Welcome to week 10 of Project 52! So hard to believe we are in double digits. I swear, this year is flying by! The theme this week is memories. I toyed with the idea of going in to my archives and pulling up something from there, but instead, I went with more photos from our trip to Lake Placid. There are too many not to share! (and, if you’d like to see more, check back tomorrow when day two of our time there will be featured for my March 10 on 10!).
I often joke that our boys have been to more museums and seen more things in their five short years than most people do their entire lives. But, I think it’s so important to take advantage of the things you have around you to expose children to a variety of experiences. Come to think of it, I need to generate a list of everything they’ve done, so when they get older and have a bucket list I can tell them which things they can go ahead and cross off! Examples: hike Diamond Head, go up in a glider, meet the Blue Angels, meet an Olympian, touch an Olympic Gold Medal…. I also believe that photographs can help keep those memories alive for them. As a military brat myself, photos were always a way of staying connected with people and places. It’s crazy to think that my little guys will have lived in four states during their first five years of life. They will have been able to do some pretty amazing things because of this, but, at the same time, I look forward to being in one place with them for longer than two years.
So when they are older and ask to go to a world championship event, we can tell them that they got to go to the bobsled world championships in 2012 and saw USA win gold!
One of the highlights of the event was seeing the women’s bobsled that had been wrapped in honor of the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11. The sled helped to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 this season. The sled also had the names of the HMH 363 Red Lions crew that flew a flag for the bobsled team on Sept. 11. One of the pilots is a dear friend and our boys godfather and the squadron commanding officer. Several of the men’s bobsled team are also members of the Army, so there is a strong connection there between the athletes and the military. In addition to honoring the fallen firefighters, the team also displayed a plaque to honor the Red Lions crew that perished on Jan. 19 in Afghanistan. The crash was a huge loss to our helicopter community, and it was very touching to see them honored in such a way.
Now head on over to the talented Melinda Meredith Photography and check out what she’s been working on for memories. Join us next week when we share “green with envy.”