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Kayla and Joseph Prom May 2008

Kayla and Joseph Prom May 2008, Boy, they are a beautiful couple, inside and out. I not only miss having Kayla around, I miss Joseph. I miss knowing that Joseph is with her, protecting her, making sure she is safe.


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Wow, a nice hot day, cool water, family; what more could a person ask for to make a perfect day. The first thing I did was miss my tube which sent it flying down the river without me. Needless to say I cussed loudly for all to hear. As I walked in the water demanding that Keith HELLLLLPPPP me I could not help look around and seeing them all enjoying a good laugh. Soon I was seated in my raft happy as a clam forgetting my unfortunate moment when I hear blood curdling screams coming from Candace and Maddie. They are further down river and have gotten stuck in the bushes and a spider has crawled on Candace and she is going nuts. She got out of the tube and Maddie helped her get it off and get back in her inner tube.

The best way to tube with children is to tie them together with you and then you stay all together. Keith forgot the rope so I took the strap off my halter bathing suit so the girls could be tied together. Needless to say over the next 3 hours and 20 minutes my strap was stretched like a tight rubber band. The elasticity is not longer and if I needed to count on it to keep me covered I would be in big trouble!

We were told the trip would take 2 1/2 hours, as you read, it took longer. Thank goodness we ate a pile of blueberry pancakes, sausage and bacon for breakfast and brought along snacks! We stopped on some big rocks and snacked on the Cheez-its that were crushed beyond recognition. As crumbs go they were quite good. 🙂

Joseph and Kayla were either way in front or behind us. I must say Joseph sat and laid in every position you can on an inner tube and did a great job of helping us out of a few literal log jams. Kayla did not get her hair wet until the last 20 minutes when Joseph, Candace and Maddie ganged up on her and splashed her from head to toe.

I was very concerned about Keith’s white, glaring white, legs and the amount of sun they might be getting. He used 50 SPF face sunblock that you rub on like a stick. I am hoping it does not get redder as the night goes on.

They all made fun of me for buying a push-off stick for $4.00, but I got the last laugh because it saved us many times when we got stuck on rocks.

Even though I sat in the back of the truck on top of a seat belt for hours and still have a cramp the trip was a TEN for me. We all had a nice relaxed time. It is a great memory for me to cherish. I sure love my family.

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