We Finished Tim's week of vacation with a trip Pillager. Four of the kids headed up early... Tim's mom brought them home with her on Wednesday afternoon, and my parents took them overnight. Tim and I, Shiloh, and Jericho headed up around lunch time on Thursday. We had a Full weekend, but it was Fun!
Friday Tim and I had planned on doing some Fishing. His mom was going to have a Fish Fry for Tim's birthday supper (his birthday was on Wednesday) but no one has had much of any luck Fishing this year. So, we decided to catch our own :) We ate lunch with my parents and then they watched all the kids while Tim and I headed out on the river. By the time we got back to his parents it started to rain. We decided to go anyway... it quit after about 10 minutes. Each of us caught 3 different species. Tim caught 2 bass, a snake northern, and a rock bass. I caught a bass, a snake northern, and a bluegill. We kept the 3 bass and headed back in, picked up the kids and ate a wonderful meal of Southwest Beef Bake for supper.
While Tim was cleaning the Fish, Shiloh came outside to watch. She was pretty Fascinated with the head and guts still moving after the Fish was Filleted... LOL I got a great video of her laughing and looking in the bucket. It was so Fun to watch her!
Saturday Tim took Victory and Levi down to the river to Fish from his brothers dock. I headed down a bit later and only intended to stay for a few minutes. About 3 hours later I headed back up... we caught several sunnies, and Tim's mom caught a bass. Enough for a HUGE Fish Fry!! Yum! Unfortunately, I caught something else... a nasty sun burn. That's were the Fuchsia comes in... it's the color of my skin. The pictures don't do it justice! (Levi had tubes put in his ears on Monday and I took the little temp strip from his forehead an put it on my shoulder... the temp there was still about 102. Ouch!)
Saturday night we sat in Den and Lynnie's yard and watched while Bob Jr. and Bobby III set off Fireworks. It was a great show! It didn't end until about 11pm. By that point, Shi had fallen asleep in Grandma's arms in the house, Levi had retired to the house, and Victory had come to sit on my lap and ask when we were going to go to bed. :) We went in and I fed the baby while Tim got everything else together so we could head home. Victory fell asleep with her head on the table. I wish I had a picture, but I had to use my mil's camera since ours was already packed in the truck.
All in all, it was a great weekend spent with Family. The kids really enjoyed seeing their cousins. I had some quality time in the boat Fishing with my hubby, and even though I got baked on Saturday it was all good. ;) I'm so grateful to live in a country where I am Free to celebrate. Which reminds me... pray for our country and our leaders. I fear our Freedoms are being threatened on all sides...