I'm tired and should be in bed. Part of me is afraid my cousin's wife could be right about me not blogging anymore now that I finally have a Facebook account. My readers are few, but I love going back and reading my stories about our family life. They always bring a smile to my face and remind me that I have a wonderful life.
So here I sit at 1AM, dead tired... not just because it's late, but because Brandon and Kallie woke us up early and then we spent the whole day on the lake. Russ crashed at 9:15, but he doesn't have the responsibility of being family historian, so he has that luxury. I went to the grocery store, cleaned up the kitchen, and put the kids to bed while he was sawing logs. Yeah, I'm everything to everyone in this house. And so it is that I'm up posting pictures from our trip.
Our friends came along, and their daughter happens to be one of Paige's favorite friends.
We started with a picnic and some beach play.
Glad our friends brought this fun tube. My kids used it more than anyone. I might have to invest in one now!!
After watching their mothers go on a death-defying ride where they caught air and one mom flew off (that would be me), the girls somehow still wanted to go for a ride. And the moms wanted to go again, too... everything was going fine until we got pulled over for not having an observer 12 or older on board!! We get pulled over on our boat more often than in our cars!
They had a difference of opinion about speed... I was sad I missed getting a picture of Paige's thumb down while her friend's thumb was up. We eventually convinced Paige to go a little faster.
Yeah, I have a lot of pictures like this. He's in his happy place, and how often does that happen? Hehe.
I love three things in this picture: Four Peaks, Saguaro Lake, and Russ. How's that for poetic? I got to point to the summit of those peaks today and say, "I was there in April." It was a much better feeling than last year when I just couldn't stop longing to go. I still long, but not quite as much.
Love sunlit photos... everything soaked in the warm glow of the sun with a few sparkles scattered about.
Told you they loved the tube! They would have been happy just staying at the beach and playing in the tube all day.
We finished out the day by running completely out of gas with the dock in sight. It was time to pull out the paddles for the first time ever! The going was slow and steady, but we didn't get too far before someone towed us in the rest of the way. As Dan Jones would say, "This is what memories are made of!" Too true. I've cracked my head open and gotten 11 stitches riding the water weenie and broken my leg while trying to get up on a ski, but I still finish every lake trip saying the same thing: "That was fun!!"