Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Saturday we (Justin, Janette, Jerry, Ethan, and I) went boating on Lake Wateree. (No it is not a typo.) The guys had gone ahead to go fishing while Janette, Ethan, and I waited until 11 to go out. Well, the plan was to be there around 10, but Janette grabbed the wrong paper off of the counter and we ended up in the boon docks with little to no cell phone reception and no directions. We finally made it. Once we got there I had to overcome my fear of the boat suddenly capsizing in the middle of the lake or our "crew" being stranded on a "three hour tour...a three hour tour." (I wasn't actually too far off.) We launched sail and made it to the middle of the lake where we hooked up the inter tube for added fun. After 45 minutes or so we killed the engine and dropped anchor to enjoy sitting on a boat in the middle of a lake. Ethan was being so good. He has just learned to walk so he was waddling around with his life jacket, playing, and continually throwing his pacifier overboard. Well, we decided that it was time to head out into the open waters again so Jerry started the motor...or tried. The motor would not start so yes, my fear became truly was a three hour tour. The guys took the motor apart basically, trying to figure out what was wrong, but to no avail. Finally Justin used the inter tube and paddled to the nearest house for help. Our rescuers came with a platoon boat and tugged us back to the dock. The funniest part was when we found out what was wrong. In the midst of Ethan being an angelic baby he is, he had pulled the kill switch, making it virtually impossible for the motor to turn over. All we would have had to do was plug it back in! Overall we had a really good time.
Speaking of Ethan....

Here he is on the boat.

I think he just threw his pacifier over.

Friday, June 8, 2007


Well, here it is, a picture of my favorite guy. I was so sad when I arrived in Columbia Wednesday and he didn't remember me! It has only been a few months. Today I won him back over though and he reached for me. My heart is overflowing with love for this little guy. (Oh, yeah. I finally made it South Carolina.)