Monday, June 25, 2007

Bear Lake

We went up to Bear Lake on Saturday, to play with Doug's (Troy's Dad) new watercraft. Pretty much all of Troy's family went up, and we had a great time. I will admit, I was a bit grouchy. Kristin had been up on Friday night until 2:30 coughing, and having a rough time, and I was up with her. Then, we woke up at 4:00 a.m. to leave for Bear Lake. So, I will admit, I was a bit grouchy.
I did have a good time though. I held Haley pretty much all day. I NEVER get to do that! Now that she has a bottle, it's very rare when I get a chance to hold her while she's eating. Haley snuggled me most of the day, she never does that! I loved it! She's definately a Momma's girl.
The boys and Kristin loved playing with their cousins, and playing in the sand. Troy took the boys out on the waverunners, and they were sissy's. They got less "sissyish" as the day went on. I'm sure they'll get used to them. I made Troy take me out on one. Since having kids, I'm not the thrill seeker I used to be for some reason. I used to love playing on waverunners, trying to throw myself off...I did love going out on one with Troy though...I don't think he likes it much, but I did.
Most of Troy's family was camping on the Property that a few members of Troy's family owns. Troy's parents have a Fifth Wheel and his sister and her family have a motor home. Others camped in tents. Most of you know, I despise camping...Oh, I can do it, and I will and I have, but it's not my favorite - SO FAR FROM MY FAVORITE THING! A few reasons why: I think all the stuff you think you need, and buy, costs just as much as staying in a hotel, wierd bathrooms, no shower, wierd bathrooms, dirt, stickers, did I mention wierd bathrooms? Since we haven't lived in Utah, by family, we haven't really gone camping much. We have a tent, but the last time we used it, I was pregnant with Jake. Trying to deal with a baby in the dirt, needing warm water, trying to keep sunscreen on, is a bit of a headache. I'll stop complaining now. I don't think I need excuses not to camp, I can do it, it's just that I don't WANT to do it. But, there are sacrifices you make for your kids, and I think this is one of them. On Saturday night, Troy's parents said we could stay in the living room of their fifth wheel. We were planning on driving home, but it was nice sleeping there, making the day last a bit longer. As we were sitting around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, I spied with my little eye a perfect picture spot! So, I made Doug and Lee Ann pose. Here it is! I love this picture...

5 comments:

delilas said...

Jen,I love this pictures. Will you email me this picture? :D

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Memory said...

Ha! I love your loathing about camping. I am completely in the same tent as you there! I'll take the fancy schmancy hotel, please.

SFNielsens said...

I LOVE bear lake and jet skiing. I use to be wild and crazy on those things. I don't know if something happens during childbirth but I've definitely lost a lot of craziness too. Matthew did manage to throw me off when we were there last year. I guess that's pretty crazy.

My Sweetest Memories said...

That picture of Troy's parents is absolutely priceless and it will be for years to come!!!