Memorial Day in the Little House

Today we celebrated Memorial Day in a nice little RV park in South Dakota. It was a little chilly and windy, but warm enough to play baseball outside with the neighbor kids and grill some brats for a Jarvis-style cookout.

  “Jarvis-style” means simple. Meat. A couple of easy sides. And a fun dessert.

Lily and I cooked corn on the cob in the rice cooker, while Adam watched the boys and grilled the brats.

For a fun patriotic dessert, we stacked angel food cake shells, and made two-layer strawberry shortcake. Or “tall-cake” as Lily called it. 😉  

They were super messy, quite melty, and really not very pretty, to be honest. We made six but only had time to photograph two of them, because they melted so quickly. Still, the kids oohed and ahhed over them as if they were the most Pinteresty of desserts, and they were delicious!  😄


  

The kids are getting older, so we made an extra effort this year to teach them about what really makes this a special day–that we are not only celebrating being free Americans, but we are celebrating the lives of those who have laid down their very lives for that freedom.

 I would have liked to have taken flowers to a VA cemetery, but since that wasn’t possible I incorporated flowers from a memorial wreath into our picnic and around the camper. 

 We are free by God’s grace, and by the blood of countless American soldiers.  

May we never forget and may we never take it lightly!


Have a blessed Memorial Day, and remember as you celebrate to pray for the families who have given their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers, and mothers–for yours.

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6 replies »

  1. Aleassa: I enjoyed reading your post. It was very well written and I trust the Lord will lead your family in a very plain path.

    I asked Bro. Jarvis to have Adam send us the info on his second trip to Honduras. There are several who may be interested in going with him.

    May the Lord continue to bless. Pastor Scott

  2. hi this is esther i am praying for you and i hope your trip goes well those desserts looked amazing !!! lily has and awesome and adorable birthday set up to cute and again praying deeply God bless yall
    Esther

  3. i want to share an awesome girls testimony with you: This girl was so kind, sweet, happy, and you just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be her friend . she was going to the dentist and was gonna have some work done on her mouth but she thought that it was some big procedure done, so she thought if i get saved then i wouldn’t have to worry so she got saved and she lived for the Lord her whole life. on January 23,2017 Betsy Charles John went home to be with the Lord and only 11 years old she had impacted everyone she met. I got to personally know this girl and was my very close friend and my entire class. Please pray for the John family as they are going through this. I didn’t mention this but they are from India training to be missionaries back to their people. Please pray! (;

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