Monday, October 27, 2008

Long commute!

I start off my weekday mornings at four am. I get ready for work and leave my house around 4:45 to drive to the Frontrunner station (the commuter rail in northern Utah) . The train leaves around 5:08 and I get to Salt Lake City at 6:05. Then I get on Trax (Lightrail system in Salt Lake City area) and take it all the way down to Sandy and arrive there about 6:50. Then I get on a bus at 7:00 and it drops me off in across the street from my work at about 7:15. It takes about 2 and a half hours to get to work every day. Most people think I'm crazy for agreeing to take public transit, but I actually enjoy it. I don't have to deal with/worry about crazy Utah drivers, I wont have to drive in the snow and ice, I get time to relax on my way home and I can use my computer and access the internet on the commuter train since they have wifi. The only downside is that i spend less time with my husband. We mostly see each other on weekends and my schedule makes it difficult for us to keep trying for a baby. We're making time though since both of us really want a baby. I should be arriving at my station (I'm on Frontrunner right now) in about 20 minutes (7:00) so I better go. I'll try posting again soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My life is constantly changing

So Steve and I moved to Ogden last week. We still have many boxes that we haven't even opened. Man.....I love moving! (I really wish I could convey sarcasm through my blog). It took almost an entire day just to move the items from our old place to our new place. It took even longer to pack up everything. We had my mother in law and father in law help us move and then our home teacher from our old ward and some old guy from the ward who was probably about 70 (he did a really good job though, much better than my 30 year old body could do at times) and then the Relief Society president came over after we had started and helped out. We were completely done and on the road to our new place (only about 35-40 miles away) by 2:00. We made it to our new place by 3 which was when some people from our new ward were going to help us out. Now I understand that we had chosen to move on a Monday but we needed help. Steve's mom stayed at our old place to clean it and Steve's dad had done all he could since he has only one good knee (had a total knee replacement done at the beginning of the year and still needs the other knee done) so he went home to rest. It was Steve and I and his grandfather. Luckily by about 4 we had a bunch of guys from the Elders Quorum there to help us out. It was all going well until one of the guys decided to carry a full sized dresser all by himself (I can see where this is going). When he brought it inside the house he put it down and then hurt his knee really badly. We had to call 911 and have an ambulance pick him up. Steve and the other helpers got the truck unloaded and moved in time for the ambulance to pull into the driveway. It turned out that this guy dislocated his knee cap! He went to the ER where they gave him pain medicine and then just popped it back into place.
Our new place is coming along nicely. It's got an extra bedroom, a larger kitchen, and more parking. The bad things about it are the bedrooms are smaller, the dining room is a little smaller. Overall though we love our new place. When we have gotten our place more set up I will try to post some pictures.
Edit: I forgot to add that we had to get rid of Splenda and Sweet Pea. We loved those cats but were unable to find a place that would allow pets. It was really sad to do, but there were some pros to getting rid of them. Less cat hair all over the place, no litter box, no scratching the furniture. Hopefully thy went to good homes.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A raise, a funeral, and a cute picture of Violet

Nothing much has gone on in our lives, except I got a raise which goes into effect as of the first paycheck of August, which is this Friday. I'm not sure of the exact amount because they only told me the amount more per year. It's a good raise and now it would be almost impossible to find another job paying anywhere close to the same and still have the great benefits I have. Not that I want another job or anything.
Steve and I are planning on moving to Ogden this October (if we can find a place to rent for a good price and in a good area too). When we move I'll have to take Frontrunner to Salt Lake, Trax to Sandy and a bus to South Jordan to get to work. There will be a few times I'll drive if I need the car for something. Since we are now a one car family (Steve sold his car to my dad) it makes it more difficult to do everything we both want to do. I've already taken the bus to Trax and then another bus to work a couple of times. Riding the bus is much more calming for me than driving in traffic. When I drive I get a little bit of road rage, when I ride the bus I read a book or listen to my Zune, which is much more calming than getting cut off in rush hour traffic going northbound on I-15. Right now it takes me about an hour and 20 minutes to get to work (when the bus is on time) and when we are in Ogden it will be more like 2 and a half hours, or more.
My step-son's grandmother died on Sunday. It was a heart attack and it was sudden. The viewing is tomorrow night and the funeral is on Thursday. Steve and I are going to the viewing tomorrow after I get off work. This woman used to be Steve's mother-in-law and will always be Hunter's Nana. I feel so bad for Hunter's mom, Brenda. She has lost both her father and mother in the past 10 years and she's only 28. My mom lost her dad when she was 29, but her mom didn't pass away until my mom was almost 46 years old. I could not imagine losing both of my parents before I was thirty. Of course since I am now 30 I don't have to worry about that.

