A Pea in the Nose

So I only thought it was little boys who did obnoxious things like shoving objects up their nose. My "perfect" daughter would never do anything like that! Boy was I wrong! Yesterday she proved to me, yet again, the joys of parenthood when during lunch (she was eating peas obviously) she suddenly went "uh oh" and was trying to put her finger deep in her nose. Well, I tried to get her to blow her nose and I didn't see anything, so I thought maybe she was just being weird. Later on that day as I was changing her diaper I noticed something green in her nose. I ran for tweezers and when I got back, nothing. I thought I was going crazy (this was bound to happen sometime!) so I grabbed my mini-maglite and had another looksee. Sure enough, there it was. With the thanks of the light and the tweezers I got the sucker out and was amazed by the size of that thing. Sevy has a little nose and that was a big pea. Oh the many joys of being a mom!


My True Color

Katrina, your true color is Red!
Your color is red, the color of racy sportscars, blushing cheeks, and luscious roses. Red symbolizes passion, romance, and love. So, since you're ruled by red, you probably trust your feelings more than your brain and tend to act spontaneously. If you see something you want, you go for it without thinking twice — impulsive is your middle name. You don't wait around for people to make decisions, either; you dive right in. Quite the romantic, you pay close attention to your emotions. In fact, if your heart isn't in what you're doing, you won't be satisfied. Of course, even when you do pour all your energy into the projects you tackle, your impetuous nature means your passions can shift as frequently as the wind. That's why some reds have trouble with commitment. Our advice? Next time you're feeling fickle, think before you act, if possible. You might be surprised at the results. Overall, though, it's great to be red. No one lives life more completely than you do.

JON, your true color is Brown!
You're brown, a credible, stable color that's reminiscent of fine wood, rich leather, and wistful melancholy. Most likely, you're a logical, practical person ruled more by your head than your heart. With your inquisitive mind and insatiable curiosity, you're probably a great problem solver. And you always gather all of the facts before coming to a timely, informed decision. Easily intrigued, you're constantly finding new ways to challenge your mind, whether it's by reading the newspaper, playing a trivia game, or composing a piece of music. Brown is an impartial, neutral color, which means you tend to see the difference between fact and opinion easily and are open to many points of view. Trustworthy and steady, you really are a brown at heart.


Our Year in Brief

Okay, this may not be as brief as planned! This past year has been so fantastic in so many ways! It started off with a bang with Shawn returning from his mission in Fiji! (Actually, I guess this happened in December, but we got to see him after the new year, so I think it counts!) We were all excited for his homecoming and he got to me our 9 month Sevy for the first time!

For Mom's birthday in February, Dad flew her, and Jaclyn and Lleida to good ole Lubbock, Texas to come visit us! I'm sure it was more a treat for us than for Mom, but it was really fun! It was also a monumentous occasion for Sevy because she took her first steps from Pappa to Uncle Shawn! We were quite excited!

Sevy turns ONE! That is basically the most exciting thing that happened in March. And April for that matter! Okay, springtime was just a relaxing time for us. We did throw a party for Sevy with her cousin's Nyah and Drew there and that was basically it! Oh wait! We also were blessed with Sarah Luella Rail! She was born to Candice and Andrew Rail, their first! She's a doll!

May was very fun indeed! We (Sevy and I) took a trip home for the wedding of Rachel Wiscombe to Travis Porter! They got married in the Bountiful temple and it was great to be there! Rachel is the last of our dynamic roommates to be married. We were the goldmine trio that married off every single fourth roommate we ever had until we finally moved away from each other, giving ourselves a chance of true love! Rachel looked gorgeous and it was an amazing wedding!
We also took a trip with Jon's family to Colorado! So fun! We went fishing, and horsebackriding, and just drove around the gorgeous countryside. We stayed in a little cabin and it was just really relaxing to be up there!
Avery McKay Dance was born to Torrie and Brent Dance this summer also! We love our neices! She is seriously darling!

In August we went down to San Antonio for the first of Jon's dental school interviews! We made a trip out of it and went down to the Riverwalk, and then hit up the San Antonio Zoo before heading back to Lubbock. The city is great and we had a fun time. It was a quick trip, but really cool to see a different side of Texas (dare I say the pretty side!)

September led to another trip home to visit the family and then another wedding! Kristen Gummow (SSU member for life) married Rob Bolke. They were married in the Salt Lake City temple and it was also amazing!

Shawn announced in November that he is getting married! The last of the Bagley clan to finally tie the knot. Her name is Chantall (I need to make sure I get the spelling right), and she is from the Portland area and easily towers over all of us! She's super cute and we are so excited for them!
I scored big this fall! In October Sevy and I went home yet again for a surprise birthday party for my Dad! He turned the big 60 this year! Crazy! It was so fun surprising him though! We stuck Sevy at the front door and rang the doorbell and hid so when Dad opened the door, there was Sevy just looking at him! Classic! Oh-I also found out I was pregnant with number 2!

December really was a great month! It was a fantastic way to end the year! Jon got accepted to his first dental school, HOUSTON! We went home for Christmas and learned that Sevy really hated snow. Like really screamed if we stuck her in it. Sadly funny! We were also blessed with a new baby for Jaclyn and Zac Brunson! They recieved Cairo "Ky" Bond Brunson right before Christmas! To end the year off right, we were able to go through the Rexburg Temple openhouse on Dec 31st. My goodness, it is beautiful! I'm so excited to have a temple in Rexburg!