Friday, May 4, 2012

Six Years

I was looking at the calendar and realized that this Saturday is Cinco de Mayo which is very special to my wife and me. This day will mark 6 years of being married. I have been truly blessed to marry my best friend and her putting up with me. I wanted to give her a shout out and how awesome she is. When we were dating she knew nothing about hunting and she couldn't stand to watch any hunting shows. I'll admit that I was nervous. But she made it clear that it was fine that I hunted because she related it to shopping. She is a bargain hunter, she will seek out and find the best deal possible and has a strategy before she enters the store. I hunt for food, she hunts for clothes.

My wife knew little about hunting, I slowly had to break her in. Each Sunday we have the opportunity to enjoy Sunday dinner with my family where the hunting channel is usually on. This meant that she was "forced" to watch hunting. When she started out watching she couldn't stand to watch the animal get shot, but now she will watch and let me know if it was a good shot or not. She's has learned how to tell the difference between a mule deer and a whitetail. She definitely has made me proud.

She Loves to Fish

My family usually makes a trip to Henry's Lake and my wife had never been so I decided that it was time. I took her on the fishing trip back in 2008 and let's just say that she knows how to fish. She's still a little weary with putting the worm on the hook so I baited the hook for her and let her do the rest. As she was reeling in the fish I caught a glimpse of the fish and let everyone on the boat know that it was a BIG fish. It got closer and closer and it kept on getting bigger. We finally landed the monster and my wife was extremely excited.

Fishing on Henry's Lake
My wife and her 15 pound hybrid trout

Henry's Lake Hybrid Trout
15 lbs of fish
We also go to a little creek up in the mountains every year for memorial day weekend to camp out and go fishing. This is one of our trips of the year because we camp for 3 days and get to go fishing for the little brook trout in the creek. Needless to say we make a great pair.

Fishing at Fish Creek
Fishing at Fish Creek
Brook Trout from Fish Creek
Our batch of fish






Camping at Fish Creek

 She Loves to Shoot

I also bought her a bow so she could get into archery. She told me that she would never hunt which I am never going to force her to do. But she does enjoy hunting targets. She loves to visit the 3D archery range with me and she is great company as well as some great competition! We love to go out in the evenings when it is nice and have a friendly competition out at the range. I am perfectly content with my wife being interested in hunting just targets. She did mention that she would be willing to try bowfishing this year so this summer we will be visiting the reservoir in search of some carp.

.22 semi auto shooting
My wife's first time shooting a .22
shooting a compound bow
My wife out shooting her Bow
So in short I wanted to give a shout out to my beautiful wife and say thanks for being supportive of me. She's a great woman and an amazing mother and I am truly blessed to have her in my life. Happy Anniversary! Love ya babe!