Dip Those Piggies in the Lake! August 30, 2012
On Sunday, Irving, Adele, my grandfather and I drove up to the Lake! I had been looking forward to this for SO long! I grew up spending summers up there. And it’s the same lake we got married at.
And then it was time to dip those piggies in the water!!
We thought she’d hate it, but she LOOOVED it!! We kept inching her further and further in until she was up to her neck! She was kicking and smiling. I officially have a water baby!! YAY!!
My declaration of love for the Lake! July 28, 2011
I think Irving realized right away how bad I am at playing. He was pretty much carrying our team. Well I think he got a little overly competitive and just as I was running to hit the ball, all of a sudden Irving was underneath me skidding on the ground! His arm AND leg were bleeding. Oy vey.
It would have made for a much better story if he’d actually made a point on his attempt, but sadly, that was not the case.
In the afternoon, we decided to take lunch on the
Also on the island is a huge sleepaway camp for kids. My mom went there for many years when she was a kid. And then she went back as a counselor later on. Irving and I decided that whether they like it or not, our kids will be going to the camp. They must grow up knowing this lake. They don’t really have a choice. We’ll fly them there for two weeks every summer. I’m already excited for parents weekend. BAHAHA.
I sat in the front, closed my eyes, and just felt the breeze on my face, and the sun on my shoulders, and the mist of the waves splashing up as we drove. This image right here is my own personal heaven.
I think there was more card games and dominos played in the evening, and then we ventured on foot to get some Ice Cream at the Kellerhaus! Dollar Cone Wednesdays! What, what!?
Don’t worry, we walked a mile there and a mile back… so that makes the calories free, right?
I’d like to say that after this trip I swore off ice cream for a while, but I already broke my streak by getting a Menchie’s yesterday. Someone save me!
Where is your happy place? Did you go to camp as a kid?
Swim To the Pier!! July 27, 2011
Day two at the lake included lots of…well, swimming in the lake!! Seriously, the water is crisp, clean and fresh and you actually feel cleaner coming out of it. (Don’t worry, I still showered… sometimes).
For the past ten summers that Irving’s been coming to the lake with me, he’s been DYING to swim to the pier. Of course, you really can’t do that since it has heavy boat traffic, but he still wanted to swim as far as he could.
My mom is a really good swimmer (she used to teach and swim competitively!) So she and Irving swam away. I’m a pretty good swimmer, but my endurance isn’t that great right now. So Chris and I grabbed a fun noodle and tried to catch up!
Per summer vacation rules, lunch was served on paper plates right on the beach! (Chicken Parm Leftovers! YAY!)
Fun fact: Those blue napkins are from our bachelorette party on the lake!
I’m not sure what we did between lunch and dinner… probably reading, swimming, reading, swimming.
What a perfect, relaxing day. Everything about it was just perfect. 🙂
I almost swam a mile!! March 15, 2011
Swimming is excellent cross training. My hips have been really tight this week, and getting in the pool felt so good to loosen everything up.
The last time I swam laps was almost a year ago to the day! Today, I swam about 60 laps. I guess 64 is a mile, so it was pretty close! I felt like Jello at the end. It was a great workout.
Wanna know who won the Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Crème Contest?
Only eight entries? You can’t win if you don’t play!
Maybe I should have told you that I’m also throwing in a Trader Joe’s treat.
Your two winners are: