Jordan with one of his sunfish catches. He calls them "sunnies".
AJ with his bass. It was a good sized fish, the picture doesn't show it well.
My Dad with his grandsons. Great fishing expedition.
I am generally high strung and therefore not too great at relaxing. Each year we take a family "vacation" for a week in the summer. We used to go back to Western New York to see my parents, but now they live 1.5 miles away, so we chose to go to Colorado for the first time last year. We had a great week so we decided to go back this year. We leave this Saturday.
While we had a wonderful experience last year, I found it hard to relax for the first couple days. I was stressed not having my cell phone or any ability to check my email, blog, etc. My mind would race at times, down time felt like I should be doing something work/ministry related. It's my fault, I know, but I'm just saying. By Wednesday of the week, I was starting to chill out and get in to actual vacation mode...but that meant less than 4 days of a relaxing vacation time.
So, in light of this relaxation dysfunction, I decided to use more vacation time and take off starting today (Wednesday) as a way of preparing to relax while in Colorado for the whole of next week. How's that for a brilliant plan? Now, I don't consider these days as genuine vacation time because as long as I am in town, I'll get calls, be tempted to check email, blog a bit, and still feel like I'm not on vacation, so I call these few days "vacation preparation". I'm sort of easing out of my usual lifestyle and in to the change of scenery and schedule that awaits in Colorado.
As today's vacation preparation activity I took my Dad and sons out to a friend's cattle pasture pond to fish. We had a blast. The boys caught something like 25 sunfish, two frogs, and a nice sized bass. Awesome boy stuff.