We Have a Boat (!)

...and that is us sailing it!

Let me rewind just a little.  A few weeks ago, we heard from Scott's aunts back in Oklahoma that one of their neighbors had a small sailboat they didn't want anymore, and so they took it off his hands for him!  Scott's parents checked it out for us, cleaned it up, and even went and got a title and license for it in our name, and within just a few days, we were certified SAILBOAT OWNERS!!!

Super lucky for us:  we already had a visit back to OK planned, so we didn't have long to wait before we got to see our new boat firsthand.

Scott got to OK last week, and he and his dad got to work fixing the boat up, naming it ("Young America," after the sailboat Scott and I learned to sail on 3 years ago), and getting the brand new sails ready to go.

Then out to Duncan Lake to stretch her sea legs!
Scott took it out solo style for its maiden voyage (at least as a Bryant boat).  At this point you're probably noticing that this boat is tiny.  Tiny but AWESOME.
I arrived on Friday night, so first thing Saturday morning, back out to the lake so I could get in on the boating fun!  Here I am mostly standing around watching Scott and his dad rig everything up while I am completely unhelpful.
 Suiting up in our life jackets (safety first, everyone!)...
 and there we go!  Just two kids in a tiny sailboat.
We spent a couple hours sailing around the lake (and battling the wind to get back to shore) and the verdict is in:  we absolutely love this boat.  We make a good little sailing team (I'm in charge of the jib, Scott does everything else) and we just really love being out on the water together.  Slightly bummed that Young America has to stay behind in Oklahoma (for now!), but hopefully the next place we move to will have a lake or an ocean nearby and a place for us to keep our boat!  Can't wait!

Thanks so much to Denise and Cass for thinking of us and getting the boat in the first place, and to Scott's parents for helping us so much to get everything we needed for it!
And lastly, here's a picture of us after sailing, slightly sunburned.  But please look past us to the mantle and admire Young Scott's yellow blazer and dashing pose in that framed pic.  I've gotta get myself one of those guys.  :)
Just a couple of sailors.


  1. How fun! And that yellow blazer is amaaaaazing.

  2. you're on a boat! also, it's the cutest little boat i've ever seen. congratulations!

  3. where's your Santana champ?