Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend (A Little Bit of This 'n That)

We don't often (or ever?) do anything extraordinary over these long holiday weekends.  We don't camp, or have a cabin, or even have family close to spend extra time with them.  Sometimes it's a bummer, especially when the question "So, are you doing anything special over the holiday weekend?" is asked.  Sometimes I wish we could take the extra time to do something extra special, but I have no idea what that would be...instead, we save our pennies and Brad's vacation time for when it really matters - summer!

So we do what we can with what we have.  And what do we have?  Great kids, a wonderful town, good friends, and extra time to enjoy it all!  

 Our long holiday weekend included enjoying our neighborhood with long walks and bike rides.

 We spent a lot of Saturday morning (it was gorgeous outside!) working in the yard.  The kids played as we trimmed some bushes and pulled some weeds.

 We grilled some hot dogs and had lunch outside too.  She liked it.

 Some new friends (a classmate of Drew's and her family) invited us to their home Saturday afternoon to see their baby chicks, jump on their trampoline, eat snacks, and enjoy conversation.

Brad preached on Sunday morning and later that afternoon, Drew went to a friend's house to spend the night.

 That meant a special treat for these two: ice cream cones at McD's!

Monday morning we picked up Drew and headed towards the parade route for Midland's Memorial Day parade.

 And as Brad said, what better way to start a parade that gives out way too much candy but to eat donuts for breakfast!

She loved the music best.

So, did we do anything special over the long holiday weekend?  Well, we played and ate and laughed and danced and enjoyed and relaxed and loved.  I'd say that's pretty special.  

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