More on my feelings about the real meaning of Memorial Day tomorrow on My Marine Monday
Today was about family and remembering those close to us that have passed on.
Took Chloee to Jill's grave to decorate. Still no headstone, but there were flowers already there and we could see a small outline where the grass is almost completely grown together. Another month, and the line will be gone. I am hoping a headstone will be placed so that Chloee can always find her
Of course it was pouring!
She wasn't very interested in staying there very long, but it was raining and carrying the umbrella was pretty appealing after all.
We then headed to my brothers for a family BBQ.
I was told to bring my special crap, chips and chocolate
My special crap - BFF SIL is not a fan of seven layer dip. I found a sour cream substitute and barely put any cheese on it. The rest of the flavors overtake any yuckiness those would bring. In fact, my "special crap" is a regular request at family functions - NGL - it's pretty dang awesome!
chips (excuse my jug of water)
and the chocolate. Macey's grocery store to the rescue
And then it was all talking, chatting, catching up, teasing, eating and LAUGHING!
SIL's sister Carrie, Chantelle and her friend Lance
Me and BFF SIL
My girl Karalee!
Chloee with her cousin Alivia
Yeah, I am working that ketchup bottle
Splenda, Meina Bruder and mi Sobrina Brianna
Me and Meina Bruder
Whoa - what is this? Splenda having some brown bubbles? Mark this day down in history. This will be maybe one of two days this year that he indulges.
Chloee's favorite treat - chocolate covered strawberries - thanks Carrie and Alan
Granny T with her grand and my grand - the girls having a good time!
It was a nice day. I nice day to read fabulous fb posts about patriotism, military and gratitude.
Nice to take time out to help Chloee remember Jill.
Nice day to be with family who are more than family - best friends!