Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Surf's Up

(Enjoying fun in the sun with my BFF's finace, Marcus)

If someone were to ask me to describe the perfect weekend, this weekend would have been spot on. We spent Sunday and Monday on Cross Lake, which holds a special place in my heart. I grew up on the lake. My family took the boat out most weekends — weather permitting — and it's always been something I loved doing.

But there's another reason I've been looking so forward to lake weekends — because I missed out on a lot of them last summer. Almost every weekend, Ty would call and ask me to go out on the lake with him. While I did go one time, there were handfuls of times I said no. Why? Because I'm an idiot. I missed out on so much fun and spending time with such a wonderful person that I haven't been able to resist kicking myself over it a few times.

Self-kicking aside, I love seeing Ty so happy. The lake is definitely one of his favorite places, too. The guys take turns surfing the wake behind the boat. It's a relatively new water sport that you don't see many people doing just yet, but it's amazing to watch. They make it look easy, although I'm certain that is not the case.

For the most part, the rain held off and we had an excellent time on the water. I didn't burn, and believe it or not, I actually got in the water for a swim. The picture below is one of my favorites. The sun is out and Ty looks so happy. It sums up our perfect day.


Kate said...

How romantic.

Anonymous said...

One day Steph we'll be sufers as well! And imagine how toned our arms would be if we kept it up.

Stephanie Netherton said...

I wasn't going for romantic, but I take it that you were going for sarcasm?

LJ, this is how we will have arms like Kelly Ripa's.

Catherine said...

Seriously...why oh why did ya'll not surf? The pics would have been hysterical! And, Steph, Michelle Obama is the new Kelly Ripa...her arms, that is(if that makes any sense at all).

Mandy S said...

man, i miss the lake...i LOVE that place!!! :( we don't have many friends w/boats around here, so we don't get to go enough :(

Stephanie Netherton said...

Catherine, while I did not attempt surfing, LJ did. I just didn't think she would appreciate me posting the pictures! Also, I have not heard that about Michelle Obama's arms, but it makes sense. How do you get toned, but not buff? I don't want man arms.

Mandy, if you guys make it down this summer, we'll have to go cruise. Also, I saw someone try to put a 5 month old in a life jacket. Not something I recommend!