Nick's 5th Birthday

My little boy is 5 years old! It really seems like yesterday when he was born. He has come such a long way.

You Know You're a Firefighter's Wife If

Your Husband's wardrobe looks like this: non-descriptive bottoms paired with any navy blue shirt with a fire department logo on it.

Your Husband's haircut is "nice and tight". 

You know the difference between a police siren and a fire siren.

Your kids think the fire station is "Daddy's house".

You know that all of your smoke detectors work.

Your Husband will not let you near the BBQ.

You know that you always have a team of highly-trained ems professionals at moments notice (you know, in case a baby falls down the stairs or something).

You know that it is faster and waaaay better to take the ambulance to the hospital (NEVER go it solo, and actually WAIT in the waiting room!).

Your single friends are always asking "are there any single firemen at Hubby's work?".

Your children can make good use of vacuum hoses and rubber gloves.

Everybody knows a Firefighter, and will assume that you know them too.

You find it hard to sleep when your Hubby is at work.

You get severely angry when people don't pull over for firetrucks and ambulances.
You get to listen to stories about fires, mva's and ems assist calls.

You've seen Back-draft 40 million times and Ladder 49 10 million (but who can get sick of staring at Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta?).

You've had some of the best holiday meals at the fire station.

You've lost all sense of what a "weekend" really is due to your husband's crazy schedule.

Your husband gets to go on field trips & to preschool once in a while.

All of the teachers want your husband to "demonstrate" his skills for the class.

You feel like the luckiest girl alive when he comes home off shift and sends your heart a-flutter.

Happy Father's Day to my favorite Firefighter!

I love You More!

Noah James

My nephew, Noah James made his grand entrance into the world this evening. 

 7 lbs 15 oz. & 22 in. long


My wonderful husband threw me a 30th Birthday/Graduation cookout with the family. He is such a sweetheart! :)

House Fire

It will be two years on June 18, 2010, when we lost our own house to a fire. Its still hard for me to believe how everything can change in what felt like seconds.

When I see or hear about a house burning, I still get chills and remember the fear and panic that I felt on that day.

When David leaves to go on a structure fire, I worry even more now than I ever did before.

"We're safe, we're careful" he says. Blah blah blah blah blah.

Yeah, but the bottom line is, however cliche it may sound, that they go in when everybody else runs out...and that is why fire isn't easy for me to watch.

College Graduation

On Friday, June 4, 2010, I graduated from National College of Business and Technology with an Associates of Science Degree in Computer Applications Technology! :) I would not have been able to achieve this without having the support and encouragement from my hubby and kids!