Thursday, December 27, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
This past week we've been visited by a variety of cute animals, dashing superheroes, as well as Slash, a hunter, and a boxer.
Missed having Merrick, Elle, and Henry stopping by, but judging from posts elsewhere, Halloween was a great success in Twin Falls and Santa Barbara as well.
Sorry. All the cookies are gone.
Posted by YPR at 3:41 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Having a father that is a lawyer and a husband that is also a lawyer (Congrats to Colonel Brandon for passing the bar!) makes for some clever announcement ideas. To tell me family the good news, Colonel Brandon created a contract for my dad to read and sign (and then created one for my mom that included an item about creating scrapbooks for the baby). We were taking family pictures this morning anyway, so we decided the announcement would be fun to catch on camera. Kim did an amazing job and we are so excited to see all the pictures. As soon as we all got there we handed them to my parents to hurry and read and sign. My mom thought it was some agreement from the photographer so it worked great. Eventually they stopped saying, "Oh my heck, you've got to be kidding me," and we all explained to my sisters what was going on.
Posted by Emily at 4:33 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012
In some ways it was a great fall Saturday at Beaver Mtn. Music Festival. In hopes of maybe promoting some races and events I teamed up with the Seeholzer's and piggy backed on the music festival to do a 10k run up and down Beaver, a 10 mile bike hill climb, a kids 1k trail run and a kids mountain bike race. In short it kinda work... things I can take away and learn from and hope to have the energy for another event next year. It would not of happened with out Shelly and all her work. Shelly and I went up to set the course and flag some areas on Friday. Dave Eames stepped up and really helped weed-eat some trails and set ski poles with flags on sections. Shelly also recruited a few co-workers, Brandi and Shonie, to help with the start and finish area. Sam was big help as well. She roped Jamie into helping with the aid station on top of the mountain and a couple friends, Kaylee and Megan, managed the mid mountain aid station.
Posted by Tom at 10:34 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Dispatcher talks dad through baby delivery on Smithfield roadside
Tyler, 32, and his wife Allison, 30, live in Smithfield with their two sons. Tyler was at work Wednesday night, and Allison had spent some time with her parents. She started having minor contractions at around 3 p.m. that day, but based on her previous pregnancies, she said she didn't feel any sense of urgency.
At about 7:30 that evening, Allison called Tyler and told him they would probably be having a baby that night and asked when he would be home from work.
Fifteen minutes later, though, Allison called him back to inform him the baby was coming — soon — and they should go to the hospital immediately. She got in a car with her sister, who drove her to her home to collect her things. While they were there, her water broke, Allison said.
They got back in the car and headed for Logan, making it as far as the A&W in Smithfield where they met up with Tyler. Allison's sister got out of the car, and Tyler took her place behind the wheel.
The couple didn't make it two blocks before it became apparent that their child was going to be born right there, in the car. Tyler got out of the car and called 911.
Angie Peterson of Mendon was one of the dispatchers on duty that night. She has been a dispatcher for 14 years, but this was the first baby she has helped deliver.
"Usually the baby is already here, or we just have to dispatch an ambulance," she said.
In this case, she talked Tyler through the delivery as cars went zooming by. Savannah came feet first, and it wasn't an easy delivery.
"She was a tiny baby, and it was a blessing," Allison said.
Allison said that when her baby girl was born, she was quite blue and not breathing, so Tyler and Peterson switched gears. With help, Tyler got the baby breathing, and soon after, an ambulance arrived.
The new mom credits Peterson with helping to keep her husband somewhat calm, but Peterson gives credit to those on the scene.
"I am just the dispatcher," Peterson said. "Tyler did all the work."
Mom and baby were taken to the hospital, and both are doing well. They were released Friday.
On Friday morning, Tyler was still trying to take it all in.
"It was intense," he said. "There were some scary moments, but everything worked out, so we're happy."
As for Savannah, her daddy thinks she is just sweet.
Posted by YPR at 11:05 AM
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Posted by Jake at 8:17 AM
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Boating at Deer Creek Reservoir
Posted by chad at 5:11 PM