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Eagle Mountain, Utah, United States
My name is Lauren, and I live in the bubble. I am wife to Marshall, the biggest BYU fan in the world; and mother to Carly, our big girl, and Wes, our wild man, and Calvin, our new addition. I graduated BYU with a degree in Social Work, and I went forth to serve at LDS Family Services. I like scrapbooking and going out to eat at nice restaurants. I am fascinated by new cleaning products at the grocery store, so I have to shop in wide circles around the perimeter to avoid the temptation to buy. I love chocolate.

Monday, April 20, 2009


What has been going on lately? Here's my abbreviated list:

1. Carly is in her "big girl bed" full time.
At first it was a battle to get her to stay in it. But now she is doing great. But being in a toddler bed has had its interesting effects on Carly.

She has developed a fear of the dark that she never showed before. She won't fall asleep unless the door to her room is open. Often I'll close it once she is asleep, and the next morning when Marshall gets home from work, her door is wide open again. So she gets up in the middle of the night, opens the door, and goes back to sleep.

She also falls out of bed. Her bed has rails, but she is a very active sleeper. Somehow she manages on many nights to end up on the floor. Poor kid.

2. We've settled on a name for our new little edition. He is officially going to be Wesley Wallace. Like there was ever a real question of if I'd let Marshall name him William Wallace.

3. One of our cars was stolen. A few weeks ago. It was taken right out of our parking lot. We didn't even realize it was missing for 4 days. Marshall had those days off of work, so he didn't need to drive it, and therefore didn't notice it was gone. So we are currently in a rental while we wait and hope the police find it. I doubt they will. After 30 days, our insurance will settle our claim, so that is looking like what will end up happening.

4. We welcomed our first niece! Kiernan gave birth to a beautiful baby girl that she named Kalen Andrews Mayes on April 7th. She is just gorgeous, but out of respect for Kiernan, I won't post any pictures.

5. Easter came and was wonderful! Carly was actually old enough to care this year, so we did Easter baskets and an egg hunt- the whole deal. My mom made Carly this ADORABLE Easter dress. She is so talented.

And here is a video of the egg hunt for the grandparents who missed it and care to watch.
(video to be added when I can find my cable...sorry)

6. Twilight- I finally finished the books! I have been meaning to read all of them for a long time, but never got the chance. I finally got the books from Star a few weeks ago, and spent basically all of my free time lost in Forks with the Cullens and Quilettes. They were great, and I'm glad I finally finished them. But I must say, they sure got racier in theme as they progressed. I was kinda surprised. Not sure that I'd recommend them to young tweens and teens like I would have after having just read the first book.


HappyEm said...

so fun to hear what you have been up to! So excited for Wesley and I love the pictures of Carly. You have such a cute family! love you!

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