a guys’ weekend

This past weekend, I (Jamie) spent a few days away with extended family. Although not restricted to just my male family members, it somehow turned out that way. I guess none of the women thought that 2+ days of nothing but fishing intermixed with food and drink was appealing. Either that or they don’t enjoy sharing their days with gnats, mosquitoes, yellow flies and no-see-ums. The 10 of us that went had a blast, caught a ton of fish, ate like kings, played countless rounds of pool and generally just enjoyed the company. Below are selected photos from the long weekend. I apologize for not getting pictures of everyone; I blame the fish for distracting me from the camera.

more from Terra Ceia

Time has honestly been getting away from me lately. Other than the usual maintenance of the house (laundry, vacuuming- so Jay isn’t consumed by animal fur, groceries etc) I am not sure where most of my time goes these days. It seems like I wake up, blink and it’s time for bed again. Which is probably why I can’t believe that Jay is 8 months old but that is a whole other post in itself. I guess all I am trying to do is make excuses for why these pictures weren’t posted sooner.  Oh well, I have been enjoying Jay and my family lately- and that’s all the excuse I need.  Enjoy, we certainly did!

Jay hanging out with Great Grandpa and Daddy on the dock
the mighty fisherman
cool guy
dinner- yum!
tractor fun
guys of all ages like the tractor
enjoying some time with my little guy on the front porch
obligatory group shot

so excited to have visited Terra Ceia
official picture by the sign
Jay and Mommy on the dock at dusk
loving some dock time
trying to freak Mommy out on the dock
Daddy and Jay on the dock


Jamie and I decided to bite the bullet and head down to Terra Ceia for Jay’s first overnight trip this weekend.  I was nervous about making the trip and I am sure I packed way more than we actually need to have here but all I can say is that it has been bliss!  The ride down went far better than either one of us could have hoped and we have all loved getting away.  There are a ton of new things for Jay to check out including his first trip out on the dock and first time “fishing” with Pepere and Daddy .  Hope you all are enjoying your weekend as much as we are…

Warning: there are excessive amount of pictures to come.  It was, after all, Jay’s first trip to Terra Ceia which is huge and needed to be well documented (and this is only pictures from the first day)…

watching Pepere fish
fishie, fishie
love, love, love this one!!
hanging out on the dock
not a stellar picture but you can see two of Jay's three teeth in it and aside from that take a look at those lashes!
loving hanging out on the dock!!
fishing with a pole
Daddy and Pepere fishing Jay's hat out of the water- opps!

three generations of fishermen