I got into a conversation recently about Memorial Day traditions. My family has family reunions. I don't go because in case you are new around here, I am not crazy about a large portion of my family.
A friend of mine has a standing camping trip with the guys, absolutely no girls allowed and don't even think about suggesting that he not go because that just will not happen.
The girls and I have pretty much done the same thing the last 2 years, so I guess that's our new tradition. We do something big related to the house. Last year I built a deck rail. This year I rehung the shutters I took down to paint and I started installing a privacy fence. I got 3 of the 5 holes I needed dug. (its not a complete fence. Just a privacy panel since I live on a super busy road.)
Em and I made our yearly trip to the grave of her friend. She wants to go on the girls birthday so she can say Happy Birthday to her. It makes me cry like a baby when I take her. She always asks me to start ahead of her so she can talk to her alone. You should not lose your best friend when you are 9. You should not have to visit her at a cemetery. She should be enjoying sleepovers. They should be on the same volley ball team. They should have gone to honors choir together. It makes me so sad that it has to be the way it is. I say a prayer for her family because I can't even begin to imagine their pain.
On to happier topics. School is out for the year and I could not be more happy. But of course as soon as I can sleep in I begin waking up on my own at 6 am. I don't even need to get up at that time when it is a school night.