our memorial day

Tuesday, May 29

We spent our Memorial Day with some friends over in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, picnicking, enjoying/coveting ice cream cones, swimming through a remarkable-in-a-bad-way humidity index, and adding river tubing to our summer bucket list. But really anything that requires pantslessness is automatically on the list, so that's just redundant.

We're so grateful for those men and women who have served and are serving this great country, allowing us to enjoy the safety and freedoms that we do. And especially to my sister, Jillyan and my father-in-law Dave who are both serving in the Army ... we love you, and thank you.

Also, we'd like to thank the universe for the day off. Lives were saved that day. Two cranky and tired ones in particular.

76 comments:

Kate said...

These photos are gorgeous! Harper's Ferry is so beautiful, looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

Tinacious Me said...

aww looks like you guys had a great time!
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Natasha Fatah said...

Aw, looks like you guys are having a great time!

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Maria Camila said...

Wow WONDERFUL pictures. Seems like such an AMAZING time :)

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Carrie said...

Looks perfect!

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J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

looks WONderful! the day off with picnics & kiddos? sounds like my memorial day! (except on the beach!) 90-degree, super-humid weather was JUST the breaking point for venturing into the water on the jersey shore in MAY (i.e. ICE cold water)

cheers.

Urban Nester said...

Looks like a perfect day.

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Michelle said...

So glad you were able to have such a Fabulous Memorial Day, perfect indeed!!!!!

Elise said...

Looks like a fantastic day!

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Tamaras Blend said...

What better way to spend the day than at a picnic! :) Great photos.

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Bri said...

amazing photos! glad you had a nice weekend with your boys

Stacey said...

so cute, looks like a fun day & weather looks great

Ashton said...

Everything is better with ice cream! This looks like a really lovely place to visit. :) Glad to hear your family got some relaxation in!

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Joanna said...

I love the photo of E about to eat your face off! :)
Looks like you guys had a great Memorial Day, despite the disgusting humidity.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Ok no joke....

I had a dream last night that I babysat everett for you guys. HAH!

Think I may read your blog too much...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! :)

Sarah Liz said...

Not too far from where I live! Glad you enjoied the natural beauty! It was a hot one! :)

WearWhatYouWant said...

sweet family <3

Jenny Bodell said...

Looks like so much fun! Great photos!
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abby said...

What a beautiful place! And your shirt is adorable...let me just tell you how nasty I would have looked if the humidity was that high-somehow you still look beautiful as ever!! Way to go, and glad you got a break, you deserve it!

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Belovelty said...

Your baby has got to be the cutest thing I have ever laid eyes on! I love your sunglasses, too!

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Katie Blacker said...

serious. the humidity is killin' me smalls.

You had to be there

Ana Magdalena said...

sounds like a great day :)


your baby is too cute for words!

Gaby said...

that last photo is the cutest! glad you had a good long weekend :)

p e b b z said...

absolutely gorgeous photos =) xo

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Olga said...

Sydney, you look so great with your hair like that! I wish I could pull it off!

Bianca said...

I'm gonna need ice cream and a teepee... STAT

Always Maylee said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I don't know why, but I find Everett's little green tee to be super adorable! And a thank you to your wonderful sister! :)

xo, Yi-chia
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MeTheMama said...

Love the tshirt with the black shoulders...where is it from?!!

Kaitlin Hogan said...

aww looks like such a fun day!

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Celia said...

E's got his priorities straight - love the picture of him grabbing for your ice cream!

Tiffany said...

Ah! I just love your blog....read it everyday....never dull. Thanks for making us smile over here! :)

Brittany said...

Okay I loved your pictures but I really loved your shorts lol ... where did you find long jean shorts?

lori said...

i think baby E just keeps getting cuter and cuter!!

great pictures :)

Erin said...

Love all of those pics! I love baby E going in for the ice cream cone lol-- glad you had a good weekend!!

Cassie said...

That last photo is absolutely gorgeous!

Jamie said...

All in favor of Memorial Day every weekend! MEEEEEEE!

