Adventures in Babysitting

Kyra Stickford, one of our favorite babysitters in Indiana, just flew home this morning after a 10 day visit with us.  Kyra has a real heart for volunteer work and every summer she goes on a mission trip.  This summer we were lucky that she chose to visit us so she could work at the…

Unspoilt Beauty

Even though I lived in Costa Rica for a year back in 1998, every time I wake up here and look out the window of our house, it takes my breath away.  The beauty of the mountains cannot be described, and the constant closeness to nature makes you feel so alive. We volunteer at Residencia de…

Estamos Aqui en Costa Rica

We’re here in Costa Rica!  We arrived a little over a week ago and so much has already happened.  It honestly feels like we’ve been here for a month.  When we arrived at the airport here, it took us FOREVER to get through immigration.  When you have three kids, any wait in line longer than 30 minutes…

Haulin’ Out

We hauled out the boat and we are hauling out of the country again.  The last two weeks have been relaxing at times and busy at times.  As soon as we landed in the US in Fort Pierce, Florida, we headed across the Sunshine State to St. Pete Beach to visit with Marc’s parents at their condo. …

On Solid Ground

We are back!  The Konesco Crew arrived in Fort Pierce, Florida last Friday, June 20.  Marc estimated we would arrive at 6:30 am and we sailed in at 7 am.  Impressively close calculations!  But let me take a few steps back to a week and a half ago…   On Friday, June 13 we dropped Marc’s cousin Kelsey…

8 is Great

Camden turned the Big 8 yesterday.  His only request for his birthday was to go deep sea fishing.  No surprise there! Cam started the day by baking his cake with me and opening up presents.  He got a Tervis Tumbler with the Hope Town lighthouse and fish on it.And he got this shirt which I’m sure he…

Boatschooling: What’s it Really Like?

We’ve had many people ask us questions about homeschooling on a boat.  Now that we have over five months under our belt, I feel I can answer the questions with more confidence and knowledge.  But ask me again in six months and I may answer these questions differently.  There is definitely a learning and patience curve…

Just Can’t Seem to Leave

We are in Hope Town, Abacos and just can’t seem to get out of here.It’s not that the engine is broken or that the weather is keeping us locked in here.  We have simply fallen in love with this town and the island. But let me take a step back.  When we pulled into the…