Monthly Archives: May 2012

A wonderful family filled Memorial Day weekend!

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Hellooooo there!!!  It’s been forever since I have posted and I apologize!!  Life has been a bit out of control around here!

Did everyone have a great Memorial day weekend??  And can I just say THANK YOU to those who risk their lives to keep us free!  I know I should devote a whole lot more words to those men and women.  Really, do we stop to think about how much our freedom means??!!  I know I don’t enough!  I will confess I took it completely for granted until one of my brothers joined the Army.  When it became more personal it became more important for me to stop and think about all of those putting our nation first!  Our freedom is a beautiful thing!

We spent the weekend with my family going to the zoo, playing mini golf, and fishing!  Thrown in the midst of all those fun activities was my class reunion.  Let me tell you — I cannot, really cannot, believe it has been 15 years since high school!  It might truly feel that long ago – but I don’t feel that old! 🙂  It was great to see old classmates and their families!

So, want to hear about us going fishing??  Growing up my mom was the avid fisherman.  She is thrilled the girls are getting old enough to go fishing.  So, for weeks, she had planned on taking them fishing Sunday.  It turned out hot, super windy, and we were in a thunderstorm warning.  But the entire family went and had a good time!

My husband and I both enjoy fishing but we have found it is virtually impossible to fish ourselves while our girls are fishing.  My husband is always determined to try – I have just given up and decided my role is better as the “helper” for the girls!  It’s always amusing to see how fast they feel a tug, just know they have a bite, and need to reel in their line!

Other than spending quality time with family the best part of fishing was E caught her first fish!

She wanted to keep the fish and bring it home to keep alive in a tank or pond…we had to break her heart and throw it back!  Aunt Joce made the fish touch her arm and E panicked!  When she saw blood on the fish I thought she might never fish again.  It was an emotional few minutes – I think E experienced the whole range of emotions!

I love weekends spent with my kids and my family!  This weekend was a great time to focus on my girls and be so thankful for all we have!

Hope you had a great weekend as well!

Jaimi