Friday, December 21, 2012


It's been a while since I posted! I am 15 1/2 weeks and today I got to hear my baby's heartbeat again :) It was a healthy 157 bpm! I also set my appointment for my next ultrasound, and we get to find out the gender of this little one on Monday, January 28th!!!! Ahhhhh I am just downright giddy! I can't wait :)

Monday was our 1st anniversary, and even though we didn't get to spend much time together, I had a great time with Lendel. We went to Olive Garden (my favorite!) and he surprised me with a cute little note and some pretty earrings and bracelet from an antique store. I sure love him!

This weekend we get to spend a lot of time with the Jeppesen's. I swear I am the luckiest girl in the world, because my in-laws are great :) We will spend Christmas day with them, and then take off for Colorado the day after! It has been 6 months since I have been home, and I can't wait to have a relaxing week with my family. I'd say after a semester of work, school, and vomiting; I deserve this break, and Lendel deserves it just for cleaning up after me and doing the dishes for 2 months straight!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Random Hashtags

Even though I totally don't tweet, or use Instagram, I'm secretly a little jealous of all the people who get to use hashtags to describe their lives. I have a lot of random thoughts and feelings so here is my go at it:

#feelingfat #doesn'tmatterhowmuchfoodieatcuzi'mgettingfatanyway #mmmtreats #missmybrotha #lastChristmaswithoutababy #lovemyhusband #14weeks! #iwantpotatoes #ilikemyjob #bestwardever #shouldbestudyingforfinals #ihateawkwardsituations #channing'smovingouthere! #coloradoChristmas #lifeisgood #thesearereallylonghashtags

Well, it's probably a good thing I don't post real ones like that because they are really long. Oh well, at least I've tried!

Happy Holidays everybody!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Oh boy am I glad it's this week already! I am now 13 weeks along and it is glorious glorious glorious! I have only thrown up once since Thanksgiving, and I even played volleyball on Friday without getting too sick. I have been so jolly this week, and Lendel is loving it because I can now officially do the dishes without gagging! Poor guy has really hated doing them so much, but I appreciate it. I am so looking forward to this next trimester for many reasons. I will fell great, finally look pregnant rather than awkwardly thick around the waist, and be able to find out the gender of the little one! Awwe yay :)

Finals start soon, and lucky for me I only have one comprehensive one that should be fairly easy. Next semester should be fairly easy. Biomechanics and Fitness Evaluation are my only two classes left for my major, Physiological Psychology is the one left for my minor, and that leaves 3 random credits! What am I doing for those credits? A walk/jog class (joke right!?) and an intro to sewing class. I'm way excited to take the sewing class because it will not require homework, and since my awesome Mom isn't here to show me how to sew, I can learn the basics.

We had a great night tonight with the Hardy's from our ward. They came over and we had breakfast for dinner, and watched the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. They are really fun and I can't believe they are moving out of Aggie Village! Sad day :(

I am starting to get bigger because I eat CONSTANTLY!!! Om nom nom nom I am always hungry! Oh well, good thing I like food yeah? I can't wait for Christmas to come! We will be with Lendel's family on Christmas day and then heading down to Colorado the day after for a week. AND there will be lots and lots of great treats that I can eat! Yesssssss......

Sunday, November 25, 2012

And So It Begins...

Oh my goodness I can't describe how happy I am! I think it's mostly because I have a Christmas tree sitting in front of me, and it's mine! I love Christmas, and I honestly don't think Lendel has ever seen me as giddy as I was on Friday night when I was setting it up. Our tree is very simple: only 6 ft tall, fairly thin greens, with gold and red bulbs and bells. It doesn't matter to me though because I'm just happy I finally have one!

Of course Thanksgiving was a great experience, but there were so many reasons it was great. My Grandpa Mortensen was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. It is widely known that Pancreatic Cancer works quickly, so we don't have much time left with him. It was such a blessing to be able to see him and the rest of my family. My family came up this Thanksgiving in order to spend some time with him. Grandpa gave the prayer for Thanksgiving dinner, and what a prayer it was. He is such a special, kind man, and I have been so lucky to have him in my life. I love him so much.

The holidays are always my favorite time of year (after Halloween, I get too creeped out during Halloween). A miracle happened on Thanksgiving and I'm so glad it did! I can proudly say that Thanksgiving was the first day in a long time that I did not puke!!! Oh what a relief to enjoy all that great food and not even have to see it come back again! And the best part? I haven't thrown up since! Thanksgiving will now be one of my favorite days of all time :)

These pregnancy hormones sure are crazy I tell you what. The worst one? My nose! Oh my goodness everything in this world stinks! My uncle Brad decided to make fresh salsa and eat it for breakfast. I'm sure it was great, but he would walk in the door and I could smell it from upstairs. Sorry I avoided you for all of Thanksgiving Brad! I have also been experiencing the crying syndrome lately. Yesterday I ended up having to work for a lot longer than planned, and I was exhausted. I knew our apartment was messy so I was preparing myself for the cleaning. When I walked in the place was spotless! Lendel had cleaned everything and even done the piles of laundry I had been neglecting. I cried.... a lot. I married a good one! Thanks Lendel for being the best guy to me always :)

My belly is starting to move out slightly, mostly because I'm not throwing up everything I eat :) We'll see how long until I look full-out prego! Anyway, if you happen to see me around crying, just know they are probably tears of joy for some small thing, and understand that I swear I have no control. I'm pregnant. I plan on using that excuse frequently for the next 7 months!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Here We Go!

