Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lake Day Last Sunday

So I am not posting pictures today but I had to get this story out (to my 5 or less blog readers).

Last Sunday Allen and I took my parents out on the boat after church. We took Muggs, Laci and Kaylen along with us. So, needless to say, we had our hands full! We had the jet ski out there as well.

Incident #1: We were all out in the lake floating around (with the snakes, kat). Allen was the last to get in the water and he decided the dogs would be fine on the boat without supervision (i would have put laci in her crate). Anyway, he gets back on the boat to find that Laci has torn into the choc. chip cookies and half of them were gone! That is a heck of a lot of chocolate for a little 5 pound dog!

Incident #2: My mom and I went out on the jetski and had a great time riding around. I let her drive and she did great. I told her that we should switch places because if Allen was going to gripe at one of us for barely bumping the boat, it might as well be me. Well what do you think happened? I barely bumped the boat (I really tried not to but i got nervous). Of course Allen yelled at me and made me feel stupid. So I got all upset at him because I knew he would do that! Anyway, so that put me in a bad mood.

Incident #3: #2 led to #3 happening. I was annoyed at Allen and so I wasnt in the best of moods but i wanted to have fun on my way in. So my mom and I were on the jetski again and we were right at the boat mart (where our boat lives) and I was doing doughnuts. We were going slow - my mom and i still have no idea how this happened. It felt like slow motion to us as well. My mom said she was going off. I didnt want to hit her with the jetski and she was pulling me with her anyway so i started scooting back but I was connected to the jetski key so i pulled the jetski with me... you guessed where this is going yet? You would be right if you guessed that the jetski ended upside down in the water. We have never done this after 2 summers of use! So since I had no idea that there was a right and a wrong way to flip a jetski back over... which way did i choose? The WRONG way!!!!!!! Of course! If there is an option between two paths I would choose the wrong one! that is just like me! Anyway, the estimate to fix the sucker? $500! Yikes - that was one expensive mistake! Luckily we ended up replacing the spark plugs for $12 and it was fine. Shew! Bad news: I lost my shirt, shorts, cover up, sunglasses, and Allen's hat to the bottom of Lake Guntersville! you cant see an inch in front of your face in that lake! So there was no way in the world i would ever see any of those items again and i really loved them! Sad!

Monday, August 20, 2007

kaylen and the pups!

Muggs and Laci hanging out together outside.

This is as nice as it gets between Kaylen and Laci. They arent the best of friends yet. I think they will be in time but not just yet.

Kaylen was looking way too cute this day so I had to snap a quick pic of her. She was, of course, watching the Backyardagains and didnt want to look at me for the pic but after many tries this is what we ended up with!

Again, the pups playing in the yard. Muggs is so good with Laci. His cheeks are torn up from all of her biting! They play and play all the time!

A special shout out to Muggsley... he turned 3 on Aug. 18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

My latest Triathalon

So I did the waay triathalon this past saturday. let me say... it was really hard on me! I finished in 1:00:53. I dont know my splits yet but I have a good idea... here is what I know... The race was backward. We started out with the run. This was a cross country course and had one gigantic hill in it!!! It took me back to my cross country days in high school of finishing in the back... if you know what i mean!!! i was sucking wind!!!! there was actually a guide on the path that asked me if my heat was divided into two heats... a fast one and a slow one!!!! I was like, yeah, i guess i am heading up the slow one... thanks for the encouragement!!! Anyway, I ended up averaging right at 9 min miles. Which was extremely slow but I am telling you... the hills were the toughest i have raced on. The one mountain i had to run up would have been hard for me to ride my bike up. It was even hard to run down it was so steep! My quads and glutes are killing me today! Moving on... needless to say i was exhausted when i got to my bike (i really wanted to quit) but when i got on and the wind started cooling me off, it felt great. I rode okay... probably averaged around 17 or 18 mph. Then i had to swim in the pool. I was doing fine, even passing people left and right until i got about half way and then i was geting a bit tired. I had two lanes to go and this girl started swimming on top of my legs and pushing me under. I was sooo ticked! so (probably not the nicest thing to do) i started swimming breast stroke and "pushing" her off of me. I didnt know what else to do... i was drowning! not literally but i was struggling! anyway, i am sure that she said something to this guy when we turned for the last lane because he started swimming like a tornado! i dont know how he was doing this but i feel liek he was trying kick me and block me from passing! Jerk! So i blew past him right before the end and beat him! I am extremely sore today and i was soo tired after the race... i slept from 10 am until about 1:30! Here are some shots from the race:

Sunday, August 05, 2007