Monday, April 28, 2008

Here's What's Happenin'

Some more fun fishing.....Catfish this time!

Zach went with me, (after much convincing) to the end of the year school banquet. Here are my sweet silly friends; Meghann, Mallory, and Allyson.

Zach and I took some cutie cute pictures of Steve wearing Zach's coat.

We've been having fun. Looking forward to graduation, family visiting, and our upcoming Eurotrip!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fishin' in a bathtub

There is a lake....well, a man-made lakeish pondish bathtub type hole in the ground filled with water on the hill behind 'Dandaddy's' house in the neighbor's yard. The neighbor has stocked this pond with 1,400 pounds of trout, some bass, some blue gill, some catfish, and some coy fish. We fished for about 5 hours and between me, Zach, and Kevin we caught about 3 dozen fish!!! Zach caught two golden trout, some bass and several rainbow trout. Kevin caught several rainbow trout and some bass, and I caught about 3 rainbow trout and 2 small bass. They were jumping like crazy all afternoon and not a one was under 15 inches. They were fat suckers and reallllllllyyyyy slimey.

First fish of the day...

Zach's first golden trout.

Me with a huge trout...probably 18 inches close to 3 lbs.

Zach caught this one with a fly-rod. By far the biggest trout EVER caught on a fly-rod.

Okay here it is the 20 inch 4 lb golden trout!!! Unreal! This is the biggest trout Zach has ever caught and its a golden one. If you look close you can see the Panther Martin spinner laying there, compliments of my dad. He told Zach it was the best thing he has ever used for trout fishing and he wasn't lying!

This is another picture of the big goldie. This fish was huge! It was the last fish caught that day...what a great way to end. If you look close it looks like he's eating me.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Zach received a letter from Harding this week. I just wanted to share the nice things they said about him in the letter.

Dear Zach:

I am pleased to inform you of formal acceptance into the Marriage and Family Therapy/Mental Health Counseling program. The faculty is impressed with your desire to help families and the personal gifts you have to offer that process. It is our opinion that you will utilize God's gifts to benefit families and ultimately the quality of life itself.

Lewis L. Moore, Ph.D.

Hooray!!!!! It's official, we're moving to Arkansas and Zach will be going to Graduate school in the fall. We jumped up and down and squealed when he read the letter. God is good. Praise Him. :D !!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008


Cassandra and I took Steve to the park the other day and I was able to set up a slack line. Cassandra didn't have a place to sit so I made her a swing out of my extra webbing. It was a very fun afternoon and I was able to take some videos on my phone.

Here is the swing I made Cassandra and the slackline I set up and our puppy...

The sit start....

Here is the 360. It's not really a full jumping 360 but more like a walking 360. I had to try a few times before I got it but here it is.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A Break in the Weather

Finally! We have had some nice days for the first time in a while so I believe first things first....CLIMBING! Cassandra and I took our puppy to a secret climbng spot (shh don't tell) and spent a couple hours there before I had to go to work. It was a beautiful day and there really is something theraputic to me about being outside and hanging by the tips of my fingers from a big old boulder. I really hope the weather continues to cooperate because I have many plans to get back out there and climb some more along with trout fishing with dad and atleast one backpacking trip to Seneca with my wife. Cassandra and I have a very busy summer coming up so I hope we can keep you all updated as much as possible.

The secret spot

I like this one because Steve is just being Steve and hanging out where ever he wants. Yes those are dreadlocks....I guess I need to post a blog about that soon...