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Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

As many of you know my husband is retired Air Force.
Our kids where born on the Military base.
It was a very difficult way of life.  
We got married late in life and after one month of marriage my husband was deployed to Panama for 6 months.
We thought we were in the clear for a while but three months after our daughter was born he was deployed to Saudi Arabia for 6 months that tuned into closer to 8 months.  
This was heartbreaking for him to think of having to leave us behind and missing all of the "firsts" our daughter would be doing in her first year of life. 
He came home and could not get enough time with our daughter!
Thinking we were in the clear for a while....he got orders to deploy to Turkey.
A country he loves but leaving us behind one more time was next to devastating to him.
He was gone for 7 months.
He retired from the Air Force March of 2011 and when September 11 happened we thought for sure he would be required to re-enlist.
Luckily for us it did not happen.
As Memorial Day rolls around every year I think of his sacrifice to leave us and head over seas.
It was a scary time for me and I would tell him every time to 
"RUN, FORREST RUN" 
if any shots were fired!
He came home safe.
So many do not and I think of them and their families--HUGE--sacrifice for us in the name of freedom.
THANK YOU is not near enough to convey what these soldiers have done for us but, Thank you!
Wishing all of you a safe and happy Memorial Day!
Enjoy,
Barb

Friday, May 23, 2014

Painting for Fall or is it Autumn!?!

 We haven't really even started summer and I am painting for fall or is it autumn?
 I love the colors of fall/autumn and Halloween.
 I am trying to decide if I should use these items and make a raffia swag.  Hang a crow, a scarecrow man and a colorful leaf on a braided piece of raffia.......decisions.
 Still painting for Summer.  Love these colorful flowers with a Welcome painted on it.  Finally have them listed in my Etsy shop. 
I hope you have had a successful week and are ready for the unofficial start of summer this weekend!
Enjoy,
Barb

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Are you ready to Celebrate Summer?

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is!
Here is a sneak peek of what I have been up to...and living in my car getting kids here and there!



It will be great to see what everyone comes up with!
Looking forward to celebrating SUMMER!
(Reminds me of the snowman Olaf from Frozen...love that guy!)
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Sunday, May 11, 2014