Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day and a new start!

Well hi  there to friends old and new, I have been really neglecting this blog these past few weeks months. But that is in the past and I am going to post at least 2 times a week! (if I don't you have permission to leave mean comments) I have been spending to much time reading everyone else's fabulous blogs and not doing anything on mine! 
So without farther ado here are some pictues from Memorial Day...

We went to our friends Emily and Tim's to celebrate Memorial Day this year. Let me start by saying Madison L-O-V-E-S "Eme" and Tim. So being the great hosts they are they let us turn their backyard into a swamp AND made Madi love them even more.
 We stole the play set from their neighbors (like we do every time we come over) and hooked up a sprinkler, also from their wonderful neighbors, and the girl was in heaven!
She played and laughed and smiled the entire time!

Poor Eric did this about a million times Madi kept saying "again daddy, again"

What is Memorial Day without great food?! Emily and Tim always make the best hamburgers, I don't know what they mix in with the hamburger but they are always excellent, it might have something to do with cooking them on a charcoal grill instead of gas.
Aside from the great fun and food that goes along with Memorial day, we did not forget all of the men and women who have gave their life for this country, one in particular, Eric's best friend and also a friend to me, CPL. Ryan Russell, he was KIA by an IUD in Iraq on March 5, 2007. I will never forget that dreadful day and the phone call I received from my husband in tears telling me he had died. Ryan is truly and american hero, he saved many lives while serving in Iraq as a combat medic and had just reenlisted that January for another five years where he was planning to work at Walter Reed Medical Center. I must also say Ryan was and still is the funniest person I have ever met, he could crack anyone up!
Have a great hump day everyone!


  1. gorgeous pictures. the 1st one is my ultimate fave. thank goodness for american heroes like your friend, ryan! they are so admirable and may their sacrifices never be forgotten!

  2. What precious pictures!! yay for a sprinkler for fun :)

  3. Those pictures are so cute! The first one and the fifth one have to be my favorites! Sprinklers are always so much fun, even though they can be freezing cold at times. :)

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  4. love the water sprinkled head. so sweet!

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