welcome, summer

Today is Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States.  Marcus, Alex and I are going over to my parents' place to celebrate in the time-honoured way:  lots of time in the pool, more barbecue than we can eat, and copious amounts of Trinidadian rum punch

(Well, okay, the rum punch is just our family's twist. Doesn't change the fact that it makes any outdoor celebration awesome.)

To all in the United States, here's wishing you a restful, enjoyable Memorial Day -- and please, spare a thought for the men and women overseas who are risking their lives in the armed services every day. 

And to everyone, may you all have a wonderful week.

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Some business from Friday's post:  the winner of the scarf from Nest is Ariana, who said "Thank you so much for sharing your motherhood story with us. There are so many unique paths to motherhood, and I really love hearing stories about all the diverse and beautiful ways that women find their way to motherhood...."  Congratulations, Ariana!  Please check your email for a note from me requesting your mailing address.  And thanks to all of you who left a comment!

Image:  Photographed with my Nikon D300 and ancient 50mm manual lens.  aperture 1.4, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 200


SongSummertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince