Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fishing is fun?

I have to admit, my sterotypical idea of fishing has been sitting for hours and hours with nothing to do but watch the water drift past.  I haven't done much fishing in my life and haven't been more than a few times with Kurt since we have been married.

I don't know if I'm just becoming more at peace with sitting in a beautiful place and getting quiet, or that everything is more fun to me because I can watch how much my children are enjoying it, or that this fishing is just so good and the fish bite so quickly and the scenery is so beautiful that I'm ok with it.  Whatever the reason, all I know is that as a family we spent the day yesterday at a newly discovered lake about an hour and a half away and loved every single minute of it.  Everyone caught at least one fish (several were too small to keep and a few got away as we were trying to grab them), and everyone had a chance to do what to them was what they wanted to do most (for Clark this included sitting by the side of the river for 45 mintues and throwing rocks in.  My job was to keep the rock pile supplied well with large rocks.)
It was officially a wonderful day! 

Kurt and I both found it funny that Emma caught the two largest trout, especially since she didn't want to be in a photo with one or hold it.  Chrisitan was aching to catch a big one but his got away at the last moment when Kurt was trying to grab his line.  I suppose we will need to return soon and do more fun family fishing! 


  1. I love days like this...makes me smile thinking about it. I can't believe how grown up all of your kids look! I miss's been too long. xo

  2. so fun! it seems like a perfect day - - my kids love throwing rocks in the water too. they could do it for hours!

    loving catching up on all your posts. welcome home from brave girls!