Ok, so the path to hell is paved with good intentions. I had every intention to blog at least once a week... We can all see how well that went.
Anyway, back in February, Captain America proposed to LLB and she said YES! She was completely surprised. We were fortunate to be out to dinner (at a different restaurant) with his parents. We all knew he was going to pop the question, so we hung out and waited until we got "the call" from a very happy, very tearful LLB. She then called her grandmother and her brother. It was such a happy night!
We have been in the midst of planning and acquiring all that is needed for a wedding. We have a year, but these things take time. We have a venue. We have the church. We have the bubbles! We have the invitations. We even have the table runners, chair covers, and chair bows. Most importantly, we have "the dress". It is simply gorgeous, but you all will have to wait until next year to see it, as I can't risk Captain America getting even one glimpse... It is an exciting time!!
We are currently figuring out table numbers and center pieces. I can't believe how many lists I have going -- potential attendees (we only have room for 100 people total), music selections, line dances I need to learn, items for the registry, and more.
Mr, LLB, and I went to Texas to visit #1. We had a short, but lovely visit with him. He will deploy soon, but we know he is well trained, well prepared, and will be back sometime this fall. We won't have much contact -- if any. It's a good thing time flies, huh? His apartment is really nice and he will get his very own washer and dryer upon his return. Its funny how priorities change as they age - the laundromat I not his favorite hangout. ;)
I was given a chance to visit with my dearest childhood friend at her parents' home in Naples in early April. We went to the zoo, vegged by the pool, and chatted about everything and nothing. It was a great time and I do so hope they invite me back.
My latest endeavors include crocheting mittens, blankets, and shawls. You can get a lot done while waiting for flights... LLB will need a shawl for her wedding, so we will be taking a trip to the yarn shop to get some super special yarn. I'd like to make her something out of a really fine and snuggly soft yarn... But first we need to find a pattern. :)
Gram is well. We try to get out a few times a week. Sometimes we shop. Sometimes we go to appointments. We always go to lunch! :)
Such a busy time! How exciting to be making LLB's shawl. There are tons of lovely patterns on Ravelry.com and on the internet. I was at my library last night and was in the yarn arts section...they had a huge selection of crochet books. I can't wait to see the finished project. :D
I don't know about you not being able to contact #1 while he is deployed. I suppose it depends on where he is at. For hubby's last trip in 2009 he was able to email me almost every night even though he was working 12 hour days. And that was with him being cheap and not paying for his own internet service...he could have had internet in his room but instead used the USO for free.
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