Happy New Year!

Even though I am sleep deprived and beyond exhausted, I just couldn’t let today pass without acknowledging the New Year and what 2017 brought us. This has been the craziest adventure, and I can’t believe how much changed in just one year.

Last January 1st, we were living in a house in California, trying to figure out our next step. Conor didn’t have orders, we had no real plan, and were realllllyyyy ready to say goodbye to a difficult 2016. Since then, we’ve gotten rid of (almost) everything we owned, road-tripped across the country, embraced life on the east coast, bought a sailboat, learned how to live on it and sail it, made wonderful friends at two different marinas, Conor kicked butt at his new job, I finished my fourth novel, and we had a BABY!

So I sit here with the newest member of our family, in our own little boat, marveling how I got here. It took one year of pushing ourselves toward new things at every opportunity, and throwing fear out the window, but we did it. Gosh dang it, I’m proud of us.

2017 will be hard to top, but 2018 is already shaping up to be another incredible adventure—parenting! Baby W, Conor, Scout, and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. May you persevere and accomplish all your resolutions, dreams, and goals—we will be cheering you on!


Taylor, Conor, and W


3 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Ummm, life is never going to be the same, hang on for the ride. My two girls are sooo much fun, but it took a bit to get there. We’re prepping to buy another sailboat in January and I’m stoked. My wife works in San Diego and needs a place to live, since we live in the Stumps. She’s living with parents now, but not sure if that can last too long. Congrats on the baby and glad Connor is doing well. If he ever comes to the Stumps for anything, let me know and he’ll always have a place to stay-

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      1. Ha Ha,,,you’re funny. There’s no perfect sailboat I don’t think, but we’re looking hard. Take a look at the posts about the Aleutian 51, we’re seriously considering it now and may make an offer this weekend.


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