Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My week

Chris and I had a horrible kayaking experience this past week. It was supposed to be a 3 hr trip and ended up being 6 1/2 hrs (and we never did finish) b/c Chris didn't realize how low the river was! It was so low that we pulled ourselves (in our kayaks) the majority of the way through the rocks. At one point, I got so frustrated that I slammed my ore down on my kayak and popped my shoulder out of socket!  It started to get dark and cold...I couldn't feel my feet...Chris' cell died when he dropped it in the water...Chris's mom was waiting on us at the end...but we didn't know how far the end was... it was 3 hours past the time she was supposed to pick us up...we got out and walked (dripping wet and cold) to an old lady's house. She drove us to meet his mom (in the mean time, she calls the police and his whole family). They were all waiting on us, with tears, when we got there! I told Chris that it will be a long time before I kayak again (if I ever do)! We laugh now, but that night there were a few harsh words! 

Family Fun Weekend

Last weekend, Chris and I joined my dad, Linda, and brothers in Tennessee for a weekend of camping and horseback riding. It was Chris' 2nd time riding a horse and he said it might be the last time (at least for awhile). His butt was so sore after the 1st day, that he didn't ride the next! That 1st day, we all rode horses down to a hostel/restaurant that had no electricity and the only way there is by horse or hiking. We ate food, that was cooked on a wood burning stove, beside oil burning lamps. It felt like Little House on the Prairie times!  It was a good time with my family and spending quality time together. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mountain Retreat

Kim and I took our annual trip to the mountains to relax. We had a good time lounging at Terry's (Chris dad's) cabin and making each other laugh. The 2 of us always have a fun time together and find each other very funny!  We were brave enough to go fishing and we even put the worms on the hooks all by ourselves! We went hiking at Fires Creek Park in Hayesville, NC. Mom and Catherine came up Saturday night and we enjoyed sitting on the front porch together and watching movies. The leaves were just starting to change color and they were beautiful. It was fun just having girl time! It needs to happen more often.  

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mom's Birthday

We celebrated mom's birthday last night. We went to the Iron Wok and embarrassed her to death. The waitresses came and sang her Happy Birthday and made her wear a little beanie hat. What made the night was that they posted her picture on the Birthday board as you walk in the restaurant! Mom does not like having her picture taken! We laughed so hard! Everyone was there for dinner, except Elizabeth. We missed her, but I know she's studying hard at GSU!!! She got a bike for her b-day so that she can come ride it out in the country with me!