Hi, friends. How are you all? Hope your weekend was smashing! Our was jam-packed, and really great. Started writing this post Monday, and now just getting a chance to finish… Our weekend looked like this:
Woke up at 6:30am because we were participating in Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery with my parents, two sisters, and aunt. We arrived at about 8am, and had breakfast thanks to the hubby’s company, then waited for the event to start. Once 10am came along, they provide directions on how to place the wreaths, and give some guidance suggesting that you could be the only person to visit a grave, so stop to pay respect as you lay the wreath. They also mention if you have a family member in a section not selected that year to have wreaths laid down, you can take a wreath and go put it in their section. we laid down two wreaths each, then went with my dad to his parents grave in another section to lay down a wreath.
It was a very special and humbling morning, and I suggest if you live in the Washington, DC area that you participate! We’re already looking forward to next year. Wreaths Across America places wreaths during the holiday season on deceased military’s graves all the way across the country, and end at Arlington Cemetery. To learn more about their organization, click here.
After Wreaths Across America, Tim and I had some errands to do before heading out to my oldest sister’s holiday party. Thankfully my younger sister offered to DD for Tim and I (Thanks, Non!)!
We had a great time at her party, and enjoyed lots of yummy drinks! Then we left to take our youngest sister to a friends party, and headed home to my parents house to sleep.
Woke up at 7 to hang out with my nephew while my mom and dad did some things they needed to do (my parents were watching him during my sisters party and he spent the night with them). We played, watched some baby shows and he ate a fruit pouch and cheerios. Typical morning of a 1 year old, I guess! Selfies with a 1 year old at 7 am…
Around 1pm, my dad’s whole family arrived and we had a big family holiday party! It was a lot of fun, and we got to catch up with our family which is always awesome!
After the family party, we headed to Tim’s sisters for our two nieces’ birthdays! Long, fun, busy weekend! Hope yours was great as well!