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Maybe if I get my to do list written down it will actually happen?


  • Refinish cedar chest
  • refnish C’s dresser/nightstand
  • order new nightstands for master
  • paint C’s room
  • paint great room (much to Jared’s dismay)
  • hang shelves/pictures around house
  • finish organizing scrap supplies/office
  • put shelving in P’s room
  • Clothes storage for P’s room

I think we will go see the Vietnam Veteran’s wall that is currently being displayed here. We’ve already talked about what being a Veteran is and how many we know. I think seeing the wall or the flags that we saw on 9/11 is just one small way to help my boys realize they are part of something so much bigger than we realize every day.

Thank you Veteran’s for protecting us and serving. Thank you family members of Veteran’s for allowing and supporting them through it.



Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. We had a flag display in our city like that around the time of 9/11.
    And I totally agree that it made the whole thing a little more understandable for my nine year old son.
    Plus it's hard to put into words how it made me feel, except I guess humbled.

  2. My to do list has to be written down too! Otherwise it never gets done!
    Hope you had a good visit to the Vietnam wall. It really is meaningful to the little ones.