Happy Friday everyone! We’ve almost made it to a nice long holiday weekend, and you better believe that today I will be counting down the clock ‘til quitting time! However, as nice as it is to have a day off work Monday, I want to make sure that I keep in mind why I am celebrating Memorial Day by remembering those men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the United States military. Although both my grandfathers fought in wars, I am very blessed that I lost neither one while they were on active duty, but I know that not everyone is quite so lucky. I have many friends who are still enrolled today, so I just want to pray for their continued safety and thank them for their bravery…I encourage you all to do the same!
This weekend, my plans absolutely include a little fun on the agenda. Tonight I am creating a Mexican fiesta dinner with my love, tomorrow is my baby cousin’s first birthday party along with plenty of family time, Sunday I have plans to grill out with friends, and (weather permitting) Monday will consist of yard work and landscaping projects around the house, along with even more grilled food!
Speaking of food, I thought it would be fun to do a little Memorial Day Recipe Round-Up to help get everyone’s creative juices flowing and holiday menus planned. Along with your grilled hamburger, hot dogs, chicken, and veggie kabobs, why not include some yummy sides, desserts and drinks as well:
(These are seriously the best cookies! I made them for both Easter and Mother’s Day this year and they were a hit!)
I will be back to blogging Tuesday with a new post, but before I go I just have one final thought to share. With so many tragedies happening in the world today, it is always nice to see the good that is still out there if we just take the time to look and appreciate the blessings. If you are in need of a reminder that there is truly hope among the wreckage and miracles after a storm, or if you are simply longing for a reason to smile today, make sure you take the time to watch the below video…Especially if you are a dog lover like me. Just a warning though: make sure to have a tissue on hand; my tears were definitely flowing by the end!
Have a blessed weekend!
Talk to Me!
- What are your plans for this weekend? Do you have anything special planned to celebrate?
- What is on your Memorial Day menu?
- Tell me a blessing in your life today!