Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hard work and dedication...

That is what it is all about! Tonight I got together with some friends to make "Welcome Home" signs for our hubs. I seriously worked 4 and a half hours on this and it is still not even close to being done. The picture is obviously way off on the colors. 

I originally thought I would order the free banner one when he left for when he got back, but I really enjoy doodling and being creative. So this is what I decided to do instead. 

The poster board is bright orange. I picked a bright color because the last deployment he had a hard time finding me since I am so small. I thought this would be perfect if he could read! (hehe!) I went and bought all the fun things to decorate with since most of my spouses (from my Key Spouse group) are going through their first deployment and first homecoming. I tried to explain to them that there will most likely be a lot of people, so we want to stand out. I am really have a ton of fun hanging with them and getting this done. I didn't think it would take me so long, but I am a perfectionist, and I obsess over things. This is for Mr. Man, so it has got to be right! 

I drew the letters and hand painted them red, white, and blue. I drew an Air Force symbol with two hearts. The big heart represents me, and the small heart represents our baby boy. The Air Force sign represents Mr. Man, of course. In the bottom right hand corner is a "piss pot" which is an AMMO thing. I plan on putting "IYAAYAS" on it as well... which is another AMMO thing. I normally am not up for cussing but since we are talking Military, are talking AMMO, and I did say "piss pot" I will tell you what it stands for. "If You Ain't AMMO You Ain't Shit!" You got that right ;) There is still plenty of room for a flag, so I may do that as well. 

The typical military wife... I got my man in uniform (almost)! I got my bling going on(the glitter)! And I am one of the most patriotic woman you will ever meet (all the red, white, and blue)! I support Mr. Man 10000000000%. Did you get that?

Eeeekkkkk!! I am so freaking excited! I told him he better not read my blog from now until he gets home, or else.... or else he will get a knuckle sandwich!

I ask that you please do not ever refer to our names, for security reasons. Thanks. 


  1. I am so over the moon for you!!!!! And a tad bit jealous that it isn't my turn yet. But seriously...I'm so happy for you!

    I ordered my sign and got it in already, mine says, "Our Superdad stayed away from the Kryponite in Afghanistan. Tonight Mommy's going to retire his cap. We missed you Daddy"

    BTW..I have a FREE giveaway on my blog again:)

  2. Yay for you!!!! I will push my jealousy aside to be super excited for you!!

  3. How exciting!! Great looking poster :)

  4. Looks great! I have never seen anyone with signs the last two times I have picked up my hubby, but it is so true, there are so many and I honestly didn't recognize my hubby in his desert hat (way different than his uniform hat) when he came off the plane. Way to go!

  5. Woooo! How exciting :) Exciting is probably an understatement huh? Well I love the whole AMMO themes too. Of course :O IYAAYAS!

    ♥ Mrs. S.

  6. Aww super-cute sign! I'm so excited for you!


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