I’ve never been one for fast paced adventure or dangerous athletics like Nate. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the thrill, it’s just that HE was entirely built for it. Knowing this about him before we were married, I shouldn’t be surprised as he surpasses me at every physical challenge we face. This summer has been one for ‘behind-the-boat’ action and wakeboarding has been our FIRST choice!
This is my very first time on a wakeboard. Note the surprise on my face that I ACTUALLY got up my first try.
In stark contrast, this was Nate’s first try…
Just teasing… it wasn’t his FIRST try, but close enough.
I’ve been spoiled with A LOT of glassy water…
… but Nate doesn’t really need glassy water. He spends most of his time in the air anyways.
My feeble attempt to be as cool as my husband!!
[Definition of Feeble: 1- markedly lacking in strength; indicating weakness 2- deficient in qualities or resources that indicate vigor, force, or efficiency. That's me.]
He just chuckled and said: ‘Look what I can do! One handed!’ Personally, I think he looks like a figure skater when he lands with the one hand like that.
I’m just happy to stay up as long as possible.
Nate’s not ALL bravado, however. Turns out he has a weakness when it comes to ‘tubing’. These are our other ‘behind-the-boat’ activities.
Wakesurfing is something new and exciting! We tried it for the first time earlier this summer and we LOVE it! It’s nice to crash when you are only going 10-11 miles an hour.
It’s so great we even have 3 surfer kids, too!
This is the cool boat we use: The Epic! Here we are taking the office boys out on the same lake that we swam for our Emmett Triathlon!
And finally, one of our ABSOLUTE favorite things about boating is how much time we get to spend with the kidlets. I adore these guys! Especially when Ben says to me before I go wakesurfing: “Wisa, you’re gonna do great! I KNOW IT!!”
Maybe Nate’s got something right about being scared of the tube.
It seems the boys got a big fat kick out of seeing me skip across the water for about 30 feet.
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That’s what I get for taunting my big brother…