January 22, 2010


I am prone to mushiness these days, so perhaps it's not surprising that looking at photos of my husband and me from last summer before he left for Afghanistan would make me all sentimental.

He hates having his picture taken.  Hates it.  And yet he lets me do it constantly.  He poses and fake smiles for me, and every once in a while I get a real smile or a smirk that only he can make.  Those are the photos I like to look at when he's gone, to see his grimaces and laughter, the faces he makes every day.  The real him.

We had so much fun in Las Vegas.  When we were there, AWTM called and said she was envious...that we were still just a couple, that we could jet off to Vegas whenever we wanted.  She said she and her husband took a trip shortly before SR was born, and that they still talk about it and what a great trip it was, just the two of them.  And that because my husband was leaving and I was supposed to be doing IVF while he was gone, that this too was our last trip just as a couple, and to enjoy ourselves.

And I look at those photos from Vegas, and I had our baby inside me already and didn't know it.  I think it's wonderful to have so many photos of us in that brief time when our baby already existed but we didn't know it yet.

I look at how happy we are in those photos and I just feel so lucky and blessed.  And I know it's only going to get better.

I miss him very, very much.  I can't wait to see him again.

And take his picture.

Holding his daughter.

Posted by: Sarah at 05:03 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 May the time go quickly.  And uneventfully. 

Posted by: Lissa at January 22, 2010 09:44 PM (mgjM7)

2 I love this post!  I was pregnant with Rusty when we went on our Caribbean cruise and every time I look at those pics I'm like HE WAS THERE!  There is NO way you can tell, but HE WAS THERE!  Someday I will enjoy telling him that he went ot all of those fun places and enjoyed that adventure with his dad and I. 

I hope this next month+ goes quickly for you!  I am really hoping that your hubby makes it for the birth!!!  Your baby is blessed to have you guys and she is going to be sooooo loved!

Posted by: Stacy at January 23, 2010 12:43 AM (5C0TQ)

3 And post at least one picture of the two of them....I'm already misty eyed. That picture will make me cry like a baby. :-)

Posted by: Pamela at January 23, 2010 01:00 AM (GmA86)

4 You guys have ridiculous smiles in your Vegas pictures that doing nothing else but radiate LOVE.  How awesome that your baby was there to share in that and the worry part of pregnancy had not existed.  Even your eyes were smiling in those pictures!

Posted by: wifeunit at January 23, 2010 11:02 AM (4B1kO)

5 This post needs a "like" button (similar to FB). I recently was looking thru old pictures - my husbands college graduation week, commissioning, etc. I get so sentimental

Posted by: Keri at January 23, 2010 02:28 PM (dtvJC)


Ach! *sniffle*...  

Posted by: Krista at January 25, 2010 07:24 PM (sUTgZ)

7 I know I've been spending too much time on facebook when my first reaction to this post is to look for the "like" button. 

Posted by: leofwende at January 26, 2010 02:48 AM (28CBm)

8 Lol...Keri and I thought the same thing.

Posted by: leofwende at January 26, 2010 02:48 AM (28CBm)

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