Friday, July 31, 2009

friday frivolity...

Today was a good day.

Friends from La Grange drove up our way and we headed to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky {We got Guest passes from a friend of the Beckleys so it was free~ which made it even nicer:)}

Stephen even went~~he worked last night so he was exhausted, but it was good for him to once again be able to do something with us.

The museum was wonderfully done~~the facility is beautiful, the exhibits are well researched and presented, and the outdoor gardens are brilliant.

Unfortunately, they developers left out the Biblical principle of the necessity for baptism~~it IS necessary for salvation.
Michaela headed back to La Grange with the Gina for a gathering at the home of some of the members of the congregation.

C and L are having the young people over to sing songs of praise and to enjoy one another's company~~~and some great coffee.

I am so thankful there are so many opportunities for her and the others to spend time with one another.

Maybe we can relocate closer to La Grange in the near future so that she can participate in all the get to-gethers!
I cannot believe it is August already. Where has the year gone?

Michaela turns 13!!!!!! in two weeks~~sadly her party activities have had to be postpone due to a lack of income.

Thankfully she is a very tenderhearted and caring child; she understands and does not mind.
Steve and I filled out his forms (online) for unemployment...

Can I just say that was a PAINFUL process!

I am surprised they did not want shoe size and blood type.

We will know in 2 weeks if he can collect~~I am sure the mortgage company will appreciate us getting some $ in so we can pay them next month:)
This week has been an uneventful 7 days..

well, besides the earth shattering, life altering event of Tuesday!

I just hope next week brings some calm to my thoughts...

and a job wouldn't be too bad either:)
Right now I have a migraine that has refused to go away since this evening and has persisted for so long that I am now nauseous.

I think I will shut the computer down now and put a pillow over my head~~hopefully sleep will relieve the headache so the nausea can go away!

Have a great weekend

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I have deleted this post...

I was confronted by someone who was offended by what I had written because she said it was gossip~~so this post has been removed from here.

To those who read it and felt it was gossip, I apologize. That was not my intent~~I was just venting about a situation that has knocked the wind out of the Martin household on so many levels.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

lemonade in the works...

Today has been a day of ups and downs...

I have vented...

I have cried...

I have said ugly things...

I have cried some more.

But... I have also begun to make some lemonade with the lemons that have been given to us.

We spent the afternoon with faithful Christian friends...

thank you Gina for not letting me sit at home and wallow:)

We were brought some comfort food...

thank you Camillia for the large Dr. Pepper with LOTS of ice from Sonic and homemade cinnamon rolls:)

We spent an hour in worship and Bible study with our fellow brethren...

thank you friends for your hugs and concerns. we were comforted and strengthened by your love for us:)

And we enjoyed a movie with friends...

thank you Ms. Hazel for welcoming us to your home:)

The lemons are being squeezed and the sweetness of Christian love is being added....

lemonade in the works:)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

when life gives you lemons.....

make lemonade.

But you know what, I don't want to make lemonade right now.

Right now I am mad...

Right now I am hurt...

Right now I am trying to figure out how we are going to pay our bills...

Right now I am trying to understand...

how someone who professes to be a Christian can be so deceitful...

how someone who you considered a friend could be so heartless...

Right now I want to take the lemons that were so graciously handed to Steve as he was escorted out of the building...

and I want to suck on them and be bitter.

But check back...

I may have some lemonade ready tomorrow.

Monday, July 27, 2009

things that make you say, hmmmm...

Tonight, as I sat at the kitchen table~~doing the Chemistry I have put off until the last minute~~I heard the whirr of the weed eater start up outside.

And yes, I am sure 'whirr' is the official name to the sound the weed eater makes.

After about 15 minutes, the whirring stopped.

I pushed my Chemistry homework aside with great reluctance gladly closed the book and went outside.

Everywhere I looked I saw piles of grass. After about 4 weeks, Steve had finally edged the yard.

Because I do know my limits...I mow and weed, but for the sake of the yard, I DO NOT 'weed eat' or edge.

I was about to offer to get the blower and blow off the sidewalks when I saw.....

Steve.... VACUUMING the yard!!!

