Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Adventures

Life's rhythm changes with new beginnings and you don't always know how it will play out.  I haven't posted for a while because of new adventures.  I have still been fly fishing.  I still go to work.  I am working on tuck pointing our house.  The list goes on.  However, the best new adventure for 2012 is that my wife and I are going to have our first child!  My wife is 30 weeks and some change into her pregnancy and she is wonderful.  It also happens to be the first grandchild for either of our parents.  The excitement and anticipation has been crazy.  We decided to be surprised at birth to find out the gender.  I found out people don't believe you when you say that you don't know if it is a boy or a girl.  They think you are lying to them.  We do have names though.  Penny is our girl name and Eldon is our boy name.  I can't wait to be a dad and meet this little new life.  I also plan on teaching it all about the amazing things that happen in the outdoors.  Fishing will obviously be it's first skill learned.  :)

I also have a goal of catching a fish out of the Mississippi River this year.  I have been fly fishing the river near the St. Louis area on the Illinois side.  I have been skunked each time.  I feel super small when I go out to that river.  I am throwing little baitfish patterns in this monstrous expanse of water.  It  really changes your perspective. 

Any tips on fishing the Mississippi?  Or any tips on being a dad?


  1. Yes! Amazing picture all the picture looking so beautiful. And your blog is fabulous for a people who love fish or fishing like me I really enjoy your posts keep it up and I am waiting for more pictures keep it up and thanks for sharing. . And is a site that provides lots of carp fishing news and very useful information about carp .

  2. Yes, don't be the selfish fool I was. Somehow I have 3 boys and 5 grandkids, all who love me, but sacrifice everything for them!!! You have a beautiful wife, all looks good!