Friday, January 30, 2009

New Post

Not much new to post in the way of news. Caleb is growing and doing great. Here is a picture of Kayla meeting Caleb for the first time:

We did have some fun last weekend. Our friends Trey and Kat's daughter Taylor (a/k/a Freakshow Fairie) has started skating on the South Side Roller Derby League. We had never been to roller derby, but it was a blast. Taylor did a great job in her first bout/game/match (not sure of the correct terminology). I had a great time with my camera and experimenting with my new flash. This was a scrimmage and she has since been drafted to a team called Kung Pow Kitties! Go Freakshow!

Tayor is right in the middle of the pack

Freakshow Fairie

These girls are out for blood!

We are looking foward to doing some sailing tomorrow. The weather should be warm and we can't wait to get back out there on the water.

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. ~Leon J. Suenes

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Caleb Was Born Today!

Our second Grandchild was born today - meet Caleb Evans (middle name to be announced). We waited around for him most of the day and he was finally born at 2:26 this afternoon, weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz. He is completely adorable and perfect!

Caleb Evans

David, Jessica and Caleb

Captain Super Paw Paw



Aunt Shawn

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I know I'm a Slacker!

Wow - it's been forever since I've posted anything. I tried to get Troy to post something, but you can see how that turned out!

We have been really busy lately with our new jobs as board members for Texas Mariners Cruising Association (TMCA). Troy is cruise captain and I am secretary for the club. We've had several meetings and been doing lots of work to transition from the outgoing board to the new board. Troy has lots of fun cruises planned this year to be sure to check out our web site when you get a chance -

We took a day last weekend to drive over and help our friends Ernestine and Jimbo in Oak Island. Their bar/restaurant was severely damaged by Ike and they are working hard to get back in business. I can't wait for one of Ernestine's wonderful cheeseburgers and a cold beer.

Troy making plans!

Ernestine workin' hard

Troy, Brent and Troy

New Dock at Channel Marker 17

Channel Marker 17 Under Construction

Lookin' Good!

Meet Jr (Ernestine's grandson)
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Browne

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bird Pictures

A couple of bird pictures, both taken within 100 yards of our boat:

Osprey with Dinner

Night Heron Looking for Dinner

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. ~Robert Frost

Friday, January 2, 2009


We celebrated the new year with our family and friends by having a party at the marina. We had lots of great food, a fire to keep us warm and everyone had a great time. It was really great to have my oldest daughter Shawn and her family there to celebrate with us.

Happy New Year - Shawn!

Rene is using chocolate expresso beans to be sure to stay awake.

Jim Kenworthy

Kat is explaining everything!

So is Steve

Patrick already has it all figured out!

Connie - amused by it all!

Fun with the camera!

Now - bring me that horizon. ~The last line from Pirates of the Caribbean