I am not sure what to think...

but the butler and groundskeeper think it looks splendid:)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

upon the first day of the week...

They bound the hands of Jesus
in the Garden where he prayed,
They led him through the streets in shame,

They spat upon the Saviour,
so pure and free from sin,
They said, "Crucify Him,
He's to blame".

Upon his precious head
they placed a crown of thorns,
they laughed and said
"Behold the King."

They struck him
and they cursed him
and mocked his Holy name,
and all along he suffered everything.

He could have called 10,000 angels,
to destroy the world, and set Him free.
He could have called 10,000 angels,
but He died alone, for you and me.

Friday, July 24, 2009

friday frivolity...

Another Friday has rolled around. Where do the days go??
Today was the last day of VBS. It was a good week of Bible study~~~putting on the whole armor of God. We had around 86 in attendance each day.

I spent the week driving back and forth to La Grange...

104 miles round trip~~~gets old real fast!

The girls spent Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday with friends in La Grange...

I didn't want them to miss while I was in class.

Michaela is still in La Grange...

One of the congregations in New Albany, IN is hosting lectures for the teenagers.

After the singing and lessons, Michaela, and 29 other teenagers, are all crashing at the Morris' for the evening!

I think Gina is C.R.A.Z.Y!!!!:):)

The weather is heating up again...

it is supposed to be back in the mid-80s tomorrow.

I dread turning the air back on!

We have birthdays upon us...

Steve turns 43 in two days...

Michaela turns 13 {AHHHHHH} in 20 days...

Emma turns 6 in a little over a month...

How did they all get so old?

And who gave my babies permission to grow up?

It has been a week of go go go...

I am off to bed.

Cleaning and painting tomorrow!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

you know you are getting old when....

You know you are getting old when....

*your children are gone for two days and all you do with your free time is buy laundry detergent and take a nap.

*you decide to go home instead of going to the movies because 9:50 is way too late to go to a movie.

*walking through Homegoods without children is the highlight of your week.

*you get on Facebook and the 3 year old that was your ring bearer is now graduating from college.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

nearly wordless wednesday...

I know I just posted this picture a few days ago, but I love the sweetness of it so I chose it for my Nearly Wordless Wednesday picture.

This is Emma.

She is 5~~almost 6.

She LOVES her big sister Michaela!

Michaela is 12~~almost 13.

Michaela went away to a Christian girls camp last week...

she was gone for SIX days.

For Emma it was SIX very looooooooong days.

On Friday, the SIXTH day of her big sister being gone; the day she was to return...

Emma took her little chair outside on the sidewalk....

and waited for her big sister to FINALLY get home!

Sadly, it was a long wait because she went out about 2 hours before Michaela was to arrive home:(

For more Wordless/Wordful Wednesday post...

Seven Clown Circus
5 Minutes for Mom

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

i am going to prison tomorrow mommy...

"I am going to prison tomorrow Mommy!"

Certainly not words a mom wants to hear from her child.


it is Emma talking very excitedly about her VBS class tomorrow~~the Philippian jailer and the helmet of salvation.

Acts 16:16-40 tells the account Paul and Silas' journey to Philippi, a Roman colony. They were there teaching the people about Christ. On their way to the place of worship, they encountered a young slave girl who was possessed by a demon. This demon gave her the ability to predict futures. Her masters used her demon possession to make themselves money. While Paul and Silas were in Philippi, the young slave girl followed them around shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved." She continued following them and ranting for many days. Paul became so troubled by her that he turned around and said, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" The demon immediately left the young girl. The masters of the girl became enraged with Paul and Silas because by casting out the demon they had taken away her ability to make them money. The people seized them and took them before they magistrates, demanding justice for them causing an uproar and for teaching against 'the Roman way of life". The magistrate ordered Paul and Silas to be severely beaten, and placed in stocks within the inner prison.

And at this point how many of us would just give up? The people did not want to hear what Paul and Silas had to say about Christ. They were stripped and brutally flogged. They were put in stocks within the inner prison. To so many it would seem that praising God was useless. God had left Paul and Silas. Why would these men want to continue telling others about a God that allowed them to be beaten and imprisoned?

