Monday, May 30, 2016

Respect

I threw some red, white and blue onto the table and I quick went to see the Colonel...


He provided me with a picnic lunch of chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and biscuits. 


We had Twinkies for dessert.

There was laughter...


Lots of kisses....


And some much needed play...


Eventually a gentle rain came leaving wet grass and cooler temperatures.


The hot day didn't affect those inside as the cool of the AC kept them comfortable while they watched Guardian's of the Galaxy in 3-D and surround sound.


A confused Gracie couldn't decide whether she wanted inside where there was lots of original recipe fried chicken or outside where there was more of the same.  Keeping up became tiring for the old girl.




We celebrate by bringing family together to create memories for our kid's tomorrows. 

 But Memorial Day is so much more than that.  

It's a day to honor and remember our veterans and troops with respect and much gratitude.








Wishing everyone a memorable, safe, blessed Memorial Day.  

5 comments:

shortybear said...

looks like a fun day

betty said...

We got together with the kids and as we sat down, after we said prayers, we toasted those that had served and sacrificed their lives. It wasn't enough, we should have done more, but we are eternally grateful for those willing to do so.

Sounds like you all had a most delightful day!

betty

TARYTERRE said...

Looks like lots of family fun. Glad you enjoyed the day.

S. J. Qualls said...

Looks like a full day! I wish KFC or the like was closer to us. That sounds so good. Good day for a family gathering and remembering what the day represents.

Theresa said...

The Colonel is welcome at my house anytime:) I enjoyed seeing your Memorial Day pics! The kids are growing up WAY too fast:( Have a blessed day! HUGS!

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