Monday, December 22, 2008

My Baby is 2!!

Wow! How time flies. My baby Brendan is 2. I can not believe it. He is full of lots and keeps up with the other 2 in the house. We love Brendan. He is definitely the BRUTE of the family. He is so squeezable. Happy Birthday Brendan!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Trip To Utah!

We made a quick trip to Utah to see the lights & shop!! We seen the lights for about 30 minutes and that was long enough. It was so cold outside and the kids wanted to go swimming to bad to even enjoy the lights. The next day we went shopping to Park City. That was not fun at all but got a lot done. The kids were naughty. So much for the threat that Santa is not coming otherwise they would all be getting a lump of coal. But we were close to leaving them in Park City. Next time MOM will go without the kids!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another Boy!! Jaxton Jace Briggs!

Jaxton Jace Briggs was born at 5:45 pm weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. and I think 20.5 in. long. He is so cute and I think he has his mommy's face. Whitney did such a good job and survived her first delivery. Even though she was 10 days over due. He just didn't want to come. He was getting lots of instructions from Grandpa on the other side.:) It is so cute to see them as parents now. There life is just beginning. They will be great parents. Sorry no pictures of Whit just for her privacy cause you know how hot you feel after you just had a baby. She looked great even though her & Jace were super tired. Congrats Jace & Whitney!! He is definitely a keeper!! This adds 9 grandkid's to the Dial/Briggs Klan. Congrats to the Decker's for there first Grandson. He will definitely be getting plenty attention!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Our Vacation

Wow!! it went by way to fast but we had a blast. First we left late cause we had about 100 passengers missing due to the fires so we waited until they got there so we didn't leave until 8:00 that night instead of 4:00. The first 2 days were on the sea. We just laid out and enjoyed the sun, food, & entertainment. It was so fun to just spend time with Justin alone with no kids but I was ready to see them when I got home. The entertainment was fun. Diana (my sister) won a ton of money at the casino. Lucky girl. She was famous on the boat. She won some money for us. But the saying is what happens on the boat stays on the boat. :) We went to Puerto Vallerta and did the zip line. That was so fun besides the spiders in the trees. Then off to Mazatlan where we just enjoyed the beach and played in the water there with my parents. When you visit these places you are sure grateful for what you have. It is really sad. Then off to Cabo. I could spend a lot of time there it was beautiful. We went to a little island/beach and went snorkeling. On the way there we seen dolphins. It was fun to snorkel and see all the different fish in the ocean. Of course that place was our shortest stop but we ended up in the sea for another 5 hours due to one of the boats that transferred us there couldn't get back on the ship because of a pulley broke to get it back on. So instead of getting there in LA at 7:00 we got there at 10:15. Enough time to get off the boat grab a van and run in the airport so we didn't miss our flight. It was close though. Thanks to everyone who helped with our kids while we were gone. It was an awesome trip to spend with Justin, my family, and other Rigby people. Now back to life & reality.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Out of Commission!!

So Justin & I are heading to Utah today and are going to catch our flight in the morning to LA where we will board our ship. Thanks Tory & Lindsey for watching our kids. So we will be home on next Saturday. So I'll have lots of pictures to post. Until then......

Been Tagged!

This is for you Linds!=)
1.Where is your cell phone?Pocket
2.Where is your significant other? Chair
3.Your hair color? Blonde
4.Your mother? Work
5.Your father? Packing
6.Your favorite thing? Traveling
7.Your dream last night? None
8.Your dream/goal? Many
9.The room you’re in? Computer
10.Your hobby? Shopping
11.Your fear? Death
12.Where do you want to be in 6 years? Bigger House
13.Where were you last night? Grocery Shopping
14.What you’re not? Crafty
15.One of your wish list items? Big House
16.Where you grew up? Lewisville
17.The last thing you did? Bank
18.What are you wearing? Clothes
19.Your t.v.? Samsong (SP)
20.Your pet? Cat
21.Your computer? Dell
22.Your mood? Irritable
23.Missing someone? Sisters in Utah
24.Your car? Trailblazer
25.Something you’re not wearing? earrings
26.Favorite store? Target
27.Your summer? Camping
28.Love someone?Justin/Kids
29.Favorite color? Blue
30.Last time you laughed? Morning
31.Last time you cried? Months

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who am I??

