Monday, August 10, 2009
So no more stones for our little guy for now! phew...
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I won "Most Painful Splash" in the scout master big splash....it hurt like__________!
Monday, July 6, 2009
The Fourth is now behind us and its time for summer to really settle in and get hot and all that stuff. I for one DO NOT LIKE THE HEAT. Brooke and I helped at the Fourth at Firestone, I was the Parade Marshall again and Brooke helped vendors get set up. The parade was excellent, no gaps and no one got the power lines all caught up in a grill like last year.
60 Days of P90X
SO if your looking for a workout and food plan...look no further. I decided to become a Beachbody Coach so if you have questions ask away.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Today brings alot of RAIN to our neck of the woods, our back yard is full of water and I am sure I will have to go do something to get it to move down the side of the house, I dont know what that is yet but will get wet finding out. For those who live where it rains all the time I will no be quiet!
The Basment has started to clear out. Years ago when I put the walls in I did not put presure treated base plate in. So I went back a tore out the old and put it in. Should have...anyway...I moved some walls and gained about 12" in the bedroom. A few years ago we had some mice in down there. I found that they had gone into the dirt under the cement pad. I had 3 shovel fulls of dirt that I had to move, not real happy about that. It did me good to kill them all off!
Here is a really cool thing that happed last night. I was working in Golden and our district 1 car was dispatched to a suspicous vehicle. It was on a street next to a hill side. As we were standing in the rain looking at the cars, Shawn hit the hill side with his spot light...off run 2 deer. Then he says " cool, a Mnt Lion" I say " bull crap" sure enough there he was, his eyes were orange in the light reflection and off he went. He was stalking those deer.
For a family update, just about all of us have been sick with a fever and cold, etc. Tyler is almost back to himself and others are still coming along.
That is about all I have for those who care!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We have settled in after our trip and the fever everyone had is now going around. Conner and Cameron are the only ones not sick as of this typing and could change by the time I am done. I am still waiting for the green grass and mid afternoon showers. I won't hold my breath.
I am in love with theP90X program that I got. I have enjoyed the new energy, the great food and working out till I lay on the floor and cant breath. I injured my foot in 04 one night while on patrol. I had to get shoe inserts and wear them all the time. Not no more. Yoga is part of the program and I love the way I feel and think that is why. We don't buy special food and they lay it all out for you. I am in phase 2 and could eat a horse most of the time during the day.
I have not touched the basement or garage since I got back..I need to really bad.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Brooke and I are alive and well, most of our little ones are now sick after a spring break in Utah. I went to Lake Tahoe for a conference and had a great time. I was very disipointed from a work aspect to not get some things done that needed to be done. I don't think I will be going again to grow business. The great time I did have was spending time with the people we had met there last year. Due to my high interest in DJ work, lights and music several of us went around to different clubs in the Tahoe area and I have to say was most impressed with a club in the south shore area where the venue was HUGE. I think it could have been better with a better DJ, I have been around to alot of clubs and that DJ sucked.
When we arrived at the club it was raining. When we left it was a blizzard. We alomost had to stay in south shore but I was driving and I will not be stopped by a little blizzard! Later inthe week I found out that some other people from the confernece got stuck and slept in cars down there:(
While I was gone, Tyler took on Track and Field at school. He will be doing Sprint, Long Jump and Relay. He will be taller than me by the end of summer. Conner is stilll doing piano and other various Conner activities.
I spent the last day in Tahoe, sking with my buddy Howards from LA. Skiing in Tahoe was a beautiful experience. Clear blue sky, freash powder, good music and good company! I had one fight with the hill, it won. I then packed up after skiing and drove to Utah where I stayed the night and chased the blizzard that hit Tahoe. I got home, slept in my bed 2 times and got up the second morning and drove to UTAH again.
We got into Cove and made great time, our little ones are great travelers. Grandpas house was very cold since they do not stay there all the time. getting into bed was a little brisk to say the least. We just hung out for a few days and watched the snow fall. It would fall, melt and fall again.
We took a trip to get a box of "FatBoy" ice cream rejects, they were inhaled by the boys. We packed up again and headed to Pleasant Grove where we spent the week.
We went to Thanksgiving point where my thin pocket book was drained by a silly dino park. I dont think we will be going back for that anytime soon. I did enjoy the fish tank at Cabelas. Pierson LOVED IT. We were able to meet up with a old Sunday school student of mine that lives in Lehi.
We made a trip to Temple square and ran into the Briigs from Church. Kinda funny where you find people. We got Conner a new set of leather scriptures and gave them to him for turning 12, this July, happy early birthday!
We stayed for Brookes sister Brittanys BDAY on Friday. I am debating on brining up a subject here...it might get edited. For some reason, the Seely girls are very sensitive to others and don't want to hurt feelings and it effects making a decission. Us guys 2 of which are cops, make decissions and were ready to roll. So the decission was made early in the week to go to the Myan resturaunt. When it came time to go, it was back on the table not to go. We had 25 people going and that within its self is crazy. So I walk into the kitchen, " what do you think Trent" lets go!!!!!
Best move I made all week! I am not one for bad food and fun entertainment but that was a great time for all of us to hang out. For me it was one of the better times of the week.
