Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wakeboard Rookie


Megan, Me, and Crystal


Crystal and James demonstrating what I thought was possible


Reality sinking in .............. my best shot, can you see me?

All these years I have been watching friends pop right out and glide back and forth through the water on a wakeboard. So of course I thought I would just shoot out as well and be able to do several fancy tricks. My confidence was high, too high, and then it was my turn. My pride dropped and I was humbled! I didn't think it was possible to get that much water up my nose, but after 10 faceplants, I decided to call it a day. I will get it, but I was exhausted and filled with disgusting Utah Lake water.

Some good friends, the Mitchells, took my sister Megan (just came to be the flagger cause she's pregnant), my bro-in-law James, and me as well as some of their family out on their boat for Pioneer Day. Aside from my sore body and bruised pride, it was a great day! I am now doing my homework, and will be a pro next time. Watch out Utah Lake and all of the filth and dead fish in the water, I'm coming back! Oh, and thank you to the pioneers for the hardships and for finding Utah Lake.


Crys, James, Me, and Meg

8 comments:

the man said...

It's okay Rach, although I did pop up my first time wakeboarding, I didn't do anything cool. heather's been a few times... and she probably has a 10% success rate.

Brooke said...

Looks like you have been having SO much fun this summer!! And wow, I didn't know Megs was pregnant... so exciting!! When is she due?

Rob and Juliann said...

Awesome Rach! I hope you washed with bleach afterwards to get all that nasty water off.

Rachel and Matt Nichols said...

Rach I know that you LOVE Utah lake, but I think you should try Lake Tahoe. You will not have to bleach yourself afterwards.

Lisa said...

Loving the blog!
Cute cute!

The Dunns said...

I didn't know you had a blog!!! Well, now we can keep in touch through the blog world. The wakeboarding looks like fun. I've been once and it was so hard!! So props to you!! Well, I hope you are doing well. You still living in Provo? You still in Santa B?

the man said...

Rach, don't listen to Skillz... she may be cool, but Tahoe? Come on?! You'll freeze. Now Waikiki, well, that has Rachel Defreese written all over it...

Delee Cox said...

Hey Rachel! It's Delee (from Stan's Diner.) I saw your comment on Diane's blog. It's great to see what you're up to. It looks like you're doing well, and having a lot of fun! Welcome to the wonderful world of Blogging! It's a great way to keep in touch.