Our Memorial Weekend started a week early with Mark and I planting this tree in the front yard in honor of our son, Porter. I like this tree because it has a mountain feel about it, which is where Porter liked to be, and also where he was when he died. The plaque was a gift from the Bilbao family, dear friends of ours for many years. I'm loving it displayed in the yard by the tree.
Sunday after church our family went up to the cemetery to put flowers on Porter's grave.
The boys may not like me posting about their little tiff but it just goes to show that even though they are mature young adults, they still feel the urge to poke and irritate. I'll let you figure out who is bugging who, by touching the other one, when they didn't want to be touched.
Don't you love that sweet, red truck in the background? My daddy restored that pretty thing and putters around town in it.
My mother created the guitar wreath. She put little music note stickers and guitar stickers all over it.
We then headed home, changed our Sunday clothes, and headed up the canyon to hang out with the Weisenberger bunch. This sweet mom, Karla, invited us up to her family cabin and made us the most yummy hamburgers called wampus burgers. You may wonder what that is? Well, I will just tell you I've never had anything like it, and it was probably the most delightful hamburger I have ever eaten. Basically, it's two hamburger patties sealed together after you stuff all sorts of yummy things in between them, such as: grilled onion, mushrooms, cheese, bacon, anything your little heart desires. And then you throw them on the grill and hope everything stays inside. Karla also made homemade buns to put these burgers on. We ate and visited and laughed. This is Karla's beautiful daughter, Sarah, who was good friends with our son, Porter.
We sat by a campfire and visited some more. It gave me a little heads up for what I will be experiencing next week as I venture off to girls camp.
We played games inside the cabin and then came out a little later and made smores. Have you ever tried a smore made with a peanut butter cup? Pretty tasty.
Thank you so much Weisenbergers! We had a blast! Jordan even commented that it was nice to just get away and do something fun with the family all together.