November 29, 2010


 I have a million photos to blog (believe me I have actually limited them down). So I'll break up this U.S. trip in pieces. But soon after we arrived in Utah we had our annual family Bear Lake trip at the Ideal Beach Condos. I love it there. We've been going for about 10+ years and it's so nice to have the whole week together with everyone off work and bonding. Such a pretty place too. You can see from the pictures how much fun we had! Oh how it felt good to be home again!!!

Jaren and Rylee got to meet each other for the first time. They're only 9 days apart, and I don't know if you can tell as much in this photo but he was way bigger than her then.


 We took Varian to the Minetonka cave for his and Jaren's first time.


Mom and Dad rented "the house" which was our first time out of the regular condos, but there are so many of us now and so many kids that it was perfect!

Plenty of space for games:

And arm and Indian-leg wrestles:



It's such a fun week of swimming at the pools or lake, playing tennis, going on bike rides, getting shakes, playing at the park, mini golf, eating, and being together. Here are just a few photos of the many things we did this year. Enjoy: