Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Post

I have had a hard time gearing up to write this post but I think I am now ready. Unfortunately, I miscarried on the 3rd. We went to the doctors for our 12 week visit, our first ultrasound, and to hear the baby's heartbeat. When the ultrasound was preformed my uterus was empty. No baby. My doctor was slightly concerned and I had told him that I had not bled or cramped at all. So he sent us over to the hospital to get another ultrasound done and he wanted a radiologist look at it. Once back to my doctors, we found out that the radiologist had found the gestational sac. I asked the doctor how old the baby had gotten. He thought I may have "miscarried" back at 5 or 6 weeks! I had my 8 week appointment where we had the full OB blood panel and all looked normal. We asked the doctor why all the blood work would come back normal if I had miscarried. He told us that sometimes it takes awhile for the body to go back to normal, and because of the progesterone supplements I have been taking; my body continued thinking and acting like it was pregnant. Therefore it never got rid of the gestational sac.

It was a complete an utter shock. We were not prepared for that news. We knew that I may have a hard time keeping the baby when I first got pregnant so for the first few weeks they did lots of blood work to make sure all my hormone levels were where they needed to be. Once we got all positive results we thought that we may be ok and that I wouldn't miscarry. That was the hardest part; we were not ready to see nothing. Because we have had some difficulty getting pregnant and we were not quite sure how we got pregnant in the first place, we anxiously asked the doctor what the next step was going to be so I could become pregnant again. He told us that we needed to get through the miscarriage first and that we would make a game plan in 2 weeks (which is this coming Wednesday). Since I had not miscarried yet, the doctor gave me some medication to help me get rid of everything. Let’s just say that I will ask for prescription medication next time. It was one of the most painful experiences I have ever had. I was told that miscarrying can be a lot like being in labor and so I am grateful for the option to have an epidural when I am in labor one day.

There had been a lot of good come from this and there is a lot to be thankful for. We are thankful to know that I am able to get pregnant and that has been huge for us considering we didn’t know how we got pregnant in the first place! The Lord has been by our side through this whole thing and that is what gets us through each day. We are so grateful for family and friends who love and support us. All your prayers have been greatly appreciated and felt. We know that our time will come to begin our family and we just need to be patient. Needless to say it doesn't stop hurting instantly. It has been a very hard 2 weeks emotionally. Michael said something to me the other day that really hit me. He had said that the saying "you don't know what you have till you lose it" truly means something now. We didn't realize how attached we were already to this little one and how excited we were till it wasn't there. We are ready to hop back on the band wagon and to start trying again once we get the okay from the doctor.

Wow, I said a lot more than I expected, sorry! Last, I have to say that I could not have done it without Michael by my side. He is my angel and my strength. I thank my Father above each and every day for sending Michael to me. He is my best friend and he stands beside me through everything, I am so lucky to have a husband who loves me the way he does. It may be a long and hard road but we are willing to take it if the destination is parenthood, it will be well worth the trip!

We love you all and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holidays!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Well, our new place is wonderful and we just love it. We are all unpacked and settled in, it feels awesome! Thanksgiving was a wonderful weekend. We spent it with the Browns and the Parkers up in Logan and it was all so relaxing and so much fun. Sorry to be so short and sweet, picts and more updates will come soon. Lots of love!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Yes all of our dreams are coming true.... we got a great apartment, Mike got an amazing new job, AND WE FOUND OUT WE ARE PREGNANT! Well I am pregnant! We found out a few weeks ago and so far so good! I am due June 18th and am 9 weeks along. So definitely in the early stages and an exciting road ahead of us! Michael has been so cute, we have visited Babies R Us already and we wanted to buy the whole store! Some days I think he may be more excited than me! He is going to be an incredible dad! I have been having some morning sickness but nothing has come up yet! I have managed to keep it all down! Just my appetite has disappeared which I am not happy about. It all goes aways when Michael tells me "honey just remember why you are feeling this way". I have also taken the term "eat often" literally and that helps.

So there it is... we are excited to finally be having a mini M&M!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The move is over!

We are officially in our new place! So far we love it! It is always a bit overwhelming at first but its all a good thing! The best part of the new place is that I have a BIG kitchen and a big second bedroom! We are so thankful for all of you who helped us with the move! I will try to post picts soon but I am trying to make just a walkway to get from one room to the next. Now we are hoping that life will calm down just a bit! :)

*Love to all*

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another blessing has come our way...

Michael got a job! He has been looking for many weeks now and this wonderful position opened up just the other day! He will be the MANAGER for a parking enforcement company who patrols all over Provo and Orem apartment complexes. He gets to work part from home and is out and about the rest of the time (meeting with managers from different complexes, booting cars, and solving problems)! The pay is even better than what we were hoping for! They called him Wednesday night and he started today! WHAT A BLESSING! Thank you to all those who have had him in your prayers, they have been answered! Man, when it rains blessings it sure does poor! I am so proud of him and all his hard work! He will do a great job! Love you sweetheart!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's Official....

WE ARE FINALLY MOVING! All the papers are signed and we are so excited! But no worries for all of our friends and family in Utah, we are only moving to Orem! We have been looking for a new place because we have out grown our cute little one bedroom apartment. We are sad to leave the area; we have loved living in Pleasant Grove but this is a great and bigger place so it is worth it! It is a cute two bedroom basement apartment that is owned but a fun young couple who live on the main floor. We are hoping that this place will get us through for the rest of the time we are here in Utah! We will be moving in on the 31st so let the packing begin!!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Yes, to Michael and I. Our birthdays are 3 days apart, Mike's was September 28th and mine was October 1st. Our biggest birthday gift to us was our trip to Disney World but we had a few little celebrations of our own on our special days!

Michael got a free birthday dinner coupon for his birthday from Tucanos to Tucanos (which was AMAZING)!

We then went to the park and and walked around and took pictures! It was good to spend a night together!
On my birthday we decided to go to Cornbellys Corn maze and we had a blast! It was a HUGE and they had a ton of fun other stuff to do. There were pig races, big adult slides to go on, AMAZING pumpkin carvings, food, duck races, and lots of kids!

There was a rocking chair bigger than Mike! YIKES!

My Cinderella carriage :)

My sister-in-law and her family were able to bless the baby a few weeks ago and it was such a fun weekend! We got to spend time with family and enjoy the outdoors!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


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Thursday, September 24, 2009


So we were lucky enough to have our friends Alan and Lexi ask us if we would like to go to Disney Wold with them! They have a time share down there that they needed to use and Disney is having a special through December for all military men and women and their families for a LARGE DISCOUNT. So we thought it through very quickly and decided to go and celebrate Michael graduating and to celebrate our birthdays! WE HAD A BLAST! It was so much stinkin fun! We were out there for 8 days last week and man was it a packed 8 days! We visited all 4 Disney parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. One fun thins that Mike got to do was be in the Indiana Jones show at Hollywood Studios! We also got over 50 Disney character signatures... they were so much fun! As a bonus we got to spend a day at Sea World. The Orlando temple was not far so we went and attended a session one night, it was beautiful! The last day we had the chance to visit my aunt Rina and her family, they were so kind to let us stay with them for a night. While on the coast, we visited the beach and watched the sun rise and set! I would love to tell you all more but I would talk for a week so here are a few pictures... they speak louder than words! Thanks Al and Lexi for inviting us!

Playin catch-up!

It has happened again! I have had the hardest time keeping up with the blog! My computer is ready to hit the dust but I think I might be able to bring it back so hopefully I can get back into the grove of blogging! So here is a quick re-cap of the last month and a half! Hod on tight cuz here we goooooooooooooooo!!!!!
We were able to attend the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House and it was beautiful (as they all are!) We are excited to go do a session sometime soon! My little cousin Kessley got baptized and we were so lucky to be there... she looked beautiful!
Just a fun family photo!

