Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bear Lake!

We went to Bear Lake at the beginning of August with my family and we had such a good time! We took off on Wednesday around 2 and we headed up. Owen did really well in the car and we made a few short stops (including seeing the animals on the wall at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Logan) before making it to Garden City.

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My awesome mom had rented a cabin for all of us and it turned out to be great! It was about 1/4 mile away from the main Marina on the east side of the lake and it was huge. We had plenty of room for everyone and it was great because Owen had his own room. We got settled and I made some dinner while we waited for my mom to arrive. IMG_3757

We checked out the pool and even though it was evening and pretty chilly, Owen was in heaven. He loved swimming with Dan!

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Steph and Andrew didn’t make it until Thursday, so we went with my mom down to the water for a bit on Thursday and Owen and Dan threw some rocks. It was a bit cold for him, so we didn’t last too long!

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We did a lot of eating (my mom brought enough food for the Army….) and relaxing. There was a big deck on the cabin with a great view of the lake and we spent some time out there. Owen had fun exploring and did really well sleeping, which was a relief.

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We checked out a park one day and Owen loved the swings of course! Steph and Andrew did too!

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Dan got a pretty bad head cold and wasn’t feeling 100% he sounded terrible and it was kind of a big bummer. But luckily he is tough and didn’t complain much and still had fun with us. He was resting and Owen had to be right there with him. Cutest.

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On Friday we got up and headed to the west side of the lake to Nancy’s “cabin” (not really a cabin, just an awesome house!) She is in my mom’s ward and I grew up with her as my young women’s advisor. I just loved her and spent a few times at her house at the lake in high school. She invited us over for the day and we had a BLAST. We were all dying at her awesome property and all the amazing toys they have!

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Casey had a big tractor to launch the boats and Owen loved watching it. Of course he wanted to drive the boat and tried to get in the driver’s seat any chance he got!

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We did some wakeboarding and luckily I had a wetsuit! It was a little chilly, but warmed up a lot by the afternoon and we didn’t need them.

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The boys had some good tube rides and Steph got this great shot of Andrew backflipping off!

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Owen and I even had a good ride on the tube! He is such a cutie pie and really loved the ride! He loved the water and kept jumping off the back of the boat. Steph and I were laughing because it was so stinkin cute. He would jump off then sort of panic as I pulled him back to the boat, then immediately jump back in once he was out of the water!

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They had so many fun toys to play with and the house was right on the beach so it was perfect! We played with kayak’s, paddleboards, and ate lunch. Owen loved digging in the sand and even rode on my kayak with me.

IMG_3907IMG_3911  IMG_3796IMG_3906                   After Nancy’s, we were all dreaming about having an awesome set up like that some day!

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We tried to go to a local rodeo, but it didn’t go super well…it was pretty pricey and then we left after about an hour because a big storm rolled in and it started to pour. We made it out right before the rain, and Owen still had fun watching the animals, but we didn’t get to see much.

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We left on Sunday morning. I wish my mom was in this picture but she was taking it! We had so much fun together with the family and I just love these people. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

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