May 08, 2012

Fishing Fun~A Marathon Giveaway Winner

Finally, last weekend was warm enough and still enough to take the boat out for her first run of the season.  We were all so excited to spend the day fishing on the lake.  Here are the girls on the way to the lake.  

Daddy has to rig up all the fishing poles.  Everyone is standing by.

The older ones actually got to fish virtually unsupervised.  They did pretty good managing their poles and hooks.  I did get hooked in the face though....I screamed loud enough that everyone just froze and thankfully it never got set.  No damage done.

"Baby" got a line and sinker.  She tried so hard to catch a fish.

But finally gave up to take a break instead.

"Oldest's" Rainbow.

"Middle's" Rainbow.

The scenery is beautiful to an "Idahoan"eye.

DH dropped us off on the bank for a bathroom break and a chance to wade and throw rocks.  Then went out to troll the bay by himself.

There are thousands of tiny shells for girls to take home in their pockets to be washed in the washer and smashed on the kitchen floor.

Plum tuckered.  It took a good 20 minute ride back to the dock.  The hum of the motor and the rocking of the boat put them right to sleep.  

Thanks for joining in on our family fun.  Boating and fishing is a great way to bring us all together in the evenings and on the weekends.  
Most of you know I ran a four day craft marathon last week.  DH was out of town for those four days and I always miss him so much when he is gone.  I knew I needed something major to keep every minute of my day filled so I would not just sit on the couch and cry.  
I found myself not alone, but surrounded by many friends over those days who were running right along side to encourage me and to cheer me on.  I came out a winner because of all of you.  So, I decided to put all of the ladies names who joined me in a drawing to be the winner of my marathon.  If you commented all five days you got two entries.
I wish I could send each of you a gold medal or something:)  Just know that I appreciate each and 
everyone of you so much.
But, I could only pick one and she is:
~Janet W.
(Over The River And Through The Woods)
Janet is one of my newest blogging friends.  She is a wonderful person who lives just a hop, skip, and a jump from me.  She always reminds me of the most important things in life.  Janet, I will make you a pillow with any color fabric and graphics you like.

Thanks for visiting me today and for uplifting me.  I will be visiting you too!!


Christine said...

I loved seeing your girls all ready to catch fish - they are sooooo pretty! It looks like awesome scenery at the lake!
How very thoughtful of you to have a giveaway - luck Janet!
Best wishes

Raggedy Creations said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time on your fishing trip Steph. Dad and I used to go all the time. He actually hooked himself in the nose one time. Had to go to the ER to get it out.


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Looks like a great time! Congrats to Janet on her win! I love that pillow!

Trace4J said...

What a wonderful fishing time with the family.
My hubs and I are going on a fishing trip tommorrow.
What a great idea to keep busy lastweek too. I enjoyed your projects too.
Congrats to Janet.

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Hi Steph

I really really enjoyed reading this post. I love to see pictures of your family. You have three beautiful daughters! The picture of the youngest one taking a break is omg so cute. It seems I'm not the only woman who doesn't like to be without Significant Other. I have to admit I hate it when he's out of town for a couple of days. I'm glad he's back. If I had known we were home alone together, I would have cheered you on even more!


BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh the fishing trip looks fun.I remember when I was a child I got a hook caught right above my eyebrow.I still have a little scar.Glad yours didn't catch.Congrats to Janet on winning your surprise.Warm Blessings!~Amy

alltheseboys said...

I just giggle when I see your girls in pink things that I have only been able to buy in boy colors. I love the pink life jackets! There is a little girl on Kadens baseball team that makes me think of you and your girls. She comes to practise inher pink cap witha pink glove and even has her own pink batting helmet!

Sheila said...

Hi Steph~
your fishing weekend looked like loads of fun! I'm impressed with their catch too. Sorry about the fish hook in the face! So glad you didn't get seriously hurt. Now, those "Idaho" rocks look familiar...............where were you or won't you tell of the good fishing spot? lol
Congratulations to Janet !
Hope you are having a great week so far.

Cindi said...

Congrats Janet!
Steph your fishing trip looks like so much fun. I love that the girls have pink life vests. I think it is cute that the girls didn't want much to do with their fish even when they caught them, like hold them for the picture! LOL

How sweet of you to do a giveaway! I think you are a very special person.

Have a great day!
Be blessed,

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Congrats to Janet!! Your trip looked like so much fun for all of you! The girls are just adorable-love the little sleepyhead--my dad always said that there is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping child. Very impressed with the fish caught!! You really accomplished a lot with your marathon--everything turned out great!!--Jan

A Primitive Homestead said...

A fun family adventure the girls will remember for a life time. I flled a jar with shells my kids collected on the beaches & added a lamp adapter to make a light when they were little. Blessings!

TheCrankyCrow said...

What sweet little blessings you have there - I adore the sunglasses - and the pink life vests!! But the sleeping child makes my mommy heart ache....ahhh - they grow way too fast.... Congratulations to lucky, lucky, Janet....what a sweet and giving thing for you to do....And I will, I WILL, make print on fabric....yes I will... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

bettyj said...

What glamorous fishermen you have there! They are so cute.That Idaho scenery is beautiful to a Tennessee hillbilly too! Can't imagine. I have not been farther west than the Dakotas, Mn,. It is on my bucket list.