11 August, 2009

big bear family style

on friday, i went to big bear with my mom, brother, and sister-in-law chrystal.

we stayed one night and spent all day saturday on big bear lake frolicking and wakeboarding.

i had the most terrific time ever.

to sum it up, we:

drove a lot
binged on candy
tried to pick a hundred dollar bill off the table it had been glued to
drank hot chocolate and wore sweatshirts in AUGUST
wakeboarded in "refreshing" water
communed with nature
conquered fears (that one was jasmine specific - you will see a video concerning this one tomorrow)
"farkled" countless times
had encounters with imaginary bats
jumped off rocks
tamed a "bear"

(click to enlarge)

it was pretty fantastic.

i've said it before, and i'll say it again, i love my family.

i only wish levi and ivy could have joined us.

sidenote: if you are ever in the big bear area and would like to go out on a boat or try any watersports, do yourself a favor and contact designated wake sports and ask for chris.

see? there he is (a second after this photo was taken, he pushed zachary in - heheehe). he was amazing. super patient, very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and just an all around good guy. we will definitely be going back to him again in the future.


  1. what on earth is farkle? looks so pretty there!

  2. it's a dice game. isn't that the best/worst/weirdest name ever??

  3. Looks SO fun! I have never been to Big Bear...one day, for sure!

  4. I miss Big Bear Lake. I miss California! :(
    Glad that you had such a good time, though!

  5. Aww, that looks like it was simply wonderful! I'm glad you two had fun. :)

    Enter my photo caption contest!

  6. Amazing! Your blog makes me want to move out west...

  7. that looks like such a great trip...I love Big Bear, so beautiful!

  8. We have a place up in Big Bear. Looks like you all had a great time! We go up several times each year. My favorite time of the year though is summer time. So beautiful.


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