Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sea Lions, Kayaks, and Photos-Oh my!

Last Christmas, I bought a voucher for my husband for a kayak trip for two.   I had noticed when I first printed the certificate back in December that it mentioned something about some pictures on the beach but I didn't really think much of it...

Well, when it came time to book, I quickly realized that I was dealing with more of a photography business and not so much a kayaking business. In the recesses of my brain, I'm thinking about the fact that I will be wearing a swimsuit in these pictures and FAT CHANCE that I will be wanting/purchasing any pictures. I declined the special package they were offering to pre-purchase my pictures and hoped that we would just enjoy the kayaking.

On the day of our adventure, we walked down to the launch site, and that's where the photography session began.  Our dear, sweet, enthusiastic photographer explained that we would begin the shoot with us running down the beach, we were to jump at one point, and then kiss. Super natural, right?  We are doing this on a crowded beach- and did I mention that we are IN OUR SWIMSUITS!  I was cracking up and totally could not follow directions and my ham of a husband was posing and being goofy.  Needless to say those pics will not see the light of day.
After the "baywatch gone bad" shots, we were allowed to get into our kayak and paddle out!  We saw a group of sea lions and got to go into a cave. Our photographer was a ton of fun, knowledgeable and creative and I would totally book her for my next event that I host on a kayak. After about an hour, we returned to the office to see our pictures.

OH AWKWARD! Let me count the ways:

Gee, hon, wouldn't be fun to have some professional photos taken of us on the beach in our swimsuits, and then let's go view them for the first time with some total strangers on a big screen TV, and then be pressured to buy a package of those pictures of us for as little as $99!

I know!

I'm sure you say that every day.

All in all, it was a fun day.  I will leave you with this little gem.

We're naturals, right? What!?  That's not how you kayak?

Friday, July 29, 2011

You ain't never caught a chicken...

This picture was taken a while cracks me up.  He had soooo much fun chasing, holding, feeding, and playing with my friend's chickens.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Well, add that one to my list..

...of things I never thought I would hear the librarian say!

Let me paint the picture for you.


We spend a lot of time at our local library. Being homeschoolers and all.  And we check out a ton of books.  I try to be good about getting them back in on time but we have paid our share of fines.  My husband likes to say that I rent books from the library as opposed to borrowing them.  A bit of an exaggeration in my opinion...but  in all fairness I have had to replace lost books, and ask for grace to find that missing CD from the 12 CD kit  that we borrowed to help us learn get the idea.

So yesterday, we were at the library which is small enough that the children can be in their section and I can be over in my section browsing and it feels perfectly safe.  And that's what we were doing, happily searching, reading, wandering the aisles etc. when I hear my name announced over the intercom beckoning me to the front desk.  A couple of things went through my head...

Why does the library have an intercom system?

Is my five year old misbehaving and now I am really in trouble!

Maybe he got hurt!!! 

Maybe they just found one of my cards that was missing!

Wow...they actually know my name here.  Such a cute small town feel.

I quickly make way over to the front desk, to be greeted by the librarian that had just paged me.  I was not prepared to hear this....

LIBRARIAN: Yes. I was just checking in the books you returned and I found this sock in this book and I wanted to know if you wanted it back.

ME: Um.  Why, yes.  Thank you.

I should note that he held up said sock and a piece of scrap paper was dangling from the sock.  You know, attached, so that leads me to believe that sock was dirty too. Perfect.

My kids and I had a good laugh about that one.

I 'm just glad it was a sock....