Category Archives: Family

Edisto the Beautiful, Captain Jack’s birthday, and my dye project

We arrived safely in Edisto Beach, SC after 7 days of motoring on the ICW through FL and GA.  We had planned to do a passage “on the outside” in the gulfstream but the weather wasn’t cooperating and didn’t look … Continue reading

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Living the quiet life on Edisto Beach, SC

We were able to leave Charleston as planned and the kids did great on the 45 mile motor to Edisto Beach SC.  Jack is helping some friends here in Edisto work on their boats and troubleshoot issues.  This is Jack’s … Continue reading

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A sister’s journey to inspiration

I love that my sister shares my love of travel, of going and being and doing. When I was 26 like she is now, I set off to backpack around the world for 10 months. Megan isn’t exactly the backpacking type but she has quite the road trip planned. Continue reading

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Monkey see, monkey do

Little eyes are always watching. Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name or why do we choose one over another? Sometimes it is a very simple process, as with our firstborn. But the decision was not so easy as the days wound down to the arrival of our son. Continue reading

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My version of a water birth

Jack Benjamin Midence was born 5-15-12 at 8:01am, 8lbs 1oz. All went exactly as planned, born in the aft cabin of our 44 foot sailboat Kitty Hawk, assisted by midwife Nicole Lavallee, and ending with a professional catching job by his proud papa. Continue reading

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Oh, the places…

Yesterday I gave birth to a baby boy on the sailboat that is my home. Seems like a good time to start a blog, right? Let me back up…four years ago I married Jack, the love of my life and … Continue reading

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