Monday, August 22, 2011

Bear Lake: The Reunion

Every year Rob's family makes the trip to Bear Lake,Utah/Idaho (the lake itself straddles the border) for Grandma's Day.  His grandma lives in St. Charles and it became a tradition long before I entered the picture to journey to grandma's and do a service project for her--one year they built a deck, another they painted the house and so on--then they would have a huge barbecue and play at the beach on the north end of Bear Lake.  Over the years the work became less of a focus.  Getting together and having fun is what it is was all about. Though this year Rob's dad and uncle did install a new water heater, so tradition had a rebirth!

Every year after we were married, Rob and I (and eventually the girls) would make the trip. . . until we moved to Washington.  The three hour jaunt to the lake became either a two hour plane ride and a three hour drive, OR a 13 hour drive.  We didn't go for three years.  But this year we decided to take one long vacation which included the reunion.  And to make it interesting, we made it a one hour plane ride, then a five hour drive, where we stopped and played for a couple days, then another three hour drive.  But it was worth it!

True to form, I took a gazillion pictures, so I am going to start with pictures from "Grandma's Day," the actual reunion day: documented.

Grandma & Zoey

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Farmington Friends and Fun

After a four year hiatus from Utah, we introduce the first annual Farmington Trip.  At least that is our intent after the fun we crammed into two days in the end of July.  I somehow neglected to photograph day one (which also happened to be my anniversary), but day two was action packed, starting with a meetup at the park behind the neighborhood where we used to live--with the old crew, of course.

For more pictures of our fun day go HERE.