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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day - a day to remember our soldiers fighting over seas, and those who have passed on.  It is also a day to remember our own loved ones who have passed on.  Living where we do now, I am close enough to visit my grandfathers grave site.  He died before I was born, and I wish I could have met him.  I don't know much about him, other than he was a farmer, and a hard worker.  There are times while I am taking care of my grandma that I wish I could've met the man she loved.  I feel very grateful that I have the opportunity to at least visit his grave site, and tell the little I know to my children.
We cut some of the Iris's in our front yard to take with us, and off we went.  It's been a long time since I've been there, so I had to go off memory, and my mom's directions.  Of course we woke up to snow this morning too, so I left the family in the car while I went on my search. Once I found it, I headed back to the car to get the kids out.  I brought one flower for each of them to lay.

Then because of the weather we went and saw Kung Fu Panda 2.  I know not the most educational way of spending our day, but it was cold outside.  Then we had some friends over for a traditional Memorial Day BBQ, and the sun came out.  It's amazing what you can get kids do to if they think it's a game -

Our original plan for the day was to do yard work, but the weather wasn't really cooperating.  So when we had 7 kids at our house,the sun out, and a shovel for each, the yard work became play!  I think we got maybe 5 loads moved over!
I hope you all had a memorable Memorial Day, and took time to teach your children about our brave men and women who fight and die to give us the freedoms we enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love what you did for Memorial Day! I love that you gave your kids an Iris each to put on your grandpa's grave! You are an amazing mom! I also love what you had the kids do at the BBQ! Awesome! HUGS! Elisha Cofoed

    PS I tried to sign in with my google account but it wasn't working so I had to go anonymous!

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