Memorial Day

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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!

One thought on “Memorial Day

  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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