Kip’s Comments 12-28-13

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What A Full Day
Today’s balmy (relatively speaking) weather was great. It was warm enough for all of us to be outside, at least for some of the day. I am surprised how many activities I was able to pack into a short daylight period. The day began with a brief ice fishing trip. Instead of fishing where I normally do at Sweet Marsh, I gave it a try in a completely different area. I was fishing over weeds and my jig no more than hit the water and it was hammered. I didn’t catch that fish, so I twitched the jig a little bit. In no time I pulled in this nice largemouth bass. I learned my ice fishing hole was almost too small to pull the fish through. 

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Largemough Bass Through the Ice – Image 234311

 

Shortly after I caught the fish, I learned that our son was on his way up to go hunting. My plans changed, but it was worthwhile to be able to spend time outdoors with Zach.

Remington Shotgun in Grass - Image 234336

Remington Shotgun in Grass – Image 234336

 

After lunch Zach, Hannah, Kristy, and I took Emerson to a small hill near the Sweet Water Creek. There Emerson enjoyed her first sledding experience. We weren’t sure whether she had fun or not. I never did see her smile, but she didn’t cry either. The fresh air did help her sleep very well for her afternoon nap.  The bigger kids went sledding too.

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Emerson Sledding – Image 234343

 

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Emerson Sledding – Image 234366

 

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Emerson Sledding – Image 234374

 

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Emerson Sledding – Image 234389

 

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Hannah Sledding – Image 234434

 

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Zach Sledding – Image 234443

 

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Hannah, Emerson, and Zach – Image 234416

 

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Emerson and Zach – Image 234424

 

We ended the day with a brief Christmas visit with some family and church. I think it is fair to say I plan to sleep very well tonight!

 

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