But Paul and Silas KNEW that God was with them. They KNEW that God's plan would be carried out. They KNEW that God was a loving and a just God and that comfort could be found in Him.


With their wounds still fresh; their freedom stripped from them...Paul and Silas prayed and sang to God.

Paul and Silas could have hardened their hearts because of the harsh treatments they had been given. They could have cried out, "Why me Lord?" while they wallowed in self pity. But they did not let Satan win. They found peace in their circumstances; a peace that can only be obtained by a faith in God.

As they lay within the gray stone walls of the dark inner prison, Paul and Silas had hope; they were shining lights for God.

As Paul and Silas lay in bondage, they had faith in a God that is gracious and merciful.

As they writhed in pain from the fresh wounds covering their body, they glorified God.

And their joy and contentment in whatever circumstance they found themselves allowed the Philippian jailer and his household to see a peace that is only found when one is in God's family.

And through the example of Paul and Silas Christ was taught and the Philippian jailer and his household were baptized for their salvation and the hope of an eternal life with God.

Souls were brought to Christ because two men, while in dire circumstances, glorified God!

And who am I, with my trivial problems, to NOT be a beacon for God?

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!" Psalm 40:16

I must consider the lessons I am teaching others by my grumbling and complaining.

“And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction” 1 Thess 1:6

I must remember that in whatever circumstance I find myself in, God is near. Comfort and strength can be found in Him. That all things are possible through Him.

"I am going to prison tomorrow Mommy!"

Yes Emma, and you are going to learn about two men, that despite the wounds and prison walls, they were content~~~because God was with them!

Monday, July 20, 2009

so much...and yet nothing....

Have you ever had so any things going on in your mind; so many ideas swirling around, yet you still have no idea what to write?

Well, I am
there right now!

I have so many thoughts, I just cannot seem to put any of them together to make

**see above sentence as proof! {I just re- reread this after posting. i seemed to have missed the incomplete sentence in my proof reading, but it proves my point so i am leaving it:) }

Maybe sleep will help quiet the 'voices' :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:11-13 (New American Standard Bible)


It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us.

Author: Vivian Greene

A mind filled with peace creates a heart filled with contentment.

Contentment is not satisfaction. It is the grateful, faithful, fruitful use of what we have, little or much. It is to take the cup of Providence, and call upon the name of the Lord. What the cup contains is its contents. To get all that is in the cup is the act and art of contentment. Not to drink because one have but half a cup, or because one does not like its flavour, or because somebody else has silver to one's own glass, is to lose the contents; and that is the penalty, if not the meaning, of discontent. No one is discontented who employs and enjoys to the utmost what he has. It is high philosophy to say, we can have just what we like if we like what we have; but this much at least can be done, and this is contentment: to have the most and best in life by making the most and best of what we have.

Maltbie Davenport (Mattie D) Babcock

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure;
where your treasure is, there is your heart;
where your heart is, there is your happiness.


Friday, July 17, 2009

friday frivolity...

I cannot believe it is Friday already~~this week has flown by!

Michaela is on her way home from camp!!!

I am sure she had a great time meeting other Christian girls, being built up in Bible study, and being a goofy almost 13 year old with her fellow campers:) I cannot wait to hear all about the week!

Emma and Cali are both ready for her to be home also!
I am certain I have mentioned on several occasions that I do not like summer. In fact I HATE being hot.

That would be one of the reasons Kentucky is not my favorite place June through September~~100* and humidity are not a pleasant combination.

But let me say that I am all in favor of GLOBAL WARMING....

Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s for the next few days~~~In July. In Kentucky. Sa'weet!

If this is the result of global warming...I'll take it:)
Steve and Emma went to the park Tuesday~~Steve messed up BIG that day so I have flowers in several rooms and Emma got a bike ride in the park:)

I was going to show you pictures of our biker chick, but Steve used the camera card that is messed up (and yes, I should get rid of it, but there are Easter pictures 'stuck' on it. We have to try to get them off before I toss the card)

So no pictures:(
VBS begins next week at Oldham Woods.

We will be studying "Putting on the Whole Armor of God"

I cannot wait to see how the teachers have decorated the rooms!

Come on over Monday through Friday from 10 until 12!!
Emma has been very emotional today.

