Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

It is always hard to be a way from home (Salt Lake City) on Memorial Day. It has been a tradition for years to decorate our ancestors graves with my Grandma Lacey and my Aunt Becky. I miss being so far away and not being apart of our annual tradition.

This year we were able to participate in our city's Memorial Day parade. It was amazing to see all the uniforms from many who served in wars past. Asher was able to wear a World War I uniform and Chaim was able to carry the flag from the great state of Utah down the parade route. There was an accident just prior to the parade starting. Our commander of the parade who was dressed as George Washington was injured while handling a horse and the horse landed on him. I saw many people rush to his side and circle around him as he was laying flat on his back unconscious. It was a scary scene to see a horse loose control and a man down on the ground receiving medical treatment. I saw men in uniform rush to his side and circle around him with a prayer. As I saw many people in various uniforms trying to treat the injuries, I could only picture in my mind what happens in the battlefields around the world everyday to save the lives of their fellow soldiers. I saw men and women today in uniform rushing to a side of a friend. I am so grateful for the service and sacrifice of those men and women who gave their lives on behalf of our freedom.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 7, 2009 (15 Years Together)

Can you believe that we have been married for 15 years. Seems like a lot longer since we have know each other for so long. Our wonderful friends watched the kids for a couple of days while we took a trip down to Atlanta. We we walked around the city and saw the CNN Center. We look forward to the next 15 years together.

Flip Flops for Halloween

Don't you just love the warm weather in Georgia? I wore my flip flops on Halloween. I could have never done that in Utah. I had to get a picture to remember the moment. It was a beautiful night. The kids had a parade at school. Asher never lets me take his picture. He tries to hide from the camera. His friends finally helped me get a picture at the Halloween parade. We had a great day!

Can You Really Walk a Rabbit?

Well yes... you really can walk a rabbit. Some of our favorite friends came over (Kate and John) and we attempted to walk the rabbits. The boys didn't really seem all that interested. The girls thought it was a great idea. The boys just wanted to play with their light sabers.

Another Home Run at Turner Field

We love going to Turner Field. We wait all year to do our tomahawk chops for the Braves. One of the best part of the game is seeing the Cartoon Network kids center. Chaim joined in on an ongoing game and got a home run which he was very proud of. Go Chaim!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rome Middle School Marching Band 2009

I think McKenna has signed up for every club and activity at the middle school. The middle school played at the Rome High School's homecoming, football game. She was the soloist for the game. We are so proud of her. (If you watch the video, she is the one that comes forward during the second song to do the solo for the trumpets). She had had roaring cheers from the crowd for her performance.

Georgia Rain

Wow what a fall. Last year we were in a drought. This year too much rain. The flooding in Georgia was so bad it wiped out schools and houses. Justin spent his time during the October morning of conference on clean up duty. Over 250 priesthood members showed up to rip apart homes that had been damaged in the flood. Here are some pictures of our Georgia rain. I believe the rain lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. We were so happy to see the sun again.

Believe it or not, this shot was taken during daytime.

The sun finally reappears.

Butterfiles in my garden.