Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Day at the Lake

So I know last night I said we were going to go to the pool today, but we changed our minds.  We decided to pack up the girlies and head to the lake.  After that decision was made, the packing began!  Towels, sunscreen, camera, toys, diapers, wipes, snacks, water… you name it, we took it!  I would rather be over packed than under packed any day.  Not to mention, John and I learned our lesson the last time we went to the pool and forgot to bring an extra diaper… Oops! 

So after we got all packed, changed Maddie into her swimming suit, and got everything out to the truck, we stopped over at my Mom’s house and picked up Kimmy.  Next was a quick stop at Wal-Mart and then we were on our way. 

Since it was around noon, we stopped off at McDonalds (yah I know, fast food isn’t healthy, but it IS quick), grabbed some sandwiches for us and some chicken nuggets for Maddie and we headed out of town. Maddie crashed out in her seat about 5 minutes out of town. What can I say, it was around nap time and girlie was tired…


Once we got to the lake, Maddie woke up and I remembered we forgot to grab ice before we left town, so I dropped off the family at the swim beach to eat their lunch and I drove over to the Information Center for some ice.  I grabbed two bags and headed back.   After grabbing a quick bite to eat, we headed down to the water. 


The water wasn’t too bad…  a little on the chilly side, but altogether, pretty nice once you got acclimated to the temperature.  Maddie, of course, loved it.  John and Kimmy were in the water up to their necks pretty quick.  Me?  Oh, I had to take my time, it was colder than I expected. 

Throughout the afternoon, we enjoyed a few trips in and out of the water.  Kimmy blew up the floaties and we relaxed, played, splashed, and yes, Kimmy and I even got dunked a few times. 




By the time we decided it was time to get out of the water, we were all pretty tired.  Time to pack up the stuff and head home.


Overall, we had a pretty good day.  I really enjoyed the time with my little family and I think they all had a good time too.  I am a little sad though…  despite layering on SPF 50 sunscreen on Maddie, she still managed to get a little pink on her shoulders!  Poor girl, although it doesn’t seem to be affecting her.  Thank GOD!  John and I and the other hand, we are pretty pink, and me more so than him.  So here we sit, camped out in front of the fan, basking in the cool air of the night. 

Yep, I love my life and my family…  We may not have it all together, but together… we have it all!! 

Sweet dreams!


  1. congrats on graduating from the LPN program, and this sounded like a lovely day!

  2. Thanks tz! We did have a great day then! :D


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