Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Propsal 8/15/07

Ok, I've had a few requests for pics from The Proposal so here they are:
Basically the gist of the day was that I sent her on a mini scavenger hunt that ended at the training tower (i know, hopeless romantic). She was surprised at the beginning since I told her we had no plans for the day. But I'm pretty sure that after I gave her a secret envelope and ran out the house she had a good idea of what was going on. Anyway, the ultimate goal was to get her to the training tower in San Marcos where I would use the 100' aerial ladder on Truck 1471 to climb to her. I know it's fire-geeky but I wanted it to be unique and surprising and i figured how many people have access to a fire truck?

We have pictures from the both of us because she is a smart girl and took her camera.

I needed a head start so I could get down to San Marcos in time.

One of her clues was at a dentist office in Escondido (don't ask why a dentist office). The ladies in the office insisted on taking her picture. Not just with her camera but with their camera too. They told her they would hang it in the office. Weird.

The guys waiting for her to arrive. Originally the plan was to have Truck 1471, Engine 1411, Medics 1491 and 1496, and Chief 1403 all parade in code 3 lights and sirens and circle the tower where she was standing. Unfortunately, the moment she pulled in everyone except the truck went out on responses.

Her final clue was at the indoor rock climbing place. She had to climb up a boulder to retrieve the clue. She likes that kind of stuff. All outdoorsy and what not... From there she drove to the training tower where I was waiting.

Bill escorts her to the top of the tower.

I roll in on the truck (the lights and siren are on)

I think the rest is pretty self-explanatory.

Thank you again to all the guys for taking time out their day.

Oh yeah, she said YES!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Cabo San Lucas

As usual its been awhile since the last blog. I've been waiting for my comments section to get up to 100 like desi and josh promised but... well, it didn't happen. I don't know who I'm more disappointed in: desi and josh or a society that would produce such incompetence. I mean seriously, is it that hard to post a hundred comments? Anyway, in spite of their laziness I've decided to post some more pics. Maybe this time they'll get off their butts and take it a little more seriously... we shall see.

It has been very busy the last few months. Alot of work as usual, but also alot of fun things too. Here are a few recent random pics with explanations:

In June, Lauren went to a resort in Cabo San Lucas (that's in Mexico, Aaron. You should know that) with her family. I flew down and surprised her.

This is the creepiest thing in the world. It's a paper mache statue with REAL HUMAN HAIR! Gross.

Todos Santos

This is called the Sky Pool. It sits high above the resort. Sorry for the blur, I didn't have a tripod. I'm sure desi will have something to say about it...

We went fishing one day. Lauren caught a Dorado while I kept myself busy vomiting.

Ok, as usual this is taking me forever and I need to go into work soon. I'll just end here and this will be a Cabo specific blog.
Next time will have more random pics.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Random Pics 9

Ok so it's been awhile... here are some random pics from the last few months... and yes I know there's a girl in some of them... : )

Sailplane ride over Hemet

Lake Mead

Lauren and me