"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas

“The best keeps getting better all the time.” –Allan Jackson

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...2016 was another amazing year and we feel blessed to have the life we are living.  Our year was divided between adventures on the water and delightful time spent with our growing family.

We traveled from the Florida Keys to Maine this year. Exploring new places, revisiting old favorites, making new friends and catching up with old friends along the way. I won't go over highlights in this post...you can read the rest of the blog for that.

As wonderful as our cruising life is, the real joy of our life is our family. We really enjoy spending time playing, hugging, kissing and learning from our incredible grandchildren. Watching these little people grow is truly a gift. On December 8th we welcomed Cora Rose into our family and we were so excited and thrilled to be there for her birth. Kyle, Brytanie, her big brother Graham and the rest of the family are already in love with her. What a great Christmas present.

We look forward to new adventures on the water in 2017 and spending time with our grandwonders Mayven, Graham, Eelyn and Cora.
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  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you guys. It looks like 2016 treated you very well, especially in terms of the grandkids. May 2017 bring you more of the same :-)

    1. Thanks Ellen. I look forward to reading about your travels this coming here. I know it's hard to break away from Indiantown! Hahaha