Happy Memorial Day

I know, I know I’m way behind on this weekend update but I choose to spend it with my Guy and friends instead of writing…I’m sorry.  Let me first start out by thanking all those who have served our Country.  I know I owe my freedom and life to the brave men and women who give theirs.  I can never express the gratitude that y’all deserve!

On a completely unrelated note……Holy cold front New England!

Can you tell I'm a TN fan? :)

Can you tell I’m a TN fan? 🙂

It was such a FREEZIN couple of days up here in Massachusetts!  It rained on and off for 2 whole days and hovered somewhere in the 60’s with a biting wind.  A good rainy day is always welcome in my life though, I’m a huge book nerd and love snugglin up on the couch and delving into another world.  I’m currently reading a book called May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy.  Oh man it’s a good one, takes place during the Civil War from the perspective of 2 slaves, an Irish Yankee soldier, and an upperclass society lady from New York.  Very interesting how their stories all unfold….but I digress

Sunday I decided to grit my teeth, wrap myself in 4 layers (I know I’m a baby when it comes to the cold), and headed out for a 4.5 mile run.  By the time I got home my fingers couldn’t function properly, like I could feel them but couldn’t make them do what I wanted lol.

They would actually fire their muskets into the air!!

They would actually fire their muskets into the air!!

Monday turned out to be a gorgeous day though, and after a short run in the morning dodging parade-goers, I decided to just stop and watch Memorial Day parade!  I truly believe  now that no one has American pride like New England does! Living in the city definitely has it’s advantages, I walked right out my apartment and BOOM parade!

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Every time they stopped they fanned out and crouched down, I managed to snap this pic

We finished up the day with a cookout with friends.  It’s not memorial day without a hotdog!  I also made some peanut butter oatmeal cookies.  Look how patriotic they are!

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AMERICA!!

Hopefully your weekend was as awesome as mine turned out to be.  Do you have any Memorial Day traditions?

Kels=)

“Every Artist was first an Amateur”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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