TTUT-River Swimming and Fun Weekends

If you wanna go swimming, you don’t just dive in. First you dip your toe on the water, you check the temperature see how it feels and then you slowly wade in. -Ted, How I Met Your Mother

ย with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

  • I’m still basking from our weekend. It was one of those where I just fell more and more in love with Match. I hope to have many more weekends like that. We got to spend some great quality time together.
  • We spent Friday night at a triple date at Geeky’s house, with her and her hubby, and Couple Friends and their two toddlers. It was a really mellow night of watching the kids rough house with Geeky’s giant horse of a dog, laughing, and visiting with friends.

  • Saturday Match and I wanted to escape the heat so we went to the river. It was so hot out and we were hoping to swim.

  • The water was ice cold! We couldn’t get all the way in, but it still felt so nice to cool down. ย We hiked around to different spots hoping to find a warm spot, but it was cold everywhere!
  • We ended up driving to the lake and cooling off more, but the water was so gross that we immediately went home to shower off the germs. Maybe we can find another river spot that’s warmer.
  • Sunday we worked on the house and got a bunch of stuff done. We’re gearing up for a big potluck we’re having on the 15th. I love any excuse to cross items off the honey do list.
  • Sunday afternoon I called a bunch of places about getting a tattoo but they were all either extremely expensive or closed. I took it as a sign that now isn’t the time for the tattoo. Hopefully we’ll have better luck next time.
  • The tattoo I want is the same as Match has. It’s the hug-o-war cartoon by Shel Silverstein. I’ll be getting it in the same spot, on the back of my neck.

  • I’ve always loved the poem, and I love the look of the tattoo. He tells everyone that it represents us. ๐Ÿ™‚


    That’s a cool tattoo to get. The time will be right one of these days.
    Wish we had a river to cool off in–ours resembles a creek right now more than a river.


    sounds like a super time! i like reading about happy things going on in your life. it makes me smile.


    So glad you guys had a great, bonding weekend!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wish our river was nice enough to swim in…alas, it’s not. Sucks to live right near the water, and have such yucky water and no beach front. ๐Ÿ™


    That definitely is a horse of dog! Great Dane, right? I would love to have one.. but they are SO big.
    Looks like you guys had a great weekend together ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s always great!
    The tattoo sounds neat! Bummer everywhere was too busy/too expensive.
    Stopping by from Talk To Us Tuesday!


    Boy, that was a big dog… I like it. Ok so I’m a sucker for big dogs ๐Ÿ™‚


    HOLY CRAP that dog is AWESOME.
    You are just so sweet. I hope you guys are having a great summer.

    Seriously Shawn

    I love Great Danes but will never get one, their 7 year life expectancy makes me sad!

    I’ll have to look up that cartoon. I love tattoos that have a meaning not just the random flipping through the book I’ll take that one tattoo. Know what I mean?

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah Kate

    Woah…whatever you changed recently finally allowed your RSS feed to start showing up in my Reader! About time! ;o)

    I love the pictures of you and Match at the lake! And I think the tattoo idea is a good one!


    Erik wants a Great Dane or a bull mastiff– i just saw Shawn’s comment that Dane’s only live for 7 years- that is SAD! I would love to find a tattoo that had my kids names in it and if I had a place in mind to put it, I would be more inclined to hunt the perfect design but I can’t figure out where I’d put it. Looks like a fun weekend!!


    Confession: sometimes I have parties just so I can get stuff off my honey do list. It is very effective

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