This next one is slightly blurry but it makes me laugh out loud. My sister is there on the left, doing a graceful Titanic pose as she is thrown off of the tube. I'm the one on the right with my butt and legs in the air, doing a back flip off of the tube. Awesome.
Jackson was a stud and couldn't get thrown from the tube and was also the only one to successfully wakeboard, even though he hadn't done it in like 8 years.
Now, after you take a second to admire my pre-pregnancy figure in that first picture (come on, I deserve it, I feel like such a swollen large pregnant woman these days! ) fast forward one year later, to the present. Singles ward activity at Lake Travis again. We happen to live 20 miles from the Bishop's lake house, you have to pass our apartment on the way to the lake and I had 3 siblings going to the activity. This was enough reason for us to crash the singles ward bash at Lake Travis. We showed up and had a lot of fun hanging out with a few old friends, my siblings, and of course LOVED LOVED LOVED the boating. We are definitely boat people. It is one of my favorite things in life to do and completely relaxes me. It was a pretty smooth ride and for the first time in a very long time I was able to just relax and enjoy myself. We recently made the discovery that a huge reason pregnancy has been so hard for me is that all of my stress relief activities are physical and active, I can't do my favorite activities anymore and so it's hard for me to find ways to relax, enjoy myself, and relieve stress. Needless to say, I REALLY needed this boating trip. Anyway, I relaxed on the boat and enjoyed watching everyone tube and get thrown off. I did a pretty good job of not being jealous of them being able to tube too. :) Here are some pictures from this year's trip:
Jackson has gained a reputation for his entertaining ability while tubing. He does all sorts of tricks, standing up, switching spots with people, flips, etc. He can't be thrown and has a blast doing anything and everything to spice up the ride. Everyone on the boat always gets a kick out of it and the whole time people were telling me, "Your husband is so funny!" or "Your husband is so awesome!" It's true. :)
Me and all of my siblings:
Even with sunscreen warpaint we were no match for the strength of the sun and it's army of UV rays. We both got burned pretty badly!
So, Lake Travis was great fun and the singles ward didn't seem to mind at all that we crashed the party. And we didn't mind the good company, free food, and free boating!