Monday, July 28, 2008

Spudman Triathlete!!

On Friday we headed to Burley, Idaho with our friends Jeramy and Liz so that Matt and Jeramy could compete in the Spudman Triathlon.  Besides the fact that we drove to Idaho, watched a triathlon, then drove back to Utah in less than 24 hours, we had a great time.  There is just something about being around races that is just a cool feeling.  The girls loved watching their dad, and I did too!  There is just something about Matt running around in tight spandex that I love :).  

Congrats Matt and Jeramy!  You guys did great!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Cute little Reese.  You forget that they used to be even littler than they are now.  
Me doing some sweet moves on the tramp.  Look at that air!
My sweet little Lauren.  I miss those little curls!
Mmmm, coconut milk in Kauai. 
Oh, how I want to be back at that secret little waterfall in Kauai!!  

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Well, I went to the doctor yesterday for my first appointment and it didn't go all that well.  I had an ultrasound and unfortunately the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat.  I have what is called a molar pregnancy.  I had never heard of it before, and I guess it is pretty rare.  From what I have learned it is a growth of abnormal tissue.  Both normal pregnancies and molar pregnancies develop from a fertilized egg, though in a molar pregnancy the egg doesn't grow as it should.  So pretty much, my body thinks that it is pregnant.  My doctor felt the uterus earlier in the appointment and told me that my uterus was enlarged and soft, which meant that I was definitely pregnant.  So, if I were to take a pregnancy test right now it would be positive, so I have all the symptoms and hormones of being pregnant, just not the fetus.  I was in the process of deciding whether I should get a D&C or if I should just let it abort naturally, but my choice was made for me today when it passed naturally.  Definitely not a fun experience, but I'm glad that the process has started and will hopefully be finished soon.  

I am doing surprisingly well... much better than I thought I would.  Of course right when the doctor told us, we were in total shock and extremely saddened, and although it totally stinks I am feeling at peace about it now.  It's amazing how prayers and loved ones can really help in difficult times!  I have actually been quite impressed with myself :). Hopefully everything will be better in the next few days.  

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what was going on and hopefully I explained it somewhat coherently ;).  I understand that things happen for reason, and I know that faith can show us amazing things if we are looking in the right places.    

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Things that are COOL... in no particular order...

10 Cool People

John Adams (founding father/president)
Joseph Smith (prophet)
Nanon Record (my mama)
Matt Wren (my husband)
Johnny Depp (actor)
Abigail Adams (awesome lady, and wife to John Adams)
Jane Austin (wonderful writer)
Shirley Temple (actress)
Sherri Dew (Writer, business women)
Jeffrey Holland (apostle)

I'll have to add an 11th... Adam Record (brother)

10 Cool Movies

I Am David
Pride and Prejudice
Three Amigos
Star Wars
Little Women
Big Trouble In Little China
Lord Of The Rings
Nacho Libre
Count Of Monte Cristo
Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

10 Cool Places I've Been

Kauai, Hawaii
Anaconda, Montana
St. Petersburg, Russia
Tallinn, Estonia
Stockholm, Sweden
Helsinki, Finland
New York City
Puerto Rico
Gdansk, Poland
Oslo, Norway

10 Cool Books

The Secret Life Of Bees
Harry Potters
Twilight Series
No Doubt About It
Mutant Message Down Under
The Food Revolution
The Glass Castle
The Giver
Man's Search For Meaning
Chronicles Of Narnia

Cool, huh.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yes, I know... I've been slacking a bit in the blogging department.  It's actually been a whole month since I last posted!  I think I will be doing a little better from now on, so I'll be trying. 

Well... I suppose I have some fun news... I'm pregnant!!!  Yay for me!  I'm really excited and I feel great.  I probably am at the stage where I shouldn't be telling people, but I just have such a hard time keeping it in!  I am almost 8 weeks along, so I've got a loooooong way to go.  I think my due date is February 16.  I have my first doctor appointment next week, so I'm super excited!  It feels like it's been forever since I've been pregnant, and I think I'm kind of weird because I seriously love being pregnant.  We'll see if I'm still saying that in a few more months ;).  

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!!

So, I will start off by saying that I have a really cute husband.  I know a lot of people don't like to read when people brag about family and all, but hey,
 I'm gonna do it!  My birthday was on May 29, and Matt has made it the best "birthday week" ever.  He decided to throw me a big surprise party.  It was so much fun!  He blindfolded me and took me to Classic Fun Center in Layton.

There were a ton of people there, and we spent the night playing laser tag, roller skating, eating pizza and playing on the big blow up toys.  Those things are awesome!  We were cracking up playing on them.  Most of us ended up with a few injuries, but it was worth it.  I guess that's proof we are definitely getting older.  It totally felt like a high school date or something!  It was so fun to be with everybody.  I have GREAT friends!  Afterward, we headed to Pace's and ate an awesome rainbow float... mmm,mmm.

On my actual birthday, Matt and I got some lunch and saw "Speed Racer".  Say what you will, but I LOVED it!  The last part of my birthday week was yesterday.  Some of my cute friends took me to Tony's for lunch, then Matt and I headed to Salt Lake and ate at Ruth's Chris.  YUMMY!  Best steak ever!  We thoroughly enjoyed all of the food, especially the 2 desserts we got!  We finished the night off by playing Mario Kart on the Wii with some friends... so fun!  
This was a great week, and I really realized that I
 am surrounded by wonderful people.  I am a very lucky girl, and yes, I know that I am spoiled!!  Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Matt has been sick the last week and a half, and it seems to be getting worse, so we decided to make today a relaxing stay at home day... so fun!  The weird thing is I that I cannot get food off my mind today!  It started off with having apple streusel pancakes... lovely.  From that point on, I couldn't get enough food.  I would crave something like chips and salsa.  After having a few bites, I would feel satisfied, but then start fantasizing of the next food I was going to eat.  I'm not just talking about thinking that something sounds yummy, but thinking about how I am going to get it and where, going down the list of my favorite foods at restaurants, and imagining how good they are going to be.  Really weird, I know.  I seriously can't get it off my mind.  Of course, most the things I'm wanting are REALLY healthy and good for me, so that's great!!  I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else ever fantasizes about food... all day long!