Have water, will boat

7.15.2011

Sitting here watching Intervention on A&E and bawling my eyes out. Seriously.

and then I switch the channel to Toddlers and Tiara and puke.

and then I switch the channel to Hoarders and feel much better about myself.

and then I wish that Britney Spears was my best friend in real life.

But that is neither here nor there.

So last weekend we took the boat out. Invited along some friends and pretty much had a grand ol' time. Baby stayed at home with the babysitter. Too much work for this momma to wrangle two crazy kids on the open sea. Obviously, I need one hand free for a cocktail at all times.

Did you know I have lived here for my whole life? Except that one time when I went to college a few hours away. And then that other time when I quit college after two semesters to go snowboarding for the winter in Oregon. Oh yeah, and then that one time where after snowboarding, and instead of returning to college, I moved to Las Vegas for 10 days. 

Other than that, I have lived here my whole life.

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Hubby is a total waterdog. Spent his childhood camping on the lake. I must be honest; a camper I am not. I love the water, being out on the boat, getting a suntan, but at the end of the day, I want to be in my nice cozy bed. Hubs, however, would live on his boat if he could. Says he sleeps much better out there. And guess what? Gunner got to spend the night on the boat with his dad for the first time ever. 

Let's just say he's been asking to do it again every night since.

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(I love how his little mancave on the boat is now filled with Lightening McQueen pillows and stuffed zebras.) 

We had dinner at Anthony's on the river, a fabulous seafood restaurant.

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Momma and her little angle baby.

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ok. It is now 1 am and I best be getting to bed. 


Because I accidentally switched the channel to 17 18 19 Kids and Counting and I'm about ready to pass out. Who needs sheep? Just count the Duggar children.


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P.S. Thank you all for your sweet advice about what to do with my dirty dishes. I had some great suggestions, like throwing them all in the tub with my kids during bathtime (tried that and my 3 year old asked why the bathwater tasted like spaghetti), having my husband wash them (tried that too; first he laughed at me, then he slapped my ass, told me to zip it and to fetch him a beer) and tossing them all in the trash and heading to Walmart for some major paper goods.


Unfortunately, logic won out this time.


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33 comments:

  1. raven, i seriously giggle like a schoolgirl throughout every single one of your posts. Your humor is my fave.

    My husband just got major boat envy from yalls boat. i did too. i'm right there with you on not wanting to camp. no way. i feel gross, sticky and smelly in the morning and never get a good nights sleep. then am pretty mizzz the rest of the time. oh joy. (: One time growing up my dad rented this big house boat and we stayed there for two nights until my mom was like peace out, take me to the peabody. dear old dad had to oblige. i get it honest.

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  2. the last few days of my senios year in college, my rooomies and i figured partying, drinking, and everything else was way cooler than cleaning up our apartment. so the last day, we threw out all our dirty pots/pans that were in the sink. WOOOOPS!

    so adorable that your lil man slept on the boat with dad! love it!

    its so amazing to have grown up on a river. i grew up also on my boat and its some of the best memories! Oh and i like your caption on the photo where you say you are *still growing up* SO TRUE! I read a blog post the other day about that and u reminded me of it! check it out! http://www.kellehampton.com/2011/07/when-i-grow-up.html

    ok and i hope that when i am a mama i am as awesome as you are!

    xoxox

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  3. OMG, I'm a new follower and I totally LOVE you. I smiled and chuckled threw your entire post, something I haven't been doing much of lately.

    I grew up boating as well but I couldnt ever sleep on the boat the slapping of the water is too much for me!

    Awesome boat by the way we have several (older models) but have a 24 ft four winds that most resembles your set up.

    Have a great weekend and thank you for the very sweet comment. It's nice to know SOMEONE understands.

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  4. I haven't been on a boat in years! I think I totally need to remedy that =)

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  5. Obviously, I need one hand free for a cocktail at all times.


    duh. obviously! *thumbs up*
    also, thumbs up to the paper plates. lifesaver to the max. (and the bacardi. duh again.)

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  6. Love, love, love boating. Maybe because adult bevs go hand in hand, maybe not.

