Looking back on life, there are certain moments we replay in our minds over and over. There are times that capture our hearts and we revisit them often to bring us joy and happiness. This past weekends has carved out another little nook in my happy thoughts.
We headed up to Bear Lake on Saturday and were thrilled that my family decided to come with us. Dad rented a boat and we spent a good portion of the day cruising around and trying to see who could get up on waterskis. However, the fun part was the invention of Boogie Skiing. Hanging on to the boogie board while being pulled by the boat was a blast for those that tried it. I think that my sister drank half the water in the lake.
Poor Dustin wasn’t able to get into the water. He had knee surgery last week and can’t get his knee wet. He sat seriously considering whether or not he could water ski and if it would seriously damage his knee. What was he thinking. Bless his heart, he sat and held Toad the whole time and kept him in smiles.
Derek was awesome with the other two kiddos. He helped coach Kaeson into the water and showed him how to dive. What an awesome uncle. Dayn was asleep for the majority of the time. Dalton tried to ski and hurt his foot. All in all though, it was a blast.
Mom wasn’t able to make it. She had a last mintue school meeting that she had to attend. We missed her. You have to be there next time mom. Dad was king of the boat. He left his suit at home and was remiss that he couldn’t get into the water with the kiddos.
When I was a teen, my family had a boat. We spent nearly every weekend up on one lake or another. It brought back so many fun memories of boating with the family and the fun times that we used to have. Family vacations were spent lounging at Lake Powell on a houseboat and having lunch at Lost Eden. Those were incredible time. The boat was sold while I was on my mission. My parents had three missionaries out at one time and corners had to be cut. I still fell bad at the sacrifices that my parents made but I know that they would do it again for me in a heartbeat.
Being on this trip made me really appreciate my family and how much they mean to me. It was a time where nothing else mattered. It was just me and my family and enjoying simple moments. Isn’t that what life is all about.