Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fun at Lake Chelan!

Mitch and I spent the last week in Chelan, Washington. Our brother-in-law's parents have a lakehouse up there and their family graciously invited to host ours. It was SOOOOO much fun! I can't imagine a more relaxing way to end our seven week break before the semester starts! Especially because this semester will probably be the hardest semester so far for both of us. We're both taking online classes and then, just as midterms end, our baby comes! So, needless to say, this was a much-needed relaxation! :o)

We spent the week relaxing all day on the beach/park by the waterfront. At first, I wasn't too excited because I figured there wasn't much i'd be able to do. However, it was SOOO fun watching everyone else jetskiing, tubing, etc. and riding on the boat that I hardly noticed!

Mitch had never ridden or driven a jetski before and was so excited to try it! They'd had tons of fun with four wheelers before, but not jetskis! It was so fun watching him having fun on them all week. He, his brother Ethan, and their dad had so much fun spinning and riding crazy fast all week. In fact, by the end of the week, their dad voted them more fun than four wheelers!

(This is a picture of Mitch and his dad on their first jetski ride! They were so good at driving them right off the bat!)

Danny (our brother-in-law) and his family are experts at everything boating on Lake Chelan. Their lakehouse was a walk away and they took us all over the place. What perfect hosts! It was fun to see them in all their expertise, teaching us and showing us how to do one of their favorite family activities. One day we boated up this long, narrow lake to the very end. We had tons of fun jumping off of one of the short cliffs and into the (freezing cold) water! Danny showed us how it was done...
Then Mitch and Ethan jumped off a 50 foot cliff, twice! It was awesome watching my brave boy jump right off!The cutest part of the week was a little family of baby ducks. There was a mama and her five babies. They loved being fed anything we had and would climb all over our legs, towels, etc. We even held a few of them!
Mitch managed to have a lot of fun last week, despite his ankle that he sprained pretty badly while we were staying with his family at a bed and breakfast on the way to Chelan. It was swollen all week and is just starting to get better. Poor guy!
We had SO much fun, and Danny's family was a blast to hang out with all week! Thank you, Bean family! :o)


  1. What a fabulous much-need vacation! Ooo, I'm jealous!

  2. Brad's sister, Adrianne Bird, spends time EVERY summer in Lake CHelan and loves it! What a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the blessings offered us by Heavenly Father

  3. Beautiful Beautiful Washington! I'm jealous, too - it looks like it was a wonderful trip - I'm so glad you got to take some time off!


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