Monday, December 29, 2014

1st Annual Christmas Day Pelican Lake Polar Plunge

We've officially lost our minds. See, it all started when my brother said hey we should do a polar plunge and make it a tradition. I'm fairly certain he caught me when I was off my game because at some point I agreed that would be a good time. And then at some point my dad got out the chainsaw and started cutting through the ice. And by that point, there was no turning back - mostly because it probably took a good hour by the time we got the hole ready.

And now, for your Monday morning enjoyment, the sequence of photos that were snapped throughout this entire crazy (stupid) experience:

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It still kind of seemed like a fun idea at this point. Probably because we all still had on coats, boots, hats, and were dry.
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And this is about the time when I think we officially lost our minds. Have you ever walked across wet, thick ice barefoot? Let me tell you, the feet were definitely the worst part.
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Can you please make sure to notice that my brother and Alyssa are making the exact same face in the photo a few pictures up? Seriously, I think they need to crop us out of that one for Christmas Card 2015. We seriously laughed hysterically the entire time. We might be crazy but that was totally worth it. I'm not sure if it will be an annual thing - normally the lake is covered in snow by this time of year and the wind chill is normally well below 0, in which case I don't think you could pay me to do it under those conditions. But if the conditions are right, and if you catch me in a weak moment, I'm probably in.

Oh hey, remember we actually had Christmas at some point in the last few days too? We had a pretty low-key holiday at the lake and I was surrounded by all the people I love. It doesn't get much better than that.
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Back to the grind today, BUT another short week. Man, I could get used to these days off in the middle of the week. Happy Monday chickiebabes!

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