Thursday, 18 February 2010


On the weekend we went to Wagga Wagga to Kapooka to see Michael in the
March Out Parade
He has joined the Army Reserve
The weather was terrible on the day of the March Out - it rained and rained and RAINED!!

Here are Max and I with Michael

Look at this rain
They kept them standing in the rain forever Enlarge the photo to see them standing at the back

If you enlarge this one you can see the raindrops

Here he was marching past us. He says he was looking at the guttering of the area we were sitting in as he knew if he saw us he would start smiling

His partner Chantelle was so happy to see him again after being gone for 29 days

She couldn't get enough of these kisses


Katrina said...

Hi Alison, wasn't the weather awful?!! I was thinking of you! Yes I know where you stayed, just around the corner from my work. Oh you must be so proud of him though. Have a great day :)

Wildflowerhouse said...

What a great looking couple they make. Rain well living in the pacific NW I know what you mean. I wish the world would just be at peace, so we would not need for our children to go into the military. That's this mothers prayer.

Lori said...

how nice that you got to see your boy Alison...i wish the weather had been nicer for you

barbara said...

Lovely post Alison, and that is a gorgeous version of "Raindrops" by B J Thomas which took me back so many years (I think to the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

You and Max must have been so proud of him Alison. Doesn't he look smart in his uniform too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Alison we need that rain over here in Melbourne. You must be very proud of your son. Take care Carol

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said... must be sooooo proud. Congratulations. And all that rain. Wow. Thanks for stopping by my Valentine brunch!

shabbyfufu said...

You have every right to be proud Alison, and by the way it's nice to see your face:-). Somehow I made a mistake on your blog comment and mistakingly deleted it! I don't know what I did wrong, but if you wanted to enter the giveaway again....I just wanted to let you know. Here's to sunshine~ Janet

Unknown said...

Hi Alison,

You must be so proud of your son. He certainly has a beautiful partner. Sorry the weather was so terrible. So glad that you, Max and your son's girlfriend could get to see him rain or shine.

Anonymous said...

Terrible weather! They are cute together. You must be proud of him as he must be his own person! Thanks for stopping by! I haven't been around much but I plan to remedy that.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Alison,
Really great pictures even though the rain came in. You captured some really great shots. I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Heather Grow said...

Hi Alison. I love your heart project. So pretty.

It looks like you celebrated on a wet day. Glad you were still able to be there.

Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog. :)

Cathy said...

Hi Alison,

Jeesh look at all that rain. Well it didn't stop those love birds now did it.

Have a lovely weekend.

xo Cathy

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats on the special occassion Alison. The creative projects you have been posting are inspiring. Have a great weekend.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Oh goodness I read this post days ago, I forgot to go back in and leave a comment!

CONGRATULATIONS! I've been wondering how Michael's getting on, I bet Chantelle was happy to see him - awhhhh!

Shame about the rain

Hope you had a good weekend
xo said...

wow, that is some rain there! you must be such proud parents! Rachaelxo

Ange said...

What bad luck with the weather! We lived in Wagga Wagga for 2 years and it hardly ever rained...apart from the days when we were laying our roll out turf! Glad the weather didn't dull the occasion for you.

Anonymous said...

You must be very proud of Michael, I know I would be!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

You must be very proud of Michael, I know I would be!

Kellie Collis said...

Great pics and some serious rain!! x

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

What dreadful weather! We have snow AGAIN today

Victoria xx

vicki archer said...

What a great day Alison....I think rain can only bring you all luck, xv.

Michelle said...

What a day ~ too bad there was rain, but how proud you look!

Thanks for stopping by with your good wishes..

TheLittleBlueBirdDiaries said...

Oh my -- what a most wonderful post -- minus the rain! How proud you must be of him! We periodically receive letters from soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan from other countries that received our care packages -- I think it is so wonderful to be able to come together to support them all. If he should ever be in a place where he would like to have a care package from our organization, we would love to send him one. Hopefully, he won't be called to deploy though :)

All the best to you,

Tasha Ellis said...

Hi Alison, my name is Natasha & I am a friend of Katrina's. I noticed in one of your comments on Katrinas blog that you had a son that marched out of Kapooka in Feb... Just so happens that I work out at Kapooka in the recruits mess. I was actually working up at the Edmonson Club that day your son marched out, I remember feeling sorry for those poor recruits having to do it in the rain...