Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Our Memorial Weekend

Even with the crummy cold weather, our Memorial Weekend 
has been very enjoyable!
Both Ryan and I had Friday off, so we spent the day
(the only day with some sun) 
outside doing some work around the house.
I even enjoyed a mid-morning Bloody Mary, just because I could!
It was yummy!
I had a nice run in my brand spanking new running shoes!
(yes, I run now... and I can't believe I'm saying this, but... I actually kinda like it!)

That night we had some friends come over and we had ourselves a little Scrabble battle.
I will share with you that "Braining" is an actual word, and it was helpful in our demise of the opposing team!!! Mwahahaha!!!!
Saturday was started off in a lazy and luxurious fashion!
I didn't roll my butt out of bed until after 7am! It was fabulous!
The first big excitement of that day was purchasing not just the 
ONE bike we needed, but also picking up one for the little runt too!
I mean, how can you make a 3 year old who has fallen in love with a
cute pink monkey bike, watch as her big sister gets a new bike and she doesn't?!
 Sooooo...... BOTH of our girls walked out with shiny new bikes!
Pink and sparkles with glittery streamers... What more could one want in a bike?!

We then headed over to our friends home and let the collective 5 little girls
run amok, while the adults sat and caught up, as we haven't seen each other
since New Years!
As always, Heather and Jason, it was great to see you guys!
Lets not wait 5 months before we see you again!

Goofy girls!!!
Yesterday was a lazy day.  Cold, windy, and rainy,
most of the day was spent inside.
We had popcorn and a movie (gotta love Peter Pan)
 We did attempt to get out and ride our new bikes,
but it was short-lived, as the rain started coming down again
about 10 minutes after we went out.

Today, I did my very first morning run and my very first 3 miles!
I realize this is no big deal to many people, but it's a very big deal to me!
After showering and getting everyone ready, we hit the road again to spend
the day with my family!

It was relaxed and enjoyable.  We had some bloodies, shish-kabobs, and
in honor of the day, my mom made a Flag cake! We broke out the Scrabble board
again while the girls were napping, and I will say that although my mom has
less-than-stellar scorekeeping abilities, Ryan and I won hands down!!! Haha!
(also learned that Fido is an acceptable Scrabble word, but it means " a defective coin", 
not quite what I was thinking, but whatever... we'll take the points!)

Tomorrow is back to reality after a lovely long weekend with the people I love most!

And of course, I want to take a moment to reflect on the meaning of today.
To all those who have given so much of themselves for the rights and freedoms
we have, and often take for granted, we thank you.
From the bottom of our hearts, with all our respect and gratitude, Thank You!

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