Monday, December 21, 2009

Intermountain Orthopaedics, how may I direct thy call?

A few months ago I said I would tell you all about my new job…well here it is...

I have been working at Intermountain Orthopaedic since August 21st of this year. Most likely anyone that is reading this already knows my family history with IO, but I’ll give it to you anyway. Reagan started the trend and worked as the switchboard operator for the summer and Christmas Break of 2006, then handed the torch to Taylor who worked there for 6 months (Jan-June) while she was engaged and newly married. She then handed to torch to Carisa (not directly, but almost) Renberg who controlled that switchboard for a good 2 years (and some months)…she’s awesome. Carisa now works downstairs in Rheumatology Front Office! And I am working just down the hall from her! I will admit, I do feel a tiny bit out of place for not knowing how to run switchboard, but what can ya do?

I started out as a temp. working at the Pioneer Plaza clinic. I was hired right as they were switching to a new computer system so I felt a little less frantic about learning a new job because everyone was learning at the same time. What a blessing! After about 2 weeks of at Pioneer the shifts changed…I was working 3 12 hour days a week. Let me tell you, it was nice having 4 days off, but those 6:45am-6:45pm days were KILLER!!! But about 1 week before my 90 day temporary period was up the shifts were changed back to normal 8am-5pm/5 days a week. Thank goodness! And when that changed I was asked to move from Pioneer to the Elk’s Rehab Hospital location. I won’t lie, I was way bummed to be leaving the ladies I worked with, but I also was very happy to get to be in the same place as Carisa. On November 23rd I was hired on as an official IO employee meaning, my pay raised, I could receive benefits AND I got to punch the clock!!! =) Life is good.

I love my job!!!

But I’m leaving in less than 2 weeks...

The story behind the title of this post...

When working the switchboard you answer "Intermountain Orthopaedics, how may I direct your call?" but when someone (Taylor) is reading church literature in her down time it comes out "Intermountain Orthopaedics, how my I direct thy call?"...Carisa is guilty of this one as well. =D

Monday, October 5, 2009

Road trip!!!

A few weeks ago I treated myself to a road trip. I visited Brooke in Pocatello and then everybody else in Provo. I didn't get any pictures while in Provo, but as usual Brooke and I took lots to share! I had such a great time seeing Brooke's cute little apartment and meeting some of her new friends! I especially enjoyed the fact that her Bishop's wife is the Pocatello dance team coach! We bonded. :)

Here are just a few pictures of my visit to Poky. Of course there was a late night Taco Bell run and a small dance party and swinging!
Sunday best!
A windy little Sunday Swing Session! It was perfect.

Sunday afternoon on my way to Provo I stopped in Alpine to see Shay and Jason's house they are building. Here's what it looked like two weeks ago, it's supposed to be done by the end of October!
This is for Kallene. I know she is on a mission and won't see this for SIX MONTHS, but I took it anyway...just for her.

This is for Reagan and Matt (and Brock). I missed the Minidako...Mikadon...Minidoka County sign, so I just got the Rupert one. And yes, I took this while I was driving.And this is for Taylor...Yes, I was driving while taking these road sign pictures. Just ignore the bugs.
They are seriously beautiful right now. This picture does not do them justice.

All in all this trip was nothing short of perfect. I love that my work schedule allows me to take trips like these.

More to come on my new job and the latest happenings in my life!

Summer 2009 Picture update

So it's been awhile...I apologize. Here are some pictures of my summer. I think Summer 2009 has been one of the best so far!

In May my roommate Ashley was married and I was able to go to Burley for her reception!
Brooke Graduated!!!
Audrey Graduated!!!
The parents went to Kansas for Baby Preston's blessing and I was left with the children. We had fun.
Fourth of July with The Cousins!!!
Backyard camping. Best. Thing. Ever.
Pyro? oops.
Family camping...we were crazy.
Nightly swinging at DeMeyer Park.
Brooke and I took Zach (Brooke's little brother) to the first BSU scrimmage to watch my kindergarten buddy #54, Mikey Ames.
Backyard camping adventure #2
Taco Bell at midnight was a frequent summer activity of Brooke and me. This man became our best friend. =D
Aimee's Senior Violin recital. She did amazing and Brooke did too.
Parachute came to the fair!!! They are so good.
And to finish off the summer the Ogle's came to visit! I finally got to meet that chubby little Presto Man! I love him.

