Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Marine has landed

...or parked as the case may be. He drove from Camp Lejuene, NC and arrived yesterday evening. He is on leave for a week and we are thrilled to have him.

Blonde rascal has been taunting him on the phone all week, saying that the marine would not be able to throw blonde rascal into the pool. Blonde rascal had his swimsuit on, in anticipation, about 4 hours prior to the marine's arrival time!

The Marine threw blonde rascal, much to his delight, into the pool within 2 minutes of his arrival.

The Marine had just returned from a month of training in the Mojave, where most days it was 113 degrees, so he immediately put his swim trunks on. He said he had dreamed of pools while in the desert.

The wrestling began....
Then the cannon ball competition....
First up was blonde rascal, who while getting an A for effort and all around cuteness...his splash was minimal.

Meanwhile, the marine produced with height and form.

Resulting in some large waves.

Lastly, hubs who relied on ......ummmmm.... mass rather than form or height........also produced some serious wavage.

After 3 or 4 cannonballs a piece from those clowns and it was a veritable tsunami in the pool.

I was too busy photographing the event to participate. I would have been the perfect combination of mass, height and form. I would have out splashed them all. Uhhh-huhhh....just wait until tonight.

P.S....the best news. Our house in Lubbock SOLD yesterday!!!! Wooohoooo! BIG stress off of our shoulders! Thanks to all my family and friends who prayed! God answers prayers!


Lori E. said...

Yeah to Reagan! Yeah to the house sale! Yeah that the pool looks beautiful and you can swim in it!!! God is good!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that your house sold!! Praise God!! Enjoy the Marine while he is home. Have a blast in that beautiful looking pool....wish we could be there!!!

kristen lewis said...

I am soooo thrilled that you only own one home now! God is good!

Tricia Anne said...

Yea!!! I am so happy for your sale of your house. I have been in those shoes and feels so good to get past the sale!!
What good times you all are having in the pool and having the Marine home! :o)
Happy Sunday!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Amy said...

GREAT news about the sell of the house! And even better news that you have your family all at home and enjoying such fun times together in the sparkly new pool!

Love the pictures!

Mrs Quilty said...

So glad you are having time with your Marine!!! God bless him!!! Enjoy! Looks like they had a ball in the pool!!!

Angie said...

What a fun day! So glad your house sold and your pool's operational. Now you can BREATHE again!