Our Memorial Day was finger-lickin' good! We went to Mom and Dad's (aka-Granny and Grampie) house and brought charcoal, country-style ribs, coleslaw, baked beans and brownies with us. Oh what a feast this was! But the "finger-lickin' didn't start until Granny picked up her rib with her hands and began eating it. Forrest and Sadie immediately looked at her, turned to look at me, and then dropped their fork and knife and started eating with their hands too. This table etique and conversation was definitely worth documenting! Grampie and I were the only civilized ones in the house using a knife and fork to cut up the ribs. We're also the only ones who hate getting our hands dirty! After we controlled our laughter, we did get serious as Granny had a discussion on why we have a Memorial Day.
After clean up, it was relaxin' time. Sadie went on the computer and Forrest, George and Grampie turned on River Monsters. Mom brought out her sewing machine to help me sew a couple of quilting blocks for my quilt guild. (wow, that makes sound like I'm an awesome quilter! haha! I can hardly sew, much less quilt, but more to come on another blog...) After several hours of relaxation, we headed back home.
As Forrest was driving us home, I was able to reflectre on the day and my feelings for my family. I am always so grateful for the time spent with my family and for the rejuvenation it gives to our souls and the strengthening of our family bonds that occur when we're together. Family is what life is all about. Always and forever.
I'm a brand new stay-at-home mom after almost nine years of teaching elementary physical education. I am married to a fantastic husband of fifteen years who loves me for who I am and is very supportive in all that I do, especially scrapbooking! We have a an almost 16 year old son who loves sports and is your typcial teenager in every fashion, shape and form. Our 13 year old daughter is the musician in the family and cannot wait to be a teenager! Our family wouldn't be complete without our weiner dog and standard poodle, Benny & Carhartt. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family and am extremely happy where I am in my life.