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Summer Time!

My posts has have been too far and few between. I have good intentions of getting an update out there, but just doesn’t happen. We’ll, let me get you up to speed!

Most of you know my son Cameron started the Fire Academy in January. He graduated last month and did quite well. So much classroom time, P.T. time and out in the field training went into making him the fireman he is today.

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He has so much more to learn and grow from. He will continue as a reserve for the Lakeside Fire Dept. He’s taking some pre-classes this fall and will begin Paramedic School in January. Lots of steps in this journey, but it will all pay off.  He also has a new girlfriend who just graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a Nursing Degree.  We really like her family and they make a cute couple!


Olivia attended her Formal this year with a Disney friend and had a great time. We took pictures at the Hotel Del and on the beach. They turned out beautiful!

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School will be out for her in the next two weeks. She’s been busy with church small group, big group, and her Jr. High Friday Night group she helps lead. On Saturdays, she still makes it to her Figure Skating classes all the while juggling school and an occasional Disney trip. Oh, did I say occasional? More like “all the time!” LOL

Rich is still hamming it up! We painted his Ham Shack and have begun to pick out flooring, etc. I think that room will suit him well. Recently he attended a practice with the San Diego Firefighters Emerald Pipes and Drums group. Within a week, they’ve asked him to join and play the drums. Hearing the bagpipes when he’s practicing is very heart wrenching at times. But he’s picked it up so easily and the guys are impressed. Guess I get to see my husband in a skirt after all! Tee hee! 😉

As for me, I’m winding down the school year. This year has gone incredibly (and that’s an understatement) FAST!!! I still don’t know how I do all I do in the time I’m there each week. I even got to sub some classes this year and loved it. I’m not sure what my plans are for July (the only month I get off), but whatever it is, I hope it includes, water, sun, beach, and disney!

Just a quick update for now! Gonna start writing more often to chart my life’s events. It’s fun to go back and see what I was doing the year before! 😀

Until Next time….

Time Really Does Fly…

You know the old expression, “Time Flies,” I sincerely felt that as I watched my youngest daughter drive out of the driveway this morning on her way to church. Yep, all by herself, no coaching from mom, no extra set of eyes, and definitely less “in the car deep talks.” ((( Whaaaaa)))

Our bonding time was mostly in the car, whether it was going to school, church, and soccer practice. *sniff sniff* I’ve treasured all of those moments in the car. It gave us a chance to catch up with out any distractions. We were more receptive to hear and listen to each other. I’ve spoken wisdom in her life from the car.

Now…it’s time to pray that not only is she safe from destination to destination, but that she recalls and remembers all of the hours of talking, laughing, and wisdom I’ve imparted to her. That she will now use her car time to soak in the Lord, talk to Him now instead of me. Some of the most precious alone times in the car turned into my prayer time.

Time did fly, from that little girl that wondered off in the front yard just about giving me a heart-attack because she wanted to visit the neighbor behind us, to now blossoming into this beautiful young lady who is driving by herself. Only one more year of high school and she will moving into the next chapter of her story.


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I’m super proud of her even though we’ve had our ups and downs.  What Mom and daughter doesn’t?  But we learn and grow from those moments.  Olivia, may the Lord Bless you and Keep you for the rests of the days of your life.  May you be His bride and seek Him diligently as you continue to mature.  The Lord has great plans for you!

…Until I blog again

Long time no write!

Gosh, another month or so and it would be a year since I wrote here.  A lot has happened in a year.  I’m not sure where to begin.  Olivia got her permit recently and I have reluctantly not let her drive yet.  She enters the 11th grade this year and it’s hard to believe my youngest only has two more years of highschool and 3 more church camps left.  ((WHAAA))  She’s grown into such a wonderful Godly woman!

Cameron received his EMT certificate in January and got a job with Balboa Ambulance.  His goal is to get into the Reserves with Heartland soon, then paramedic school.  It would be Rich’s dream if Cameron eventually got to work a few years with his Dad at the Fire Department.  I’m sure he will get there!  He’s a natural at all this medical stuff. Continue reading ‘Long time no write!’