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
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
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!
Have you ever been slapped across the face? I mean a full-force-make-your-head-spin kind of slap right across the cheek. I don't recall ever getting physically slapped like that (or I just blocked it out of my mind) but I have been mentally and emotionally slapped. It's not a good feeling but it definitely wakes you… Continue reading Slapped
Let me start by saying (or shouting) THIS WEEK WAS SO EXCITING!! Let's start with the end of last week and the first fire scene Matt was called to. It was the old club Inferno (ironic lol). His engine wasn't first on the scene but he helped with the hoses and then went in after… Continue reading Fires, Prevention and Harrison Ford!?
No, I'm not going to blog about every shift. But this was Matt's first shift so yes I will blog about this one. So Wednesday night Matt prepared for his first shift at Station 4 on Engine 6. He packed up all his gear and everything he would store there in his locker. He was… Continue reading First Shift on Engine 6
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!
The last week of the Fire Academy is done. After enjoying the three day weekend last weekend it was time for carseat training. I didn't think there would be too much to learn on this subject but apparently there is. Like a whole text book worth of information that they learned and tested on for… Continue reading Fire Academy Update: Final week DONE!
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?
Last night I had the privilege to spend the evening with Matt at the Fire Academy for what they call Family Night. This is a night where the recruits invite their spouses, parents, kids etc. to come see where they learn, who teaches them, what they spend their time doing and why they come home… Continue reading Date Night at the Fire Academy