Memorial Day

I have always had the utmost respect and love for soldiers and their families.  I have been, personally, touched by family members and friends who have sacrificed to provide my family with the freedom that we have come to enjoy and frankly, take for granted.

This past week….it has been an honor and a privilege to walk along Arlington Cemetary to see all the people who gave their lives for our freedom.  Humbling.

We saw the changing of the guards.  Humbling.

We also were able to see the ceremony that takes place when the wreath is placed.  Humbling.

There was a funeral, taking place….the gun salute.  Humbling.

There were soldiers on black horses with their black carriage, carrying a soldier’s body.  Humbling.

It.  Was.  All.  Humbling.

When you see a veteran or someone who is active in the military.  Shake their hands.  Thank them.  When they are with their families.  Shake their hands too, and thank them as well.  The families sacrifice so very much.

Here are a few pictures from this trip.

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Trying to play catch up

I am going back through our 10 day vacation and I’m adding pictures.  Bear with me.  I will eventually get caught up.  I also plan on finishing a post that I have begun and stopped a dozen times about adoption.  I have pooled my resources of friends and when I get that all put together, I will be sure and post it!

Thanks for your patience!


This was taken at the very top of the Skylon tower.  It was windy 🙂  This is the Canadian side.  Sorry it isn’t edited but it may take me forever to edit 1300 pictures 🙂  As I get a fantastic one, I will post it 🙂


Day 10

We are home.

We had a wonderful time.

I remembered who I fell in love with, 21 years ago.

We laughed.

We cried.

We fussed.

We compromised.

We held hands.

We whined.

We ate.

We didn’t talk about kids, work, problems, school…nothing.

We people watched and snickered.

Amazingly wonderful trip with an amazingly wonderful man.

I am blessed beyond measure and beyond comprehension!