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Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

I used to forget what I did on holiday's past until I started blogging about them. Now I can remember that last year we did this and in 2008 I was 7 months pregnant so we went to a movie and made great food (ahh the freedom to see a movie on a holiday without kids)!!!!

Today I planned food and entertainment to be as follows:

Breakfast - last night I made a Peach Coffee cake, topped with fresh peaches and it turned out to be the best I've ever made!
After breakfast we went to the beach, slightly later than I had planned but still managed to get iced lattes on the way and the last parking spot!!! I was holding my breath until we found it, seriously, on a holiday here people are maniacs for the beach.

It was a red flag (rip currents), purple flag (sea pests like man-o-war) kind of day and with the giant rocks in this particular beach it was even more frisky waves but the breeze was incredible.

Looks like a postcard! Maybe I should make it into a postcard and send to friends and family, bet that would surprise them. When is the last time you got a card outside of a major holiday?

We came home to a cold pasta salad made the night before. Yes I was a mad chef last night whipping up all these treats! The pasta had a white Fettuccine sauce with roasted red peppers and blackened chicken bits. Incredible.

But that's all I got planned for the day. Husband's trying to get little girl to take a nap and I might go catch some zzz's myself.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Memorial Day and wave a flag for all our troops working so hard to protect our freedoms. Regardless of if you support their end destinations, it's important to appreciate their fight for our freedoms!

PS. the day would not be complete without a flag photo and patriotic colors worn!


amanda said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day...riptides and man-o-war aside of course. And getting the last parking spot...the best!
The weather has been great here for about 2 weeks now, but seeing the ocean pictures...I could be there right now, just as easily.

crazywildberry said...

You can send me a postcard any day! The picture of your husband and darling daughter was the best. Although a postcard with you in there, too, would be even better!! You are right, it is rare that we send postcard these days. By the time our kids are older, I wonder if they will be taught how to address an envelope? Cursive writing is no longer considered a necessity. So, when will addressing an envelope fall to the wayside too? Great post! Always enjoy them!