Lake Powell 2013

It was about 4.5 years ago that Josh asked me to go to Lake Powell with his family for the weekend. We had only been dating about a week and I said yes. It’s where I fell in love with him and his family. I love re-visiting each year with our little family and extended family.


Both J and Cal drove in our car this year since we have 2 portable DVD screens. The boys did great and were asleep in just minutes. They had so much fun together. J was still asleep when Cal woke up, and I heard this little whisper saying, “Jax, wake up!” they were inseparable.

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This year we had a lot of fun on the beach. J and his buds had so much fun in the sand.

J and cal and their second cousin Lance, the three amigos

J and cal and their second cousin Lance, the three amigos

The weather was awesome this year. It was kind of stormy so it wasn’t too hot. I spent most of my time tubing with this girl=) Tubing is my favorite thing to do, it makes me so sore!

photo(27) I even got to go on a couple runs with Whit. We did an early morning 3 miler on Thursday, and an evening 2.5 mile run in the rain on Saturday. You can’t beat the beautiful sunsets/views in Lake Powell. *awesome picture taking skills, I know.

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It’s tradition that we eat out at the local Mexican restaurant at least one time(the rest of the time we make our own dinners at the rental house). It’s always so tasty and so filling. How could it not be when the plates are serving plates?

I always get the classic bean and cheese burrito

I always get the classic bean and cheese burrito

More fun pictures of our trip.


mud fight with himself…

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Prince baby P

Prince baby P

How was your weekend? Any fun Labor day plans coming up?

Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?

Fav beach snack?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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12 Responses to Lake Powell 2013

  1. That towel turban! SO CUTE! My weekend was good. I came back from NC in time to celebrate our last weekend of summer with all of my friends πŸ™‚ I prefer the beach for sure. I love the sun and the sand and the heat. I like bringing fresh veggies as snacks πŸ™‚

  2. Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures says:

    OMG you guys are all so cute and wonderful and adorable! What a fun vacation!! Tubing totally makes me sore too, you are not alone – but it’s so worth it!
    Love hearing that you got in some good runs girly! That’s great!!
    DUDE that is exactly what I get at Mexican too! I require that meal like 2 x a month to remain a happy individual! AHH! LOVE IT! Now I want it now… Super duper.
    You look adorable in your head band! Have a great Monday!

  3. Erin says:

    How fun! I love the beach but it’s been foreeeever since I’ve been! I live 30 min from the mountains so I can see them anytime- so I’ll say beach is my fav!

  4. Runner Girl Eats says:

    This looks like such a fun trip! I love family vacations πŸ™‚

  5. Lake Powell looks fun and you look adorable!! Have a great week girlie!!

  6. What an awesome place to get to share with your family! I can’t believe you and your hubby went together after a week! How exciting! I’m assuming you had been friends before you started dating?

  7. Looks beautiful! I’ve never spent much time in the mountains when there wasn’t a beach near by, like in the Adirondacks. Buffalo is a fairly flat place with beaches, so I always love to see your pictures of the mountains. There’s a beach not far away in Canada that has a small snack stand that makes the most amazing fresh cut french fries, they’re my all time favorite beach food.

  8. jumpeatrun says:

    I have heard such amazing things about Lake Powell, but I’ve never been! Looks awesome!

  9. Hands down – the beach.
    The only labour day weekend plans that we have is we are hosting our annual “Lobster Fest” at the cottage…the one day a year I get to enjoy some lobster πŸ™‚

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