September 1, 2009

Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...what have you??









My dad called me last week and asked if he could take my kids fishing. My dad is the kind of guy who can kill a wild bore with a bow and arrow, gut it with with a dull spoon, then season and cook the liver to feed 80 people.
My husband is the kind of guy who can and will....pop, lock and drop it on a dime, writes skits in his sleep, smiles his way through any door, laughs his way into any heart and orders strawberry Haagen-Daz in bed, while staying in Hotels.

We (my brothers and sisters) grew up camping, and fishing, sleeping under the stars. Most of my favorite memories are being outdoors with my family. I didn't realize how much I missed it until now.

Nick and I decided to go with the kids on their fishing trip and it ended up being so, so, so much fun... for all of us!! My dad showed us how to catch crawdads and Nick and his brother Lance went to town! Even the youngest kids caught a bunch. The boys prepared the crayfish and my Dad cooked them up in a creamy white sauce for dinner!
We are on new frontier people! Who knows what's next for the Masina's! YOSEMITE? To infinity and beyond!

11 comments:

Puanani Tuiolosega said...

That sounds like so much fun!!

Niki O2afi said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun!!

MaryElla said...

Fun! We just did our first camping trip in a long time and had so much fun. I think maybe I can be a good camping mom! I guess when you have two boys you should be. :o) I don't think I'll ever be able to cook anything I just caught though.

OMI PHOTOGRAPHER said...

I don't think it's all first nature to me but I can learn. I esteem to be a camping mom....cause these kids do not have a camping dad. I used to be able to gut clean and eat the fish... I've gotten soft in my old age. I couldn't even deshell the crawdads. I did eat them though... Only cause my dad works serious magic. Since nicks only current hunting strength is crawdads... You'll find us at strawberry resevoir come the end of the world. Lol

Kristy said...

Who knew what lay beneath the waters of Strawberry reservoir?!

Irene masina said...

That was the best last minute hang out for us. Had a blast! I don't think people realize how good a cook
ur dad is when you post it cause he is Completely Off The HOOK! He can make anything taste fabulous!

Alicia said...

So cool! What fun images to go along with a fun adventure!! You know kids that young will only remember if they see pictures of it! :D

{nonu}6 said...

What a fun post Omi. And hecka laughing @ your description of Nick. Writing skits in his sleep. lol.
We love the outdoors! But I can't say we've ever caught crayfish or crawdads. Sounds like fun!

Theresa Fanene said...

Hi Omi,

Well i finally got a chance to sit & look @ your pictures .. beautiful I must say. I am currently enrolling into some photography classes & after reading about you, you have inspired me so much. I sat there crying & reading because as a young mother & wife you put urself last and worry about everyone else. Me & my husband are currently starting our own photography business .. u have truly inspired me to pursue my dreams. thanks for just touching people, like me with your photography. please keep in touch!!!

Theresa Fanene

Suguturaga's said...

WOw. That looks like so much fun. I'm in the same boat with the non-camping husband. (and he even grew up in Tonga) It doesn't make sense to me who wouldn't enjoy it but I am inspired by you to just help him get a little taste of it all and I'm sure he'll fall in love. Awesome pics as always.

Anonymous said...

it's called CRAWFISH and the sauce is just ketchup and mayo put toghether .