Sunday, March 29, 2009

Catch of the Day!


Thursday morning found us (me, husband and kids) in the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge fishing for Spring Chinook...


these are some of the views from our boat...

I just like this one...


the many faces of Chelsea...

the many faces of Blake...

the kids said I was having a bad hair day, so I tried to fix it. Blake grabbed my camera and caught all the action (teenagers can be horribly blunt when it comes to hair and fashion)...
he's the best...

salmon fishing usually requires a huge amount of patience, we waited and waited...


suddenly Blake is on his feet yelling to Chelsea that she's got a bite! Whoohoo! What a crazy bunch of action there was on that boat. Blake and I were reeling in the other lines, Gary was grabbing the net and Chelsea was on that rod like salmon on bait! Very exciting...


Chelsea landed that beautiful Spring Chinook! It was a keeper...

we ended the day by having a great dinner at Skamania lodge...


it was a perfect day...

9 comments:

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Wow, sounds like a great time. Mike went fishing on Friday and caught 0. Congrats Chelsea!
Talk to you soon.
Julie

Barn House said...

This post is overflowing with your family's happiness and love for each other. You captured something very special!! AND, you went to one of my favorite lodges...brings back some very good memories.

Michelle said...

WHAT WONDERFUL FAMILY PICTURES...
i can also see why you like the blue water pic too it is so viberant...
these photo's would look so lovely framed...

robin bird said...

oh this looks like a perfect day for sure! the photos are so fun! all that happiness captured forever! of course you look adorable.

Jen Kershner said...

Oh my gosh. I don't thing it gets much better than that.

Susan said...

Beautiful pictures! That salmon was gigantic! Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you're having a great week.
Susan

littlebyrd said...

Gorgeous! It looks like a really great day. BTW: I just bet the pillow idea that kept you up is going to be great - can't wait to see what happens :)

Kim said...

That looks like so much fun! You just have the cutest family ever!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics and story of your day of fishing. I love it that Chels caught a salmon!! Did you eat it that weekend?
Mom