Friday, November 5, 2010
A picture say a thousand words
With our 3 year Wedding Anniversary coming up quickly, I was at a loss as to what to get Gabe while in Iraq. See our first two anniversaries we were lucky enough to be able to spend them together. However this year things are a bit different due to the deployment. Sure we could have planned R&R around our Anniversary were he would be home. BUT November was just WAY to early for us to do R&R. Later the better is our motto.
So after asking Gabe for the last month or so what he wanted finally he came up with a new watch. Its not just any regular watch, its one he can use for work and when he works out. I guess it's a guy thing. So he ordered it and had it sent right to him, made my life alot easier. He also asked for a tea kettle & Dunkin Donut coffee. That one was on me to get and thankfully I found both while out at the NEX one day.
I still wanted to do something alittle more specail for him and something that he wouldn't expect. So I bought a multi frame a the store and put a few pictures of us in it over the last 4 years. I also put together a photo book on walmart.com that had pictures in it from the very first time we'd met up until he left for the deployment. Under each picture was a caption that explained what we were doing or where we were.
That still wasn't enough I wanted to do more......but what......then it came to me. How about getting my picture taken for him. Whom better to ask than the famous Lowder Photography. Now I didn't want any of that swim suit / half dressed half naked picture. I was simply wanting something sweet and tasteful that I would be ok with the world seeing.
So we met up and made our way to North Shore Police Beach one Saturday morning and had a wonderful time. I was so happy that I decided to do this for him. As simple as it turned out I know he will just love them and I can't wait to hear his reaction. I put the CD in the mail this past Monday in a envelope all by its self & a card. So he will get it alittle after our Anniversary but that's ok. He has already gotten his original Anniversary box and has already dug into the homemade cookies, marshmellows and other goodies that I sent.
I absolutly love spoiling my Soldier more than anything, it brightens my day knowing that I can put a smile on his face just from a simple care package.
I am so blessed to have been married to him for the past 3 years and I can't wait for many many more to come. I only hope that we don't have to spend any more apart. (I know being in the army thats not likely but hey a girl can wish right)
Here is a sneak peak of my shoot with Lowder. (if your in Hawaii check her out!!!!)