Friday, July 6, 2012

Fun In "The Bear"

Hello from Big Bear again.  I don't think I posted any photos from day two up here, so here are a few.  We mostly spent the day on the lake.  It was breezy and chilly on the water, but that didn't stop us from having fun.
Such happy faces.
I have a photo of my husband doing this exact same pose on the front of the boat that my son is doing here.
We cruised the lake, and did some fishing.  Caught a few trout, but let them go.  We made picnic lunches and had lots of good snacks, and a perfect day.
I have no idea what Noah was yelling in this photo, but I love the looks on both he and Claire's faces.
I slept like a rock again the second night.  This is what we saw upon opening the shades in the motorhome.

The moon was still in the sky, and it was so still and pretty outside.  Geeps brought me a cup of coffee in bed to have while I caught up on my favorite blogs.
My son Drew and his girlfriend Diana arrived from the cabin and I put them to work making guacamole.
Despite the breezy and cooler weather we are having here, both of them got quite sunburned the day before and were pretty ouchy!
We loaded up and headed out again for a day on the water.
I finished the first book in the 50 Shades series.
Hannah caught her first fish, and reeled it in all by herself!!!
It was a good sized rainbow trout, and we cooked it for dinner.  Geeps took a swim and thought it was refreshing.
Hannah and Claire wanted to go swimming in the worst way.  We told them it was cold.  But they wanted to go in.  So their Mommy and Daddy got them all suited up. 
Jake jumped in first.  Then Hannah was brave enough to jump in.
But she climbed the ladder back out almost as fast as she jumped in!!!! 
Next Claire decided that she should try it for herself to see if the water was as cold as everyone was saying.
But she was not about to stay in that lake!!!!  Now they know!!  Big Bear Lake is COLD!!!!
I will see you tomorrow with more fun on the lake.
XO  Kris


Cheryl said...

Looks like the perfect family getaway to me....such happy faces and what great pictures. I'm cold just looking at the little ones in the water!!!!

my4lilgirls said...

Oh so lovely, what a blessing to have all your family on vacation together.
I love the pic of you grandkids so sweet & cute.
Rainbow trout for dinner Yum!!!!
Enjoy lots of love Karen x

Nana Go-Go said...

Aw, poor little mite! Hope she warmed up fast. Fab pics and looks like a fab family holiday. Thanks so much for sharing.Have a great weekend. x

corners of my life said...

Looks like such fun for the family.
"Breezy and chilly would be a welcome relief.

Kerri said...

Such fun family memories! Your pictures are gorgeous!!

Eileen said...

Hi Kris,
Looks like you and your family are having a marvelous vacation. And spending it with the grandchildren makes it so much better. They always make life more delightful. :-)

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

That look on Claires face is priceless. You should have told her it was thaaaaaat cold! lol Enjoy your time away. It must feel good to be feeling like your old self again. Let's get together when you get back. Patty

Tania @ Out Back said...

Looks like you are having perfect weather for your break away, and everyone looks to be having a wonderful time! The lake looks so lovely in the morning sun...what better way to wake up :)


by Teresa said...

Kris, it looks like you all are having a blast! The lake we go to is a wilderness type camp, no cell phone coverage, from the lake you can't see any of the campsites... so the shot of you reading blogs in bed with coffee cracked me up. No electricity either! We head there in the 2nd week of Aug. As I say, you guys know how to have fun! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mereknits said...

IT looks like a perfect day, even that very sad, cold face in the last picture. Love that your family is so close and loves to be together.
Have fun,

Grayseasailor said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, Kris! I have fond memories of our family times at Lake Tahoe and Trinity Lake, both known for being cold , too.
I am so excited that our forecast is for HOT weather, finally :)
Continued joy to you and yours...
Gracie <3

Jill said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time and beautiful weather!! Enjoy!


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What a lovely time, I wish you would send some of that cool weather my way:)

Robyn said...

What a great day together.. You have a BEAUTIFUL motor home.. Hannah is SO adorable.. I had to laugh when she wanted to get out as soon as possible.. What a face!.. Reminded me of when I used to do that in the pool with my dad when I was little.. I never liked the water, it always scared me but once in a while like Hannah I was venture but then out just as quick as in.. LOL
Robyn :)

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

As always, I enjoy an time I can spend with you and your family at "The Bear". Another priceless trip. That last photo is a keeper. Blackmail for those teen years. Hope you all get home safely and can get everything put away and relax.

Wonderful day in the yard. 5 days straight over 100. It was nice to finally throw open the blinds and head outside.

Big Bear Hugs,

Susanne said...

Awwww, that last picture just makes me want to grab a nice warm blanket and wrap it around her and snuggle her up. Highly doubtful that she will forget that experience and the look on her face says it all. What a wonderful bunch of family photos, just perfect for a lovely scrapbook.
Susanne :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like the best family time! We had a family time at the lake this weekend...we did lots of fishing and eating!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful camping/boating trip, Kris! Your poor grandgirls did find out the hard way that the water is cold!

So, what did you think of the book? I've heard so much buzz about it.