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…

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…