Gone Fishing

Once upon a time, I used to add all my pictures from daily events, to birthdays, to crafts I was making, to Facebook's albums; but lately the desire to even log in to fb has been very low. 

Over the last few years, I've migrated to Instagram, where it seems like the happy people go to play. Between the pictures, messages, & quotes, everyone seems to be so much more inspirational and uplifting on that platform.

The only caveat, is that the "story" is harder to tell with only one photo. And often, I have a whole collection of pictures to go with an event.

Rather than let these little memories get tucked away on a hard drive only to be viewed once or twice, if ever, I have found myself in this space again, wanting to share my pictures and a little story behind them. Mostly for myself. And for my mom (hi, mom) because I'm pretty sure we're the only two here. :-) And of course, for my daughter. One day I hope she looks back here and sees a priceless recording of memories from her childhood. 

This little collection is from last weekend. We were all a bit tired and not feeling great, but we decided we'd been cooped up enough in the house, and Bill announced "let's go fishing!" and it sounded like just the pick me up we needed.

We usually fish at our own lakes, and this evening we headed down to the big one to see what was biting. 

I fished a bit, but didn't catch a single thing, so I sat back with my camera to capture the magic. Bill caught a ton of fish (filled up 1 1/2 buckets!) and Harper played to heart's content with a paddle and some lures. Not a device or screen to be found to play with, she occupied herself for over two hours with just those things. 

Isn't her crown just the cutest? Yes, she dressed herself. 

She decided to kick those socks and shoes off for a feet dip in the water, even though it was a bit chilly for that! Bill dipped her toes in. You'll see her delight on her face! 

We spent the rest of the evening cleaning fish. We ate fish dinners for the next 3 days! Including frying up enough fish and hush puppies to go and share with Bill's parents, and sister's family.  I made a dessert and they prepared sides and we had the best dinner! I always love when we get to share a meal with family, and home grown and caught fish seem to make it even better. 

We're already looking forward to our next trip. I'm hoping to put up enough fish to not have to purchase any at the store for the rest of the year! 

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