12/5/08

Flashback Friday

First off, I have to say that the quality of these pictures is awful!! I knew what pic I wanted, but when I went to my album, I saw that I had taken it out at some point and never returned it. So all I had left was the Christmas Card, and I had to scan it in, so it is really grainy. Sorry...

But, the story behind it goes like this. This was one week after Norman and I got married, and we had been given a week up at Pagosa Springs, CO to go ski and relax after the wedding because Norman was deploying to Afghanistan two weeks later. We got to take a horse drawn sleigh ride, and I loved the picture so much it turned into our very first Christmas card, for the year of 2002. There are so many memories attached to this moment. For me, it was my "baptism by fire" so to speak for military life. There's nothing like saying "I do" and then preparing for your brand new hubby to leave you for the next 6 months. But this sleigh ride was perfect. Beautiful winter day, beautiful scenery...picture perfect...Here is the Christmas card...

And a little closer in...




And everybody sing - "Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,Ring-ting-tingling too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you..." :)


11 comments:

Melinda said...

That's precious! What a beautiful memory of your honeymoon.

Shawna Byrd said...

I love your pic. I have the same grainy problems with my old pictures for flashback Friday. Very sweet memory, and see how far you've come!

Ava's Adventures said...

I remember getting that card!

Ice House said...

Great pic and sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

The picture is lovely! Great memories!

Stacey said...

Thank you ladies!!! :) I've been really thinking about that that trip a lot today, and I never would have even thought about it otherwise! Thanks Melinda! This Flashback Friday thing is really neat!!

Heather said...

I think we still have that card! What a great memory. That was such a tough time, but it seems like just a few months ago!!! Where has all the time gone? Miss ya'll! Hugs for you and all the boys!

Jenny B said...

What a great memory!

Wendy said...

That is beautiful! I've never been on a sleigh ride. I bet that was so enchanting!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

OMG! I love horses too!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

But unicorns I love better! :)