I'm a Esme! I found out through Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

Try it! This is who I was. The movie comes out next week when I'm not here so I hope someone waits so I can see it with someone besides myself. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Bradley!!

I can't believe Bradley is already 6 years old. Where did time go? So many words can describe this kid. He is very athletic and loves to be busy. Bradley when he was a baby he would fight to go to sleep and guess what he still does. He is very smart and knows how to work with Justin & I's minds. We had a party yesterday and then we went to dinner tonight for his birthday. Bradley I hope you had a good Birthday and we sure do love you (even though you can be a little stinker at times).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I'm a Big Kid Now!!

Brendan's Bed

Brendan Taking a Nap

Brendan hidding under his blanket

So the boys ended up breaking the front of the crib so are only other option was to order new parts or get Brendan a Toddler bed. So the Toddler bed won since we won't need the crib for awhile. Brendan looks so big in this bed and he thinks he is a big boy too. He will hold your hand and take you into his room and say bed. He is so proud of his big kid bed. I'm not to proud because that means he is not my baby anymore and is growing up way to fast. He sleeps all through the night in it with out waking up and going to the door(Sorry Dora). Better not talk to soon though. He is such a good boy.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

The Three Bike Riders

Cute Little Pumpkin

Here is the picture of our Bike Riders. They are growing up way fast and want to be just like there Dad. I guess that is a good thing. We had a good day going to Trick or Treat Street in Idaho Falls and then to Grandma's house. The little pumpkin is Baby Bri. She looked so cute. (Thanks Tory & Lindsey for letting me steal the pictures off your blog) We didn't visit many places but enough to get a lot of candy(Which they haven't stopped eating). I hope everyone had a good Halloween and a safe one too.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Justin's Buck

I hate this time of year when Justin goes hunting. But he got a buck on the first weekend he went. Now I'm glad cause now he doesn't have an excuse to go every weekend. Ya Right!! I'll still let him go since he likes to go and be with his bro's & Jordan. The funny story about this buck is he got it first thing in the morning and I was hoping he was on his way home afterwards. NOT!! They went spotting for more and then I got a call about 7:30 saying that they were on there way home and he would be home in a hour. Then around 8:30 I get another phone call from Graig's phone & it was Justin. "Hon someone got out of the truck and locked it & my keys are in it. Can you come out here and open it." Let me remind you they were still clear out in Mud Lake. "Your not mad are you." I wasn't mad just thought it was actually funny that it happened. I think they were more nervous about me being mad then about the keys. Good one DORKS!! I went to Cal Ranch earlier to get a screw to put in the truss & a pulley to hang the deer so all Justin had to do was hang the deer. I did the rest. I do wish one thing. That there was a hobby every year on every weekend for 2 months that us women could go do something all day. HAHA!! Wishful thinking. Good Job Jus!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Brionni Ann Briggs

Sweet Brionni
One Proud Daddy
One Proud Mommy/Exhausted/Tired/Sorry Linds had to post you!!
One Proud Aunt/ Wished she had a little GIRL!!

Here is the first official Briggs Girl in the family. Brionni Ann Briggs enter this earth on October 5th at 1:20 weighing a whopping 6 lbs. 11 oz. & 18 in. long. We are so proud she is here with us safe & sound. Lindsey did great. Sorry Tory I give all the credit to her. HAHA! She is a DOLL though. We are so excited that Justin's brothers are finally having kids. Congrats Tory & Lindsey! Can't wait until her playmate Mr. Briggs get here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Do Dogs go to Heaven?

Well so tonight was a sad night at the Mickelsen home. We had to put our family dog Mitzi who has been with our family for almost 16 years to sleep today. We will sure miss her. I know it sounds so stupid how you could cry so hard over an animal dying but I was a boob & I will admit it. She has been in our family forever. It was best to do what we decided cause she was dying of kidney failure and was so skinny. We sure loved her. I'm glad she was with our family this long. We love you Mitzi! I do believe that we will see her again.

