Eric's Boy Scout skills in action. His homemade flag pole for Memorial Day.
I love it!
I love it!
So far our 2nd Memorial Day in Colorado is going much more smoothly than our first. This morning we kept our tradition of getting donuts without event.
If you will remember last year we were quite homesick on Memorial Day. We decided to keep our California tradition of getting donuts in the morning, so we loaded up in the car and took off on a long country drive. While at the donut shop I realized I had left a pot of potatoes on the electric stove. We rushed home, an agonizing drive along the country highway. When we pulled up to the house, it looked fine however, when we opened the front door smoke came billowing out. On the stove was my best pot with a glowing red bottom, water all gone and blackened potatoes. Our landlord showed right after we arrived home to hook up the swamp cooler. Needless to say I was thoroughly embarrassed, but thankfully he was very forgiving.
To our amazement the day's troubles did not end there. Our kind neighbor across the street allowed the boys to have fun with his motorbikes. The boys had a blast on those bikes, but Brandon crashed and broke his collar bone. Him and his Dad spent a few hours in the ER that day. Our Memorial Day 2010 was one of the most eventful days in our family's history, but the memories are proving to give us laughs today.