Archive for March 2010

>Two gutsy teenagers   Leave a comment


Imagine being on a 40ft sailboat, by yourself, circumnavigating the seas for the next 6 months – encountering everything from 20ft seas, rain, thunderstorms, and 30degree temperatures. Two young teenager girls have already experienced this.
Abby Sunderland,(left pic) is 16 years old and one brave girl! She started her voyage Febuary 6th, 2010. She’s expected to round Cape Horn sometime next week.
The other gutsy girl is Jessica Watson (right pic) who’s 3 months older than Abby. Her voyage began on Sept 30th, 2009. She should be approaching the southern tip of Australia in bout two weeks.
I think Jessica has had a much easier journey than Abby. Weather is one factor. Abby is sailing on the end of their summer in the southern hemisphere. Also Jessica’s’ blog entries are alot more upbeat than Abbys, even when something goes wrong or breaks. Attitude and mentality is a great deal of endurance, even when it comes to sailing around the world.
Jessica Watsons website:
Abby Sunderlands website:
I hope both of them stay safe and make it home soon.

Posted March 20, 2010 by shannon in Uncategorized

>A wonderful visit from Amanda and Derek   Leave a comment


Amanda & Derek came out this week. They actually DROVE out from Colorado Springs! I bet that was fun. Sheesh, the last time I drove cross country was in 1997… WOW!
Anyways Amanda found out about 3 weeks ago that shes pregnant. She’s 6 weeks along now and I’m not ready to be called a grandparent yet.
I mean I’m only 46 and I think Derek and Amanda really need time for thier own marraige first. 
I compare marriage to like a tree… it need to be planted, watered with love, and you need to let the roots take firm hold so it can weather the difficult times in life and I don’t think thier marriage is really strong yet. It really worries me.

Posted March 11, 2010 by shannon in Uncategorized

>A major earthquake   Leave a comment

An huge earthquake hit the country of Chili yesterday lasting 90 seconds!! Ninety seconds is a min and a half!! Thats incredibly long. It caused tremendous damage across the region and caused a blackout as well. It measured 8.8 on the scale and estimating over 800 deaths.

Posted March 1, 2010 by shannon in Uncategorized