Monday, July 5, 2010

Oh Summer, I love you.

Josh and I are both currently in the middle of a little vacation (or should I say stay-cation?).  It has been so lovely.  So wonderful.  We have done exactly whatever we wanted for the last 4 days.  We spent the entire weekend up at my parents cottage on Slayton Lake.  It was restful.  It was peaceful.  We spent time quality time with my family,  with Brian and Kyrie.  Most importantly, we spent time with each other.  

We didn't even go to church.  Shocking, I know!

Last night, I decided to give wakeboarding a try.  Josh learned how to do it on Saturday, and Brian is already a pro.  I learned how to water ski with very little effort when I was 12, but I was a little anxious about trying to wakeboard.  Needless to say, I got up on the first try (Yes, I'm very proud of that!) and successfully stayed up above water for like, 30 seconds.... one time.  Maybe two.  

At this point of my life, I am not very strong (or fit) and I have weak hands from massage therapy so after 25 minutes of wake-boarding (and attempting to wake-board) I called it a day. Despite my brief efforts in the water I must tell you that I am so incredibly, unbelievably, wildly sore today that I don't know if I'll ever try it again.  Seriously, I got up a few minutes ago to get something in the other room and I limped.  I limped!   My entire body aches.  

Let me try to break it down.... if fun can be marked in "fun units".  I would say wake-boarding earned about 6 fun units.  If pain can be marked in "I-can't-freaking-move units" I would say I am at about an 8.5.  Comparing scales, the amount of fun I had does not exceed or even match the amount of pain I am in.  Resulting in: probably never wakeboarding ever again and sticking to water skiing.

Either way, I'm glad I tried it.  It's good for me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things once in a while.  Here are some photographs from our boating adventures from this weekend:

Brian showing off his superior wake-boardings skills:

My love, who is a natural at almost everything he tries, including wake-boarding.

Me: earning fun units!

Me: Earning "I can't freaking walk" units:
(Please note that I still had time to plug my nose as I made my swift descent into the water.  I may have fallen, but I did it with style and limited nasal discomfort)

Buddy hanging out on the boat.  
Dry Buddy = Cute Buddy

Wet Buddy = Not-so-cute Buddy.
(Despite the look on his face, I swear he liked the water!)

(Side note: I am laughing so hard as I post this picture of Buddy that Josh just asked me if I'm ok and then proceeded to say, "You're the funniest person you know, aren't you?" which only resulted in more laughter.)

Honestly, it was the loveliest weekend I've had in a long time!

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