Keith and Lindsey

Family Boating Trips

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Annual Trip

Every year for the last 14 years, a big group of family (or those who are like family)  take a boating trip to Kentucky or Tennessee. It’s something we all look forward to. I’m reminiscing this year because Keith and I didn’t make the trip. We drove home last summer to attend and decided we would try to make the trip every other year. So this is the 2nd time in 14 years that I (Lindsey) have missed the trip.

I cannot even explain to you how much fun we’ve had on these trips!  There are funny things that happen each year that we still talk about years and years later!  These are mostly inside jokes and wouldn’t be that funny to someone else, but if you are involved in a specific highlight from the trip, you’ll be rolling in laughter for years to come.

Some of my favorites include:  bathtubs of beer, couch stick, the deca-playlist for the boat,  dance off, white sock Wednesday,  Christmas in July, two ladies down over a stubbed toe plus a flexing man, Pitch Perfect for 72 hours straight, first person to pay to the swear jar, hot orange fingernails, spa nights, friendship bracelets, random contests or games, nights and nights of playing cards, etc. Family, please comment on your favorite memories. I know I’m missing some good ones!

Planning Meeting

Each summer, around 4th of July we get together for the planning meeting (insert groans here)… some years the planning is rough and other years it’s just as fun as the trip itself! We are a family of list makers, except for one of us…. if you are related to a Federle, you know who I’m talking about 😉 “The list” as we loving refer to it, is electronic and edited every year. We cook three meals a day so “the list” is basically the grocery list and menu. It includes absurd amounts of food!

  • 30 lbs of potatoes
  • 20 lbs of grapes
  • 18 heads of romaine lettuce
  • 13 lbs of lunchmeat
  • 9 lbs of sliced cheese
  • 8 packs of hamburger buns
  • 20 loaves of bread
  • 10 lbs of spaghetti
  • 12 dozen eggs
  • 11 gallons of milk

buying bread

buying bread

cooler puzzle

cooler puzzle

Family Memories

We’ve made so many memories during these vacations. We’ve watched the little kids grow up and learn new things, we’ve spent quality time together that we’ll never forget and we’ve become closer as a family because of it. It’s a great tradition that I hope will continue for years to come.

Here are some family photos I dug up from over the years, enjoy!

Lane and Landon 2008

little kiddos 2008

blondes 2009

blondes 2009

Cindy wake boarding 2009

wake boarding 2009

rock collection 2009

rock collection 2009

Norris 2009

Norris 2009

first of many competitions

first of many competitions

learning to ski

learning to ski

McDonald's for internet

McDonald’s for internet

jet ski

jet ski

gettin' some air

gettin’ some air

2010

2010

always a great day on the water

always a great day on the water

movie time

movie time

Don't pass out on the patio

Don’t pass out on the patio

fun in the sun

fun in the sun

Christmas in July- nerd glasses

Christmas in July- nerd glasses

pontoon 2015

pontoon 2015

spa reservations

spa reservations

backrub before we leave

backrub before we leave

wake surfing

wake surfing

flat tire

flat tire

Lake Norris

Lake Norris

catching fish

catching fish

Lake Norris

Lake Norris

campfire

campfire

relaxation

relaxation

wake boarding

wake boarding

snacking

snacking

wake surfing

wake surfing

pontoon rental

pontoon rental

the kitchen is always busy

the kitchen is always busy

playing cards

playing cards

sisters

sisters

Boating trip 2017

Boating trip 2017

you always need a good camera guy

you always need a good camera guy

the kids made a video to share

the kids made a video to share

celebrating the upcoming wedding

celebrating the upcoming wedding

dresses from the past

dresses from the past

Another year in the books

Another year in the books