    We had a boat like yours growing up and I used to LOVE sleeping down in the cave. (Grew up on Lake Minnetonka, which I wish I was back there for once because that's where Kim K and Kris H have been hanging out. The only time I regret moving away.)

    Excellent idea on the paper and plastic.

    Love the Bacardi shout out.

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  7. Love your boat & your river looks like a lovely place to live by :-) Toddlers & Tiaras is so ridiculous, I still watch it even though I can't stand it.

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  8. 1. You are hilarious. 2. I want to go boating so bad now. Was trying to decide what to do this weekend and I think you just settled it for me!

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  9. Your boat is awesome and clearly we'd be besties bc the hubby is OBSESSED with water and wants to be on it at all times doing whatever. He will kayak by himself for hours on the river by us haha his 2 uncles have cottages on lakes so we usually try and go there every weekend in the summer if we can!!

    have a good weekend!

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  10. I live in a lake community and I love it. I love boating and riding waverunners, and spending lazy summer afternoons at the gas dock with my sisters wishing my husband would let me work there too :) I just love the Lake life.

    P.S. I use paper plates ALL the time! Like ANY time I can get away with it! They are the best! :)

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  11. YES hahahaha, paper plates always win!

    I actually am quite the camper and I get major nerves on a boat (It could be because I can't swim. And I'm afraid of fish and sharks. Yes even in lakes. Its dark down there, who is to say there isnt a shark?? Hmm? Whatever.)

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  12. You must have been drunk to watch 19 Kids and Counting. Good call on the paper plates. Thats the way to go even when your dishwasher isn't broken!

    P.S. Your little boy is adorbs!

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  13. Can I just say...I felt totally claustrophobic looking at the boat sleep setup! I could not sleep down there..but yay for your awesome guys having a manly Lightning McQueen sleepover. :)

    Love the pic of you and your little guy...the river looks BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. I'm so glad I came across your blog. You literally make me LOL, ha!:)

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  15. auntie bbJuly 15, 2011

    haha good one ravie! I'd commont more specifically, but I have about a million things on my to do list and today, unlike yesterday, I would appreciate a heart attack size red bull or coffee.....

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  16. Our family has a boat almost exactly like that! So fun I wish we'd go out more!

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  17. oh come on, my bathtub idea was Genius! hehe.

    I think it is so cute that the boat has lightning mcqueen pillows in it. It makes it more "manly"

    I also love your humor but you knew that already. But next time be careful posing with the baby so close to the edge of the boat he might just want to see if Mama can float, just saying!

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  18. Ummmm can we have a post about your ten days in Vegas?! Orrrr did you already do that?

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  19. I always wonder how the pilgrims got things done without modern day convinces. That must have really sucked. Glad you have a good time on the water. :)

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  20. Wow! The water and boat look so relaxing. I'm not jealous - I swear! ;) Have a great weekend!

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  21. Sleeping on the water sounds amazing! I definitely need to try this!

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  22. Goodness I wish we lived closer to each other. I would totally wash your dishes if you took Sophie outside for a photo sesh :) Sound good? Someday!

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  23. love the new blog design! and you always seem to put a smile on my face! :)

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  24. who needs sheep? haha

    I love reading this so much. You have no idea. That is why you are one of my favorites!

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  25. Toddlers and Tiaras makes me want to puke AND cry at the same time...

    Oooh- your boat looks like so much fun! Beautiful river too!!

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  26. There's nothing like boating in the summer, great pictures! And my husband would die for that mancave :)

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  27. Ahh if only i had a friend with a boat! It looks like an amazing time!

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  28. I don't know how missed this. I'm jealous of your boat and that seafood restaurant. Can we go there when I come???

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  29. Kindly move down South so we can use your boat out on the lake. Thanks, Raven! :)

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  30. hahaha paper ware it is! I 100% support that decision.

    Your reality tv commentary makes me love you even more.

    now I really am coming to visit so I can hang on the boat.

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  31. you 100% kill me ... every single one of your post, i sit at my computer and just laugh!!!! you are hilarious!!!

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