December 27, 2007

Lucy's First Christmas

Lucy had her first Christmas. She probably thinks we're crazy now. I mean, a tree in the living room with lights and a bunch of random objects hanging off it? Mommy and Daddy making her sit on some weird guy's lap who had a long white beard, was dressed all in red, and scared her half to death? She must be wondering what is going on around here.

Lucy opening up her first present. Okay Daddy had to help her, she wan't quite sure what to do with it.

Lucy was quite a good girl this year so Santa brought her some great stuff, even though she wasn't thrilled to see him at the fire station (see post below). She's got toys, books and some Disney pictures to hang in her room.

Here we are with our sports stuff. Denver Broncos chearleading out fit for Lucy and a shirt for me. St. Louis Cardinals 2006 World Series DVD and colectors glass for me and a t-shirt for Lariann.

And what Christmas would be complete with out some STAR WARS toys.

December 24, 2007

Meeting Santa Claus

We took Lucy to meek Santa Claus last week. He came to the Kaysville Fire Station. As you can tell from the pictures she did not like him very much. She must not be aware that this is the man that brings her all the toys.

December 11, 2007

TAG! I'm it.

So my wonderfull friends Dave & Kristen Barton sent me this thing telling me "You're it". Basically what it boils down to is this. 1-The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. 2- Each player answers the questions about themselves. 3- At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
So here we go-

Five Things I was doing 10 years ago-

#1 I was a freshman at Weber State University
#2 I was studying for finals
#3 I was packing to take a trip to Taiwan with the Weber State Symphonic Band for a music festival.
#4 I was playing Trombone at the Weber State Univerity mens basketball games.
#5 I was working as an usher at Kingsbury Hall with my Dad, Mom, brother Tyler, cousing Monica and friend Dave.
Five Things on my to-do list today-
#1 Take test for South Jordan Fire Department.
#2 Complete check off list for Fire Engine and Ambulance at Kaysville Fire Department.
#3 Remind my wife to contact Lucys pediatrician.
#4 Complete fire inspections for the two buisnesses we were assigned to do today.
#5 Take nap at work. (I'll bet ya'll wish you could do that!)
Five Snacks I enjoy-
#1 Grapes
#2 Oreo cookies
#3 Cheese crackers
#4 Apples
#5 Potato chips
Five things I would do if I were a Billionaire-
#1 Season tickets to all my favorite sports teams Denver Broncos, St. Louis Cardinals, Utah Jazz & of course Weber State. Even though there's no way I could make it to all the games it would be nice to go whenever I want.
#2 My own private jet
#3 A Ferrari
#4 A private island in the Caribean
#5 Several houses through out the world where I could go and stay whenever I wanted, locations would include but no be limited to St. Louis, Denver, San Diego, New York, London, Hawaii and my island.
Three of my bad habits-
#1 Biting my nails
#2 Drooling in my sleep
#3 Fallig asleep in church
Five places I have lived-

#1 Kaysville UT
#2 Farmington UT
#3 Myrtle Beach SC
#4 Columbia SC
#5 North Salt Lake UT

Five jobs I’ve had-
#1 Firefighter
#2 EMT
#3 Psychiatric Tech
#4 Usher
#5 Customer service rep
Five things people probably don’t know about me-
#1 I like exercising
#2 I don't mind changing Lucys diapers
#3 I like gray cloudy days
#4 I wish I could live in a small town
#5 I am so glad our baby is a little girl
The following people have been tagged by me-
John, Liz, Melanie, & Amy

November 29, 2007

New Partner

I have a new partner. NO I'm not gay, I have a new partner on the ambulance in Salt Lake City.

Please welcome Brad Zwahlen. He's out of Orem Utah. We were hired at the same time last year and went through training together. We've wanted to work together for a while so when his partner left to go be shift lead I took his open slot. Brad's a funny guy we try to spend as much time as possible playing video games and watching movies. Apperently Brad has an unlimited supply of movies at home, because every day he comes in with a new one.

