Wednesday, June 25, 2008

i hate fire!

So forget exciting stories about the first things your cute kiddies say, my favorite is Ryan's new one..."I hate fire". Yep, its official! He's even writing a song on his guitar about it. Fire is definitely not the nor cal's friend this year, nor the b.e.c.k.'s. As many of you know, we had our very own HOT seat a couple weeks ago! Fire broke out in the creek way away from our house. The grassy field we once coveted (who wants neighbors on all sides of them) became our enemy as the fire scorched across the field. Ok, enough of the dramatized storytelling...well, needless to say we came really close to losing our home, I guess it could have been closer, but it was CLOSE ENOUGH (oh about 30 feet close). Thank goodness for firefighters. Thanks to the fire though, we have 1. food storage 2. first aid kit 3. an ugly view from our back yard and 4. the best memories of ryan carrying to glass pitchers of water to me at the fence to put out the fire with if it came to close (what? I actually threw them on the ground--not much two pichters and a garden hose can do). oh and the best memory of all...I was losing it and found ryan praying in the backyard and all that came out of my mouth was, "What are you doing? Do just sit there and pray, you have to do something. DO SOMETHING!" Riiiiiiiiight. So I guess that will show you the measure of my faith! FYI, before we left the house from being evacuated I suggested we offer a prayer on our home. I'm not that bad! P.S. I'll keep you updated on the "I Hate Fire" song. Watch for it on You Tube!


  1. Oh man, Stace.....for realsies????

    I am so glad that you didn't lose your home. You harping on Ryan's spirituality is pretty classic!

    Keep us posted. The smoke is pretty heavy in the air out here, we can hardly go outside!

  2. okay, THAT was a scary story. i have never had a natural disaster hit quite so close to home for me. i'm glad you guys and your house are okay!

  3. I didn't know how else to get a hold of you... We would love to meet up with you guys normally, but we will be out of town for the next 2 weekends. We will have to plan on another get together!

    I love reading about you both on your blog. IT is a great way to stay in touch... thats not to say getting together wouldn't be way fun...we will do it soon.

  4. Hey I am going private and need your e-mail address. You can comment on my blog with it, and I won't publish the comment so no one will see your e-mail address.

  5. Hey we are looking forward to seeing you guys this week! Glad to hear that you two are staying safe from those fires! Scary! We will be in touch!