May 28, 2008

Nick and Deb


It occurred to me one day that Toby pretty much dominates this blog. And even thoughthere is nothing wrong with that, I thought maybe some of you would like to know a little more about me or Nick. So here are some fun little get-to-know-you questions we answered. Warning: To be read when you are really bored or have a lot of time on your hands. :)

NICHOLAS RYAN SIBERT

1 – What is your all time favorite food? - SUSHI

2- If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? – SOUTH PACIFIC, TROPICAL PLACE – CAN’T BEAT THAT

3 – If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why? – ALASKA, IT’S MY ORIGINAL HOME

4 – What is you favorite thing to do when you have free time? – HANG OUT WITH MY SON, XBOX360 NCAA ’08 FOOTBALL – GO DUCKS!


5 – Where did you grow up? PORTLAND, OR. & KODIAK, AK.

6 – How many people in your family? 1 BRO. 2 SIS. – CRICKETTE, TONEE, AND JEFF

MY FAMILY - WIFE, AND SON

7- Describe yourself in 5 words: MYSTERIOUS, DEPENDABLE, HARD WORKING, SELF RELIANT, and FAMILY GUY

8 – What’s your favorite scripture? ALL OF MORONI

9- Favorite quotes? “CAN I HELP YOU?” By: Nick Sibert

10- If you could only listen to 3 CD’s for the rest of your life, what would they be and why? NOT SURE ON THIS ONE

11- What are the top 3 movies you would watch over and over again? THE MUMMY RETURNS, A TIME TO KILL, I AM LEGEND

12 – Most embarrassing moment? 9TH GRADE BOOK REPORT SPEECH


13 – What are the top 5 most attractive things about your wife? BEING A MOM, WORKING OUT, HER RIGHTEOUS GLOW, AND SHE KNOWS THE REST…

14 – If money was not an issue, what car(s) would you buy? SUBARU IMPREZA WRX FOR ME, BMW M3 FOR MY WIFE, AND JUST FOR FUN A FERRARI F50

15 – What’s a favorite memory since you’ve been married? HAVING TOBY COME INTO OUR FAMILY

16 – Where are you going to school and what are you studying? UVU – UTAH VALLEY UNIV. ELECTRICAL AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS

17 - Where do you work? HENRY SCHEIN PRACTICE SOLUTIONS – DENTAL SOFTWARE COMPANY

18 - If you could meet a famous person, who would it be and why would you want to meet them? GORDON B. HINCKLEYHE MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO MY GENERATION AND I ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS TALKS AND WHAT HE HAD TO SAY EVEN IF IT WAS JUST A GENERAL CONVERSATION

19 – Favorite books? MAYBE NOT BOOK’S BUT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ENSIGN, PERSONAL FINANICAL BOOKS: I.E. BUILD WEALTH

20 – Favorite vacation? MY WIFE MAY NOT LIKE THIS BUT, HAWAII RIGHT AFTER I GRADUATED WITH ONE OF MY SCHOOL BUD’S: LUKE RANDALL.


21 – What’s a favorite childhood memory? CAMPING TRIPS WITH MY FAMILY

22 – How did you meet your wife? (tell the full story) THROUGH A FRIEND: KURT ATKINS AT A CORN MAZE, MY WIFE PROBABLY ALREADY TOLD THE FULL STORY.

23 – What motivates you? MY FAMILY, PERSONAL GOALS, IDEAS

24 – What would be the perfect day for you? HANGING OUT WITH MY FAMILY, POSSIBLY CAMPING


25 – Do you have any nicknames (no pun intendedJ) SUNNY, SUNDOG, BRONTO

26 – When was the last time you cried? WHEN I WAS SEALED TO MY WIFE

27 – If you won one million dollars, what would you do with it? AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY, THEN A HOME FOR MY WIFE

28 – Where do you see yourself in 5 years? WHO KNOWS…?

