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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Checking in....

Just stopping in really quick to say thank you so much for all your prayers and well wishes! I am at home for just a few days and then on Monday I will be heading out again to help my family with some more details that have to be finished up!!!

It has been a long couple of days and I am sure that there are more to come!

Hope all is well in your worlds and I hope to have some time tomorrow to share those 1st birthday photos with you of my God daughter and to give you a few hints about the HUGE announcement that is coming up and coming up fast!!!

Until Next Time - have a GREAT WEEKEND!!



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Family Emergency...

I just have moment to pop in and let you know that I may be out of the loop for the next few days. It seems that they found my uncle (who we have not spoken to in YEARS) dead in a motel where I guess he has been living. (Crazy huh?!?!)

Some how the police tracked down my Dad as the next of kin... So I am off to help my family try to figure what happened and to help make the necessary arrangements.

I will try to check in as much as I can... please understand if I don't get to your email or comments as fast as I normally do!

Don't forget that next week brings the HUGE announcement that I just KNOW you are just waiting to hear about!!! You don't want to miss it!

Until Next Time!



Tuesday, April 15, 2008

And the Winner....

Well I have to admit yesterdays little challenge was quite fun!!! Several people answered - and yes the correct answer was Hubby's tie had decided to take a trip to the down low!! LOL If you only knew the stress that went into making sure everything was perfect and put on the uniform with precision measurement beforehand - then you would realize that was a huge issue at least in my hubby's opinion!!

As for the other guesses - we haven't found out for sure about the Major's board yet - we are still waiting so for now hubby is still a CPT. The pants and the jacket are suppose to be two different colors. It is actually a tradition.... The legend goes like this. US Army dress uniform pants are a lighter blue than the coat because of the days of horseback cavalry, where they would roll their coats up and keep them in their saddle bags. The pants would get bleached a light blue in the sun, and their coats would stay dark blue. Eventually, after the days of riding, they decided that it would be a cool tribute to their past if they issued them that way.

Hmmm - and then the other guesses - well I can tell which of you are Air force and not Army!! Hubby's parachute wings are off center as his Ranger Tab is to the side of his parachute wings (I don't think you can see that very well in the photo!). I don't think it matters where the flag is - but I am not even sure about that one!! I have to tell you I LOVED hearing all the guesses!!!!

So I showed hubby my blog entry yesterday and he decided that the laugh is on ME not him - as he declared ALL of you are winners!!! Thanks to him!!!! Whooo Hoooo!!! So the following people need to send me an email at lori_mcdnld@yahoo.com and let me know which one of my files you would like for FREE (it can not be a collection - but all the other files are up for grab!!!) and if you do not have a cutter - make sure you tell me that you would like a pre - assemebled title - and which one you would like!!!


Diana (aka grandmastoy)
Dana S
Jill m
Alicia P

And speaking of winning.... not sure if you remember but about a week or so ago I asked you to go vote for one of our past Pastors at our church.... well I am happy - no ecstatic to report that they WON!!! Whooo Hooo!! So thank you soooo much for voting!!!!!

If you didn't get a chance to see the video you can catch it here!!! I am sooo excited that they won!! They sooo deserve it and I have to say the video was pretty awesome!!!

Well I am off to my God Daughters first Birthday party!! I am sure I will have tons of photos to share tomorrow!!!

Until Next Time!



Monday, April 14, 2008

Cinderella has returned...

Glass slippers and all!!! Hello there all my fellow bloggers and blog readers! I hope this entry finds you all well and relaxed after a great weekend!!!!

Yes we have returned from the ball! And what a ball it was.... NOT!! LOL See when most people think about a ball - the think of Cinderella, ball gowns, ball rooms, bands and dancing til after midnight... Well the military doesn't normally think of balls that way. As a matter of fact during one of my trips to the ladies room during the ball I overheard a "new rookie" military wife ask her friend, "Why is it called a ball? There is nothing ballish about it except we had to get all dressed up! Is this their way of parading us around?!?!"" To which I have to admit I burst out laughing!!!

Now days it seems that the "Military Ball" has turned into a fancy "Dinning Out". Which really is just a big banquet! You get served the normal beef or chicken meal and you get to sit there and listen to a lot of people talk and received awards!!!!

Before you think I had a terrible evening let me say - that isn't true. I personally find it fun to dress up and visit with friends and fellow soldiers and wives that we haven't seen in forever. It is really fun to listen to the "boys" trade their war stories (it is actually amazing some of the things you can find out about that happened during a deployment - AFTER it is over!!!) LOL

I was a little miffed as they did have assigned seating and my best friend and her hubby was WAY across the room from us... but it did allow me to met new people and socialize with people I didn't know. Plus I love to see all the dresses and there is just nothing sexier than a man in his dress blues!! (Wheeewwww.... and here you are in a room with over 400 of them!!!)

All in all I have to say the ball was a success... and I was actually able to get a photo of me and hubby along with my best bud and her hubby!! It is sad to say - but we have been friends with them for almost four years now and I don't have a single photo of all of us together!!!! So that was on of the highlights of the night for sure!!!

Then the one of the most AWESOME things that has EVER happened to me happened on Sunday morning. We had breakfast with my BFF and her hubby and we were talking about their daughter who turns ONE tomorrow!!! (I know how crazy is that - can you believe it has been a year?!?!?) Anyway - we were saying that we were going to drive to FL tomorrow for the birthday bash and then my BFF and her hubby asked me and my hubby if we would be their daughters Godparents!!!!! I was blown away - and I have to admit it even made me cry!!!!!! So that was the absolute best ending to a fun filled weekend!!!

Now in honor of the first ball being over and there still is another one to go (which I STILL DO NOT have a dress for....) I thought I would play a little game with you. The photo below is one of the two photos hubby and I had made together!! And believe it or not there is something MAJOR wrong with it!! (But we didn't realize it until after the fact! Thus that is why we had to have a second one made!!) So...The first person who leaves a comment and tells me the correct answer will win a free cutter file - or a cut and assembled title from the 145 designs I have in the store!!!

So here it is: What is the Major Faux Pas that has taken place in this photo???

Good Luck!!!

Until Next Time!


(Oh and did you notice the wrist coursage??? Our hubbies are soooo awesome... I think me and my friend where the only ones in the room who's hubby actually presented them with coursages!!! It use to be custom -but it seems to have taken a back seat in the last few years!!! It was really sweet I have to admit!!!)

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