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holtkamp said...

looks so lovely! everett is a doll, i love the picture of you two with the ice cream. even though this is our second summer in virginia, the humidity still amazed me!

marcella said...

such a handsome baby ...
you guys are adorable little family :)
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London said...

I swear, keeping ice cream away from my baby is one of the hardest things I have to do as a mother right now! It will be so nice to finally share my cake batter Coldstone with my little love. Until then, hands off! Looks like a lovely memorial day!

The Students Wife said...

wow! what a pretty place! I love that you guys have picnics


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dcp963 said...

beautiful as usual Syd. I will say that over 28 years in this army has made me a little sentimental on memorial day. thanks for the tribute and reminder and as always the pics of my lil grandson!!

Mrs. Baker said...

great photos! i must go on a picnic soon!

Cara said...

What great pictures! I'm hoping to head to Harper's Ferry for a hike this weekend. Love having that delicious ice cream afterwards! Glad you had a wonderful weekend :)

Jessica Broyles said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm so glad you got some quality family time this weekend! Hope your week is bright and cheery!

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.aubrey c. said...

Just when ya think, Ev could not getting any dang cuter!

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Marlena said...

aw, you looked like yo had such a cute time. i was already coveting that ice cream cone even before you mentioned it :P

Lauren said...

Oh my poor children look a little rough. I guess 90% humidity will do that. Thanks for the fun afternoon!

LisaC said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend! Your photos are always so beautiful!

thankfifi said...

beautiful shots - he REALLY wants that cone huh?

♥ ThankFifi

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Such a quaint and lovely place.
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Jenna West said...

What an awesome day <3

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sarahwinchester said...

Looks lovely. Was a happy happy day for us too. Last Memorial Day I found out I was pregnant and now I have a 4 month old! What a wonderful life

Ashley said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend!!

JessicaLynn said...

Looks like you all had a blast. I have to ask you Syd where you got your top though bc I've been looking all over for one just like it :)

Kerri Lynne said...
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Candace Stevenson said...

where did you get your shirt?! I loveeeeee/need it

monkeyshines ♥ said...

adorable!

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sweet harvest moon said...

Looks like a great weekend!

Dana said...

The universe did not give you the day off - the soldiers who gave their lives for our nation did. That's why there IS a memorial day. Just some food for thought.

girlsrunfaster.com said...

LOVELY photos :) You make us wanna start having kids... they are SO cute!

Casey @ My Semi Grownup Life said...

I'm from that area and it's so beautiful. I was literally fifteen minutes away in my hometown this weekend!

His Little Lady said...

oh gosh, baby E is getting more round and adorable by the second! great images! this place looks magical! and it sounds like you had a fabulous time enjoying that day off together. yay! :)
xo TJ

dearsafia said...

That last photo is too cute :) you guys look so happy!

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A-Russ said...

mmm your friends purple dress... WOW!

Emily said...

What a happy weekend!! I love love LOVE your necklace - where did you find that pretty little thing?

Giada Gianassi said...

ahahah funny pics ;)
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ann. said...

i'm loving his little pocket tee!!!!! breaks my heart!

katie jo said...

I NEED THAT SHIRT!!! PLEASE SHARE WHERE IT CAME FROM!

Laura said...
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Rachel said...

I love Harpers Ferry, love the historic stuff.

Kelli Anderson said...

soooo beautiful.

alex said...

Your photos are always extremely beautiful! It looks like you had an amazing day, and I loooove your outfit!

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Jessica said...

ice cream from Scoops! (my place of employment as a teenager:) If you haven't yet, you will have to come back and hike Maryland Heights, which overlooks Harper's Ferry. It's a gorgeous hike to do during the fall!

D said...

i agree with jessica. maryland heights is a gorgeous hike. if you didn't hit jefferson rock, put that on the list too:) gorgeous view!

Ashley said...

Hi Sydney! I've been catching up on your blog and all your fun outfits this morning! I wanted to know where you got your "E" necklace from in this post? It looks just like the one Katie Holmes wears for Suri (hopefully minus the multi-thousand dollar price tag!).

Thanks :)

Ashley

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