So, earlier this summer, I posted about our 15 minute boat dream.  Well, in some amazing turn of events, I’m pleased to share that today, that dream came true.

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It doesn’t even really make sense.  One minute, we were dreaming of how fun it would be to have a little boat to take to the beach.  Then it kind of fell through when the motor broke.  Then the motor was fixed, but we weren’t sure about the little boat and how we would get it to the water.  Then, our amazing friend Connie found us another boat with a trailer and graciously helped our boat dream to come true.  Which brings us to today.  After a month, of figuring things out and getting new motor parts and many friends helping us through the whole process, we made our maiden voyage in our new boat.  (Photo credit goes to our amazing friend Brenda Tuttle, who knew this was a moment to capture and offered to capture it for us on my phone)

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This is pretty much the smile that stayed on my awesome husband’s face the entire time we were out on the water.  It was beautiful sight to see.

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And our kids?

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Yeah, they were pretty excited too.

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We decided to sail over to a little island in the bay.  Christian was excited to explore.

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And Ellee hung out with me, and graciously took a few pictures to commemorate the day and her new orange life vest.

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After that, the kids went to look for clams, while Jeremy took a few laps around in our new boat.  I was thrilled, to see our kids playing nicely and my husband in all of his boating glory.  It was a pretty great moment.

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I have to say, we are extremely thankful and extremely blessed.  And I pray that we always remember those things too.

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All in all, it was an amazing day.

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On the way home, the kids each got to help drive our boat, which made them pretty excited.

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Thankfully, there was a no wake rule, which kept this girl in check.  She frightens me sometimes, with her love of driving and her love of wanting to drive fast.

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When we reached the dock, Nathan Tuttle and his amazing yellow truck were there to greet us and to help us get our boat on the trailer.

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And when we reached home, Jer took time to practice backing the trailer into our yard, which was pretty challenging in itself.  He was delighted to take on the challenge, and delighted that his boat dream finally came true.  It was definitely an amazing day and one that we will remember for a very long time.

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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