My entire life, I've been fortunate enough to live with the knowledge that my mom was, in fact, in labor on Labor Day. 

With a September 5 birthday for me and a September 7 birthday for Courtney, in our house Labor Day is a very literal holiday.

With birthdays to celebrate, the last of the summer sun to enjoy, and the start of my favorite month, there are a number of reasons to indulge this weekend.

I hope you'll join me as I raise my glass.  Here's to a wonderful summer, the start of a fabulous fall, and, of course, to beginning of another year.
Photo via the decorista.