Monday, July 26, 2010

My first pool party

This past weekend I did something that I've never done before... I went to a pool party. It's about time since I'm 26 years old! However, I've never known how to swim, and the idea of being in deep water is terrifying to me! Even though pools and swimming seem like a fun way to spend a hot afternoon, it's something I've never done.

Anyway, I went to my friend Javier's pool party on Saturday. He lives in a huge house that has a really nice backyard/pool area. The pool is absolutely gigantic, and there's lots of area around the pool to sit and hang out. The temperature got up to 100° on Saturday, and the heat index was close to 110°! The water looked so tempting and I actually wished I could've taken a dip!

I had a great time and I want to do it again sometime soon. Although, I do have to be perfectly honest about one thing. As fun as the party was, I have to admit that I felt a twinge of jealousy that I had to just sit on the sidelines and not be a part of the action. I feel this way a lot, especially when I hear about and see pictures of all the fun things my friends do. I'm envious that I can't be a normal young adult who participates in all of the fun and spontaneous activities that go on. Sometimes it would just be nice to be a normal girl for a day!

Here are some pictures from the pool party:

Me as the on-duty lifeguard (thankfully no one needed my services!):
The pool: (This picture only shows half of the pool, and it goes on for about this long the other way.)

Hillarie and me: Hillarie, Chandra and me:
Channie and me: (we were getting really hot and were starting to melt by this time!)
Javier and Annie: (Thanks for letting us come to your place, Javier!)

What a fun way to spend such a miserably hot afternoon! (Although I love the heat, just not the humidity!)


Julie W said...

Heather, I am really sorry, too, that you couldn't participate in the pool as well. It's really unfair and I admire your honesty about your feelings. It's so awesome you were able to enjoy the time with your friends and the summer weather. I'm sure they were equally excited to have you there, too!

Loretta Valenta said...

I can only imagine how hard it would be to see things going on around you and not be able to fully take part. But I am sure that your friends are grateful that you still participate as much as you can with them. What a blessing you are!

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