Monday, January 4, 2010

The plunge ...

Getting spruced up for the big event.

What lovely weather for a swim ... A SWIM!?!?!?

Michael, dear, calm down! (Why does she ALWAYS look better then me in MY hat?)

At First Beach we arrive reinforcements in tow. Though I wrote far and near, the only folks that would join us were the Mello folks. I thank you greatly for you support Stephanie & Tabitha!

Warming up my "core"

My mom: Smilin' & Stylin' in the snow

Our hearts in our throats, we all appear calm ... even cheerful as we approach the water.

"Forward!" We roar as we dash to take the plunge.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder'd.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade, ... Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Poems for Patriarchs


Land ... Safe at last!

My mother, who couldn't stop laughing the whole time, also returns safely. Hmm ... is your hair still DRY?!?

My appropriately dressed father robes the royal queen

"We did it!"

The team assembles on the beach for a final shot


Going back for just one more dousing

Matthew's car temp

Afterwards we all indulge in a nice cup of hot coffee ... all in all, it was quite an exhilarating experience!


Kasie said...

Wow! I don't know if I should call that brave, or crazy! But then again, we had a barn dance in 11 degree windy weather! :-) Happy New Year you guys!

The Mello's said...

Thanks so much for inviting us! I must say it was one of the best and most exciting New Years I've ever had!