Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Friday! This weekend is truly one of my favorite weekends of the whole year! 
It's the weekend that kicks off summer... the best time of the year and it means my birthday is less
than a couple weeks away (the best DAY of the year) : )

I've said many times how much I love this season and time of the year. I feel the happiest
in the spring/summer and just love all the things that come with this season. I tend to be a past
reflective person (is that a word???) meaning that I like to think back on certain times of the 
year and ask myself... what was I doing last year on Memorial Day weekend? What was I doing
two years ago?? Insert holiday or event and I like to wonder where I was a year ago and then 
think where will I be next year? What new people will be in my life a year from now? How will
my life change in a year? It's always just been something I do and it fascinates me. 

So, in the process of thinking about the past few Memorial Day weekend's I realized that
I have either been out of the country or out of state the last 3 years on this weekend. Three years
ago was spent in Rome, Italy, (most amazing trip ever) two years ago I was in Guatemala City,
Guatemala with my small group on a mission trip serving and sharing the love of Christ, and
last year I was in New Orleans, LA at a benefit concert for the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak
we had in AL. 

This year I don't have big plans to escape to another country or state. It's going to be a low
key weekend spent with my mom and dad and brother that is flying home TODAY from 
Florida! I haven't seen him since Christmas and looking forward to spending some QT with him. 
Just poolside, maybe lakeside, family dinners, and possibly puppy shopping for mom and dad. :) 
Looking forward to a relaxing weekend! 

A few blast from the past Memorial Day weekend pics...


 Spanish steps in Rome 


 Roman Coliseum (coolest thing I've ever seen) 


And again at night
 Roman Pantheon 


Piazza Navona (art district) 

Bridge in Florence, Italy


Trevi Fountain 


The Pope drove right past us at St. Peter's Square 

 Sweet girl in Guatemala


Look at that face : )


My little Katy stole my heart. 

 
Guatemalan woman walking home


Pretty flawa... 


I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with LOTS of memories
of those you love most! 

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