Last month we had the opportunity to attend the Fire House World Exhibit Hall / Expo as a part of Fire Fighter Wife. Matthew was able to take the time off of work to join me and we had a great mini weekend away. I was able to meet some of the ladies whom I have come to know and love via Fire Fighter Wife, and share the love for the website (and our mission)! Cindy wrote a great post about the experience at the Fire House World website.
I volunteered at the Fire Fighter Wife booth, and also to help sell t-shirts at the Fire Fighter Throwdown (a crossfit style competition for fire fighters). We also had a fun time wandering around the expo.
The ladies from Fire Fighter Wife were given a suite at the Hard Rock for a meetup, as well as some Fireman’s Brew to enjoy. Quite tasty! I really just had a blast connecting face to face with the women that I know so well online.
The conference ended Thursday, but Matt and I stayed around til Friday night. We wanted to spend some quality time with his friends that we stayed with (thanks again, Bennets!) and also just wander around the City. We visited the Fire Museum and the Fire Etc store in San Diego.
I wish that I could sit and talk face to face with “my wives,” as we jokingly refer to each other, daily. I also cannot believe that this was just a few short weeks ago. So much has happened since then, and I feel like that was a mountain of goodness, and I am now in a valley. I’m just drained emotionally. But looking back at this reminds me of such wonderful times, and I know they will be back soon! I also can’t wait to hug my twinsie, Jules, again. I also love that Matthew finally started doing crossfit, I think watching the throw down was the catalyst he needed to get in gear. I also should find a better way to transition my sentences than with I also!