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BA Week Day 2: No Joke

No Joke best describes Day 2 of BA Week for Matt in more ways than one. Matt got home around 7:30pm just as I finished cooking Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo per his request (well a week ago but I just got around to making it). He walked in the door and said "Boy do I have… Continue reading BA Week Day 2: No Joke

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BA Week Day 1: Cake Walk

Day 1 of BA (Breathing Apparatus) Week is over. Today was considered a "Cake Walk " compared to the rest of the week. The day began in the classroom going over everything about the Breathing Apparatus. Then it was out to the Drill Yard. They practiced putting on and taking off their Breathing Apparatus. Speed… Continue reading BA Week Day 1: Cake Walk

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Fire Academy Update: Hoses and Hell Week

Since I'm not the one going through the Academy it's a little difficult for me to explain everything Matt and the recruits do but I think a brief update is sufficient which is generally what I get from him each night. He comes home most nights filthy from dirt and sweat and he is usually… Continue reading Fire Academy Update: Hoses and Hell Week


My Weight Loss and Running Journey

WARNING: This post may cause motivation and inspiration to get up and do something. Reading this post may effect your health and cause many other side effects including but not limited too increased energy, self confidence and happiness along with a possible decrease in weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. With that being said... According… Continue reading My Weight Loss and Running Journey

Our Family, Real Estate

Nine Years Ago

Nine years ago today was our wedding day. It was such an exciting day! A day I had dreamed about my whole life. Sometimes I wish I could go back and relive it. Especially the honeymoon cruise to the Western Caribbean! It's amazing how life doesn't turn out how you expect and how we fight and… Continue reading Nine Years Ago

Homes For Heroes, Real Estate

Homes For Heroes

Most of you know that I am the General Manager and a licensed Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker RMR. We are a full service real estate company that serves the Greater Metro Atlanta area in all their home buying and selling needs. We are also a Homes For Heroes affiliate which means we offer real estate savings… Continue reading Homes For Heroes

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Forced Entry and Ladders

Matt just finished Forced Entry and Ladder Week in the Fire Academy. During Forced Entry they used the "irons" and learned how to force their way inside outward swinging doors, inward swinging doors, metal doors, wooden doors and burglar bars. As far as the ladder training...I'm glad I didn't really know what he was doing… Continue reading Forced Entry and Ladders

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Here We Go!

Matt just finished day 12 of the fire academy and this is definitely a huge learning experience...for BOTH of us! For him obviously it is learning what it takes to become a firefighter- physically, mentally and emotionally. For me it's another challenge of being what God tells us wives to be. A supportive helpmate. This… Continue reading Here We Go!

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The smell of smoke

Day 4 of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Academy (AFRA) resulted in me coming home to the smell of smoke and burnt clothes... Matt got his training turnout gear! They are used, worn and BURNT. After our very brief photo shoot (because he wouldn't put the entire suit on for me) he recited the Atlanta Fire… Continue reading The smell of smoke