Monday, January 19, 2009

Love Birds and Lovebirds at the Ball

Last night my baby boy (yes, my 17 yo baby boy) (and yes, he loves it when I call him that!)went to his ROTC unit's version of the senior prom--the Military Ball. I don't know if I shared this with you yet or not, but Joe has a girlfriend! She's also in the ROTC with him and they got dressed up all snazzy and headed off to the ball.
Oh, my Motherly heart was filled to overflowing, as were my Motherly eyes! lol It's such a hard thing to explain, that feeling you get when you see your baby boy all dressed up in his dress blues, with medals jangling, putting his arm around a lovely young lady who is looking up into his eyes and laughing with such a tender look in her eye. Sigh.
In honor of this wonderful occassion, I have made a couple of new Love bird ornaments--one in yellow
and one in blue!

I'm so sorry I've been so scarce of late...I just am getting over the most nasty bit of flu that has left me with not nearly enough energy or ambition to get all the things done that I would like! I think I am on the mend now, not really sick any more except for some lingering head coldedness and cough--thank God! Yucky.

20 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

They sure make a cute couple! I am sorry you were so sick. I am so glad you are starting to feel better! Twyla

Sal said...

What a sweet couple!
Love your birds too.
Yes, it is a nasty virus..I am still getting over it and that's now 5 weeks..it has knocked me for six,as they says !!
Hope you are feeling better each day ;-)

Lucy said...

Awhhh,what a lovely picture of the young couple :) You must be proud of your baby boy! Hope you continue to feel better!

xoxo
jodi

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Mrs kwitty (:)

the kids are darling and so are the birds you made (:)
Get well soon , ok (:)
Thanks so much on the birthday wishes~!!
hugs, Patty

Diana said...

Hi Karen! Your son is very handsome. I can see why you are so proud!!! I'll bet you just blinked from the time he was an infant and now here he is: this big, strapping gorgeous young man. I just look at my little guys and see how the time goes...

Love the new lovebirds!

I hope you feel much better very soon, you poor thing!

xox
Di

The Catnap Cottage said...

What a handsome couple - I know you are so proud of him!

amyelisedesigns said...

What sweet and pricless photos! A lovely couple! Glad to hear you are on the mend! Hugs! Amy

Debbie said...

A handsome young man in uniform does look good. The young lady is lovely. I understand why your motherly heart is sighing.
Debbie

PamperingBeki said...

They're adorable, Karen!

Merry said...

Hi Karen! I love how the last photo of your young couple has a picture above and slightly to the right of them. I can see a young boy and girl being safely guarded by their guardian angel and it looks like she is "hovering" over your son and his sweet girl as well.
Merry

Sweetina said...

What a darling couple! And it's so wonderful to share in your Motherly love and joy! Your son looks so dashing in his uniform and i am sure he is so ahppy to have a Mom like you!
Karen i sure hope you feel better...it seems like a real hum dinger flu season. Start slow and rest when you feel tired,Hon.
Thinking of you~
keep warm and cozy!
Tina

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

He is so handsome!!!

The new birds are very cute...but then I love everything that you make. :o)

I've tagged you for a meme game...come over to my blog to check it out.

Rosebud Collection said...

What wonderful pictures..What a beautiful couple they made..Your lovebirds are beautiful too..Hope you are on the mend.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Karen
Thanks on these sweet words.. (:)
''hutch is so charming Vintagey and sweet and nostalgic and I think your little Alice doodads look fantastic on there!''
You are the best..
hugs,Patty

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Glad you are getting back to feeling better. Your baby is handsome! My oldest was in JROTC and went to a couple of those balls. His dates were always so beautiful. My youngest is 19 and I am now an empty-nester. It's kinda nice 'cause they still live close enough that I get to see them fairly regularly.

Teresa

Gina2424 said...

What a nice couple! Great pics! And love the creamy yellow bird!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

He sure looks handsome, and they do make a sweet couple.
Hope you are feeling better -- and oh, I almost forgot, thanks for visiting my blog.

I LOVE FRANCE said...

A beautiful photo
Im sure your so proud of him
andrea

Theresia (minoridesign) said...

awwwwwwww,this is soo cute!
Your baby is very handsome in his Richard Gere uniform :0)

Ashlee said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet couple! Congratulations, mama.

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