Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's a....

Mitch and I have known for almost a month what our precious baby is, but with the craziness of school here is the news! Thank goodness finals are over! Ironically we found out on the two year anniversary of Mitch proposing to me (November 14th)! Well if you look at the picture below there is no denying that we are having a little girl! :) We are so thrived and it is such a relief, because when I found out I was pregnant I went out garage selling with a very dear friend and ended up buying TONS of little girls clothes... ha ha. I also think it was a relief for my mom, because she could not help but buy little girl outfits as well.

Mitch and I also think that we have decided on her name. Jordyn Lynn Guenther! Mitch really liked the name Jordyn. Her middle name will be after her Grandma Murray which is her middle name as well. We are so excited, and it seems to become more and more really as the days go by and my belly gets bigger. When I get out of the just looking fat phase I promise to post a picture. Until then here is a the family picture Mitch and I took this year.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ultrasound Pictures

It seems so surreal that Mitch and I are having a baby! I can't believe we are 15 weeks, and I have finally entered into the second trimester. Which is great for me because my energy is finally back and I haven't felt any weird nausea for over a week!

When Mitch and I found out we were having a baby we scheduled our first appointment with my OBGYN thinking we were 9 weeks along only to find out that we were really 7 weeks along. So our first ultrasound was a little disappointing because the baby just looked like a vague blob. But then we heard about the nuMOM2b study and that they would give us 3 extra ultrasounds for free! Of course I jumped on that opportunity and I went to my first visit about a week and a half ago. Here are the pictures. I hope you enjoy them. :)

It was really neat to see a baby this time and here the baby's heartbeat so clearly. My favorite part about the visit was that every time the tech would go to measure the crown of the head to the bum the baby would either decide to kick out its legs or to turn its back to us. It was pretty adorable. In the picture to the right you can see the baby's profile with its and and legs kicked out.

Here is a better profile picture of our little munchkin. Do you see its cute little belly?

This was my favorite picture from the ultrasound I just think that the little foot is precious. Next Monday will be really exciting because we will be able to find out the baby's gender! We can't wait. I think it will be a little hard to focus this week, because we are so excited. Any guesses as to whether it is going to be a boy or a girl?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The World Series

Well the Cardinals won their 11th World Series on Friday. I watched all of the games (as best as one can with one TV and no DVR). I was confident during the entire series that the Cardinals could win the World Series. I watched as Pujols hit 3 homeruns in one game, and David Freese hitting a two run triple in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game in Game 6. I saw Lance Berkman tie Game 6 in the bottom of the 10. Then I saw David Freese hit the game winning homerun in the bottom of the 11th inning. Game 6 was an emotional roller coaster for me. Emily could not stay in the same room as me because I was upset at the Cardinals at the beginning of the game and I was being snappy and rude to her so she went into the bedroom to study. I watched the rest of the game and at 11pm I was clapping loud, yelling, cheering, etc. My neighbors probably hate us but since the World Series is over I should be okay for another year. Game 7 started off sloppy but slowly turned into a good game with the Cardinals pulling out on top.

I feel for the Rangers though. Having played baseball for several years I have had those games where we were one out, or one strike away from winning and losing the game. I can only remember a handful of games from my playing days. All of those games though were either emotional highs or emotional lows. Some of the games that I remember is when someone on my team threw either a perfect game or a no hitter. I remember I caught the final out of that game. My dad was the coach and it was a fun game to be play. I remember my freshman year of high school during the school year. I remember hitting the smack out of the ball. I cannot remember how many triples I hit but I know I hit several. I also did not strike out at all during the high school season. That summer was one of my favorites when I played. I remember playing in Wichita and having some great plays at first base and also losing in the bottom of the 7th to a great team. We were up by one and the pitcher gave up a walk off hit which knocked us out of the tournament.

The next year I remember playing against my little brother, Wes. I was on the 16 and under "Major" team and Wes was on the 16 and under team just below the "Major" team. We were both playing for Old Ballgame and we played each other a couple of times during that year. The hardest one though was when we were playing for the Kansas State Championship and Wes and I played against each other. It was hard because I had friends on both teams and it was hard to play against them. I did not start that game but I did come in later and made a difference for my team. My team did go on and win but it was hard because I saw the emotion on my little brother, and how my parents were conflicted. My dad was one of the coaches for Wes's team and my mom sat right in the middle and cheered for both. They wanted to be happy for me, but also feel bad for Wes. I cannot imagine how my parents felt.

After that season I did not want to play against Wes ever again. The next year I got my wish...Wes and I were on the same team. I loved that year of baseball. I remember playing at the Kansas State Tournament and Wes and I would bat one, two. One of us would get on base and the other would drive them in. Wes and I carried our team through the State Tournament but we were not able to defend our title. We then went on to the World Series in Oklahoma. I did not play a single game until our final game. I played the final three outs in the field, and after that game I hung up my cleats on the most sour note. I felt betrayed, hurt, my confidence was shaken. I could not understand why I did not play a game, why the coach never game me a chance after I had proven myself all year. I was so mad and angry for so long about that last tournament, but I slowly got over it and I cannot imagine how hard it was for my coach to please everyone.

My last games were when I was at BYU-Idaho from January - August 2005. I played baseball during that summer, but again I did not play much but I was okay because I was out there playing baseball and I loved every minute of that season. Last year my dad, Wes, Seth, and I all went down into the batting cage underneath the baseball field at BYU and I was able to hit again for the first time in 5 years. And not to brag I did amazing ha ha. This past September I was able to play catch with my dad for the first time in probably 6 years. That meant a lot to me because I love this game and my dad was my coach for several years. He taught me how to love the game and how to think smart while I played. So playing catch with him this past September was amazing to me.

