memorial day weekend

Tuesday, June 1

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Good morning! It's June today...did you know that? it's already June. which means it's summertime. Officially. And i couldn't be happier about it. We spent a truly fantastic weekend here in D.C. with my sister caytlyn and her fiance Jordan, who drove up for an engagement sesh and to play for the weekend. We slept in, ate big breakfasts, toured around the biggest mall we've been in ever {while poor husband sat at home and did homework...curse you summer online classes!} and between the three of us, picked up some sperries, the perfect summer skirt and some boyfriend shorts for my pencil legs. Thank you memorial day sale. Our evening was spent at a friends pool where we played marco polo, soaked in the hot tub and watched as the boys showed off their diving board tricks until well after dark. On sunday after church, the lovebirds dressed to the nines and we drove around the back country until we spotted the most perfect sunlit-kissed field for a couple of pictures. {can't wait to show them to you!} After a two hour romp in the hay {for me anyways} and about 10 bugbites later, we headed back home where we settled down for the night with some carmeled popcorn and a big stack of uno cards. I think we each drew four at least a dozen times.

And then ... it came. Memorial day. The celebration dedicated to our heroic armed forces and the excitement that comes from knowing that now, it's summertime. We designated the day to the funnest place we could possibly think of: Kings dominion. That's right, an amusement park on memoral day. It was insane and we knew it, but we were dedicated to the cause. So we rose early, drove the two hours and lined up at the entrance with the masses, all racing to get to the biggest and fastest coaster first. Which we pretty much did.

The next 11 hours {that's right ... 11} were spent slathered in sunscreen and screaming our guts out. We did it all. We ate funnel cakes and dip-n-dots, downed cheeseburgers and rode coasters like champions immediately after. We swam in the wave pool, shared tubes down the water slides and dodged the crowds as we sprinted over the hot cement in our bare feet. We hit every roller coaster, including the woodens {which are still my faves} and exhausted our throats with the incesant, uncontrolled yells of "yeah baby!! hands-up!! hands-up!!" We could not have picked a more perfect place to spend our memorial day together. And now, even as I'm sitting here rubbing my sore feet, I am sure that I will never become too old or too tired to spend the entirety of memoral day in an amusement park every year.

I'm absolutely convinced there is no better way to ring in the warmth and fun of a sun-drenched summer.

0 comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

© the daybook All rights reserved . Design by Blog Milk Powered by Blogger