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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Our homecoming is coming soon. The countdown has begun!!! Well, actually it started a few weeks ago.

I haven't been one to keep up with the time past or upcoming. To be truly honest, I'm okay with that and it's been much better to only start counting when I can see the end of the tunnel. Yay!!

Last night, I watched Suprise Homecomings on TLC and just watched the youtube video pasted below. You'll have to click on the link since my video won't upload well on here. Be sure to watch the little girl and Santa Claus at minute 1:30ish. Grab a tissue.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day: a day to remember

Alabama National Cemetary

Truck from Vietnam war

The way I have spent the day to remember the fallen the past two years has been to attend the Blue Star Salute presentation at American Village in Montevallo. It is a great place and beats any bbq or other Memorial Day "tradition." This has been our tradition and I'm proud to be part of it. Thank you for serving.

Right before the chinook took off. We missed getting to go inside.

In memory of the fallen and support of our troops currently serving.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Levon enjoys his stay

I have enjoyed keeping my sister and brother-in-law's dog this weekend. He really enjoys the back yard. After church it was just too hot to go run around outside so we came back in and worked on some tricks. (And I found out where Levon's old bone from August was and that you can't walk barefoot out there w/ the all the stickers). I will have to post a video clip on my pictures website. :) He's since taken a nap while I emailed and is now out enjoying the breeze in the shade. And my feet still sting.........

....a few hours later, Levon waits for me "sitting down," yes sitting down, as I come in from the movies (Water for Elephants was pretty good). That doesn't last long. As soon as I step foot in the den, Levon jumps up in excitement and goes outside to play for a short while. As we settled down for the night, Levon came to my aide, as a sweet dog should, and nuzzled his head under my dangling hand. Sweet dog. He enjoyed watching the end of the National Memorial Day Concert with me and is now passed out on the floor asleep (see pic below). Guess someone likes to stick to their schedule?!

I think it's safe to say that Levon is enjoying his stay with Auntie Valerie.

P.S. He and his collar are clean and fresh; now that was a sight to see yesterday! Now if we could only do something with that breath.