Monday, May 26, 2014

Holiday weekend

Here in the US this past weekend was a holiday weekend where we celebrate Memorial Day.  It is a time to remember or memorialize fallen soldiers.  Some visit graves, some put out flags, and others observe a moment of silence in respect for the sacrifice made for our freedom.
Flags for Heroes, on the lawn of our local high school
Memorial Day weekend is also the unofficial start of the summer season, especially in beach towns like ours.  (Summer technically starts June 21.)  Most people end up hosting or attending at least 1 BBQ over the 3-day weekend.  Our buddies Steven & Thad hosted a BBQ on Sun afternoon.  Spouse made his delicious and famous potato salad and some cookies.  There was lots of delicious grilled chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs along with many tasty summer salads and desserts.  I grossly over-ate and regretted it the rest of the night, but we enjoyed being with many friends and had a lot of fun.
Steven was manning the grill
Memorial Day weekend is also mine & Spouse's anniversary of when we met.  (We count that date as our official anniversary rather than the date of our civil union or the date our civil union was converted to an actual legal marriage.)  Unfortunately I had to work 1/2 day on Mon but afterward Spouse & I met up with Steven & Thad, Joe P, and Betsy & Bob at the beach.  It suddenly got very warm here so the temperature was about 87 degrees; perfect for relaxing on the beach.  It was a lovely afternoon!
Perfect beach day
Yesterday was our 18th anniversary, but we didn't do anything 'special' this year.  We used to give each other gifts and plan special dinners, but after this many years and since our anniversary is always close to a holiday weekend, our celebrations have become much more low-key, which is fine with both of us.
Here's hoping all of you had a fun holiday weekend!


anne marie in philly said...

18 YEARS?!?

congratulations; you 2 are so adorable!

MAC said...

CONGRATS!!! 18 years... WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

the cajun said...

Late to the party, as usual. Happy Anniversary you two! And many more.

cb said...

Hearty congratulations!