Saturday, June 3, 2017

One of the best Memorial Day's in Memory

Memorial Day weekend absolutely ROCKED this year. It was so fun and so restful and so full of family time and both James and I have commented multiple times during the crazy week since that we would not have made it through without such a great break. The real reason it was so wonderful was that the documents James was waiting for on Friday (which would have taken him the whole weekend to turn) didn't show up until Tuesday morning so even though it made for a crazy all-nighter and some late nights this week it also meant that we were free from work all weekend long. It was amazing!

We went on a little family adventure every day--a hike on Saturday, the cemetery on Sunday and the beach on Monday. Here are a few pictures to remind us of the fun.

Inspiration Loop at Will Rogers Park. Pacific Palisades. Perfect!

He has rocks in his pockets and she was sticks in her hands. She's the pokiest of the bunch so she gets the best service!

Our pretty city, LaLaLand. 

Photocred: Mr. T.

Front and center and a few steps ahead, like it or not!

Not a rock left untouched on that whole mountainside. 

Oh the places they'll go!

Such a great after-church activity--starting fire with magnifying glasses. Little (and big) pyros!

Our first cemetery was tucked away inside a city block in our neighborhood and we didn't even know it was there until our visit. I was shocked to learn that so many celebrities were buried there, including Marilyn Monroe, Rodney Dangerfield, Farrah Fawcett, Merv Griffin and Walter Mathau. It was a gorgeous cemetery and I'd love to be buried in a place equally lovely (and not spooky) someday! 

From the celebrity cemetery we headed to the Veterans cemetery and were touched to see tens of thousands of flags honoring the great women and men who fought for our country. We talked to our kids about what this weekend was really about and felt honored to tell them about our own brave family members who have served in the military. 

Summer! Summer! I love Summer! It was so fun to play with the Hayes family at Will Rogers beach on Monday. I can't wait for a hundred more beach days this summer!

Happiest baby on the block! Happy Memorial Day!

1 comment:

  1. That's a great picture of you throwing Cora in the air!!!