I've decided you are NEVER too old to go on a Daddy Daughter Date! A couple years back Jami and I got teasing my dad about how neither of us remember him ever taken either of us Fishing or Hunting. He promised us that someday he would take us fishing & hunting. Well he called a couple weeks ago saying that he had booked our fishing trip up at Lees Ferry on May 22nd & 23rd. We left he evening of the 22nd and stayed the night at Marble Canyon Lodge. We got up early the next morning and met our fishing guide, Mike Roth, at the local restaurant. We were too excited about fishing that we didn't even want to eat breakfast so we headed out to start fishing. We fished til about 11:30 and caught about 40 fish total.
Words cannot express how I felt about this trip and the good time that we had. This fishing trip was long over due....but I can honestly say I wouldn't have appreciated it near enough had it come any sooner!!!
Had to take a pic of the awesome curtains in the apartment that we rented:)
My beautiful sister...so glad we got to share this experience together!
The view out the front of our apartment
My dad...wondering what he got himself into:) Jami got to invited Nicholas along...it was fun having him there!
Me and my Daddy!
There was such a sacred feeling in these mountains. We have strong roots up by Lees Ferry. Our Great-Great Grandfather Jacob Hamblin roamed that area as he served a 40 year mission to the Lamanite people.
The first fish caught!
Nicholas...the silent fisherman!
This is NOT the biggest fish I caught...I repeat...it is NOT the biggest fish I caught:)
Jami asking for forgiveness for tangling up her line!
We kept catching moss and my dad kept teasing that it was a sign from the fish that if he ate the moss it would heal his cancer:)
Me and my Daddy!
An Unforgettable Experience!
Dad and Jami
Love my Sister!
Me and Mike Roth
Thanks Dad for an amazing time! I will forever be grateful for this experience! I look forward to hunting this fall with you!!
I can't believe that we will have a Freshman next year!! I swear it was just yesterday that I was a freshman myself...it's hard to believe I graduated 15 years ago!! MAN I FEEL OLD!!
We are super proud of Tristen. Tristen is a brilliant, kind hearted kid! Last year he struggled keeping his grades up, not due to not being smart enough, but because he didn't feel like it:) This year, with a little motivation, he kept them up and did a lot better!! We are excited to see what high school will hold for him!!
Tristen....Congrats on your 8th grade promotion and good luck in high school! We love you!!
Getting ready to walk in
You can only see his head in the back...but Tristen is quite the talented Bass player!
WOOHOO...he did it!!
He had this smile the entire night!!
Grandpa Martineau, Tristen, and Grandma Martineau
Brandon, Tristen, and I
I love my boy!
The world's biggest nerds:)
Our family...minus 2 that had already gone to the car!
Tristen and Grandma Tenney...Grandpa Tenney wasn't feeling well and had already gone to the car.
Tristen and Brock
Aunt Diane, Tristen, and Grandma Colleen...these two women have adopted our family and are so supportive in everything our kids do!!
Jami and I offered to run with the 8th grade party and it was of course held at the Slade's house. The kids seem to have a lot of fun!!
Tristen playing war
The kids playing a family favorite...'Up Jenkins, Down Jenkins'
Reed Hancock...one of my favorite kids!
Devon Owens, Jessica Reidhead, and Brock...a few of my other favorites!
Tristen is quite satisfied being a loner...playing solitaire!