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Lake Party

My friends and I are all turning 30 this year or in the past year I guess I should say. It's a pretty big landmark in my book. Mainly because 30 used to be sooooo oooolllllddddd to me. Not so much.
Even Aunt Bets just turned 30 this past week. To commemorate the landmark event we started planning a day at Grand Lake weeks ago. Friends were invited, in laws were begged asked to use their fantastic lake house, boat was cleaned up. The plan for Mr. Mayer and I were to take our entire brood with us. We didn't want to ask anyone to keep 10 month old twins. They are a handful to say the least. As we started making plans Nana Karen and Papa Brad (Aunt Bets' parents) were insistent that they were going to come keep all the kids. WHAT?! Seriously, they were excited about this. We offered to pack them up and take them to their house, but they thought it would be better to come to ours. No joke, they are keeping our kids and coming to our house so we didn't have to pack everything. To say Mr. Mayer and I were excited about this would be a colossal understatement. 
The day arrived and off we went. Diva knew we were going to the lake for a "time out." Diva did not know that Aunt Bets or anyone else was going with us. If I can help it she never will.
We kissed kids goodbye, asked Nana Karen and Papa Brad if they were sure about this. We thought they were crazy
We get there late Friday evening so we just hang out and settle in. Saturday morning we all get up and head to the boat. 
There has been a Blue Green Algae issue the past few weeks. Over the 4th Holiday there were strong warnings to have no contact with the water. That strong warning had been eased up and the levels were testing at normal, so I was willing to take my chances. Most everyone else was to. 
There are 10 of us and we load onto the boat. Mr. Mayer is a little panicked because he had never had that many people on his boat. It worked out fine. 
We find our little swimming hole, scope it out for algae (none to be seen =)) and drop anchor. I grab my floaty and jump in clumsily climb into the water. I remain there the rest of the day blissed out with the warm water and sunshine. It was a perfect day. 

Eventually other boats came and tied up with us and we made some new friends. Everyone had a good time. 
The day came to an end and we headed back to the house for some showers and dinner. Everyone was so worn out that we were all in bed by 10:30~ wild party animals.
The next day everyone had to head back home to their own separate corners of the world. And we had to head back to our zoo. The break was nice, but I missed my kids. Papa Brad had given instructions not to call, so I had texted a few times. He didn't give any instruction about that. Everyone was having a good time on the home front.
When we get home Nana Karen and Papa Brad looked a little worn out. They had made us dinner though, spaghetti and meatballs. I told them to be careful, if they keep doing things like that this might become a recurring gig. They both laughed at me. I was serious. 

*I took very few pictures. I have a couple of other pictures but out of fear of death without permission I will not post those. Others took pictures and those will be surfacing soon. Check out katielately1.blogspot.com for other blog posts about our fantastic weekend. 

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  1. yippeee for a weekend recap post! i'm so glad the blue.green.purple algae was gone so y'all could take advantage of the boat fun. how awesome are the in-laws?! better yet, how awesome are karen and brad!!! hello...when can they do it again?! sounds like everyone had a blast. only thing missing was ME!!! yep, stick'n to it. =)
    happy 30th bets!

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