I went boating. I boat now. (Name that movie. (The movie reference would actually be “sailing.”))
So, Lolly and I had a really nice weekend. Spent time with friends. Showed the girls how to do some hard work by participating in a service project clearing out ivy at a local park. Went to the the Puyallup fair where the kids went on tons of rides and ate cotton candy and kettle corn and giggled and laughed and I had a Krusty Pup and curly fries and Lolly got scones and we built memories. (We built good memories until the major Viva melt-down of 2013 as we went home that resulted in me questioning why I thought it was a good idea to bring children into this world in the first place, and that led me to actually utter the phrase “If you don’t stop acting like this you will never go to a fair again.” At that point, the memories were not so good.)
Surprisingly, I’m not one who’s really into water sports. Or sports. Or water. Or anything involving… doing something other than sitting around talking. So, this was unusual for us. Our good friends Jon and Christa invited us to join them on their boat with a few other friends. They had invited us last year, but we weren’t able to go because we were speaking at some conference or something, so we were really lucky that they invited us again.
We loved it. The water was spectacularly placid, and we boated across… some big lake (Lake Washington maybe?) where we docked and ate fancy sea food and talked and had a great time. Here is a picture of the Space Needle from the boat.
Christa had prepared delicious appetizers, and we all talked and laughed, and when it got cold we busted out blankets and looked at the stars, and peeked into all the boathouses that lined the perimeter of the lake (fun side note: the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat is still there, and we saw it, and I kind of wanted to break into it but I got too scared and also I was on a boat which made it difficult).
It was idyllic.
I present to you: Lolly pretending that she is in a music video because of the wind in her hair
Can you see why I love that girl?
All right Weeders. Have a good Monday. It’s gonna be a good week for all of us. I can feel it.