04 July, 2010

July 4th Flasback

It's not quite the 4th here yet, but it is for most of you out there. =) Even if you are comatose at this very moment!!

Things have changed so much since last year. Joe was still a civilian and we were about to embark on our journey to military life. We were barely scraping by, living paycheck to paycheck. We were also pretty darn happy - tough as it was at that time in our lives. =) Tough times either make you or break you and I can definitely say that they "made" us.

That night, we went to a fireworks display/hometown concert (read: concert full of covers). We sat in front of a very interesting family who was accompanied by - oddly enough - one of the girls from our small group. It made for an interesting evening. The fireworks were pretty good, though. That's pretty much what we came for anyway. I think it took us like an hour to get home after everything was over. It would usually take us about 15 minutes to get home. It was a little irritating, but expected.

Here are a few pictures from the day [and none of them are of me, lol]:

Look at that hottie! ;-) This is what I call his "scruffy face."

Another guy I miss...

Patriotic cupcakes I made for the family dinner.

Fireworks, of course. =)

This year, it's a whole different ballgame. Instead of celebrating our freedom, he's "over there" fighting for it. I suppose I'm getting used to him not being here, but I still miss him every minute he's gone.

"Land of the free, because of the brave."

I love you, baby! You are my hero.

God Bless the U.S.A.!



Anonymous said...

I love this post. Very nice! I'm sure you are very proud of your hubby =)

Happy 4th of July!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

How sweet! Man we were trying to compare all of our 4th's together too and its crazy to see how things change.

JG said...

I hope you had a fun-filled Fourth just the same! It's amazing how different our lives were a year ago, isn't it?