Friday, August 1, 2008


P1020407 We're here in Illinois making the big cross country visit to both of our families.

We survived the plane rides with surprisingly few stories to tell. At one point, Sauce looked down on the clouds below us and said, "Mom, now I know what the whole world looks like!"

Life's good when a five year old has seen the whole world!

Right now we're staying with my sister Amy and her family. Amy's husband Terry works for Chicago Sea Ray as a sales rep. One of his MAJOR perks is that he is able to use new demo boats at his leisure.

She obviously married well.

Yesterday we spent the day "yachting" on Lake Geneva on a 40 foot Sea Ray Sundancer.

Mighty fine, people. I could live like this.

When I saw the price tag, I told my kids NOT TO TOUCH ANYTHING. Because it's worth more than our first three houses combined. Here's a glimpse:


Yes, that's a granite countertop!


Lucas was wiped out so he retired to his state room.


Anyhoo, we had such a fun day. Everyone did a lot of swimming and jumping off the boat.

Anyone who knows my husband is aware that he does not do anything halfway.

Jumping off the front or back of the boat was not enough for him, he had to climb up on top of the roof of the boat and jump from there like this:

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During the first attempt, he was unaware that his dripping wet body made the roof of the boat somewhat slick. As he took his pushing-off step, his body slid off balance and we all heard a loud, "OH SH#T!"

My mom was sitting on the front of the boat with my older boys. Sauce immediately asked her, "Grandma, what does SHIFT mean?"

"To change course quickly." was my reply.

Good times with family.


Kristin said...

OH...have a great time. Wish we could see you - and by the way, tell Kenyon to clean up his mouth : )

Mountain Mama said...

Another bonus of homeschooling... You get to define such words. Job well done.

Natalie said...

Sigh. I've been caught shifting occasionally myself. Old habits. They die hard.

Buncha Blue-Eyed Monkeys said...

Good answer!! :o)

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