Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

This year Johnny & I celebrated Valentine's Day early on Saturday night with a group of about 30 friends. My girlfriend Pam's son is in culinary school and we were treated to "Italian Night with Chef Brendan" (I will be blogging those pics shortly).

SOoooo....I actually forgot that TODAY was Valentine's Day (Doh!) until I came down to the kitchen this morning.

My sweet Johnny left me a beautiful, romantic card on the kitchen counter before he left for work. He left me TWO cards, actually, but the second one is not G rated for my blog viewers, haha. (It's very funny! But for my eyes only *wink*)

That's what I love about Johnny. No matter what we're doing or where we going, I know we will laugh. We've laughed our way through 13 1/2 years so far.....


We truly are the best of friends.


Johnny likes to say that we could go to the city dump and still find a way to enjoy ourselves. I say, that's fine, as long as he packs me some sweet tea before we head out.

I can't imagine going through my life without my Johnny. I mean, who would I watch CSI reruns with and who would I give the run down of what today's Dr. Phill & Oprah show was all about every night? Who would squeeze Johnny's toothpaste tube all crazy & crooked and who would be his back seat driver? I mean....oooh...scary thoughts.

♥  I heart him 

There was also another little surprise on my kitchen counter. The man knows me
Oh, how I wish this were smell-a-vision...
I hope you all have a wonderfully loving Valentine's Day and that your heart flames are burning strong.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Air Force 2 Tour, Andrews Air Force Base

How lucky are WE??

Our Army wives club was treated to a very special tour last week at Andrews Air Force Base that is not available to the general public because one of our members' husband is the pilot of......    can you guess??? ............

Air Force Two! This is the Vice President's (& Secretary of State's) plane. To say it was impressive in person is an understatement.

Photos via Kris Needham

Our tour started off at the 89th Airlift Wing where AF2 pilot, Lt. Col. Needham set up a film for us to watch on the history of the squadron and the fleet of planes. I was surprised to know there are several Air Force Two's in different sizes...sorry, but I was not aware!  J

After the film our pilot answered questions from our group then gave us a shopping opportunity. AF2 t-shirts for sale!! There I am with the girls (bottom right) waiting to go out to the plane (it was so cold!!). 

All of the ladies were in a long line to get their photo made in front of this seal on the plane. So....monkey see, monkey do!

"Ummm....hello? Can someone please take Mr. Biden some coffee?" Tap, tap, this thing on? 

Sorry, Mr. VP, Sir, no more coffee today. All my girlfriends cleaned you out. Guess I'm fired on my first day on the job.

 Group photo with AF2 pilots on the left.

Will you look at these 3 cuties? My friends Pam, Debbie & Lori, slightly frozen, but always beautiful.

Photos via Kris Needham

Top left: The AF2 flight attendant (I'm so sorry I didn't get her name!). She's been working for the VP for 5 years. Top Right: One of the kind crew members who answered the hundreds of questions hurled his way. He was so patient!

Afterwards we all went over to the Officer's Club and had a delicious lunch, complete with ice cream bar & cake for dessert. Yum.

What a fun tour this was! We felt very honored that the 89th Airlift Squadron took the time to secure a plane for us to tour and to show us around.

Have a great week everyone!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What They Do

Happy February everyone!
It's the month of L♥♥♥♥♥♥ve.
This month I signed up for a FREE month long mini course called:

by Kelly Willette @ 

Here's what her email stated: "Participants will receive daily email prompts/photo assignments with some tutorial/instruction built into the daily email lesson. It is that easy. I email you every morning, and you follow the assignment/prompt if you would like. I will create a public flickr gallery where you can share if you so choose."

I'll do it! I thought, this will be fun, get my creative juices flowing and help me take that Project 365 image of the day also. Anyone want to join me? Go HERE to sign up for The Joy of Love and begin getting your email assignments.

Today's assignment: "WHAT THEY DO"  They, being the ones you love....

Here's the adorable, handsome man that I love. The one who makes me laugh every day and reminds me that I cannot change what I didn't control to begin relax. He's my "chill pill." He's good for my nerves, but wonderful for my heart.

What does he do? He loves to telecommute from home. In his pajamas! Thank goodness there's no Skype involved.

He'll spend 1/2 the day holed up on the couch concentrating on all of the world's problems....

......Or at least the ones in his office, in his fuzzy blue Naval Academy robe.

Eating his snacks, drinking his iced teleconference after another, he plugs away. Comfy & snuggly.

Making his millions....... HAHAHAHaaaaaaaaaaaa........ sorry, I just wanted to see how it felt typing that. It was nice, actually. I don't regret it. OK. Do over. Achem...

Making an honest living for our family and keeping a warm roof over our heads. Thank you, Johnny. I love an appreciate you so much. You work so hard and you look adorable doing it   J

And what do Chihuahuas do???

Just a lot of this. Until supper time, when they go into full on attack mode until Johnny submits and gives them their chicken dinners. Then they go right back to doing a lot of this again. But they love and appreciate Daddy, too. Very much.

Of course, this has to be tagged as my Project 365 image.
I love this man. And I look forward to "finding the love" with him for the rest of my life

My post would not be complete if I didn't remember what my boy does. I'm so proud of him xoxo

And what I I love ALL of them with all of my heart.