Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our Handsome Hawaiian Hero...& Thank you...


...to all those who have served and are serving in the military!

Here are a few photos of our Handsome Hawaiian Hero... He looks and was a tough military man...but one with a big, soft heart...especially when it comes to little ones!

These little ones were from various deployments during his active duty service. There are more, but I couldn't find the other photos.  There is one little girl with beautiful eyes, that he had met when they were helping at one of the schools in Iraq.  He said when he was deployed and would see these little ones, he would think of our 3 he missed so much.

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Throughout the years, I have been blessed to have a large number of orders that are military-related.  Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Merchant Marines...  Reserve, Active Duty and Retired...  And for every occasion, besides a personal gift for a loved one, such as farewells, promotions, thank you gifts, retirements... And everything from a military mascot to a tank, ship, insignia, patch, crest...  I love the stories behind them.  Most often given in celebration for a person's duty, honor and service and some given in remembrance...

This is a recent order completed and shipped twice... Thank you Janelle, for your patience when your first one arrived damaged (one end of the heavy duty shipping tube got crushed through the post office) !  I am so happy to know that your second one sent through UPS arrived perfect!



& 2 of these were ordered for the 2 wives of Army soldiers. Thank you Kimberly, for thinking of these to give as farewell gifts.



I am currently working on 15 drawings for a military unit out of Alaska that will be given as farewell gifts for their soldiers leaving.

God bless all those who have served and are serving our country!  And God bless their families, who are an integral part of the military community.  The military personnel and their families have given so much in order to support, protect & defend the rights of every citizen...

With a husband who served in the Air Force and Army, father who served in the Air Force and National Guard, brother in the Navy, father-in-law who served in the Army, uncles and cousins who served in the military... and our many dear friends in the military... our family thanks everyone who has supported our military members and their families through prayers, thoughts and actions.

Thank you!

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Also, thank you for the great giveaways!
I recently won the UPrinting poster from Tara...
and the neat Pocket Dots from Naomi!
I will be posting their links, when I get back from work :o)

Blessings & aloha!

21 comments:

Becka said...

Great drawings once again,,
you out do yourself,,

LV said...

As usual, you do great with any kind of drawing. I think this a wonderful thing being done for the soldiers. Bless you for sharing this special tribute to the military.

Booklover1212 said...

Holy wow!!! I never realized how incredibly talented you are! I may commission a sketch from you for my hubby!! You & your talent ROCK!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

theluckiestmrs said...

Mom! Cool post...I especially love the video!! :) The picture of dad in Australia with the aborigini (sp?) boys is one of my favorites!!!

Stonefox said...

Wow, those are great!

Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours! :)

Bearly Sane said...

And so I finally get to see the photos of Mr B in Oz! Thanks for sharing!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi

Twincerely,Olga said...

just stopping by.Nice blog!Love the video

Bacardi Mama said...

Oh my, handsome indeed! Beautiful drawings. Can't wait till Friday when my new one comes. Thank you so much!!

HeatherOz said...

Oh, I always love your drawings!

Nina in Portugal said...

It brought tears to my eyes to see the last picture on your slideshow...your husband after his last flight...wow...what a jerker||

HeatherOz said...

Hi There!
Just wanted to let you know that in Daisy's Wordless Wednesday photos, she was pointing her finger at me and telling me "No! No!" After I told her she should not be standing on the humidifier. Little stinker! She only one!!

xinex said...

Oh Maria, your video of your handsome and wonderful hubby is fabulous. What a nice guy and we owe him a lot for his services. Please thank him for us. He is so sweet with your babies too. Your drawings are again,so beautiful. You are indeed so talented and I don't know how many times I told you that and I know I will keep saying it. Thanks for visitng my blog entries and nice comments. I appreciate you taking the time...Christine

Ave said...

I have something for you on my blog :)

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

you are a phenomenal talent! thanks for visiting me over at the crib!

Debbie said...

You are so very talented! And btw, you have a very handsome and obviously kind husband. But then again, of course you would have a man like that.

One of these days I'm going to order one of your drawings. They are a perfect and personal gift.

Sending you a blog hug,
Debbie

2003beachbunch said...

Those are so very neat! LOVE the new sketches :-)

Dhemz said...

this is a wonderful, inspiring post mami M......thanks for sharing the clip.....I salute your hubby!

my husband was active duty in the navy when he was single...then moved to the AF reserves....now, he has less than a couple of years left till he retired from the service.....

btw, Rose and I are not real sisters...hehehhee...we are close...very close virtual friends....we've met thru blogging for over a year now.....:)

she is very nice and sweet person...even though we haven't meet in person yet....:)

Ms Whit said...

Thank you so much for the "blog hugs". They are so cute and mean so much to me. You are such a sweet and talented person. I also saw your handsome husband. I know you are proud of your family. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mo said...

what great photos! i love those drawings too...beautiful! a big thank you to your family who has sacrificed so much!

love,
mo

Spanish Princess said...

And thank you too! As a milspouse and a supporter ... you out do yourself as a supporter and artist! From one milspouse to another ... You rock!

chubskulit said...

Great drawings Maria, you are very talented..

My husband and I enjoyed viewing your hawaiian hero's photos!

Magandang Gabi (Good evening)..

Rose

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