Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!!

First off, Ben and I want to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day and thank all of the brave men and women who serve our country!  I truly can't imagine the sacrifice that they and their families go through every day.  So thank you!!!!  I especially want to thank my cousin Shawn who is overseas as we speak....stay safe!!  We love you and miss you!!

Last Friday, I got to sub for my mentor teacher and it was fun to be with my kids for the day.  Everyone wore red, white, and blue for the day and I read a Memorial Day book to the students.  We talked about the importance of Memorial Day and why it was more then just having fun.  We also got to go outside and participate in a flag ceremony.  The entire grade stood around the flag pole while the band teacher explained Memorial Day and what we were doing.  He then played Taps while some girl scouts and boy scouts lowered the flag, folded it, and held it.  We then had a moment of silence and then the teacher played the raising of the flag song while the scouts hoisted the flag again.  The students did fantastic even though it was a million degrees outside.  One of my students had his cub scout uniform on and he stood at attention the entire time!!!  It was really adorable.

Ben and I enjoyed relaxing this weekend.  We went to a drive-in theater with some friends for a birthday on Saturday night.  This drive-in has the biggest screen in America!  We saw Pirates, Band of Misfits and Men in Black 3.  The special was actually 5 showings, from dusk to dawn but we could only make it through the first two!  It was really fun though!  Check out Bengies for more info!

On Sunday, we did more relaxing and went bowling!  It was a lot of fun and I even got to beat Ben for once!  This is a huge accomplishment for me since he normally bowls a 180 or so.  Here's the proof!

Today, we had a doggy play date with two couples in our bible study.  We went to a dog park nearby before it got too hot and hung out while the dogs played.  We had Riley, Yoshi the Shiba Inu, and Banner the beagle.  Banner made Riley look like a giant!!!  The dogs really had fun playing and it was a nice dog park!

Riley and Yoshi had met before but Banner was new!  Checking everyone out!

Yoshi playing with the boomerang

Riley and Yoshi running after Ben

Yoshi and Banner

Riley, the giant beagle next to Banner, the regular beagle

Such a cutie!!

Cutest dog ever!

Adorable Yoshi!

Melissa with Riley and Yoshi

Such a cute picture of him!

Love Banner's expression in this picture!

Chilling in the shade

Ben, David, Lindsey, and Todd

Melissa, me, and Lindsey!

The manly men

Riley decided she wanted to drive home

The cute red velvet cupcakes Lindsey made for us!  Delicious!

Bags of dog treats that Lindsey made!  Biscuits on the left and peanut butter cookies on the right!  Riley loved them!

After we took the dogs home and cooled them off, we all went to Red Robin for lunch.  Ben and I came home, did more relaxing and I tried out a new cookie recipe!  If it's a success, I will post the recipe on here!

How was your Memorial Day?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting the pictures!!! You got some really great ones! :)