S: OUR JOURNEY CONTINUES Feb 2010
BC: This book has taken me a long time to finish. As I write this, today is July 17, 2011 and the last time I saw Mikie was the end of January and then in March he left for Afghanistan. We had our ups and downs in communication, the engagement was called off, and then we wrote emails back and forth and ended the relationship. But as of today, there is an email I wrote him three weeks ago asking to reconsider, to think about the journey and hope it leads us back together. I did not want this book to just sit unfinished, it has so many wonderful memories to share. My sweet MIkie, my Teddybare, this book is dedicated to you for making our time together the best I have ever had! I still love you! ~ani~!
1: ...to me! Feb 1 | Happy Valentine's Day | february
2: YOU MAKE ME SMILE | Easter Basket Chocolates My Eeyore | KISS KISS
4: Our first of many road trips. Starbucks! Cracker Barrel! Pilot Hotdogs! | smiles
5: awesome! | m e m o r i e s | Feb 2010
7: time to fly home | Feb 2010
11: l i f e i s g o o d | April 2010
13: April 2010 | Happy Birthday Mikie May11th
14: FORT WAYNE | I ND I ANAP O L I S
15: June 2010 | S N I C K E R Z
19: July 2010 YoungstownOH We decided to meet here for the 3 day weekend, the place we first meet Oct 2009. Went back to the same park. | JULY 2010
20: Road Trip to Oklahoma Begins! August 8-15, 2010 We left about 7:45 a.m., 70 degrees, Starbucks of course was the first stop, then stopped in Terre Haute for Cracker Barrel. St Louis by 1 p.m. 92 degrees. On to Meramec State Park which is 66 miles West of St Louis. 95 and Humid! Yeah! After being in the wrong park, we finally found where we were to be.
21: AUGUST 2010
22: The room had the bare necessities, not even a coffee pot, but the AC was wonderful. So humid outside the windows and our glasses would fog up, even my camera lens. | Ten Month Anniversary Today 8/9/10
23: We tried to do some things in the park, so very humid & hot. Had hamburgers and fries in the snack bar, browsed the gift shop, didn't do the cave tour, wanted to save our $40 bucks! Had ice cream! Still hot at 10 p.m. but out on our deck.... | ...way back in the woods, no lights on, we could see millions of stars!
24: Two nights and one awesome day in Norman, OK. Took the kids to Olive Garden, 108 degrees that evening, went downtown to Brick Town and went bowling at RedPin | Comfort Inn & Suites
25: a u g u s t 2 0 1 0
26: Met Jessica and Justin and went to the Diner downtown Norman for "pigs in a blanket". Then she wanted to show us around the OU campus. Too hot to do much outside, but showed us where she works, went into Starbucks and Mikie treated. Met with Airforce ROTC to get Justin information. Mikie was great, of course, and was referred to as Justins' dad. lol
27: We head north today on I-35 to KS and reach NE for the night and head back to good 'ole IN tomorrow! Another hot August day, but we are going bye-bye! South of Sabetha, KS stopped at a casino and had their Native American Buffet, OMG! Rabbit, Buffalo, Beans, Fried Cabbage, Chocolate Pie! Played slots and it's 11 pm, we have to get to Nebraska City where Mikie is from. Quality Inn Rm 110 | August 2010 | SAC & FOX CASINO
28: TRIP TO BIRMINGHAM, AL October 8-12, 2010 Left Fort Wayne early this morning, dropped my car @ Indy airport. ***Cracker Barrel on Southport RD in Indy ***Waffle house outside of Nashville ***Stopped in Athens AL for Starbucks. Arrived at Clarion Hotel 6:30 pm. Very nice room. Ordered pizza and relaxed in the room, watched TV, long day! ***Saw a cotton field today | In front of Mikie in the BU
30: Oct 9, 2010 One Year Anniversary Birmingham, AL
31: October 2010
32: RED LOBSTER. Birmingham, AL After the Zoo, took a nap, then got ready to go out to dinner. Half way through dinner......
33: ...Mikie got down on one knee at the table and proposed. "would u marry me in the near future ?" and gave me a ring. So very beautiful caught me off guard. oh and I said yes! | October 2010
34: Not sure if these pictures will turn out. We went to a park where these statues were and could see the city of Birmingham.
35: Never easy leaving my sweet man and flyng home, but was an awesome trip! We had our Starbucks "date" together before going to the airport! I love you! | OCT '10
36: SAN DIEGO December 6-12, 2010
37: December, 2010