I think she is missing her big sister!

She has curled up in the chair~~with her back to me so I won't see her sucking her thumb (time for hoof hands again) and has fallen asleep.
Emma woke up as I finished up writing this post.

She went outside~~I assumed to play on the swings.

I went outside to check on her and found her sitting on the front sidewalk...

waiting on Michaela to get home!

Is that not the sweetest:)
There is a great breeze and mild temperatures so I am off to work on the landscaping in the backyard!

It is almost therapeutic~~as long as I do not touch any bugs:)
This is Cali lying in the grass next to the flowers I am working on~~~and if she stops eating them and stepping on them they may actually survive.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

thankful thursday...

As the day to day trials and complications of life seem to come at us from all directions, it is easy to lose focus of what is important and allow the frustrations to take over and cloud everything we encounter. Small problems become insurmountable. Our outlooks are blinded by stress and worry and we lose sight of how God is working in our lives. Our perspective of what blessings we truly have is skewed.

Webster defines perspective as the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.

Allowing discouragement to guide our thoughts creates a perspective that thrives on the negative.

Allowing our hearts and thoughts to be guided by a gracious and merciful God, creates a perspective of hope and contentment.

Over the last few months it has been very easy for me to crawl into my pit of despair and whine about Stephen working so many hours. He leaves early in the morning and if we are lucky he is home by 8:00 or 9:00pm. I am fed up with being a single parent. I am tired of having to shuffle schedules because he is not home to help with the carpooling. I am frustrated with having to change plans because he can never leave when he is supposed to. I am aggravated that he is missing so much of the girls' summer.

when I look at the situation with a Godly perspective...

I am so thankful that in this time of economic depression Steve has a job that he can go to every day.

And while I have thrown myself a few dozen pity parties about our lack of finances; stressing about bills and incidentals; pouting because we cannot do the projects around the house that we would like to or buy the 'toys' we want...

perspective changes knowing that God is in control and that all things work for the greater good ...

and I am so thankful that while so many people are losing their homes, we are able to pay our bills.

Life will always have trials. There will always be loved ones who are sick, car problems, loneliness, laundry to wash and fold, parenting doubts and fears, weeds to pull, discouragement from others, dog hair EVERYWHERE.

But, if we change our perspective, we can see how blessed we truly are.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

daddy, daddy...

We have just arrived home from Bible study...

Steve got home from work about 10 minutes before we did...

Emma was told to go upstairs and get pajamas on....

She goes to her room; I go to my room, Steve is downstairs in the kitchen...

All of a sudden, Emma runs out of her room, charges down the stairs frantically calling "Daddy, Daddy!! Please come here. Hurry, it is an emergency!"

Steve jumps up and heads to the stairs as quickly as he could, "What? What is it Emma?"

"Hurry Daddy, it is an emergency! Come on!!! There is a SPIDER in my room!"

As I hid in our bathroom laughing hysterically, Steve saved Emma from the enormous tee~niny scary spider!!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Exhaustion wins over trying to make coherent sentences.

Sweet dreams!

Monday, July 13, 2009

if hydrogen reacts with oxygen.....

I got Michaela off to camp.

We got a little lost misplaced, but we finally found the very obscure camp in Lafayette, Indiana.

I sat in church for a total of 3 hours yesterday and drove a total of 12 hours yesterday!! And when I arrived home at 2:45 am, my bum knew it!!!!

Now I am studying for my first Chemistry test of the term.

Writing molecular equations
Knowing the formulas and charges for 17 polyatomic ions
Balancing equations
Determining the type of reactions of compounds
Determining the products of single and double replacement reactions
Stoichiometry problems
Mole-mole factors...

I know, I know it is not polite to gloat about all the fun I am having and you are not!

So I guess I had better get back to the books!!!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

just another slow saturday...

Not too much happening here...

