07 October 2013 | Coconut Grove
Here I go again... Noah finally passed out so I'm taking a little break and decided to write a bit. Today we took a walk to the bank and super market and bought the biggest pumpkin we could fine I carved it out and now I'm just waiting for the rain to quit so I can take my baby boy upstairs and take some awesome fall pictures. Im quickly getting into the best shape I have ever been since we have moved on the boat, between all the jumping, squatting, climbing that I have to do daily just to get on and off our boat, I now do it all with a baby in my arms. A growing baby at that, I swear he gains a pound every other day :) but its good for me, my arms are getting stronger. I love the rain while I'm on the boat, it's just the wind that can sometimes get to me... But the rain, it has such a calming effect, it gives me time to just sit back, relax and realize how truly blessed I am.
First Post :)
06 October 2013 | Miami
Charli Kate/ Hot Outside!!
Ok, so this is my first time as a blogger, but I wanted to give it a try so I can note down all of my new day to day experiences living on a 51ft Morgan sail boat with my almost 4 month old baby boy. Noah was born June 11 and my husband and I moved on this boat on August 1,2013. We have absolutely no previous sailing experience, on top of that this is my first baby so we are in a major learning transition and although sometimes it can get frustrating it really is turning out to be a beautiful life experience. I mean we are one in a few that would move on to a sail boat of this size with no experience but eager to learn. My husband is a do it yourself handy man through and through, and if he says he is going to do it you better believe it will get done. He loves adventures but is also very methodical. Me on the other hand..... I can sometime just jump into things with my eyes closed and not really knowing what I'm getting myself into until I'm already there, I get lots of lessons learned this way :) ... With that said I'm very thankful I have my husband, we both want to get to the same destination but he normally has the best plan to get there.....
How we decided to move on to a sailboat...
I once made the comment that I needed to see the world, experience life from a different perspective, my husband took that seriously. He has a passion for water and has always wanted a boat so he came up with the idea to see the world by setting sail. We looked for about a year to find a boat that would be big enough and safe, something that can handle strong winds with out being tossed around to badly and that is how we chose our boat. It has 3 births, two heads, a full galley, dining room table that also turns into a queen size bed and a couch. We didn't want to out grow it and if we are living on it full time we needed to be comfy. So far its working. My main issue is organizing such a small space, and lets be honest i have never been good at organizing anything. Now it is essential, and I need major help, so if anyone out there has good tips feel free to overload me with all of them!! I am also learning that I need to know how to sew, something else I have never been very good at but I am quickly learning all of our projects will be much cheaper once I master that skill.