We took a trip to southern Colorado the first chance we got. Josh had a day off and a late training session the following day so we got two nights and a whole day mini vacay at the cabin during his season?!?!?! I’ll take it. The drive was about 3 hours- not bad at all… Continue reading Trip Down South
One year ago you blessed this Earth with your presence and stole our hearts in the blink of an eye. We’re so lucky that you chose us to be your parents for we couldn’t have dreamt of a sweeter, more loving soul than you. Watching you grow into yourself before our eyes is the true… Continue reading Sage’s 1st Birthday
I’m super excited- I feel like I’m already saying that too much but it’s the truth- to share that we’ve been receiving some top knotch flies ! We reached out to some fellow instagrammers, and I can honestly say the response was amazing for us still just breaking the wake on social media. And it… Continue reading Fly-tying Friends
My biggest fish to date? I’ve never dated a fish…. Hah! I should probably leave the joking to someone who’s actually funny… But! Looking back at the fish I’ve caught I remember a lot of them, if not most of them. And as any fellow fisherman can attest, I remember the ones I missed out on.… Continue reading My Biggest Fish to Date
A few years ago Josh took me to Pagosa Springs, to share with me his favorite place in the world and share with me the love of fly fishing. Josh has been fishing all his life, and his family has generations of excellent fishermen. It’s a sacred hobby, practiced in the most sacred places nature… Continue reading The Story of My Very First Fish
Josh and I have been brainstorming and talking about what all makes a blog worth reading. Ideas of things I have to share on here are sometimes run by my lovingly supportive husband who I can always count on to be honest, to tell me what’s what. He brought up an interesting point to me today, saying that what makes hunting and fishing so interesting to read about, are the stories. Stories! Brilliant. I love hearing stories. I love writing stories. I love living stories. There’s so much we over look when it comes to story telling in our current plugged in Internet lives. Our history as human beings is comprised of stories, and our ancestors have told hunting and fishing stories since the beginning of language itself. Even before written language, in cave drawings we see triumphs and tragedy, victorious hunting escapades and then misfortunes- we have a glimpse at our rawest pastime through these images- these stories bring us back to our primal existence. Human culture worldwide was once very much based around these oral traditions, passing stories down from one generation to the next. I think that as I recognize I may not have a gift for leading a story telling session around a campfire, the best way I can document our life’s adventures is by writing them down. I love that, and the idea that we can one day look back at these and say, “Oh yeah, I remember that! That was awesome/crazy,” is something I’d be proud to share and have a part of doing.
What are your favorite types of stories ? What’s a story that’s kept you on the edge of your seat- clinging on every word in order to hear the rest? What’s your story?
So we’re thinking about saving up and putting some money aside for a decent camera. Not that I’m not amazed at the quality photos my iPhone takes, or surprised by some of the shots our hand-me-down decade old canon takes… But! It may just be time to take a major leap forward into more professional… Continue reading Raising Our Photography Game