But since we'll be involved with our church later on this evening and all tomorrow, I thought I would celebrate blog-style today.
Last weekend we began our celebration early. Since Don had the weekend off and his fishing buddy, TJ, was free; we did something that we have wanted to do since we moved to Virginia Beach. I decided that Don has enough stuff and no where to put more stuff, so I decided the biggest part of his present would be a charter boat fishing trip. We also found a coupon for buy one afternoon fishing trip, get one free!!! Now that is our style! =)
We had a great time pulling up fish after fish! By the time all was said and done, we had a bucket of Croakers. Each of us even caught a sand shark! A few others on the boat caught Flounders, but they had to be a specific size in order to keep them. Another guy caught a stingray! It was a lot of fun, so much so that even the less experienced fisherman could have a great time as well and even catch some fish.
Here is a few pictures from Don's Birthday Celebration Day - the week before his actual birthday!
A picture of where we will be fishing. You can not tell by the picture, but it was storming like crazy when we left the dock and in this picture. But as you can see by the rest of the pictures, we escaped the rain, thunder, and lighting when we got further out into the Bay.
The Happy Couple!
Heading out of the marina and out to the fishing spot. We were fishing out by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (which has three tunnels and many miles long!!). We were out to the second tunnel and around the bridges.
Our fishing companions - TJ and Shannon! Shannon is holding up her "dukes" that have been wrapped with the "Seabands" that are suppose to prevent motion sickness. Let's just say she won't be endorsing them anytime soon!
The first shark caught - by your's truly! Look Mom, I'm holding it! Aren't you so proud!
The Birthday Boy's double catch!
TJ and his big catch of the day! This is a black sea bass.
Our bucket full of fish!
The guys in their glory!
Thanks again, TJ and Shannon, for coming and celebrating with us!
AND . . .
Don, I am so glad that I have a chance to celebrate with you another year of eldership! I love being married to you and I love how the Lord has brought us together and given us such a strong bond! Happy Birthday Donny!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Posted by Don & Katrina Hines at 9:17 AM