Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Modern Florals! I just love em...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
At about 11pm on a Sunday night Brian got a page for a structure fire in Big Sky and I decided to go with him. The fire was in a cabin in a ski resort development. Four different fire departments responded, there were two ladder trucks among other apparatus and about 20 firefighters. Here are some pictures from our long night in Big Sky.
The bright light is from the bucket on the ladder truck that was parked up above.
The fire started in the chimney and then spread into the ceiling between the roof and the dry wall. Th ladder trucks where trying to get at the fire from the roof. There were also crews fighting the fire from inside.
The other trucks and a group of firefighter waiting to go into the building.
The firefighters emptying out their hoses at the end of the night.
I had a ton if fun tagging along with Brian on the Big Sky fire. After hearing so much about structural fires it was great to see one in action. I am always afraid that I will get in the way when I ride along but all the firefighters were so nice. Brian was fun to see in action, it was almost like seeing another side of him, which was cool.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
After weeks of stressing, worrying, fearing, crying and discussing a certain job opportunity for Brian, he didn't end up with the job. While I thought that I would feel relief, I really didn't. I felt sadness, I felt his disappointment. I knew that Brian really wanted the opportunity, I knew that he would be good at the job, and I knew that it was a good financial decision for us. While I was not sure how much I liked the idea of him working in this career field, I wanted the job for him.
It was probably our first real big struggle in our relationship. For me it really came down to trusting the man that I married and believing that his core character and the person that I am in love with is really solid and genuine. I have to say that I have never truly experienced having that pull inside of you that wonders how far you follow and support someone you love so that they can have what they feel is right and want, and when you step back and say, "no way, no how, we will have to figure something else out."
I am proud of us though. I think that I have always been afraid that conflict in a relationship (especially in a marriage) meant that there would have to be yelling and detachment from the other person. That was not the case for us at all, we always totally respected and listened to each other. While we both had strong feelings about the situation, we really stuck by and supported each other. It makes me love him even more, and makes me feel very lucky to have married such a great guy.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Oh man...I really need me some mineral powder!
I want this at every sink in the house! It makes your hands feel like silk and smells like a peach tree in the summer, what could be better than that?
Be still my heart. Who, you may ask needs eye revitalizer (for puffiness and dark circles of course), concealer (for when the revitalizer doesn't work, just kidding), and soothing eye gel? Who? That's what I thought, EVERYONE!
Anyway, I could really go all day, but I will stop, I think you get the point. If you also are crazy about Mary Kay or would like to try some stuff out, give me a hollar and we can play around and get you addicted...just like me! Cause everyone wants to be like me...right?
Monday, February 16, 2009
Take a drink of milk but the milk's gone sour
My funny face makes you laugh
Twist the top on and I put it back
There goes the washing machine
Baby, don't kick it.
I promise I'll fix it
Long about a million other things
This is when I am glad for once that we rent. A broken dryer is not our problem and we can call someone to come fix it or replace it for free, which is great because we really couldn't even afford to fix a dryer right now. Also, on top of the dryer the lights in the bathroom were flickering when I was getting ready for bed, as I was taking my nightly pee, they went completely out...It wasn't very cool. When I flipped the switch on and then back off they came back on. That can't be good. When I crawled into bed I told Brian he had better let the rental company know about that. I know it is hard to believe but we actually live in a pretty nice place, all things considered.
We had a good weekend. Friday night we went out with one of my co-workers, her husband, and a couple of their friends. I think that a good time was had by all. We ran into a friend of Brian's that is on the fire department and ended up giving him a ride home...lets just say that he needed it! For Valentine's Day Brian took me out to Sushi which is one of my favorite places to go in town. Brian is more of a meat and potatoes guy, which means I don't get sushi very often so I was excited.
When I started this blog I meant to post more about cooking, being a firefighter's wife and our thoughts (for now) about starting a family. I do have an exciting story to tell but first I have to wait for a new cord for my camera to come so that I can post some pics along with it! Hopefully sometime this week!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
It is a baby hammock. I think that is seems like a great idea, and somewhere very comfortable for baby to sleep. You can also move it around the house and take it with you where ever you go. However, I wonder if SIDS is a problem. The website says it isn't but I can't imagine that the air circulation is really great in it. The company appears to be based out of Whitefish/Kalispell, MT area which is also kinda cool. Of course things like this come with a hefty price tag...lets just say that it is at least if not more than we would probably spend on a crib...oh well!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
While I was on ApartmentTherapy.com this evening I came across the above design website. The author has a great eye for the unusual and unique. While on her site I also stumbled across swishandswanky.blogspot.com, also a very fine blog! I love it when I stumble across new and fun sites!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
As a college age female away from home I would take the car that I owned then into get it regularly scheduled oil changes. I always felt that the mechanic would talk down at me like I didn't know anything (which is only sorta, kinda true) and that they would try to sell you things that you really didn't need done to your car. A $20 oil change always turned into a "well you really need to have this done and it is going to cost you a total of $200." Today we went in to the dealership service center and not only was the customer service bad (which is another pet peeve of mine) but they tried to sell us a bunch of other things to go along with our oil change. I told Brian that is why I refuse to deal with it on my own.
When we got home from the oil change and the grocery store Brian settled on the couch to watch a little NASCAR, before going to the fire station to get some stuff done. I actually don't mind a little football or NASCAR watching on the weekends. But this was the first hour of like a four hour preshow...I was not amused! I was teasing Brian about how they were going to run out of things to say, unfortunately, they didn't. Good thing Brian headed off to the fire station and I got to make cookies! I will post pictures and a recipe of that later.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Brian and I were both excited for Friday. After a week of working completely opposite schedules, by Friday, we are always ready to just chill on the couch. It is also nice to be able to fall asleep and wake-up together! Weekend mornings are my favorite. I love being married and waking up beside my husband. I can also usually talk Brian into going out and getting the paper and coffee and then making me breakfast! I am so lucky!