Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

I wanted to say a thank you to every man or woman that has fought for my freedom. Without you I would not enjoy the amazing country and independence that I do. Thank you to my Grandpas who left their homes to serve and my Grandmas who took care of things here so they could. Thank you to my cousins, friends, and others that are right now defending the freedom of those who need help. You are great examples. I am thankful for leadership in our country that has defended our homes and made the hard choices. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
We spent the weekend with family. Ryan's sister Kacey and her friend Lauren came in on Friday and we spent the next few days with them and Zach and Alison playing games, watching movies and eating tons of food. (Thanks Alison for introducing us to Paninis, oh-my-gosh-yummy!!!) Then on Monday morning we went to the traditional Brewer family breakfast. It was nice to see cousins and aunts and uncles that we don't see very often. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.
This is Eric at the park during the breakfast.
This is Kacey and Lauren. (I think they were supposed to be sisters and just now found each other.) It was so much fun to have them here. They were huge helps and even babysat so Ryan and I could to to the Temple. Thanks girls, you're welcome back anytime.
Eric loved the park and learned how to slide down the pole.
And for certain, Beth has to do everything her brother does.
We had a good time together.
Grampy and Grammy
Relaxing with the big people, yeah, I'm cool.
After the breakfast, we all went hiking up Rock Canyon. (I'm very grateful for all the help we had in carrying Eric and the water.) With that help we made it further up then I thought we would. On the way down, just before the parking lot, Eric tripped and wiped out! Skinned both his knees, the palms of his hands and one elbow. In the car on the way home we heard him telling his owees, "You stupid owees! You stop hurting!"
This is Alison and Eric on the way up.
How Beth spent the whole hiking trip.
Eric on the bridge.


Mike and Judy said...

It sounds like you had a great day. Thanks for remembering my boy! Too bad my day was spent mostly on a plane!

Stephanie said...

It looks like you guys had a blast! Do Kacey and Lauren do road trips to Albuquerque? :-)

I love the Memorial Day cartoons.

Mom Alleman said...

I loved all of your pictures and hearing about your Memorial Day weekend! Thank you for letting Kacey and Lauren stay with you--they had such a great time! We love you and miss you!

Nikki said...

Cute pics! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend.

Kacey Alleman said...

That was one of the best weekends I have had!! I loved being there with y'all! Thank you sooooo much for letting us stay with y'all! I love you guys so much and I am so thankful you live close!!