Sunday, June 24, 2012

once upon a time...we celebrated Memorial Day 2012

As is our tradition, we journeyed to Richfield for the Memorial Day weekend.  It's always a time full of family, food, and fun.  Each year I love to see my children at each of the cemeteries, and look back to the pictures from the years before to see how much they've grown.  I appreciate that my children think of this as a special time and are able to learn about their family history firsthand.
Mr. Blue Eyes, waiting in the car at the cemetery.

All the cousins at Grandma and Grandpa Nielson's grave.
Great Grandma and Grandpa Nielson's grave
Nathan, Gracie, and Reid
Reid with the headstone he accidentally knocked over
The traditional photo with his namesake
Securing the flowers
Great Grandma and Grandpa Hawley's grave
Duck Duck Goose - Go Lexi Go!
Duck Duck Goose - She's gonna get him!
Duck Duck Goose - You can do it Reid!
Duck Duck Goose - Way to help your brother out, Derrick!

update, again

Here is the abbreviated version of life at our house.
  • We moved to Utah.
  • I'm still a nursing student in Colorado and will be traveling back and forth to finish off my final two semester before I graduate in May 2013.
  • Jon is still unemployed, but we are hoping that will change here soon.  I have just started a temporary job as a Medical Records Field Technician.
Jon likes to point out that our family experiences are not being recorded, and that I need to catch up on blogging.  He's right.  I've got a plan, but I've learned over the years that if I share my plan with people instead of just doing it, I'm more likely not to succeed.  Let's give it a try.