Monday, January 18, 2010

Bear Lake in Review

I've adored taking walks lately.  Bundling up in the cold, blasting my iPod, and just thinking.  Just giving me time to think that isn't fraught with anxiety or fear.  It really clears my head and makes me calm.  So this weekend while we were at the Lake that is Bear, Brandon and I went on a beautiful walk by the lake.  Here are a few pics we took.  So lame to say, but the one hour we were out together felt magical.


Walking from the cabin, getting ready to make the trek to the lake...





This was a wave that had frozen just as it was cresting.  We were walking on what we thought was the beach, only to realize that...

We were actully walking on the frozen lake.  We heard a huge CRAAAAAAAACK and realized we better get back on the sand before we were waist deep in frozen lake water.  I felt all adventurous!


Where the ice met the lake.  Brandon wouldn't let me get any closer, but isn't it beautiful?


Shadow games.


I love him.

The trip was amazing.  Here are a few more pics of the weekend.

Boys and their acrobatic shenanigans.  Cheerleaders.  Hrrrm....
Here they are shooting.  They shot targets and clay pigeons and had all sorts of guns to practice with.  Shot guns, rifles, snipers...I'm proud to say my hubby was the Shooting Master.  Must be all that Halo...haha.

Here's me and twinner cuddled up by the fire, chatting away...



Steve, Jonny, and Ryan acting like proper idiots and JUMPING IN THE LAKE. We caught it on video, but unfortunately as of yet have uploaded it onto the computer.  I think the icing on the cake was when all three were booking it back to the truck, and Stevie was clinging to his shorts to keep them on his skinny bum bum, and he yelled so loud it echoed, HOOOOOLY BAAAAALL SAAAAACK!  Ah-maz-ing!


Some of the girls I played with: Sis-in-law Angela, Stacy, and Haley.

Thanks Brett 'n Ang for letting us frolic with you and your kick arse friends.  :)

17 comments:

Kerri said...

It looks beautiful! I am so jealous- I would love to get out of this city. I am just not a city girl at all, but the husband works in advertising so it's a must. As for the jumping in the lake- crazy!! I have been cold all winter just sitting at home in blankets, so jumping in a frozen lake sounds insane. :P

bananas said...

1. I ADORE your jacket. You must tell me where you got it.

2. I love that blanket you're all snuggled in by the fireplace!

It sounds great but looks COOOOOOOLD. It would freeze my Californian titties off.

Do you feel all chillaxed?

Eating Alone said...

You people are NUTS!!! How do you live in that kind of cold! The only ice I ever see is in my drink. Well if you had fun I guess it's worth it. But I'll take my sunshine and 78.

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun Brie, the pics are awesome! It feels good to take time out away from our everyday routine.

allegri said...

When I lived up in Minnesota we would jump into the half frozen lake every spring (of course we this usually straight from the sauna + back...) but man. Exhilaration!

These pics are amazing! I really need to make it out to Bear Lake sometime! Glad you had a great time!

Cammy said...

Incredible landscape. So glad you had a good trip! I hope it gave you a chance to unwind and clear your mind out a bit, keep swimming this week, Brie. <3

t. said...

ooh - i am envious! i want to frolic in a frozen tundra, too! and sit by a fireplace. it looks like so much fun.

i'm glad you were able to get away and enjoy yourself.

brie said...

thanks, all, i truly had a fun and relaxing time - i'm happy because a lot of the time when i am on vacation and not at home and in my usual routine, i kinda flip, but i really just let myself relax and EAT and it was fabulous. :)

brie said...

Oh and Bananas I got my coat at Costco. Who woulda thought, right?

Cammy said...

I was going to hit you up for some animal sightings, but I guess maybe all sensible critters were staying out of that weather?

brie said...

Cammy! We saw four deer (that we nearly hit with our car!) and 2 skunks.

How's that 'fer wildlife? ;)

Alexandra Rising said...

Snow has a very special place in my heart and these pictures were very fun to look at because of that. The frozen lake: Very cool.
Looks like a lovely, relaxing vacation! I hope it was :)

Alexandra Rising said...

Ohh PS Your Live Traffic thing? Kinda creeptastic!

CG said...

so jealous!! you deserved a weekend like this. xoxo

Sorcerer said...

wow!! the pics are soo lovely and awesome :)

Stumbled across your blog!

Cammy said...

Oooh where they mule deer or white-tails? Were the skunks spotted or striped? I am jealous of your western species!

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

The pics are great. Looks like you were really able to enjoy yourself. Love the scenery. :)