August 23, 2010

My Favorite Marine

This past week was spent with my family in Parris Island, SC picking up our Marine from boot camp!! We were so excited to see our Sara after months of corresponding only through letters. We arrived very early in the morning with our matching t-shirts, sign, and pins with Sara's face on them!!! :)
Grandmarjie and Pop-Pop joined us up there, as did a couple of Sara's friends.

We got to watch a beautiful sunrise while we waited
at the Parade Deck to see our Sara!!

The first activity of the day was a 4 mile motivational
run with all the families cheering on the sides!! We went bananas! :)

Here she comes carrying her platoon's flag!!
We were all so excited to see each other!!!

I just love my family!!

We found a map of the base and Dad is pointing to
Sara's squad bay where she slept each night.

Finally getting to hold our Sara!!!

I'm so proud of my sister!!!

My siblings are AWESOME!!!

Sara had a few hours of liberty on Thursday so we got to
spend the afternoon with her!! We had a picnic lunch, explored the base,
saw her rack and footlocker, and bought some USMC merchandise!!

Thursday evening we headed out out to Folly beach to play in the Atlantic and then enjoy some delicious pizza for dinner!!!

At graduation on Friday morning Sara was honored as
top shooter of her battalion!! She is so awesome
and I am incredibly proud and inspired by her!!!

Love you sister!! xoxox

August 8, 2010

Weekend with the Fletchers!

So, this was one of those weekends when Chris had to be up
at the hospital all day/night on Saturday.
(He's actually sleeping right now in an attempt to catch up.)
He's such a hard worker, and I'm so proud of him!
Because he wasn't around to entertain me, :)
I got to spend my weekend with JC and Dabney!

Friday night they invited us (Chris was able to participate!)
to Blue Star Brewing Co. & Art Center for
San Antonio's First Friday event.
It's an outdoor affair featuring different artist's
work and street vendors with all sorts of treasures.
One of the restaurant's best features is eating out on the deck
under big umbrellas and mist-sprayers with a nice cold beverage,
while listening to live music. Needless to say, we were
prepared to sweat and when I arrived at the Fletcher's, Dabney
and I discovered we were on the same brain wave
of dressing to stay as cool as possible!

Aren't we just precious! :)
Eating outside makes everything taste a little more delicious I think!

On Saturday morning JC, Dabs and I went and had breakfast tacos
and coffee together! Then, after making some purchases at
Home Depot,we rushed home to get started on our
"Saturday Projects."

Dabs chose the perfect shade of grey to paint a desk for
their office space. After adding some large, yellow flower
drawer pulls, the piece goes beautifully in the room
and looks wonderful with the curtains she found at World Market!

She did such a great job!!!
Whilst we ladies were painting, JC did manly work like assembling
this new shelving unit for their garage. He got to make a lot
of noise and sweat and stuff...
... that's what makes it manly
Let's face it we were all sweating bullets,
but he had a hammer or a screwdriver or something.
Oh, and he installed a row of hooks to hang up the rake,
outdoor broom and such!

Well done JC!!!
I got to work on our dining chairs.
I chose to paint them a fabulous Hummingbird blue!
Thanks Martha Stewart! :)
So, 1 chair took me a couple hours (at least)
and I was kinda dreading the other 7,
but Chris wasn't home... meaning I stayed up till all hours painting!!

Before & After
It's a flock of Hummingbird chairs!!
So far only 4 are officially all completed, and they look so great!!
I am loving them next to my happy yellow walls!!
Once the chairs are finished the table will be stained.... I'm thinking
a dark, chocolately stain would be lovely.
What do you think?! :)

August 2, 2010

God is so good!!!

So I just had to post these Garden-of-Eden-ish photos
taken the other evening from our back yard.
They have not been edited at all, just snapped from our deck at sunset!

Way to go God! Absolutely stunning!