Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bear Lake 2010

We are just back from a great week at Bear Lake. We have been going as a family since my sister and I were kids. We added the guys when we got married but then sort of abandoned the place when our babies were little. A few years ago my parents brought back the tradition and have been taking us for the last several years. We all love it so much. Here is the group, minus Aunt Kristie who was taking the picture. As you can probably tell William got "Bear Lake fever". For some unknown reason members of my immediate family tend to run fevers when the time approaches to go to Bear Lake. We have learned to muscle through and still have fun. Oh and that hat on my shoulder is really Joshua. He also got Bear Lake fever, his didn't last long but some how developed into something that glued his eyes shut while he slept resulting in the happy child you see there. Good times.
He got over it when we got to the beach though. He loved jumping from one pile of sand to another. Over. And over. And over.

We did lots of fun stuff together. Ate together, read together, cheered together, posed together and ran like Baywatch girls together.

Loads of playing in the water. My dad does rent a wave runner for one of the days we are there but the kids love the sand and water the best. The adorable girl up at the top snuggling my niece Abby is her Aunt Kristie. She is my brother-in-law Nate's sister. My kids think she is their aunt too. Let me tell you want to have fun on a vacation with kids involved? Bring a first grade teacher with you. We had so much fun with her.

Digging in the sand, not to be confused with sand castle building because that is a whole different art form. See the big shovel Uncle Nate is holding? He brings that every year so our creations are the best ones on the beach. William had to buy Matthew his own folding shovel so we could keep up.
The Sandcastles. Matthew's favorite part. He and Uncle Nate made a car and a mansion. There were several other creations made by Brittany and her cousins. So much fun!
Thanks Mom and Dad! Wish we didn't have to wait a whole year to go again!


vivian said...

looks like a great time and possibly made better because it was spent with so much family!
Now I want to take a family vacation! lol!
great pics!

Queen Elizabeth said...

Oh I love Bear Lake! Tell William I'll give him a dollar if he smiles in your next photo ;)

Sarah Smiles said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I love Bear Lake!

Kim's Treasures said...

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Glad you had a good trip!


Kristi said...

I had a blast in Bear Lake with the Butlers! Thanks for letting me come.

Camille said...

Oh, this trip looks like so much fun. It reminds me of the Butler Family Reunion not too long ago. I'm so glad Nate taught Jared and Chris the fun idea to bring a real shovel to the beach. Jared went pretty wild this last trip of ours. The entire backyard was nothing but sand... I'll post some pictures soon.