gentle reader! what an awesome holiday weekend! i hope you had as much fun as we did. this is one of my most favorite holidays...celebrating our independence day...woohoo! a big shout out to those that serve every single day to keep us safe. a big shout out to those that have given up so much in order for us to enjoy what freedoms we have left!
this was definitely a long weekend for us!
kiroman and i headed to magic lake wednesday. the animal...who now may be going by the nickname of muscle girl after this week at boot camp but more about that in a later post...still had one more day of class plus she had work thursday and friday mornings.
so thursday morning kiroman did his usual coaching calls. then we got a message from muscle girl that she was going to come out when she got done with class so she could take advantage of the calm lake waters to wake board.
the personal training department head got this awesome cake for the class celebration. it was their final day of class!!! now they spend this current week at boot camp in kansas city, then come home to finish out the course doing their externships. i can not believe how fast this year has gone. i can not believe how hard muscle girl has worked and how much she has accomplished! wait til you hear about her week in kansas city!!!
anyways...kiroman and i had a few errands we wanted to take care of before muscle girl arrived.
we picked up new batteries for the hummer golf cart. you didn't know we had a hummer golf cart? yep, we do. it was a pet project of mine several winters ago. i'll get a new photo posted...it's pretty freaking cool, if i do say so myself...
then we stopped at menards and bed bath and beyond and petco and hy vee and then back to magic lake just in time to get the moomba uncovered and the wake board to the dock!
here's a little clip that muscle girl put together with music. i think she originally posted it to her instagram.
she stuck around til after dinner and then headed back to the city so she could get ready for her early morning!
after she left, kiroman and i jumped on looney toonz...the pontoon...and took a trip around magic lake...until i got a message from a neighbor...he and his wife were sitting at our dock so we stopped by and loaded them up, too. i grabbed the disco ball so we could give it a try ;)
we made more than one trip around the lake. we played awesome music and had the disco ball running...it was really cool to see it light up in the trees we passed!
around midnight we decided to call it a night...we all had things to get done early the next morning!
muscle girl arrived as soon as she could after she finished teaching her class and brought a friend along. we immediately jumped on the boat so they could get on the wake board before the water got too crazy. muscle girl was able to knock it out a bit. this was her friend's first attempt at putting the board on. she almost had it, too, but then the traffic became a little too crazy to try any longer...next time!
this is a first...kiroman and np...at magic lake, on a boat together and neither one has a drink in their hand. i had to document this as it's never happened before and most likely will never happen again!
but the best part is when np and twin bro, kp, walk into the house, great us by telling us "we're home!" then np walks to the liquor cabinet and proceeds to tell me we're low on templeton rye and scotch. i'm still trying to figure out how in the hell he knew where we keep the booze!
see that, gentle reader? it's a sliver. naw, let's call it like it is...it's a 2 by 4. can you see how big it is? how thick it is? it's in the bottom of my foot, gentle reader! holy schnickes! thank goodness kiroman knew how to get rid of it!
saturday we invited my mom and stepdad and my bros and their families. we had a little swim time, i took the bigger kids out on the sea doo. we couldn't find our little life jackets so addie got a golf cart ride instead. i showed her how to wave at everyone we met and she got to drive for a little bit!
after the fireworks, we pulled out the disco ball and plugged in the ipod. i have a playlist of dance tunes for looney toons...this looks like ymca! most of the kids danced at one point or another but the grown ups were mostly party poopers...except for me...you know i'm not a party pooper and i will dance the night away!!! one sister in law did dance for a little bit with us!
sunday was a pretty quiet day...muscle girl headed to kansas city, everyone else was home...kiroman and i did a few things around the house, hung out in the pool and took the sea doos for a spin then called it a day and headed back to reality.
and that, gentle reader is a wrap up of this past holiday weekend.
next post: update on the kansas city trip for muscle girl...holy cow! that's all i'm gonna say right now!
i am grateful:
- for the time spent with family
- for the hard work of the fireworks crew
- for muscle girls safe travels
- to have been introduced to magic lake
- catching up with friends