Saturday, April 18, 2009

Special Night

This week has been a week of many special occasions for us. We have been very busy. On Thursday night , we went to the military awards formal banquet. My husband was the speaker for the evening. It is always fun to go to these because they are formal and it is fun to get all dressed up.
My husband is retiring this year and so they wanted him to speak. He did a terrific job. He is so talented. The students presented him with a flag that they all signed and one of them drew a portrait of him. I think they did a tremendous job. I was amazed how many students came up to him afterwards to tell him how great of an instructor he is and how much they will miss him. Everyone wanted a picture with him. Well, I can understand that.


I asked someone else that was there that night if they would take a picture of us together. I just love it with the big flag in the background. I am so proud of my husband, he is truly an instructor to be admired.
I know, many of you probably are saying that looks like the picture of you from last winter, but it is of this year's special night. I look a little different but not much. I just love the opportunity to dress up and spend a special night with my hubby. What a night to remember always.

19 comments:

Shauna said...

Awesome post! You are beautiful :)
♥ HUGS ♥

SO said...

That is really neat about your husband speaking and how admired he is. And you make a very handsome couple. You look stunning!

tammy said...

That is awesome! We love military families at our house. You look beautiful.

Carolyn said...

I loved the drawing of your husband it showed so much character.

Both of you look wonderful. I'm sure you will remember it for years to come.

Heatherlyn said...

You can never have too many pictures of you and your hubby!

I love the sketch of him. It's wonderful!

Erin said...

That is so great! I'm glad you got to get dressed up and go somewhere special together. And for him to be honored is doubly wonderful!

Kristina P. said...

Congrats to your husband!

And you're a blonde, not a redhead! You look great as both.

Kathy said...

You guys both look so elegant. Neat experience!

Loralee and the gang... said...

Congratulations on your husgand's retirement. What a wonderful night full of memories. Do you have plans for you hubby's time now that he's retired? heehee
:~D

Angel said...

I love the photo of both of you with the flag, too! Looks like you had an amazing time!

Lara said...

Wow! That portrait is so neat! I bet Mike will cherish it forever. :)

Kristy said...

Love the dress and your husband looks so distinguished. I can't believe he's retiring...just as you are graduating and getting ready to start teaching :) Will he do something else? You guys look great!

-Melissa- said...

You guys are a beautiful couple! I love the drawing. What an evening to remember!

S and L said...

wow...what an awesome event! Congratulations to you both! I just love special nights, getting dressed up and enjoying an occasion together! :)

Sherrie said...

Wow! You look beautiful! And that portrait of Mike is Awesome! Do you plan to stay in Cedar City after retirement? What a fabulous night it must have been.

Michelle said...

WOW!!! you look great! what a special time :)

Jake and Stephanie Perrin said...

Congrats to Mike to be able to retire from the Army this year!! Thats a HUGE Accomplishment! Good luck with the job hunt after wards.. Take care

Cyndie said...

You look absolutely fabulous! What a great, fun night!

Kristi T. said...

How special! I love you guys and I am also so proud to call Mike my brother he is truely an amazing person. Love you guys and you both look WONDERFUL!