Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bear Lake

We went to Bear Lake with my family at the end of July/beginning of August and it was a blast. My mom rented a cabin and it was perfect for all of us. We left early on Wednesday and stopped in Logan for lunch and to feed the ducks. We also had to get some Aggie ice cream!

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We got our wiggles out and played for a while at first dam then headed to Garden City.

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Owen immediately just wanted to drive his cars in the dirt in front of the house. He was in heaven “making smokes” (dust) and did this a lot while we were there.

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On Thursday we headed to Nancy and Casey’s amazing house on the east side of the lake. They invited us to spend the day with them and we loved it so much. Their house is amazing and right on the beach and they have tons of fun toys.

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Owen liked the boat but didn’t want to do the tube. I was a little depressed that I couldn’t do anything except sit in the boat, but later I did the wave runner so that was fun! And Owen fell asleep on me for over an hour and I kind of loved that too.

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After a few hours of boating, we went back and ate lunch and played on the beach. Dan and I did the kayaks and Owen played in the baby pool with Andrew. Nancy has a hose with only warm water (genius) so she filled up that pool for him and he loved it.

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My mom had surgery on her forehead a day or two before the trip and we all underestimated how intense it was. Her face swelled up and she looked awful. She was in a  lot of pain too and had she known, she would have done it another time!

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One of the days we headed on a short little hike that ended up being great for us. Most of it was in the shady trees and Owen walked a lot of it. It was pretty and good for this pregnant mom and a 2 year old!

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Owen loves aunt Stephie and uncle Andrew. He also loves cracker bears and since we don’t buy them, my mom brought some for a treat for him and he carried them everywhere. Dan just wanted to let him go wild and he ate two boxes in the 4 days we were there. Not joking.

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We met up with our good friends the Wards for some ice cream one night and Owen and Kam were really happy to see each other! We see them multiple times a week, but it was especially exciting to see them at Bear Lake!

We also did a lot of swimming at the pool, but I didn’t take any pictures because I was enjoying the water myself! Owen loved swimming with Dan and Andrew and we swam every day!

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On Saturday we headed to the public beach early and got a good spot. We didn’t think we would be there long, but Owen was in heaven and we stayed for about 3 hours! It was gorgeous and I would get a little hot then go in the water and feel amazing, then sit back in my chair for a while! Perfect!

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Owen didn’t want to play in the water at first, but after an hour or two, we all walked out together and he was loving it!IMG_5718

On the way home, we went through Evanston hoping it would help with Owen not getting carsick, but he still barfed! Luckily we were well prepared and he is well trained to tell us and we got it all in the bucket and it was no biggie. We’re pros now…He is the cutest sleeping in his seat!

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Bear Lake was a success and we can’t wait to go again next year!

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