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.
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.
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!
The week went by much too fast, as trips often do. Can’t wait to go back soon!
We’ve had weeks of gorgeous spring weather around here and then when Saturday came, it was pouring rain. I was just planning on sitting on the couch all day but luckily I have a husband who is always up for something fun!
Trent’s brother in law asked him to take care of a this darling jeep that he was gifting to his wife for Mothers Day and boy did we take care of it. 😉 (Don’t worry, we had complete permission to take it up in the mountains and we gave the car a solid wash when we were done, I promise!)
We went up to Saratoga Springs and cruised through the mountains all afternoon. It was a complete blast! They have tons of trails weaving all through the mountains for four wheelers, side by sides and little red jeeps.
I am so grateful for Trent and the wonderful adventure we call life. I have 10 days left of school and although I’m going to miss the little kiddos I teach, I can’t wait to have more time with Trent. This has been an exhausting school year for me and I’m excited to actually have more energy to be able to do things with T. This summer we have some fun things planned and I can’t wait, but until then, here’s to rainy weekend adventures!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Happy Birthday Sweetheart!
We haven’t had a legit family vacation in about 2 years and this vacation was nothing short of amazing! Not only did we have 4 new brother-in-laws to add to the fun but everything about it was perfect! We went up to a darling home in Victor Idaho and explored nature at it’s finest. The first day we got there, I came down with a terrible cold, so the family went and explored Jackson Hole and Trent took excellent care of me. Luckily I was MUCH better the next day!
All of these pictures were taken by my INCREDIBLE brother-in-law, Sam Featherstone. He has some serious skill! Go check out more of his work here!
Day two was spent rafting the Snake River and it was a total blast! Emma’s husband, Sam Featherstone, is amazing at a lot of things but he is also an excellent river guide. None of us died along the way although I’m sure some of us felt like we might.
Day three took us to Grand Teton National Park. We rode our bikes, swam in Jackson Lake and played all day. As we were swimming in the lake, Faith looked down and had a leech on her! We got it off but we were all a little freaked out after that, haha. The scenery up there is absolutely breathtaking and we loved every minute of it!
I’m so lucky to be apart of such a darling family! We get along so well and I can’t help but feel so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people. I look up to each and every one of them!
I finally got around to blogging the part of our Thailand trip that we spent in Krabi. It was unreal. Gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, amazing food, it couldn’t have been better. We pulled into our airbnb to find and it totally exceeded our expectations. We were staying in a little bungalow resort just of the coast. We were a short scooter ride from Ao Nang beach where there was lots of shopping and an amazing night life. There was also a darling Thai couple, Bob and Meaw, that took care of everything we needed and were so kind! Airbnb is definitely the way to travel and if you haven’t tried it yet, we totally recommend! Just make sure you read the reviews 😉
Our gorgeous pool that we had all to ourselves!
Shout out to Rad Swim for this darling suit! The material is so soft and super durable. It was one of my favorites from this trip!
Long Tail Boats
Our first day in Krabi we rented a long tail boat that took us to four different islands. The beaches were beautiful and the water was so warm. After we stopped at the last island we jumped off the boat and went snorkeling, it was amazing! There were so many moments during this trip that I just felt so lucky to be in Thailand with Trent.
Discover Scuba- Scuba Diving
The next day we went Scuba diving! Trent and I aren’t certified yet so we were able to do a discover scuba class where we don’t go as deep. It was an incredible experience! Our first dive was a simple dive to help us get to know the equipment and the feeling of everything. It was amazing! I always thought that I would be too scared to scuba dive but everything went so smoothly that there was nothing to be afraid of. Our instructor was a darling girl from Thailand who is an amazing diver. She told us about all her cool experiences and she made us want to get certified and dive all the time. For the second dive we went through a cave under an island and it was incredible! I got a little sketched out when I saw some jellyfish in the water but our instructor and Trent were both right next to me so I was totally fine. It’s hard to express how amazing it feels to be standing on the ocean floor looking up at the light breaking through the surface and thousands of fish swimming around you. There is nothing like it.
Tiger Cave Temple
Our last day in Thailand we decided to go to Tiger Cave Temple. When we left the house the cute Thai couple warned us that it looked like rain, little did we know that we were about to get completely drenched, haha. Trent and I got soaked as we road through the streets of Thailand. It was epic and totally hilarious. Tiger Cave Temple sits on the top of a tall mountain, once we reached the base of the temple we began the climb. We heard that it was an intense hike but we had no idea what we were in for. We climbed over 1,200 steps and not just your average stairs, they were huge. We were dying by the time we reached the top. It was definitely worth it but just be aware that it is a serious climb. The top of the temple was breathtaking. The view was unreal! We could have stayed up there for hours! Hiking down was an adventure because we had the monkeys to deal with. They were everywhere! One monkey pulled an earring out of a girl’s ear! They weren’t afraid of people at all and I was terrified. Trent eventually got me to warm up to them and we were able to feed them some bananas and they sat on our laps. It was amazing.
Krabi was an incredible place to visit and I already want to go back. This trip was unforgettable and I’m so grateful that I was able to be here with T. Can’t wait to see where life takes us next!