Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lake Day

Memorial Day.

There is an elderly gentleman (whom we know through church), who is a WWII veteran.    David told the kids today, "Big Jim (as he is affectionately called) is living history."  

What an honor to know someone personally who is still alive (and doing quite well) after serving in WWII!



As we remember those men and women who have given their lives for our freedom, we spend some traditional time together as a family.

Lake day after Sunday morning mass is one of them.








Texas' drought.  

It's going on four years now.  

Y'all see that concrete blocks below?  

That's where the water came up to when we first moved here almost 7 years ago.  


This fun, family day is always followed by pizza (delivered), bomb pops...


...and a viewing of the (live) National Memorial Day Concert (7pm CST) on PBS.   This is such an amazing tribute to those who have given their lives and to their families as well.  The true stories are always tear jerkers.  Always.

Tomorrow we will break out the patriotic music, throw some food on the grill, and make my yummy Creamy Blueberry Pie!


God bless our country and the souls who have given their lives for our freedom!

~  Patty  ~

4 comments:

  1. Lake Day looks so fun!! Another wonderful family memory, I'm sure of it :) As for us, time in the lake is still a few weeks off as the water is still too cold here. *sigh*
    School's almost done and then we'll look forward to all the fun we can pack in. yay!!

    Have a wonderful holiday today!

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  2. Happy Memorial Day! Looks like an awesome family day. I love the Barbies in the sand ;)

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  3. Great pictures! I love the Barbies in the sand, too. I'm glad you had such a great day together. God bless "Big Jim" and all those who served for us to be able to enjoy such days!

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  4. Looks like so much fun!!!

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