Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Special Weekend

We had such a wonderful weekend and Memorial Day. It was extra special because the girls' "Neena" (my Mom), came for a visit. We spent A LOT of time outside playing and also made two trips to the park....which was very special!! It's rather difficult for us to make it to the park when it's just me and the girls. Things that I used to NOT think twice about with just Ella (trips to the grocery store, running errands, eating out, going to the park, etc) have become a planned event. I REALLY hate this, but it is what it is. So, needless to say, it was SOOO nice to have some help AND the ability to get out of the house for some fun outings.

Ella and Neena building a sand castle
Molly just a swingin'
As you might imagine having two new "adventurous" walkers is quite a challenge. Ella LOVES to play outside, but it's hard to play with Ella and watch the twins. They seem to like playing on a blanket in the grass...and they DO NOT like touching the grass...so it kind of solves the dilemma of them wondering off...atleast for the moment : )!
Ruby, rocking
Ruby, rocking again
Molly, swinging - Molly LOVES to swing, Ruby hates it!!!
Lovin this park and the play equipment - almost completely shaded by beautiful trees
On Memorial Day we headed out to a wonderful farm to pick fresh strawberries. It was SO much fun and it actually turned out to be a perfect day for it because it wasn't too hot.

SOOOO YUMMY!!! Puts the strawberries in the grocery store to COMPLETE shame!!
Neena and Ella before we had to head to the airport
We love you, Neena! Thank you for coming to stay a few days.

Our Sunday church service was dedicated to all of the men and woman that have served or are currently serving our WONDERFUL country. I am OVERWHELMED with gratitude for their sacrifice. I whole-heartedly understand that EVERY freedom I enjoy was and is bought at a price. That my salvation, my soul, was bought at the price of Jesus Christ suffering and dying for me, and that the free country I live in was bought at the price of countless men and woman giving their lives so that I...and my girls could experience freedom. I'll get off my soap box in a second, but many of our freedoms are being squandered. PLEASE, PLEASE appreciate and defend these freedoms that we have been given. Show respect and teach your children how to respect. Honor our servicemen and woman. Honor our country.

Here's to a wonderful Summer!!
Keep the Faith,

1 comment:

  1. looks like fun! strawberry picking...what a great idea! your girls are so beautiful!