Friday, October 02, 2015

#WYFF - Fishing @ Lake Pleasant

This week's #WYFF proves one can find, and enjoy, nature in the middle of a fancy RV Park.  Note how close they are to the back of a big ole Mother Home. LOL  While you can barely see feet in this photo - I assure you they each have wet, cold feet.
Stacia got up EARY this morning and sat down beside me on the couch. She didn't seem extremely motivated to have breakfast, go to the shower-house, or to start school. She wasn't complaining of a bad dream or feeling ill. I finally asked why she was up so early.  It seems Dad told them last night if they got up early, he'd take them fishing before we moved. Big time Daddy Points!

At 0 Dark Thirty, Michael, Alex and Stacia headed out to the Lake- in the drizzly mist.

Alex dropped his line and immediately caught a fish.
He then had a dry spell, while everyone else caught fish. Fishing at Lake Pleasant RV Park is catch and release. He eventually caught six more fish.

Nothing screams "back to nature" like a lake ringed by 40ft motorhomes ::snort::

In the end they caught 21 fish, enjoyed a beautiful morning, and made a zillion memories.

Yuuki and I checked in on them during our morning walk. We decided it was too cold and wet to stay and watch.  Three hours after leaving the Caboose, they returned with stories - fish stories.

Stacia retells her glory-filled exploits. She caught "almost 11," and she's sticking by the story and has no idea why we all think it's cute. Michael says she's a natural fisherman - her determination, she set and reeled them all in, her MATH, as well as her cute stories. Alex caught 7.  Both were happy!
The above photo also serves to illustrate an upcoming repair project. Our "WOOD" is buckling and peeling. We've been too busy to take a heat gun to it yet - but we're diligent to tear off the hanging, peeling sheets of "white wood."  We'll paint it one of these days....still pondering the color question.

Oh yes, we relocated from Bothell to Tacoma (Fort Lewis Travel Camp) today. We saw one of the first chaplains Michael worked with at the BX, went shopping for Baby D - this is boy week - though I may have found a couple of girl things too; never know if I'll be around stores next week -  and enjoyed an evening of movies in the Caboose.
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It's GRAND - We're having a Grandbaby!

I'm going to be  Gemma, Granna, Grammie or whatever the little darlin wants to call me. Michael is going to be Grandpa. ::wink::  In fact, I have an electronic Grandbaby count down and it tells me that Baby D is due in 194 days.

For this child (we) prayed; and the LORD has given (us our) petition which (we) asked of him: Therefore also (we) have (given) him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be (given) to the LORD. And (they) worshipped the LORD there.
I Samuel 1:27, 28

Many of you know Izaak and BreAnne's journey towards parenthood. Many have been praying God would grant them their desire for a child. Months longer than we would have liked to wait - but in His perfect timing - HE HAS GRANTED THEM THEIR HEART'S DESIRE.  We are so excited to announce BreAnne is now 12 weeks pregnant and Baby D is slated to arrive in April 2016.

Those of you who have faithfully prayed for this day - thank you. You're the advance prayer team. Please continue to pray for this little life.

Here are some photos Bre has texted over the past weeks....enjoy the journey to date in photos.

Bre has the most creative ways to share news with Izaak!
1 August - and we're just a wee bit excited to hear that Bre is just pregnant!  Yes, with each Skype request we told ourselves not to expect a pregnancy announcement but this time there WAS ONE. Michael and I in the upper right corner.

We happened to be in Eugene for Bre's first OB appointment. It was a fantastic day when Bre saw a little heart beating.

It's been wonderful fun as Bre texts weekly photos of herself and Baby D. She has been charting growth and development on a chalkboard. We've used these as prayer prompts and the kids have been excited to know what is growing each week.  Here are a few of the weekly shots.