Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

I don't really appreciate Memorial Day to its fullest because I've never had someone close to me who served in a war and passed away. For that reason, it seems more like a reason to party to me than to mourn the death of a loved one. We had a fun Memorial Day. On Sunday, my awesome family had us over to dinner. We also went to the cemetery to visit the graves of my brother, great-grandparents, and cousin. It was a nice time to be with loved ones and remember funny moments. Candace, my sister, also makes a killer feast. She slaved away all day so we could have a delicious dinner. She rocks!

On Monday Jon and I worked hard to get our house clean. I also dragged him to Tai Pan to get some things to decorate the house. I had no idea it takes so much energy and focus to decorate. I bought what I thought was way MORE than I'd need, and it turns out that I still have bare places on shelves in my house. Oh well, I don't care. I'm not going back until I absolutely have to. I decided that I'm not a natural decorator (my mom and sister Heather hogged all those genes) and it's just plain too hard.

Then we had some friends over for a barbeque (inside because of the torrential rain). Brenda, Eric, Caity and Bob, and Gavin and Jessica all brought yummy food and drinks and we just hung out and played games. It's so fun to have friends in our lives. Thanks to all of you for driving out to no-mans land and being so much fun. It was definitely a Memorial Day to remember.


caitlin said...

Bon, I just tried those apple turnover things and oh my gosh, so so good. I want the recipe!

Bonnie said...

Sorry I wish I had a recipe... I just made it up. The crust is kind of an experiment based on a recipe I got from allrecipes.com and the filling is just apples, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Saute them until soft, then put in the crust. Hmmm... weird. But good!

caitlin said...

Okay, you seriously do it all. You bake, you sew, you decorate. Can I just be you?

Jess said...

Yay! The barbeque was so fun and we love your house! Thanks for the fun filled evening! And seriously, the best hamburgers I have EVER had!