Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day - we honor those Americans who have fought bravely for our freedom. My own children boast three great-grandfathers who are WWII veterans. One of whom is still with us, class of '38 (blows my mind!).

Those people, those amazing members of our military, have enabled me to have the all-American weekend.

Including, but not limited to:
  • pitching a tent in the yard, watching the kids play "camping" all day on Saturday
  • strawberry rhubarb pie ala mode (with rhubarb grown and delivered by a sweet neighbor!)
  • a fire in the pit, used to roast hot dogs and marshmallows (s'mores, yes please)
  • a movie in an air-conditioned theater, with bottomless buttered popcorn and sodas
  • planning and dreaming of a family trip to K.C. this summer
  • an endless supply of popsicles in the freezer
  • church on Sunday and a bucket o' chicken for lunch
  • rootbeer floats
  • washing cars in the driveway with daddy
  • watering, weeding, and growing lettuce, radishes, onions, spinach, and carrots
  • a movie at home (with more pie, popsicles, etc) as a family
It's officially summer and we are happy. The kids are obsessed with campers and want to OWN an RV. Talks are in progress about renting one next year and taking a big family road trip.

It's the freedom we have that lets us dream big and enjoy this life. Thank you to each and every person who has given their own time, or their life, for the freedom that allows us all of this.

We will never take this for granted.




Jenifer said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and a great reminder about what the day is all about.

Aliki2006 said...

Lovely weekend--I loved your list as it brought the weekend so alive!

Nik-Nak said...

We enjoyed a fire with roasted weenies and smores over the weekend too. It was my favorite activity of the entire three days.