Monday, November 30, 2009

Welcome Riley Lynn Page

December 1, 2009--On November 6, 2009, we welcomed our granddaughter Riley Lynn Page, who was 8 pounds 2 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. Our daughter Brie and her husband Tim are very proud parents, and we, of course, are proud grandparents. We spent two weeks in San Diego enjoying our time with her and her parents. She is such a blessing to all her family, and we are grateful that she is so healthy.

Our future sailor!

Since returning to the states in mid-October, Steve has been very busy organizing and purchasing the charts necessary for this next season. We plan to leave Fiji around the first of May and travel to Vanuatu, the Solomons, Papau New Guinea, and through the Torres Straights to Darwin, Australia. In Darwin we plan to join the Indonesia Rally, which leaves Darwin in mid-July. We will then travel through Indonesia to Singapore and on through Malaysia to Thailand.

This season will require additional electronic and paper charts, as well as cruising guides, and we have worked very hard to make sure that we have what we need. We have also ordered a new radar/chart plotter and other assorted items; however, we are limited to what we can carry back to Fiji on the airplane.
Steve and I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Our travels have made us realize just how blessed we are and how grateful we are for our family and friends. May God bless you all and watch over you during the holidays and the coming year.