Friday, June 27, 2008

Arlington National Cemetery and Company is a Comin'

I hope you're not getting terribly bored with these posts. I've decided to continue posting pictures of our trip as an online scrapbook for my family.

I'm so glad we paid a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. It was an incredible (visual) reminder of all of those who have given their lives for our freedom. We did our best to talk to the kids and help them realize the significance of where we were and what was before us. The lines of headstones is humbling, to say the least. Really, there are no words....just a heart full of gratitude and thanks to those in the military, past and present.

I thought the cemetery was mostly flat (I'd never been in that part of the country before) so you can imagine my surprise when I saw the beautiful, green, rolling hills with the headstones lined neatly in a row. It was breathtaking and beautiful all at the same time.





























This is one of the older areas in the cemetery.






















The Tomb of the Unknowns.

The changing of the guard was really incredible to watch.

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It's 1 PM here in Arizona and I am waiting to hear from Donna's son Matthew and his wife, Melinda. They are returning to Phoenix from a missions trip in Mexico and will be spending the evening with us. We are so excited to meet Melinda and see Matthew again. They also have 5 or 6 other folks with them and they too are coming for dinner and swimming.

I'm serving Lasagne, Spagetti, salad, green beans, garlic bread and for dessert we'll have key lime pie and/or strawberry shortcake.

We are very busy cleaning house right now.

I'll take pictures and post them soon.

UPDATE 1:25 Just got off the phone with Melinda. They are back in the U. S. of A. and they are safe and sound. I asked her if they were hot and she giggled and said YES! She also said I sound just like Donna. (only I don't say "eh" and "take off hoser") LOL. I love it that she said I sound like Donna, that made me smile. They'll be here at 6 o'clock. :)

5 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

It's today!!!! Already!!!!

Sounds like a real feast!!!

You are so wonderful.
Thank you for taking in this little group of missionaries from Nebraska.

You have to post pictures tomorrow or at least have one of your kiddos put them up at flickr so I can see them!!!
Please!!!

Did I say thank you???

Thank you!!!

Give Matthew and Melinda a big hug from me!!!

Janet said...

We are so excited to have them! I will give lots of hugs.

Janice, a sis said...

say there...hey now

Donna Boucher said...

yayayayayayayayayayay!!!!

So exciting!
Wonderful.

Laura said...

I never went to Arlington, either. Thanks for sharing more of your trip. Are you also scrapbooking the pictures you took?