Thursday, April 29, 2010

Boating Season has RETURNED!

It's that time of year again, where the sun beats down and we wait until the wind is right to take him out.  I know, usually a boat is a her, right?  Not this one.  This boat is special.  This boat has a boy's name on it, so how could it be a girl?

That's a special name...that's is my brother's name, and we are his crew.  We are a crew trying desperately to figure out how to go on in this life without him.  This is not the post for those details, we'll save that for a much more serious kind of day.  For now, I would love to see if I can show how we are doing our best to honor this boat's namesake with joy.

We do things like this....

Oh, and then there is this...wonder where those two little people are?

And the captain makes sure we are all joyfully safe!

And Grandma's hang out in a floatie chatting with Granddaughters (who NEEDED a swim break in her Papa's Kayak!)...

Time for some shade..and maybe a movie!

There are so many things that we LOVE about boat season...especially the new addition...

Isn't she cute?  We're calling her "Beer Run", and she can be a girl!

This is one fun girl!  Captain Papa gets this sparkle in his eye when he gets her out in the open...and opens her up!  Just remember to HANG ON!  He shows no mercy!

There is much joy to be found between this big boy boat and small girl boat.  I, however, will always feel that lump in my throat the first time I hit the dock each time.  Jon, you should be with us, not just the namesake.  We will play, and laugh, and do a bit more remembering this boating season!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Been a While...

So, this is just another thing that I started and didn't keep up with.  Well, I have decided that this is not acceptable to me.  I may not be a great writer, but I NEED to write. There are way too many things going on inside my head, and I need to get them out.  If no one reads it, that's ok, and least I am getting it all out there!  If you are reading this, and continue to stick around, I thank you!
I started this blog with the intention of documenting thrifty and frugal shopping trips, and figuring out how to post deals and put up all kinds of links everywhere.  I really do hope to achieve that goal over time.  I think it's fun, and I know that it is helpful to me when I read other blogs that center around that.  I also have come to the realization that this particular blog will most likely contain some serious goings on in my life, and hopefully some of our happy, silly, laugh out loud moments!
That said, if you are still with me, thanks!  Welcome!  I will try to make this ride meaningful and enjoyable!