My boys are safely home again and I'm so glad! They got home late afternoon yesterday, so we've been spending some much needed time together today. They had a great time, Travis said they caught 223 fish for the week (0r something like that), so it was definitely a successful trip. Ryley had a blast too. He is so exhausted today, he doesn't know what to do with himself. He's basically been sleeping since the second he got home! I'm so glad he went though, I know it was fun for him. Here are some pictures from their trip and from the bonfire I went to with my cousins on Friday night. We both had a great week, but it's much better to reunited!!Travis was very excited about this big catch, and apparently Ryley was too! He is staring that fish down, as if it might make any sudden moves!
I love this picture! Ryley must be searching for fish too, he just doesn't have a pole!
And this is probably how he "jumped/fell" in the water! Travis and my Dad said that they had to tell Ryley several times to stay in the boat because everything in him wanted to be in the water. Also, he wanted to get up close and personal with every fish they caught, so he could smell them and lick them. GROSS!! Again, it was so good I didn't go on that trip!
One of my favorite shots...a fisherman and his dog. My Dad was SO glad Ryley came with them!
Again, right up there in the action! Ryley had the time of his short life, all 4 years, this past week! Travis said he was just in Heaven on the boat every day. I think this proves it!
Ok, so cute! Isn't he handsome? And I think he looks like a fisherman here. Oh, and the scenery isn't too bad either!
My Dad and a big catch...Notice Ryley trying to sniff it. I don't want to know what happened next!
I went to a bonfire with my relatives on Friday night. It was a perfect fall night and we sat around the fire drinking cider and roasting marshmellows, while the kids played night games. This is my cousin Jenny and I. Both of our husbands were missing, Chris is a pilot and was flying and of course Travis was in Canada. We had a great time anyway!
This is my cousin Rhonda, and her oldest Hayley. Rhonda's and her husband Brian are our double date pals. We've done many a late night movie with them! Hayley just landed a part in her high school fall musical, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Yeah Hayley! We can't wait to see it!
This is my cousin Amy, and her husband Joe. Amy makes me laugh like no one else. Our sense of humor is very similar! We're dangerous together! And I've mentioned Joe several times on my blog. He is a very talented artist and you can buy his music here.
This is my uncle Ron and his wife Linda. I heard all about the family tradition of everyone being at the hospital when I deliver, no matter what time it is! Sounds good to me! The more the merrier!! Ron has been at the hospital for all 13 grandkids, so I guess he knows what he's talking about!!
This is Cindy and Dan. Cindy was a nanny for several years when they moved here like me. The kids kept getting us confused in the dark, I guess because of the straight blonde hair??
They guys broke out the guitars and drums for some sweet background music. This is my cousin George and my cousin Brian. It wasn't too long before Joe was in there too! George and Brian lead worship for our kids ministry at church, gotta love that!
This is my cousin Robyn, George's wife, and my uncle Ron again. Robyn went to our junior high fall retreat with us as our camp nurse (she really is one!) which was fun for me! She also has 2 junior highers in our ministry right now. I would have loved to have taken a picture of all the kiddos, but they were never still long enough for me to accomplish that! I LOVE my family and we are so BLESSED to have them here with us, and at Church. It's so fun to do stuff like this together whenever we can.