Friday, May 6, 2011

Mil Spouse Weekly Roundup!

I am excited to host this week's Mil Spouse Weekly Roundup! The fun blog hop created by Riding the Roller Coaster.

At the end of this post...I'll explain how easy this Blog Hop is and how you can join in the fun...

First a little background:
Raised in an Air Force family...Air Force dad met my mom in the Philippines.
Clark AFB, Philippines 1965

Met my Handsome Hawaiian Honey, who was in the Air Force as a Firefighter/Space Shuttle Crash Rescue/EMT young Hunk of an 18 year old.
My Honey (shirtless :o) and his older brother.
(Taken right after we met, when he went home to Hawaii on leave) 

I was 16, a Senior in High School.  A month after we just met, he had dad didn't agree to, back went the ring...

(My high school, we had been dating about 6 months).

We did get married about 15 months later.

The other branch of the military that my hubby served in and retired from is the Army, as a Blackhawk and Apache helicopter pilot.
Army Aviation Graduation Ball 1988

And we have been married now...29 years, this past February...
Savannah, Georgia

We are blessed with our older daughter (Girly~Twirly) and her hubby (Awesome).

Our younger daughter (Girly~Whirly)...
Savannah Bee Company 2009

& our son (Heartbreaker)...

...just a wee bit more about what my blog is about... 

"...a bit about me, my family & the Personalized Sketches...tha's All about You!"  I am blessed with a wonderful family and also blessed with the interest in the art that I do. 

I started this blog after learning what a blog when our older daughter shared hers...and for so many years, past customers had been asking if I would share my art on line, so that they would be able to show more of what I do to their family and friends...cuz it is often times hard to describe.  Every drawing is drawn entirely using a person's name....ANY image with ANY name.

So...that is why, I try to share some past orders on every post... hopefully, there might be something that might be of interest to everyone out there. Please go to this past post  "Armed Forces family"...I share more of our family's military ties and also a variety of military-inspired art...of every branch of service.

********* is how easy this Mil Spouse Weekly Round up is to do:
Any military spouse of active duty, reserve, veteran, retired...
1. Just pick a post from this past week and link up!
2. Enjoy visiting the other MilSpouse on the linky list.

 ....& I would love for you to leave a comment after linking up. I'll be sure to return your lovely visits.

& Next week's host is the sweet, sweet Jen @ Keeping Up with the Bowens!

Oh! One more thing...I want to do 2 giveaways as a thank you for stopping by :o)
...super easy entry...those that join this week's link up and those that leave a comment, will have a chance at one of the art pieces that I do... this 8x10 flag drawn with the name of YOUR choice. (value: $65...shipping cost is not included). This flag was an order from a customer for H. Ross Perot.

Signature for blog


Jennifer Bowen said...

You have a beautiful family, Maria! Congratulations on 29 years of marriage. That's fantastic!

Btw, great giveaways. You are so talented! Your artwork is always amazing. I'm sure whoever wins will love these unique gifts.

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

Thank you for hosting the roundup this week. Love the intro!

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

Beckie said...

Thanks for hosting the round up! Hope you have a good Friday ^_^

trooppetrie said...

that print is adorable. I would love to win it. I am glad you are hosting this morning. I love finding new blogs.

Life with Kaishon said...

Married for 29 years! That is absolutely amazing. I love the old pictures. Time flies, doesn't it? I can't seem to slow it down no matter how hard I try!

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

Love this post Maria! You and your hubby are too young to have been married that long, seriously.

I'll be hosting a blog tour myself coming up, I hope you'll join in!

Anonymous said...

Great linky party for MILSpouse,I enjoyed reading this post so much,you have a beautiful family.

What a great give-away!..Please,include me.I love this sketch,I hope I win!!

Happy Mothers Day.ENJOY!

Taryn said...

Thanks for hosting this week's roundup!

Allie said...

Thank you for hosting! I love all your pictures in this post, it is always great to hear someone's story and see it as it goes!

ines said...

thanks for hosting!

Poekitten said...

Glad you got it to work:) Hope you have a great weekend!

Grandma Becky said...

I love your post, as always. I'm not retired but am a veteran of the Air Force and was a wife to my soldier...we were both in at the same time, for awhile. Phil got out a bit before um, hope I qualify. I don't have a blog post of military life. No blogs back in the late 70s! Hugs! Happy Mother's Day, by the way!

Michelle A'etonu said...

so great that you hosted this blog hop! i love how you incorporate old photos into your posts! and happy milspouses day to you too!

Erinn said...

This is going to sound shallow but you and your husband are both such good looking people! I'm linking up with the blog hop and I love you and your husbands story :)

Athena said...

Beautiful family!

Thanks so much for hosting and Happy MilSpouse Appreciation Day!

Have a great weekend :)

Shelly said...

I'm a new follower. i loved your intro. It really gave us a quick glimpse into who you are. I cannot wait to read more. I think 29 years together (and a military family) is quite inspiring.

I also love your art work. That is quite a talent. My jaw dropped when I realized it was done with a name.

Sierra said...

Thanks for hosting this week! I love looking at "old" pictures of families in uniform. I just did that recently with pics of my dad when I was little.

Lola said...

Hi again!

Apologies. Bit late again this week - been so busy lately!

Thank you so much for stopping by and look forward to *seeing* you again soon.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,

XOXO Lola )

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Your family is beautiful!!

Grandma Becky said...

Ok I'm linked up. Had a bit of blog hopping too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'm glad you had a good trip to see your kids. Take care and Happy Mother's Day!

Vivek said...

Hi Maria ,

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics from Your Mom to your kids becoming MOM.

I have also participated in one such Link-up and was lucky to get awarded in my 1st post ..

I have to check-up this to link-up my post as well.

Take care
And Happy Mothers day :)

We Four Explorers said...

I love the hairstyle on that first picture! You have a nice looking family.
Have a great week,

Megilon said...

The pictures are great!! I love your drawing that is beautiful!

essle said...

Thanks for hosting..
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