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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wedding Weekend

Last Thursday we drove to St. Louis for our first of a few wedding weekends. Thursday we hung out we friends, Friday we rested a little, hung out with each other a little and then we had the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Tyler is in the I can not be still stage which is not so fun. He is also still extremely clingy to his daddy. It was very hard for him to see his daddy on the stage. He wanted to be on the stage so bad. The rehearsal dinner was a great little restaurant in Trenton, IL called The Trenton House. It was very good and such a great little hometown restaurant. The food was so great! After that Tyler was done and we were tired so we headed back to the hotel.

Saturday morning we all got up and got ready. Jon left around 10 to head to go be with the guys and get ready for the weekend. Tyler took a very good nap and I finished getting ready and rested some till about 12:30 then we headed downstairs to meet up with some friends to head to the wedding. We got to the church and went in. The church was beautiful. The guys looked so nice and the bridesmaids dresses were very cute. Janelle looked amazing heading down the aisle. The wedding was great even though I had to get up and take my child out of the church because he decided to throw a temper tantrum. Oh the age of 2 is going to be so fun! He also locked his self in the bathroom outside of the church when he was playing opening and closing the door and I had to break in. He thought it was funny I however did not. After the wedding they did the traditional saber arch and it was beautiful! I love military weddings! LOVE THEM! Then they went to take a bunch more photos and I talked with some of the other spouses for a little while. The wedding party loaded two buses to go take some off site pictures. I followed and got some cute ones as well. Next stop was the reception. They cut the cake and then we had dinner. After dinner Tyler was so sleeping and acting up so I left and took him back to the hotel. Jon stayed and they went and got more pictures then came back for dancing! It was a long day but a great one! So happy for them and wish them the best and many years of happiness.

The guys!

The Happy Couple

Great friends of ours Jessica and Josh


Cute Tyler playing with mommy's glasses

Monday, May 30, 2011

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Play Time on Memorial Day

Sunday afternoon when we got home from our weekend away it was very hot and Tyler wanted to play! We all put on our swimsuits and set up the sprinkler! Jon, I, Tyler, and Mocha all played in the Sprinkler! We had such a great time!

Hope you had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend and remembered what the real reason for this weekend was for! Remember those that gave all!

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day
© 1999 by Michelle Keim,
Commander of Royersford VFW Post 6341 in PA.

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect

I'm sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It's the least we can do

Let's not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.

Please Remember all the soldiers who have given their lives for you and for this country. Today is not about having partying or barbequing it is a day of mourning and remembering that some gave all for our freedom! For all those families that have paid that ultimate sacrifice I am forever grateful! I am also very thankful for all our soldiers currently serving and protecting us.