Saturday, March 21, 2009


Today, I went to Boise and met up with my family to watch my step-sister's dance competition. Yup...she dances for Rigby!!! The competition was at the Idaho Center in Nampa. I had SOOOO much fun!! I have never been able to just set and watch a competition all the way through...because of course...I was always competing! I loved it, it was so much fun to go and watch all the teams and see the new things they are doing.

I must say, that Rigby is pretty good this year. They were only in the Military, Novelty, and Dance categories, but they were so great. And they were wearing our old Military uniforms from sophomore year!! Memories...!!! Their novelty was super duper cute. They did a circus theme. I loved it. So cute. Made me want to dance again. Oh if I only had the time.

What I found so interesting though, is that there were NO teams from Idaho Falls. Apparently they don't have any really anymore. Not sure why. That kind of stinks.
But of course, Centennial was rockin as well. They were always amazing, and still are. Their kick routine was to the song " itty bitty, teeny weeny, little polka dot bikini" It was adorable. And their team is huge and so uniform.

I was also really impressed with Boise States Cheerleading Team. Their competition routine was amazing, and apparently they are taking it to Anaheim. Their stunts were nearly flawless. Its great to see that Idaho Teams are so great.

Anyhow......I'm super duper tired from all that driving and setting! So I'm DONE!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Driving Range

Can I just start this post off by saying that today was AWESOME!! It was SOOO nice! I actually got to take off my sweater, short sleeves and all. It is about time. Usually Jerome is really warm, alot warmer than Idaho Falls & Rigby, but this year it really is just taking its sweet time warming up.

Since the day was so nice, Ryan and I decided to go to the driving range after work and hit a few balls. My hairdresser, Sandy, who I might add, is so neat and fun, told me last time I was there that I was going to become a golf widow if I didn't learn how to golf. Apparently her comments have sunk in, because since then I have found myself chipping balls around in the back yard, and now...going to the driving range. I hit some pretty good shots, but about 90% of the time I missed the ball, and now have a shoulder in excrutiating pain.

Now, I must tell you that something happened today while we were at the driving range, that I have never seen before and I am VERY VERY bothered by it. I thought that maybe if I blogged about it, it would help me stop thinking about it. Even though I've already texted a million people and filled out a police report. You're really probably wondering what I'm talking about now goes...

So as we were hitting balls and goofing off, a jeep cherokee pulled into the parking lot at the driving range. We didn't really think much of it other than the fact that they might be joining us. Boy was I wrong. A lady jumped out the jeep and headed over to the porta potty that they have over there. She was yelling something, but I couldn't really figure out what her problem was. A few minutes later she came out of the potty and started walking back over to the jeep. She went to the back passenger door and started pulling out some bags and eventually these bags of stuff ended up in the parking lot on the gravel in a heap. Her and her "boyfriend, friend," whoever started fighting and I was watching them. Next thing I know, he punches her in the face! I said, "OH MY GOSH RYAN! That guy just punched that lady in the face!" He turned around and watched for a second with me. He didn't really know what was going on and just went back to hitting his golf balls. I, on the other hand, am nosey, and just couldn't stop staring.

The fight continued and she tried to hit him a few times but missed, next thing I see is her on the ground on her back and this guy grabs her by her hair and drags her on her back through the gravel in between his car and this huge work van. I just could not stop watching. I was literally sick to my stomach. I wanted to call 911, but my cell phone was in the car and I was not about to go over to that parking lot to retreive it. I heard a really loud thump and new that he had smacked her again somewhere somehow. Then I saw the poor lady on the ground underneath his jeep and he was kicking her! At this point I am just really concerned.....but there was nothing we could do...I didn't want Ryan and I to get involved for fear of our safety! Then, a truck pulled into the parking lot behind the jeep and sat there and watched them for a bit. I thought maybe this guy will stop beating her because they are being watched. Oh no, he kept it up. Finally the lady got up and stumbled over to the pile of her stuff. She was limping so bad and her hair was just a mess and her face was so red...I'm sure she was bleeding. She picked up her stuff and started walking across the road. The man called out after her and she just kept walking. I though oh please...just get away from him...please just run for your life. Well, the guy got into his jeep and followed her. Stupid woman got back into the car with him! That stupid stupid woman!!! I was furious!!

The truck that was watching them drove out of the parking lot and was following them. Obviously he called 911 because a few minutes later every cop in Jerome went flying by. I thought please oh please catch that man. Please. Finally we finished up our buckets of balls and when we were getting ready to leave, a cop came back over to investigate the scene. As we were driving out, we asked him if he was able to catch the man. He said no they didn't because he made it into Twin Falls County before they could reach him, so the Twin Falls Police were on the chase.

He asked if we had any information and I told him that I had saw the whole thing, and then Ryan and I had to fill out police reports. He stopped by our house a couple hours later to pick them up and asked if we would testify in court if needed. We said yes, but it would be so scary! People like that belong in jail!

