Burning Down the House



The age old question ….If your house was on fire and you only had time to grab 5 things what would they be? {I’m going to assume all my family and pets are already safe and they happen to have my purse which has my keys and cell phone} ..

1 -All of my pictures which includes the handful on our walls as well as my 2 CD spindles. Those CD’s especially. They carry every picture I’ve taken over the past 15+ years ….and there are easily 10,000 pictures. From birthday’s, parties with my best friends, family, my wedding, and so so much more. I would be so absolutely lost without all my pictures. They are everything to me.

2 -My guns {which includes my husbands as well …and our ammo} Combined we have 5 guns. First off there is a lot of money sitting there. But also our guns mean a lot to us. It is something we love, something we love doing together, and our American right to own. No one will take that away. But most importantly, if I’m going to be displaced from my home where I feel safe and comfortable, I want to know my family will be safe no matter what happens.

3 -My husbands Marine Corps Dress Blues and my Wedding Dress. My husband spent 10 long years serving this country in the Marine Corp and because of it he lives every day with memories that none of us can imagine unless we have been there. He earned those uniforms and to me they signify so much. Plus he also wore his uniform on our wedding day. It was the first and only time I’ve seen him in his dress blues. My wedding dress is self explanatory. haha 

4 -My Simba. A couple weeks ago I posted a photo challenge entry where I spoke about my Simba stuffed animal. I’ve had it since I was 8 years old and I have a deep connection to it because it is a representation of my Dad who passed away when I was 8. It was the one thing I had as a child that made me feel like I wasn’t alone. As simple as it is, there is not much in life that means more to me as far as material objects. If I lost him I would feel like I’ve lost my last physical connection to my daddy.

To be honest, I cant think of a 5th thing. I’ve been sitting here the past 15 minutes trying to think of something and there’s several things going through my mind but none of them are extremely important. I’m thinking clothes or blankets; things that would help my family be a little bit more comfortable. So I guess I’d grab a little of both. I’d just start tossing things out the window! HAHA

All that really matters to me is my family, my pets and our dearest memories. With those things, everything else is replaceable. 

What would you grab?


Thanks for being a part of my journey,


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