These past few days we were out of town to the ranch/Bear Lake. We left Sunday night after Cory got off work and drove to the ranch. Our kids have never really traveled anywhere in the dark so it was a whole new experience. I learned just how afraid of the dark Kennedy is because every light made her nervous. Then Cory made it worse by telling them to look for animals on the road cause their eyes would be glowing... *eye roll* so that really freaked her out. But hey, they stayed alert and awake!
We got there just before 10pm and got everyone settled for the night. As we were laying in bed I realized just how relaxed I felt. My favorite thing about the ranch is how we can go off the grid. There's no cell service and nothing to worry about. It's amazing. Nothing but us and the cows. We'd never been up there with just our little family before and I told Cory we needed to do it more often.
The next morning we hung around for a while waiting for my family to arrive to have some fun.
Finally everyone arrived and we started the fun with some 4-wheeler rides. However, it was kind of hot at this point so we opted for some lunch and games inside for a bit. After a couple hours my brother from Cheyenne arrived and the party really started! There was lots of badminton playing
Tuesday was our Bear Lake day!! Our amazing neighbors have a cabin up there and they let us use their beach which was heavenly!! No one around at all! It was so greatly appreciated.There was just enough sand to keep the kids occupied and happy.
My parents also brought their kayaks and the kids had a blast on those ALL DAY LONG! Kennedy is a little kayaking machine!! That girl can cruise!
After sufficiently wearing ourselves out, we went back to my parents campground, showered, and mostly everyone hung out together having a great time laughing and talking. It's not like our usual family gatherings are lame, but this one was just really great. I can't really explain it. I sure do love my family.
It was hard to say goodbye to my brother again, but hopefully they'll be out in a couple months when we bless our little guy. Kennedy and my nephew Brecken really buddied up this time and played so freaking cutely together!! It's probably the pregnancy hormones but it made me cry a few times. I just felt very blessed the last few days to have such great people in my life. It could also be that I've been a prisoner in my house this summer and getting out gave me a whole new perspective haha. Either way it was a fantastic trip and I can't wait to do it again.
See you soon!