Dear Summer,
You left me this weekend.
I will miss you.
Come back soon.
Love, Lauren

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Can Hear the Bells

Since 8th grade Rachel Rouse and I have talked about/planned/imagined the day we get to go to the Temle with the man of our dreams. Well, that day was made reality for Rachel this past weekend. On July 17th, 2009 she was sealed for time and all eternity in the Boise Idaho Temple to Mr. Layne Boyle...a perfect match, if I do say so myself. I loved being able to see her so happy and in love with her new husband! It was a beautiful reception and she looked gorgeous as ususal!

Its so crazy that people my age are getting married! Although, I will admit, I am grateful for the excuse to see everybody again at receptions!

Congratulations Rachel and Layne!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Big Little Brother

Today it hit me hard (literally) that Kanon is and forever will be bigger, stronger, quicker and most likely wittier than me. The story goes like this...

Kanon has a Nerf Gun. I'm in the bathroom straightening my hair. He comes in and stands next to me, "sup Norm?" BANG...he shoots the gun at the mirror, it ricocheted off the mirror and nailed me right in the eye. He laughed, but quickly realized I had his bullet and was making my usual threat of putting it in the toilet (gross I know, but its the only way I can get him to stop). Before I could even get the toilet seat open his foot was on it stopping me from throwing it in. I quickly run out yelling "there are other toilets in this house!"...I didn't even make it up the stairs before he was grabbing my ankles, pulling me to the ground. We had a good 10 minute wrestling match before I escaped (for maybe .2 seconds) and threw his bullet in the toilet.

Victory for Lauren?

I think not.

Without hesitating he grabbed it out of the toilet with is bare hands! I then realized he wasn't even phased by my self proclaimed, 'master plan' and started to run. He, once again, out-smarted me and threw his nasty, toilet water soaked bullet at me as I ran down the got caught in my hair for a second, then fell out and touched my hand. I was screaming and almost crying.

Victory for Kanon?


As hard as it is for me to admit that my little brother will probably always beat me now, I love him and wouldn't change it for the world!

Love you BUBBA!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


For a whole week I had the priviledge of watching these little cuties...

What a blessing it was for me to get a taste of life as a mommy. I loved every minute with those kids and I'm so grateful, yes grateful, that the Garner/Searle family went to Hawaii so that I could play with their babies. We had so much fun and I loved watching the kids play with each other and I loved playing with them! Here are some pictures of our week's activities! We had a blast!

If you look closely you can see the giraffe in the backgroud...he's trying to be as tall as the giraffe.

We played on the trampoline, played on the swing, we went to Burger King and played on the toys, we played with Pyper and Kanon, we played with the cats, we went swimming, and we even got to have a picnic and go to the zoo for Chloe's Birthday!
I miss being a kid.
Thanks Savanah, Chloe and Kade for playing with me! I miss you!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Climb

This week I got to see the Hannah Montana movie twice. LOVED IT!!! Such a cute fun movie and as my mom says "it makes everybody happy". Just an all around great movie. Highly recommended.

Now this post is not just about the awesome-ness that is this movie, its about what I got out of the movie. Her newest song is from this movie its called "The Climb". In the movie it is inspired by her new cowboy lover, Travis (SOOO cute).
He says to her, "Life's a climb, but the view is great".
I've been thinking a lot about how spot-on that statement is. Life is going to be hard, but when you get over that rocky spot on the mountain you can look back and enjoy it and then turn back around a keep going! you are climbing, you know the reward at the end. What a great view it is, eternal life.
I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be on this Earth to be tested and then to succeed. I am grateful for the little moments in my life like this that I am able to take a step back and recommit myself to the Lord. I am so excited for the rest of my 'climb' through life.
Here's a link to the music video...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me...

from Sister Kallene Cutler!

Monday the 20th was my Birthday. The week before, on the 10th, I received a letter from Kallene. Just a quick little note about General Conference and such. Then on Thursday (yesterday) I got a PACKAGE in the mail from her. Greatest day ever! And today I received not one, but TWO post cards from Kallene. Hearing from Kallene 3 times within a seven day period!? A-MA-ZING! I loved every second of it. Here are some pictures of what I've received from Kallene in the last two weeks.

I am so proud of Sister Cutler. I know she is in the right place, doing the right thing. I love her with all of my heart and I'm so proud of the choices she is making (oh dear...I'm like a proud mother hen). Anyway...Thanks Kal-dawg!!!

Preston Matthew Ogle

Ok, so he's been here for like three weeks, but I am still excited and still love him just as much!
Preston Matthew Ogle
Born April 4th, 2009 2:27pm
to Reagan and Matthew Ogle
Weighing in at 8lbs 9oz 22 inches long
Mom and baby are healthy and SOOO happy
Isn't he adorable? The answer is yes.
He's a happy baby.

So little

Although I haven't met him yet I love him more than anything. I can't wait to meet him!