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  May 29, 2012
  Tonight was Academic Award Night at the High School.  Alexis was on stage so much the principal invited her to stand next to him so she didn't have to keep returning to her seat in the auditorium...only to return minutes later.  :)
  Here is Alexis with her Outstanding Academic Achievements.
  Alexis & Her Academic Awards
  For those of you keeping score at home, the awards are:
  Gold Scholar (4.0 GPA)
  Mathmatics Department Scholar
  Science Department Scholar
  Physical Education Department Scholar
  Athletic Scholar (Volleyball Letter & Academic Achievement))
   
  May 27, 2012
 

This Emerald City Volleyball Tournament is in full pass, set & hit force this weekend on the U Dub campus.  Between matches, I wandered down to the Husky boat launch and started reminiscing about summers past, which led conversations with Ron Payseno about wakeboarding and wakesurfing.  Ron then requested to see some of our home boating videos.

  "Ron, ask and you shall receive."
  You and everyone else...enjoy this 2008 Lake Stevens, WA wakesurfing highlight video.
 

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  Woo!!!
   
  How about a 2010 Couer d' Alene Picture Slideshow?
 

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  Nice!
   
  Now it's time for a 2007 Lake Chelan Wipeout Lowlight Video.
 

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  Oh yeah!
   
  And finally, how about a 2009 Lake Shasta 'Drive-By Tubing' Video
 

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  Is it boating season yet?  :)
   
   
  May 20, 2012
 

For Mother's Day, I built Yvonne a fence.

  Notice the neighbor's bricks & weeds which are now well hidden from our view.  Woo!!!
  New Front Yard Fence
   
   
   
  Alexis and her Club Volleyball Team finished 6th in the state's Power League Rankings.
  Here's a video that highlights her libero skills.
  Note: Everyone loves a nice spike, but a great play starts with the pass to the setter.
  Keep up the good work Alexis (red jersey).
   
 

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  2011 Boating Log...replace me with 2012...coming soon!
  Entry One
  July 17, 2011 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Scott & CoCo
  Morning Wakeboarding & Swimming
  Air Temp: 68° / Water Temp: 58°
  Notes: This was Scott's first time wakeboarding of the year and he landed his first back flip.  Woo!!!
   
  Entry Two
  July 24, 2011 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Jan, Darlene, Alexis & Molli
  Afternoon Cruising & Swimming
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: 62°
  Notes: Lots of lounging in the sun followed by cruising the lake checking out the houses.
   
  Entry Three
  July 31, 2011 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Dan & JJ
  Good Morning Slalom Skiing & Wake Surfing with breaks in between watching Aquafest's Ski & Wakeboarding Competition in the east cove.
  Air Temp: 68° / Water Temp: 60°
  Notes: This was the first time I've pulled slalom skiers behind 'Promiscuous Girl'
   
  Entry Four
  July 31, 2011 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary & Yvonne
  Afternoon Lunch, Cruise & Swim
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: 60°
  Notes: Yvonne & I had some quiet time as we dined on the stern and cruised the lake.
   
  Entry Five
  July 31, 2011 - Coeur D'Alene, ID: Gary, Kyle A & Kyle Vassar
  Evening Wakeboarding & A Quick Swim Call
  Air Temp: 74° / Water Temp: 70°
  Notes: We arrived in time for Kyle Vasser to Wakeboard (Wake-to-Wake Jump) & Gary to dive into Lake Coeur D'Alene
   
  Entry Six
  August 1, 2011 - Coeur D'Alene, ID: Gary, Audrey & Kyle Vassar
  Morning Wakeboarding
  Air Temp: 72° / Water Temp: 70°
  Notes: Kyle Vasser & Audrey go for an semi-early wakeboarding session in Windy Bay
   
  Entry Seven
  August 1, 2011 - Coeur D'Alene, ID: Gary, Yvonne, Kyle A, Alexis, Audrey, Paige & Kyle Vassar
  Wakeboarding, Wake Surfing, Tubing & Lunch on the boat
  Air Temp: 84° / Water Temp: 70°
  Notes: Filled up with gas (28.3 gallons) at Rockford Bay Marina and ate lunch in Carlin Cove. Big Mable lasted for one ride before suffering another leak.
   
  Entry Eight
  August 2, 2011 - Coeur D'Alene, ID: Gary, Yvonne, Kyle A, Alexis, Audrey, Paige & Kyle Vassar
  Wakeboarding, Wakeboarding, Wake Surfing, Tubing & Lunch on the boat
  Air Temp: 88° / Water Temp: 71°
  Notes: A day of boating at the southeast end of the lake and into Chatcolet Lake.
   
  Entry Nine
  August 3, 2011 - Coeur D'Alene, ID: Gary, Yvonne, Kyle A, Alexis, Audrey, Paige & Kyle Vassar
  Wakeboarding, Wake Surfing, Tubing & Lunch on the boat
  Air Temp: 86° / Water Temp: 71°
  Notes: Dropped the kids off in Coeur D'Alene and Yvonne and toured the entire north side of the lake.
   
  Entry Ten
  August 4, 2011 - Coeur D'Alene, ID: Gary, Yvonne, Kyle A, Alexis, Audrey, Paige & Kyle Vassar
  Cruising & Lunch on the boat
  Air Temp: 90° / Water Temp: 71°
  Notes: Dropped the Kyle's off in Coeur D'Alene and the rest of us spent the day cruising the Spokane River.
   
  Entry Eleven
  August 28, 2011 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Alexis & Keith, Rachelle, Caitlin, Ashley & Kaloeb Manske
  Tubing, Cruising & Lunch on the boat
  Air Temp: 77° / Water Temp: 64°
  Notes: A day of tubing, swimming, lunch & cruising.
   
  Entry Twelve
  September 5, 2011 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, & Darlene
  Swimming & Cruising
  Air Temp: 76° / Water Temp: 74°
  Notes: A lazy day on the water.
   
  Entry Thirteen
  September 24, 2011 - Lake Union, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Sobina & Charlie
  Late Afternoon & Evening Dinner & Cruise
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: 74°
  Notes: Our first time cruising at night. No port/starboard running lights (fixed the next day in the driveway... :)
   
  Misc Travel Distances
  Travel Distances
  Marysville Driveway - to - TTHQ = 325 miles
  Marysville Driveway - to - Lake Coeur d' Alene, ID (Cave Bay/Worley, ID) = 344 miles
  Marysville Driveway - to - Crescent Bar, WA = 188 miles
  Glendale, AZ - to - Euphrada, WA - to - Marysville Driveway = ???
   
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