Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A New Year of Redfish Memories

Despite my worry over the stress and discomfort of camping this late in our pregnancy, it just wouldn't be summer without Redfish, so we ventured for this last weekend to one of my favorite places on earth.

It is so fun to see the next generation loving this place too... This is where as a kid myself I learned to ride my bike, learned to waterski, buried my Dad and uncles in the sand, walked to the store to get popsicles, sat in the shade and ate butterscotch brownies, rode in the boat and marveled at my Dad skiing, eventually took ski runs at dusk myself... Redfish is a huge memory in my childhood! And there is something so fulfilling about watching my own kids here- makes it worth it to go even though I'm not my best self right now...

Taron skiing!! I got tears in my eyes as Stephen and my mom helped Taron get up on the waterskiis! He did so good- one try was all it took and he made it over the rollers on the way back too! He also did great on the kneeboard and begged my Dad to take him whenever there was a spare minute. Keaton also thought about trying the kneeboard, but ended up being happier just swimming and playing- I think that kid could live in the water! Thanks to all my family that helped the boys try new things this trip!

Such a shame that the beautiful mountains got cut out of this picture... but good that you can't see my big belly! Pretty stylin' family :)

Coop did not like the tube at all at Island Park earlier this summer, but this time he hopped in with my cousin Koelle and loved it while Papa pulled him around :)

When Cooper saw the water fountain, I could tell a light came on and he remembered it immediately from last year. He loved playing with it and making water come out fast!

Getting packed up to go... A great trip, more comfortable than I had thought it might be for sure. I would have really regretted not going and am so glad that we did! Stephen also got the chance to teach Taron how to fly fish this trip and they both had some really successful mornings of fishing. We love summer, love this place and love our family that makes good times even better!


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