29 – What are 3 qualities you like about yourself? ORGANIZED, PUNCTUAL, FOLLOW THROUGH

30 – What are 3 qualities you like about your wife? SHES DOESN’T HAVE TO PUT ON A SHOW: ACTS AS HERSELF TO ANYONE, COMPASSIONATE, PATIENT

DEBORAH MAY RARICK SIBERT

1 – What is your all time favorite food?
That’s a tough one – I like pretty much all foods. My favorites would have to be pizza (especially from Mooses Tooth!) a good steak, and Mexican food

2- If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I would travel to somewhere tropical, like Hawaii or Tahiti because I have never been there before.

3 – If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why? Hmmm…probably either Northern Utah or some place like UT – with mountains and same climate

4 – What is you favorite thing to do when you have free time?
Free time? What’s that? J Work out (LOVE kickboxing classes), write, dance, draw, rollerblade in the canyon, and spend time with my hubby

5 – Where did you grow up? Good ol’ Lehi, UT


6 – How many people in your family? 9 including parents- 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Beckie, Jake, Terry, Tim, Mikel, and Vanessa

7- Describe yourself in 5 words: (I hate these kind kinds of questions so I had Nick answer for me) - easy going, compassionate, loyal, honest, good listener

8 – What’s your favorite scripture?

Mosiah 3:19 - For the anatural bman is an cenemy to God, and has been from the dfall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he eyields to the enticings of the Holy fSpirit, and gputteth off the hnatural man and becometh a isaint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a jchild, ksubmissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father

Mosiah 14: 3 – 7: 3 He is adespised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he has aborne our bgriefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was awounded for our btransgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are chealed.

6 All we, like asheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he aopened not his mouth; he is brought as a blamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb so he opened not his mouth.

9- Favorite quotes?

“Tremendous happiness and peace of mind are the results of loving service to others. Nobody can live fully and happily who lives only unto himself.”
- President Gordon B. Hinckley

"We are often so caught up in our
destination that we forget to appreciate the journey,
Especially the goodness of the people we meet along the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it." - Unknown

10- If you could only listen to 3 CD’s for the rest of your life, what would they be and why? John Mayer Continuum Album, Any Jack Johnson or Rascal Flatts CD

11- What are the top 3 movies you would watch over and over again? Two Weeks Notice, Pride and Prejudice, The Burbs

12 – Most embarrassing moment?

Wow, so many to choose from. I would probably say when I was talking to a co-worker about how a certain guy in our office is super picky about food whenever I order lunch. The girl waiting to be interviewed overheard who I was talking about and immediately said that the guy I was referring to was her brother-in-law. Ahh!

13 – What are the top 5 most attractive things about your husband? His blue eyes, when he wears John Mayer corduroys (he knows what I am talking about J), how he helps me out with Toby, keeping the house clean, making meals (he’s freakin amazing!), and his dedication to honoring his priesthood

14 – If money was not an issue, what car(s) would you buy? BMW M3!!!

15 – What’s a favorite memory since you’ve been married? Rollerblading on the coastal trail in AK….gosh I really miss that.

16 – Where are you going to school and what are you studying?

I was going to Utah Valley University and studying Journalism. I hope to pick it up again when Nick is done with school (in a year).

17 - Where do you work? Right now I am staying at home with my son Toby…and that is work, I tell you what.

18 - If you could meet a famous person, who would it be and why would you want to meet them? Religious – Neal A. Maxwell (if he was still alive). He is one of the most eloquent and gospel savvy persons ever! I would love to sit down and just pick his brain.

Non-Religious – James McAvoy so I could make my sister, Vanessa, jealous. Other than that, I don’t really care about famous people.

19 – Favorite books? Pride and Prejudice, The Peacegiver, Call of the Wild

20 – Favorite vacation? I would have to say Disneyland, I love that place. I feel like a little kid every time I go there.

