{Imagine Jason’s handsome self sitting in the open chair}


{Who isn’t thankful for jury duty the Monday after Thanksgiving? My mom didn’t let it stop her! She made this insane cranberry butter glazed turkey. Amazing!}

Boy do we have a lot to be thankful for. Each and every day we are able to live this lifestyle that will eventually (please let it be soon!) lead us to unexplored Caribbean waters is a true blessing. There are hard days and there are amazing days but each and every experience helps shed some light on all the amazing things I have in my life. I am so incredibly thankful for Jason who is a truly amazing man who seems to know how to do everything and fix anything that ultimately ends up breaking on our sailboat. I am so thankful for my dogs who mean the world to me. They bring so much joy and entertainment to our lives. I am so thankful for our friends and family who have always supported our crazy dream even though they may not understand why we would want to do this. I am also thankful for Velcro strips. Those suckers keep all our cords neatly organized so I don’t go crazy trying to find what I am looking for. Thank you to all you readers who have offered support when I was having one of “those” days and questioning why I gave my safe and secure world in NYC up for the unknown. With every little step we make to get closer to leaving, the light at the end of the tunnel gets just a little brighter. We’re almost there and I couldn’t be more excited!


{My cousin Cait playing a little football with Riley}


{Toasting the pecans for the sweet potatoes and making the carrots}


{My mom, being generally amazing}

This Thanksgiving we took a break from our floating life to spend some time at my mom’s house. There was family. There was wine. There was ridiculously delicious food. And, there was a washing machine that I got to use. It really is the small things. We did take the day to find and patch the slow leak that we had in our dinghy and install a new lifting D-ring that had broke off. During Jason’s inspections he found a drill bit under the floor boards and two tiny holes in the bottom of the dinghy. I’m so glad we found these now or we could have been in real trouble! Our slow leak turned out to be from a bad seal where the air valve is. While we don’t have to tool to take it out, clean the valve and reinstall it, a bit of research tells us that we can just put a little silicone around it as a temp solution. Yeah! I was afraid our dinghy was in worse shape so I am incredibly thankful that it is not!


{My cousin Odin helping Jason with the dinghy}


{Check out what that drill bit left us}


{Odin trying not to play favorites and petting both pups at the same time}


{I think we have a future lush on our hands. Don’t worry, its only Pepsi}


{My cousin Vanessa and my grandmother}


{Fall themed sugar cookies}


{Dessert! Pumpkin and coconut custard pies.}

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