For the past few years, my family has taken an annual trip to Bear Lake.
Since we lived in Texas, we've never been able to come.
But this year we finally got to join in the fun!
I was so grateful to Sam--he didn't think he could spare the time away, but in the end he woke up at 4:00 to go to work for a half day before we drove up and we spent the rest of the day playing.
When we arrived at the lake, I saw my mom, my brother, and my sister-in-law desperately holding down the canopies as strong, cold winds and rain drove most lake visitors away!
But, by an hour later, the storm had passed, the sun came out, and the afternoon was absolutely perfect.
Bear Lake is one of my favorite places to visit--the water is so blue, the sand is soft and smooth, and the lake stays shallow for a really long time so the kids can play relatively freely.
The boys loved their first jet-ski experience.
Wesley climbed up and grabbed the handlebars and when I hopped on behind him he said, "No! I want to drive!!!" Each time I would slow down he would yell at me, "As fast as you were going!!" And at one point during our ride he told me, "I know why they're called jet-skis! Because they go as fast as a supersonic jet!"
Needless to say, tears were shed when it was time to go and the kids are already looking forward to next year's trip!