Monday, September 29, 2008

After Surgery!!

So the surgery went fine. I can now admit I hate being put out. I do not remember a thing after surgery last Tuesday. They took my gallbladder & appendix out while they were in there since I found out that everyone in my family has had there appendix out except me & my little brother. So today was really the first day I have started to feel better. I hate pain medication I have no idea how people get addicted. I hate the stupid tube they put down your throat too. My throat hurt for days. I was going to post a picture of my stomach but we took the bandages off and I must have had an allergic reaction to them because when I pulled them off my skin came with it. I was instructed not to put anything on it so it is just one big scab now. GROSS!! I know and it hurts like H!!! Thanks for all the comments and I feel so much better.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Little Bike Riders

So we decided for the boys for Halloween we would have them be little Motorbike Riders. They were so excited to be like there dad and have gloves, pants, & a jersey like there Dad. Justin was the one with the great idea. These they will get to wear them more then just for Halloween though. They have been wearing them every second they get. I love my boys and proud that they want to be like there DAD!! I love them.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I'm not so excited. I have to get my gallbladder taken out next week. It is the little green thing on the picture. I've been so sick & nauseous so I finally had a Hydascan (sp) taken on Tuesday & found out it was no good. So I go to the surgeon on Monday & will probably be taking it out on Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm trying to convince them to take my appendix out while there in there. I've never been under before so I don't know what to expect. Hope all goes well.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Justin's New Toy

So here is Justin's new pride & joy. It's not brand new but in awesome shape & we got it for a good deal. He is so proud of it. We picked it up Tuesday and he went riding on Wednesday. He couldn't wait. It was like a little kid getting an awesome Christmas present. He is so proud. Hopefully he remembers when you play you pay. So he will be extra careful & not hurt himself or the bike.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Thanks April. Here ya go!!
The Rules: Answer the questions using only one word. Then tag four others.
1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your significant other? Work
3. Your hair? Straight
4. Your mother? Work
5. Your father? Home
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Funny
8. Your favorite drink? Diet Dr. Pepper
9. Your dream/goal? Eternity
10. The room your in? Computer
11. Your hobby? kids
12. Your fear? death
13. Where do you want to be in 6yrs? Sports Fan
14. What you're not? Drama
15. Muffins? No
16. One of your wish list items? Skinny
17. Where did you grow up? Lewisville
18. The last thing you did? Dr.
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. Favorite Gadget? Computer
21. Your pets? None
22. Your computer? Dell
23. Your mood? Tired
24. Missing someone? Yes
25. Your car? Trailblazer
26. Something your not wearing? Earrings
27. Favorite store? Target
28. Like someone? Justin
29. Your favorite color? Blue
30.When is the last time you laughed? Friday
31.When is the last time you cried? Saturday
And now I tag Cassie,Lindsey, Whitney, & Nicole S. Have fun!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Camping!!

We had a fun Labor Day. The weather was good until up to the last day. You would've thought it would've snowed. We went camping to the property with the whole Killian family. It is always so fun to be with all of them. The kids had a blast of course until Saturday night when we woke up to Brendan throwing up. It was because of eating all the chocolate candy that night and chewing on some rotten wood with mold on it during the day. My dad doesn't call him Beaver Teeth for nothing I guess. That kid eats anything and chews on anything. We had Prime Rib on Sunday night and a lot of the cousins came up with there kids. It was so fun to chit chat with everyone. I love the Killian side. You could talk all night if possible with them. They have a story for everything. It was one of our last camping trips. It is sad to think about it cause it seems like we didn't go enough but have made a lot of memories which is more important. Until next time...


Well I thought I would break the news & tell everyone that Justin & I get our 2nd honeymoon almost 8 years late. We are going on a CRUISE!! Let me tell you I'm so excited that the first few nights I couldn't sleep. We are excited and Tory & Lindsey & the new baby decided they would stay at our house while we were gone. It will be so nice. We are going from Nov. 15th to the 22nd. It's 7 days. To the Mexican Riveria. I thinks that how you spell it. Thanks to Rhonda Merrill who reserved everything for us. Needless to say my parents & Diana & Heath are coming too. We should have a lot of fun. MOM plan on getting WET!! Hehe! Well its a long wait ahead but we are so excited.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Family pictures are coming!!

