Happy New Year, 2017!

I know, it is February! I am definitely in the slow lane living aboard our boat. The day after Thanksgiving, David, Jonathan and I traveled together to Nashville, to be with Andrew and Mara, while Tania and Mia traveled to Romania for her sister’s wedding.  We were welcomed warmly. While Tania  was gone and Andrew…

Fall is here!

Some things have quickly returned to normal after the hurricane.  Washed out roads… repaired! Lost, floating items (Picnic tables, benches and pilings) we have helped retrieve out of the ICW. And the dolphins have returned! We had the joy of helping Covenant Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine restore the landscape that was altered by the…

In HIS Hands

First of all, thank you all for your prayers!  Hurricane Matthew has passed and the news on TV will reveal to you all the horrible things left in his wake, but not me.  I will show you GOD’s amazing faithfulness in our lives and to HIM will I give all the thanks and praise. Last Wednesday, we…

Our Trust is in HIM…for everything!

As we prepare our boat for Hurricane Matthew (we are at the blue dot and this is a possible projection) and all the unexpected, we rest in the One who is with us on our boat…“Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?” Luke 8:25  We…

Summer Zips By

Isn’t summer fun?!?  Our summer was full of activities on and off the boat. Off the boat, our summer started with serving and participating in VBS (Vacation Bible School).  Surf Shack…Catching the Wave of God’s amazing love!! Katherine and Richard were helpers, Jon was a participant, and I was a teacher who taught and helped…

Just a Tad…pole?

Only for a short time do baby frogs resemble fish…born from eggs, live underwater, (big ones we just released…the little just hatched in the pond) eat and grow, and change…transform…become something new. Ours on the boat did this. Tiny back legs first, a little bit bigger, Then front legs, and then the leap of faith…even…

One More Down Under

Last month, we went to visit Emily, our sweet daughter and personal “dive instructor” in the Keys, for lots of hugs and to finish Jon’s SCUBA certification, only available to those 10 years old and up.  He qualified there, had finished his 15 hour online PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) course, and was ready…

“Happy” to Help

When I was growing up, I had 2 wonderful grandmothers, Nana and Happy! Happy, Virginia Guy, was given the nickname “Happy Guy” growing up and when my older cousin couldn’t say “grandmother,” she asked if she could say Happy, and she could.  Her name fit her beautiful smile and wonderful personality.  My mom  inherited the name Happy and…

Growth~ something that has grown or is growing

As we enter the wonderful season of summer, the days are growing in length; the tadpoles are growing larger; Richard is growing in his understanding, technique, ability, and  enjoyment of playing guitar; Jonathan’s hair was growing, but we missed seeing his eyes, so we took it down a notch. Rick’s love of surfing is growing…

Providence ~ destiny, God’s will, divine intervention!

I see His fingerprints daily.  This month I was so thankful that I didn’t HAVE to go to Nashville! Dr. Abram allowed me to get my MRI done right down the street and all is clear; no changes; I am good for another year. “In everything give thanks!”  This month I did GET to go…

Heading back to Nashville

Last week we celebrated our 2nd “Boativersary!” Love it! My card to my hubby/ Captain… Made a trip across the state last week to visit our daughter Marilee, hubby Cristian and 2yo grandson (or should I say, Richard, Katherine & Jonathan’s nephew) Cristopher.  The day before we arrived, he fell into their bed, busted his…

Back in the Sunshine State!

Well, we are back in our old “neighborhood” in Palm Coast.  Same address too…G-3 (Dock G, Slip 3) Ahhhh… Jon enjoys our 4 footed neighbors…and they run to see him. I am back enjoying the beach sunrises as I walk with my buddy, Bonnie, in search of heart shells. Jon is back to some of his favorite…