Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bear Lake with the Michigan Crew

What could be better than this AMAZING view....
 Well, not much, but being with these CRAZY people....may come close!
And despite the cold and rainy weather....we found things to keep us in stitches!  Natalie taught us how to play Burn Down the House with dice.  SO fun! 
 And for all you game cheaters out there....this is the PERFECT cheat game because no one can watch to make sure you are "playing by the rules!" 
Wait what?!!!  Look at those faces....we could NEVER be cheaters!!
It's NEVER a dull moment when Lance is around and we're stuck inside... We all took turns throwing things at him while he tried to catch them in his mouth.  He was actually pretty good!
Joanne needed the raft pulled in for the we sent our strong men out into the freezing water to retrieve it!  You couldn't pay me enough to get into that FREEZING cold water!
There's Chef Ian!  Making his FAMOUS guac and salsa.
Nat and Ian made the YUMMIEST tacos.  Better than any restaurant that's for sure!
And have you EVER seen a cuter tortilla maker??!!  NO, I tell you!!
Then the kids went to bed...and the REAL fun started!  I have to hand it to our friends for coming up with the most creative and gross looking candy EVER seen for our annual poker night!
That is ONE good looking group.... am I right??!! 
It got a little intense....
But in the end....who took it all home??!!  ME...that's who! 
Oh what joy filled my NON-existent bosom when Natalie  heard the piano playing"You light up my life"! It was like she went into a trance and sang her GUTS out! BEST DAY EVER!!!
 These boys even braved the rain and got into the freezing water in search of golf balls!  Guess who found the most?  (This is Corb's cute friend Trey from school)
And what kind of friend reunion would it be if Lance didn't bring a gun?!!  I bet Trey's mom was "thrilled" at the "lessons" we were teaching her son!  :)  Sorry Kristin!!
Corb was looking for any opportunity he could find to pick up that gun and shoot!  All I could think was..."You'll shoot your eye out!"
The sun finally came out....wouldn't you know...about a hour before we all left!

Despite the weather, we had the BEST weekend full of our own kind of sunshine!  I love these people!  And I'm so grateful that we got to be such great friends so many years ago and even more grateful that we've managed to in close contact.  It's always such a treat to just pick up where we left off the year before.  This year...I think I can safely say that we were ALL happy to NOT be going home with the stomach flu!  :)  Can't wait til next September!  :)

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