It has been insanely busy in this house. On top of all we have had to do, we have also all been sick. Bubby is on his third day out of school. We are all miserable.
I have also been working with a wonderful lady on a new blog design. It's almost done, and I can't wait until it's ready to launch. I'm a big fan of simple and clean, and that is just what this design will be. We are working out the last small details and then it will go live. If you are looking for a new design for your blog, I completely recommend Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Designs!
One of the things that I have been working on is a fundraiser for a fire family. This wife and two young children lost their firefighter husband and father in a tragic accident. They are from a neighboring community. He was a volunteer just like 374. A friend and I are holding a gift wrapping booth at our local church this Sunday. We are taking free will donations for the gift wrapping. All the money we raise this weekend will go to his wife and children.
When I first heard of this story, I was in tears. It hit me, and it hit me hard. I understood that I empathized with this wife because we share the same lifestyle, but I never expected to feel THAT much emotion over it. I immediately knew that I wanted to do SOMETHING. What that something was I wasn't sure.
After bouncing ideas off of my friend and fellow fire wife, we decided on the gift wrapping event. I'm hoping the event will be a huge success. I know any donation we can make to the family will be appreciated, but I would really like to be able to make a difference. I will be taking some pictures on Sunday, I can't wait to share them here with you!