Monday, May 30, 2011

GOD BLESS ALL OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS

Memorial Day in our county has more meaning this year due to several of our local boys having been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan this past year. It makes me so sad for these young men's familys ,many of whom are the age of my boys and went to school at the same time and competed against my boys in sporting events. This was a ceremony at Forest Lawn cemetery to honor all our fallen soldiers. My father in law who served in WWll is buried in this cemetery. God Bless these brave men !

Whew !!! 90 degrees in May !!! And that's all I'm gonna say about that !!!! These bird pics I took today speak for themselves.
A hawk in a nearby tree.
A Carolina Wren at her nesting house.
If you click on these pics you will notice that both these birds have their beaks open but I can assure you they are not singing.
It was hot here today !!

Hubbie and I spent the morning doing yard work before the heat got so bad and drove us inside.
We fired up our AC last night so sleeping would be more comfortable. Usually we don't need the AC until at least the middle of June.
After lunch we made a trip to the newly opened Goodwill on our side of town. But the prices were high there.
We came back by Sam's Club and Ingles to pick up a few groceries.
Back home we caught up on some small honey do's and just tried to beat the heat.
I watered all my potted plants this evening as there is no rain in the forecast. Hubbie watered some of the garden plants.

I've almost let this month slip by me without finishing my decade photos for this month.
In May of 2001 we were busily celebrating another graduation. We had one last year so I was hoping the second one would be easier but it wasn't !!
During the month there were many award ceremonies to attend, here is one with #2 son and his closest friends all as NC Scholars.
Son is the 3rd one back .

Her's this same gang clowning around on Baccalaureate Sunday.

I believe he is happy to be graduating HS.

And the next chapter of life begins for #2 son and his class of 2001.

And yes I cried for the second year in a row !!!!

May is always an exciting month full of new beginnings each year for a group of new graduates.

Grateful to God tonight for the blessings of today.
Good Night and God Bless.

3 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Isn't it just amazing how fast kids grow up???? That is an awesome picture of your son..

It's hotter than Blue Blazes here also... It's still 82 this time of night.... Mercy Me!!!! Bet we're in for a long, hot summer...YUK.

God Bless and have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

Peggy said...

98F here yesterday and the same predicted for today. We are 11 degrees above normal for this time of year. Our chickens are sitting around with their beaks open too. I try to give them fresh cold water a couple times during the day as well as the other animals. Hate to think of them having to drink water the sun has heated up all day. Have a very blessed day!

Gail said...

It is heating up here quickly...and believe it or not, we are getting dry!

It is a proud event to know all he has accomplished.