Only a few more hours until we get to kick off summer! I always felt that Memorial Day weekend was the weekend that summer started. It is the weekend the pools open, the grill gets dusted off for it's long summer run, the weather is usually perfect, kids start counting down until school is out and you just really enjoy the weekend.
This year we aren't traveling, which makes Charlie very happy. The traffic in this town is incredible this weekend. It could be a nightmare if you don't time it correctly. Last year we headed down to Williamsburg and timed everything perfectly and we were not in a whole lot of traffic, which was nice.
Since we aren't traveling this year, we will be spending a lot of days and nights on our new deck. We got the grill up there this week and added some flowers as finishing touches. It is a very cozy place to be spending our weekend.
I also hit up the grocery store and got all the items that really screamed summer is here! I did forget the beer, but Charlie is picking that up on his way home!
There will be lots of grilling, eating, drinking and running through sprinklers this weekend. We are looking forward to enjoying one of my favorite holidays in our new house.
Although all this would not be possible if it was not for the men and women that fight for our freedom every day. Thank you to all the men and women out there, who serve our country and make us all proud to be Americans!
Happy Memorial Day!