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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

My Blog Title Verse

"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A self portrait day

 I mentioned recently that I have started following "Married to the Military". I promise I am not going to be copying her all the time (although this does make the second time this week!) but today the theme (and challenge) she had chosen TOTALLY fit in with the picture of the day. 
 It made me laugh, so I had to link to her. Just read her page, and laugh with me. 

 This was the pre-chosen picture of the day. 
My feet, in rainbow colored toe socks, which were bought (for Andy, by me) back in our Shorter College days. I love these socks. 

They are full of memories: good times at college, reminders of my pre-kid, more time to just be a hippie self. (not that I would change anything... just reminiscing!) Even the hole in the bottom of the toe gives me JOY. 
They are over 9 years old. How could I NOT love these socks?

The challenge called for a self-portrait. I think I post pictures of myself fairly often, and besides, pretty much everyone who reads my blog already knows me. So, I decided to go for something a little older, and definitely silly. 
Last time Andy was deployed (Iraq that time!) my sisters made me up all fancy. They dressed me in their "Marilyn Monroe" dress, and did my hair and makeup. My brother-in-law did a whole photo shoot one afternoon, with multiple "coaches" helping out. 
We tried to do the "spin and make the dress flair out" thing, like the movies and posters from the 50's. 
 This is pretty much my favorite picture of that - 


I don't think that modeling is my calling! 

Good thing that Andy already loves me!! 

3 comments:

Carrie said...

LOVE IT!!! You are beautiful!!!!
And, toe socks drive me nuts!

..::Mrs. Staff Sergeant::.. said...

Those socks are awesome!

Thanks for stopping by and playing along. Nice to meet you too :) I always enjoy finding other military wives in the blogshere.

Sorry your hubby is leaving soon though. How long will he be gone?

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

I love both the pictures! You are too adorable! Luv ya sis!