Today is my first ever Blue Monday post. You can go over to Smiling Sally's Blog and find many other posts on Blue Monday.
I wanted to use this first post to give a tribute to my husband, Ron. It is very easy to post about him using blue, because he is an outdoors kind of guy. Along with his very blue eyes, you can usually find him with blue sky in the background or blue water underneath him in one way or another. He is a tremendous guy and I am very thankful to have him in my life. Here he is, the captain of the Panacea. He is happiest when he is on the water, (either the liquid kind or the frozen kind!) He absolutely loves sailing and I love sailing with him. It is so amazing to be out on the water and feel the fresh air in your face. We are totally comfortable, knowing that he is a great sailor and a great captain. (And as for us, he is gradually bringing us from "cargo" to crew - some of us take longer than others.)
Here he is up at the top of the mast - it takes a lot of courage to go up there with me and Ryan holding him up there! He is not only our captain, but our chief mechanic, cook and bottle washer : )
And here, he is holding me up partway up the genoa! That takes a lot of strength, I can tell you. And I was not afraid, because I totally trust him!
Here he is taking me out on our sunfish, cruising Long Lake. It is so much fun to go zipping around the lake. I am always amazed at how he knows how to take full advantage of the wind so that we can go really fast.
And here he is taking the girls on a dinghy ride. He is totally a family man. He loves his family and makes lots of sacrifices so that we can be provided for. Below he and Ryan have built a fire for a cookout and then we did some star gazing and meteor shower watching after the sun went down. We are loving our property up on Long Lake!
Celebrating Katy's 20th Birthday
Ron and nephew Michael
Last Christmas with his mom and our girls and our son!
Good looking bunch, if I do say so myself.
He is always good to visit his parents and just Saturday, he spent part of our beautiful, sunny day indoors making soup for all of us and an extra pot to take over to his parents. For him, that is quite a sacrifice, since he loves the outdoors so much and it is likely that we won't have another day like that until next Spring.
Here he is carving the turkey he cooked for our Thanksgiving dinner. He cooked EVERYTHING! He knows I get very stressed out trying to cook and also get the house ready for guests, so he did everything that needed doing for dinner preparations, including making his famous pumpkin pies! Everything turned out just fabulous. So not only is he good looking, talented, a great provider and a great family man, HE CAN COOK,
This is a picture of Ron at our end-of-the-year co-op dinner. He also is our main science teacher in our high-school, home school co-op. Every year he teaches a subject in science. Last year it was Biology. This year it is Human Anatomy and Physiology. He is usually the favorite teacher in the co-op or at least in the top two! Depends on whether my bff Brenda is teaching or not. : )
Here is a picture of his class from last year on a field trip to the Chippewa Nature Center.
Oh, and did I mention he is always out helping others! Here he is helping my brother build steps in 102 degree weather in S. Alabama.
He is fun and almost always smiling.
He is always available to attend an impromptu cook-out to make others feel welcome and loves to share his faith.
And last, but not least, he loves me! Here we are on our 25th anniversary last June.