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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day Weeked Pool Party and BBQ

Yesterday, our friends hosted their annual Labor Day Weekend Pool Party and BBQ, and we got to enjoy lots of good food, beer, friends, the pool, some horse shoes, and plenty of laughs. It wasn't a real warm day (by FL standards), and we had a mostly gray day with occasional rain and wind (with Gustav churning in the Gulf, South Florida is feeling the side effects of the giant storm); however, it was still warm enough to enjoy the pool, and that we did. Here's the Jer-Bear and I: Here's Jerry and Baby Miller: Well, "Flying Baby Miller" -- here you only get to see a little baby butt.
As the afternoon gave way to evening, we kept plugging away at the beer and then the shenanigans really got started. People started piling back in the pool, and there were many belly flops and cannon balls. Here I am laughing along with rest:
Eventually, I got back in the pool as well. I was persuaded by the fact that I had already been soaked by the boys' cannon balls, and figured I may as well just get my suit back on and join in the fun. Besides, night or day. It doesn't matter. Floating with a beer is awesome either way.
Lastly, one of the funniest events of the night was the hula hooping competition. See, Crystal uses a weighted hula hoop for exercise, and if you've ever read her blog, you'll note that she can hula hoop for a long time! And not just that, but she's able to read a book while hula hooping! Anyway, the hula hoop drew the attention of some of the men who thought the could easily do it. Turned out, it wasn't as easy as they thought it was, and we had a lot of laughs watching them give it a go. Jerry actually did it pretty well, but then he just got cocky (see below) and it slipped around his knees and he lost it.
All in all, it was a good time and a great party. Now, we get to spend the rest of the weekend chillin. Right now it's kinda stormy out, which makes me think I should either go run now, or just go curl up with a book. Decisions, decisions.

14 comments:

Jamoosh said...

My wife has deemed the last picture of your husband "scary" - I am positive that all of us males are "scary" at some point during alcohol consumption because I have been there done that!!!

chia said...

LOL looks like Jerry is trying out to be the next great Chippendale ;-). Brilliant!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the recap - we were wondering what kind of shenanigans we missed when we left early!

Jess said...

Looks like you had a great time...glad the hurricane didn't rain on your parade

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Any party that ends up with a hoola hoop contest has to be fun.

Gustav looks mean and scary. Hope it isn't too bad out your way. I feel bad for the people of New Orleans - looks like they're gonna get another nasty one.

Wes said...

you need to get busy and give Jerry a baby :-) (so glad you live in Florida)

J~Mom said...

Love the pics! Sounds like a fun time!

MCM Mama said...

Looks like a fun evening! The last pic of Jerry is hilarious!

Running Knitter said...

You guys look like you had a blast!

MN Mom said...

Well it looks like you all had fun! (Love the new Doo, too.)

PS I have bought fabric online...but unless you know what you want and who makes it...it is not that easy.

keith said...

this simply re-affirms my opinion that you all live in paradise.

looks like much fun was had by all!

kelsalynn said...

Looks like fun was had by all! Floating around in a pool w/ beer- it really doesn't get much better than that!

Glad you had fun... and I'm glad you have a picture like that to blackmail Jerry if you ever need to.

sunshine said...

Looks like a wonderful day and great highlight of the holiday weekend!!!

*aron* said...

there's nothing like floating around with a beer :) looks like a great labor day!