AdvoCare, Fitness, Health, Our Family, The Fire Life

Fit Fire Wife

I am so excited about this new phase of my life I am in! A friend of mine introduced me to an amazing opportunity only a little over a month ago and it is already changing our lives. I know that is an extreme statement but it is the truth. Each day I wake up… Continue reading Fit Fire Wife

Fire Academy, Our Family, The Fire Life

Year One and Counting

So...it has been a while since my last post for various reasons...mostly lack of time to sit and think. But boy do I have lots of ideas and posts to write! Today I finally logged into my blog and guess what it said ... Happy One Year Anniversary! My Blog is ONE YEAR old! This also… Continue reading Year One and Counting

Our Family, The Fire Life

Warning! What a difference a week can make!

The week before last we were able to enjoy a family vacation away just the five of us. We haven't had a family vacation in a couple years (just us...away from home) and were counting down the days until we left literally on the white board in the kitchen. Matt was able to schedule time… Continue reading Warning! What a difference a week can make!

Our Family, The Fire Life

Fireproofing

I recently took an online home safety audit. It tests you on how safe your home is from hazards including fires. Of course fires can start many different ways that we cannot control but there are a lot of things that can be done to prevent them. Well....we failed the test. So guess what we are… Continue reading Fireproofing

Our Family, The Fire Life

So Much To Learn

Now that Matt has 5 shifts behind him we are starting to figure out this new routine. It is a little crazy at times but fortunately right now the kids are on summer break so there is no homework, projects or after school activities to throw in the mix just yet. After Matt's first shift… Continue reading So Much To Learn

Fire Academy, Our Family

Surprise!

When I say we have been on this journey for Matt to become a firefighter for a long time I'm talking almost 8 years. Applications, waiting, tests, physicals, waiting, interviews, more waiting, multiple counties and cities, got hired just to be laid off...and then had to start all over again. It's been a long process… Continue reading Surprise!

Fire Academy, Our Family

He is Ready! But am I?

So the countdown is on...10 days until my husband is officially a Firefighter. He completed Burn Week the week before last where they did fire attack drills and scenarios in the burn building. He rode the fire engine to "the scene" which was on fire and did search and rescue, forcible entry, ventilation and then… Continue reading He is Ready! But am I?

Our Family, Running

Photo Shoot in NYC

We had an amazing whirlwind weekend in New York City this past weekend for Mother's Day and the Prevention Magazine Photo Shoot. We left bright and early Friday morning and arrived at LaGuardia airport around 11:00am. We were greeted by this man who drove us to our hotel, The Alex, on 45th and 3rd near… Continue reading Photo Shoot in NYC

Our Family, Running

They picked ME!

Last month one of the random people I'm "friends" with on Facebook (one of those "friends" I don't even know) posted a status asking if anyone has ever done a Couch to 5k program and had success and if so to email this particular person with your story and you might be in an article… Continue reading They picked ME!

Fire Academy, Our Family

A Different Ending

My last few posts were all about Matt and the past week as he went through BA Week which is the hardest week of the Fire Academy. It is now Sunday afternoon and he made it! The week was the hardest week of his life physically and mentally but the week turned out to be… Continue reading A Different Ending