Saturday, June 13, 2009

25 years, and she still doesn't have the sense God gave a billy goat.

My class reunion family picnic day was today. As far as the Escoes are concerned, it was a rousing success.

Proof that our family is adventurous:



Proof that our family is daring:




Proof that our family are a bunch of risk-takers:




Proof that our family is brave:




Proof that our family is bold:




Proof that our family is courageous:




Proof that our family is fearless:




Proof that our family is always up for a challenge:




Proof that our family ....




Proof that our family ....




Proof that our family .....



Um, proof .......



Oh my goodness, what is she trying to prove?




Well, shit.



Proof that I know how to make an AWESOME impression on people I haven't seen in twenty-five years!!!


Well, if nothing else, it was cool.

And it provided everyone on shore with a good laugh.

For the record, once the weight of your buttocks drags your lower body into the water, the zipline quits moving. So your choices are to inch towards the shore, hoping against hope that your upper body strength lasts, or to drop as gracefully as possible into the water.

You can pretty much guess which option I chose.

30 comments:

Jane Copes (Professor Sepoc) said...

Kristie, I think you are awesome. So there! Jane

Cindy in Yukon said...

OMG!!! That is too funny! Sorry, I'm laughing WITH you not AT you. You are much braver than I am because I KNOW it would be a bad ending for me, so I wouldn't have even given it a shot! THIS is why I avoid class reunions all together....Ha!

Betsey said...

You are too funny. I love those pictures.

Stefunkc said...

You are amazing Kristie! Can't wait to hear where this was. I have a big reunion coming in two years. Time to start planning!

theothermother said...

Proof that your family are damn good sports!

Thanks for the laugh!

jojo said...

you. are. my. hero...

Marie said...

I think you are the bravest in the family....heck, kids can zip line like nothing..it takes courage for anyone older than 30 to attempt it!

lynne said...

I think your awesome too.

Love Being a Nonny said...

You rock....hey, at least you remembered to shave under your arms!!! :) Love all these pics. The title should be PURE JOY!

Renee said...

OMG - Kristie - that is hilarious!!!! I wish I was there! Your make-up was still in tact after the dive. I'm impressed you tried it!

Anonymous said...

Sooo funny :D !!

Sherri
www.caringbridge.org/oh/kara

Overflowing Brain said...

Proof that you know how to have a good time with your kids. The key is to throw them all in after you go in so your family just looks sporty and good at swimming and stuff. Plus, misery of wet in plain clothes LOVES company.

Anonymous said...

This was by far my favorite post of yours! I was laughing out loud so I had to read it to DH and laughed so hard I started crying! You made my night! Thanks!

The other me said...

I can't tell you how those pictures cheered my day. TRhe laughter on your face is priceless, I can only imagine how the watchers on the bank were laughing, Great post!

Jaime said...

This is why I have been reading your blog for years!

Kelly said...

That is hilarious. You have very long arms!! I'm sure that was why you were dragging in the water!! ;)

Anonymous said...

You are so awesome! Your kids will always remember you as a "cool adult"! Great photography too! To a transplanted Texan, the scenes of that lake bring back many fond memories. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day!

Anne in GA

Anonymous said...

If I were you I would kill the person who took the pics.
But it was hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!!!
Suzy
(Tanners mom, CHD...Rebeccas aunt Leukemia type T)

Dto3 said...

Proof that you can laugh at yourself and still look cool!

Pam D said...

You are my hero. Seriously.. you would have NEVER seen my butt, or ANY other part of me, on a zip line, over water or anywhere else. Yes, you are courageous, and amazing, and awesome, and a good sport to boot! And heck, it gave you a great blog post, too... so hmmmmmmm.... maybe I WOULD do it, after all..... (NOT!!!!)

Natalie said...

Oh my word. I wouldn't even have been able to hang on to the handle. I would have dropped into the drink as soon as I left the platform! I say well done!

Trish in Leesburg, VA said...

proof that the Escoe family knows how to have a damn good time! :)

Anonymous said...

I swear, I knew what was coming after about the third photo, because that would SO be me too, drifting down into the water. I laughed right out loud; your blog makes my day!
Linda from Canada

leeanne said...

Now that's funny stuff! (I'm not sure that I would have been able to even hold on.....) Hey, nothing better than time spent together with family & friends and making tons of good memories!!! Kristie, you rock!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I laughed so hard. Laughing with you. You all looked like you had a great time. Where is Blane's picture?

Hugs,
Machelle, Elizabeth's Mom

Chuson said...

You are so funny. I love your stories.

Suzanne and Lance said...

So, I read your blog daily and I just requested you to be my friend (that sounds so funny!) on facebook this morning. I saw the little profile picture and thought is Kristie zip lining?? Then I clicked on your blog and yep, that's exactly what you were doing! AWESOME!!! You rock!

Jan R. said...

I think you are the bravest one out there! LOL
It certainly looks like you had a great time!

LaDonna said...

Kristie, I just love you...

Anonymous said...

I think I just pee'd my pants.
Lori