Thank you for all of the texts and emails concerning the Freeway Complex (which is the stupidest name for a fire!) fire. We and all of our family and friends are totally fine, but thank you so much for the concern!
Chuck and I left for Montecito Saturday morning before the fire down here started. It’s ironic because there was a huge fire in Montecito on Thursday and Friday and the wedding was in jeopardy because of it. But, they got the all clear on Friday so we headed up. I got word about the fire down here right before I started shooting, but thought it would be put out fast. While I was shooting I got several calls, texts, and twitters asking if we were all right so I started to get a little scared that it was getting close to our house. It would have had to burn through a lot of other houses to get to us, but you never know. There were evacuations less than a mile from our house. I got scared during the wedding that Chuck and my parents were hiding something from me until I got done shooting, but everything was fine. Our house smells like smoke and there’s tons of ash everywhere, but that’s nothing that we can’t deal with.
Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda were also affected by the fire. We both grew up in Anaheim Hills and our parents live there and Chuck works in Yorba Linda so this fire was really scary and very close to home. We went and surveyed the damage and it’s pretty crazy. Our Christmas Tree lot almost burned down and the local high school was almost lost as well. One of my friends had to run from her house when the fire was in a neighbors backyard! She went a whole day not knowing whether her house survived. But, it did and I’m so thankful that her and her family are okay. My thoughts go out to everyone that did loose their homes and were affected by the fires. I’m so sorry.
Other than that I’m 28 today! We spent a great weekend at Bacara in Santa Barbara. It was amazing and the weather was phenomenal! I think today was the first time I’ve ever gone swimming on my birthday. It was 90 degrees today! Yeah! Happy Birthday to me!
Now, back to reality. Lots of blog posts coming this week. Stay Tuned!