Young and in love. Isn't it inspiring? This is another young couple that "modeled" for me for a summer or two. I repeatedly said to myself, "Beautiful", every time I took a picture of them. So young and so sparkly.
Whew! I was dealing with some wicked glare on the painting when I shot the photo of the painting. I will have to seriously problem solve glare. It certainly is a problem when shooting large areas of dark paint. Still... I think the general idea of the painting is apparent.
Some years ago I had my first roommate. Well, she wasn't a roommate in the traditional way because I was married, with two children. But she was the closest thing to a roommate I have ever had. She stayed with us for such a short stint, she was between degrees and needed only temporary housing. I think she was possibly they best roommate a girl could hope for. Here is a short and not complete list of the perks of our roommate...
-My sink was dirty dish free during her entire visit.:) It was heavenly!
-We had a live in babysitter for date night.
-She introduced us to The Office (which my sweet husband and I enjoyed until Dwight got married and Jim and Pam moved away, sigh).
-She taught me how to run a marathon.
-She introduced me to Twilight (Yes, I said Twilight as in the vampire series).
-She introduced me to the internet (Yes, I said internet), actually I knew about the internet before she moved in and even used it on occasion, but she opened my eyes to it's true possiblities:)
-She gave me my first IPOD.
-She taught me how to buy and wear jeans like a modern girl should.
-She introduced me to the idea of blogging and even helped me get this one started, it just took me a couple years to cotton on to the idea.
There were so many things she taught me, but the most predominate one, in my opinion, was how to really make a birthday cake.
For this day I decided to paint something I love very much, because he loved it sooo much. Patriotism is one of the best gifts he left me. I can not see a flag without forcibly thinking of him. It is a funny dichotomy....to have something make you smile and choke up with tears at the same time.