Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gone Fishin'!!!

We took the kids out on the boat one more time before school starts next week.

I was thinking boating, tubing, swimming.

Chad was thinking FISHING!

I don't fish.

I don't like fish.

I don't eat fish.

If Chad could do anything in the world...he would fish.

You see why we are so compatible right?

And since I ALWAYS get my way... we FISHED!

Well, they fished.

I read a book and took pictures.

It was a beautiful day.

The fish were biting.

The kids were reeling them in quicker than I could snap the photos.

It was fun.

The first hour.

By the third and fourth hour...not so much.

The kids were fussing and arguing.

There was name calling.

And lots of "My fish was bigger than your fish".

By the time we arrived at the boat landing I was counting down the

seconds minutes hours days

until school starts back.


C and C Mommy said...

I am with you...fishing (or hungting!) is not my idea of fun. You can just leave me at home...I don't mind!! Have fun though. School will be here soon!!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Great pics...I love time spent by on a lake while boating, swimming and tubing...anything but the fishing!!

Grammy Staffy said...

We like fish. Can we come over and have dinner with you? John can help clean them.... I can help cook them.... and we will help eat them all up so you won't have to.

Great pictures.

4funboys said...

unless fishing comes after some amazing happy sodas... I don't think it would be "my kind of vacation"...

but I dunno... maybe so???

either way... great pix of the kids making some fun memories.

Cecily R said...

I ADORE your sense of humor. And your realness (is that a word? Well it is now...).

And the pictures you took? SO WORTH the stinky fish outing!!!

The Reed's said...

Love the photos. what are you going to do when the kids start school. Are you still helping out at the preschool?

leah said...

have you tried salmon?
you should.

love the pics. and the short and sweet entry. :) like someone told me last week (who needs a brain transplant, if you know what i mean), you should write books!!!!! :) i told her we don't need none o' that. LOL!

Susan said...

I used to love to go fishing until I went when I was pregnant with Austin...bad.idea!
You got some great shots of the family! Good luck with back to school.

amanda said...

ewww gross!! honey they are touching the fish???

seriously thought i was going to have to break up with you if there was a pic of you holding a fish.

thank goodness we can still be bbf :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I have never really understood the great fun of catching a slimy wiggly fish! My friend who lives in your state has a husband who lives to fish..... wonder how far apart you two are??????

snow said...

Great way to end the summer! Told you there would be some things you would def enjoy about the boat...can't get pix like that anywhere but on or near the water.

Memories like that are priceless and never to be forgotten or tossed aside like some silly toy.


Krystyn said...

I would love some of those flounder!!! We can't get fresh fish like that here!

Tell your kids I'm jealous.

Elaine A. said...

They're still cute, even if they did get snarky by the end of the trip.

p.s. I don't care for it much either but the time on the boat sounds nice...

Lauren in GA said...

You are so funny...

I love the struck out seconds, minutes, hours...you crack me up.