Friday, February 26, 2010


Hello and welcome to another pink saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound, if you go to visit her you can get a list of all the other participants.

I want to take a few minutes to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes to my son on his deployment.It means so much to me to know that so many people are praying for him. Bless you all from the bottom of my heart!!!

Above was the plane that carried my son off. I was so happy to see "U.S. AIR FORCE" on the side of the plane, my father was a lifer in the Air Force so it gave me comfort to see that. Made me feel like my father was right there with him.

I have a few pictures here of his deployment events.
Below is my son Bob at his unit before the parade.

The troops marched into the town of Point Pleasant, WV. It was a beautiful event. I walked the whole route into town. It was a beautiful day and the flag raising was beautiful. The town will leave the flag up until they return then the unit will take the flag down and put a new one up.

The town and homes were all decorated to show love and support to the troops.
At the airport before their departure they had a military band playing. It was just beautiful and so many orginazations were they in support of the troops. Handing out breakfast, water, juice, donuts and a boxed lunch for the troops to take on the plane. They also handed out lunches for the families to eat on the way home. Roses for all that wanted them. Toys for the children.

Boarding the plane. It was pouring down rain but we stayed on the airstrip until his plane was up in the sky. I love airplanes, they always remind me of my Dad and his love of them.

A rose that was handed out.
That's it on my son for this week, I will post some more pics in my future posts.
During the holidays I won two giveaways. This one was for a years sub. to Old House Journal. I'm really enjoying this magazine since I love architecture so much. Thank you so much Bertie!

Next I won this wonderful book called "KID'S SACRED PLACES" from Kelee of The Katillac Shack. It's a beautiful book on decorating children's room. I will enjoy reading this one for sure. Thank you so much Kelee.
Now finally on to some pinkness for this week. I usually only have time to post once a week so I get alot in on one post. LOL
My pink for today is this cute little potpourie bunny that I bought at a craft store a few weeks ago. I have wanted one for years but they have been very pricey in the mail order catalogs, I was thrilled to finally see them in craft chain stores at an affordable price.

I did some embroidery while riding in the car to my son's departure events. I made this cute little sachet pincushion for my friend.

A close up.

Well you just never know what your gonna find on this farm. Look at this silly stray cat. He will not come in the house, very scared of people still. I guess he was cold and found a warm spot on the garage stove pipe. LOL

Look how silly! He does come on the porches to eat but we can't pet him.

Last but not least were still feeding our deer. They're looking good.
Were back in the snow again this week in WV. Today was #17 for snow days off from school.
Another foot came down today and it's not supposed to stop until Saturday and noon.

Well that's it for today, thank you so much for stopping by. It was so nice to visit with you. I'll be back next week with some pinkness and you just never know what else I'll have to share with you. LOL
Blessings to you! Shirl


Connie said...

I know you will miss Bob terribly but with the group praying for him I truly believe he'll return safely, sweetpea. Just take care of "things" on the home front, honey.

Jacalyn @ said...

God Bless your son and thanks for sharing. What a wonderful town you live in that is so supportive, I love it! That cat is pretty silly too!

Happy PS,

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Please tell your son and his whole company THANK YOU for serving our country! As i told you before, he will be included in the prayers offered every Sunday in our church.
Now love that cute little bunny!!
Can't beleive that cat!
Happy PS!

Vintage To Chic said...

Shirl, I love the post about your son. i know your heart is hurt but be proud, We are so greatful to our military men and women. The time will go by before you know it and he will be home again.
lOve and prayers,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

'Morning Shirl,
What a wonderful post! God bless your son! Your pinks are lovely and I love your little hat box on your sidebar! Happy Pink Saturday.


Candi said...

Lots of prayers coming your way and for your son. God Bless him for doing this for us.
Happy Pink Saturday

vickie said...

This post made me cry and laugh.
God bless your son, what a wonderful supportive town. Thanks to him and prayers for him.
Then, there is the cat! Looks like he definitely knows how to keep warm, looks like he's being fed well. Thanks for sharing your
stories today, and your beautiful

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Shirl Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday. I love this post. I love that you shared Bob's departure and his face with us. I have added him to my daily prayers. Please let him know he has a large group of ladies from all over the world praying for him and his platoon.

I love your bunng. That is the cutest darn thing. I will have to keep my eyes open for one of those, and I so love your little pinkeep that you made. Just precious for sure.

Have a beautiful Pink Saturday Sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

rosechicfriends said...

Thanks for the update..and continued prayers!

Love your giveaway goodies...and oh what my heart does when I see that kitty! You'll get him to love have a special way with animals!

Hugs and prayers!

Anonymous said...

God bless you real good for caring for His dear creatures. And God bless your Bob and his whole company. Happy Pink Saturday! I made the deer picture the background on my computer and love it.

Maggie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. And thanks for him for doing what he does...

Peace on this PS!
Maggie Mae
"Do these match this purse?"

Sherry from Alabama said...

Wonderful post! Our prayers are for you and your son.

That cat is just tooo funny sitting up there. It made me laugh.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Shirl; What a wonderful thing the town did for the troops,, God Bless them all,,, I will be Praying for them all until their safe return.. Congrats on your winning such great give a ways.. Happy Pink Saturday..


Lisa said...

Wow! You have had a very busy week! Thank you for sharing your son's journey and thank you to him and your family for the service he does for our country! I love the kitty!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

CC said...

What a wonderful, supportive town..I will say prayers for their safe return. Our young men and women are so loving and so brave to stand up and serve their country. They should all have a warm hug, a prayer and a thank you.So from this woman in Texas, blessings and prayers for a safe return to your son and his unit. Thank you for defending us all..

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pics, Shirl. I will always pray for Bobby every night til he safely returns! Love your new bunny and the sachet and those pretty little pins stuck in it are adorable!

Happy PS a little late!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Forgot to mention what fun I had seeing your funny little cat!! What is his name?

Angelic Accents

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Shirl,

I will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a wonderful Mother!

That is one silly cat! Love the pictures of him and the deer!!! Pink Saturday pretties!

Thinking of you!

Jean Tuthill said...

God bless your son, and keep him from harms way. He will be in my prayers and I am truly grateful to our military men and women who protect us. Your pinks are beautiful and the silly cat will come around sooner or later. The deer are beautiful, too.

Cottage Cozy said...

I offer prayers for your son too! You must miss him terribly already!

You have sure been luck with your winnings!
I came to your blog through my sister Diane's blog, "Saturday Finds".

I had fun browsing your blog...I will be back soon!

Stay Cozy, Carrie