The Best And Worst Day Of My Life

This past weekend was...well, it was. 
Allow these three pictures to sum up what it entailed. 




Add numbers one, two, and three together and you will come out with about 40 friends, 20 canoes, and countless beverages drank. Water and diet soda of course. 

That's right it was our 4th annual canoe trip which started out as the best day of my life and ended being one of my worst. Well not technically my worst but for a brief moment in time I was pretty convinced all forty of us were dying. You see, this year we thought we would go miles (and hours) longer than we usually opt to go. Combine this with zero food (minus my one friend who happened to whip out a six inch.......sub out of nowhere), zero hydrating drinks, pure sunshine, and well, you can imagine the outcome. 
It resembles something very similar to a 7:30 bedtime. 

Aside from the whole "I am dying" thing it really was such a fun day. I totally recommend you do this with your friends at some point in time, especially if your friends are as tame as mine. Except maybe instead of 7 hours, go like 2. And pack things called food, water, and advil. You will want them. Trust me. 

Here are some more pictures from the days events. 
that guy in the middle standing up is responsible for all of these shenanigans.
 i'm still deciding if i love him or hate him for this
this is me. paddling hard. obvs. 
please note my husband in this picture..sporting the "prom pose" with another male friend of ours.
we are SO normal it's almost embarrassing

And just like that I'm tired all over again. 

Anybody know where I can find some icy hot?

Today's featured sponsor is Alisha from Alisha & Brandon
Alisha is a Texas girl who not only has the most beautiful eyes like ever but is head over heels in love with her husband, recognizes how great mac and cheese really is, and recently built a gorgeous home. Obviously a great girl to get to know. So, let's do just that. 

When did you start blogging and why?
2010 - I wanted to keep track of how things have been, are and will be in my relationship with Brandon. Documenting our ups and downs, trials and mistakes, love and heartache. My hope is that my blog might encourage other couples to learn from our mistakes or to inspire others to appreciate their relationship! 

I have to know--what are your honest thoughts on macaroni and cheese?
Um, it's the only real food out there. I'm pretty sure it would probably outlast any zombie apocalypse out there. And I could eat it every day. 

You just won a million dollars. What's the first thing you would buy?
Wine to celebrate! Duh

smart. very smart. 

If you could offer one piece of advice to a new blogger, what would it be?
Break the blogging rules. Just be sure to check for typos. ;)

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  1. Sounds like fun! It's funny how as we get older we forget the responsible things to bring to events like this! I did the same thing at the beach memorial weekend - all day in the sun with some water and diet soda (yes!) and ZERO sunscreen. Still peeling. I'm sure I'll be just as irresponsible next time ;)

  2. Man, I LOVE canoe trips! The falling over logs and nearly tipping over parts are my favorite!

  3. This looks like so much fun! And your friends look about as normal as mine ;)

  4. This sounds like soooo much fun!!! I love Texas & all but y'all sure make Indiana seem like a ton of fun! We might have to start something like this up with our friends! (& I can only imagine how you felt the next day... & maybe even today) All in the name of a good time though!!

  5. Look at Mr. Yellow doing that prom pose like a real champ! He's a keeper :)

  6. OMG can we please be friends? this looks like a blast and a half.

  7. I have done the canoe thing with a bunch of my friends and my piece of wisdom is don't get wasted at a bar the night before talking about all the fun you are going to have the next day. Hangover + 6 hour floating trip=misery and memories.

  8. This looks AMAZING! Glad you survived ;-)


  9. Looks like so much fun! I love going out on the water, but snacks and drinks are must bring for me. I like to be prepared ;D Glad you had a great time - love the pictures!

  10. I have NEVER been in a canoe, but this looks like the way to do it for sure (with water & food, lol)! :)

  11. The only canoe trip I went on was the Russian River and we saw Robin Williams in a canoe near us naked and he was waving his junk around like anybody cared. True story.

  12. FUUUUNNNN! I am jealous!

  13. That looks like so so so much fun! Our days on the water like this are done floating in a tube, where no physical work has to actually be done in order to progress forwards. It's safer for everyone involved that way. You should try that sometime instead of the canoes maybe! Love it :)

  14. looks like sooo much fun! great post.

  15. I LOVE that you got koozies for the event!!! And I am jealous you can chill in a canoe w/ just a bikini on... damn girl, work it!

    The hubby and I go kayaking EVERY chance we get around here. Now granted our rides will last from 2-5 hours depending on how far we go or how slow we decide to float and if we stop.

    You're right you all should have packed at least snacks and lots of water - but I'll be to he first to tell you I've ridden in a canoe with a cooler filled with nothing but beer, maybe a sandwich and one bottle of water that I drank first... (stupid) then followed all that up with beer bonging beers, and doing shots of vodka... LONGEST DAY ON THE CREEK EVER!!!

    Your trip looks awesome but I feel you on the necessities!!! They are a must :) And sunblock, at least for me.

  16. This sounds like SO MUCH FUN!! :)

  17. I LOVE canoing/kayaking/floating down bodies of water. With cold beverages, of course. I've done the same thing though, the not packing food thing. It only happened once. Sounds like a great time!

  18. Wow, my first visit to your blog and the first thing I see is you with a silver bullet in your hand? We are obviously kindred spirits. ;-)

    Sarah @ Life As Always

  19. Being a seasoned veteran of 4 years I think you already know all this but your post really inspired me to do my "what you need for the creek" post so I wanted to send you the link and know I gave you credit for the inspiration :)

  20. This looks like such a blast! I mean the whole, the guys paddle while I sit and drink and get a tan, part. :)

  21. This looks like so much fun! Once I learn to swim, I'd love to canoeing.

    feathers and ash

  22. I'm right there with ya! I went "rafting" many moons ago. Basically we all tied intertubes together and SLOWLY floated down a river. We drank and floated (no eating for us either) for an entire day. When we got to the bottom and out of our tubes we were in the middle of freaking nowhere and I had to go to the bathroom...again. I squatted, fell down the mountain, and landed in a huge patch of poison ivy. I'm highly allergic to that devil weed. I became known as the girl who got poison ivy on her hooha. I had to take steroids for a month for it to go away. Did I make you feel better about your experience? Hope so. Let me know if you ever want to go "rafting." I'm so in.

  23. Haha I love it! I would probably want to go somewhere in between 2hrs and 7hrs. As long as I have food that is.

  24. I love the water, but HATE canoeing! Looks like y'all had a great time though!

  25. I'm SO jealous! I want to be on a boat/lake!


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