Monday, July 28, 2014

Bear Lake Reunion Weekend

We had a great weekend at Bear Lake. This trip was full of family, four wheeling, boating, paddle boarding, sailing, beach time and late night games.

Shortly after we arrived we changed and got ready for obligatory extended family pictures. I honestly DREAD family pictures. Something about hustling kids around, making sure everyone is happy, me being hugely pregnant, and the heat are just a few things that make family pictures difficult.. However, I am always glad we do them. It is fun to look back and see how they actually turn out.

Here are a few shots of just my little family.


Our first day there started with a morning run for me. The run was quick but I got plenty sweaty and I felt great the whole time and surprisingly I never had to stop to go to the bathroom, which is a pregnant mommas miracle.


After the run we packed up and headed to the beach. We were there ALL. DAY. LONG. And it was awesome.

Brent and I rented a paddle board since I’m kind of limited on my boating activities. I can’t tell you how much I wanted to wakeboard…

The paddle board was awesome to have. I have only been paddle boarding one other time and loved it. My inner thighs were a bit sore the next day from balancing in the waves. I was a little worried about finding my balance with this bump but it came pretty natural for me and I was able to board all day without any falls. If it got a little too choppy then I would just go to my knees. I grew to love this board!


The kids spent HOURS playing in the sand with their cousins.


I took turns taking the kids out on the paddle board with me. Neither of them were as excited about it as I was.


This pic is from my Instagram

I think the highlight of the day was when grandpa gave each grandchild a chance to help drive the boat!



The kids had a blast on the boat and it was fun to ride around for a bit. Bear Lake is beautiful, the blue clear water is amazing.

We love visiting grandpas cabin at the lake. Bee probably spent 90% of her free time on the tramp. She loves making up tricks and showing off.


And for a little randomness of the day. Here is a pic of my go to snack lately.


Best. Combo. Ever.

I hope it sticks. Before this pregnancy I couldn’t handle dairy or gluten without getting really sick and lately I have been okay with it in small amounts.

Have you ever tried paddle boarding?

What is your go to snack lately?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pioneer Day 2014

Yesterday was a busy day, I knew if I wanted to get a workout in for the day I had to get up early and get it done! 
My alarm went off at 6:30am and I headed out the door. 

This pic makes my belly look kind of small. Ha! I ran a very slow 5k. Then headed to the gym and did a body combat class. 

When I got home the only thing I wanted was a smoothie. It has been a balmy 100 degrees here for about two weeks straight. A nice thick and cold smoothie hit the spot.

I snagged this protein at Costco a few weeks ago and love it! It is plant based and is pretty filling!

Stats on it aren't to shabby either.

In the mix I added: 

1 1/2 cups Orginal almond milk (silk) 
1 cup frozen berries
1 handful spinach 

It was sooo thick I had to eat it with a spoon! Just how I like it! 

As soon as I could change we were out the door and running to the pool! 
I was trying to stretch a little bit while sitting on the lounge chair and Baylee told me to get off the chair and do this..

Smart girl. 

The pool we went to has a little kid pool which is awesome for T &B. 

After the pool we met up with Brent for a quick movie date. He had to work yesterday but got done early so we too me the kids to see planes. 

I think I won mom of the year by bringing grapes and edamame for snacks during the movie. Ha! 

We had skipped out on lunch so after the movie we headed to the closest fast food restaurant.

Thanks chick-a-fila! 

I got this grilled chicken salad with berries and of course a lemonade! I'm convinced it is the best lemonade on earth. Although, If it was frozen it would be perfection. 

We spent the night doing fireworks outside with all of our neighbors. We had a great time catching up with everyone and watching fireworks for hours. 

This morning I slept in and headed to GPP to get a workout in before we head to a family reunion. 
This was harder then I thought t was going to be. I spent about 15 minutes on a spin bike afterward to loosen up my legs.  

Off for some family fun.

Do you prefer your lemonade frozen or not? 

Smoothies thick and creamy or thin?