Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mayday, Mayday!

We interrupt our bloggy friend series for a special announcement!
Here is a little glimpse of our 4th of July! It started out wonderful! We picnicked in the boat!
Auntie Barbie came with us! She was sitting at the bow of the boat. Daddy Jim said "Brace yourselves, we are going to hit some waves!" It seemed to happen in slow motion- kind of a going, going gone type of thing! I wish I would have got it on video! Barbie ended up on the floor of the boat! We all had a good chuckle! She is a good sport and was laughing with us!
We stopped the boat so we could all eat lunch! It is so much fun having lunch on the boat! After about 20 minutes we decided to get going again... wrong... the boat wouldn't start... bummer!

As we were sitting there trying to get the boat started and trying to figure out what we should do we notice bad weather heading our way! We ended up calling the marina and asking for help!

Here comes our rescuer! Praise the Lord! He was a handsome young man! So fitting!!

The children hid in the bathroom area to stay out of the rain!

We heard lots of thunder. It was a bit scary but the kids stayed safe and dry in there!

Auntie Barbie can't swim so we decided to put a life jacket on her... it didn't quite fit... sorry Barbie!

Superman left after getting our boat started! We were sorry to see him go! Did I tell you he was very handsome! Thank you superman!

Now here is the real hero that drove us safely home through the wind and rain!
He was amazed at what I would do for a journalistic photo opt!

Does anyone else want to join us next year for the 4th of July? We are thinking Auntie Barbie may opt out! ;-)

Notice the rain on the glasses! I tried to stay dry- it didn't work!
Hubby says "If we didn't have bad luck we'd have no luck at all!"
I think he is so funny!

It's not looking good. Kids are still tucked away in the little potty area.
They met us at the dock and helped us in the slip! They know we are just plain old bad at parking this thing!

We arrived safe and sound, adult wet, kids dry- ready to call it a day and then we see blue sky... I give up!

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! We are home barbecuing steaks!! Yippee!

Please see my previous post- it is part of a series!! Bless you!


Lori said...

What a fun post! And that picture of you is adorable. You are so cute Jean!

Love ya!

a Tonggu Momma said...

So... I have to ask... did it smell in the potty area? :) Happy Independence Day!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

so glad you are all back safe and sound.


Miss M said...

haha so funny mom!!

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a day! You all are very brave!


Laura L. said...

This is a funny post. Love all of the photos that you took and your story. Too fun. Thanks for a smile.