Wednesday, October 10, 2007

2007 Mortensen Family Reunion

Every three years Steve family gathers for one heck of a reunion. This year we went to "Rockin' R Ranch" in Antimony, Ut. It was a working cattle ranch with plenty to do. Two hours after we got there our nephew, Zac managed to fall 20 feet from the zip line breaking his arm between his shoulder and elbow. One hour after that, my sister-in-law's husband, who is not a small guy took a ride on the bungee swing. This swing is inteneded for you to "lightly bounce" up and down, while someone is pulling on the bungee cord with a rope. Sure it sounds harmless, but when you have 8 Mortensen boys coaxing you to saddle up a 2X4 and "let" them launch you into the air, you know something is bound to go wrong....and of course, the force of being launched sideways on a ginormous bungee cord left old Matt behind. The force was so great that the swing Matt was sitting on flew out of his hands resulting in a full on back flip, landing on his head. In all fairness, all the brothers told him to "hold on tight!!!"

Along with near death expriences hours after arriving, we got to do a little "bull riding" on calves, mutton bustin for the kids and trial rides. It was so much's a good thing they make you sign your life away before getting out of the car or we'd all be rich!!!!

Red Sox Game

Steve and I were able to take in the last home game for the Red Sox last October, two months before I was due! What a blast!! You really have not lived until you expierence the thrill of "Sweet Caroline" durring the 7th Inning Stretch. Boston really loves thier Sox!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Our little Laker!

What can we say about Laker?? Well to start with, I had to have him the natural way!!! I know, but I did not really have a choice. Because of my spinal fusion my doc was not sure if an epihdural would be effective on me. I figured I had 9 months to get set to the idea, but when we had to go to Lamaze classes, I had some serious doubt!! But thank heaven my labor went the way it did or Laker would be an only child! I went into Labor on the last day of November, we got to the hospitol at midnight, but not before stopping for gas.... I did not have time to think about anything, he just came fast and all was well!!! Laker Thomas joined us at 2:56am on the 1st of December!

He has been nothing but fun!!! He has been such a great baby and now 10 months later, every day is a new and exciting adventure! He is crawling, babbling, tormenting the dogs and trying to walk on his own, yet we still have no teeth! Laker loves his dad and loves his toys. His first birthday should be tons of fun!!!

A little about Katie....

Unlike Steve, I came from a very small family. Brother Brady is all I have, not to mention my loving mother and father! I had back surgery after high school due to Scoliosis. As for my working history after marriage, I worked for Back to Basics for 4 years and in that 4 years I made alot of progress. I started in Customer Service, 6 months later I joined the Product Management Team and as Admin. Assitant. This was one of my favorite stops because of the wonderful friends I made. But it does not stop there, a few years or so later I moved the the Planning and Inventory Department, met a very interesting individual and finished out my time as a Traffic Coordinator at the Distribution Center. That's when Laker came along and I never went back! I still find time to ride my horse although I am not competeing at the moment. There will be time for that later. As for now, I am enjoying my time with Laker and being a stay at home mom! Oh and entertaining Steve and the dogs too!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Little about Steve....

What can we say about Steve? Well, besides being a wonderful husband and loving father, he is still just a big kid at heart. He works his butt off 8 months out of the year shaping Utah one yard and one development at a time!! He still manages to find time to play basketball every Tuesday and Wednesday night, golf when ever he gets the chance and spend time with his little family! He loves playing with and watching Sunday football with Laker...or should I say "napping".... All in all, Steve is just a fun guy to be around and we are glad to have all winter with him! Did I mention that he is one of Thats right! Steve has 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Even though he is the baby boy, he still claims he is the baby over his little sister.

Your probably wondering if I can name all of them, well you better believe it! Not only can I name them, I can attach the 35 or so children that belong to them! His family is so awsome and we love each one of them!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Mortensen History 101

So here is a little history lesson on the Mortensen's. I won't bore you with all the details, but enough to catch you up to speed. Steve and I have been married for a little over 5 years. In that 5 years Steve graduated from UVSC with a BA in Business and started Morty's Landscaping. I came close to getting my BA....I guess there is always time for "finishing" later... We built our first house, got a few dogs, went on a cruise and had a baby. Don't worry, there won't be a pop quiz or anything.