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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lake of the Ozarks

*Get ready for a massive amount of pictures because that's just what I do*

This past weekend our good friends (and old roomies) invited us to the Lake of the Ozarks along with another couple.  We all used to work together in Bartlesville, OK before we all started getting moved by the company.  In B'ville you get pretty close to people since it's a relatively small town.  We like to try to still get together when we can.

Nathan's dad has a condo on the lake that we were able to crash.  It was perfect for our size of group and a beautiful spot on the lake.

We got there Friday night in time for dinner at a fun place on the lake.  It had several different levels to it. It had a place to eat, a place for bands to play and even a foam party room! Ha!  I've never seen one in person before that night.  See below. :)

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The 80's cover band.  They were good!

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Jordan & Emily breaking it down on the dance floor.

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Jordan & Ryan discovering the foam room by themselves.

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Hilarious!

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The foam party was dead until Ryan & Jordan showed up and then everyone thought they'd join in too!  Seriously, one of the funniest things I've seen in awhile!

On Saturday Janet made us all homemade cinnamon rolls that melted in your mouth.  She is the best!  Once we had sufficiently lounged around for the morning, we decided to rent a boat so we could get some water time in.
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Such a fun group of people!  Where's Emily in this shot??
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Nathan, Janet, Ryan & Jordan

The lake was not crowded at all so the waves were not very choppy.  Even though Ryan liked to think they were.
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The girls sat up front to get as much sun as possible even though it was a pretty cloudy morning.
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Janet, Emily & I

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The boys took turns manning the boat.

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This picture cracks me up!
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After a little bit of boating we found a nice cove to anchor while we ate our packed lunches and then decided to jump into the lake.  It was actually really warm water!
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The boys had fun throwing a ball at people while they were jumping into the lake.
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Side note, Jordan doesn't normally make this face on a regular basis.  He actually has Bells Palsy that causes a temporary paralysis of half the face.  So random!  He's already starting to get some movement back but of course Jordan is having fun with it.  Only he would make jokes of his own face!

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Janet's a freaking champ!

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Emily gracefully gets in the water.  She wasn't havin' it with the boys throwing balls at everybody.  I wasn't either. Ha!

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There was a big group of little baby ducklings with their mama that kept swimming by us.  We finally got back on the boat to throw some bread at them.  This was them flying across the water trying to get the pieces of food.

Later we decided to hit up the pool since the sun finally decided to grace us with it's presence.  I didn't get any pictures of the pool but it was so beautiful! It jutted out over the lake.  After a little snooze in the sun, we all wanted to play a little put-put golf.  We had seen a really neat looking one near the condo we wanted to try out.
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Jordan & Emily

We had a little competition going against couples versus couples.  Let's just say the Ebright's totally dominated!
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Janet & Nathan

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Ryan & I

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We had so much fun together!
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The weekend was entirely too short and I was wishing we could have spent the whole week there together.  Jordan & Emily will be moving from B'ville to Houston next month so they won't be as close to hangout with!  We are so bummed but at least we were able to have this fun weekend together as a little send off.  We all decided we needed to do something like this every year.  So until next year!


6 comments:

  1. I went to high school with Emily and her husband. So fuN!

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  2. Looks like a wonderful time! I miss living by a nice lake.

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  3. I love going to the lake every summer. I can't wait for our trip in a few weeks, I just hope I can get out on a boat. Mini golf is a must. :) And to answer your question, time is actually flying by!! I can't believe I'm down to almost only 9 weeks!

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  4. So fun! I love the Ozarks! And the picture of Ryan where you captioned he likes to think it was choppy...looks like he is about to do a booty spank. hahahaha seriously laughed out loud when i saw that picture :)

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  5. Via blog your life looks FABULOUS!!! ;) So many fabulous trips! If you were here we could all go to the mountains!

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  6. You always seem to have SO much fun! What great memories you and Ryan are making!

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