Well, I think it's about time I let everyone in on a little secret! I guess I'll start with some hints:
-All I want to eat is cereal, pancakes, root beer floats and mac n' cheese
-Unfortunately if I eat anything but those things I will throw it up...or get MAJOR heartburn
-I've been absolutely exhausted and maybe, possibly a wee bit ..... emotional? (you'll have to ask Lendel)
-My pants have been fitting terribly awkward lately.....

I'm sure it's not too difficult now right? Yep... Lendel and I are expecting our first baby! As of today I'm about 11 weeks along and this little one is due on June 11th of 2013. We are super excited, and really really nervous! I'll be done with school in May so just in time right? I guess i'll just have to endure walking around campus with a huge belly.

I can honestly say that my favorite part in this adventure so far has been telling our families the happy news. Oh man the faces and exclamations! Lendel and I are both the oldest in our families so this will be the first grand baby on both sides. Sadly, most of the people we told didn't believe us, including my own mother. Her reasoning was that there is absolutely no way I could have had an ultrasound at only 7 weeks. Umm Mom, have you seen technology lately? I guess it also doesn't help that I'm constantly telling jokes and being sarcastic.

 My favorite was when I would say to someone, "Guess what", and they automatically say, "You're pregnant", because that's the universal answer you give to anyone that's married right? Then when I said "yes", the shocking reply of, "WHAT!? NO YOU'RE NOT!" was all I got. Umm..... didn't you just guess that one? Now why are you so shocked? It's been quite comical I must say.

Anyhow, that's our exciting news for the week :) Once I get help figuring out more about his whole blogging thing I'll start the oh-so-famous weekly pregnancy pics as this belly of mine grows.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

JOY =]

What an eventful couple of weeks! School has about beaten me to death, but luckily I'm done with this week. I keep seeing everyone post about how thankful they are for blessings in their lives every day of November. To be honest, I never knew that was even a tradition! However, I have found myself grateful for so many things lately. First of all, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love this gospel. I love the teachings. I love the Leaders we have. I love the temple. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love everything about my Father in Heaven and His plan for us. What I have realized I am most grateful for lately is the people in my ward. There are so many kind, wonderful people that I am surrounded by. I can't describe the love I feel for everyone around me, and I know they share that love for me. The people in my ward bring me JOY. I have never been so happy in my life as I am right now, and I know that true happiness is finding joy in serving others. I wish I could say "Thank you" to every person that has touched me or made my life better in some way. The truth is, there are too many to count....

Saturday, October 13, 2012


I cried a lot today! It was ridiculous really....

My aunt Lori and her little girl Ashlee came to visit us in Logan! We had sooooo much fun :) Of course we went shopping a ton, and ate a lot of great food. Today while we were in the mall, Lori looked at me and said, "Hey, let's get Ashlee's ears pierced!". Ashlee is three! I was excited about it, until she was sitting there in the chair, looking at me with her big beautiful eyes that were welling up with tears. No joke, I started crying. I couldn't look at her! She was so scared, and it absolutely broke my heart!

So after that, we were driving home and talking about how great my Mom is. We both started crying because let's face it, I love my Mom! So there you go JoAnn, you are so loved that when your sisters and I get together we cry just thinking about how awesome you are.

Finally, Lendel and I ran to the grocery store to pick up some random groceries. When we got home, he grabbed ALL of the groceries and didn't let me take any in. I know it sounds really simple, but it was just another sweet thing that he did that made me realize how much I love him! Shoot..... I'm tearing up again. I need to stop all this craziness!

I had a great weekend overall, just a very teary one......

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


The time has come.... for me to put aside my foolish dislike of blogging. I always swore I would never have a blog, just like I swore I would never wear UGG boots. Well, I wore UGG boots. So here goes!

Lendel and I have been married for over nine months now, and we love every minute of it! (Duh.... who wouldn't!?) We live in Aggie Village at USU. If you've never seen these apartments, let me fill you in. Our kitchen table is half on carpet and half on kitchen floor, because you know it totally makes sense to build an apartment without enough room for a kitchen table. Also, I can vacuum the entire apartment from one plug, and still have cord leftover. It's FANTASTIC! (Yes.... that is a Nacho Libre quote..... you will see that quite often in my posts, seeing as it is our favorite movie!)

I'm a senior at USU, studying Exercise Science. No I do not love to exercise, but I absolutely love learning about the human body! Muscles and bones and maximum oxygen output.... who wouldn't love that!? I know... I'm a nerd. Lendel is studying business, and we have no idea how much school he has left. I just think he is nuts for choosing such a homework-ridden major.

I work at Conservice, a third-party billing company. Sounds boring doesn't it? Well, it's not! I love my job! Lendel is working a few hours a week at a machine shop, and just started a paid internship at the Leavitt Group Insurance. In fact, today is the day he takes his licensing exam! He is in Salt Lake and I am anxiously awaiting the results!

To sum all this blah-blah-blah up.... I love my life! Everything is going so well for us, and I couldn't be happier!