That is about it. We drove home on I70 since I80 was closed. Made it on Dry raod 99% of the way. Got home to a safe house and gratful for a home and family. Back to school tomorrow!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The sun visor in our Surburban had a screw fall out if about 3 years ago. So for the past 3 years it has saged, swung and been a pain in the head at times. Yesterday, I went to the store, spent 10 cents...screwed it back together and wa-la...it was fixed... 3 years...
About a year ago my button came off my 3 button suite. Then another button, I was down to one button. It took the guy 5 minutes and wa-la. It is fixed. took me a year. why do we/I do this?
This week marked a huge step in a new direction in our home. We are not going to have any more children, and we tossed the potty seat yesterday. Brooke called me as the garbage man hauled it off. She said something like "bring on the teenagers" I know... she is talking all crazy talk like that. She does have a new attitude with the new dew.
That is about it for now, we/I am working on the basement and hope to have the framing all done by the end of the week. We will see how that goes.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The following pictures are from the Gloden Police Departments 2008 Award Ceremony.
I was awarded the following. I cut it out of policy so you can all have the info.
Meritorious Service Medal:
A. The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to any member who:
1. Has conducted themselves in an exemplary manner, displaying
exceptional courage while serving in a duty of great responsibility
and importance during a critical incident.
2. In the performance of an act, a member is exposed to operational
risk and/or personal danger for a lifesaving or an attempted
lifesaving act in which extraordinary efforts were used.
This is my best buddy Seargeant Chad St. Aubin
He has been a great friend and...Ill leave it at that
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
We pulled a permit to finish the basement a few weeks ago and decided that the big bathroom down there could be moved to make room for a nice work area. So....
I gave Tyler a hammer and Conner wanted nothing to do with it....and the drywall started to fly. We got it all laid out now, giving us 24"...might not seem like much...but it gave us a nice little work space and allows us to have a window that otherwise would have been in a furnace room.
I took ALL 5 children to the dentist...at the same time, while Brooke was gone. This is Pierce, with his cool shades on. They all did really good and I survived!
I had to get Taylor some new sheets and blanket...
Ohhh...Bella and Edward ate here...how sweet.....
It was fun to pick up Brooke, I still can't take my eyes off of her. I have only known her with LONG hair. That goes for all of you too. She has a little attitude with the new dew as well, but I like it.
I was notified this week that I will be getting a award at the Police Award function this week. I am so glad that everyone went home that night.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Our world is a rushing river of information and everything now. The media can report form anywhere in he world in a instant. They know what is going on before the people involved knows what is going on. Addiction is rampant in all its fourms, food,drugs,sex,media,music,email,the internet,pills,parties,work.....you get the idea. In going through the challanges of life it has caused me to look at my own and look at what the center of my life is.
My brother Brandon asked me to read a booked called The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. It brought me to discover the egoic mind/ aka the natural man. The book is over my head for the most part but I enjoyed the read and it will become part of my study through life. It did bring to light the way I have reacted to the events that occur in life. In doing so, I found that most people get so wrapped up in it that their hearts fail them. The get so caught up in the "world" all the media, all the hype and they forget that everything is really ok. If we really think that the things we belive in are true, we have prayed for the last days to come. We pray for Christ to come again, and here it is and some are running around thinking the sky is falling. No, your heart is failing you because of the center of your life, or lack of.
Don't belive the hype. It is OK.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I still don't have my wife back from her Twilight book. She has about 100 pages left so that is good, maybe today she will show up. She has taken over the hard-expert setting on the drums in Rock Band. I was able to get her away yesteday and take one of my suits to get fixed, so that was nice. I have already been told that she will be finishing the book today.
It was 70 here last week, and then it went down to zero now were back up to 20! Gotta love Colorado weather. Our Mnts are getting big PHAT snow flakes this week;)
I will be picking up our permit to finish the basement today. I hope to make some progress with that in the next few months. We need the extra space!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The boys wanted to get that a few weeks ago so I checked it out and it sounded good. SO they pooled the money and we went and got it last night. The VERY INTERESTING part of this is BROOKE! She is a Rock Band Star! We got this hooked up last night at about 6pm. She came to bed AFTER MIDNIGHT. Her and Tyler stayed up and I was OUT by the time she rolled in.
Now the best part. We went and picked up another guitar tonight so now we are running full on stuff. At 8 we started putting the little ones down and Brooke washed her hair. She informed me that she was going "down" to "kick the boys off, and were going to do scriptures and THEY ARE GOING TO BED." I told her that was great. Then SHE tells me that she has to go do a "SET" in London with the boys.....
SHE HAS LOST HER MIND!!!!
Never in my married life have I seen her like this...I am all smiles and think it is GREAT! She is like a kid in a candy store! I have surround sound and a projector down there and it is quite the set up.
Anyway, life is really good here, we have had 70's for highs last week and our grass was turning green. We are putting in for a permit to finish the basement. We are at that point. It will cost us $$$ to do it with the family TV set up we are putting in. The bathroom is already there and we will put in a small L shaped desk for computers and the rest of the room will be for our family to watch movies and play games and the boys bedroom down there.
