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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.

Academy Graduation

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….

It’s a good day!

This has been my first REAL day off in a while.  I almost forgot what it is like to just rest and not be in work mode.  While my to-do list sits here, I really have no intention of making it happen.  But, that’s a good thing for right now.

Cameron took his Heartland Fire Reserve Program test today.  I texted him about 11:30 to ask how it went.  He said he got a 64% and you need a 75% to pass.  I couldn’t believe it because of all the studying he has done.  Seconds later, he sent me this:


That stinker!  I knew he could do it.  Tomorrow he will take the Agility test.  I know he’ll do well on that.  Extra prayers couldn’t hurt!  Once he passes this test, then it’s on to the Interview Board.  I think Cameron is most nervous about this part than any of the other.  If he gets accepted, then he’ll have an awesome chance of being put through the Fire Academy and then next year Medic School.  We pretty much told him that the next 3 years of his life are crucial for his career.
Zach is doing well.  I still know he misses home a lot.  Sometimes in life the path we choose at the time isn’t what’s really best for us.  Zach is head strong and there was no keeping him from joining the Army.  Although he loves being a combat medic, I think he misses home more.

I’m doing something different that I started about a month ago.  I’m reading the Bible in a year chronologically.  It’s quite interesting how  I skipped from Genesis to Job.  There sure is a lot to learn from Job.  He was so in-depth.  And, you would think reading Genesis would be quite boring.  Not so for me.  I dug out my Dake’s Study Bible and just really started digging through scripture and it had new meaning to me.  I had totally forgotten about the world before the earth was formed.  The days in which Satan ruled as an angel.  I had forgotten about the giants too.  The downside to reading the Bible in a year is I want to stop and study the scripture but there’s not enough time to do it in my timing.  You have to read so many chapters a day.  But what I’m gathering from it is still PRICELESS!

Welp, I better go.  I have NOTHING to do, NOWHERE to go and my TO DO list…well… can just sit here and eyeball me because I’m taking the day off!!! 😉

Till later….


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!’