I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


lake livin’ …

I’m not gonna lie … we are thoroughly loving the lake life!

Our house came with a pier, dock and boat slip … minus the boat.  So one of the first things I did was get ourselves a boat!  In fact, as I was writing out the check on my tenth wedding anniversary … I thought, “happy anniversary to me!”

Just one glitch.  I’ve never. ever. never. driven a boat before.  True story.

And the thought of it freaked me out a tad.

And then there’s the thought of the whole-motor-under-the-boat-thing.  And it didn’t help that when we picked up the boat, the dealer told us a story of just a few days before a man falling out of his boat and running himself over and losing limbs.  True story.

But anyway.

I took it slow and learned what I could learn.  Like for instance … the boat should be in the water before one starts the engine.  Yeah.  It’s like that.

But once we got that puppy in the water … off we went!  And because the weather’s so warm, we’ve been out on the lake pretty much since we got here in May.

I took these photos of the girls mid-May …

And this past week, we found a new lake activity … wakeboarding!  Three outta four gave it a try …

But only two could get out of the water.  I’ve gotta tell you though … I’m so proud of her for giving it a try!  She tried over and over …

Lastly … here we have our favorite pastime!  The girls could spend hours on a tube!  If you make it to .40 seconds or so, the girls take a wicked flip!

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9 Responses to “lake livin’ …”

  1. Kate says:

    Congrats on your boat!!! Looks like sooo much fun! The girls look like they are loving it!! xoxo
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  2. lol – how could I *not* watch for that wicked flip?!
    what a fantastic summer and precious memories you’re creating :)
    would you be my mom too?!?!
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  3. Ugh, my family SO needs a boat! We just do.. Looks like you all are having so much fun! :)
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  4. cyndi says:

    fun, fun, fun!!!
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  5. Stephanie says:

    Looks like that’s an absolute blast!! So glad you made the investment and you’re creating those wonderful memories for your family!

  6. heather says:

    never driven a boat myself (just realized that as it doesn’t come up much in city life), but looks like you’re doing well if you can drive while people are tubing/wakeboarding (i’m thinking that must be more difficult).

    and the “wicked flip” looks like it may have left a mark or two! :-)
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  7. Karri says:

    fun fun fun!!!!!! Perfect summertime fun!!! Love wakeboarding and tubing (and skiing)!! I learned how to drive a boat when I was 15. I think if one lives on a lake, one must be able to enjoy a boat!!!! We’re in the market for a boat, since my folks live 30 min away on a lake. They only have a pontoon boat now, and that can’t pull the kids. We want them to be able to experience that tubing flip. That awesome feeling when your armpits hurt so bad from hanging on for so long.
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  8. Carrie G says:

    WOW! What FUN! That’s AWESOME that you are the boat captain! Good for you!

  9. Dawn says:

    Wow, you’re pretty brave! But great that you stepped up and did it! I feel that way about some long trips I’ve taken lately, was always a little afraid to travel alone or with just my younger son but I had to do it if I wanted to go somewhere. A good feeling.

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