Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Happy Memorial Day!
"Great love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
To all of men and women (and their families) who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure my freedom (and that of my children)- you have my sincere respect and gratitude.
It isn't very often that we are home for Memorial Day (usually we are away on our summer assignment)- but this year the kids and I were here! We took in the parade (complete with horses and a train that blew bubbles out of it's smokestack)- the kids loved it!! The day was the warmest of the year so far so we spent most of the rest of the day eating popsicles, eating ice cream, and playing with the hose, buckets of water, the sprinkler, and Eli's baby pool!
But the best part of Memorial Day for me was that Joe came home!! He had been away for almost two weeks helping to lead an all men's expedition (for college students) in Vermont and New York. He wasn't going to be back until tomorrow afternoon, but they finished early, and he came back to us late light night!!! It's the longest we've been a part since we were married and it's by FAR the longest I've been on my own with the kids- but we made it and we are sooooo happy to have daddy back!