After a long ten hour journey we made it to our swanky Las Vegas hotel. I marveled at how big the snake shaped swimming pool was with its built in waterfall. Chat was dispersed through my family about all the fun we would have in the swimming pool the next morning. The next morning lots of laughs were shared between my family. We only got to be in the swimming pool for an hour because we had to get on the road but it was a nice start to a trip that had the potential of being fantastic.
We went to the spring dance together and were voted the king and queen of the dance. Then the school year came to an end. That summer we spent most of the time together. We went to Kyber Lake for the Fourth of July weekend. My dad let us borrow his boat for the weekend, and we stayed at a camp ground.
There are so many moments over the past seven years that I can talk about that prove how successful a marriage can be when husband and wife work together as one. However, I’m going to talk about my wedding day and how it changed my life and made me the successful woman that I am today. It all began on a beautiful November afternoon in Oakland, California. My boyfriend took me to meet his mom for the first time. During our weekend in Oakland he took me to the Berkley Marina for the first time.
We are standing in front of the same decorative wall by the pools, as my brother was the night before when he proposed to his girlfriend, Leslie, of six years. Our annual family vacation is normally to Amelia Island, but this year we went further away to a totally different environment. Our pictures from this trip look different from our other family vacation photos, yet we are still the same loving family. Ideas of the traditional, typical, yet blissful family vacation that many families try to take each year is what I think of when I see pictures like this one. Whether or not a family has the capability of affording some... ... middle of paper ... ...wn heart and is generally never the same for two different people.
The Lake It was early July and my friend Chad and I decided to join his family at the lake. Chad’s family was already up at the lake, and had some extra room in the condo. So we figured, what the hell, we could go for some boating. Right. The lake the only about a two-hour drive away.
Out of my nineteen years of being alive, I have learned many lessons but there is one important lesson that will never leave me in my entire life. It was my junior year in high school and spring break was coming up, a friend and I were invited to go to the beach for a week with another friend and his family. Being in high school and at the age I was, I told my mom that my friends and I would be drinking and that the adults knew about it. The week before leaving for Emerald Isle, North Carolina my mom sat me down and had a talk with me about drinking and when and where the right time is to drink. As the week went on my mom would always bring up drinking and tell me the consequences of it and what decisions you make when you consume a certain amount.
A&P-Queenie Every summer my family and I go to our house in the cape just north of Boston. One hot summer morning, I was leaving the house to meet my family at the beach, suddenly I remembered my mother asked me to pick up a jar of “Kingfish Herring” for her and her friend to snack on at the beach. I started to walk across the street to my friend Lacey’s house. Lacey lives just outside Detroit, but like my family, her family comes to the cape for the summer. Our families’ have been friends for about 10 years, but we normally don’t see or talk to each other during the year, only summertime seems to bring us together.
These were my thoughts until one of the weirdest and most hilarious events occurred a few summers ago. Then my opinion of bumper boats immediately changed. It was the summer of 2006 in late July after my sixth grade year at Harrold Middle School. My parents surprised my brothers and me by telling us that our family, including my grandparents and aunt’s family, would be traveling to Cook Forest in Clarion, PA. We had been to the beautiful state park of Cook Forest many times before. In previous years, we experienced great weather conditions, great water conditions, and lots of family fun.
We had reservations for 6 at the sit down dinner place. Our whole family, mom, dad, Jacob, grandpa, grammie, Aunt Alice, Uncle Jerry and I, all sat at one table. Our reserved table was in the back so our view was of the white and blue ocean water being squirted up from the motor. After dinner my mom and dad went to the crowded casino and gave Jacob and I money to go play at the kids arcade. There were many different games and after only what felt like a couple minutes, we ran out of money.
Thank goodness we bought it, because after 36 hours of being on my feet, sleeping on a $3,759 mattress doesn’t seem as ridiculous as it sounds. Alex’s college roommate and best friend, Kellie, was about to give birth to her first child and I knew Alex had planned on being there even if she had to drive the crazy night hours to be there for her friend. But Kellie wasn’t due until Tuesday so Alex had plenty of time to make it home, especially since they were leaving Florida on Sunday evening. Well, little did I know, Alex got the phone call that Kellie was in labor around 1:30 AM. And leave it to Alex, as soon as she got the call, she fixed herself a cup of coffee, loaded up in the car and headed back to Louisiana.