Wednesday, July 15, 2009

4th of July and Bear Lake

On the 4th we went to Evanston to see family and fireworks. Before we left, I remembered that I had to bring a jello salad. I quickly looked online for a recipe, found something that was a little time consuming but simple, and rushed to the store for ingredients. It turned out awesome! It was a complete rainbow jello and everyone raved about it! It was a huge hit!
Visiting was fun, and then we went up on a hill to see the fireworks. All of Evanston was lighting off fireworks! It was amazing! There was a family at the bottom of the hill from us that had a lot of big fireworks that exploded right in front of us--awesome view! Then the city lit off their show just a few hundred yards from where we were sitting! Once they did their finale, then the whole town really got going, and tried to one-up the city show! It was crazy! So far, Boston has been the best firework show in regards to latest technology, but Evanston, WY takes the cake for firework craziness!
The next week on the 9th we headed out to Bear Lake. We met Darren and Eric's families in Logan, played at the park a bit, and continued to the lake. Our condo was bigger than we thought, so everyone was happy about that. The kids jumped right in to playing with each other.
On Friday we played on the beach and got a boat ride. The water was really high this year from all the rain; it came right up to the weeds and covered all the sand! We still had fun. Shauna's Mom and Dad, Nancy and Gary, brought their boat down from Idaho for us. Seth went out with Darren to wakeboard. Then Eric's family, Aubrey and I went on the boat with Gary for a little ride. Aubrey said she wanted to drive, and Gary let her! Of course she just turned the wheel and honked the horn, but she loved it!
The next day I wanted to ski, but the boat died! It was so sad! I was hoping I could say I went skiing while i was pregnant... oh well. I hope they are able to fix it. We were so grateful to Nancy and Gary for bringing it down for us.
Of course we stayed up way too late every night talking, but it was worth it, and again a really good vacation. It's such a miracle to have these amazing people in our lives that we love and know we can count on for anything.

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