We had a fantastic memorial day weekend.
Saturday morning we got up and went to the Farmers Market at Village Pointe. And, after having gone downtown a few times this season, here is my opinion: I loved the shorter drive. Much less time in the car. And I thought what was available was the same, but less selection. Instead of several "meat guys" there was only one, instead of several veggie vendors, there was only a few. And much less "non-food" items. You get the picture. It's also a different atmosphere. And honestly, I didn't think it was less fantastic, just different. In a way, I enjoyed not being elbow to elbow with half the town and having a little more room for the stroller. I also enjoyed having the shopping nearby. We browsed through the new Old Navy. So in all I give it a "Different, but Good." Of course, we missed stopping by Bliss Bakery. Dekker fell asleep on the way home. Go figure. Screws up nap time, sweet thing. We got him a little floppy hat that is to DIE for.
Saturday afternoon we went to a nearby park and we swang. Love that floppy hat! Then we had sushi (of course we did). I am counting points and I hadn't eaten much all day-- Big Mistake. I felt awful and basically ate and then crashed in bed with a huge migraine. I absolutely will not do that again (save all my points for a 10PM snack).
Sunday was church, grocery shopping, naps for all and then a nice walk at Standing Bear Lake. We met our friends Cari and Jake there. The gals walked with the stroller and dog while the guys fished. Can I just say that my left arm ached all night. I was having nightmares about serious medical problems when I realized that that was the arm in which I carried the leash, constantly pulling on Josie so she didn't attack the numerous bunnies and other wildlife on the trail. Dave warned me but I insisted on bringing her. I will think twice next time! Sunday night we watched Couples Retreat and this is my opinion on that: Totally worth the $1 Redbox rental. It was a mindless night of cheap entertainment but that movie will not win any awards.
Monday was a lazy day around the house and a delish breakfast of cinnamon rolls and muffins. For breakfast Dekker ate: A lemon muffin (like one in a four pack from the bakery-- huge), a banana, a bowl of oatmeal and half a cinnamon roll. Am I over feeding him? He is going to eat me out of house and home! Then we enjoyed a fun night with some of the Rowe family at Don and Marcy's. Loved the beautiful weather and eating on the deck. A bunch of geese were flying overhead and we thought "boy, they are flying low." Then, no kidding, one HIT the house next door, fell in the front yard, and DIED right there. It was HUGE. A few of the guys went running to see it and upon returning they said they needed grief counseling. On the way home Dave said it was honestly pretty horrific. The bird all but died as they watched it. *Shudder* I took a peak on the way to the car-- the neighbor said he wasn't charging yet. Ha. I was sad for the bird, but glad it didn't suffer.
Finally, I remember that freedom isn't free on Memorial Day. I am so thankful for the men and women and families who serve our country and I hope we all remember to pray for them often. Here are some pictures of two of my heros-- buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. My Grandpa Soden, who served in WWII, and my Grandma, who passed just a year ago March.
On the journey,