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…

Our Journey Homeward

Windy weather kept us in Nassau, Bahamas, for a week.  So back to our daily activites…school, laundry, dirty dishes…yes, this is real life!  Love it! As the XO of the boat, Executive Officer and one who gives lots of hugs and kisses, this is my life! Wind and waves kept us from traveling, so we…

Whatever your hands find to do…

Living on a boat, away from the busyness of life on land, has afforded each of us time…time to work, time to play, time to read, and time to use our hands to do things we have never tried to do before. My husband’s hands have found time to write a screen play based on the true story…

Movin’ On Up…one island at a time!

George Town, Exumas was as far south as we planned to travel…this time.  We had so much fun there. Yesterday, after our fond farewell and dinner with the Dent family, we weighed anchor at daybreak after being on “the hook”- anchored in the harbor- for over 3 weeks. (another first) We headed north, swam in 70′ water…

Wherever the winds may take us!

Last week we moved the boat to a quieter place in Elizabeth Harbor and though the winds have blown a bit more than I have been comfortable with, we are safely tucked in between 2 islands and I am finding that Vivens Aqua can easily handle far more than I can.  We are beginning to have…

I am now a Bahama Mama!

We have arrived!  Only 7 days to get from the Florida Keys to George Town Exuma, Bahamas…the star to the blue dot…300 miles.  Remember, we are living life in the “slow lane.” We weighed anchor in the Keys and traveled well past dark before we arrived at south Bimini, the first island on The Bank.  The…

Off we go, into the wild, blue yonder!

I am writing this while the wifi is good…4:30am.  The sky is dark, the boat is quiet, but Rick and I are checking all the weather sites from the Keys to Bimini and beyond, and we are finding all is clear…all systems will be go at daybreak.  We don’t travel because the calendar says so,…

Emerge, Submerge, Converge, Upsurge

Emerge:  to come forth into view.   Tada!  The butterflies have emerged. Number one… and three days later, number two.  Wow! So amazing how short and wrinkled their wings are when they first drop out of their thin, clear, chrysalis. Then, as they hang, the wings get larger and flatter, while their bodies begin to shrink,…

Winter in the Keys = Spring!

The sun is up, the shorts are on,and the critters are out…caterpillars, and walking sticks…big ones, Our boat neighbor has a butterfly herb garden and has shared her critters with us.  This is a monarch butterfly…to be.  He is on the boat with us and has become Jonathan’s science project for the week. He has…