Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Peace Out!

As Colin's 2 year old nephew would say, "Peace Out"! We're on our way to camp on the Potholes sand dunes tomorrow through Sunday. We can't wait to see the puppies play and for Rissy to swim...hopefully! And I personally can't wait for Colin to get to experience this with my family. (Our tradition since I was a baby). I'll post pics next week!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A dollar here, a fish there...all in a days work.

Last Sunday Colin and I headed up to Detroit Lake and a nearby river to go fishing with Granny, Gramps and Colin's cousin Tarren. It was about an hour or so away and had really beautiful scenery! On the way up to the Lake Granny made a deal that the first person to catch a fish, and the person to catch the biggest fish would get a dollar each. First we headed to the River and fished for awhile. Guess who caught the first fish??? Muah! Guess I just got myself a dollar! Guess who broke their fishing pole first? Colin! The darn thing just snapped right off at the end!

The scenery was really beautiful around Detroit Lake. It's about 45 minutes east of Salem and is a huge lake! Sunday was free fishing day where you didn't need a licence to fish so we were just hoping to get a few to take home. I had to take this picture below because Colin just LOVES to get his picture taken! He always begs me to whip out the camera! :)

Gramps and Tarren tried to figure out where those fish were but there didn't seem to be much in the river! And poor Tarren slipped in the river a little and got one of his feet wet...poor guy. It was definitely a cold river!

We got to the lake after not having much luck at the river, and all but Granny fished for about an hour or so with not much more luck! Once Granny decided to pick up a pole she caught about 6 in a row! While all of us just watched her. We eventually started to get some bites and it was as if a school of fish just passed on by for about an hour!

Next time we go fishing, we're for sure bringing Granny along!

So I ended up catching the biggest fish of the day, a real whopper I know, so I got a total of $2! I must have just gotten lucky!

I couldn't NOT take a picture of my first dollar earned! :)

A little more wiggle room...

Just to keep myself accountable...

I've lost a total of 19 pounds since the middle of January! As a reward for myself, when I lose 20 pounds I'm buying myself a "skinny" dress! Our good friends Dan and Mandy are getting married August 1st and I'd love to find a cute dress for their wedding! And also a couple more "events" this summer. Yay for a skinnier me!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Getting Bigger!

Rissy lost her first tooth last night. She probably swallowed it or something because I saw it hanging then the next hour it was gone! She also had a nasty tick...probably from camping last weekend. Colin got it out with some tweezers. The darn thing popped right out! She's gained another 6 pounds in the last 2 weeks and is bigger than Duke now! We are taking her camping with my parents at the end of June and we are SO excited to see if she will swim or not! She's a lab so I'm sure she will!

That's all for now!

Monday, June 1, 2009

What a difference a few months make...

Here's a fun side by side shot of the old yard and the new one. :) Look at the difference!