Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

We love Memorial Day. It is such a special time to remember and pay tribute to those who have gone before. Our family enjoyed honoring those who have loved mercy and freedom more than life. We are thankful for ancestors, grandparents, parents, brothers, and uncles who have served or who are serving our country. We could not have enjoyed this beautiful day together as a family as we did if it were not for them.

Jeremy is the best dad. After we visited the State Veterans Cemetary we went all over the city visiting different places. The boys especially loved the bike park where we stopped and watched bikers perform cool tricks on difficult trails loaded with planks, bridges, teeter-totters, jumps, etc. It was impressive what they could do!

I love this picture. We had such a nice day of just being together. The kids got along so well and really enjoyed one another. Owen even taught us his song from his school program. Maybe Avery will be the next star!

Owen is our animal and bug guru. Everything in nature is attracted to this kid. He had everything from butterflies landing on his head to baby geese waddling his way. They just love him! It must be his good natured spirit. He was just born that way.

We hope you all enjoyed your freedom today. We feel so blessed to live in this amazing country and thank all of you who have added to it.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day! I'm glad the weather was so great that you were able to do all that. :)

  2. Thanks, Ess, for the reminder of what the day should mean for all of us. We do appreciate the great sacrifices of those who allow us to enjoy our many freedoms.
    p.s. The kids are so cute.


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