Kelsey catching some sick air.
Since Max didn't catch any air here is a picture of him catching some rays.
We got back to the house boat had lunch and Brent made some adjustments to the boat so we could do wake surfing. Wake surfing is where you get on a board that looks like a surfboard but is about the same size and shape as a skim board. So you hold your feet on the board and get up there are no holds to hold your feet on so you can move you feet around a little. Then you go outside the wake and pull yourself closer to the boat with the rope so your about six or seven feet away from the back of the boat. Then when you have steadied yourself you throw the rope to the people on the boat and surf on the wake the boat makes. It is really fun and feels like you are really surfing but the wave never ends. Kelsey went first and she totally rocks at it. I went second and got up my first time. After a while I was able to let go of the rope. Kelsey says that most people don't let go of the rope their first time so I think I did pretty good. It was so much fun. Max got up and had a little trouble staying up but he did really good. Kelsey's sister Riley went and she was really good as well. Then Brent went on and he totally rocks at it he was doing three sixty's all over the place he is really good at it all.
After that we went back to the house boat and got cleaned up and went to the Kenny Chesney concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre. I don't like country music but Kelsey was there so I wanted to go. We were all feed a really good BBQ dinner at the concert. Than we went and took our seats and waited for the concert to start. Max and I decided that the only way we were going to have fun was to act like Kenny Chesney was our favorite singer in the whole world. It was hard but we all had a really good time trying to have a good time. The concert was really fun because Kelsey Max and Tracey were all there to enjoy it with me but when we left I was definitely ready to go. It was fun but the music sucked. We left and Max Tracey and I went home and Kelsey went back to the boat to finish off the week.
Wednesday came and I lounged around the house being very sore from all the wake boarding the day before. I changed the brakes on someones car before going to the Crawford's for a BBQ. It was so hot outside I couldn't wait to go swimming at the BBQ. I got to the BBQ and went swimming for a little while while Richard made Jonesie Burgers. Jonesie Burgers is 1/4 pound of meat with diced onions and provolone cheese laid on top than another 1/4 pound Patti on top of that. Than you cook the meat and melt another piece of cheese on top of it all. It is really good. You don't think you can eat the whole thing when you look at it but once you start you can't put it down. After dinner we swam a little more and than as it got dark we went back to the house and did fire works. We had our own to light and we also could see the fireworks from sunrise mall. It was a great night but it would have been awesome if Kelsey could have been there with me.
I was really sore the rest of the week so I didn't really do much. I just couldn't wait until I could see Kelsey on Saturday night. I was planning on asking her to be my girlfriend so of course it was that much harder to wait. On Friday I went swimming with Max and Tracey and than we went back to the house and made smores in the back yard. It was really good and really nice. Than on Saturday Kelsey got back from the lake and we went out to a movie. We saw Transformers. It was such an awesome movie I really enjoyed it and seeing Kelsey after such a long time was really nice. I missed here a lot. So to give you a little background on Kelsey and I since I haven't talked about her at all except to Gideon and he just knows about her from church, Kelsey and I meet in February at church. She had just got back from spending four months in Australia with a BYU group. We hung out every so often as we had a lot of the same mutual friends. Than we started hanging out a lot in March or April and started to like each other more and more (me liking her more than she liked me). So Saturday she got back late from the lake so she had to meet us at the movies. Before we left at home I had wrote on the ground in front of the house "Be my girl?" with Fourth of July Sparklers. And left one out with a lighter. After the movie we came back to the house and as we walked up I said "Oh whats this" as I picked up the sparkler and light it. I waved it around in front of what I had wrote on the asphalt earlier that night. "What does that say" and I had her read what was written on the ground. It was awesome. She said yes. It was the perfect ending to a perfect week.
So that is my Independence Day week and it was really fun and the best I have ever had. It was really hot as we were going through a heat wave but I had plenty of access to water to cool me down, get a tan and just have a wonderful time.