Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Weekend pt. 1

Memorial weekend is a great time to set apart time to stop and remember those who have gone before us. The military people who died to preserve our freedoms and our own loved ones who shaped our lives.   

We go to the cemetery to do the remembering. I don't necessarily find solace there but it's a good place to be on this day.  Plus if we pay all that funeral money to bury the body we might as well go and sit on the grass that we paid for.   But even if it's not at the cemetery, It's important to stop in our busy lives and talk about grandma, grandpa, mom, dad and sister and the lessons they taught and what we can learn from their lives.  Pass on their legacy to the younger set. If we don't take the time to pause and do this , then this holiday becomes just another day with a BBQ. 

We had a wonderful Memorial weekend... starting on Saturday with Christiana Gilardi coming to our home for a few days to spend time with us.  She is with the Scotland Gilardi's and has been in Heber for 2 months with family friends, and then heads back to Scotland June 16.  She is a delightful girl and I love listening to her Scottish Brogue.

We had a fun  family Mexican BBQ at Alex and Landon's....and a baby announcement by Monson and Lexi.  Baby due in January!!

 Our Brazillian Alex makes wonderful Mexican food.  HE spoiled us with pan fried taco shells.
 Tayla wore a "Big Sister" shirt around until everyone noticed.  We are so excited for another welchkin to go along with Add and Bre's baby that is due in November.

Alf is in his crazy-melt-down threes and Tayla is in her I-only-know-how-to-say-one-word-and-it's-Mom phase.  She says Mom for EVERYTHING.  It's pretty Funny.  ALfie has been channeling his uncle Monson by Peeing EVERYWHERE.  Over the deck  at the 3 story up apartment, the cemetery on a grave, in front of the toilet that he won't go at.  HE is pretty funny.  I remember Monson doing this so clearly. 

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