Monday, May 19, 2008

Graduation Weekend

We had a great time this last weekend out in Drummond. My brother, Jay, was graduating from highschool so there was lots of family over to visit. Here is me with the graduate....


My mom is chairman of the school board so she gets to hand out the diplomas. Here she is handing Jay's to him, and crying a little too I think!! My brother is so stinkin' smart. They read off all the scholarships he was offered and they totalled somewhere in the several hundred thousands of dollars....seriously.
Of course it also happened to be the opening weekend of creek fishing. We headed up to our favorite little creek to catch brook trout to let Annabelle use her first fishing pole! The kid wasn't afraid of anything. She was carrying the fish around and playing with the worms. She is definitely OUR child!!!

A little fish swallowed my hook so I had to keep him. Josh snapped this picture of me gutting the little dinker. My first gutting of the season!!
And this is why I love where I grew up in Montana. Just a few minutes and you are here....breathing in the fresh mountain air, fishing, and enjoying these surroundings.

7 comments:

Montana Brandts said...

Congrats to Jay!! YEA!!! We are so excited for him! And, Sally seriously how cute are you?!? You are such a gorgeous outdoors women! Not many women can pull that look off, but you most defintely can! You are so cute! I love it! I am glad to see you had such an awesome weekend! Again I can't express enough how EXTREMELY EXCITED we are to see you this weekend! We love you all!

The Reese's said...

cute pictures. that's so fun to teach kids how to fish when they are little. she'll never be afraid of that kind of stuff. looks like a lot of fun.

california smiths said...

When I see your pictures, I just think that Josh married the perfect girl for him! Such a sweet family!

Trapper and Suzy said...

Ah man! I would love to be out there in those beautiful mountains. *sigh* And I can't wait to see what Jackson will do about worms and fishes and all that slimy stuff. He might surprise us and hate it all. Who knows.
I wish I could use the plane ticket for this weekend to see you guys, but Trapper's got me a flight going out there on the 15th of June. He'll be going to Rexburg to recruit again, so I'll be going out a few days before him. I'm so excited. I'm a little nervous about taking Jackson through the airport and all. Has Annabelle been on a plane yet??

Montana Brandts said...

Okay, so I got a little crazy last night and changed my blog! I know...I'm really livin' on the edge! Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think! I don't know if I am sold on it yet! I might change it again tomorrow but who knows! I guess it depends on my feedback! Welp, hope you had an excellent day! Love ya!

Dirk -- Laura -- Hayden said...

That picture of you and the fish is a great picture! You make one hottie outdoors woman! I bet your hubby loves it :) Beautiful pictures of the mountains! I can't wait to go up to MT in a couple weeks.

Shannon said...

Sally! I just saw a post from you on Tessa's blog and couldn't believe it! I haven't seen you in years! Moria has sent a few pictures of your adorable Annabelle, but I was so excited to see more on your cute blog. You look so good too!