II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Life's a Dance...you learn as you go

Whew, what a week. Don't know where it went actually...seeing as most of it was spent in bed. Ick. Being sick just doesn't work into my schedule. :o)
Seems like it's been SO long since I've really blogged, that I don't even know where to begin. There are a TON of things I haven't had time to tell ya'll -- but none of them are very big or important.
First of all, Matt FINALLY got his deer back! Yay! It looks so good in our living room as the "center peice" of the big wall. Matt says he can hang out there UNTIL he brings the REALLY big one home this fall! :o)

Okay, now I am skipping all the way to today because right now, at 11:51 pm...I honestly cannot think of anything else that happened last week!
So, today, after a whole week of being sick and in bed....we finally started on some antibiotics, got to feeling better...and headed off to the lake. Last night we went to BPS and got a new, big 2-man tube. Then today (after sleeping till 1 pm!!) we got up, packed up the boat and the truck, packed up the cooler and headed off to the lake. Since we took the boat in last week and had a few things fixed and everything tuned up (for a whopping $500) we were sure everything was good to go, other than fillin' er up with gas ($60). We finally got to the lake around 3 pm and found that the loading dock was WAY underwater. Nevertheless, we followed after the other boaters and just unloaded where the water met the grass. I had to back the truck into the water so deep that water was flooding into the floor of the truck!!! Finally we were in deep enough to get the boat off the trailer. Matt jumped in the boat to start it....but no luck. After trying and trying, we finally asked another boat to give us a jump. Still--nothing. It wouldn't even turn over. Talk about being frustrated. It's bad enough as it is...but to have just spent that much money on it to get it tuned up AND we had put 2 hours into getting everything ready and packed up...Ugh! But--thankfully Matt's dad stopped at the store and got us a new battery and brought it out and wha-lah...it worked!! It was nearly 5 pm before we finally got going in the water...but once we did...we had a great time!! Here are a few pics from our day:

Ohhhh.....is this REALLY the face of a THIRTY year old??? I can't believe my big, dreadful day is going to be here in only 5 days. Looking at this picture of me without a lick of make up on my face, hair air-dried makes me realize...I am not 18 anymore. I'm not even 28 anymore. I'm getting old. Darn!

And lastly-today while I was out on the tube with Grant, Brooklyn grabbed the camera and took a few self-portraits. I thought they were so cute, I just had to post them.

Me and my cutie-patootie-girl!


Anonymous said...

Very Nice day on the lake, at least you got out there to do a little relaxing and enjoying of the Family.

I've been missing your posts, And I'm glad your back. And BTW you look great for (almost) 30. No make up and all!

Candy Ü

kozgirl said...

Frustrating about the boat, but glad it ended up being a simple fix this time :)

The day looks beautiful. You are beautiful too my dear! Love the natural hair look - don't be afraid to wear it that way too sometimes!

Glad you are feeling better!

Miss Got Wings said...

love the pics! so glad you got the boat back up and running - and to see your hair au natural, very flattering :)

Teresa said...

I am so glad you are feeling better...a little bit anyway! I missed you! Frusterating about the boat but atleast it was a cheap fix that time and you got to go on it still...

I didn't realize your hair was naturally curly...I love it!

jenelle said...

30 really isn't bad. Don't believe everything people say. I found it really liberating. The 20s were about doing to please and get stuff done. My 30s are about being and living. I am who I am - and God is giving me confidence about that.

Looks like lots of family fun, even though it was delayed and more expensive than planned.

serious/silly/me said...

I dreaded 30 BIG TIME. But lately I've realized (or started to) that if I keep living this way, feeling old and thinking old, then I might wake up at 40 and LONG for the days when I was 30. So I think I'll start trying to enjoy where I'm at now, because the present never lasts for long. :o)

Of course, all of this is easier said than done, but you can do it! You're healthy and fit, you're gorgeous, and you have a lovely family who loves you. You're RICH, girl! RICH!

Simmons Girlz said...

Oh, look at your family...it looks like you guys had a great time...just wishin' I could be out there with you!
Hope you get to feeling better soon!
30 will be here soon, R U standing at the door with all your furniture pushed up against it, trying to keep it out?
I say lets do this together, but you go first and tell me how it feels...hahaha