Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Love Note:::Friends.

After countless 4th of July holidays on Lake Minnetonka, MN in the Ryan's boat, I struggled in Seattle to celebrate in the same way. Seattle just doesn't have what it takes to celebrate the fourth accordingly = heat, lakes, someone with a boat or a cabin and warm enough water one wants to jump in.

I spent the day at the lake home of one of my friends from CSB/SJU. The 10th annual Lanterball tournament was in full swing by the time I arrived and because it was the championship game, Suzy and the stats were understandably intense. Oh and she has twins in her belly. For those of you I haven't already explained this to, Lanterball is a made-up game of softball-like style played half on land and half in the water. The ball = a rubber ball about the size of a volleyball and the bases must be run in a counterclockwise fashion.

After the tournament the parents grilled. We ate. And eventually a crew of us headed out for a few spins around the lake. Wigs were required. I've always wanted to see what I'd look like as a blonde and I have to say, I did have a bit more fun.

We rounded out the day with an intense game of Bags. A rather pathetic game considering it tooks us well over an hour for someone to actually win. Amateurs. Kristi won the MVP award for three hole-in-one bag tosses. Again, aside from this glorious showing, amateurs. Then it was time to grab some beers and we piled into the boat for the evening fireworks show. Happy day.

I managed to schedule a dinner with Tim and Ann, and of course the trio of idiots ensued. Usually it goes a little something like this: Tim acts like an idiot. Ann responds. Tim insults her. And the table bursts into laughter that doesn't end until we wave goodbye for the evening. The three of us have some crazy chemistry for laughter and good times. Good times.

Tim leans in front of Ann at the last second. Idiot.

People are pregnant. Buns are in loads of ovens around my friend circle. Here are two beautiful moms - Crow and Kesney - whilst the rest of us sipped on Margaritas the size of our heads. Glorious. Can I just also say that I loved looking around the table having both my friends of 20+ years and my CSB gals laughing and chattering in unison. Women friends are fantastic.


Katy said...

i LOVE the move where tim moved in front of ann at the last minute! genius! i gotta try that one.

much love frantastic! you fab. xo.

Jamieofalltrades said...

Sounds and looks like a lot of fun. Sweet times!