The cop told us that the eventually caught the man. I was so glad to hear that he is setting in jail. Apparently he is already a convicted felon, sex offender and all. Not a nice person. Cop told us that the lady said that she started the fight and that he didn't hit her, but the cop still arrested him anyway because he had 3 statements from 3 witnesses that were all the same story. He said he found it interesting that she said he didn't hit her, but she had a black eye and scratches and bruises all over her neck.

Yikes!! I just can't believe it!! I just stood there the whole time with my hands over my mouth just in awe. I was so nauseated that I am surprised I did not throw up all over! I can't stop thinking about it I'm so bothered about the situation. I never thought that something like this could bother a person in such a way, especially when its not directly related to them. But it bothers you. I found myself praying to god and asking why there are such bad people in the world? Why do people do things like that to others? I'm so upset...hence this novel of a blog post. But...I'm hoping...that this will help clear my I can sleep tonight.... and not wonder about how many other women in the world are getting beaten and hurt. Its terrible.

How grateful I am to be married to such a loving, caring man, who would never hurt me or our family. And how grateful I am that we have the Lord in our lives to protect us in situations like these. That man very easily could have noticed us watching and hurt us as well.

Ok....I'm done with my rant....I HOPE!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's Not Funny Anymore!!

Every night, I like to shower before I go to bed. Its one of those relaxing things, helps me fall asleep. Just barely, I got into the shower so I could set down and relax and watch tv for awhile.

Little did I know, my shower wouldn't be so nice and relaxing. I got in and as I was washing my hair, Ryan came in and I heard him say, " I'm going to brush my teeth, I just ate a banana." I'm thinking, ok whatever weirdo. Next thing I know, I am being drenched in FREEZING cold water. Of course, I immediately started to scream. I don't know anyone who wouldn't. I looked up and there was my loving husband, peering over the top of the shower curtain with a goofy smile and an empty glass. I could have killed him! Talk about being ticked off, I was exactly that. So I said "Get out of here you jerk!" haha, I'm sure this whole thing was hilarious.

If that isn't enough, yesterday we were out in the yard hitting some golf balls around and the next thing I knew, I was being pegged in the side with a golf ball! OUCH! Yes, loving husband strikes again. He claims it was an accident...I beg to differ. So here I am today, freezing and bruised from golf balls.

I asked him if he would ever stop picking on me, and his response, "ya, when we have kids." I have a feeling that life in the Darrington household is going to get more interesting as time goes on and our family grows. YIKES!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I decided that our bedroom looked a little boring. And it wasn't dark enough at night time. So I ordered some fabric from JoAnns and decided to tackle a new project and make my own curtains.
This is how they turned out after I finished them. I think I'm going to change the paint color on the walls. Not sure what to do...?? Any suggestions???
I love the fabric because it has the most beautiful embroidered detailing in it.
But like I kind of blends with the walls...
Maybe I'm just second guessing myself.
I couldn't use tiebacks for the ones above the bed because they are so much shorter, so we'll just have to leave them hanging for now.

But this window was long enough to allow for the tiebacks! I love tiebacks, they are the coolest things.

Of course, Ryan had to be involved....don't laugh at his ugly "Sadam Hussein" t-shirt. Oh wait...I was just informed that its "Fidel Castro" not Sadam. Excuse me! :) One of those shirts that he has that I can't stand...oh ya...and his g's are hanging out!! Ha! What would I do without my husband to laugh at?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Why in the world...??

Britt- - -don't read this until after you have watched The Bachelor. :)

I was so excited last night to watch The Bachelor, but I didn't get to start it until around 9:00. Some of my friends were texting me and it was SOO crazy because I didn't want to know what happened. I had really liked this season because the people involved seemed to be so genuine and true. It didn't seem so fake like reality tv is.

I am completely in shock, and quite frankly, to be honest, a little torked off! What is it about reality shows and the drama they create? Whats even worse, is that peoples emotions are involved, and it can really mess people up!

I was up until 12:00 watching all 3 hours of The Bachelor that I had recorded. By 12:00 I was so upset I couldn't even sleep! Jason really upsets me. He puts off like he is such a great wonderful caring guy, and in the end, he turns out to be such a weasel!! Who picks one absolutely wonderful girl, dates her in real life for 6 weeks after the show is over, decides she isn't good enough, goes back on national tv, dumps her, and picks the other girl he already dumped on national tv! COME ON!!!!

There really needs to be some changes made to that show. For instance, lets call it "The Bachelor; Real Life" Bring these people into your real life. Your every day work, your family, your home. Go on NORMAL dates like the rest of us! No wonder noone ever stays together off this show. Who wouldn't be able to fall in love while going on such extreme dates. No wonder it doesn't work when its back to real life, because real life isn't enough after they have been taken on these outrageous romantic dates, and taken on trips around the world to some of the most beautiful places. This will never happen though, because NORMAL life doesn't sell on tv.

As you can see, I'm a little upset about this. Then...what was the point of having the After the Final Rose show with no audience? I realize they were trying to cater to the emotions that were running very high, but the episode still aired on tv, so its not like they really kept it confidential!

I'll be interested to see how tonights episode turns out. And I'm sure that even though I think this is stupid, I'm still going to continue to watch this show! Women and their drama! We just can't get enough of it.