Friday

The Unofficial Start of Summer

The Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial “first weekend of summer. The three day weekend everyone is excited for. Grills are uncovered from their long winters nap, freshly cut grass will fill our nostrils, and plans for the first barbecue, picnic, road trip, and water fight are put into motion. Each year my husband and I sit on our overstuffed patio furniture settled in for the perfect weekend filled with outdoor fun and memory making. Our grandchildren will be playing in the sprinklers, burgers will sizzle on the grill, and my camera will  be capturing every mosquito sprayed, sunscreen slathered moment. So, I say to each of you, “rejoice the summer is here” (soon I will complain about the heat) go out and play! Have a safe and fun memorial day. Make memories, eat too much and wear your sunscreen.   When Monday arrives please join me as I bow my head and remember all of the fallen soldiers that fought to keep our country free. Honor them with your smiles and your fun. They will be smiling with you.

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day weekend.


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17 comments:

Karen said...

Great summery photo! You have captured the essence of the Memorial Day Weekend... family and friends together and remembering our fallen soldiers.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Brit Boy said...

It's a holiday weekend over here too, so we will be joining in with all the fun. Not so sure we will be needing so much sunscreen though! :-/ Have a great weekend.

Karen said...

Lovely holiday post....

Kittie Howard said...

I was happy to read how you captured the essence of Memorial Day. My hub retired from the USMC after 30 years. He doesn't expect or really want anyone to say Thank You for service rendered (including the Silver Star from Vietnam) for he chose to serve. But it does warm his heart when Americans pause to remember those who've fallen or become incapacitated. On this special day, feelings shouldn't be about the war but about the warrior. Thank you for this lovely post.

TaDa said...

hope you have a great one

Terra said...

Rather than wait for Memorial Day I pause when I read this post and said a thank you prayer for all of the fallen soldiers and a protection prayer for all military serving today. Thanks for inspiring me.

Dori said...

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Frau said...

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Mary Ann said...
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Mary Ann said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
Your post today is truly heartfelt. Have a nice weekend!

Kitty Moore said...

Happy Memorial weekend from across the pond!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful photo and words - a lovely marriage for this special weekend.

Moments of Grace said...

Katherine,

I have just read your blog for the first time and immediately became a follower. How I have enjoyed each post and the lovely photos. I thought the linen napkins were absolutely gorgeous---I will be making some of those immediately.

I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed these few moments reading your blog. Please continue with your wonderful posts and delightful photos. I eagerly await each one.

In Grace,
Marie

Mimi said...

HI!!!!!
SO very well put, for us here in AZ we often go into mourning as summer approaches, yes days spent at the lake are fun, camping up north in the cool pines are fun, swim parties are fun, bbq's at friends houses are fun, but HERE comes the EXTREME HEAT!!!!!!So nice this weekend, but next weekend the temperature is suppose to be near 110 degrees!!!!So on to the melting sweating phase of life in the desert SW!!!!!I love everything about AZ except the summers!!!!!I have lived here my entire life(except 4 months when my family moved here way back when) but I never get used to the heat, I tolerate it for the other great months!!!!!
so let the sweating begin!!!!!haha
I did make a point to say a Prayer for all of our service men and women today, God Bless them!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Aries said...

Lovely to have the family around for the weekends. I do that with my hubby's big family every Saturday. Have a nice week ahead.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Our entire weekend was overcast with intermittent downpours, but that didn't put a damper on our spirits. We went to daughter Ariel's house and had delicious Italian mozzarella stuffed burgers and homemade fudge truffles. YUM!

Being only a few miles from Fort Campbell, KY, we are constantly reminded to give our thanks to the men and women who fight and have fought for our freedom. I have one very good friend whose wife, only 26 days from retirement, was sent last week back to Afghanistan...her third tour..she'll be there another year. She leaves him at home with their two boys to raise. This, in my opinion, is as great a sacrifice as any, and I remembered her, too, on this day.

Warren Baldwin said...

Nice post. We had a good Memorial Day, although it was the first in 24 years that my wife and I celebrated it alone ... all 3 kids were gone. That was an adjustment.

You have a nice blog.

Warren