November 27, 2007

Lucy In Her Christmas Dresses

We had some pictures of Lucy taken in her Christmas dresses, two Grandmas means two Christmas dresses. My cousin Amy took them that's why her copyright is on all the pictures, but I thought I'd post them anyway since they are so cute.

Red dress with red bow, she even gave us a little smile.
Here she is in her black and white dress, the red back ground looks great here
This one was hard to do since she hates hats and usually

pulls them right off. Lots of red here.

She had a goot time taking this picture, those are my feet and hands
Here's Lucy with her cousin Britian, my brother Tylers boy. They are about 4 months appart, he did not enjoy this experience at all. Thats Tyler and I holding them up

Here's Tyler with his wife Brooke and they're little boy Britian.

Britian also had to have a wardrob change.

November 24, 2007

Wildcats Win!

I always enjoy beating an in-state rival, especially since Weber State doesn't do it very often. But the Wildcats managed to beat the Aggies this year.

In the end, the Wildcats not only triumphed inside the post, but WSU also kept better control of the ball and eventually the game, handing USU a 78-71 loss in the Dee Events Center before 7,797 spectators. Utah State owned a 54-47 lead midway through the second half, but only converted four baskets the rest of the way.

The Aggies also turned the ball over 23 times and Weber State also shot 16 more free throws. Much of Weber State's second-half offense came from inside where Steve Panos and Arturas Valeika combined for 28 points. Valeika also pulled down 12 rebounds. The Wildcats helped themselves on the glass with 14 offensive rebounds.

November 13, 2007

Brain Tumor Update

At the beginning of the month, Lariann had an MRI and a visit with her doctor at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The tumor appears to still be shrinking, however there are a couple of cysts that seem to be getting bigger. A cyst is an abnormal sac in the body, filled with a fluid or semisolid and enclosed in a membrane. So it's not cancerous. She will be going be in 2 months for another MRI, they are going to keep an eye on the cysts and hopefully the chemotherapy will shrink them. So Lariann will continue to do chemotherapy at the beginning of each month in a pill form that she takes for 5 days. She just finished another round last night and feels tired and a little sick, but other wise okay. Thank you to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to us and sure has helped us get through this trial. (The tumor pictured is not Lariann's, just some random one I found online)

Creative Consultant

I'd like to welcome Dave Barton to my blog. Here he is pictured on the left with his lovely wife Kristen. He is responsible for making things look good. He got a degree in graphic design from USU. He now works for Salt City Candle Company designing packaging and catalogs, but apparently has enough free time at work to make my blog look good. Here is his blog:

November 7, 2007

Changes on the Ambulance

As of Tuesday November 6th at 0830 my partner of 7 months at SouthWest Ambulance, Curtis Watkins, is no longer my partner. He will be moving to greener pastures with less hobos up in the Sugar House area on SouthWest 3.

We've had some great times together with some memorable calls. I'll never forget the man who fell about 70 feet while cleaning windows and broke both his legs but managed to live, in part I think because of our efforts. Or the female escort who showed us her boobs one wet night on a car crash out on the freeway, because she was drunk and thought if she did so we would drop her off at a bus stop and not take her to the hospital where UHP was waiting to arrest her. I'm sure we've made about a hundred trips to the homeless shelter together, and we each hated every minute of it.

These pictures are from a couple of calls we went on. Above is a car crash on the freeway, he didn't survive unfortunately. To the right is an auto vs. pedestrian. Amazingly, he did survive.

Lagoon's Frightmares

Here are some great shots from Frightmares at Lagoon featuring myself, my sister Alison, and our favorite co-worker Cole Brock. Frightmares is truly our favorite time of the year as you can probably tell. This is the first year we drank directly from the ICEE machine. You might want to avoid getting those at the Funhouse food stand if you're there.

November 3, 2007

Lucy's First Halloween

Lucy as Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh with her Trick-or-Treat bag and first Jack-O-Lantern. I was excited to take her trick or treating because she's really cute, but mostly so I could eat her candy.

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