Joy in the Journey: A Big, Blue Lake, Family Bonding and a Yummy, Easy Dessert!

Hope your 4th of July celebration was great! Mine was filled with water sports, beach time, family bonding, and chili dogs and this dessert for dinner!

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An easy, quick dessert–white cake, whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries!

For four days, thirty-eight direct decedents of my parents gathered together at beautiful Bear Lake–the bluest, clearest lake on the planet. Why is it so blue? The lake contains calcium carbonate (lime) that reflect the water’s natural blue color back to the surface. It is know as the “Caribbean of the Rockies.” If you ever make it to Northern Utah, you must have a peak!

Some of these pics were taken with my iPhone and others with my Canon Rebel.

It was adorable how all the little cousins just wanted to hang out with Sage. She surfed with each child (who was daring enough) and told them her name was “Barbie” so that’s what they called her the entire time! Sage learned how to jump the wake and Brecken learned how to surf and wakeboard!

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And, I had a blast tubbing with two of my sisters! Let me introduce you to the family. Below the tubbing pic is my family (minus Collin and in addition to Stefyn’s sister, Paityn). (No, we didn’t wear wear white shirts and dresses while camping. This was taken on Sunday and half of us were still in our church clothes. You know how it goes–last minute group shot before everyone leaves!)

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Next is my second oldest sister, Debbie, and her daughter, Heather (and family). She has two sons and another grandson who weren’t able to attend. Below Debbie is my younger sister, Angela, with two of their four children. She has a daughter getting married next week!

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Next is my third sister, Becky, and her ENTIRE family. Wow–she’s only three years older than me and just look at all those grandkids! Below that pic is the eldest sister, Carolyn. She actually has 12 more grandchildren and four children who weren’t able to attend.

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Oh, how I love this great big family of mine! It’s honestly surreal to see my little nieces and nephews have families of their own!

Here are just a few more fun pics from the week:

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Just over two weeks ’til I’m on HSN! I’ve been playing with the product and can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with!

Lisa

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5 Responses to “Joy in the Journey: A Big, Blue Lake, Family Bonding and a Yummy, Easy Dessert!”

  1. kat-in-texas says:

    Love your family pics!! My observations: Taylor barely looks pregnant and Steve is SKINNY!!!! GO STEVE!!!

    • lisabearnson says:

      Steve has lost 50 pounds in the past seven months!! And you’re right–Taylor is almost six months along and doesn’t look pregnant!

  2. mandyb says:

    great shots….love the family ones….so precious to take these pics while you are all together
    and just think…next time Collin will be back in them and you will have a new member as well

    I think Steve looks amazing…what ever he is doing…it is working…….and miss Taylor..where is she hiding her belly..???? she is looking so so good though xxxxx

  3. Leslie S. says:

    Love the photos of your family. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  4. Denise Ward says:

    Great pix, Lisa!! It looks like everyone had a great time. I will have to tell my husband about this place. He LOVES clear water like this! :)
    The pic of the two little blondies (under the pic of your husband) in the collection is SO darling. The faces have so much expression. And I think the one on the left is a future crafter by the level of concentration used in coloring. :D
    Looking forward to seeing you on HSN next week!

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