Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

There really is nothing like plunging into 45 degree water on a cold New Year's Day to get things off to a good start.  Especially when you have a great friend who talks you into it.  

So with about 75 of our 'closest friends', we gathered up our husbands and headed down to Brackett's Landing for the 5th annual Edmonds WA Polar Bear Plunge.  The Mr. thought  R and I were crazy and would only go along as our photographer.  He made a comment that we should be in straight jackets instead of matching robes.  Sheesh.  R's husband was pretty much of the same mind and rolled his eyes when he saw our awesomeness.  (by the way sister, did you notice I borrowed your robe for the event?)

I made a thermos of Peppermint Schnapps spiked hot chocolate for fortification as we waited for everyone to arrive...

Got to know some of our new best friends, R and I are talking to the man in the spiffy red and white striped bathing costume...


Then the whistle blew, confetti flew and we were off, charging into the REALLY COLD water.

Needless to say we stayed in long enough to plunge up to our necks, stop breathing for those shocking few moments, wave our arms about wildly and run back out where the men had our towels and more yummy hot chocolate waiting for us.  Will I do it again next year?  You bet!  2012 is going to be all about saying 'yes' to as many fun challenges I can.


  1. You are off to a great start for the year...Happy New Year!!! AND thanks for your comment on my blog!

  2. my robe, my robe! I'll have to de-pugetsound it!! hah... I'm so glad you had your peppermint schnapps fortification! You two are very brave and crazy...all at the same time!