Thursday, July 03, 2008

things-don't-suck-as-much-as-i-thought thursday: part duex

I am feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place. I know other bloggers that I read have been feeling the same. There is so much going on right now that I would LUV to blog about, or should I say dump on the internet world, but I am questioning the open forum of it all. Yes, I choose to blog incognito versus my using my real identity, but I am also unsure about the secrecy within the family.... there may have been a leak! So, with extended family problems, I have to claim the fifth. Boy do I hate claiming the fifth. It also prevents you from some great MIL stories - Beth you feel me there! Yeah, there is nothing like one of my good MIL stories to make you thankful you are not me!

Today I am also thankful for distance. I think that sums it up right there.

On a 'not sucky' note, the boys are having a blast. We went to an amazing beach in Lake Tahoe yesterday. The views (and the water temps!) were breathtaking.
The crazy locals would jump off the rock formations, while visitors like me plopped my big white Midwestern butt in the sand.

The boys spent the day like this -

And of course, here are a few of my favorite moments .

Yeah, I guess things don't suck as much as I thought.


Sunshine said...

There is no amount of money that would get me off a big rock to jump into unknown waters below. NO WAY.

Yes, I'm chicken.

Connie said...

That looks like so much fun!

I once jumped off from a 30 ft cliff into the Colorado River. I bruised my entire left side of my body because I went in at an angle. That's what I get for holding my nose shut!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I have always wanted to go to Lake Tahoe. Now I want to go, even more. Thanks for the pics.

Diane said...

I've found that with all the sucky stuff flying around, the best thing to do is focus on the not-so sucky stuff and this is exactly that! Thanks so much for contributing such sunshine!

Everyone looks so happy, and I'm totally jealous of you!

Brittany said...

Keep the pics coming, it looks like a blast!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Aren't you a cutie patutie!

IRISHKAT said...

sunshine - I could not agree more!!!

connie - That is exactly why I kept my butt in the sand!

lisa - I could not believe how beautiful it was.

diane - No doubt! Feel free to come join us, we could use some outside happiness!

brittany - Glad you are enjoying them. Hope you are feeling better!

darla - Thanks... I am blushing. hee hee

Abbreviated said...

That is some hunk of rock.

Threeundertwo said...

Hi, I linked over from mom bloggers club.

That jumping picture scares the heck out of me. Tahoe is so crystal clear, you can easily see the bottom, but it's hard (for me at least) to judge the depth.

Great blog - I'll be back!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Okay, those guys jumping...are crazy. My butt would have been right next to yours.

Nice photos, looks like a blast!

Putz said...

i am trying to figure out the stuff you started out with in the blog, we are all igognito sommewhat, and if all our friends read our blog, we might be shamed,,savy??, but you sound like you ar4e so you mean to be mysterious?

cautious1 said...

Hi Sassy Irish Lassie -
Thanx for the PROPS. I feel honored to be mentioned by name in your blog. Can't wait 'til your return to get the full story. Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings!
Miss ya! :)

Lisa said...

Cute swimsuit. You look great. Looks like a fun time was had by all!

Ann said...

Hey, Look at you in a bathing suit.
Sitting and relaxing in the sun. Nice!
"Today I am thankful for distance...." Oooh! There's a story here! Will we ever know?

JCR said...

Looks like fun! The lake is usually so cold, so glad to see you were able to go in for a bit.

Rachel said...

From ages 12 to 15 I jumped off those very same rocks every summer all summer. I used to sit on that beach. I about came out of my chair when I saw those pics! I have pics from visiting that same area of Lake Tahoe. Holy hell.
Great pictures! Hope y'all enjoyed yourselves.