For Your Weekend | Memorial Day Weekend Edition

For Your Weekend | Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Before we celebrate a three day weekend, let’s stop and remember why we have this upcoming Monday  holiday. 

Many soldiers over our nation’s history have given their lives for our freedom. If you’re ever in Washington, DC, make time to visit Arlington National Cemetery.  There’s a Metro stop right at its entrance. 

I’ve visited Arlington several times.  I’m never quite fully prepared for the physical sight of acres of white soldiers’ tombstones on gently rolling hills. 

While often used as a set backdrop, these tombstones are real.  And more likely than not, you’ll come across a funeral in progress, a sobering reminder that soldiers are still dying for our freedom. 

So pray for those families who have lost their family member. Give thanks for our freedom. 

The Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery
So enjoy our freedom and celebrate it.

Here are your weekend links!

Summer offically begins with a stack of awesome books!

I religiously read Anne Bogel’s blog  Modern Mrs. Darcy.  Anne publishes a summer reading guide and I love her recommendations! 

Grab your own copy of her 2016 Summer Reading Guide here.  

Help Parenting Teenagers!  Last week I tipped y’all off to a new favorite podcast, The Lazy Genius, and I have to highlight an episode I listened to this week about parenting teens.

Kendra chatted with Meg Duerksen for almost 90 minutes about dealing with a rebellious teen. I loved this real, encouraging conversation that parents need to hear! I’m so glad Kendra didn’t cut off the conversation at 30 minutes.  Just real honest advice from a mom of five who’s lived it and living through it still. 

Coldplay’s on Snapchat!

end of Coldplay’s concert in Barcelona

I’m a Snapchat junkie, goofing with their silly filters more than a grown woman should be!

Exhibit 1: My abuse of Snapchat !

When I found out this week that Coldplay is on Snapchat and documenting their stadium concerts, I flipped out!  If you love Snapchat and Coldplay, you’ll flip too!
Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend!