Children grow up in the blink of an eye. My eldest son is off to college next year... does that make me old? Anyway, last summer we had the pleasure of hosting a family reunion right here in Minnesota( it should be called MinneSNOWta this year). Fortunately, it was August and the sun was shining on us at the family resort up north where we had rented a group of cabins. We fished, canooed, bonfired and tubed. We even helped my niece bait her hook,catch a few fish, and have an emergency bladder evacuation off of the side of the pontoon( we were in the middle of the lake with no biffy in sight). It was a fun trip and an bit of inspiration for the painting I posted above.