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Last May, we traveled up to my hometown. Why we were there we got to visit with my Dad and Step-mom. This turned out to be the last time that we got to visit with her.
My Dad is in the fire department and has been since before I was born. Going on fire trucks when I was little was pretty normal. However, for my kids this was one of their first rides that they can remember.
My baby fell in love with firemen when we had a fire behind our home a few months ago. This just added fuel to the fire, so to speak.
This is the only picture I got of my step-mom on that trip and I think it was a good one of her.
She had already bought my little one a Christmas gift, a VERY loud interactive fire helmet. We had to hide it during the chaos at their house so my little one didn’t find it. He will be very surprised this Christmas when he opens it. What a special gift!
While we were visiting this time (for the funeral)…we got to go on a fire truck again and even got to sit in a life-flight helicopter. (It was a special event called National Night Out – where you can meet all your city officials.)
This is a picture of my Dad, my brothers, my sister in law, my nephews, and my crazy crew.
We basically took over city hall and the police station…
See what my future policeman (he is only in it for the dough-nuts) picked up… This was in the back of a real cop car…I made them use hand sanitizer afterwards.
After the cop experience, we headed to the courts. The judge is an old friend of the family so he welcomed my kids to come and sit up in his chair.
What an experience… Of course, he told them – back talking to their mother would result in jail-time! I love some judges!!! My daughter loved to tell her brothers about her shirt when she was up there – Girls Rule!
I guess this guy wants to fly helicopters in his free time (maybe it is the free ice-cream).
This time was a sad trip home unlike all our other ones. But, we still made some special memories. The Lord continues to be Faithful! He will Never leave nor forsake us…His Love is Everlasting!
Blessings to you!!! You are loved!!!