Bear Lake, Utah

Bear Lake holds a special place in our hearts. In high school, right when Trent and I were first getting to know each other, he invited my sister and I to come on a family trip with him. To this day he still has no idea why he invited us, Heavenly Father is so good. We went with his family for two summers in a row, we laughed, we made memories, we actually had our first kiss here. Bear Lake is the place where I began to fall in love with this darling boy and his wonderful family.

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We were so excited when we began to plan our Bear Lake trip this year with Trent’s family. Trent and I got off the plane from Mexico the night before and then headed up to Bear Lake the next day. We were a bit exhausted, but it was totally worth it. We got up there later in the evening and had a delicious dinner at Cafe Sabor. It was so fun to be surrounded by family and enjoying the gorgeous scenery up there. The following days were filled with boating and playing on the beach. It was actually quite a cold weekend when we were up there but despite the cold, we all jumped in and had a wonderful time.

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One of my favorite parts of the trip was enjoying Juanito Bandito and Disney’s Tarzan at the Pickleville Playhouse. Juanito Bandito is one of the most hilarious and creative productions I have ever seen. Many of us were crying we were laughing so hard. Trent and I loved it so much we have talked multiple times about returning just to see the show. If you go to Bear Lake, we highly recommend a stop at one of these shows. You won’t regret it.

I’m still working on surfing and thanks to Trent’s sister and brother in law, I’m getting it! Their Brigade Surf Boards are my favorite and I love it every time we go!

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The week went by much too fast, as trips often do. Can’t wait to go back soon!

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Summer Time

School is out for the summer and for some reason, life’s been just as busy as when I was teaching. It’s crazy to me how the days fill up so fast and I forget to take time to enjoy this break. Trent’s taking Chemistry this summer so that also adds to the busyness but luckily we still find time to do some fun things! We’ve loved hanging out with our families and exploring Utah. Trent and I talked about going on a big trip this summer but nothing perfect seemed to come around. elizaphoto (26 of 41)

Yesterday I got an email about cheap tickets to Cancun and on a whim, we booked them! Ah! I’m a little nervous about this last minute trip but I couldn’t be more excited to spend some quality time with T. Neither of us have been to Cancun so we need all the advice. Where are the best places to stay, fun things to do? Give us all the info!

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So grateful for this crazy, adventurous life we have!

Turks and Caicos

 

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Life has been crazy around here but I finally got around to blogging about our Turks and Caicos trip…thanks to a sick Saturday spent on the couch. Every picture I look at makes me want to go back so it’s probably a good thing it has taken me this long…I’m definitely ready for summer.

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We were invited to go on this trip by Trent’s sister and brother-in-law and boy are we glad that we said yes. It was AMAZING! The water was perfect, the weather was perfect, everything about this place is prefect. I don’t know if it was the time of year we went but there were very little bugs and I think I saw one mosquito. The food was amazing and I could definitely live the island life.

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Dean and Colby who invited us on the blessed trip!

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Goodness I love this boy. 

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We spent most of our time surfing with Wake to Wake and it was a blast. Working with Nat and Mark was amazing and we would definitely go back just to hang out with them. They offer prime wake surfing along with all other boating accommodations and sometimes their dolphin friend will tag along! You can wakeboard, ski, tube or simply have them take you to different islands near Turks and Caicos. Nat and Mark are both great teachers and they make you feel like family. If you are ever in Turks and Caicos, a day with Wake to Wake is definitely a must!

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Trent’s brother-in-law, Colby, has a company called Brigade Wakesurfing who specialize in state of the art surf boards. Wake to wake works with Brigade to give surfers the best quality of boards. It was so much fun to ride their different boards and try all of them out! The company also brought two pro surfers, Jake Caster and Cole Sorensen, to surf the boards. They were amazing! It was incredible to see the different tricks they could do on a surfboard and how easy they made it look. We were all so impressed!

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Even us amateurs had some serious fun! Trent’s sister, Dean, is getting REALLY good! I was trying to learn from her! Surfing is such a fun thing to do while boating. Not a lot of high stress because you’re not going too fast but you can still do lots of neat tricks and moves.

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I’m definitely still an newbie when it comes to surfing but Trent and I accomplished a major trick on this trip. We were pretty darn proud of ourselves 😉

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On the trip, we visited smaller islands, jumped off a shipwreck, night surfed and did so many other amazing things. It felt so good to relax on a boat, soak up some rays and recuperate from this crazy thing called life. It was truly an unforgettable trip and I can’t wait to go back!

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My favorite suit from the trip. Gotta love Ablion Fit

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Until next time!

Birthday Adventures

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Sometimes I’m a little reluctant to join Trent on his adventures. I worry about all the things I probably should be doing or I get a little nervous because I’m just not as brave as he is. Trent sometimes has to really talk me into these things. However, I am always so grateful that I went once we’ve gone. I love the car rides traveling to and from our destination, I love the wonderful conversations Trent and I have, I love the gorgeous views we stumble across and I simply love being with Trent. Every adventure we go on brings us closer and closer together and I couldn’t be more grateful.

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This Saturday we went and explored Guardsman Pass up Big Cottonwood Canyon. The snow really hasn’t been great this year but we’re trying to make the most of it. We explored the trails, found big clearings to play in and had so much fun! There are so many gorgeous cabins up there and the scenery was spectacular.

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I’m not very good on a snowmobile but I’ve loved learning more and more with Trent as we go more often. He is incredible on those things and they mostly scare me to death. It’s fun to have a way to travel to unknown spots in the mountains and explore places no one else has been. I’m hoping for one more big snow storm this year so that we can go at least a couple more times before the season is over.

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It was Trent’s birthday on Friday and this adventure was part of the celebratory weekend. I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful husband who is always finding the fun and the good in life!

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Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Winter Wonderland

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Hello friends! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA. Things tend to get a little crazy over here and then when I get a spare minute, all I want to do is spend time with T. With my teaching job I get a little over a week off of work for Christmas break and it has been nothing short of magical. Trent and I have spent our days playing with family, catching up on much needed sleep/staying up way too late watching movies, going on adventures and simply enjoying each other. I have a feeling that going back to school is not going to be very pretty…

Our Christmas was spent bouncing back and forth between families and eating a lot of food. We feel so blessed to have both our families so close and we’re soaking up every minute we can with them.

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Yesterday we went and saw The Greatest Showman with my family. It was the second time Trent and I had seen it and we can easily say that we are OBSESSED. Trent and I will blast the soundtrack in the car, sing it as we walk down the street and we’re determined to learn some of the dances. It is such an amazing, uplifting movie, and we HIGHLY recommend everyone go see it. It is definitely worth your time.

After the movie, Trent took me on a short snowmobile ride up Big Cottonwood Canyon and it was a blast! We rode together and explored the beautiful canyon. There is something truly magical about snow covered pines and fresh powder. Utah hasn’t received as much snow as it usually does (which is a definite bummer) but we were lucky enough to find some!

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My toes eventually froze (anyone have suggestions for really good snow boots?) and then we drove home to a lazy, perfect night. It was such a fun day and I feel so lucky to be married to Trent.  Life truly is a marvelous adventure.

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Hope everyone is having  a safe and happy Holiday season!

Love, Eliza

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