Welcome to My Front Porch.....

Welcome to my front porch. It is a place where I entertain friends, family, and strangers. Where I have discussions on a wide range of topics. It's where I have long talks with my husband and where I do most of my homeschooling. My porch is also a place of solitude. Where I go with a cup of coffee and my bible for quiet time in the morning and where I relax after a long day with a glass of wine and a magazine. So kick off your shoes, have a glass of sweet tea, sit-a-spell and visit.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Strengthening family Ties

This is my whole crew from front to back, my son Brandon, son-in-law Kyle, daughter Grace, daughter Jessica (married to Kyle),my handsome hubby Steve, daughter Heather and her boyfriend Casey.

We have been taking a family weekend at Lake Taneycomo for trout fishing since the kids were little. Now that they are older they still enjoy going.  That makes it nice for our youngest still at home.  She likes spending time withher sibilings.  In fact we like spending time together as a family even though three of our kids are grown.  I contribute that to homeschooling and taking little trips like this not too far from home.   

I can't believe I didn't get any photos of our catch.  Well, we got some nice ones and will have a family dinner soon with trout as the main dish.  I guess you will have to take my word for it when I say I out fished them all.  Of course it helped that dad was kept busy baiting hooks and untangling lines.  You see he has a family secret that was handed down to him by his grandfather on how to set up your line and what bait to use on this lake.  We were bringing them in like crazy and everyone around us keep trying to figure out what we are doing to catch the fish.  We just look at each other and grin as we clean our limit in trout. 

I hope this inspires you to get out and do things as a family.  If you invest the time when they are young it will keep you close when they are older.  Who knows maybe soon we will be adding another generation to this tradition.


  1. What a wonderful tradition! What fun it is to spend time together as a family!!

    I wanted to thank you for following along on my blog. I'm glad to have found you and am now a follower of your blog as well.

    Have a great week.


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  3. Thanks for stopping by Kathleen.

    I really enjoy the music and scriptures on your blog. I'll by stopping by again for more inspiration and tips.

    God Bless,
    My Southern Front Porch

  4. You're so funny. Thanks Mom!

  5. Love the new look! I need to know that trout catching secret. he he

  6. Only if you can get it out of my husband. HAHA

  7. Truly inspiring, family building and creative! I love it! Love Ya "sis n love"~as Gma M says! Love, Janice