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September 5, 2010

What Does Labor Day Mean to You?

Labor Day for our family usually means there will be some sort of family get together or two spanning over the entire weekend.  As dairy farmers, Dominic and my father-in-law, George, work seven days a week and through every holiday. So we must plan our holiday schedule accordingly. 

Some of our family members had decided to go camping this weekend at a camp that is only 20 minutes away from our home....Olema Family Campground.  Since the camp is so close to our home, we met the family crew there for dinner on Saturday night.

George & Jim barbecuing.  Nothing says Labor Day like a good barbecue!

And especially when there's Rib Eye steaks involved from our natural beef .

It was Paige's Bday a week or so ago and she got to open a present from her cousins.  Don't you just love when birthday celebrations are extended for a few weeks?

The plan:  feed the kiddos first.

So the adults can have a nice, relaxed dinner afterwards.
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Just to explain, every time I take a photo of a group....any group, Bryce darts into the frame so he can be included.  Do you remember the series of books titled "Where's Waldo?" where you have to find Waldo on every busy page of the book?  Well, I have a group of photos that I should make into a book and title it "Where's Bryce?".
Ahh...that's better.

Here's my plate: salad, steak, fruit salad and zucchini.

Make sure to save room for dessert.

I don't know about you, but our Labor Day always includes some really dirty feet.
Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union?

To read more about the Labor Day holiday, you can check it out at The History of Labor Day.

Labor Day, for me, includes a tribute to all of the farmers across the nation that work hard every day to put the food I eat, on my plate and help to feed the world.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!

P.S. The Pioneer Woman has some great photos to go with a Cowboys' Prayer on her site should check it out.

Happy Sunday!
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An Authentic Life said...

Nice job Nancy!

Katie said...

Beautiful photos, words and tribute! Thank you.

Jennifer James said...

It must be amazing to eat such fresh food. It's better than shopping at the grocery store for sure.