Saturday, May 29, 2010

Deployed Romance Idea #6

Idea #6: Do A "Motivating" Photoshoot for Him

Here are a few of the pictures that were taken. My mom actually ended up taking them and I think she did a great job! I am really camera shy so she came up with the poses and everything! I had the playsuit outfit made by D-JENN on etsy. It was inspired by the Marine Corps Dress Blues uniform. She did an awesome job! I totally recommend her work. Then I sewed my husband's rank on the chest. I am SO using it as a swimsuit this summer. I can't wait to send the pictures to him just as soon as I can get my car problems sorted out so I can get to the post office. : )

Friday, May 28, 2010

Deployed Romance Idea # 5

Idea #5 : Send him a taste of home
In this package I included
  • cookies
  • decorated pillowcase
  • snacks
  • Father's Day cards
  • compact mirror (explained later)

I took some pictures of the things I included in this package but my camera won't connect to my computer. Lame Sauce : ( I put together a Father's Day package for him because it is the last package I will be sending him since the last one only took a few days to get there but it took his chain of command a month and a half to get off their butts and give him his mail. He gets home in about a month and a half yay! Anyways I made him some no bake (Missouri) cookies. I have THE best recipe ever. I know that they are the easiest things to make in the world but this recipe is just somehow WAY better than all the rest. I think because it uses A LOT of sugar and real oats instead of oatmeal nast. I stacked them in Pringles cans to keep them from crumbling....(a good trick my mom learned while my dad was in Iraq) Also my husband's mother made some really good cookie bars for him. Next I picked out some pictures of some nice memories and printed them off on this special paper I got at Walmart and cut them out and ironed them onto a pillowcase. Then I had Bella help me paint a picture on it for him with fabric paint. Then I sprayed it with perfume so it smelled like me. Hopefully it makes him feel a little less alone. (I left one side of the pillowcase blank so he doesn't have to sleep on lumpy paint and pictures!) Me and his mom went and picked out a ton of snacks like Reeses and sunflower seeds and random stuff to fill up the empty space in the box. I got two cards for Father's Day. One from me and one from Bella. I put lipstick on Bella and she left little kisses all over her card. Next i took a compact mirror and wrote on the outside ," Guess who I'm thinking about? Look inside to find out!" Then I left a lipstick kiss on the mirror and put a little note inside that lists a bunch of things I miss and love about him. So that's it! Hope somebody can get some good ideas from this!

Mother's Day....FINALLY

My husband is deployed so I don't get to talk to him very often even though he is just on a MEU in Japan. For Mother's Day he did the classic trick where he avoids me and ignores me on Mother's Day and pretends he forgot and then surprise! Flowers! Except the flowers NEVER came. My husband felt SO bad and I was super pissed because why couldn't they fail to deliver to someone who got breakfast in bed and a babysitter and a hot date and a night of romance with their husband. I get NONE of those things so the least they could do is deliver my flowers GOSH!! I waited a couple days and then called Just Flowers to see what the issue was. I rescheduled delivery THREE times and then tried to get a refund TWICE. Nothing ever came and whoever the local florist was claimed they delivered the day after Mother's Day! Lies! Finally I guess I bugged them enough and called them enough that they gave me my flowers on the 27th just to get rid of me. They are so beautiful and it will get even prettier as the flowers bloom. The ballon says I love you. Today Tomorrow and Forever. AWWW! and the card says,
" Hi Sweetheart,
I just wanted to show you how much Bella and I appreciate you. You are a good mother and an amazing wife. I hope this helps make your day a little better. Be home soon!
Love, Kelley

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Final Inspection.... love it!

Final Inspection

A dead soldier was facing God,
For lives will always pass;
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward, now
How shall I deal with you;
Have you always turned the other cheek,
To my bible always true?"

The soldier snapped to attention,
"No, Lord, I guess I aint;
It seems that we who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint."

"I've had to work most Sundays,
My work was always rough;
At times I have been violent,
Because the job was tough."

"But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep;
Though I worked a lot of overitme,
When my bills became to steep."

"I never passed a cry for help,
But often shook with fears,
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I have wept unmanly tears."

"I know I don't deserve a place,
Among these good folks here;
They never wanted me around,
Unless a war was near."

"But if you have room for me,
It need not be too grand;
I never had, or needed much,
Im sure you understand."

A silence fell around that throne,
Where saints had often trod;
The dead soldier, with baited breath,
Feared judgement from his God.

"Step forward now, U.S. soldier,
You've borne your burdens well;
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done you're time in hell."