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Memorial Day

We all slept in. Didn’t start our day until almost 10:00 A.M. By 11:00 A.M. we were out the door. We stopped at the community park to attend the memorial service. The forecast was rain but that didn’t stop the people from showing up at the service. Sadly I didn’t take any pictures. I wanted to but felt I shouldn’t be going around disturbing people and speakers (although there were a few people taking pictures and I didn’t feel as if they were in the way).

I loved the patriotic songs, the mention of God, and the prayers. I learned a few new things too. I didn’t know that when folding the American flag that each fold has a meaning. There was mention of our Christian faith and there were two folds that mentions mothers and fathers.

The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has
been through their faith, their love, loyalty and
devotion that the character of the men and women who
have made this country great has been molded.
The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he,
too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense
of our country since they were first born.”

After the ceremony we went to Wendy’s for lunch. We were all hungry. Half Price Books was having a 20% off sale, so we stopped there too.
I found some great books for a great price. Wahoo!
 Half Price Books
I bought the SAT books for $.80 each. One for Josh and one for Annette. I have had the SAT book on my ‘to buy’ list for months and months so this was a great find indeed!

And for less than $4.00 I purchased The Amazing Book  reader.
The Amazing Book
My hubby looked at me funny when he saw that I wanted to buy The Amazing Book. At the moment he didn’t understand that Revver, Doc Dickory, and Rikki bring back memories of my mother. She bought us (or more for my little brother) the VHS of The Amazing Book.

I now have the dvd, soundtrack, and am happy to add the Bible reader to my little collection. I’m going to have Lance read The Amazing Book.
By the time we were all done picking out our books it was already supper time (Lupe had to stop at the apartments too, to look into something).

On the way home we stopped for some $1.50 burgers. Meteor was having a special that day.
Brent sipping his water.
Lance looking serious (as he often does).
Annette, not sure what she’s looking at.
Joshua ready to dig into his burger.
Ethan and his cousin.
It was wet outside in our little town. I guess while we were out shopping in the big city that storm that didn’t show up the day before passed through. We missed it.

When we got home we took a 30 minute break then went outside to do some yard work.

These pictures below are actually from Sunday.
It was overcast but I don’t think that is why the picture aren’t clear. I’m pretty sure my little guy Lance has something to do with it. He is forever taking pictures and sometimes changes the settings. Maybe we have a future photographer!
Brent shoveling the mulch off the back of the truck.
Caleb back for another load.
I didn’t know my Sweets was taking pictures of me. I just found these two as I was getting the pictures ready for this post today!
I Knew about this one of course.
When I saw my Sweets with the camera I gave him a big goofy cheeser!
Josh pounding in some poles for the compost. We moved it from another part of the yard.
Caleb and Brent transformed the area around the tree. It was really horrid looking before.
Lupe snapping away again.
Completed garden and yard.
It was a good productive weekend and we all loved having Lupe home for an extra day.

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