The Last Hurrah

Minnesota cabins have fire rings

We love the smell of a campfire!

Don’t you love the smell of a campfire?  It’s one of my favorite scents and always reminds me of summer vacation at Wildwood.  The days the nights are getting cooler now so campfires this time of year feel as good as they smell!

kids fishing for sunnies

Seriously cute kids with big sunnies!

We seem to be coming out of a slow fishing period.  For the last several weeks we’ve not had too many entries in our fishing contest.  The hot, sunny days of late July and early August seemed to put a damper on fishing (or more appropriately the “catching”).  However, this week we are encouraged to see BIG sunnies in the fish house and to hear stories of the big bass being caught along the lily pads.  We even have cute kid photos to back up the fish tales.

Katie & her first trophy

The Itasca County Fair is going on this weekend.  Karlee, Katie and I took in the sights and sound this afternoon and had a good time.  We ate junk food, played around in the kiddie barn with the puppies and rode some rides.  Katie even got a trophy for her 2nd place finish in the tractor-pull.  (She’s so proud!)  As I talked with the friends we ran into it seemed like all of us are having a hard time believing that we are looking at school starting in a couple of weeks.  Where did the time go?  Regardless of the looming fall Jay & I are determined to enjoy our families during these last few weeks of summer.  So here’s to the last hurrah – we’re going to treasure our s’mores and sunscreen before we have to give in to school supplies and schedules!  We hope you can do the same…

Kim & Jay

MN family fishing vacations

Big sunnies caught by little cuties. (and their dad)

MN panfishing on Bass Lake

Love that proud smile!

largemouth bass

My dad caught this nice bass last night!

MN panfishing with kids

FIVE entries in the fishing contest equals bragging rights!