July 6, Josh and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by taking a little family trip to Bear Lake for a few days. Okay, so it isn't a trip to Europe or Hawaii, but I think it was the responsible thing to do with five little kids and $15,000 worth of doctor bills from a new baby coming in. (Yes, that is our family medical deductible. Good thing Johnny is so wonderful because he is going to cost us a fortune.) We did have our own private island at Bear Lake! It is always nice to get a way for a few days.
All the kids need to be really happy is a swimming pool, check, and TV, check. (We don't have cable at home. The kids get too much screen time with the computer and occasional movies and video games.) Of course we did a few fun outings too. I remember gong to Minetonka Cave as a child on a field trip so we took the family. It was awesome. We also took Caleb and Cara to Pickleville Playhouse. Live theater is always a treat and Pickleville does and awesome job!
It is always hard to come back from vacation so we kept the outings going. Caleb wanted to do go-carts in Bear Lake but there is a better track, that costs less in Logan so we went and gave it a try. The kids loved it, including the big kid, Josh.
Why not celebrate our first 10 years with our kids, really that is what the last 10 years has been all about. I have been pregnant 4 of the 10 years and have had a baby 4 of the 10 years. I have decided this is phase 1 of married life, have children. Phase 2 will take the next 20 years, raise children. I'm excited about completing phase 1 and totally focusing on phase 2.