Saturday, July 25, 2009

No more doubles for a bit

This is the result of Steven coming home after four doubles (48 hr shifts) in two weeks... 7/27 Ok, they weren't napping together. They were playing. Buster really misses Steven when he's gone on doubles though!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Busy busy

Greetings All-

It's 0245 and most of the world is asleep, but not us on Rescue 3. This is the third shift (including 48hr days) that we've been up for most of the night. I am loving my new position and assignment. My partner is a "Samurai Medic" and loves being a paramedic. The fun makes up for the lack of sleep. I've definitely learned how to delegate and not make too big of to-do list. Busy stations make the days go by quicker that's for sure....only a couple more shifts and we rotate on the the Engine which is sleeping right now and have been since we got back from out house fire at 11pm.

Aub and I are "good" busy. Spending time together and with friends. We even went out for dinner last night! We are looking forward to what life has in store for us in the years to come.

Thanks to all for your love!


I am going to go try this sleep thing again......

Monday, July 20, 2009

No great title came to mind...

We've had requests for updates on the nursery. Here's a couple shots of the nursery and the mural (great find Mom!) that'll be going on the big wall. Our friend Eric will be finishing the trim and new doors this week. I enjoy doing trim work but apparently you're not supposed to do so with a bun in the oven. And yes, I'm feeling good. I think I'll have a t-shirt printed that says, "Due 9/18. Feel fine. No you may not touch." :) ha ha Baby Sak is very active and growing well.

Its been a busy week, weekend and of the course this week looks no better and the following week Steven and I won't see each other for 6 days due to work schedules. *sigh* On the 11th, our friend Nichole threw me an Oregon baby shower. It was a wonderful shower! This past weekend we went to Eugene and enjoyed the Chicago concert at the Cuthbert with Annie, Steve & Stephie. Meanwhile, Steven worked two doubles (48 hr shifts) last week and will again this week. He's banking trades so when Baby Sak arrives, he'll have plenty of shifts for trades and vacation. And next week is his promotion bbq! Our friend Robb graciously offered to host (bless his heart!). So, it'll be another full weekend of house guests, bbqing, and fellowship. It's "good" busy...I keep reminding myself that.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Too fun!

I love Dr. Seuss books. At one point in my life, I could recite Green Eggs and Ham from heart (probably not my greatest accomplishment in life, but noteworthy). While registering at Target, we found a Cat in the Hat onesie that we of course had to register for. That was ... 4 mo ago? Since then, Baby's Gramma Gold managed to find a few others (and the coordinating books to go along with them), Mama Nichols found a couple AND our friend Julie got the Cat in the Hat one for Baby Sak. The best part: we didn't receive a single duplicate and they're all varied sizes so Baby Sak will be sportin' some cool Seuss style for awhile.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Camping and carpet (in that order)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day weekend! We enjoyed a long weekend camping with our friends Jeromy & Nichole and their 2 respective kids as well as niece & nephew up the mountain. Since we had a couple days of 90+ weather, no one seemed to mind that the stream was snow pack melt and freezing. Steven and Buster swam and kept up with kids and I bravely sported a bathing suit. It was an absolutely great weekend!

Tuesday Steven & friends got all the furniture moved from all three bedrooms and the living/office/hallway for our new carpets to be installed. WOW! What a difference it makes! It was like coming home to a new house! We're thrilled to have another major home improvement done. The picture of the living room makes it look a lot lighter than it actually is. The nursery carpet is a moss green (goes along with the muted primary Noah's Ark theme), the spare room is ivory and our bedroom is a dark oatmeal diamond pattern carpet.

Friday, July 3, 2009

First Day

Hello Friends new guy here at 0200 hrs and I am obviously still awake. Been a great first day on Rescue 3 and the new crew. Our drill was cancelled this AM due to high heat this afternoon. Chiefs wanted us to remain rested and hydrated for the hot weather. Busy day, I had meetings with my Captain and Battalion Chief to cover expectations. Went on an EMS call, Car wreck, and had 2 fires. The first fire was in our "first due" so I was able to get the first command role out of the way...learned a lot, will do a lot better next time (not that I did bad, just missed some little things). 2nd fire was a bit away, we were last to arrive and got to do a search, then went to cover another station, then went back to the fire scene, now we're back in our own station and I'll be headed to the chair to sense in making a bed for 4 hours.....