Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ice Fishing Adventures

On Wednesday, the 31st, we had our Ice Fishing adventures with Jim and Keith. I have never been ice fishing, and Keith and Jim are the best two people to have take you. We were instructed to be ready to go at 5:30 AM - UUGGHH!! Jim was so proud of us when we rolled out of the driveway at 5:29! Never mind the fact that it was 8 below outside! Thankfully we were headed to a heated ice house!

We went to Keith's and then had to go to the bait shop to get bait and our fishing licenses. We were out on the lake and fishing by 6:30 in the morning! Here is Keith's house - he built it himself! It is complete with 6 holes to drop your line in, rattle reels (these are so you can drop a line in without holding it and it will "rattle" when a fish is tugging on it), and cup holders for all the beer and wine that must be consumed while fishing!

We had a lot of fun fishing and MJ's brother Scott and his family were right next door in their house, so it was like a big fishing party out on the lake. We didn't really catch a whole lot - I caught 5 little ones and MJ caught about 6 or 7 little ones, but we had lots of fun. Keith's son did pull up a 29 inch northern from one of the rattle reels. Here we are with our catches, and here is Alex holding up the northern.

For New Year's Eve, we went to Keith's house for a wonderful steak dinner. We were very tired form being up so early and being outside all day, so we were kind of lame in terms of celebrating. We were in bed and asleep by 11:00 (but it was midnight on the East Coast, so in some way, we made it to the New Year!)
Up tomorrow - hair coloring adventures


A said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful week. I am not an outdoor person, but reading your story makes me want to try. :)

Anonymous said...

that looks like soo much fun!!

im totally intrigued about tomorrow's post. anything funky? red? purple?! ;-)

KLo said...

Those pics are priceless : ) !!!!! I always thought ice fishing sounded lame, now I want to try it lol.

Lisa said...

While I can appreciate trying new things, I don't know if I could have been as brave as the both of you to sit in the freezing cold. What an awesome adventure though. Seems like you had fun. You inspire me!