The day before St. Patricks day was a big, busy one! We went downtown, per our tradition to see the Parade. We started doing this when Bubba and I had first started dating, he was actually IN the parade and asked me to come see him play. I had worked a night shift the night before, (13+ hours!) and was exhausted, but agreed to go. I am so glad I did!
Since then last year was the only year we missed (yeah, we had a 1 month old and it was snowing. do you blame me?), and we were so excited to take little dude, who LOVED IT. The Motor squad did their start to the parade, which he just loved. The loud music he danced to, the colors he ooh-ed and ahh-ed over. He even waved at the fire fighters sitting on top of their ladder trucks. He certainly had a great time!
We got to go to the RSL season opener later that night, where we played Colorado Rapids. The score ended up being 1-1, and we got to stay for the reserves match later! We were loud, proud, annoying RSL fans, but it was so much fun! We went with my dad and brother who made the night that much more fun!
Now for the not so fun part...
After picking up little dude, who was sick and not feeling well (teething, poor kiddo). We got a phone call from a friend of Bubbas.
"Your apartment complex is on fire. Is it yours?"
Needless to say, we rushed home, to discover, thankfully, it wasn't. It was actually right next to our old unit though, and the entire complex was hazy, smoky, and chaotic. Everyone was on cell phones, everyone was outside, everyone wanted to see the fire. Bubba and I are both certified in emergency training, so we hunkered into our apt and waited for word on whether we needed to evacuate due to the fire being out of control or if we could sleep in our own bed that night. We watched the Lorax and kept our eyes on the news for information.
We got to stay the night. The fire was extinguished. No deaths, no injuries, and thankfully all we have as a memory is a destroyed building and some hefty smoke smells.
Needless to say, I really think we will remember this St. Patrick's day!