Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Its Amazing How Wonderful People Can Be

So I am at work and reading my e-mail and came across this story and read it and almost started to cry, luckly I was at work so I held back the tears.

Am I A Fireman Yet??

In Phoenix , Arizona , a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6
year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia.

Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong
feeling of determination.

Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfill all
his dreams.

Now that was no longer possible.

The leukemia would see to
that. But she still wanted her son's dream to come true.

She took her son's hand and
asked, 'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once
you grew up?

Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?'
Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.'

Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see if we can make your wish come

Later that day she went to her local fire Department in Phoenix ,
Arizona , where she met Fireman Bob, who had a heart as big as

She explained her son's final wish and Asked if it might be
possible to give her 6 year-old son a ride around the block on a
fire engine.

Fireman Bob said, 'Look, we can do better than that. If you'll have
your son ready at seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make him
an honorary Fireman for the whole day. He can come down to the fire
station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine
yards! And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform for him, with a real fire hat - not a toy one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots.'
'They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix , so we can get them fast.'

Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy, dressed him in his
uniform and escorted him from his hospital bed to the waiting hook
and ladder truck..

Billy got to sit on the back of the truck and help steer it back to
the fire station..

He was in heaven.

There were three fire calls in Phoenix that day and Billy got to go
out on all three calls.

He rode in the different fire engines, the Paramedic's' van, and
even the fire chief's car.

He was also videotaped for the local news program.

Having his dream come true, with all the love and attention that
was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy, that he lived three
months longer than any doctor thought possible.

One night all of his vital signs began to drop dramatically and the
head nurse, who believed in the hospice concept - that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital.

Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a Fireman, so she
called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition. The chief replied, 'We can do better than that. We'll be there in five minutes. Will you please do me a favor? When you hear the sirens screaming and see the lights flashing, will you announce over the PA system that there is not a fire?''It's the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time. And will you open the window to his room?'

About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy's third floor open window-------- 16 fire-fighters
climbed up the ladder into Billy's room.

With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him. With his dying breath, Billy looked up at the fire chief and said,
'Chief, am I really a fireman now?'

'Billy, you are, and the Head Chief, Jesus, is holding your hand,' the chief said

With those words, Billy smiled and said,'I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and The angels have been singing..'

He closed his eyes one last time.

See I told you that it is sad and would make you want to cry. I hope that we never give up on any of our dreams.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Ryan, Alyssa, my family and I all went to the Red barn for the pumpkin patch. We had a lot of fun! Alyssa had six shots yesterday so she has been running a fever so she had fun but I think it wasn't as much as she probably wanted to. She was so cute, Ryan watched her while I carried the pumpkins and it was so cute to see them both have some fun!

After words went went back to my mothers home and decorated them really cute, and decorated yummy cookies. All in all it was a fun day.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Grotto With Our friends

This was on July 24th and we went with Jeff & Heather. I had a lot of fun going with them and I love nature and I wish I could have stayed up there for a lot longer but there were people there and its a smaller area.

A Quick Catch up

Sorry to all of you that check my site so often!!

Ryan is now working at career step and liking it so far. I was able to quit one of my jobs so I can stay home with Alyssa more and I am liking it, though I am still trying to catch up with everything that needs to be done. I am going to post a bunch of pictures that I have that I should have posted awhile ago. I can't post them all on here the rest will be on flickr and if you don't have my account for that e-mail me and I will give that to you.
Alyssa is getting so big she is walking around everywhere and jabbering, thinking that she is having a conversation with us and it is so sweet, cute and adorable. She says some words that are in the English dictionary :) she is a smart little girl. She also likes to try everything out there to try, she is opening, closing, chewing, sticking everything in her mouth, and telling mommy no when mommy tells her no.
Ryan & I celebrated our 2nd Anniversary at the End of August, we were able to go to California and to Disneyland and that was a lot of fun. I have to admit after the first day at Disneyland I was wore out, but I did have a lot of fun the second day as well. It was good to get away but I was really excited to come home to see my baby. Well I am going to stop writing and start posting so pictures. Thank you all for reading. Love ya.