Monday, May 25, 2009

Remembering the Past

This morning we made our annual visit to a local cemetery. The kids questioned why we go every year but I think once we were there they felt its importance. This year was extra special because we caught the tail end of a memorial service and got to hear the firing squad and the trumpets play.
Family picture - May 2009 (As you can tell, Chloe isn't feeling really great today. She was a good sport, though.)
I think this is the kids favorite spot at the cemetery. If only they were allowed to climb on the big tank.

I am so thankful for those men and women that have fought and will continue to fight to keep our country as a nation of peace!

Last Christmas, my sister Emily and her talented husband Ryan gave us a game call Koob. It is a great outdoor family game which involves throwing sticks to knock things down. Naturally, Birch and the kids love it. Now that the weather is nice, we brought out the game for the first time. Thanks Emi and Ryan!!

Tyler eyeing his next shot. Notice the colorful paint job Emily gave to the "king pin"

Alex making a toss


emily a. said...

I want to play Koob with you guys. Chloe looks so cute in that bandanna!

Mama Nirvana said...

Wow, Sara! You're camera skills are awesome. What a wonderful tradition.