Memorial Day

Memorial Day has come and gone.  The kids always look forward to the parade.  Not so much out of patriotism I’m afraid… the candy is a big factor.  This year it was very hot and humid.  It always seems to be on Memorial Day doesn’t it?  So we spent the afternoon in our kiddie pool, and didn’t do a stitch of work!  We found out that the dear old man across the street actually fought in Normandy in WWII.  After dinner, the kids brought over cards they made, thanking him for his service to our country.  In a few years there will no longer be any veteran living who fought in that terrible war.

Here’s a few pictures of Memorial Day in years past:


And a year later:

And this years new parade watcher:

Proof for my kids that I actually DID go in the pool with them:

The weekend was extra fun because Auntie “Bean” was down 🙂

I was glad Annika loved the water! It helped that the water was 84F.

Hope you Americans had a wonderful weekend, and were able to thank  a veteran for their service.


About Lora

I am a 40 something wife to my patient and talented husband Scott, Mom to my five children (from toddler to teen) and oldest sister to eight siblings. I am interested in too many things, love to read everything around me, and have developed a strong interest in design and renovation along with my husband. I am conservative, Christian, and by the grace of God, trying to find His way through the ups and downs of my life.
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3 Responses to Memorial Day

  1. Boudewina says:

    Little Annika has beautiful eyes…
    No memorial day here. Just a few weeks ago.
    Little while ago we went with our kids to a Canadian cemetery in Holten. Made quite an impression. A little peace of Canada in the Netherlands.

    • Lora vg says:

      I would like to visit the Canadian and American cemeteries in Normandy. I think In France there is the biggest American military cemetery in the world… Over 14 000 buried there!

      • Boudewina says:

        We have been to those cemetary,s. The American one is huge.. It is overwhelming to see so many graves. And try to imagine what had happened back then. We stayed at a campsite on Juno beach. It was our honeymoon! We also visited a Canadian one there. We found out now that that one was similar to the one in the Netherlands. ( same buildings and entrance).
        We will go back to Normandy when the kids are a bit older to show them.

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