Last year we had a few friends and family over for Memorial Day. It had been such a good time that we decided to do it again this year. Sarah helped me get everything ready to go the night before which meant that I was able to have a very nice and relaxing day. Kohl's was having a sale that day on shirts for junior girls, so I took Sarah out that morning to buy her some new tops. It is so hard to find tops for girls Sarah's age that are appropriate. They are either to short or cut to low or both. Anyway we were able to find 6 tops that she agreed to wear and I would allow her to wear. Kristen had insisted upon going with us. When we got home, our first guest had already arrived. This mystery guest was not on the original guest list as we had no idea that he would be home. Yes, it was Kurt's brother Duane. It has been almost three years since the girls and I had seen him, and Kurt hadn't seen him since Kristen was a baby. It was nice to have him come for a visit and play with the girls. My mom and brother Dan also came up along with Kurt's sister Ardith, her husband Carl and their boys Zach and Austin. We wanted Dan to meet Carl. Both had a career in the Military. We also had a few friends over for the day. We grilled out and everyone else brought a picnic type item to share. Basically everyone sat around and talked. Sarah took the kids to Whittier to play on the equipment. After they came back they played in the backyard for a while with everyone watching. We have been so busy lately that it was nice to have a day off and just sit around and talk to friends.