Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Below you see our kitchen table center piece the girls and I made for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.  We usually travel this time of year.  However, my knee and back are keeping us close to home this weekend.  Jessica is upset, she loves visiting the Zoo in Omaha.  Fact is she has her suitcase packed and ready for summer vacation.  
So to ease into the change we worked on this to remind the girls why this holiday has come to be.

The wall art is from a previous post {HERE}it is a German Meal Prayer
Come Lord Jesus be our Guest let these gifts to us be blessed.
I altered a frame for each photo, one will be going to each kiddo for their rooms.

To my knowledge we do not have a Military Member of our family that has died in battle.  However, there is a long list of enlisted members.
Below is one of my Favorite photos in our collection.  It is of my Grandfather Vernnie Smith.  I love everything about this pic!  From the fashion, the love on Grandpa's face and the tad mysterious glance of Grandma Alpha Skovly Smith.

Here is my Daddy Charles Tieszen.  He is a Korean War Veteran. 
Does not talk much about his time in the service.  The pics we have speak for him.  I love and cherish these photos also.  Dad is going to be 80 in January and acts as if he is 20!

Below is my Beloved DH Jesse Paschal.  Served in the Army late 80's early 90's.  He recently was granted coverage through the VA for his illness.  Such a blessing.  
So nice to sleep at night knowing my DH is covered.

May God Bless our Country and the World.  Happy Memorial Day Weekend.


Amy said...

Wonderful centerpiece! What a creative way to celebrate Memorial Day!

Jen A said...

Fabulous way to show case those old photos! Love the wall art too=).

Chris said...

your wall art is just fabulous!! what a great way to show your love for your family! thanks for sharing the old photos, they are very nice. i love the first one too!!