Thursday, May 29, 2008

Moody Gardens

We had a great time at Moody Gardens over Memorial Day Weekend. Lots of fun with TMCA and other friends. Lots of great weather and time to play on the water. Boats everywhere! It has fun but nerve wracking navigating through all the barge traffic on the way home.

We got a new camera and we're learing how to use it properly. I need to get some software that will allow me to sort and re-size my pictures so that I can post them more easily. I will try to post pictures from the Moody Gardens trip this weekend if I can get the software and get it figured out. Here is one picture that I just can't wait to post. I took this picture in the Houston Ship Channel. This dolphin was having a blast in the bow wake of a container ship.

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Ann Schabacker

Monday, May 12, 2008


We sailed to Bayland Marina this weekend with TMCA. Saturday the seas were kinda wallowey (that's my new "official" sailing term for the day!) but there was plenty of wind. In fact the whole weekend was really windy. On Sunday we had one of those perfect days under sail. In fact, Sunday was one of the most relaxing days we've had in a long time.

TMCA gathered on m/v Rowdy

Even Harley loved this cruise!

You could see the Fred Hartman Bridge from our slip in Bayland Marina

Giant ship headed our way down the Houston Ship Channel!

We had a hitch hiker on the spreaders!

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~Robert Brault

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sad Days

My heart is heavy this week. Last Wednesday, April 30th our friends Scott and Marya lost their two year old son Marley in an accidental drowning in our marina pool. This has been such a sad time for all of our marina extended family and friends. It's so hard to understand how God would allow this to happen to such a beautiful child. It's definitely one of those times to rely on faith. It has been especially difficult for me as I mourn for Marley and remember Justin. Two beautiful boys.

Marley Scott Kircher 3/11/06 - 4/30/08

Justin Michael Montgomery 10/7/84 - 6/23/90

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4