Laying of the Wreaths

I gotta say, if no one else reads my blog – I know my family does at least, and that in itself is worth it.  I am so incredibly thankful to have them and that we are so close!

Anyway, I’m saying all of this because I just got off a call with someone and we were making small talk and she told me that she doesn’t have anyone to spend the Holiday’s with 😦 That her partner and her just broke up and she was planning on being with him and now she’s going to be working because she has nothing else to do and she told me she has no one to shop for  😦 This ABSOLUTELY broke my heart – as much as I want to say at times that I wish I didn’t have someone to shop for (because let’s face it – it’s EXHAUSTING) I am so thankful that I do.  If she didn’t live five hours away from me and I actually knew her in person (versus the numerous hours I’ve spent on the phone with her), I would gladly invite her to join me and my family would happily invite her in.

(For the record:  as I was writing that last paragraph, I got a FaceTime call from my niece asking if she could have a slumber party at my house while they are in town for Christmas!)


Last year, I started a new tradition with my family to lay wreaths on my grandparents grave site.  I never knew that National Cemetery’s do this and it’s such an pleasure to go out there and honor those who fought for our country (even though it’s a BIG P-I-T-A to get there)! The traffic is awful and as much as I hate to say it – it’s only going to get worse, so this year we packed sandwiches and picnic’d.

We had to laugh when we were wondering if there is something wrong with the fact that coolers were packed with beers and mimosas in addition to the sandwiches, but then my aunt made the comment that my grandmother wouldn’t expect anything less from us!

It was such a fantastic day and we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather!

Here’s a few pictures from our day spent together visiting the ones we love!

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