that they don't tell you when buying a Dachshund is that this particular breed always has bad breath. I'm not talking bad like other dogs. I'm talking the queen of all bad breath! Now that she has lost all of those teeth her breath has gone from bad to super-heinous.
Though 43 and almost toothless (not me-the dog) I've decided to post a picture of a happier time (cue the violin music). A time when she was a new mommy. Presented here for your enjoyment is a picture of three of Arrow's puppies. Ah, those were the days!
The salad years.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Who's who at the Jazz Game!

Looks like I'm not the only one who likes the Utah Jazz!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Friendly Plane? Or, Sinister Plane?

This plane took me to Texas... well, me and the guy that crinkled his candy wrapper all the way across Utah and Colorado. Oh and the guy with the real bad breath sitting between me and the window who had to use the bathroom no less than 3 times. Geeeeezz! So you tell me: Friendly or Sinister!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Infamous Building and Window (6th Floor - Far right window)

Transfer of Executive Power is the hint: What and where is this building?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

1-1-1, 2-1-1 XC Passthrough......Duh!!

Identify what kind of design this is and win a Gazillion Dollars..... (or a phone call)!!