Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bear Lake

Last week [I can't believe it's only been a week-- the past one has been a DOOZIE!]  the Savage Fam met up at Bear Lake for a few days of fun!  We rented a small house close to the lake, and it was great!  First of all, it was cheaper than a hotel (you know I love a good deal!), and the space was much better!  It wasn't a particularly nice house, as in, none of us would choose to live in it permanently, but it was as nice as any hotel we'd stay in, and had much more space!  It was nice to be able to cook our own food, even if it was in unconventional ways, as the kitchen was seriously lacking in the cooking utensils/pots/pans department.  The first night we learned that we could NOT leave the back door open while we talked on the patio, as I spent about 30 minutes smashing HUNDREDS of bugs in the living room, then recruited the fam to help me clean the walls.  So.  Gross.  

The lake was fantastic!  It was the perfect temperature, and was shallow for several hundred yards, so we could walk out really far and just play.  It was great for the younger kids, cause they were free to play in the water without anyone being really concerned, so that was nice!  In that respect, it was MUCH better than our California vacation last year.  Lex loved splashing in the water, and it was hilarious to watch her surprise every time she splashed herself in the face!

I commented to DJ how very different vacations are when you have a baby.   Rather than spending time playing football and baseball in the water with the fam, I spent a good amount of time sitting in the shallow water with Lex, or up on the beach under an umbrella so she could sleep.  Lucky for me, Ranee' spent a lot of time on the beach too, so I had some excellent company!  Everyone was so helpful and willing to watch Lex, so I got to spend some time with the "big kids" too.

We spent the evenings hanging out, watching the Olympics, and getting shakes from the local shake shack about a block from the house.  All in all, it was an excellent week, and I'm so glad for the time we all got to spend together!

 Lex and Auntie "Nay-Nay"

 Lexsi's sunscreen mohawk

 Zonked at the beach

 Keesha burying herself-- love that girl!

 Lex in the lake

 Lex playing with Dad in the lake

 Mut and AJ make sand castles

 Nikki and Vanna work on their tans

 Keesh and Jax making sweet castles

 My girl-- we adore her!

 Keesha's awesome tan!

 The fam at the beach (minus Mom-- she was the photographer)

DJ playing with Lex at the beach


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