Saturday, August 11, 2007

family fish day

Cortney has been trying to get me to go fishing with him and the boys for the whole summer. At first I had the excuse that we didn't have life jackets for the boys. His boss got some life jackets though and I knew I wasn't going to be able to put it off for very long. My biggest worry really was Rob...I knew that it would take a lot of patience that my little one doesn't really have. I also worried a little...I don't fare very well in the sun. I get hives and since I don't sweat very much my face just turns really red and I get sick. Hahaaa. I am the biggest baby about heat. I really don't like it...at all. I am fine being outside if I am in the shade and laying reading with no real physical movements. Anyways...this morning was the day he finally talked me into it. It was the first weekend all summer that we were both here...where he wasn't working or taking pictures of someone. So we packed up...got me a breakfast burrito from Beto's. OHHHH first I must say if you haven't had one you are missing out. You have to try the bacon one. It was under 3 dollars and I couldn't even finish it with both of my boys helping me. OHHH it was so yummy. It was a great start to a great day. I will also say that since I grew up on a lake...I have never been very anxious to ride in a canoe. I think 9 times out of 10, when I was in a canoe in my youth it ended with Laura and I wet, and fully dressed.

Now I want to write a little about where we get to go fishing. Down at the golf course there is a little creek that winds its way through the wetlands to Utah Lake. Now since we have to put in on the golf course it is private to us. No one else can use it. It is so peaceful and beautiful. Pretty amazing. We saw huge craines, a beaver and other random birds. It was pretty amazing. You would never be able to guess that there was a town right where we were. It just seemed so remote. I feel really lucky that Cortney works where he does. It really is the perfect place for him. Cortney and his friends bought a big canoe and they put a little trolling motor on it. So no paddling. Which I loved. It probably goes 8 mph. It was really fun. It would have been the best ever if we didn't have Rob. He was trying to jump out the whole time. He is like me too his face just turns so red. He was so hot. We all had fishing poles and we all caught a fish. We only had to get Robbies pole from the bottom once too. Hahaa. I was really surprised he didn't drop it in more than that. I caught my first little fish. I almost caught a 2 foot cat fish I struggled with it for a long time. My arms were shaking so bad it was soo heavy. It bent the hook and got away though. I had it out of the water twice...to no avail.


Every fish we caught today were little white bass. We put them right back in the water of course. Not big enough to keep.
Oli caught one on one of his first casts. He was getting pretty good. I think we will try to go out sometime again with out Rob. It was just too hard for him. He did love it when we caught fish though. Anyways. That's it we had a great day. We are finally feeling a little better. I don't think the kids had left the house since Monday. Rob was so frantic to leave looking for his shoes everywhere. He was happy about that.

8 comments:

Laura Lei said...

It's true about the canoe thing. Why were we unable to be in a boat together without falling in? You seem to fair much better with Cortney on board. I love the pictures, with the Mountains in the background. It makes me miss Utah.

Bo, Cassidy and Carter Beus said...

Oh man, I hear you on the heat. UGH. I hate being hot. Just be grateful you don't have humidity. It's killing me here in Texas. I'm jealous of the fishing. I never went down to Utah lake. Not once. Now I'm wishing maybe I had. Those pictures are great. By the way, how old are your boys?

Samantha said...

Oh ash it looks real peaceful, although i'm sure with the kids that might not be the best descriptive word. But it makes me wish I was anywhere green.

ashleyboice said...

Oliver is 4 (just barely in June) and Robbie will be two in November.

Sam...actually it was pretty peaceful for a good portion of the time. Just not towards the end.

Kimmy said...

What a fun day! I bet Cortney loved having you guys out there with him.

"D" said...

Ash, congrats on your large fish story. I have been wanting to go fishing with the boys all summer long. It is a little harder when you have little ones to take care of. I love seeing your boys! Tell them Carson and Kelton want them to come play.
Wuv,

angie said...

your family is so cute. and look at you being so outdoorsy...i'm impressed.

Berta said...

What a FUN time for you guys. I would LOVE going trolling through those waterways like Eph-of-old! Great pics, Cort - nice sunglasses, Ash!