Splish Splash

15 Jul

I don’t know if you know this about me but I’m terrified of large bodies of water.  I don’t like to swim in lakes or beaches or oceans. I’ll occasionally swim in a pool, but I’d rather just sit back and watch.

But my kids and hubby on the other hand, LOVE swimming.


(I spy a little poser!)

This past Saturday we spent the day at Comal Lake. And you can probably guess, I didn’t want to go. I don’t like to swim, much less in a lake. I went, of course, but just wanted to get the day over with.

Besides, it’s for the kids, right!?

I knew the kids were plotting to somehow throw me in the water so I told them they better not even try it… Or else!!!!

As soon as we got there and set up our area, all 5 of them jumped in the water. They were having so much fun swimming and jumping and rough housing in the water. They kept asking me to get in, and of course the answer was a firm no.

Then after about an hour, I thought, you know what, I’m gonna surprise them and jump off the ledge and swim with them.

I took off my glasses and stood by the ledge ready to jump, then I got scared.

“What the heck am I doing?”

It wasn’t a high jump, nothing worse than the jump I did in Costa Rica last year.

They waited. And waited. And waited.

Just like everyone did in Costa Rica. Lol

I finally jumped, and boy let me tell you, the looks on their faces was hilarious… Priceless.

They didn’t think I was gonna get in the water much less jump in. But I did and I enjoyed every minute of it! (Just not the horrible sun burn that I got)

I know they had a blast!

They jumped and did flips and dives. I was impressed. They had no fear! They would just jump in like it was no big deal at all.










I love this picture of the sun setting. But this one is my most favorite picture…


… All of us!

Oh! And yes, you’re seeing a 6th child. The boys younger brother got to spend the weekend with us. Isn’t he a cutie!?!?


4 Responses to “Splish Splash”

  1. Shoma July 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Aww … Now those are wonderful memories for all of y’all

    • genevawacker July 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

      Yup! It’s been challenging and fun and scary and exciting all at the same time…. If that makes sense!?!?

      • Shoma July 15, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

        It makes perfect sense… Lol…

  2. Janice July 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Wow, this is all just so amazing!! I read a few of your blogs…I’m glad that not only is God moving in their lives he is always moving in yours…it just goes so show what a privilege it is to have a softened heart for those around us…praise God!! I’m so excited to see what else God continues to have in store for you guys…from the bottom of my heart I’m so grateful for the few month that y’all took me under your wing while you were still here in college station!. Bc of that my salvation and trust is always in Jesus…and through your life and your words God worked in so many ways in my life…I miss you all so much!! Hope to visit soon to meet the new addition to your family!!!

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