I found the sore spot in my foot this week where I hurt it. When you kneel down on the ground, your feet lay flat...that is the spot I hurt. I did that this week and for a few moments could not put weight on it when I got up. Still very sore after 2 weeks. I went to Golden for a night this week and had a great time. Got myself a DUI driver and helped on a felony drug traffic stop. I really love working out there, I really enjoy the officers there. It is my home!
The children are all healthy and doing well in school. Brooke is busy and I help her alot since I work from home most days. I did 5 loads of laundry just today.
We are kicking the idea around of heading out to Utah in Febuary, Hillary I love you, With a very deep love but your snow sucks! But I would still love to fall in it and try out "riding."
I am going out to Tahoe in March for a conference and hope to do some skiing with my buddy from LA.
We are all excited about the decision to go to Mnt Rushmore for Scout camp. They have a family site and I will go as a adult leader. That will go down in July and were going to make a trip to see Brandon and family in June.
That is what I know for now...Love to all family and friends!!!
Ohhh...you have all seen the "shamwow" infomercial....I just ordered the "slap clap" from the same guy..I am looking forward to getting that thing...it is COOL!
Friday, January 16, 2009
We got there and were settled in and met our Nurse, Polly. Brooke was to be induced and that is what happend. We went through a long day of contractions, the movie "freaky friday" and other stuff. It became time for Taylor to come and it went in a very interesting direction. Brooke had experienced 3 other births and we had no complications and this delivery would make up for that. If I remember right, Brooke was beyond tired and the room was full of doctors, nurses and people being busy for a new baby to come.
I have always loved watching our childs heart rate and listining to the heart beat. Soon this became my worst nightmare. Taylor's tones would drop, pause and stop and her hart rate would drop during contractions. This went on for some time and the concern was written all over our good doctors face. The feeling in the room changed and it became clear that Taylor would need to be delivered a diffrent way than expected. The doctor sat next to Brooke and told her what needed to happen and he checked her one more time and then, something changed again and it went from, "sorry" to " lets go NOW" (I am not going into details here but you get the drift.)
within a moment Brooke was out the door and down the hall with nurses and doctors moving really fast. I knew they had to move fast and I was right behind them with Polly trying to get me ready to go into the operating room. It was only a few minutes, but seemed like 10. The doc had swung into "get this baby out right now" mode and I was trying to be a good husband. Brooke was feeling no pain and was warm. Brooke could not see the doc but I sure could, within a moment he was trying to get Taylor out and he could not get her. Brooke was no longer happy and this is where it all started spinning for me. I heard the doctor say/yell that he had "cord around the neck and arm" the drug doctor was now concered about Brooke's stats and I saw her eyes roll. That is when it dawned on me that I might not be going home with a wife, or a baby.
Another doctor arrived and the tension was high. There were alot of very direct orders from the doctor to nurses and he finaly had Taylor, as blue as could be and not moving at all. I remember as though it was happining right now. I knew it was bad, Brooke was back and she kept asking why the baby was not crying. She turned to the drug doc and told him she wanted to be out, the nurses wrapped Taylor up, and showed her to Brooke and Brooke was out. Another doctor came in and took charge.....like a storm. The fury was around Taylor, her lung was collapsed, her blood pH level was way off and they could not get a "line" into her and the doctor turned to me and told me to start signing forms because Taylor was going to leave, "right now."
Being the "cop" where I fix things, I am in control, and I fix things. I could not fix this. My wife barley made it, Taylor was still blue and Iwas alone in the midst of controled chaos. I signed the forms and they performed a procedure to put a line into her belly button. I asked if Taylor would make it and the doc said she would but was not staying here but going to Childrens, ASAP and the call for the "flight for life" crew was already put in. They were en-route from Denver and Brooke was being taken to recovery. I got there and it was around 1030 at night. Brooke was not really with it when the flight crew showed up. They worked on Taylor for about 45 minutes and had her ready. The crew was very kind and I knew the nurse from my police work which lightened the load. There was my new daughter hooked up to several machines, lots of beeping things and Brooke reached out for her and put her hand into the incubator she was in. The flight nurse then handed me a black and white striped zebra with a flight for life bandana.
There I stood there with a stuffed animal in my hand as I watched them leave, Brooke was still out of it for the most part. I think some of my family showed up and I called Nelson and Trish. I can't remember what I said. I went home for a while and tried to sleep. I got up around 3am and went to Childrens. I lived in Childrens ICU for a week and went to see Brooke everyday. I remember the first time the hospital let Brooke go to see Taylor. It dranined Brooke, but so worth it. Taylor had a feeding tube that she pulled off her face and got rid of a week or so into it. Brooke was released and then we spent our time at Childrens for a few weeks.
Just typing this tonight takes me back to that night. And tonight, she is very strong, has very strong feelings and is TOUGH as nails with her brothers.
Brooke paid another price to get Pierson here, so needless to say, no more children out of this home.
Happy birthday to our one and only little girl!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
SO the Children are all back in school, I am doing work stuff and Brooke is back to her normal things...I think. Here is to a different year from the rest.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Bone from 1st shot