Thursday, June 16, 2011

When you live in Sierra Vista....

You live with family!

That is exactly how you feel when you live in such a small community and have such a horrible thing going on in it.

Our town here in Southern AZ, has a huge fire. I was born and raised here and it's the biggest one that I have seen. They have called it the Monument Fire and so far I have heard that it has consumed over 9,000 acres and has destroyed over 40 homes. It's 17% contained {per KGUN9 news last night}, but today we have a RED FLAG warning. That is no good.

{This picture is is breath~taking}

When the fire first started, I felt like I needed to do something for all the firefighters and crews out there battling this monster. I simply posted on FB some items that would be useful to the crews and a drop off location and man did our community pull through!

We delivered 7 truck loads to our firefighters and crews! ♥

{Love what this lady wrote on the inside of the ice chest! ♥}

{And this is just some....people were bringing donations all night}

The donations are still rolling in and we are now accepting items for the evacuees and people who have lost their homes.

Monetary donation Information:

Our Real Wishes Foundation (local 501C3) has opened an account at Wells Fargo for fire victims. If you are able to contribute you may go to the bank and deposit to Acct # 9152645173 or make a check payable to Real Wishes Foundation, memo: Monument Fire Relief Fund and drop off at the Southeast Arizona Assoc. of Realtors 125 S. 2nd Street Sierra Vista, 85635. THANK YOU!

Please keep our town in your thoughts and prayers! We could definitely use some rain right now but I don't see that anytime in the near future. Please also pray for all the firefighters and fire crews out there battling this fire. Along with all the families who have lost their homes and those who are being evacuated.

This is such a horrible thing to be happening, but Sierra Vista has come together to help everyone out and to me that is just AMAZING!


Thank you Sierra Vista! This just makes my heart smile!

Monday, June 13, 2011

♥ He loves me ♥

What a surprise.

As most of you know John has been out at the Horseshoe 2 fire and has been gone for one week already. It has been a hard week without him here and thank God that I have been able to talk to him throughout the day, everyday.

The past week was rough and yesterday I almost had a mental breakdown. I am not used to my husband being gone and everything was just building up and I needed to let it out.

I texted John and told him how I was feeling, not because I wanted him to feel sorry for me but because I tell my husband everything. He reassured me that everything was going to be okay.

I had to stay home from work today due to Jaycee having a rash all over her stomach and back. Have no idea what is causing it but it doesn't seem to be bothering her so that is a good thing. we are headed to the dr later this afternoon. Anyways, to keep my mind busy I have been deep cleaning things. John Logan's room is completely done. Floor boards wiped, toys lysoled, toy boxes cleaned out and toys thrown out. Everything dusted and vacuumed.

I was in the kitchen putting things away and cleaning some more, when I heard the doorbell ring. I had no idea who it could be.
I answered the door and these lovely things were at my doorstep.

{the card read: I love you and I will be home soon}

Now of course these made me cry but I love them. AND.....



Friday, June 10, 2011


Another one down! How exciting! From my 101 in 1001 list I can now mark off...

#61. Inspire someone to their own "101 in 1001".

Ambrosia was very quick and came up with her "101 in 1001" today. Shoot....she just found out about this a few hours ago and her list is complete. WOW! It took me 2 days to finish mine.

I loved reading hers because we have A LOT of similar ones which could be fun because we very well could do these things together!
Like #10, 15, 21, 27, 51, 64&65, and I'm sure many more will happen! ♥

Welp, here goes another $5 into the jug! I wonder what I will do with all this money once I have completed all these tasks? *think*think*think

Hope everyone is having a great Friday! I know I am!