I mowed~~still having to use the push mower:(

It rained~~but it cooled the air down and the humidity left:)

Emma played in the rain~~with her umbrella so she didn't get wet:)

Michaela finished two reports for her Summer Reading assignments~~she wasn't too thrilled, but she will be when she doesn't have to worry about it anymore:)

I did am doing laundry~~Michaela is leaving for a week of camp in Indiana :( :)

Steve painted the first coat in the WC~~we should have a working 1/2 bath next week:)

Cali has quickly gained an understanding of the invisible fence~~it is great to be able to just open the door and let her go:)

I am looking forward to worshipping God tomorrow and seeing fellow Christians~~I really need their Christian love:)

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. I Thessalonians 5:11

Friday, July 10, 2009

friday frivolity...

My friend Rebecca, from Cambridge, England, and I used to joke about the English language; she would tell me that THEY invented it and I would remind her that we PERFECTED it:)

One of my favorite words from the 'Queen's English' is GOBSMACKED.

It means: flabbergasted, speechless, utterly astounded.

And even though I cannot say it in the proper English accent {and yes, Rebecca you do have an accent:)} I am feeling completely gobsmacked today.

I am gobsmacked that people in authority can make you justify actions that you actually never did. (and your wife was right there when you had the conversation.)

I am gobsmacked that individuals claiming to be Christians act the way they do.

I am gobsmacked that at the time in my life that I thought I would be feeling settled and 'in control', I am actually more stressed and ill at unease than ever before.

I am gobsmacked that I still let people get to me, that I will lose sleep tonight stressing about what will be the next thing, and I will replay conversations over and over again in my head.

I am gobsmacked that I am so surprised that people let us down.

I am gobsmacked...

utterly, amazingly, completely GOBSMACKED!

Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

from lungs to the second coming....

Emma is a wonder.

She is our goofball; our clown. She keeps us laughing.

But she also amazes us with the workings of her mind. We never quite know what she will come up with to discuss.

She comes out with the most random comments, I often wonder what is going on in that mind of hers.

Actually, I am often afraid of what is going on in that mind of hers!

Case in point...

As she and I were driving home after dropping Michaela off at Team practice, I hear Emma's voice break through the music playing in the radio.

"You know about lungs don't you Mommy."

Yes, Emma I know about lungs.

Do you know where your heart is?

Yes, hon I do.

Of course you do, everyone knows where their heart is. It is right here. She points to her chest. Do you know how I know where my heart is? I cover it when I say the Pledge of Allegiance. Like this. She shows me as she proceeds to say the entire pledge. Sometimes we said the Pledge with the tv at school, but sometimes we just looked at the flag in our classroom and said it.

Why does it talk about God in the Pledge?

It tells us that God is in control of all the world. We should keep God in all of the decisions made.

Oh. Did you know that God and Jesus are going to come back and take us to heaven?

Just Jesus is going to come back. God will stay in heaven.

{and the conversation continues as I attempt to explain God the Father and God the Son to my 5 year old}

Never would I imagine a conversation beginning with lungs and ending with the second coming....

but with Emma Shea you never know where her mind will take us!!!

and it is always an adventure that keeps us on our toes:)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

almost wordless wednesday...

"Yes Mommy, I do like brussel sprouts!"
For some reason, I didn't get that impression!!!
For more Wordless/Wordful Wednesday check out:

Seven Clown Circus

Wordless Wednesday

5 Minutes for Mom

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

are you my prince charming?

It was a clear night; with the flash of fireworks lighting up the sky.
As the colors filled the sky a stranger arrived at the Martin abode."Are you my Prince Charming?" Princess Emma asked
"Hop onto my hand so I can give you a kiss!" Princess Emma said sweetly.
"Ew, you are slimy!" was the princess' reaction as she dropped the Frog Prince back onto the ground. With a sad heart and hurt feelings, Frog Prince hopped away.Princess Emma looked high and low...
but alas, he was to be found no more.Princess Emma still to this day, searches for her Frog Prince...
wondering if he will ever return to her.

Monday, July 06, 2009

not me! monday...

I have not shared the idiocies of my daily life~~~you know the ones that would NEVER happen to me~~~in several months.

But... I decided that if I had really...

a.) been dumb enough to put the leash of the 100lb goat dog around the leg of the patio chair I was sitting on while Emma was reading to me

b.) thought that I could step on the leash quickly if I saw the 100lb hairball move

c.) ended up flat on my back when our well trained pet took off after a bird

I should really share that with you on Mckmama's Not Me! Monday post!!

