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Sunday, January 4, 2009

To Grandmother's House

So we took Captain America to the airport yesterday. While I knew that I would see him in only a few days, I still kinda felt like someone was taking a piece of my heart away. I'll miss him dearly, and can't wait to see him again on Tuesday. Hurry honey, and get done with trainings :) This new army wife is growing impatient (LOL!).

Here's a family pic that we took right before we left Florence. Aren't we cute!

Ha! We matched, and we didn't even mean to - LMBO!

Awe, aren't these pictures just....sad! Poor kids. They were really sad to see their dad go. They AREN'T gonna see him on Tuesday, so they were pretty sad about it.

And I just love this one of Tom and Captain America. So sad!

So after Captain America left on his flight (2:35pm from Eugene), my kids and I, and my parents and my neice, headed to Wal-Mart. My mom got her hair cut (my Christmas present to her), and we shopped. I decided that I needed a new suit case for my trip. Mine was small, and I just need more clothes than I can fit in it - LMBO!! They're big, and red, and COOL! It was a 6 piece set for $44. Gotta love Wal-Mart. I also got some storage bins for my kids new Christmas toys. AND, I got a whole bag of M&Ms. Yeah, that's on the diet. I drownded my saddness in chocolate. I'll chocolate de-tox today. Yesterday was the last day of chocolate for a while.

Speaking of eating the WHOLE bag of chocolate.... I bought a new dress for the dance. I've gained about 8-10 lbs over the holidays, and my formal dress is a bit snug (well, it won't zip - LMBO!). So, I bought a new one - hehehe. I decided my choices were - not eat for 4 days; or buy a different one from the thrift store. Yeah, I bought a new one - hehehehe. It's REALLY pretty. It's a reddish color, and has black velvet trim on the top. I'll take pics later and show you all. I'm gonna take them both with me, just in case I shed a few lbs before Tuesday (hehehe), and can fit back into it. But, I think that at the end of the 3rd Officer training we have another ball. So I'll use it then. Ha!

After Wal-Mart, we headed to the Mall. I had a $25 gift card to "The Gap". I decided that I'm not a Mall person. I found a sweater at the Gap, and with my gift card, it was only $1.99. Who pays that much for clothes? Holy cow! Sticker shock! I'm DEFINITELY as Wal-Mart/Thrift Store girl. While those clothes were really nice looking, I coudln't see paying that much for clothes. Wow!

After the Mall, we went to dinner at Chilis. Yeah, I LOVE Chilis. I got the Quesadillia Explosion. YUMMY! Heheheh, yeah, this is the reason that I had to get a new dress - LOL! After Chilis, we headed for a McDonalds nearby, to let the kids play in the 3 story playland. We got a soda, so we were technically "customers', and let the kids play.

All in all, it was a good day. I sent part of my heart away to Georgia again, but I'm looking forward to getting it back on Tuesday. Sigh. Such is life for an army wife. What's the saying? They also serve who sit and wait. Something like that.

This WordArt request comes from Renee. She thought it would be nice for Christmas pictures of her kids at their grandparents house. Like from the song, "Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go". So, even if you don't call your grandma "grandmother", this one still works, because it's a quote from a song. You get the point - LOL!

Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks, girls!

Grandmother's - Acroterion JF


Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your going away pictures made me want to cry.

Crissie said...

Thank you Bethany! You just hang in there girl. You guys are on the home stretch :)

Janine said...

I love this word art, especially now that I am a grandmother. Thank you. You are such a positive inspiration to many. I think that you have been through the toughest part of this journey and are on the downhill swing now. If anyone can do it, you can.

xashee's corner said...

You are soo sweet!!i am glad you found another dress and i bet it was a bargain too!! Thank you for sharing your AWESOME wordart! LOVE your style! :D stay strong, it won't be long, he will be back in your loving arms again! (i think there is a song there lol) Have a GREAT day!

Elaine said...

Thank you so much for sharing, love it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Word Art post on Jan. 04, 2009. Please, notice that I've changed my url. Thanks again and Happy New Year.

Jessica said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures! I've been on vacation & was thrilled to see so MUCH wonderful word art ready for downloading when I got back...and GREAT stories to go with each & every one of them! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Beth said...

Oh, Bethany.. I can't look at pictures like that right now. I'm waaaay too emotional :( I'm glad you enjoyed your time but can't imagine what you go through when he's gone. Eat all of the chocolate you want, girlfriend.

Renee Fink said...

Thank you so much for the word art! It will be perfect for my page. Thanks again and enjoy the chocolate LOL

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 05 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

MK said...

Bethany, Thanks for all your freebies. As the wife of a Navy Submariner who just returned from a 1yr deployment from Afghanistan (I know... what is a Navy guy doing in a land-locked country), feel free to email me with any questions if you ever need an additional military friend!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the terrific wordart Bethany. Thanks to Renee too! It's a great one! We actually drove 9 hrs to spend our xmas vacation with Grandma! It's perfect! Thanks again!

ccynden said...

Love it, thank you.