Memorial Day Weekend

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 |
IMG_0311Memorial Day Lobster
{hubby tackling his lobster ~ not easy with plastic silverware}

Our holiday weekend was filled with activities, outings, and projects. I was able to check off several items from my list and spend some quality time with my husband. We even managed to get together with many of our friends through the course of the long weekend.

One of our standing traditions since we've moved to Connecticut is to enjoy the first lobster of the season on Memorial Day. It's the official kick off to the summer season for our family. Memorial Monday was a beautiful day and the lobster and cold Mystic Pale Ale made it even better!

It was ever so hard to get out of bed this morning. Why is it that when I wake up at 6am on a weekend morning I have tons of energy but during the week when the alarm goes off I feel like I've been hit by a semi and can't move?
Only 10 more days of schools ... if your counting ... I SO am! ;)

Hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend.

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Kathy said...

Fun catching up with you tonight Jo...
The hubs looks very intent on getting every piece!...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

preppyinnewengland said...

Yes,it was a great weekend! He certainly seems determined to get every bit of that lobster! Don't blame him!

Tina said...

Lobster! YUM!! Looks fabulous Jo. Wonderful to hear you are enjoying the start to your summer. 10 more days of school, you can do it;) Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for your lovely comment and words of wisdom - I appreciate them! ~ Tina xx

Mary Lou said...

Oh boy that Lobster looks terrific. I bet it even has taste..not frozen, the way it should be.
I love lobster..Glad you had a good weekend.

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Believe me, I am counting Jo. Do you work during the summer too or do you get to enjoy a slower pace? Hopefully it's the latter of the two.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a fun tradition, the first lobster, love that picture.

And yes, I think the same thing - I wake up and am ready to go way before Lallie wakes up on the weekend, but during the week I have to DRAG myself out of bed. Why is that? Well, at least you'll be out of school soon! Yay for you!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

I couldn't agree more about the early morning feeling. Your husband is so cute trying to get every last bit of meat from his lobster. :-)

Trish said...

Hi sweet Jo! Your hubby is too cute tackling that lobster! I am so glad it was such a lovely weekend for you. Hopefully one of these days I can take you up on your lovely offer to join you for a lobster party - I'll bring the Chardonnay, and my hubby will bring the laughs, the four of us could have a ton of fun! :) xoxox

Kristin said...

Quality time with the fam is the best part of memorial day weekend IMO!! And now I want lobster. HA!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Mmmm that sounds like a fabulous way to kick off summer!

LuLu said...

Great tradition.... yummmmm Summer is definitely in the air!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday weekend:) that lobster looks so good....know I can't wait for our trip to the cape!!

I bet you are counting down the should go fast and before you know it, you will be enjoying your summer vacation!

Have a great week~



Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

Glad you had a fun weekend and enjoyed the first lobster of the season.
How neat that you are soon going to be on vacation soon and no more alarm clocks in the morning.

enjoy the rest of the week

Ellie said...

Oh, I love lobster! does look tricky to eat with plastic however :)

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

bevy said...

Today was our last day... bittersweet as it was also Sumter's last day at my school.

Love that picture of your husband tackling that lobster. Very handsome!

Kathy said...

Yay! You did it!! I'm so glad it worked--the photos look great! Doesn't everything look better LARGE? :)

I'm looking forward to trying that recipe in the above post--it sounds delicious!

And I am with you--counting the days until the end of school. June 17th for us--which feels late but sadly, we've had so much RAIN it doesn't even feel close to summer....

It's always fun to see your name pop up on the blog.
Take care!

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