It is a good thing I was smart enough NOT to do that.

Excuse me now, I need to go take some Tylenol for my sore back and bum:)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

independence day...the celebration that just kept going...

Our July 4th celebration began on July 3rd with a spontaneous dinner at the Beckley's..

We had yummy food cooked over the fire...

A fireworks show from several neighborhood houses...

The girls ended up spending the night...

Steve went to work...

Tim, Simona, and I sat around the fire pit talking...

until 3:45 AM!!

The time with friends was very needed!
The 4th found us crashing the party at the Spargo's.

The members of the Mineola Pike church were getting together for food, friendship, and singing.

Emma went swimming...for about 10 minutes.

it was raining and cold!

YES...C.O.L.D. in Kentucky!! In July!!!!

Michaela and Hannah~~cheesing it up for the camera.

We had a good time visiting and singing praises to God.

It was slightly awkward with Steve's boss there (she is/was a 'friend') with the tension at work between the two.

but I did okay~~I didn't hurt her:)

I did back into a SUV as we were leaving because I was so aggravated with the situation that I was thinking fuming and just backed~~ignoring the blaring beeping that the van was doing; telling me that there was something behind me.

Luckily neither car was damaged!

Because it was so rainy, most of the firework shows around the neighborhood were postponed until......

We stood in our front yard and watch firework shows from every direction.

Emma would say "Look over there!" "Wait, look over there" "OOOHH look at that one over there!"

Poor thing probably has whip lash from all of the twist and turns she made:)
This is the first time Emma got to do sparklers...

surprisingly, they don't sell alot of 4th of July fireworks in England:)

She was somewhat leery at first...

you tell me NOT to play with fire and now you want me to hold this thing in my hand???

but it didn't take long for her to begin to enjoy it!

Michaela joined in the fun...

sparklers know no age limit!!

So the fireworks have quieted...

and the festivities have ended...

but we should remember every day...

God has blessed the USA!

upon the first day of the week...

“And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight” {Acts 20:7}

Saturday, July 04, 2009

and i am proud to be an american...

As the rain begins to drizzle, the sound of fireworks can be heard throughout the neighborhood.

Americans are celebrating the independence of this great country.

And while there is division over the government, disagreements about the war, and the economic decline is affecting many households, the freedoms we are blessed with should be held dear to us and celebrated.

I pray that between the barbecues, the sports events, the gathering of friends, we all will take the time to give thanks that we are so blessed and that we have the freedoms to light up the skies declaring our FREEDOM this 4th if July.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

the simple things in life...

Do you remember the time in your life when you were content with the simplest of things?

Hours of fun were had with a jump rope or a can and strings.

A hole of dirt and water created the ingredients for servings of mud pies

Adventures were embarked upon with just a simple box and our imaginations.

Life was carefree.

Life was simple.

Today, as the girls and I were driving home from shopping, Emma randomly says, "Mommy, I liked our old house better."

Me: What 'old house, Emma?"

Em: "The one in England. The one on the base"

Me: "The dorm?????" (This was the 400 sq ft place we lived in for months and months)

Em:"Yes! I liked it because I got to sleep in the living room and we had tv."

Me: "You can watch tv at home here."

Em: "No, the tv that you can change the channels!"

{We do not have television, only DVDs and Netflix}

It's the simple things.....

a pull out couch and more than one channel to watch:

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

wordless wednesday...mostly

Okay, the first words that need to be said for this Mostly Wordless Wednesday are...

Don't be a hater~~~it was the late 80s! :):)
With the preliminary 'rules' of understanding and niceness having been established, we will proceed:)

This lovely photo was taken in 1987 at my Senior prom.

And all I can say is, "Ugh!!! the hair!" What were we thinking in the 80s?

**I do remember that some girl was supposed to come put my hair up, but she never showed?

Steve and I had been dating for a couple of months.

He was stationed on the USS America in Norfolk, VA but drove down to Martinsville, VA to attend my prom.

4 years after this picture was taken I stood beside him in another white gown and became his wife.
For more WW check out:

Seven Clown Circus

Ordinary and Awesome

Wordless Wednesday