Friday, July 19, 2019

Let's Go Fishing!



Did you know that it's impossible 
to be anxious when you are fishing?

The feeling of peace is present and permeating
when you are slowly circling the lake 
for the best spot to go fishing!


I have only been fishing a few times in my life.
Probably, not enough to count on one hand.


We were blessed to bring some of our kids fishing
through volunteer group called
Let's Go Fishing!


We chose the kids that didn't 
get to go to Extreme Faith Camp
and that would be able to safely partake
in the activity.


The WINNER of the largest fish contest!
Can't remember what kind of fish this is???
Can we have a little help here?


Jake loved going fishing with his family!

He loves having a family!
A mom is great
but having a Dad...
is the BEST!

He is wonderful with me,
and I love that he wants to be with his Dad!
No matter what the day looks like-
chores (yard work), yucky guy stuff (unclogging toilets)
or watching sports on TV.
If Dad's doing it, 
Jake wants to do it, too!


For awhile...
Mary didn't catch any fish.
But then she hit a lucky streak and caught 4!
She was as happy as can be
each time!


Oh ya,
me, too!
I caught 2 fish!


Yes, we know that some of our fishy's are small
but we did not care, a bit!


Joey was soooo proud!
Hubby helped take the fish off the hooks!


It took Mia awhile to snag a fish,
but she did it!


Our guides were David and his son, Joe!
They worked very hard
getting the bait on our hooks.
We had a lot of nibblers, 
meaning fish that ate the bait 
but didn't grab the hook!


This was my favorite spot to fish,
relaxing on the end of the pontoon!
Sam, on the left caught the most fish (8 fish)!
Ben came in fourth with 5 fish!


Madeline came in second place with 7 fish!
Jake came in third place with 6 fish!


Joey caught one fish,
so he got to drive the boat
back to the dock with Captain Dave!

It was the BEST evening!



Thankful, happy parents!
Our grand total was 42 fish caught and released!

Thank you HopeKids!

And YES,
it's impossible to be anxious
when you go fishing!

2 comments:

Updated by Lila Huggins (grandmother) said...

Beautiful Family!

mary m said...

OH YOUR FISHING TRIP BRINGS BACK MEMORIES FOR ME OF FISHING ON DEER LAKE
NEAR EFFIE MN, 2 YRS AGO, WHEN MY BROTHER AND I DROVE TO MN TO VISIT MY
NIECE AND NEPHEW....
I LOVE THAT YOU CAUGHT A FISH, , AND THE CHILDREN ARE HAVING SUCH A GOOD
TIME....LOVE TO YOU ALL, FROM
mary m in
Vancouver,Wa.