Sunday, June 7, 2009

Good friends, Good times...

We invited some old friends and their kids and grand-kids over tonight for hot dogs, homemade ice cream and fishing down at the pond. It was a beautiful evening and we had a wonderful time. We have been friends for almost 30 years and sometimes we forget to take time out of our busy schedules to make memories and spend time with those we love.

And it gave our grand-kids a chance to get better acquainted.

First on the agenda was eating. We kept it simple by making hot dogs and chips and topped it off with three flavors of home-made ice cream. Can't beat that!

Isn't that sweet? They're holding hands. The kids loved the sprinkler. Remember running through the sprinkler when you were little. Lots of fun with little or no money involved.

This little champion was in charge of the water spigot at the house. Is he enjoying himself do you think? When the other kids got close to the sprinkler he would turn it up full blast.
Then we all headed down to the pond to try our hand at fishing. It was nice and breezy and just right to enjoy an evening outside.

My son lifted up the boat and sure enough they found a snake underneath it. Some thought it was poisonous and some didn't know so....
out came the old machete which Mike was in charge of. My thoughts were more on whether my son was going to lose a foot in the process.

This is Noah with his Grandma Jane. I think they are teaching each other fishing techniques.

Looks like they caught one.
The dock was a popular place to sit.

My grandson Koda was happy to sit on the truck bed and drink his pop.

Rob's wife Christy caught a fish too. Or she was taking it off the line after one of her kids caught it. Not sure which.
Officer Tim was kept busy taking fish off hooks. Catching the fish was more exciting than getting it off the hook!
And I picked this bicycle up at a garage sale for $10.00. Works great to zip down to the pond from the house. Good exercise too!

Jane hadn't been fishing since she was a teen-ager. Just enjoying the simple things in life which we usually never do!
And this is Mike and Jane's youngest. I still call him Andrew Boy even though he's not a boy anymore. But he humors me on it. My daughter and he would build tents together when they were little.
My daughter didn't want anyone to know it was her birthday today. She is now 26. Time is moving right along.
Good friends, good food, good fun. Life is good. Remember to stay in touch with old friends and spend time enjoying the simple things with them. Not everyone can say they have had the same friends for 30 years. I am so thankful you guys are my friends and we had a great time didn't we?
Prov. 18:24 "a man that hath friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother"
Prov. 17:7 "a friend loves at all times..."

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