Monday, July 14, 2008

For my dear friend

Lyn these pictures are for you. I do hope that these pictures bring back good memories for you! Please do not get homesick, but instead think about this young lady who got to see your home country.

I do have one question for you. What in the heck do you put in that little car? I think my 100 pounds of dog food weight more then the car does! LOL Amber wants a little car like that.

Yesterday I just hung out around here. I did run to wal mart to get a few things, but other then that I did nothing yesterday. It was so nice to just sit and chill with Rusty.

Amber got my gastro bug. So she is notfeeling all that great. I just love sharing with my children.

Today I am going to get some sewing done. I have 2 quilts and some pet quilts that need get done.

I have been chatting with another j lander (Betty) and we are going to meet for lunch once Nikki gets back and get's settled in.

So Betty asked me if I really owned a Burka. I told her yes, and I said that I would wear it to lunch so that way she would be able to know it is me! Betty said that she will have her camera ready for me.

Now you be wondering why I even have a Burka. Well it belonged to my late mother in law. I have been wanting to wear it for a while, but I have just never had a reason to wear it. I have put the Burka on several times and I must say that the women who have to wear it must be smoldering under it!

Nikki should be packing up to start her trip home.  Nikki should be back at the church around 10 p.m.. I can't wait to see her and to give her a hug.

As much as my children drive me nuts I am so proud of all of them.

One of the marines should be coming home this week. I need to go get a big box and make a welcome home banner. I will be standing there up at March waving our banner and our flags. I know that it is not much, but I don't know how else to say thank you for a job well done.

While one Marine is coming home another one just left yesterday.

I know that life comes in cycles, but I am really sick of seeing my Marines leave. I am sick of this war. I am sick of saying goodbye. But until they all come home I will keep the candle burning for them.

I better go get my day started.



lsfp1960 said...

I know which Betty you're speaking of.  Hopefully we'll see a picture of both of you together.  Your "empty nest" didn't stay empty very long.  Linda in Washington

helmswondermom said...

I loved the slide show, especially the captions.  I'm glad you put that caption under the picture of "Dirty Dicks"; I wouldn't have known what it was, otherwise. ;) Okay, so now we know why you have a burka, but why did your late mother-in-law have it?
So sorry Amber caught your bug.  I hope she enjoys her brat diet and gets to feeling better soon!
P.S.  The song was perfect with that slide show.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSOYOU)))))))))))))))Very nice slide show.I hope Nikki has a safe flight home.

lv2trnscrb said...

I can't wait to see you in the burka; I told my husband and he thought it would be amusing!!

loved the pictures of Amber and her trip; looks like she had a great time and I think I saw that guard smiling when she was by him giving the peace sign!

I think you are a good woman for going to welcome the marines home

I'm not sure if this weekend will work for getting together; Sunday yes, Saturday maybe no; my hubby's parents want to take us up to March Base and to lunch; I think they want to show Jim where they will be buried (they are in their mid 80s); I should know something mid-week


lurkynat said...

Dear Kelli,
Tahnk you for sharing the slide show you made for Lynn with us!
Amber is wonderful and I can well believe you are so excited to have Nikki home!
my favorite thing was your comment about how much you hate to see your friend, Marines, go. I ope that all will go well and that they come home soon!

momiscool2 said...

The slide show and song were beautiful!

Looks like she had a wonderful time!!!!

Your girls are so lucky to have you as a mom!



PS: ok I'm listening to you now and going to bed lol.

jcbambi said...

Thanks for the pictures they were very nice. My 16 yr old daughter actually leaves Tuesday morning for two weeks for London , Paris and Rome. Needless to say i am a nervous wreck

plieck30 said...

You are such a steadfast lady. Always welcoming marines or doing for your family. Paula

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springangel235 said...

I truly enjoyed the photos cool....have a great Tuesday...hugs and love,

nelishianatl said...

All of this was so good to be able to watch.  The song was perfect too.

I didn't think you really had a Burka, I'm glad someone asked that question.  They sure do look hot.

Waving them in and seeing them off, having to deal with this has to be very hard.

Children like yours would make any parent proud.


gehi6 said...

It was fun seeing Amber's photos. I think she looks so much like you.   She looked so cute with that British guard.  Anyway photos to treasure.  Gerry