So we finally had my Mickelsen Family pictures done on my parents birthday the 18th. It is about time. We haven't had family pictures since before Lorin went on his mission. So that excluded Cassie, Paisley, Katelyn, Ellie, Kayla, Nea, Nash, Bradley, Mason, & Brendan. So we were only missing a few. We should be seeing them this Wednesday. I'm excited to see them cause we got them done @ the Rexburg Gardens in CASUAL clothes. I talked Mom out of not having to wear Sunday Dress. So when I get them I'll post some. I'm so excited & I'm sure they turned out GREAT!!

Bradley goes to SCHOOL!!

Wow! I can't believe we have a kindergartner already. Where did time go? I'm excited but sad to see him go. I held it together until I got in the car. He was so excited. I was going to post a video & some pictures but somehow they got erased from my camera. He rides the bus tomorrow for the first time so I'll have to catch that. I hope we've taught you well Bradley to this point & you will respect others & your teacher. We love you!

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Here is the updated picture from our White water trip. This picture is my favorite. My mom is barely holding on the middle of the boat. Dad & Heath are enjoying the ride. Tristan just got bucked off into the front of the boat. Maddy is holding her breath. Justin, Lorin, Diana, I with our months wide open. It was so fun. To get a better look click on the picture & it will get bigger.=)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

What A Ride!!

Today we went whitewater rafting in Jackson. What a BLAST!! We had so much fun. We missed the rest of the family that couldn't come. We will be doing one again next year so get ready. The water was so cold. Justin & Lorin were the only brave ones to jump in when they could and get wet. The boat didn't flip cause the water was way to high but I liked it better that way. It was so much fun. When I get photos back from the places that took them I'll post some. They are hilarious to read every ones expressions.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Golfing Miracle!!

Today my Dad, Jace, Justin, and I went golfing. We were on hole 8 and I was 135 ft. from the hole and I chipped it and it went in. Holy Crap!! It was total luck. I thought for sure I was way over went I chipped it up there. I think maybe I should go PRO!! I know get real Becca and definitely nice try. It was just LUCK!!

This picture was taken on my phone from where I was standing when it went in. Justin is holding the flag you can barely see it.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

There Here! The Twin Dial Boys!!

What a relief for Becca. They are finally here. Ryan Ruger(A) and Hunter Paul(B). Ruger weighed 6lbs. 7oz. & 19in & Hunter weighed 7lbs. 3oz.& 19.5 in. Becca looked great. They are so cute. Hunter obviously got a lot of the food. They have there Mom's nose and Dad's mouth. They look like big sister Emily when she was born. They are both healthy and in with Mom & Dad. Congrats Ryan & Becca. What cute boys you have. What a blessing and such a miracle they are here. But man do you have your hands full for the next couple of years.=) Congrats and you know who to call when you need help with them or Emily. Love ya!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Father's Day/Birthday Justin!!

Justin's Birthday was the day after Father's day. I hope he had 2 wonderful days to enjoy. For Father's day I bought him a 10 punch golf pass and for his Birthday I got him a Chain Saw and a game for his PS3. I think he got spoiled but he needed the attention since it was Father's Day and he shares a birthday with his Mom. He is always so thoughtful to me so I thought I would be in return. He is such a great husband, father, & Dad. I love you Justin and I hope you had 2 great days.

Happy "50th" Deanne!!

So we had a surprise Birthday Party for Deanne on Saturday. It was a big surprise for her. I think she enjoyed it. I'm sure glad it is over though it was a lot of planning for me and my sister-in-law Becca (who is expecting twins anyday). We picked her up in a chrysler limo and they took us to the Ameritel Inn in Idaho Falls for the party. Thanks to all that helped with decorations and setting up. I hope you had a wonderful day Deanne.