July 12, 2010

Lions, Tigers? Nope. But Bears! OH MY!

Last week marked the annual Jeff and Valerie Calaway family trip to Priest Lake and it was a blast, as usual. We were there from Sunday to Saturday and the only rain we got was on our trip up to the lake. Beautiful weather, lots of tubing, skiing, and wake boarding (none done by me, of course) and laying out to get tan (read: red) was what the week consisted of. And, as always, good food and great company. The only difference in our trip this year was. . . a bear. Oh yes. A bear. We were sitting down one night, watching a movie and suddenly I looked to the back porch and there's a cuddly little (read: large) black bear walking across the porch. No big deal. My first reaction was to lock the doors. Please, laugh. I did after I realized the absurdity of that thought. I don't think a locked door would keep a disgruntled, or hungry for that matter, bear out of a house. Luckily, this was about the most docile bear that ever was to be seen and he was out of there so fast we didn't even get a picture. Darn it. Other than that, we had a very uneventful, relaxing week. And here are the pictures to prove it. :)

Warning: Lots of pictures ahead!

Oh, and these are in no particular order, by the way.

Dallin, Blaine and Devin on the Molecule

Colton loved "Ja-nosh" (Janelle)'s sunglasses and decided to sport em one of the days, along with his awesome wetsuit, which Derek and Bradley wore when they were little guys.

He had just finished saying "Good yuck!" And giving me a thumbs up. So cute.

Hillary, Blaine and Colton about to go tubing. Colton was the one to request the tube ride. I was impressed. He acutally loved it.

Blaine and Colton on the tube

The gym you ask? Oh, it's that way.

I feel like this caption should read "NACHOOOOOOOOO!" :)

Bradley decided it'd be cool to ride the tube upside down. And no, he never fell off. I know, miraculous!

Dallin and Bradley look a little bored... hmmm...

Just strikin a pose, playin it cool.

Dallin skiing

Skiing again!

A close up of the skiier. :)

A crazy jump that Dallin made.

Dallin and Hillary

Have you noticed how I am in none of these pictures? It's what happens when you're 6 months preggars and on a boating trip. :)

Devin waterskiing

Devin's sweet mullet that he just cut yesterday. We're kinda sad, we liked it :)

Dallin on the tube and havin fun!

Just chillaxin before the real fun began. :)

And there you have it. Our Priest Lake adventure! With no pictures of me. :) Oh, and by the way, I'm 24 weeks! 6 months! Woo-hoo!


Megan said...

Glad you had a fun trip! I'm with you - being pregnant in the summer is no fun. I've spent my summer on the lake so far being either the flag holder or boat driver. No tubing for me this year :(

tammy said...

Hi Ashley,
I was checking Hillary's blog and saw you had this recent post of your trip so I had to check it out. What great pictures! Not just of Colton but the family and all the fun! Looks like you had gorgeous weather and a great time.