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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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We headed to the field for our happy "Homecoming" around 11:00pm.  We knew that he wasn't going to be  there until 12:45am but we were excited and wanted to find our spot on the bleachers.

Lots of families were there already.  You should have seen the little kids with their handmade signs and t-shirts.  It was so sweet just thinking about them reuniting with their daddies!

 While we wanted {no so patiently} the Red Cross was their serving cold drinks and cookies.  The veterans were there handing out little flags to wave.  The soldiers were actually coming in on a military aircraft 45 minutes away and would have to get on busses with all their equipment and travel to where we waited.  We got to see them getting off the plane on a JumboTron screen on the field. 

 Of course it only added to our impatience and by now it was going on 1AM. 

Finally after seeing a stream of busses and waiting patiently {okay the crowd was screaming} for the soldiers to come out in formation.  It was pitch black out but we knew they would come out on the left of the sign.

Finally!  They were on the field and we waited while a flag ceremony was performed.  Have I ever mentioned how all these guys look a like in their uniforms?  You think you would be able to pick out your own kid but it just doesn't work that way. . .

OMG.  It is like a scene in a movie.  Soldiers are dismissed and the crowd is encouraged to find their soldier.  Babies are scooped up.  Kids are screaming Daddy-Daddy.  Couples are renunited and then you see your son. . . wow!  There is NOTHING better than this moment!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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This is the second installment of our Homecoming/Savannah Road Trip.  When we arrived in Savannah we had hours to kill before our Welcome Home Zack time.

We decided to find a nice dinner somewhere:

Wow, wonder what all these people are waiting for?

Paula Deen's famous "Lady and Sons" restaurant looked fun but we didn't have reservation.

Instead we ate at a great tavern/restaurant called The Cotton Exchange where I had something I had never eaten before.  I'd heard about it but couldn't even imagine what it would be like.  It turns out that this is a particular specialty of the house and we had to try it!

Shrimp and Grits.  Probably one of the most amazing meals ever!   I know you'll have to trust me on this one.  

It's also the kind of thing you should have only once a year because it is so decadent. . . tomorrow Happy Homecoming pics.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Photo of the day

Of course we took a ton of photos on our trip to Georgia last week.  Adam, is his Mama's son and documents everything along the way. 

Amazing antiques (Adam thought it was amazing anyway!)

Groves of Pecan Trees. . .

Vidalia onions. . .

When choosing a service station,

pick one with a petting zoo . . .

Finally made it .  .  .  The Inn @ Ellis Square in downtown Savannah.  More tomorrow . . .

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Last year for my birthday, Timi and Nancy W. 
gave me this great old Samsonite train case.

I've wanted one ever since a student came in the store for a class with her supplies tucked inside one of these vintage suitcases.   This one is in perfect condition and I have been trying to make up my mind 
how to alter it ever since. 

The inside is lined with a plastic, washable material and has the original pockets, mirror and storage tray.   I wanted to keep the pockets but decided to disquise them with a wide lace and I lined the inside of the case with a pretty fabric.  So far, I like it a lot. 

I need something for around the mirror and I may do something with the plastic tray that sits inside still.   I may just leave the outside alone for the time being.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Today's photo is a sneak peek:

Preserving the Past for August 
and for those of you wondering . . . 
still waiting.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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I've always wanted to make an Altered Book. 
I've long collected books with great titles or interesting covers intending to start but just never taking the plunge.
Now I have no excuse . . . my sweet friend, 
Mary June gave me this today . . . 

She didn't just find this amazing title, 
she created several pages to get me started
on my 1st altered book.

I almost cried when she gave me this special gift.  
It is perfect and I cannot wait to start working on my book!

Thank you Mary June, {geez-now I really am crying}


Sunday, June 12, 2011

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Got a call @ 5am this morning . . . Soldier Son's flight was canceled so we won't be leaving tomorrow for our Happy Homecoming Reunion Party in Georgia.  At least not yet.  With the military you must learn patience.  And realize that things can change at a moments notice.  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Photo of the day

Today's photo is a store sample using the brand new "Zoology" from Bo Bunny . . . 

 Love this collection and so will you!  Get yours @ For Keeps Sake~

Photo of the day and my class this week!

Wow, today was a hard Army Mom day.  There was a terrible incident in Iraq today and 5 US soldiers were killed.  My heart was in my throat most of the day until a got this message:  "Mom, that was nowhere near where I am!"  Anyway I want him home and Soldier son should have boots on US soil sometime next week. 

My class, Wednesday, June 8 @ 6pm

Saturday, June 04, 2011

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Last weekend, before the heat wave we took a short road trip.  We visited this park once before when our boys were little but it is a really cool spot.  We packed a lunch and drove to Dillard Mill State Park.  This park has everything we like,

maps for the map guy

an old cemetery,

a picnic area . . .

a nice trail,

a water feature

and of course, 

old stuff.  On the way home we stopped in this old store in Caledonia, MO

I didn't take the camera inside but it is just such a neat old store.  We bought a couple of Coca-colas in a bottle.  So good . . .

It was a great little trip, on a beautiful day!