Monday, September 15, 2014

The BIG 3!

I finally landed a 360 off of a kicker at the BSR!!!!

I've been working on this on and off for a little while now.  And though it looks easy, if you don't land just right, you will catch and edge....and that hurts!! The cable is pulling at 19 Mph and when you catch an edge the board comes to a complete stop while you are hanging on the handle which is still moving fast and you get whipped really hard face first into the water!!! 

The hardest part is getting that hand off behind my know, being pulled at 19 Mph flying off the water from the kicker and then adding a's harder than you think.  But I finally did it!!!

See the 360 here :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Last one...I promise!!

One thing I got a whole lot of this summer was quality time with my family and friends.

One of my most entertaining trips was when two of my high school friends and I got together for a road trip to Arkansas.  Tana is a huge Miranda Lambert fan so for her birthday we all made the trip to AR for her concert.  As Tana says...sometimes Mama just needs a night off...

Now the trip home....we may or may not have been stranded on the side of the road in the 100 degree heat....and we may or may not have had to drive 55 with no AC and the windows down (in the 100 degree heat).  But us three together made it all the way there and back and I know three Mom's who were worried about, even though we are all 26 years old, sending us off without any supervision :)

Speaking of being 26 -- this is something that I just can't get over, at 26 years old (well really I was 25 when it happened, but I'm 26 now and they are still in) I had to get tubes put in my ears.  REALLY!!!

And yes, at 26 years old I still have my Mom and Dad come take care of me :)

Another thing I can't really get over is the fact that my Munchkin (my little, not so little cousin) graduated from high school.  It was fun to have the whole family together, but I still can't believe he is off to college!!

And now for just the random family fun shots I've accumulated over the past few months!!  Enjoy :)

Really, all in all, life is pretty good!! My parents are coming to visit next week and that's always fun!! We are getting closer and closer to fall and winter and those are truly my favorite times of the year.

Summer posts part 2

Hello again...two posts in one day after months of silence, I'm getting a little carried away ;)

I spent a lot of time on my wakeboard the past few months.  Most of the time we ride at BSR but we made a couple of trips to WakeNation Houston.  It's very scary trying out new parks, but also very exciting!!  My friend Hannah started really riding this summer and we are pretty much on the same level so it's lots of fun pushing and supporting each other!

 One of the best parts about BSR is Lemur Island!!

 Camping out for WakeNation Houston!

Because BSR is such an awesome park a lot of the pros stop by all the time and I was lucky enough to get meet some Wakeboarding Royalty....

 Bob Soven!

Shawn Watson!!

One weekend I got my long time friend Tana to venture out and try it!! She did amazing!!

Ryan is mine and Hannah's unofficial/official coach!! Poor guy has to put up with mine and Hannah's shenanigans all the time.  But he did make a fun little edit for us.  This was towards the beginning of the summer and it's crazy to think how difficult those boxes were for us at that time.  Now it's something we can tackle without even thinking about it!!

This summer has flown by and it will start getting colder soon...then it's time to bust out the wetsuits :)

Well hello there....

It's been a while since I've been back in the blog realm....I've been keeping up with everyone else's blogs but without a doubt slacking in my own. (**Warning this is a picture overload post**)

Truthfully I don't even know where to start, this summer has been really busy, I've spent a mass amount of hours on my wakeboard and even though I'm not very good it's still one of funnest activities there is!  I went on a road trip to Arkansas with Tana and Ashley to see Miranda Lambert and a two mini road trips to Houston with Hannah and Ryan to ride at WakeNation Houston!  I've had most of my family come through for a short visit at one point or another and I even had Jill and Tana come down for a weekend each.   Oh and I also took that one trip, you know to the other side of the could I forget to mention that :)

I'll start with the trip to Romania!   This was a life changing experience that I will take with me forever.  My eyes were opened to ways of life that I had never seen, nor imagined.  We got to serve the people of Comani, Romania by doing home visits to pray for families and take them necessary food items to help them get by.  We handed out numerous New Testament Bibles in their language.  We also helped out with Kids Club, which is basically like our Vacation Bible SchoolThe biggest part of my week in Romania was spent at English club where I helped teach the youth of Comani basic English.  We were informed by our host family that if these kids didn’t learn English there would be no way for them to safely get out of the village or find a job to ensure a better way of life.  Every day was so exciting to watch the kids learn things.  

My team member Kevin put together this video and I just had to include it!

After Romania, I had a 23 hour layover in London...I know I know, it sounds just awful right?!? I was able to hit all the major spots and my phone tracker said I walked over 22 miles that day.  (such a rough life)

That trip was most definitely the highlight of my summer!

Stay tuned for what else has been going on in my life in the posts to follow :)