Monday, May 30, 2011

Remembering those who have served.

Today was a great day....we started off with an early start and headed to Zeeland for a parade.  I thought it was important for the boys to see why we celebrate Memorial remember and recognize all the men and women who have served our country.  The parade was full of marching bands (a few who even played the same song as when I was the marching band), lots of kids on bikes and scooters all decorated with streamers and flags, many old tractors, the city's Fire trucks, and of course many veterans.  

After the parade we had some time to kill before we needed to be at the Annual Lucas Memorial Day Picnic, so we stopped by the Drenthe CRC pancake breakfast.  The boys and Mike had a second breakfast for the day with only a big hour until we would feast again at the picnic.  We caught up with Mike's parents for a while and the we headed off to the city park.

(Just had to take this picture...Mike and I both wore these same blue jackets when we were in kindergarten at ZCS. ) 

At noon we met up 50 some family members of the Lucas Clan.  We had amazing burgers, party potatoes, lots of yummy salads, chips and ice cream cones....not a good thing for someone on WW.  After eating, My mom thought we needed a family pictures...nothing professional looking but just something that G & G Lucas could show off.  Here's a quick sample...the real pictures were taken with my cousin's camera.  definitely a fun day, it's amazing how the family has grown and continues to grow.  God has surely blessed this family.