I think the best part about this fire has been the support of the city, sometimes...unfortunately....it takes an event like this to have people stand together. The firefighters work 16 hour days and head up to the fire in caravans once in the morning and once at night. Every day there is a giant crowd gathered to bid them farewell and another giant crowd to welcome them home. 100's upon 1,000's of people line the streets waving and holding up signs thanking them for their work. There isn't a day when you can open the paper and not read about a truly inspirational story of hope and perseverance. Our food bank just hit the 1 million pound mark for donations and all over the city there has been benefits and fund raising. Personally I can't wait until they open the burn area back up so we as a city can start replanting our forest.
We had BIG day in our little world the other day. Little Sister is finally big enough to sit in the "special" carts with Austin at the grocery store. Holy cow the excitement in the air was palpable from both of them.
For the 4th of July we went and spent the day with my folks on their boat. I am absolutely positive of the fact that both girls are "boat people" they love the water, the wind in their hair and zooming along the wake.