Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

This past weekend was truly enjoyable. Brigham and I have had some recent unexpected/unwanted job shuffling. Unfortunately, I'm back at work and he's looking for new opportunities. So life is taking some interesting turns and this weekend was nice to have a bit to sit back and have some time for ourselves for a minute, and to remember all those who sacrificed for us.

Saturday we thrilled the kids with a trip to Costco (seriously, they love that place) and sample-hopped our way through the store. We also stopped by the mall to try and figure out a cell-phone fiasco we are trying to solve (anyone know how to fix the glass of a Samsung Galaxy S3?). At the mall there was a dollar store going out of business so everything was marked down. That's right...marked down from a dollar. Cheap. Sure, most of it was junk, but the kids love junk and I didn't feel guilty spending three dollars to get them a load of cheap toys to entertain them.

Part of that load included new sunglasses that you can use indoors or out because the shades simply flip up. Brigham thinks they are weird, but I find them hilarious, and awesome, and adorable on the kids. The kids wore them the rest of the day.

That night we walked from our house to 7-Eleven and got Memorial Weekend fifty-cent slurpees, a dessert that Lydia actually enjoys. We watched a movie as a family and sipped our slurps and had an all-around good time.

Sunday was a family party for cousin Emmy's birthday. Oh, and at church I got called to be second counselor in the YW's. It was a shocker because I had only just received a brand-new calling so I didn't expect to be switched to soon. It should be good though.

Monday morning we went to the Hill Air Force Base Museum to see all the airplanes and to remember those who have come before and paved the way for our freedoms here.

The kids loved being able to touch the airplanes...and throw rocks.

The weather was absolutely perfect. Sunny, and yet cool.

I had recently just finished reading a book about a WW II true-story that involved pilots and I really, really loved being able to see the planes that I had just finished reading about. It made everything so real and I felt a deeper appreciation for everything the servicemen went through for our country. I highly recommend the book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

Later that day we had a picnic at Wheeler Farms with Brigham's side of the family and got to enjoy some frisbee, dinner, animals, and the kids' favorite, the tractor.

It was hard to return to work the next day, but life must go on. And to honor all of my ancestors and military, I will be grateful for that life and work that I have and choose to be happy as I continue on.


  1. i love the slurpees and glasses! so funny! way to score out on the dollar store. i love to go there for kid crafts and sensory box stuff. and treats of course. happy memorial day! you guys look like you had a blast!

  2. What a fun post! You guys had an AWESOME weekend! I love the picture with Ammon and Lydia in the glasses :). Brig is just jealous that he doesn't have a pair to sport around!