Memorial Day 2016

We had such a FUN memorial day this year!  I was sad we didn't get to decorate graves but we did get to go to Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) for the morning which made up for it.  We went to the Disney store and spoiled Myra with a stuffed Dumbo that she has been wanting for about a year and also got her some princess undies to make her want to potty train haha.  (more on that later). We then ate and Earl of Sandwich (AMAZING BTW) and then hurried home to feed Max and put them down for naps.  

After naps we had a fun picnic outside together with corn on the cob, hot dogs and the most amazing watermelon I have ever consumed.  I have not been able to stop eating it since and douse it in lime juice.  After we finished eating I just laid down on the blanket for a minute basking in the happiness I was feeling for the day and said a little silent prayer to Heavenly Father thanking him.  I felt like I had so much gratitude in my heart that day.  

Then we headed to the pool and all of us swam together.  It was the perfect ending to the day.  

I love Memorial Day and the chance that we have to celebrate those that have passed before us.  I am SO grateful for my ancestors and for Jordan's ancestors.  I can't wait to someday meet them and tell them THANKYOU! 

Memorial day: Part 2

Memorial day evening we got to spend with my family in my parents backyard having a BBQ.
^^^ Zoe, my brothers daughter is just s few months younger than Myra so its really fun to watch them together^^^
^^^My sweet Grandparents.  I love them so. ^^^
^^^ Myra with my brother Brady ^^^
^^^ Papa and Zoe ^^^
^^^ Jordan and I made the yummiest Ice Cream.  Fickle Brickle! ^^^

I love this family so darn much.

Memorial Day: Part 1

We were so lucky to be able to be in Utah for memorial day!  That morning we went to some family graves in Salt Lake with some of Jordan's family.  This is something Jordan and I love to do.  Most of my family graves are a bit farther away so we don't get there every year, but being there and hearing stories about these past family members fills me with pride and humility all at the same time.  Pride that these people who were so amazing are my relatives and humility as I think about how desperately I need to try harder to leave such wonderful legacies like them.  
^^^When Jordan and I were dating his uncle passed away.  While at the grave side I looked to my side and saw this bench.  It said "Kern" (my maiden name), and "Mabey" just kitty corner from each other.  We laughed, thought it was bizarre and telling of the future! :) We still laugh every time we see this bench. ^^^
^^^Myra sitting next to Jordan's grandma's grave, the woman she was named after.  Myra disliked her name and went by "Peggy" so I imagine she's rolling in her grave over the fact that we used her name for our baby girl :) Personally, I much prefer "Myra".^^^
^^^Myra with her cousin Amelia.  Everyone comments how much they look like sisters.  And these two  ADORE each other!^^^
I hope you guys had a wonderful memorial day!  I am so grateful for those who have passed before me.