Memorial Day was a wonderful, relaxing day. I am now officially hooked on summer.
It was a day full of...
...the smells of gardenia, honeysuckle, fresh cut grass, food being cooked on the grill and chlorine in the pool.
...the site of my boys playing on bicycle ramps, ping pong, the trampoline, in the water, and with water balloons with their friends.
...the taste of lemonade and strawberry smoothies.
...hearing the laughter of kids playing, the roar of lawn mowers and the wheezing of me after a bike ride (I really need to ride more).
...the feel of grass between my toes, sunscreen on my nose and ice down my shirt (yes, my husband is a big kid!).
...the emotion of seeing the impromptu memorial to a fallen soldier in the front yard of a neighbor and remembering my own high school friend, Brian, who died two Christmases ago.
...the memory of those who have so selflessly served to make our freedom possible to have such a wonderful day. I appreciate those in my life who have served in the military: my Daddy, Denny, Jay, Edward, Randy and especially, Brian, who paid the ultimate sacrifice.