Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Now that T-Ball is officially over, Ty has picked up another hobby to keep him busy this summer.


Specifically bass fishing.

Dad has Ty hooked, and neither one could be happier about it.

The Tool Man took Ty to Poverty Point Reservoir early Saturday morning. Very early. They fished for five hours, and this is what they caught…

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It might not look like much to you, but to a seven-year-old it was something. The Tool Man said everyone on the lake knew when Ty caught this fish. Ty was SUPER excited. His first bass!

Unfortunately, this was the only fish that they caught that day. Ty skunked his dad.

When they made it home, it was time for a photo shoot with the fish. Dad had to show Ty how to hold it just right.

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And after a few pictures, it was into the grease…

Since it was his first bass, and he was so excited about it, we let Ty do most of the cooking. But don’t worry. Dad was close by watching Ty carefully.

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Ty really seems to like cooking. By the time the fish was done, Ty had flipped and turned the fillets so many times that they were falling to pieces.

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Lucy had to see what all the fuss was about. Once she found out what we were cooking, she couldn’t wait until the fish was ready. Uh oh! With only one small fish in the pan, we were praying for miraculous blessing. I guess God heard our prayers, because thankfully, Ty was more than willing to share his fish with his baby sister. I think she ended up eating more fish than he did!

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My two guys are officially hooked on fishing now. It’s all they talk about. They’ve bought new poles, restrung reels, tied new baits, and planned more trips. I just hope that next time they catch more fish!!

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