Tomorrow our Fire Department is hosting a Benefit Concert for a local volunteer firefighter who is battling cancer…which means I’m spending today baking 8 batches of chocolate chip cookies. It’s for an awesome cause & I can’t wait to spend tomorrow night hanging out with my boys listening to some kickass bluegrass bands.
So today, I’d like to present my four favorite reasons I love my fire department:
1. They’re awesome guys. I joined when the Fireman was in Texas, and they always made sure that I was doing okay without him around. They’re still protective and pains in my butt, but I love every one of them. The Fireman’s department also took care of me while he was gone, and insisted on weekly check ins. Love them.
2. I always wanted a brother…now I have 10. Also, seriously don’t know what I was thinking when I thought brothers were better than sisters. They’re loud and obnoxious and smelly & they treat me like a little sister. But they eat my food and beg for cookies, so I guess its a trade off.
3. They’re fun to hang out with. When we went to the Fire Academy in June, we all went out to dinner and breakfast & talked and laughed for hours. Best weekend ever.
4. They include me in everything. There’s quite a bit of women firefighters who give us all a bad name, & I honestly didn’t expect to be included in a lot, especially trainings. They however, make sure that I’m every bit a part as every other guy, which is fantastic.
With that, I’m off to trash my kitchen (check Instagram for updates, I’m sure it will look like a flour bomb exploded)! Have a lovely weekend!!!