We had a wonderful visit this past weekend!
....so blessed to be able to drive up to see and spend time with our kids.
We were able to spend time with Girly~Twirly and her hubby and his parents...
spend time with Girly~Whirly and see her boyfriend graduate from dental school, meet his family...
...celebrate Girly~Twirly's hubby's (Awesome) upcoming birthday...
...celebrate Heartbreaker's birthday with the whole family...
...havea birthday breakfast with Heartbreaker and his girlfriend before we had to drive back 11 hours!
...celebrate Mother's day...
I took lots of photos, but will have to share those on a future post!
I am busy with drawing orders, so will do a repost of sorts today.
Taking parts of an old post and editing parts here:
I am joining in this week's Alphabe-Thursday's "D" with Jenny!
D is for DATE...
Mr. B called me up after being "shy" when he saw me at the commissary, the day after we met. (Alamogordo, New Mexico)
He really is "Mr. Social man", so I thought that was so not "cool" when he basically passed me by as I was bagging groceries.
Later, he tells me that he went to to pick up a couple of groceries knowing that I was working, but when he came by my line, he got cold feet. (Too cute!) Thankfully, he got up the nerve and gave me a call.
Here's a picture of me "back in the day"...by my house phone...that I was "patiently" waiting to ring. (this photo was not actually taken on THE night that he had called me, but it is the phone and when I found this photo, I thought how neat that you can see the phone I was talking about...haha, that magical phone).
...so, our first date was to go to the theater on base.
My title to this post is "First Date...Remembered?"
because, all that we both remember was:
1. He walked to my house from his barracks...
2. He met my parents and brother...
3. We walked to the theater...
4. We sat in the theater (I do not even remember what movie was playing! I was too focused on Mr. B! Since he has an awesome memory, I asked Mr. B tonight, if he was sure that he absolutely could not remember the movie...he couldn't... so that must mean that he was too focused on me. :o)
5. After the movie, we walked back to my house.
(When we first started dating, Mr. B did not own any "wheels", so we walked. Living on a base or any military installation is pretty convenient. They are like little towns, with a grocery store, shopping store, fast food places, theater, bowling, gym, swimming pools, etc...)
And like I mentioned, my dad was pretty strict... there were not too many places that I had permission to go. We got to be pretty good bowlers :o)
***so as far as first dates go...not too much was remembered, except the "excited-to-be-near-him", butterfly-in-the-belly, "can't-believe-he-asked-me-out" feelings. It definitely was the beginning to an amazing journey :o)***
Here are a few photos taken when we were dating:
Mr. B and my little brother. (I have no clue why they are pinching each other's cheeks!) haha
at my house, before my high school prom
close up of the "official" school prom photo
a classic 1981 prom pic!
Mr. B did eventually buy a Scout from one of my dad's friends, so we didnt have to walk to every date ;o)
It was a gas guzzler!
I found this photo of Mr. B (in his tshirt and white corderoy shorts) washing his old Scout.
And here is a picture of Mr. B riding one of his friend's Harleys.
Here are some most recent orders.
Thank you Vicki (Change in a Bottle) for your order! It was fun to do the arrowhead and I love the quote that you sent me to add to the bottom.
Vicki emailed me when it arrived:
...I'll post on the blog about it and on FB too. Can't wait to get it framed and to dad on fathers day, he'll love it too:)"
This was taken from images that were on the wedding invitation/announcement. I just took the separate image of the one bird and drew it to the other images.
This was the wedding logo designed by the bride and groom that was on all their wedding invitations/website, etc...
Erika, Thank you again for ordering another military thank you gift from your unit's wives.
...I have more, but will post those next time.
Thanks for stopping... & I will be sure to return your lovely visits... And I will be posting the names of the two winners of the giveaway of the flags from last week. That giveaway ends this Friday, so will post the winners in my next week's post on May 18th. Please come back and check .