Category Archives: Kids

Video Postcard 2015, “Let it Be”

Hello from IL!  We have been on a little road trip visiting friends and family in the US.  Next week we plan to head back to our much-missed “Let it Be”, which we left quietly tucked in for a short … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | 15 Comments

Ensenada, Baja California: Summer of projects

There’s a cliche saying among sailors that “cruising is doing boat work in exotic places”, um … yep.  We often remember a location by the specific projects we did there.  We’ve had a busy and fun few months in Ensenada … Continue reading

Posted in Boat, Family, Kids | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Such is Why

Captain Jack here… Back in 2010, Nicole and I set sail from La Ceiba, Honduras headed for Panama.  We had been working on the Kitty Hawk since we got back to Honduras after our honeymoon with the idea of someday … Continue reading

Posted in BTB (Before the Blog), Captain's Yarn, Kids, Sailing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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

Posted in Boat, Family, Kids, Sailing | 9 Comments

The Great Ironman vs. Pregnancy Debate

In 2003 when I was training for the Ironman Florida Triathlon, my lifelong friend and training buddy Keith Kibler posed a question to me: “Which do you think is harder, finishing an Ironman or having a baby?” Continue reading

Posted in BTB (Before the Blog), Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The sailboat birth of Jack Benjamin: Part 3

Not since the births of my own children have I been so overtly reminded of how great God is and how blessed we are to be a part of this miraculous life. Continue reading

Posted in Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The sailboat birth of Jack Benjamin: Part 2

Inside tonight was a mood you could feel right away: the holy ground of a life being born. Continue reading

Posted in Kids | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments