Friday, April 21, 2006


Yesterday, Quinn and I got to share another first--our first trip to the hospital!! About 9 am I was sitting at my desk eating some oatmeal and reading emails. All of the sudden, I started to have some pain in my lower back. It started to get worse and worse and then I started to get really nauseated. So I pretty much ran to the bathroom. The pain got so much worse to the point where I was doubled over and couldn't move. Luckily, I had thought to bring my phone into the bathroom. I called Quinn and woke him up and asked him to come get me because I thought something was seriously wrong with me and needed to go to the hospital. While, I waited one of my co-workers found me in the bathroom and stayed with me until he got there.

Once I got to the hospital, I thought the pain was under control. The doctor asked me repeatedly if I needed something for the pain and I kept saying no. Not 3 minutes after he left, I started to have the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. I told Quinn to go find the doctor and tell him I wanted pain medicine ASAP. So they hurried and got my IV in and gave me something for the nausea and the pain and then they gave me morphine and I started to fill a lot better. Anyway, turns out I have a kidney stone. They did a CT scan to see where it was and I guess I'm close to passing it. They sent us home after a few hours with a prescription for pain medicine and a caution against drinking soda. As soon as the nurse started to talk about how soda can cause stones, I wanted to shut her up. I knew that now Quinn would never let me drink soda again. But of course it didn't stop him. On our way home from the hospital, he stopped and got some lunch and ordered an extremely large root beer and then taunted me with it the whole way home!

Monday, April 17, 2006


Only 19 days left. Time flies. Now if we can only get through all we have to do over these next 19 days...finals, moving, last minute wedding preparations.

I know I personally can't wait for my mom to get here on Thursday so I can have a wedding assistant. I came to the realization that planning a wedding would be easy if you had an assistant. I just need someone that I can send on assigments. You know, someone to go pick up a 5X7 silver picture frame or someone to go scour the city for square votive candle holders and someone to help me with tying pink ribbons on all of the boxes. Mom, see all of the exciting things you have to look forward to when you get here??

Easter weekend was great. Saturday we had our annual Easter Brunch since everyone's church schedules made it too difficult to find a time on Sunday. Afterwards, we had an Easter egg hunt for the kids. It didn't take long for Jaxson to figure out there was candy in the eggs. So as soon as he found one egg, he forgot about hunting for more and focused all of his energy on getting the egg open so he could shove the candy in his mouth.

Saturday night we all went up and met Steph and Jake who were in town for dinner. Afterwards we all went to the hotel to go swimming. Good times. It made me very excited for summer and warm weather.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


What I am about to relate does not depict me in the best light. But as I was talking on the phone with my mom last night and related this story to her, she almost died laughing and told me I had to blog about it. So, here it goes.

Yesterday, I guess I was a little bored at work. I was messing around with my phone settings while I was on a phone call. I discovered that I could change the language of my phone. There were many different options. French, Portugese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, etc… So, I decided to change my language settings to Russian. I thought I had thought it through enough. In my English settings, it said all of these languages in the actual language. So my thinking was that I would be able to mess around and change the language settings and figure out how to switch it back to English because it would say "English" in English. Hope this is all making sense. Well, as you might imagine, this is either not the case or I have not been able to find the place that says "English." So now my phone is completely in Russian and it is rendered slightly useless. When you search for a contact by letter nothing comes up since Russians use the cyrillic alphabet. So they only way I can use my phone is to scroll through my entire phonebook and find the name. Last night it was very difficult to find the alarm setting. But luckily I did and my alarm went off this morning and I made it to work.

And now a plea to my dear sister Mallory who knows the most Russian out of anyone I know. Isn't she adorably cute? If you could please send me an email with the words--- phone, settings, language and English---written in Russian that would be most appreciated. Hopefully I can figure out how to get my phone back to normal. Otherwise I'm afraid I'll have to take it into the store and have them restore factory settings and loose all of my information. So Mallory, can you please help me out??!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ring around the Roses

Yesterday I ordered my flowers for the wedding. Perhaps, most of you don't care about this, but I was really excited. Maybe that is because it is one less thing that is now done and taken care of. Anyway, we were able to order direct from a wholesaler and get a steal of a deal. I ordered 750 roses in three different varieties. I'm hoping the combination will look beautiful.

Also in other news, I think Quinn and I have finally found a place to live for the summer. And if this works out, then I will definitely be much more stress free than I am currently. Kristen, we will be neighbors. We hope to be the new residents of the apts on 600 South and 1200 West. Aren't you excited???

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Music Makes the People Come Together

Once again, I am using this blog to solicit suggestions and advise. One of the hundreds of things I have left to do, is select an assortment of songs to make up the background music. I know everyone out there has great ideas as to what songs would make good wedding music. I would prefer them to be less on the cheezy side. And for those of you who might be wondering, Olivia Newton John's "I Honestly Love You" and other such delights are definitely on the cheezy side.

Monday, April 03, 2006


I know it has been long overdue for a new post. Nothing that big and consequential has happened lately. So this is just going to be a random assortment of tidbits.

1. Invitations are out. This is a huge relief. We are still waiting on one or two addresses but besides that I think we have most people covered. Everyone is saying how much they love the invitations. I’m glad. I fell in love with them right when I saw them in the store. And I love them in the pink.

2. We finalized the cake yesterday. My dearest Aunt Candy (c.s. arnett for those that read the comments) came over yesterday for the consultation. We decided on all of the different layers and I showed her the pink ribbon that I would like used for it. I'm quite excited and know it will look amazing.

3. Lexi came over yesterday for a hair consultation. She diligently curled my hair and we came up with some good ideas for the big day. I know I definitely have a clearer vision now of how I would like my hair for the big day. Thanks Lex!

4. Quinn survived his first semi-annual Mortensen post-Priesthood session Pie Night. It was fun, except for the part where I almost stopped breathing due to a really bad asthma attack caused by a house cat. Sorry to all you cat lovers out there, but I have no love for them, as they nearly kill me every time. I dare say I would not be sorry if they were all taken from the earth. I know, I would not miss them. I wasn't in the house for more than 10 minutes before my air passages were nearly sealed shut. Thank heavens my aunt had an inhaler handy that I could huff on throughout the night so I could stay long enough to inhale pizza and some german chocolate cream pie.

5. Also, Quinn is always saying that I have infiltrated his family. I think he has done the same. I was also informed this weekend that it is a go for the next Mortensen family cruise. Apparently, next summer all 40 of us will be setting sail for Hawaii. Mind you, I learned of this development from Quinn and not from anyone in the family, because apparently no one tells me anything.