You'd think it would have been a day full of summer fun right? Outdoor play, the barbeque going, hanging with friends and family..................um NOT even!
Started the day with a quick bike ride to the gym for 75 min of kickboxingTib,me,Purdy
Sissy got her own bikeriding in
And then the real fun started with some of this
and even some of this(buh-bye gray!)
We finally took a break and jaunted off to decorate our Dad's graves.
My Dad is buried in the Evergreen Cemetary in Springville, UT. He is next to his parents and a baby sister who was born on August 7th which is both mine and my Dad's birthday. She died the same day, they didn't even get a chance to name her
Then we headed back to Salt Lake to the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Estates where Splenda's dad is buried
MIL had been there previously and I loved the ribbon that she had wrapped around a flower container"Proud to be an American" He would have loved that. He had served a short time in the army, and was extremely patriotic. I noticed the grave marker next to his was a retired military WWII and Vietnam vet. He would have been honored to lie next to him.
After some quiet introspection at both grave sites, we headed home and after changing out yet ANOTHER load of laundry, headed for some super-di-duper fun that involves this
Tuffy was more than a little pleased when I splurged and brought home thisfor dinner. Perfect holiday meal right?
Sissy did a little duck chasing
But the day would not be complete if we didn't end it like thisI can't ever get enough of the snuggle.
I only wish that I could have gotten more of this
Happy Memorial Day 2009 - With a grateful heart to all who have gone before. Who have forged new paths. Who did not shrink from the fight. Who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Here's to honoring you, and to feeling "Proud to be an American"
Have you ever wondered why American Soldiers wear the flag patch backwards on just the right side of their arm?
The basic answer is: they are brave!
This flag is symbolic of the men who used to march into battle with an actual flag. So steady and strong that the flag would blow behind them. On the arms of our soldiers, the flag faces as if being carried into battle, blowing behind them.
(image and explanation taken from here)