Monday, July 9, 2012

A Cold Day in July


Yesterday, Daniel proposed...

That we float the Boise River
with a bunch of people from church.
The forecast said it would be sunny, hardly any wind, and 100+ degrees.

The forecast lied.

Sure, it was 96 degrees as we drove Daniel's Wrangler down to the river.
It was 100 when we pumped up our tubes.
And then, it changed.
Dark clouds blew in from the southeast and it started to sprinkle.
The next thing we knew, we were huddled under our raft trying to shield ourselves from the blasting wind and rain.

For some reason, we decided to go ahead and get in the river anyway.
Bad decision #1.

In case you've never floated the Boise River, it's freezing.
And when it's 70-ish degrees, pouring rain, and with crazy wind... it's really freezing.

So, we hopped in our rafts and tubes and headed down the river.
I was in a tube.
Cold. Butt.

And let's just say that as soon as we were in the river,
as if it couldn't get any worse,
it did.

Not only did the rain start falling harder, but the wind picked up.
Oh yes, and don't let me forget about the hail!

Needless to say, if the weather didn't destroy my makeup, my hysterical laughter did.
I couldn't stop laughing.

30 minutes later, the rain stopped.
90 minutes after that, the river float was over.

Phew.

It was hot.
Cold.
Wet.
And hilarious.

Oh, and to top it off... no one believes us that it rained.
I guess the storm was extremely isolated and no one even knew it happened.
Our car, which was parked a mere 5 miles away at the end of the float didn't get a raindrop on it.
People within a mile of us didn't get rained on.

But—we totally had a blast with our best friends.
I even got to float with my blog buddy from church, who is also blogging about this today!!

Lessons learned?
Don't trust the forecast.
Say "no" when Daniel proposes... to float the river.

30 comments:

Rachel said...

eeeee! Congratulations! that is really exciting! The proposal, I mean, not the cold butt :) excited for you!

Britt {Secondhand Magpie} said...

Oh my gosh!!! Congrats on the proposal! Something magical about that area... my now husband proposed on the Salmon River in Riggins! How exciting!! I can't wait to read the details!

Britt
The Secondhand Magpie

Carly said...

I never trust the forecast!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Joslin said...

HAHA you're such a trickster! I'm glad you were able to laugh through it all.

Lily Garay said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH OMG!!! THAT IS SOOOOO AMAZINGLY CUTE!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous said...

Haha people actually thought you meant he proposed marriage. I got your joke though.

Amy said...

Fooled me. Darn you and your cleverness. Sneaky, sneaky girl...

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

You teased us with that opening line, and you KNEW it would would work! You naughty girl!

That is a crazy story... that I'm sure you made up.

JUST KIDDING! :-)

Sammantha said...

My heart literally stopped once I read that he proposed, lol you think you are soooo funny! Well, you kind of are.

Whatever, sounds like you had fun despite the cold and the rain! ;)

www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

eryka {from abcde} said...

Lol. Love this!

brihes said...

LOL! Great blog, even better river memories! Thanks for such a fun afternoon! Wouldn't have been as much fun without you and Daniel!!

brihes said...

LOL! Great blog, even better river memories! Thanks for such a fun afternoon! Wouldn't have been as much fun without you and Daniel!!

Lily Grace said...

Just re-read the post.... awwww. i guess this is a hint for daniel to actually propose;)

Table4One said...

That opening line.....classic!! Very Saucy ma'am :)

Amber M. said...

Ok, I think it's even funnier now that I see people are congratsing you :p
You trickster you!
This post still makes me laugh!

Michelle @ Run Faster Mommy said...

Haha! I guess people only read a few words before they comment. How funny. :)

Glad you had a fun weekend!

Baylee said...

LOL, that's hilarious. Glad you were able to make the most of it though!

Caitlyn Johnson said...

HOW COULD YOU HOLD US IN SUSPENSE. Bad girl, that is just not funny!
Hahah, a good laugh though.


With Love. Caitlyn
www.littlepetrie.com

Niki said...

OMG this is hilarious! Love it!

Laura said...

Yay! congrats!!! That's so exciting for you!

Allyson Butler said...

This sounds like something that would happen to me - a freak shower that no one believes! Glad y'all had fun anyway!

this hive. said...

such fun! love the pics! .... these comments are too funny haha ;)
xox
ellen

Faith said...

Hilarious, I saw some of the comments and was like, I missed it. I missed the proposal part. Glad I finally realize that I didn't lol.

And for some reason the way you described it sounds like tons of fun. Even the hail part!

Janna Renee said...

Haha you are sneaky, but I knew you had tricks! Sometimes the best stories come from the worst situations, so this will definitely be a good one!

Chloe Jacqueline said...

And here I thought I was going to give you a great big congrats! =p Your writing style never ceases to keep me thoroughly entertained! =)

Hannah said...

The Dixie Chicks have a song called 'cold day in july' and the minute i saw you title I had that song stuck in my head & still do!!!!!
At least the photos look happy!
xo

Jessica Day said...

THAT was such an adventure!

Love you Aunie :)

Sarai McDowell said...

-GASP-!!!!
Congratulations!!!!! :)
Aw I am so happy for you!!!

Beverly said...

You tricked me with your tag line... Daniel proposed... them WOMP.. didn't finish my fairy tale story!!

Sounds like a fantab trip you had... storm wind and all. Hey if you laughed forever, it was superb!!! That's a moment you have to share with your kids!!

xoxo,
Bev

amyeli33 said...

It was a 100+ degrees that day. I remember. And it rained for a few minutes near my house, which is about 5 miles from where you guys were. The temperature might have gone down to about 90 where I was, but it probably felt colder to you guys because of the wind and being in the river too.

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