Tuesday, September 7, 2010

tuesday three [labor day weekend]

Long time, no talk! School is full swing. So, I'll just go ahead and apologize for these past few weeks and probably for the next couple coming up [until I can get back into the groove of things]. I had a FABULOUS weekend and I hope you all did too!

This weeks Tuesday Three,
share THREE things you did over the weekend that you really enjoyed!
1) If there are any Georgia hunters out there, you all know that noon on Saturday marked the opening day for dove season. Whoop-whoop! Cliff and his Dad host an annual dove shoot on their plantation. We gathered around noon to feast on hamburgers before hitting the HEAT, ...I mean field. It was H.O.T. We only get to shoot a few times out of the year, so opening weekend is not only the very first "hunting" day of the year, but also one of the best shoots! Here are a few shots from the day. Don't laugh at my attire.. like I said, I was HOT!

2) After cleaning the doves Saturday evening, Cliff and I hook up my jetski and head out to Elijah Clark State Park [in South Caroline] to meet my family. We go to the lake every year, usually for both Memorial and Labor Day. We finally pulled in about 11o'clock and ended up sleeping the night in the truck because we didn't want to wake the rest of the family. Sunday we woke to a rather cool morning [66 degrees] and enjoyed each others company, eating breakfast and preparing supper until about 1ish. We then decided to take a joy ride to a nearby "rock"... what we thought was going to take about 30 minutes to get there, actually took about 2 hours it seemed. It was neat, but not worth the butt cramps from bouncing around on the ski. Sunday night we threw the kabobs in the grills and met the rest of our crew underneath the pavilion for supper. Things began to get a little crazy once we brought out the karaoke!

Pausing just a moment. Let me give explanation for the next picture...
Like I mentioned above, Saturday when we arrived everyone was already nestled in snoozing away in the camper so Cliff and I decided to catch a few zzz's in his truck [which was the LAST time I will do that]. Anyhow, about 5:30ish Sunday morning, I had had enough of his passenger truck seat. I marched right on in the camper and climbed on up into a top bunk. Meanwhile, Cliff & my brother wake and decide to go ahead and unload the ski. They do so and let it be until we come down to ride to the rock about 1ish. We jump on and push off, noticing the back of the ski is lagging.... these tards forgot to put the plugs in! My ski had about two feet of water in the hull!! The first object in sight is a hand-held air compressor lying on the bank. We sneak over and grab it, and the boys go to town. Hey, it worked!

this was the rock!

and here are our kabobs!

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the family.

and here is where things start to get a little crazy.

T and Cliff dancing to "Party in the USA" -Miley Cyrus

he then hollers for our camping neighbors to come and join.

so they join and play us a few songs on the guitar!

3) Coming home to some gooooood home-cooked country food prepared by Cliff's Dad and Step-Mom. We had barbecued chicken, yellow rice, green beans, mac & cheese, biscuits, with sugar cookies and yellow cupcakes for dessert! After getting our bellies full, I stayed up cramming until 2:30am for my first pediatric test today. I woke back up at 5:15 this morning to review one last time! Needless to say, I'm exhausted. That was definitely the downside to my entire weekend. Gotta ♥ nursing school!

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday weekend! :)


  1. You look so cute in your camo/hunting gear! And it looks like you guys had a lot of fun at the lake!

  2. What fun pictures! Glad y'all had a fun weekend :)

  3. I have so missed reading your blog! My sidebar deleted all of my favorite blogs so Im slowly getting them back up and off to put your back so I can keep up :) Our opening dove season was hot too!