memorial day weekend

I’m final catching up on some of the pictures I took over Memorial Day weekend! Three-day weekends are sometimes the best. That third day adds just enough time to make the whole weekend so much more relaxing. I think all weekends should be three days long – I believe it would make offices everywhere happier places to be during those four days of work. Maybe more productive too?

A wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend with family

I digress. We spent Saturday afternoon at one of our favorite local coffee shops, sipping tea, eating hot minis (bite-sized melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon sugar covered doughnuts) and toasts loaded with almond butter, honey and granola.

A wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend with family

I am a planner and I love logistics (I promise I’m not a UPS ad ;) ).  This is a trait I share with my dad but not something we get to do together very often.  I loved planning out some of our upcoming adventures and what we need to do in preparation while we were all relaxing together in the secluded corner of the small coffee shop.

A wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend with family

On Monday, Will and I woke up early and headed to my family’s house to make brunch together. With good efforts to have a big brunch on the table around 10 or 11, we didn’t end up sitting down until after 12. Whoops. All of the fruits of our baking labors were delicious though, so the wait was justified.

A wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend with family

The rectangular pan is filled with sticky toffee pecan monkey bread – it was so delicious!

A wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend with familyI tried to make doughnuts and almost succeeded. (I didn’t leave enough time for the dough to rise so we had some good, but flat, doughnuts.)  The pastry cream made them worth it though. Yeast and I have a love-hate relationship.  I love yeasted baked goods; yeast doesn’t like to cooperate when I try to use it in my own baked goods. Someday I’ll conquer the challenge that is baking with yeast.

A wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend with family

While I tend to cram my regular weekends full of plans, three-day weekends give us an excuse to leave town or set aside time to slow down if we stay in town. They provide a usually much needed reprieve from the hectic go-go-go weekdays. Memorial Day was the perfect weekend doing the things we loved with people we love. I’m already looking forward to the long 4th of July weekend :)

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