Wednesday, June 30, 2010

OBX Offshore fishing adventure

Off Shore Fishing from Carrie Jenkins on Vimeo.

Jeremy and the Sailfish

After catching many, many Mahi. Jeremy brought in a sailfish.

When a sailfish is caught, the boat hangs a flag to let others know. Upside down to show it was released.

Off Shore Fishing pictures

One day, Jeremy chartered a boat for a fishing trip. We (Jeremy, Carrie, Carter and Luke) traveled by boat from Hatteras Harbor to the Gulf Stream (it was a rough ride). Upon arrival, we started cranking in some Mahi. Carter caught 36 (yes he counted each one of them), Luke and I caught the others. Total of 60 Mahi. Jeremy caught a nice sailfish and released it after some pictures.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

10 missed calls

So after I was done volunteering a Carter's carnival, I grab my phone...10 missed calls.

First thought, something happened to Brayden, but then I looked through who called...Jeremy, his dad, his mom. If it was Brayden, his nurse would have called. Then I realized, Luke was with Jeremy at the farm. Could it be Luke?

I called and called Jeremy, his dad, his mom and NO one answered! I finally got through to Jeremy. Calmly, he said, "I am at the ER. I was hurt at the farm." He went on to explain that he was cutting back some limbs when one limb came down, sliced through his jeans and cut his leg.

Thankfully Jeremy's uncle was there, he ran for help and found Jeremy's dad. Meanwhile Jeremy is way back in the farm, holding together his knee. Luke is there with him. Jeremy calls 911. But he is right by the Potomac River (which divides MD and VA). His call was sent to MD, they had to get him to VA.

Luke was handling it okay. He asked, "Daddy are you going to be okay?".

Jeremy went by ambulance to the ER. Luke rode with him, holding daddy's wallet.

Jeremy's knee was split open. A 4-5 inch vertical gash. So deep that, as Luke told me, "I could see his knee cap!" 16 stitches and a big leg brace. He may have damaged a tendon so he will see a surgeon early in the week.

Luke hung out in the ER with Jeremy. He has certainly been exposed to the hospitals enough so he was telling the nurses what the monitors were for...Dr. Luke may be in his future.

Jeremy is not able to walk much, stairs are not happening and it only feels better when propped up with ice.
Farm is supposed to be for fun, right?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Carter's last day and carnival

Carter finished up 1st grade. When did he get so big?

His teacher, Ms. Wolford, was fantastic.

Carter's reading skills have taken off. Math comes so easy to him. And he loved school.

For the year he received the math award and art award. He was thrilled.

The last day of school was all around fun. The bus stop in the morning was donuts provided by a neighbor. The school day was a carnival (which I got to volunteer at). The bus stop at the end of the day was Popsicles.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jump and swim

Luke finished up his swim lessons.

He is swimming and jumping of the diving board (still a bit nervous about it but doing great).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Down by the river side

A little Sunday afternoon adventure...

to the pool
to the farm
ride on the utv
play at the river

a perfect day for little boys (Brayden even loved it).

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Soccer Season

Soccer season has wrapped up with a little tournament.

This season Carter gained tons of confidence on the field, scoring goals, stopping goals, knowing his way around the field and some serious hustle.

Luke has a blast. He wanted to do every kick in but was a bit intimidated by the bigger kids (since he was two years younger than most of the kids).

Both scored goals throughout the season. Jeremy coached. It was fun.