5.30.2011

Stars & Stripes & Barbecue.

The recipe for a perfect Memorial Day?
Mix together hot sunshine plus cold drinks, a splash of refreshing swimming pool water, a dab of sunscreen, and a dish full of delicious food. Stir in big smiles and lots of laughs, and enjoy until nightfall.

We had a wonderful day today, spending time with family at the beautiful Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club on the lovely Tennessee River. It's days like these that really make me appreciate the freedom that we Americans enjoy....I am forever grateful to the brave service men and women that fight for our country.






Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day! God Bless America! 

35 comments:

Gentri said...

What an awesome day you had! Lovely pictures as well! It rained most of the day here. but the sun came out in the evening, I'll take it! Haha!

Cara-Mia said...

Sounds so fun! :)

A Lost Feather said...

such a pretty family! and that looks like an amazing place to spend memorial day :)

Erica said...

Hudson's curls are beyond adorable! I hope you don't have to cut them too soon. :)

it looks like you had a lovely holiday! Yay! for bbq and memorial day, its the unofficial start to summer!! :D

Mariel Torres said...

what a BEAUTIFUL place to celebrate today! looks like you all had a marvelous time :)

Katie said...

Your day looks way more awesome than mine. I never get to go to a Yacht/Country club! The river looks amazing

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so sweet. x hivenn

JelenaDoll ~ said...

wow that place looks beautiful, It really looks like you had a great memorial day. Hudson is such a cutie with his curly hair, its so cute the way you dress him =]

Ashley said...

What gorgeous family you guys are! Glad you had an awesome Memorial Day!

Cindy P said...

Sounds and looks like you guys had a great Memorial Day! So glad it was fun! Collin had to work yesterday so I spent the day shopping with my mom! It was a good way to spend the day, too! =)

Antoinette said...

Cutest little family ever!! Looks like you had such a fabulous day. These photos are gorgeous.

Megan said...

would appreciate if your family could stop being so good looking. thanks

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Does Hudson ever get comments like, "What a beautiful little girl?" The cute vintage outfits (especially in that color) he wears plus his cute face and curls might get that reaction. My sons always got that. . .mainly Leto because of how long he had his hair. Micah got it with his curls he had.

Good Ole Uncle Sam said...

What a awesome day we had. water water everywhere! It started early and ended late with food fun and water. Could not have asked for a better memorial day. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ARMED FORCES AND OUR VETERANS!

LOVE YOU!!!

Virginie's Cinema said...

Wow, looks like a perfect day! And so chic too, love the yacht club! The scenery is just breathtaking and your family as usual is completely lovely. Hudson's little curls get me every time, awww!

Love how your family is rocking your jewelry too, I can't wait to see more (and wear some!).

God bless America for sure, and by America I mean all of it, including Canada and Mexico!

Virginie xx

Pink Sun Drops said...

Precious, precious photos. I totally agree that days like these are the days are the days that make us most grateful.

Love your Memorial Day recipe - somehow I forgot the sunscreen on mine and am paying for it with painful red thighs today!

Haley K said...

I'm so glad you're back!! i've missed you & your posts the last few days :)

God bless America indeed! :) Looks like a fabulous Memorial Day for you & your cute family!! Loved all the photos...you capture the sweetest moments...ie. Hudson kicking his toes in the pool, and then squeezing out of the bounce house :) And the photos of you & him on the grass are fantastic!! love them :)

Haley K said...

PS - still excited for that etsy shop to open... =)

Meri said...

Your "recipe" is too cute! And it looks like it turned out a fantastic weekend!

Janette said...

What a magical place!!!! It's beautiful! Looks like it was hot though...Glad you had a nice weekend!

Off to check out your giveaway!

Janette, the Jongleur

Bon Bon said...

Simply perfect:-) xoxo

Raven said...

absolutely gorgeous and beautiful pictures. Our Country Club had the same thing going on, but the pool was FREEZING so Gunner got in once and then not again! Glad you guys had a good Memorial weekend!! LOVE your fam!

and I agree completely with "uncle sam", thank GOD for our HEROES!!

misc.alaina said...

Such a beautiful setting! Great photos of your wonderful family day!!

mary said...

Hello beautiful family with the beautiful weekend! I can nearly hear that band playing now! xox!

The.Red.See said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend! You have such a beautiful family:)

tinkerbelle86 said...

gorgeous pics, looks like you had a great time

Alessandra said...

You look so pretty in blue. Looks like a wonderful Memorial weekend. Lovely.

Ramsey said...

What a beautiful family.. I know I say this every time but it is sooo true!

Courtney B said...

Love LOVE the pictures! Looks and sounds like the perfect day!! And its such a pretty location!

Shalyn said...

I need to live where you live, it looks so amazing! And I love your recipe- so cute!

You look gorgeous as ever, sweet friend!

Marisa Noelle said...

Aw, your have such a beautiful family!! Each and everyone of these pictures is so charming and truly capture the spirit of Memorial day. Looks like an amazing day and awesome location.

Ashley said...

Looks like an absolutely perfect day!

the real mia said...

Quite possibly the most adorable family ever.

Jeannie said...

Sounds like a fun day you all had. Hudson looks like a baby doll in those pictures. I love the first pic, such a cute family.

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

okay girl, i saw that slick giveaway but pulled myself from it for a chance to comment here 1st because you just don't understand how much i admire your photography skills and whoever else is working their magic for ya too! incredz, the colors are always super bright and clear, the composition is spot on and omg lil' Husdon running about like a free bird makes me oozy goozy with happiness.

looks like the best of times for your holiday, the sun was shining and you all are glorious to see. we poor Canadian folk were working away that day and ours was a rainy one. and super cute icon graphic addition too. pink cheeks got it all goin' on! xo ♥