we had a really good long memorial day weekend.
we made red, white, and blue rice crispy treats for our annual bbq.
(even though they came out more like red, white, and green because i ran out of blue food coloring)
matt and david went and worked on the boat again early that morning. we had planned to take it out after the bbq, but unfortunately we need some parts that need to be ordered. so no memorial day boating for us. :(
so while we waited for daddy we took some pictures.
frankie attempting the hand on hip.
then i tried to get the 3 little ones, but that didn't go too well either.
someone's always mad.
i was able to coax the big kids to put their shirts on and take exactly 3 pictures. then they took them off.
(shhhh, they left the tags on and i'm returning them. i didn't buy them intending to do that, but they refused to wear them and i'm not one to be wasteful)
the bbq was fun and delicious. after we ate matt took the little girls down to the park and i didn't see them again for hours. he's a good daddy.
delaney took a snooze in the fresh air and shade.
she is so, so, so sweet. :)
frankie met up with her boyfriend landon .
getting in good with the grandpa-in-law. ;)
that's ma' girl!
since the boat was a no go, mccombs and rays decided to go to plan b which was to hang out at our pool. we went home and put little girls to bed and then lexi and katie insisted they didn't want to go to the pool, soooo matt and i got to go without babies! we actually got to go swim, that never happens! after about an hour christian brought laney. then about a half hour after that, joseph brought addie and franks. after swimming for a few hours we headed over to mccombs for yet another bbq.
love not being in charge of the whole dinner!
after eating and visitng we read scriptures there. lexi and joseph (aka aloseph) were being so sweet with eachother. joseph had a toothache so lexi was cuddling him and playing with his hair. it was sweet and surprisingly scripture time was quiet.
it was a really good day and a really good weekend.
i am so very grateful to live in this country and for all the people that have sacrificed so much to make it so great. and i am so grateful for the rich military heritage in my family.
and a happy memorial day was had by all.