Fresh Fish


My oldest son will be turning 13 this fall. I almost cry just typing that. How in the world have you parents who are further along than me managed this? Did you also wish for some sort of restraint to hold them back from growing even a tiny bit more? Did you want to check … Continue reading


I like to tease my husband about our kids being Rednecks at heart. (Please don’t take offense if you or someone you love is, in fact, an actual Redneck). He grew up in ‘The Valley’ (yep, that Valley – like, oh my god) But, I grew up in Bakersfield….way back when Bakersfield was a real … Continue reading



We are nearly at FOUR YEARS for our little fish market. What started as a stab at an ‘extra job’ (like we had time for that) has become quite a humming business. Well, almost. We are growing quickly in our customer base. We are established pretty much with our equipment and crew. ONE tiny issue. … Continue reading


Cake Ache

There was a LOT of cake at our house this week. Our 2 youngest have their birthdays only 2 days apart (well, 3 years & 2 days). Up until this year, we’ve been able to get away with ONE party for them both. Admittedly, it’s been more like a party for big sister – with … Continue reading



We’ve learned to squeeze in We’ve learned to squeeze in together-ness whenever and wherever we can. Earning your living on the sea doesn’t work very well if you spend any time on the beach. I didn’t really get just how much time Chris would spend on the boat until we were a few years into … Continue reading


Commercial Fisherman in the US are inundated with about a zillion requirements & laws and under the authority of about as many governing agencies. Some of them are necessary and relevant and helpful. The others…ummmm? I’ll save that tangent for another day. One requirement is that annually, we must have our vessels & their mandated … Continue reading

Shakespearian Dreams

My dreams are filled with Shakespearean insults. Anna Grace is playing both the parts of ‘A Mighty Lord’ & ‘Vincentio’ (an old man, father to Lucentio) in Taming of the Shrew this weekend. She (which really means the two of us) has practiced her lines about 6 gazillion times over the past 6 months or … Continue reading

Crushed But Not Destroyed

My friends, it’s been a heck-of-a week. I know we all have them. Doesn’t it seem that when the storm hits, nothing is left untouched? Tomorrow, I will gather my own sweet children and we will attend Daisy Love Merrick’s Memorial Service. Daisy is daughter to my Pastor and his wife ~ she battled cancer … Continue reading

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