Procrastination swept over me (again) and no plans were ever made, until Facebook came to the rescue (it's a long story). After a little bit of texting and a few phone calls, a last minute plan was in place involving 3 families, a boat and teriyaki chicken. Could it get any better? We were so excited!
At 11ish...(really? Who can be so prompt on a holiday?) ... we met at Black Lake in Tumwater to spend the day riding on the Behrens' boat. I have done a fair amount of water skiing in my teens and early 20s and always thought nothing could beat it, but I gotta tell ya, this tube riding thing is so AWESOME! No dragging your face through the lake with water shooting into your nose and out of your eyes, ears and mouth, no arms being yanked out place, no worrying about where the water might go if you fall wrong (I'll just leave it at that... some of you will know what I mean and will not require any explanation and if you don't know, then it's probably better not to ask lest you embarrass yourself and me!).
It was a great day with great people and I want to do it again!
|The first group out, Thomas, Emily and Cole.|
|Let the splashing begin!|
|Group #2; Emily, John and Garret. All three showed their inner dare-devil this day.|
|John, Steve, Emily and Jen... so much fun to spend a day together!|
|I love this picture because of my Emily on the far left; mouth open and screaming/laughing all the way!|
|Lunch at the dock.|
|The only thing better than one Emily is TWO!|
|Best buds, Emily and Becca|
|Our trusty (?) skipper. Thanks for the ride Mr. Behrens, even when I almost fell in.|
|My handsome guys|
|Jack and Amanda|
|Emily is such a goof|
|The MOMS. Doesn't our hair look nice? This must be a "before the ride" picture.|
|The DADS! This makes me laugh because Jack's eyes are closed, Steve's feet look caught in the tow rope and John is happily waving because it's his first ride on his new toy.|
|A nice ride with Melinda driving the boat... watch out for the wakes, guys!|