Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bear Lake

We went to Bear Lake with Jared's family last weekend. It took us about an hour and a half to get there. The drive up was so pretty! I loved being able to look out over the lake at the top of the canyon. What a breathtaking view! And I didn't take any pictures of it!! The kids were so excited to see it, and even thought it looked like the ocean.

It was so nice to be together and just relax - as much as you can while trying to keep the kids out of trouble! We all really liked sitting in the dark and watching the stars. Jared taught the kids all about the big dipper, so they get quite anxious to look for it almost every night now. We saw a lot of shooting stars, satellites, and even the space station passing by! It rained on us while we were sleeping in our tents, but everyone was so tired that it was hardly even a bother.

Saturday morning we got up and went to play in the lake. It was so cold!! And I thought the ocean at Santa Barbara was cold! We all got used to it, though, and had a lot of fun floating on tubes, throwing the frisbee and football, and having races. The kids loved playing in the "sand" and made a sand castle and then a volcano.

Then we had fun burying uncle Jake in the sand. Aside from getting a couple shovels of sand in his face, the kids and Uncle Eric and Jared did a great job of burying him. He said it felt like he had an extra 50 pounds sitting on top of him, so it was a little hard to break out.

Emily wanted to get in on the action too, so Uncle Eric buried her. She was a little worried when we told her to get out - she said she couldn't move. So we told her to wiggle her whole body like a fish does when it is on land. That brought a smile to her face, and she was able to free herself.

Let's do it again next year!!

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