TTUT-Tahoe Girl’s Grad Party

Christine: Ritchie, we have talked about this. You’re eight years old. We live in Los Angeles. You have to learn how to swim.
Ritchie: Why?
Christine: Because, honey, you can’t keep going to pool parties telling people you’re having your period. –The New Adventures of Old Christine

Β with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

Saturday was Tahoe Girl’s graduation pool party. She graduated from business school with her master’s degree, and we all got together to celebrate. Match actually had the time off and I was looking forward to watching him have fun. He was complaining a little bit on the way over about how he didn’t think he was capable of relaxing and having fun. I told him to not condemn a party before we even got there, but I promised we’d leave early and that for once, I would be the DD.
When we walked in the backyard, we saw that the party was in full swing, but it was definitely right up Match’s alley. He’s a sucker for outdoor games, and there was a game of beanbags going on. Tahoe Girl’s dad actually built his own, and Match is going to build a set for our yard. I would love that or a flat washers game set, which is the same idea, just a little smaller. TG’s dad also made a beer pong table, with cutouts for the cups. Match, Mr. I don’t want to party, didn’t leave the beanbag/beer pong area for hours! πŸ™‚

I can’t tell you how great it was to watch Match having fun and letting loose for once. His job is so stressful, and he can get wound up pretty tight. It was refreshing to see him enjoying himself. He was the first one in the pool too.


He motivated me to go in, even though I was so self conscious. It’s only been 6 weeks since I gave birth, so my body is still a bit of a war zone. But I shook it off and had fun goofing off in the pool with my sweetie.

I spent a lot of time hanging out with my ladies.

We only seem to get together a lot in the summers, but when we do we have fun. All of the weirdness I had felt at the wedding was gone. I think it helped that I was DD. I’m really not emotionally ready to be drunk yet. I had fun visiting with the girls and watching the boys be complete goofballs. Sometimes it’s more fun people watching. The lack of hangover alone is worth it. πŸ™‚

Tahoe Couple’s Pool Party

Christine: Ritchie, we have talked about this. You’re eight years old. We live in Los Angeles. You have to learn how to swim.
Ritchie: Why?
Christine: Because, honey, you can’t keep going to pool parties telling people you’re having your period. –New Adventures of Old Christine

Match got over his man period (yay!) with some gentle prodding from me, and also with news that the sheriff’s department wants him to come tour the jail at the beginning of next month. I’d say this is a step in the right direction! Saturday was Tahoe Couple’s Pool Party and I’m still recovering.

The day started out relaxing enough. I was kicking back with a margarita, so cozy on the giant air mattress. Note how tan my arms are compared to my legs. I’ve got severe driver’s arms!

Then along came Chandler, Tahoe Guy and Token Gay Guy to ruin my fun. You can’t tell in this picture, but I have a massive pout on my face. Yes, Token is totally licking Tahoe’s nipple. Hehe.

Where’s DG? Oh yes, they threw a raft on top of me. I’m semi claustrophobic. This did not go over well.

Then the boys took over and lounged on the air mattress. Are they not adorable?

Then of course the boys had to have a belly flop contest. I swear you’d think these boys were in high school, not in their mid twenties!

Match was finally able to join the party around 5. By this time he informs me I was “completely trashed”. He said he had to fight me off from hugging him before he could change into his swim trunks. Then he played catch up πŸ™‚

Match had to leave later on for work. πŸ™ I kissed him and the group started teasing us. They said I kissed him like he was heading off to war.

The rest of the night is a blur of playing drinking games, then singing at the top of my lungs during a Rock Band jam sess, followed by passing out on Tahoe Girl at midnight. I woke up suffering from some back and joint pain that could only mean a day in the pool and a lot of drinking.

Baker Chic invited me over Sunday morning for crepes which were just what the hangover doctor ordered. I spent the rest of the day being incredibly lazy. I even crawled into bed and napped with Match while he slept off his night shift. I had a great night out, but I am definitely exhausted. I think if we hang out for another pool party next week, I’m just going to stick to water!