Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Antiques and Drive-Ins


What a fun afternoon yesterday.... while the little ones were sleeping, I went to a local antique store- ( one that I've had my eye on for quite some time).. but one that I did not dare go in with the babes... ! Andy got off early yesterday and so was here with the children and I had TWO HOURS all to myself!!! What freedom! What bliss! I found such a gorgeous antique print from WWI era (1910's) that had a soldier in uniform walking out his front gate with his wife holding onto his arm in a goodbye embrace- the caption read "Duty Calls"... Gorgeous mahogany frame with convex glass.... sooooo.. I bought it... Just seemed so fittingly proper for us at this point in our lives, with Andy leaving for Iraq in the not so distant future... think I shall hang it it our bedroom.... the print and frame really are stunning... I also found a beautiful, quaint little antique platter with a pink rose border- so dainty.. One can't help but wonder at the history of such pieces... how many Sundays was fried chicken served on it, or how many times had a pair of hands lovingly cleaned it... well you get the idea! Did I mention that I loved antiques?? ha!
Last night was a blast! We opted for some good old fashioned fun, sooooooo... we bathed the kiddos, put them in the vehicle, grabbed some blankets, got some cash from the ATM, and headed to the local drive in. We got there, turned off our headlights, got a HUGE bag of popcorn, (and a good ol "Co-cola") and snuggled down for the feature. What a treat- My sweet 2 year old snuggled in my lap, the baby slept, Andy and I held hands like silly teenagers and we enjoyed what familes have loved for decades.... The good ol' drive in- so, find one near you (www.drive-ins.com) and join in on the fun!

My verse for meditation today "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. " Proverbs 31:30
Much Love, Jennifer

4 comments:

Zach said...

Thanks i can't find a background that i like but the one i have is nice looking.

Yeah braces should be real fun, ok no they won't be. i have the colors all picked out, red and white, Ou's colors:)

It won't be long now until im there.

Zach

Zach said...

Thanks i can't find a background that i like but the one i have is nice looking.

Yeah braces should be real fun, ok no they won't be. i have the colors all picked out, red and white, Ou's colors:)

It won't be long now until im there.

Zach

Zach said...

sorry didn't mean for that to go twice.

John Russell said...

That seems like a lot of fun. I have been wanting to go to the Beverly ever since it has been open. We all need to go one night!