Sorry for the rambling but I had a lot of thoughts when I watched the Rangers Cardinals series. I felt for the Cardinals because I have won those kind of games but I also felt for the Rangers because I have had those tough losses. Again I love baseball and go see Moneyball one of the best baseball games out there. I cannot wait for April when the baseball season starts up again.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


So it has been almost another 6 months since Emily or I updated our blog. We do have some news, Emily is pregnant and she hits 12 weeks tomorrow. Emily is due April 29, 2012 right after graduation. Emily and I will both be walking in April and Emily will finish up her internship and be done in July.

We are both still going to school and working hard. Emily is finishing up her last semester of classes and starting in January she will start her 6 month internship at Utah Valley Hospital. I am finishing up the last of my business class this semester and next. Emily is still working at the MTC (Missionary Training Center) and I work there on Sundays for the breakfast shift. I am still working with Ladd up in Salt Lake City. My internship is moving right along we now have a website and our Facebook page is moving along same with our Twitter. Here is our website Social Commerce Exchange here is our Facebook page: Facebook and here is our Twitter account: Twitter. If you have a Facebook please "Like" us if you are interested in Social Media and "Follow" us on Twitter as well.

Life is good and we are both happy and excited about the new addition to our family. We find out in about a month if we are having a girl or a boy. We are going to try and update our blog a lot more regularly than we have in the past.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Okay it is time to update Emily and my blog. Let me start with Emily. She is working at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) still as a supervisor. She works Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so it isn't too bad which is nice. She is also going to school taking 7 credits. She is taking Cell Biology, Microbiology Lab, and Technical Writing. They are all very time consuming but she is doing a great job and is over halfway done!! Emily went to garage sales this past weekend with our good friend Holly (she came to our wedding with her husband Alex Steed). Emily bought some good stuff Notting Hill for a dollar, 50 First Dates for a dollar, a sweet Tommy tie for 25 cents, a Harley Davidson book for Luke and a cool car for Luke. She does great with the kids and she is always playing with them. She built Luke and Lily a castle out of cardboard boxes a couple of weeks ago and they always talk about it still. Luke and Lily also bring up how Emily needs to build them their Chain Chomp Bean Bag (Chain Chomp is from Mario Kart on the Wii). Needless to say the kids love having Emily around to do crazy and spontaneous things.

Then there is me and what I am doing. On Saturday June 4th I am taking my big test. I am a little scared but it should not be too bad...I hope ha ha. The main thing that I have been doing though is my internship. I am working for Vukii and I am in-charge of their Social Media. I go up to Salt Lake City near Little Cottonwood Canyon for work everyday. I head up there because the other company that Ladd is heading up is doing Social Media stuff so I am working with them to move things forward for that company and also for Vukii. To get a good grasp of what I am doing I highly recommend watching the video at the bottom of this post. I like what I am doing the only thing that I do not like is the commute. I leave at 7 am every morning get to work at 8 am. I leave work around 4:30 pm and I get home around 5:45 pm. It is okay though I am getting paid nicely and it is guaranteed 40 hours a week so I am not complaining. That is all in Emily and my life right now.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


So Emily and I both have some fantastic internship opportunities right now. For Emily's major she has to work in a hospital for six months starting next January 2012 and it ends in July 2012. She could have been sent to St. George, Provo, American Fork, Murray, Salt Lake City, and Idaho Falls, Idaho. Luckily Emily is staying close and will be at Provo hospital, which is right down the street from BYU. It is an unpaid internship but she can pick up 20 hours a week and will get paid for those hours.

As of right now I am working with a consulting company called RPM LLC. It is a lot of fun and I have been creating a blog and putting posts about entrepreneurs and such on the blog. Go check it out it is for a company called DooBizz. I have been looking for another internship though because I would rather be doing something else and I got an email about an internship opportunity here in Orem for a startup company called Vukii Watersports. I sent my resume in the day I received the email and two days later I got a phone call from Mark Webb who did a phone interview with me. He then told me that I would be interviewing with him personally last Thursday and it went super well. There were three parts of the interview, the first part was a behavioral interview, then I had to take a test that quizzed my problem solving skills, and the last part was on the computer and how well I could follow directions. He emailed me a couple of days later and I then set up another interview with the main guy for yesterday and it went really well. What we did though was more of he explained to me what my responsibility would be and what characteristics he was looking for and then instructed me to go home and think about if this is something I really want to do. If it is something I want to do then I need to email Mark Webb by Monday saying yes I do and then we will go from there. I am excited and I hope it moves forward because it would be an awesome opportunity. The company has no financial models, no budgets, no accounting, and no forecasts. Basically I would be doing all of that, there are seven employees and they are all engineers and I would be the only business guy. I would be over all of the finances, which is a huge responsibility but a great learning experience which is something that I am very interested in doing. I will keep ya'll posted on what happens with this opportunity.

Hiking the Y

So I am about to post a couple of posts here explaining what has been happening with Emily and I since we got married in May ha ha. To start off Emily, Danielle (Emily's cousin), and I hiked the Y last Saturday before the 2nd session of General Conference. It was a lot of fun and the first time I have hiked the Y since I came and visited Cari and Katie when they were still going to school here at BYU/UVSC. We took a couple of pictures and Emily and I laid upside down on the Y and it was freaky ha ha.

Emily and her cousin Danielle

Me chilling with my KU shirt

Emily and the lookout at Provo and Utah Lake