Last weekend we had wonderful weather on Saturday. We began the day by going to our friends house. Our friends, Kunal and Åsa with their two kids, Nikhil and Naomi are also an international couple and wonderful friends who have made living here much easier. They are Christians with the same values as we have. We have really enjoyed spending time with this family and we believe that Samuel may one day marry Naomi.... well at least he says that now. After our wonderful American like brunch we packed up to go fishing. Åsa's extended family has a lot of land that they keep cows on. So it was quite the adventure. I am very thankful we did not run into any bulls! (Andreas' advice if there was a bull was run! Thanks for the advice honey. I think I would have run faster than I ever thought possible while toting a kid and a dog)
We finally came to a stream, after getting one car stuck, walking through a couple of cow pastures bordered by electrical fencing, and managing to get the dog not to go after the young cows that were very curious of us. I think the most stressful part was trying to make sure Sam did not grab the electric fencing. However, we were all still alive when we got to the stream. It wasn't long before Kunal had the first catch of the day (picture below). After that is was quite slow for a while, then I caught the second and last catch of the day. Of course the kids started to get bored and found their own entertainment (pictures below). However, this was Sam's first time with his own fishing rod and he was very cute.
Overall a wonderful day! We had Åsa's dad come with the tractor to pull the car out. We made it past the cows again. No one was electricuted that day and I actually got somewhat of a tan (bonus). Then we went back to our friend's house and cooked up the pike. Lots of small bones, but overall very tasty (the kids had spaghetti). Thanks for the great weekend friends. You are a blessing to us (and may be in-laws someday!)
When the kids became bored, they found their own entertainment..... it was quite messy, but a ton of fun. Sorry all the kids aren't in the picture after they were fully muddy, but for decency sake that wasn't available.
I love him in those jeanbibs. They use to belong to Andreas when he was a kid. Samuel looks so cute here. Looking like a pro.
Be careful with this picture, my whiteness may blind you. However, I am showing off my catch of the day.