The Kinsman Family Reunion is always something that I look forward to every summer. This year, I wasn't sure if Isaac and I would be able to make it because we would still be in school when it was going on (June 22-29) but since we live only 3 hours away from Bear Lake we made the trip down for the weekend. I didn't get many pictures, but I know my mom did. I might have to steal some from her later haha.
Isaac and I drove the scenic route to Bear Lake through Wyoming. It was beautiful!
We had a great time on the drive- singing and admiring the scenery the whole way there :)
We got to Bear Lake at about 9:20 p.m. Isaac had to take a test before we left and it was a doosey, but once we got to the resort we went swimming in the pool with the family, forgetting all about school ;)
|View of the Lake from our room on Saturday morning|
|I got to play with this cutie all weekend! His brother too, but I suck at taking pictures|
and didn't get any of him
|Loving those squirt guns!|
On Saturday, we took about a million family pictures, and then headed out to the lake to play all day long! The family rented jet ski's, a boat and some tubes and everyone seemed to have fun :) Isaac and I rode on the jet ski's for a little bit but didn't go too crazy since Isaac forgot to bring contacts, so we didn't want to lose his glasses. The water was freezing, but I thought it felt great, just like the Oregon Coast ;)
That night we played a game where there is a big ball of saran wrap, and in between the layers are different prizes. Everyone takes turns rolling the dice and whenever you get doubles you get your turn at unwrapping it all. It was super fun! Isaac was a lot luckier than I was. I think I rolled doubles like maybe 3 times haha!
On Sunday we went to church and boy was it crowded in there! The whole chapel, gym and stage was full of people! Tayler ran into a sister missionary from his mission, which was so crazy but fun! We had a big family potluck afterwards and then Isaac and I had to leave :( It's always so sad to leave family and drive back up to isolated Rexburg, but I'm glad we made the trek down :)
|Bull riding at the rodeo!|
The next weekend (July 1st), Isaac's niece Chloe got baptized, so his whole family was in town. It was a busy day! Chloe got baptized at 10, then we (Isaac, his sister and mom) just spent some time at his parent's hotel while Phil (Isaac's dad got some R&R). Then we went to an art museum in Idaho Falls and met up with his brother Sterlings family. It happened to be Isaac's best friends birthday that day as well, so we met up with them in Idaho Falls hoping to do some rock climbing and laser tag, but it was closed early due to it being the 4th of July weekend.
So we just headed back to Rexburg to go eat some yummy dinner and Casa de Ochoa (which is right across the street from our new apartment!) and made plans to go to the rodeo that night instead. It was a pretty good rodeo! Isaac had never been to one, and I think it was pretty obvious to everyone around us from the comments he was making hahaha! Oh, and Isaac's whole family decided they wanted to come to! So we partied it up :)
|Isaac and I at the parade!|
Rexburg does a 4th of July parade every year, and since Isaac and I didn't really have any other plans that day, except for relaxing from our day off school, we decided to go! It was a pretty good parade, I enjoyed it :)
|Thought this float was pretty cool!|
So the one flaw about Rexburg is that they don't do fireworks :( So everyone and their dog heads out to Idaho Falls for their HUGE show, but Isaac and I didn't want to have to deal with traffic. I did some digging and found a show that they were doing in a smaller town, only about 10 minutes from us in Menan. It was a good show! I love fireworks :) Also, I don't know what the deal is with Rexburg, but Menan was like 20x's prettier, and it's only 10 minutes away! I almost felt like I was in Oregon! (It was kind of dark, so I don't know what I would think if we went back during the daytime lol.)
After that show, Isaac and I went back to our apartment and threw around some pop-its, and lit up some flowers :) Overall, we had a great family and fun filled couple of weeks :)
P.S. School finally got out this last week on the 18th!
P.P.S. Oh and Isaac got a job and just started this last weekend! We were both
so excited, and so far he really likes it :)