We’re Toasting Tonight

  We’re toasting to the longest weekend we’ve ever had (and perhaps ever will)! Today was our last day of work at our present places of employment. For Mark, it’s been 3 1/2 years at the same environmental restoration company and for Katie...

Friends Like These

They brought chainsaws and weedeaters. We brought beer and pork chops. A ballet ensued. Two trees felled. Fire pit constructed. Horseshoe pit built. Bridge across the creek engineered and assembled. It was pouring rain the entire day – and they all still...

Gravitas

  Few items on board a ship carry as much import as the anchor and the  rode.  The hull itself, yes; perhaps the rudder. The anchor and its chain are things of steel, they are embodiments of strength and security. The anchor is glorious in its engineering, the...

One Of Us Is Ready

Wylie’s got everything he needs. How about Mark and Katie? Ready or not – we’re taking off in about 3  weeks!  All the planning and dreaming is finally coming to fruition.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we’re not sure if...

Whirlwind

The title pretty much sums up our lives at the moment.  One really big freaking whirlwind.  We can now count down our remaining weekends before we depart on one hand, have less than a month left of work and exactly 33 days until we pledge our lives to each other. ...