Where the wind blows is where you’ll find us!!!!!

I’m long over due to write a post.  When summer comes to end I get this weird feeling like I am totally lost.  The sailboat is out of the water, wakeboarding is coming to an end, and my shorts have been put away.  We just celebrated Thanksgiving with our family.  Matt and I hosted this years meal and while I totally love having our house filled with family I can’t seem to let go of summer.  I’ve actually started worrying about what to write on my blog during the winter…..I don’t embrace winter in the same way that I do summer….so I’m worried that I wont have anything to say.  However all this over thinking reminded of of the last time Matt and I took out the Chubby Bean for a sail before taking it out for the season.

Matt and I packed up a picnic and headed down to the Marina.  The wind was pretty strong and Matt’s not much of a sailor but he tries because he loves me.  We got the sails all ready started the motor and let the dock lines go and we slipped out of the dock.  As we were passing by the mill and heading out to the lighthouse I decided that it was too windy for us to have a relaxed sail.  So we decided to set our anchor and have our picnic on the inside of the break wall where we were more protected and could enjoy our lunch.  Matt set the anchor……only it didn’t set.  He tried to set it again…only it didn’t set.  I tried to start motor…only it wouldn’t start.  Matt and I switched places, I pulled up the anchor and found that it was covered in seaweeds no way would it ever catch like that.  Matt kept trying the motor but it just wouldn’t go.  As I mentioned it was pretty windy.  Before we knew it we were drifting into the shipping lanes of the canal.  Not to sound dramatic but if we didn’t do something quickly we would be blown into the rocks lining the canal entrance.  I decided it was time to give up on the motor.  We had drifted to an area that was to deep for our anchor to reach.  At this point Matt is beginning to panic and my heart was starting to pick up the pace as well.  I kept thinking about what station I would need to be on the radio to call for help…how long it would take for help to come….how long it would take for us to bang into the rocks or cross the path of a ship.  Then I looked up and saw a lil fishing boat.  I gave them a quick wave thinking that they may have noticed that we were in trouble.  The man on the fishing boat walked to the bow of his boat and began to pull up his anchor.  This is when Matt got freaked out and yelled “Thats it!!!  He’s going to head in and leave us here! Oh Shit!!!”

Well Matt was wrong the fishing boat came to our rescue and towed us to safety…..which happened to be the docks along the canal on West Street.  In return for their help we handed over our chocolate chip cookies from our picnic and they head back out to catch some fish.  This man and his grandson helped us no questions asked and with a smile on their faces.  They didn’t ask for anything in return and they will probably never fully understand how grateful we were that they were there to help.

During the craziness I couldn’t help but think that this nice day we had planned was quickly turning to shit, that Matt who isn’t a big fan of the boat may never want to step foot on it again.  However after our rescuers left us at the public docks Matt and I pulled out our picnic.  We sat on the boat sipping our lemonade and munching on veggies and biting into our sandwiches while watching ships crawl under the bridges and slip silently through the canal.  My mom ended up seeing us parked at the dock and joined us for lunch.  This day That I thought was going to be awesome then thought was turning to shit actually turned out to be awesome.  I’ve always known that whatever the world throws at Matt and I we will be fine.  After we ate our lunch and said goodbye to my Mom we tried the motor and it started.  Matt and I headed back to the Marina with full bellies and a huge smiles on our faces.  We passed the mill waving at the guys working and feeling very small next to the huge building all while laughing at the adventure we just had aboard the Chubby Bean!

No Matter where the wind may take us, we are just going to go with it.  We have each other and really what more than that do we need?

 

Leslie
XO

Lemons to Lemonade

Lemons to Lemonade

 

 

Cutest Couple

Hell Ya!
No work for me this weekend.
We are off to Binbrook to watch Tristan wakeboard at Boarder Pass in part of their Triple Crown contest series.

Not only do I not have to work but either does Matt, so we both get to go and watch Tristan.  I’m crazy excited!

Last time I was at Boarder Pass there was the cutest old couple I have ever seen.  They were just hanging out on lawn chairs over looking the lake, enjoying each others company.  He wore a a cute hat and she wore a sun visor.  Apparently they hang out in that spot quite a bit.  He brought a huge remote controlled air plane that takes off from the water.  With the help of his wife they unloaded it from the back of their truck and put it in the water.  Watching them work together so effortlessly was fun to see.  They must know each other pretty well after many years of loving one another.  The two made my heart melt!

With my birthday coming up pretty fast this couple reminded me how lucky I am to be growing old with the person I love!

Leslie
xo

Such A Cute Happy Couple!

Such A Cute Happy Couple!

Managed to fit it all in

Eeeeeee!!!!
Was this not the best weekend we have had so far this spring????
It’s finally T-shirt and Shorts weather!
Even though I spent most of my weekend at work….and so did Matt and Taya, we managed to make it a good one!

Seeing people licking ice cream, riding their bikes, walking dogs, sitting on porches and washing their cars puts me in such a great mood.

Matt and I took our lil VW out for a drive tonight before dinner.  We stopped to pet some beautiful horses and grabbed some stones from the beach.  It only took an hour of us hanging out to make it feel like we had some sort of a weekend together even though we worked most of it!

Had a great dinner with the family.  Ate some veggies burgers, corn and a salad for dinner and play some football.  Time to chill out with a movie before this weekend comes to an end.

 

Hope you enjoyed this warm weather!

Leslie

xo

Here comes the sun!

Playing hookie

Lil Luv Bugs!

Happy Hump day!
Today I let my daughter Taya play hookie so we could hang out just the two of us.I think it was much needed for her just as much as myself.  I call Taya my bean so I say say “my bean” in the future you’ll know who I talking about.

Taya and I spent the day trying on clothes, taking selfies and sipping on some Davids Tea ice tea in the warm sunshine!

It was a perfect day.  I love my beans company so much.  She is such a beautiful, smart, funny, crazy girl and I am super proud to have her as a daughter!

Half way through the week!
Sweet Dreams my bugs!

 

Just me , my Bean and Davids Tea

Just me , my Bean and Davids Tea