Ryan Throws up Like You

[Warning! This story includes children throwing up.  The title may not have given that away.  This story is not for the faint at heart or the weak in stomach. Dakota rates it PG.] A sure sign that your vacation may not go as planned is when you wake up the first night to your wife…

Did We Waste Our Vacation?

My Struggle We near the end of the vacation and I sit at the kitchen table looking out over the lake and wonder – what did I accomplish?  As I look I realize I have not once gone out on the boat, alone, and just enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation and had a time…

Sturgills and Fishing?

Fishing is really not one of our family past times.  It’s not that we’ve never fished, but we’ve most certainly never done it well.  With the exceptions of a few trips to Canada, a few outings where someone else actually set the entire pole up for us – cast it out – and then told…

Diving for Grandma’s Glasses

What do barnacles, rotten wood, sand, and grandma’s glasses all have in common?  They were at the bottom of the lake near the pier this afternoon.  Papa and I took turns pulling the kids around the lake on the inter-tube and grandma lounged on her new blow up raft – yes, we have a lot of new…