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Well, our little bundles of joy are here!

Yesterday afternoon Leah Marie and Matthew John were born, 5lbs 10oz and 4lbs 13oz...

Beths water brok the night before but after about 12 hours of steady contractions and little dialation they did a c section...

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Tank

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He sleeps like me...

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Got back Tuesday from our 2012 Alaska trip. We are already planning next years trip.

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Glad we didn't clam here yikes that's alot of people

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Silly Moose

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silly whale heading towards Seward harbor

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icebergs?

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Snow? almost 4,000 feet above sea level they had 900 inches/75 feet of snow this past winter

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Same mountain top

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yikes

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snow in the valley

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bears

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only a 3.5 mile hike to get here no rainbows caught. Hike another 1.5 miles to catch Artic Grayling but when we got there found out the season was closed until midnight

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Heading out on one of our fishing trips

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Razor clams mmmm

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Yellow Eyed rockfish

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Ling Cod

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Been out a five times on three local freshwater lakes this summer for bluegills, perch and the elusive walleye. IT was good to get out and fish....

Decent largemouth on a bluegill rig.

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Average smallmouth at 16" on a perch rig.

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I've seen blue perch and perch with too many and not enough stripes but I've never seen one like this.

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Only walleye taken a clipped fish from last years stocking efforts.

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Typical bluegill from one of the trips

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Just back from the anual family vacation to canada. Had a real nice time. Much diff than normal with the little ones. Alot less fishing but well worth it. Each year we'll be able to do more with them up there...

Those TB sweatshirts are comphy...

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Baithing suits on and ready for our first toe dip...

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They did not like the water temp...

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The fishing and weather were "off". Normally we have one day with some kind of rain, this week it rained somewhat every day but one...

Getting chased off the lake...

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Quite a few rainbows all week...

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We worked at it and found plenty of eyes to eat and bring home...

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Leah even got her first fileting lesson...

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The little ones did well. Had a few "fussy" moments but for the most part it went as smooth as it could with 8 wk olds...

3am feedings...

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Well its that time of year to hit the saltwater and hit her hard. Been out twice for Haddock/Pollack, once for bluefish, once for blackfish, once for seabass and hopefully one more trip on Monday for Pollack.

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This section of HSO has gone as lame as last years ice conditions...

DC has twins and falls off the planet to his "Part Time Friends", but I would too if I were in his position...

We love ya Jay...(and the little Pumpkins too)

AW

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yes sir I am. seems everything has taken a back seat to work and family as of late. Not complainin bout the family in any way but between my regular job and the DJ jobs I think we were busy everyweekend last summer. how ya been?

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