I can honestly say that even though we are only a few days into this week, it get’s an F!
F is for: Fire on Mt. Charleston.
We seriously look like a scene from a post apocalyptic movie. This fire has burned over 16,000 acres, claimed on building structure and turned towards more, and is still only 10% contained. It has been burning since July 1st. We live just down the Mountain, and while we aren’t concerned at this point the fire will spread this far, our air quality is very poor and extremely smoky. As of this evening it has started to rain ash and even inside our home is beginning to smell like smoke.
Ashes as seen at our home. The bottom right is our view of the mountains which you can no longer see due to the smoke.
F is for: The filters I will be buying to replace ours tomorrow.
F is for: The five times a day my son is taking his inhaler.
F is for: The firefighters who are working around the clock to get this fire under control. They are in our thoughts and prayers!
F is for: Foot. As in mine is broken. Well, actually my toe. I knocked a heavy bottom glass off our counter, and the impact broke my toe in a few places, and smashed my nail causing a laceration that needed 4 stitches. I did it right in front of my son, but somehow managed to keep him from seeing the blood gushing or saying a bad word that would surly have been repeated in summer camp.
F is for: Friends New and Old. On Saturday (technically last week) I was also super fortunate to finally meet some friends that I have made online and been watching their families grow for 4 years. Both of these adorable moms were “BUMP” friends I made during my first pregnancy. Becca owns Jumping Jax Designs and I have used gorgeous designs for so much including the Monster Truck Themed Party K had this year! I love her and her company. Shannon owns Little Roos Boutique and if I ever have a girls I will probably buy everything she makes! Her headbands are darling! I had such a nice lunch with these ladies and really hope one day to get all our children together! (We all have 4 year old boys! They each have adorable little girls as well whom I am sure Baby D will flirt with!)
Continuing the friends theme I am lucky to have a great friend who gave up the rest of her afternoon to come to my house with her daughter and watch both boys so I could get it taken care of. I feel so fortunate that I have found and made friends locally who really go out of there way to be there for me when I need them.
F is for: Figuring out an emergency plan. I realized when I hurt myself that I didn’t have a set plan of action for what to do if I got hurt while my husband is deployed. I know what I would do if the boys needed care, but I never thought about me. It’s time to start coming up with a plan.
F is for: Funny Boys.
You might want to look closely at this picture, because looks can be deceiving!
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