Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend this year was full of lots of family time. Blaine's sisters, Rachelle and Shareese came to visit. On Saturday it was raining like crazy but we went shopping instead. We went to the Prepared Pantry in Rigby, we stopped off at the D.I. and went to the Army Surplus Store. Obviously we were shopping for random items!

Sunday we went to a BBQ at my Grandma Cook's house. The weather was great (not super warm, though) and the kids played outside. Garrett and Jayson shot BB guns. They were getting pretty good with that thing!

Hannah and Liam rode around in the wagon as long as someone would pull them. Ryan even gave it a try. Hannah wasn't too excited to get her picture taken, though.

Ryan had a good time as always!

Monday, we went to the Ammon Cemetary and saw the American Legion raise the flag and do their presentation. This is the headstone of my older brother, Jayson, who died before I was born.

My Grandpa Purcell's grave is just in front of Jayson's. This is the first time in about 11 years that I have not been working on Memorial Day. It was really nice to go visit the graves and spend time with family.

Here the American Legion is just getting ready to raise the flag to half mast.

Afterwards we had a BBQ at my parent's house. It was nice enough that the kids ate outside and then played out there most of the day.

Later, my dad and Doug played their guitars and sang. The babies were dancing and clapping. After each song, Hannah would say, "Play another one Grandpa!"

Hannah and my mom in the rocking chair, listening to my dad.
Overall, it was a great weekend spent with lots of family. I'm so grateful that I could spend the weekend, safely with my family.


Beckie said...

dang I missed the guitars! It was a good weekend-- can't believe you didn'thave to work!!

Cindy said...

i used to hate going to the cemetery because it was such a production. seeing the pictures of it was nice tho. maybe next time i'm up that way i'll just go by myself and not make a production and then i won't have such hateful memories of the place ;)