In July we went to Big Bear Lake with my family. Last year we decided to go somewhere and the hunt was on for an easy location. Initially we considered San Diego but availability and affordability had us quickly looking elsewhere. On day I pulled out a map and looked for a mountain lake anywhere between Tucson and the Bay Area. Big Bear fit the bill perfectly.
Matthew was thrilled to be along for the ride.
My sister Laura generously sat between 2 grouchy babies.
A required stop for any decent road trip.
We LOVED playing games with cousins.
One activity was going up the ski hill and taking a short hike.
This is the ride up the hill.
And the ride down the hill.
We took a family picture at the top and I need to find an
expert at Photoshop to help create the perfect picture.
Can you tell what he had for lunch?
Parker is the oldest cousin and completely adored by the little folk.
Matthew got a lot of love this week.
I was not on this boat ride.
Jackson had his first S'more and it blew his mind.
Scott had lots of time with his boys.
I told you Matthew got a lot of love this week!
Jackson seems so grown up now with another baby (sometimes).
I didn't know he'd eat an apple whole or play with LEGOs!
We went to their little downtown place for a treat and a dance party.
Logan is so cute!
The big kids got to pan for gold while Jackson just made a mess.
They had an alpine slide and these 2 thought they were big enough to go down alone.
Cousins in the hot tub!
Nice lunch Melissa.
We had such a great time with family and can't wait until next year!!