Here's a picture of my older brother (Dustin), his wife (Mindi) and my niece (Violet). Dustin and Mindi are not Niolet's parents. Violet Aurora was born on August 20, 2007 to Paul (DJ) and Melissa Greager (my little sister, Missee). I love this picture and the way Violet is looking at Dustin.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Can't think of a title right now

I've been working way too much lately. I miss being home with my husband and our two kitties. I've been working all the overtime I can handle, which some weeks has been more than 10 hours. The money's really nice and there is plenty of work to do. I hate feeling so behind in my work so that helps me handle a lot of overtime sometimes.

Steve and I are trying to have a baby but I've realized that if I get pregnant in August we will have our baby in May, and that's just a bad month for my family. First you have my birthday on the 5th, my step-son's birthday on the 9th, Mother's Day, my brother, Dustin' birthday on the 18th, his son Jaxon's on the 21st, my sister-in-law Carrie's on the 24th. Then poor Mindi (Dustin's wife) has her mom's birthday on the 11th. May is too full, so if I'm not pregnant by the end of July, hopefully I won't get pregnant until September. I realized that if I hadn't miscarried I would be about 6 months pregnant right now. There are 3 girls from my work that are all pregnant and due around the time I was. Sometimes it's sad to see these girls and their expanding bellies and remember that it could have been me. Most of the time I am just really happy for them and excited to hear about their pregnancies.

I have been so tired lately, I'm not sure my CPAP has been working that well. I have my routine exam coming up and I may mention to my doctor about that. I also think I may have diabetes, like my dad. I was diagnosed with pre-metabolic syndrome, which is basically pre-diabetes. I really need to get in shape, and eat healthier so I can lose some weight. It will make it easier on my body, when I get pregnant, to lose a lot of weight.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Busy day

Yesterday was a busy and tiring day. We were at my parent's house, after spending the night. Steve went to fix Derek and Ginny's (my brother and sister-in-law) car. Derek thought that the car's starter may have died, but he wasn't sure. While Steve and Derek were off playing with the car I was home with Missee, Violet (my sister and her daughter) and the two dogs.

Steve ended up finding out that Derek's car only had dirty battery terminals (I think that's what he said, but I know nothing about cars so I'm not sure) and one of the spark plugs was undone. Steve cleaned up the battery and fixed the spark plugs and now Derek's car works better than it did before. Derek was so thankful that he didn't have to buy a new starter for his car he took Steve and I to Applebee's for lunch. Missee and Violet came with too. It was a lot of fun, even though Seamus and Russell (Derek and Ginny's sons) weren't very happy about being there. Russell wanted to go to a restaurant that had a playground. They were a little fussy, Violet was a little fussy too. Then we went back to my parent's house and since I didn't sleep that well the night before I was sleepy and took a nap. Steve took Missee's car to get an oil change while I was napping.

My mom works for NAMI ( and had a training class she was teaching this weekend at UNI (University Neuropsychiatric Institute) and they had reserved a hotel room for her for the weekend. After one night there she decided she didn't want to stay since she slept really badly so she offered the room to us. A free hotel room for the night and a free contintental breakfst? We of course took her up on the offer. We met her at the hotel so we could get the room key and the parking pass. After we had recieved the pass and room key we walked my mom to her car and she said something so funny to us that also made me blush. She said "remember, I'm expecting grandkids." She is so funny! I love my mom!

We are now back home with our two kitties (who missed us greatly, who else can pet them if we're gone?) and our piles of laundry, dirty dishes and other fun stuff that needs to be cleaned. I really need a maid, where can I find one who will work for free?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A little bit about me......

Since this is my first post I thought I would introduce myself. I am Raegan, wife to Steven, step-mother to Hunter (5 years old),

and owner to Splenda (pure white cat) and Sweet Pea (Russian Blue cat).

My husband and I currently live in Bountiful Utah and are planning to move to Ogden in October to be closer to his son. I work in South Jordan for a health insurance company. The commute is not going to be fun this October when I have a drive of over an hour. Taking public transit is going to make it even worse, it'll take closer to two hours.
Steve and I have no children of our own, and not for a lack of trying either. I used to hear people say they "suffered" a miscarriage, but I didn't know it was literal. Steve and I found out I was pregnant the Thursday that they had the viewing for President Hinckley (Prophet of the LDS church Then when I was about 11 weeks pregnant I woke up bleeding really badly so I went to the ER.
At the ER I continued to bleed and then I found out what suffered a miscarriage really means. It was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through, and I would never wish it on anyone, even my worst enemy. I felt like I had done something wrong, or that there was some problem with my body that would make having a baby almost impossible. Those two fears were put to rest pretty quickly when my OB/GYN said there was nothing wrong with my body to cause the miscarriage and then when my father-in-law gave me a blessing he said that there was nothing that I had done wrong to cause the miscarriage.
So....Steve and I are continuing to try and hopefully have baby news soon.
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