What a wonderful week we had. We spent the 1st through the 8th up in Big Bear. A much needed vacation for all of us. Although Jared still had to work a little while we were there. The kids were so happy to be away from home and in a new home. We stayed in a beautiful home with a beautiful view of the lake. It was nice just to be away from everyday life and enjoy the beautiful mountains and scenery. We had a little friendly squirrel that would come every morning looking for peanuts. We spent the 4th of July there and barbequed, took a boat around the lake and watched fireworks. All the boats gather around and they set the fireworks off over the middle of the lake. It was pretty cool. Jared and Julian spent a little father and son fishing. Payton tried for a minute and was a little impatient. They unfortunately didn't catch anything. Good thing though. We would have cooked it for dinner and I am not sure I know how to gut it and cook fish.
Jared ended up working one day so I took the kids to the zoo that they have up there. It wasn't as big as the LA Zoo but bigger than a petting zoo. Just enough for them to walk through and they were done. Other than that we just hung around the house and went in the hot tub which wasn't that hot. It was like a bathtub. On Friday the Finnigans came up and spent a couple of days with us. It was so fun to have company and the kids were happy to have some friends around. We took the boat out again and had a great time.
Here are some other pictures from our trip and of the new toys that Jared bought. They are for the kids but I think for himself as well.