Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we are so lucky to enjoy day in and day out. We truly are the land of the free because of the brave. Thank you to the men and women who gave their lives for our country. Bless the families who have lost loved ones and those who continue to serve and protect. Thank you.
Memorial Day Weekend
Good morning, my friends. I hope you’re doing well today and, if you have the day off, I hope you’re able to relax, reflect and enjoy some time outside.
Neither Ryan nor I have the day off today, but we did manage to take full advantage of our two day weekend and spent as much time as possible on the lake.
The weather was fabulous – no rain and perfectly sunny – and we had a blast soaking up the sun and playing in the water.
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Lake Norman as busy as it was this weekend. Tons of people were out on the water and it was so much fun to see kids tubing and playing around on jet skis while we relaxed on the deck of our boat.
Sadie stuck to her usual boat routine of chasing shadows and geese and swimming with us whenever we jumped into the water to float around and cool off.
While out on the water yesterday, I started reading The Husband’s Secret which quickly captured my attention.
So far it seems like the perfect summertime read – easy and entertaining!
After our afternoon of boating, we made our way home to shower before it was time to head out to a cook out at Kevin and Chandra’s place.
We were tasked with contributing a salad to the party and I threw together a summery mix of fresh greens with diced apples, strawberries, candied walnuts and my sweet and spicy roasted almonds.
We arrived around 4 p.m. and I proceeded to eat enough cheese and crackers to completely ruin my appetite for dinner… But somehow I magically managed to fill and clear my plate once the food was ready.
Our group of eight dug into steak, pasta salad, grilled corn, hot dogs, fresh fruit and salad. It was a delicious spread and we had a great time catching up with friends and celebrating Kevin’s 30th birthday!
Question of the Morning
- Share one highlight from your weekend below!