Attacked by Crazy Dog on a Swing

Attacked by Crazy Dog on a Swing

Attacked by Crazy dog on a swing:

Natalee goes camping and gets attacked by a crazy dog on a tree swing! Watch their adventure in the woods over a fun-filled weekend with many surprises.

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Face Mask Experiment – Giveaway Winner Announced

Face Mask Experiment – Giveaway Winner Announced
Check out this amazing face mask experiment and also find out who won our very first Lift Laugh Love giveaway!

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Have you ever tried this kind of face mask? Crazy huh?! It was fun to try! We also worked out hard core at the gym, went tanning poolside at these luxury apartments, and had an incredible date night painting some new furniture for our lovely place. Check it out and subscribe for more!

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Bearizona Wildlife Park Review

Bearizona Wildlife Park Review

What is Bearizona? It’s a wildlife park located in Williams, Arizona not too far west of Flagstaff. A few weeks ago Natalee and I decided to head up north to go camping near Sedona. The next morning we ventured a little farther to a fun little area where wildlife roam and you can even drive your car through on a sort of self-tour! I thought I would take some time and share this Bearizona Wildlife Park review.

Before I get started, if you want to see some amazing video and pictures from our trip check out this video: Having a Bear as a Best Friend.

How to Get to Bearizona

Getting to Bearizona was simple. We headed up north from Sedona until we reached Flagstaff, and then headed west towards Williams. From the Phoenix area you can expect around a 3 hour drive. You can’t miss the giant “Bearizona” signs as you approach.

What To Do in Bearizona

As we arrived we pulled up to the kiosk where someone kindly greeted us. The admission is $20 per person or $100 for the vehicle, so if you go with more than 5 people you’ll save money. We paid and she kindly told us we could either go to the right and drive through ourselves or turn left and take a bus tour (included in the admission). There is also a walk-through part that you can venture through as well. We decided to drive through first. Unfortunately the driver side window wouldn’t roll down in our car so any pictures I took out the left side have a slight glare. If you’re wanting to do a lot of photography or video I would highly recommend taking the bus tour. It looked like there was no glass in the windows because they were higher than a regular car.

They gave us a map to show what animals we could see at different points along the path. We got to see some rams very close up and they didn’t even seem phased by the cars!

wild ram

 

It was really neat to see the bears walking along side us. Several times we saw them scratching their backs on trees! It was amazing to think that they were only a few years old yet had grown so big.

baby bear

Over all I think it took us about an hour to get through the driving portion. We then parked and entered the walk-through area. Right as we walked in we got to see this beautiful white peacock!

white peacock

It seemed to have free reign over the whole park along with it’s colorful counterpart.

colorful peacock

It was really special to see them so up close and we even recorded some neat video of their feathers shaking. Natalee and I both really loved the otters as we could watch them frolic around chasing each other through the grass and under water. We saw a lot of other animals like porcupines, bobcats, and bears. We were so lucky to be able to watch some of the bears climb trees all the way to the top!

black bear in a tree

Having Bearizona only a few hours from the Phoenix area it made for an incredible adventure that didn’t break the bank either. We also watched a birds of prey show that was very well-done by the staff there. We could tell they really cared for the animals there and knew them each individually. I was amazed at how the birds flew just above our heads close enough that you’d think they might hit you!

I highly recommend this trip for the whole family or even if you go up on a date with that special someone or with a group of friends.  I hope you’ve found this Bearizona Wildlife Park Review to be helpful!  Feel free to check out our video on YouTube.

Who Are We?

Who Are We?

We haven’t posted much about our story here on Lift Laugh Love, so who are we? We haven’t had time to post a welcome video on this yet but we’ll get to that soon! I’m John Barker and my wife is Natalee Barker. We met in December of 2014 and were married on May 19, 2015 in Gilbert, AZ. (There’s a lot more to that but we can get into details later!)
We’re currently living in our second apartment which gives us more room than the first, which we needed! I graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business. I currently work for MTD designing and manufacturing outdoor power equipment while going back to ASU for an master degree in Business Analytics. Some of my hobbies include going to the gym, gardening, and playing games. Natalee has a true passion for dance and has been dancing since she was only three years old. She loves to be social and has an adventurous attitude. While she currently works at Lifetime in the Kids Academy she spends her free time hanging out with family and friends, vlogging, and of course being the best wife ever!

We both have an incredible passion for health and fitness. Any time we can we’ll go hiking or camping to get out into nature and enjoy staying active. We also love food, both cooking and eating it.

In the spirit of explanation, here’s a brief summary of why we named our blog “Lift Laugh Love”.

Lift – This comes from the passion we share for fitness. 

Laugh – We believe that life should be enjoyed and that every moment should be cherished and remembered.

Love – We love each other, our family, and our friends. We want to share this with the world. 

Hopefully we will be able to get to know you as you get to know is through our posts and vlogs, and we’re grateful you chose to subscribe/follow. 

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary! Today marks the one year anniversary of our marriage. It’s been an incredible journey, but it’s only the beginning. We’re looking forward to countless more memories together. We started this blog together with our YouTube channel to share with everyone the joys we find in life, with each other, and even at the gym. We have a natural passion for fitness hence the “Lift” in our Lift Laugh Love name.

We had fallen behind in posting both here and on YouTube, but last night we made a lot of progress towards new content that we’ll be posting shortly. It’s amazing how many different things there are that couples can do to get to know each other even more, and that families can do to develop deep relationships. We’ve done things from picnics in the park and home movie nights to rock climbing and parasailing.


Recently we’ve tried dance lessons at a local dance studio and found that they’re a lot of fun. While I’m not as good on my feet as Natalee is (she was born a dancer) we have a lot of fun and she’s great at being patient with me. We hope to be able to develop a relationship with you, our subscribers, and share many great moments in life.