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Valentine's Day...

So how was every one's Valentine's Day?

Here's what the Colonel sent me...
Last Wednesday when it became obvious that we weren't going
 anywhere due to the heavy snow falling, 
Michael came to me a bit concerned. 

He said he needed to get to church to 
give "Miss Olga" one of my credit cards.


I told him we weren't going anywhere due 
to the BLIZZARD outside.

I called my good friend Olga and asked her if I could just give her my
 credit card number over the phone. 
I told her I had a clue what was going on and she understood.  

Saturday the above arrangement is delivered at our house.  
Apparently the Colonel tried to order flowers on the Internet.  
But he was having some trouble getting through from 
Afghanistan so he sent an email to my friend 
Olga and she gladly agreed to help out. 

The card says, "Love You and Miss You"
Gerber Daisies are my FAVORITE flower...

So pretty...
Thank you Colonel!


  1. How sweet! Nothing can stand in the way of TRUE LOVE, not even Afghanistan nor a blizzard :)

  2. That was so thoughtful! You've got a good man!

  3. Morning Sunshine,
    Your flowers are so pretty, so glad the Colonel was able to arrange for you to get the flowers, and it was sweet he sent your Mom some too!!
    I love Gerber Daisies too, course,
    I love any type of daisy, well, uh...flower!! lol
    So sorry you didn't get to talk with him or see him on skype, praying it will be today!!
    Yesterday was our 40th Valentine's
    day together!
    Poor Michael he must have been in a bit of a panic........thinking how do I keep this a secret and get this to Miss Olga!! lol
    Glad he finally said something.
    So is the snow melting at all?? what does your yard look like at present??? are you guys still stuck inside??? I thought I heard more was coming, is that right???I couldn't believe the news said we had snow in 49 of the 50 states, is that not amazing!!
    Oh that darn global warming!! lol
    I am hoping Pres. Obama & his administration get the Lord's message very soon!
    You have a Sweet Day honey,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  4. I am so glad you got a special delivery on Valentines Day.
    I said a prayer for you yesterday.
    Hope you have a great week!

  5. Oh, Dear Lois, How special! This post brought a tear to my eye! Gerber Daisies are so bright and cheerful. They are my daughter, Jill's FAVORITE too. (Guess what she got)

    You have two really special guys in your life!

  6. The flowers are beautiful Lois! Such vibrant colors. Poor Michael. I'm glad everything was worked out. Next year Phil will be in your arms for Valentines Day! Blessings my friend! Hugs

  7. That is so sweet and how sweet of your son to try to help him!

  8. That is so sweet!! The flowers are beautiful! I hope your week is wonderful!


  9. What a beautiful thoughtful gift and what a nice friend to help him.
    Before my daughter married her Marine, he managed to send her all kinds of things while he was deployed in Iraq. (3 times). The internet has made things easy, hasn't it? I'm happy for ya!

  10. How Sweet! I know it lifted your heart!

  11. Oh how beautiful are those!! i too love those Gerber Daisies...Soo cheerful and pretty..I am soo happy that your wonderful hubby persevered to make sure you got those pretty things despite the hassles of the internet. What a good man you've got. Hope you've survived your blizzard OK. We actually hit 80 yesterday. Soo weird. California IS a desert I guess, but I am not really ready for heat yet. haha Have a great day. Hugs, Debbie

  12. Beautiful flowers... for a beautiful lady...from a beautiful man...through a beautiful friend.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  13. I ditto ALL the above comments!
    Praising GOD that the Colonel's gift of love arrived in time. Keeping you both in prayer.
    Blessings always!

  14. Good Morning Lois,
    This is so romantic, and it looks like Michael is going to be just as romantic as your Colonel, and why not? he has a great example.
    Your flowers are beautiful and I too love daisies. I think of you often and always remember you and your family in prayer.
    Thank you for visiting and for leaving me such a sweet comment. Yes, those were the days!!!

  15. Aw, what a beautiful gift! The flowers are gorgeous. So sweet of your husband...and how cute of your son with trying to help. :)

  16. What a beautiful bouquet! I have been enjoying your blog. I know a little of what you are going through as my sister's husband was in the service. He retired in 2007. He was a Colonel in the Marines and spent his last 2 years in Iraq. His last name is Christensen too!

  17. Those are just beautiful.
    I thought that it was cute that Micheal thought he had to get out in that weather to help out his dad.
    He is a great young man.
    Prayers for you and your family.

