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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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!

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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.

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

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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?