Happy Memorial Day!

May 28, 2012

"Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Rememberthere is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth."  ~W.J. Cameron

Today I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. Happy Memorial Day Everyone! I hope first and foremost you're remembering everyone who died, fought and served in honor of this wonderful nation we all call home. What an amazing thing to serve your country. I am eternally grateful to all those who serve(d). 

I've been MIA recently but for the best of reasons. My one and only brother got married last Saturday to his love, Camila. It was the best weekend ever. Starting on Wednesday I had dinner with my three new sisters at Pizzera Bianco. It's amazing. We sat around, taking pictures, eating pizza, drinking lots of wine and champagne and enjoying the fact that we are now, legally, sisters. What an amazing thought. Thursday and Friday we're a blur due to family outings, more relatives than I could hope for, Adam (and Adam) coming in town, wine, pictures, dancing and lots of hugging, reminiscing and enjoying company of family, friends, new friends and new family. I don't think my heart has ever feel bigger than it did this weekend. That was only pre-wedding bliss too. Saturday came wedding day. Hair, makeup, champagne and pictures made up one of the best days, and it wasn't even my wedding day! I have never seen my big brother so happy, I'm pretty sure he never stopped smiling, and I'm pretty sure he never stopped looking at Camila. Camila was so gorgeous as always. It was one of the greatest weekends and I'm sad its over, but it was a wonderful weekend of family and friends. I wish I could go back but instead I'll look at pictures over and over. 
Aren't they gorgeous?
Mr. and Mrs. Englert
My sisters. 
Happy Monday, Happy Memorial Day everyone...from Discount Tire Company
I hope you had the best weekend. 

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."  ~Joseph Campbell

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