July 4th at the Lake

We enjoyed a nice July 4th holiday at Bear Lake with the family. The boys enjoyed playing with their cousins. The weather was perfect and it really wasn't all too crowded. We spent a few days beachside, enjoyed some pool action, a little golfing, and golf ball hunting. It was a nice break.

Bear Lake - July 4th

We spent the fourth of July at my parents cabin at Bear Lake. No fireworks or camp fires this year due to such dryness. Utah saw many major fires the first part of July... you can see the smoke haze in the air above the lake.  I am finally getting around to posting a few photos from our trip. While we spent some great times playing in the water, antiquing, and playing games the big highlight was the archery practice.  No casualties... unless you count shooting a Jet Ski  OOPS. Sorry mom. Benjamin was particularly stoked as he begs often to shoot his bow and arrow.  We forgot to bring his bow (duh) but luckily Grandpa has two small bows that are staples up at the cabin. We had a great trip and it was nice to see Shawn and Lisa and kids. We are hoping to head back to the lake the first week of August to meet up with more family.

 The blue thing to the left of Ben's head is the Jet Ski.
 Beau needs a larger bow.

Bear Lake

Boys hike to Bloomington Lake

Glacier filled lake

Isaac, 3.5 months, Nicholas, 5 weeks

It was a chilly weekend, too cold to hang much at the Lake (59 air temp) so we had fun loafing at the cabin. The kids and I spent 5 days with Mom & Dad, Beau, Nickole & boys, Geoff, Ky & boys. Chris joined us on Friday after work (the boys & I arrived on Wednesday). Our visit was filled with, playing, visiting, golfing, golf ball hunting, hiking, a little lake time, lots of Wii time, smores, dutch oven meals and a boatload of little boys (9 boy cousins total).

Most of the family (Kylene & I stayed behind to care for the babies) hiked up to Bloomington lake. It's a Glacier filled lake, and about a 3 mile hike. Once there Chris and Beau tempted the boys with 10 bucks each if they stripped down to their underwear and jumped into the ice cold lake. After much persuasion, Brenden, Andrew and Benjamin took the challenge and ended up 10 dollars richer. Funny enough, it was harder to get them down into their underwear than it was to get them into the lake. I've been instructed by Andrew not to post those pictures!!!

Thanks mom and Dad for a great holiday weekend!