Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day weekend

We had a relaxing and fun Memorial Day weekend with the kids. 

We had originally planned to take the kids camping in the Hill Country in our RV,
but since the hubby was going to have to be out of town all this next week
for work--we decided to not make the 5-hour drive to Boerne
and instead stay close to home and just relax and take it easy with the kids.

On Saturday, we took the kiddos to the Zone to hang out and have some fun.  
We had a great time watching the kids laugh and play together...

Noah had a blast riding go-carts with Daddy and the bumper boats. 

Taylor and Gavin were so cute walking around and checking everything out.  
They are still a little too young to do a lot of the fun things there--
but they enjoyed watching their big brother play the games and 
squirt them from his bumper boat. 

What a fun holiday weekend…

In addition to our fun time with the kids on Saturday, after church on Sunday 
we talked about why we have this holiday and what Memorial Day really means.  
Noah recited the pledge of allegiance for Taylor and Gavin--which was really sweet.
He loves to say the pledge of allegiance any time we see an American flag. :-)

The hubby has several buddies he met while in the Corp of Cadets
at Texas A&M University who took military contracts right out of college…
many of whom now serve in special forces….so this holiday is near and dear to his heart.  

A few of his dear friends lost their lives while fighting in Afghanistan--
I will never forget attending one of the funerals and feeling the immense magnitude of their sacrifice
and watching their dear families say their tender and heartbreaking good-byes.

Our hearts and prayers were with these dear friends of ours this weekend and 
all the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms.

We are truly grateful.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes just staying close to home is all it takes! My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones due to war and service. My brother is a Marine.


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