21 – What’s a favorite childhood memory? Going camping with my whole family

22 – How did you meet your husband? (tell the full story)

Nick’s friend, Kurt, invited my roommate and I to a corn maze. I didn’t really want to go, but decided to at the last second. Nick answered the door at Kurt’s apartment and I was instantly attracted to him. Nick says he thought I was cute, but wasn’t really interested until I told him I had just come back from visiting my sister, Beckie - who lives in Palmer, Alaska. After that, he was hooked and we dated for 6 months. Then after a couple break-ups in between (neither one lasting longer than a week) we decided to get hitched and moved up to Nick’s native land – Alaska.

23 – What motivates you? My husband and my son, the gospel

24 – What would be the perfect day for you?

Wake up and be completely rested, go up the canyon to go rollerblading, then have a picnic at Bridal Veil Falls. After that, do some hiking and go to Midway and stay at one of the cool resorts like the Homestead or Zermatt. Finish the evening with dinner at a really nice restaurantthen a massage and pedicure at one of the spas. Ahh! I wish!

25 – Do you have any nicknames?

Ok so some of these will not make any sense to anyone except my own family and close friends: Bob-Naked, Deb-Bob, Debit, Little Debbie, Debbie Doo-Doo, Deborini

26 – When was the last time you cried? I don’t remember; I think it was sometime in the last month though

27 – If you won one million dollars, what would you do with it? Buy my husband his Subaru and whatever else he wanted, give some money to my family and then invest the rest

28 – Where do you see yourself in 5 years? With my bachelors in Journalism and working from home for a magazine part-time. I will probably have 2 children at this point and possible planning a 3rd. Nick and I will probably be living in a house either in Northern Utah or in Colorado.

29 – What are 3 qualities you like about yourself?

I can read people pretty well, I am pretty patient most of the time, and I think I am a pretty loyal friend

30 – What are 3 qualities you like about your husband? He is an extremely hard worker (at home at school and at work), he doesn’t judge people, he has very generous heart


Toby Costanza

Ok I know I am weird by posting this but I just had to. Everytime I looked at this picture of Toby I just saw that really ridiculous picture of George Costanza. And no, I am not saying my son looks like a short, bald, stalky man. Ok who am I kidding - all little baby boys look like little chubby old men, but adorable chubby old men. :)
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Fat and Happy

So I am completely obsessed with Toby's chubbiness. I cannot stop taking pictures of him in his newborn outfits (that are way too small for him now) and gushing over his fat rolls. Turns out he is a pretty hefty fella for his age - he's over 13 lbs and is 24 inches long and he is just short of 3 months old.


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May 13, 2008

Toby's blessing day

So Toby's blessing day was couple Sunday's ago - on May 4th. We had a good turn out on both sides of the family and lots of friends showed up as well. Nick gave Toby a beautiful blessing, even though Toby fussed a bit in the beginning. No one seemed to notice except me because 1 - I am his mom and would recognize his cry in a noisy Wal-Mart and 2- there are quite a few babies in our ward. Just to give you and idea Toby was the 5th baby blessing just in the past couple weeks. Well thats Provo for ya - the baby-making capital of the world. :)
The cute little baby next to Toby is his future wife, Oaklee. At least thats what Ashley (her mom) and I say.
Yes I dyed my hair dark again. I really like and so does Nick. Most people do except one of my very outspoken Aunts. She is always quick to let me know her extreme distaste for my dark hair. I don't mind though. Its actually kind of comical and refreshing to find someone who lets you know exactly how they feel and doesn't hold back.
This is Nick's sister Tonee and her son Damon. Such a cute picture!
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May 5, 2008

Roly Poly at 6 weeks

Grantid, Toby isn't completely on his tummy before he rolled over, but I promise he was before I started filming him. And please try to ignore my overly excited mom-commentary in the background.
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My lil Bunny

Nick groaned as soon as he saw his son in a bunny outfit that his mother-in-law bought. Not exactly the image he wants his son to have - even at 8 weeks old. And even though I think he looks adorable, I must admit when I first looked at those floppy ears and cute little bunny feet, the line from the dad in "A Christmas Story" immediately popped into my head: "You look like a deranged Easter Bunny." :)
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