Friday, October 17, 2008

THE POLAR BEAR CLUB

THE POLAR BEAR SWIM AT STAKE CAMP

NO...!!! NOT THOSE KIND OF POLAR BEARS...!!!!
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CAN I JUST SAY THAT THIS WAS THE MOST REFRESHING SWIM
I HAVE EVER HAD.. :)
I HAVE WATCHED FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS NOW ALL THE FUN
EVERYONE HAS HAD DOING THE POLAR BEAR..
ALWAYS AFRAID TO GET MY HAIR WET OR CLOTHES WET..
NOT WANTING TO DEAL WITH THE COLD AFTER THE SWIM.
THOSE WERE ALWAYS MY EXCUSES..
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I WAS NOT ONLY DETERMINED TO DO IT THIS YEAR..
BUT... I WAS THE FIRST GIRL TO HIT THE WATER.
I HAVE SECRETLY ALWAYS WANTED TO JOIN IN..
BUT YOU KNOW SOMETIMES WE LET WHAT
OTHERS MIGHT THINK OF US GET IN THE WAY.
BUT THIS YEAR WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF ONE
VERY PATIENT AND WONDERFUL HUSBAND,
I JOINED THE CLUB..
I HAD A BALL..
AND I THINK THE REST OF THE GIRLS DID TO..
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CORT WOULD BE SO PROUD OF ME I AM SURE.. :)
THANK YOU DEBBIE FOR SUGGESTING IT..
AND THANKS FOR BEING RIGHT THERE HELPING
ME TO OVERCOME ONE OF MY OBSTACLES..
THANKS LORA FOR STANDING RIGHT BY MY SIDE..
AND CAROLINE (POOR GIRL) FOR TRYING TO
HELP ME OUT OF THE WATER.
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WHAT A FUN TIME WE ALL HAD..
I AM ALL FOR IT NEXT YEAR TO..
I NEED ALL THE HELP THE REFRESHING COLD WATER
GIVES TO MY WRINKLES... :)

1 comment:

Engrained Emotions said...

Carrie, we are so much alike. I often dont do things because I am afraid of what others will think.

I never in my wildest dreams thought that many girls in our family would join in! What a blast, a day I too will remember as overcoming something that I have wanted to do, but too afraid of doing.

love ya