Thursday, May 29, 2008

Camping is a Minich thing!

This is my brother and sisterin law Dave and Barb camping in Arizona ( yes, Arizona) on memorial day weekend. To see more pics click on their blog link. Dave just e-maileed me and said they had 10 RV's and 2 feet of snow!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Today as we remember all of those that have sacrificed their lives for our freedom I think of one person in particular that I would like to share with you. His name was Captain John Parker and he was my great,great,great grandfather from my biological or "birth" family. His granddaughter was Sarah Parker who was my great grandmother!The pictures above were from a trip we took a year and a half ago (Chris, Matt and myself )to Massachusetts and went to the Lexington Green to see the history and famous "Minute Man statue" of Capt. John Parker. We also visited his grave site. I come from a long history of military families, most of which I have never met.

John Parker was born in Lexington, Massachusetts, on July 13, 1729. Parker played a prominent role in the first battle of the War for Independence, as leader of the volunteer American militia known as the Minutemen.

On the night of April 18, 1775, Parker received warning of the approach of the king's soldiers under Major John Pitcairn. Parker assembled about seventy volunteers to face the British. In the ensuing skirmish on Lexington Green on April 19, eight Americans were killed and ten were wounded.

The Minutemen followed the British forces to Concord, sniping at them as they retreated. According to legend, the colonists adopted "Yankee Doodle" as their theme song.

Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here~ Captain John Parker to the company assembled on Lexington Green.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A few more pics from last weekend.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Kevin & Nikki celebrate their one year anniversary together!

We spent another beautiful day at the lake on Saturday with Tim, Kevin, Matt, Sean ( Kevin's roommate) and Nikki ( Kev's girlfriend:) Kevin and Nikki have been together for one year now and make a sweet couple. We all love Nikki and it is really nice having another girl around :) Especially her :)

We have some great pic's on Matts camera-good wipe outs :) I'll post those later. Kevin tried to do the "Uncle Jim" tube ride to Matt. He beat him up pretty well, but has not mastered the technique. Something interesting happened while Kevin was pulling Matt on the tube . We had "In the jungle" from a CD Jim had left in the player turned up when the floating boat key chain Jim had the key on came apart and out falls his wedding ring! Cindy thought it was in the boat but we couldn't find it ~ until Saturday. I can't wait to give it to Cindy.


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