MICHAEL HAS GRADUATED!!!! I pulled of a surprise graduation dinner for Mike with some family and friends! We had so much fun and he was totally surprised! It was awesome! Thank you to all those who were able to attend and we missed those of you who were not able to make it! CONGRATS BABY! LOVE YA!!!!

Our friends Al and Lexi moved into a new place and we got to help them tear down wall paper and paint their new place! It now looks so good!

We went to Logan a few weekends ago and went canoeing with Mom and Dad Brown... it was so much fun!

We were able to watch our little nieces and my new nephew with at Mom and Dad Browns and we had a blast! They are so darn cute!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

We have a nephew!

So Michael and I have been hoping that my sister-in-law Michelle would have her baby by this weekend because we were going up to Logan to visit. Well we got lucky! On Wednesday night, July 22nd, our new little nephew was born! His name is James Jay Parker, 8lb 1oz and 20 1/2 inches long. He is beautiful! All went well and all is well for baby and mom! We are so stinking excited to have him here! Mike and I picked up grandma Magnusson and went up to Logan Thursday night right after work. Friday morning, mom and dad Brown, Mike and I, and grandma went to the hospital and got to see baby James and picked up the girls.
We took them to the Pioneer Days parade in Logan and had a lot of fun! We were blessed enough to have cloudy weather so it was not TOO hot :) We then took the girls to the park and played with them for some time. Later that afternoon, Michelle and James were released from the hospital so we took dinner over and we shot off fireworks! It was a great day and it was fun to celebrate Pioneer Days with family!
Saturday morning we went to the historic site Golden Spike National Park where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads met! We watched a little movie on it, saw the reenactment, took a car tour, and took a hike. It was a HOT but fun filled day! We had a great weekend and are trying to get ready for another week!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Man oh man...

...It has been way too long! So much has happened and my computer has taken a turn for the worst. So finally I am getting the chance to update! Here we go!

Magnusson Reunion - We had the chance to go up to Ogden canyon and spend some time with Mike’s mom’s side of the family at a nice time share! We spent tons of time together playing lots of games and eating tons! Thanks mom and dad Brown for a great time!

Crystal and me!

Good news! - Well my mom has been out here a lot helping my grandma Wagner because my grandpa has been in the hospital since February. It seems that anything and everything that could go wrong, did. Well about 6 weeks ago we though he was going down hill again and much to our surprise he made a miraculous recovery! He was able to come home on Monday and he is doing well! He is eating food for the fist time since February and we all could not be more excited from him! LOVE YOU PAPA!

Me, my mom, and Nanna at the hospital!

Jim Brickman - Mike and I had the chance to go see Jim Brickman in concert at an outdoor theater! He is a romantic pianist and he sings beautifully! Anyone who does not know his work needs to get to know it! Unfortunately our allergies were getting to us to we had many sniffles. Otherwise it was a very romantic night out under the stars, snuggles up in a blanket together, letting the music take effect on us!

Waiting for the concert to begin!

Rogers Camping Trip - We were lucky enough to go on the annual week long Rogers camping trip down in southern Colorado. It is just my immediate family but we have a blast! This year was a little more relaxed than most years. My mom and I took naps every day, I read a book, the boys were constantly playing horse shoes, we four wheeled a ton, the boys shot guns all day long, and naturally we are like campin’ kings and queens! It did rain every day but it was kind of nice because it kept the mosquitoes away! We saw some very beautiful scenery and spent a lot of time around the camp fire and enjoyed one another’s company! We also were able to spend a day with my dad’s side of the family because my cousin Nicholas came home off his mission so we went to his homecoming! It was good to see family that we had not seen in awhile! Welcome home Nick!

Mike got my little cousin to sleep. My heart melted!

Mike and his walking stick!

Getting ready to ride!

The boys gutting a squirrel!

I love the mountains!
My mom and I riding together!

The boys look like bandits!

LOGAN’S BEEN OUT 6 MONTHS!!!! LOVE YA ELDER ROGERS! He also had his first baptism this past week!

I think I covered just about most of it! So I am getting back in the grove of blogging so I hope to be back here soon! Hope you are all having a fantastic summer!

Mike and I up at military!