As I was searching for a words to capture the spirit of Memorial Day, I came across this article and could not decide which quote to use. It is worth reading.
While Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, and I have no intention of undervaluing this, it is also a day that typically marks the beginning of Summer. Although summer officially begins on Friday, June 21 of this year, we typically celebrate its start on Memorial Day. This year I celebrated with my family. Though I do this on many holidays with my Mama and kids, this year my sister Gina and her family joined in the fun
We had FOOD!
There was even an attempt to create a red, white, and blue punch that did not remain red, white, and blue for long.I tried!
then there was the initial investigation of the hot ducks (thank you Lydia)… and Yes, they were hot.
I didn’t get many action shots of the family gathering, but I so enjoyed seeing everyone get together. They played in the pool, enjoyed dessertthose are the sprinkle accessorized ice cream sandwiches you’ve all seen on Pinterest. They are very tasty and cute.
then some came inside to watch Moana (which I didn’t get to finish watching), played various board games, ate again, and enjoyed being in the company of family. Regardless of the takeaway from this event, I am happy that it occurred, and hopeful that it happens again. LB and I thank you for coming Mama, Stephanie, Amanda, Richard, Emily, Lydia, Gina, Stuart, Kyle, Clay, Dillon, Sydney, Chynna, Levi, Thea… I love each and every one of you.