  18. Lois, bless your heart and Michaels too! I thought a lot about you this week. Your flowers are beautiful (can you believe our men, here they are risking it all and they still manage to send us flowers. They really are super heros!! LOL)...Gerber Daisies are one of my favorites as well...I am so glad your received your special bouquet, way go Phil! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! HuGs :^D

  19. Your flowers are beautiful! I love gerber daisies too...they are so happy. You have a very s pecial man!!!
    I purchase Sister Sherbert dinner rolls in the freezer section of my grecery store and then I just warm them up. So fast, so easy, and they get gobbled up quick.

  20. Hi Sweetie! So glad your sweetheart blessed you with lovely flowers!! What a great guy!!

    Gerberas are one of my faves, too! They are just so bright and cheery!! I want to plant some this year! We'll want to list is already pretty long!! HA!!

    Love and big hugs, Lois!!

  21. That is SO sweet and those flowers are just perfect!! He's a good man! :)

  22. gotta love that man..I too love!!! gerbera daisys..they are one of my favorites and love the colors..enjoy.:)

  23. What to go Colonel!! How can you beat flowers sent with love from half way around the world!!

    BTW - I LOVE the walls in your dining room there (behind the flowers...I know, goofy but...) we had similar walls in our other house and it is taking some getting used to these new "camel" walls... Made me just a tiny bit homesick - I do love color! :)

  24. I adore these!!! How thoughtful and sweet is he???

  25. Hello!
    Oh, I have tears reading your post - how absolutely lovely and thoughtful.

  26. oh that is sooo sweet!! i'm amazed at all the snow you have!! we're melting and icy here!! feels like spring - roads breaken up and all! You have already made it through your first month and a half without the Colonel. You are doing great. This year will fly by and you'll hardly know its gone. Happy Belated Valentines :-)

  27. OH MY GOSH. How sweet. No wonder you are walking on sunshine. I LOVE the name of your blog. Your flowers were beautiful. sandie

  28. Awww..what a cute story..gotta love when they go the extra mile to say I love you!

  29. Your flowers are gorgeous and what a sweet husband to arrange for you to have them while he is away. I am happy that you received the blog card too:) Stay warm up there and I hope all your snow melts quickly.

  30. How beautiful Lois! How thoughtful of Phil! And what a wonderful friend Olga is!!!

  31. What a sweet story and what a precious and thoughtful husband you have. I got tulips yesterday, my favorite flower :-)

  32. How PRECIOUS~~~
    Your heart must of been lifted
    with intense JOY!!!

    Love~ Jen

  33. That is so absolutly sweet. :) Awwwwww <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  34. Lois, OH I am glad the beautiful flowers arrived, I agree with Carmen C Comment about true love, I think of you often. hUGS TO YOU.

  35. How beautiful, and how thoughtful of him, over there with such a terrible situation of war, yet he came thru!!! Well, that's why he's an officer.

    Lois! try want to send you yr little emails are crazy due to my monkeying with them...thank'ee....penniwig

  36. How thoughtful of your husband!

    Happy Valentine's day!

  37. Oh Lois, how sweet to get the flowers and how sweet Michael was to be so concerned. I love Gerbers.
    I hope you're staying warm up there.

  38. Hi Sweetie,
    Just wanted to check in on you and see how you are doing!
    Did you get more snow??? If so, were the kids out of school again??
    It's a bummer to have to make it up at the end of the year tho.
    I am like you I always enjoyed having my kids at home.
    Hope you have a lovely day and that you get to speak with your sweetie!
    Praying for you,
    Blessings, Nellie

  39. I offer to you ditto to all the wonderful thoughts shared ... your flowers are beautiful & what a sweetie, keep him for sure.

    Did you see that we are gathering blog ladies in April for a meeting/lunch/fun chat together? A blog friend is flying in from AZ. I live in MD just off I-70 ... are you near or would you be able to attend? We'd love to have you.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~Marydon

  40. That is just too sweet & thoughtful! That yellow daisy was just perfection--so bright and beautiful.

  41. Hi Sunshine,
    Thanks for your compliments on our Valentines table. So glad you liked
    it.....I sure had fun doing it.
    So how are you today Sweetie??
    Things going okay?? Hope so!!
    Know I pray for you. Phil and the family daily.
    Blessings and have a good nights rest! I am pooped, been a long day cause I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep! Ugh!
    So I should sleep really well tonight, thanks for dropping by hon,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  42. Beautiful flowers - great job Colonel!
    I know how hard this must be to have your sweetheart far from you. I am praying for continued strength during this difficult time.
    ((Hugs to you))

  43. I didn't know warriors could be so romantic! WOW I am very impressed! I'm so happy for you...this had to make your day! God bless the Colonel for remembering his sweetheart on Valentine's Day! I think he just raised the bar for some!!


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