Last Week

Last week I was without internet all week, it made me feel like this:

But the reason we were sans-internet was because of the excellent time we were having on vacation, which was a feeling much more like this:Now we are back home and all my stories of fly-fishing……swimming…… grilling…

..sailing…

…and Fourth of July fun are fading faster than I can write them as the realities of home life take back over.

So, thank goodness for pictures, I hope they told at least a thousand words a piece for you!

Now you’ll have to excuse me –

The laundry is taking over the house.

The road project is hijacking my brain.

And we all have a severe case of it’s-Monday-and-I’m-no-longer-on-vacation-itis.

I’ll be back to my regular scheduled blogging just as soon as we finish recovering!

A Long Time Ago…

… in a galaxy far, far away…

No really,  it was actually just in Stevens Point Wisconsin and it wasn’t that long ago.

My husband, who at the time was nothing more than the guy with the crazy hair and the cute smile…

…that I’d have liked to have been dating but wasn’t yet, was swimming really, really fast.  Fast enough that even though, we weren’t dating yet I have never been allowed to live down the fact that I did not attend the national meet that year to watch his 400 medley relay win for the second year in a row re-breaking their own national record.

When you factor in the other fantastic swimming (and diving) that went on that year that earned their team of six men fourth place overall…

…well it doesn’t seem to matter that nothing more than a bit of pool side flirting had gone on between us yet, I’m in trouble for life.

This last weekend we were again in Stevens Point joined by many family and friends to watch John and his fellow relay members get inducted into the Stevens Point Athletic Hall of Fame.  It was pretty awesome, big banquet, video presentation for each inductee, a chocolate cake on every table, the works. At the end of the night he walked out with a gigantic smile on his face, and this to hang on his wall…

Photo enlarged to show detail.

In actuality the big fancy award went to the coach since they were a team and they each got… well, something to take home, but that not the point. The point is they were an awesome relay of guys, it was great to see everyone for the weekend and even better to see them get to stand up, relive a bit of the “glory days” and get recognized for what they had done.  The other notable point is that after a weekend of fun with old friends (which followed the previous weekends Alumni meet with even more old friends) I think we need at least another week to recover!!!