Monday, July 18, 2011

No room for "what ifs"

photo by Aubrey, Chicago to Mackinac, 7/24/2010

Aubrey has rediscovered his love for sailing within the last year. I'm glad he has something physical to do. I generally don't worry about him when he's out on Lake Michigan. The harsh environment of Lake Michigan turned scary for him last night during some severe weather that hit overnight.

I went to bed around 10:30pm knowing it was likely he would get caught in but didn't let myself worry about it. I was woken up at 3am by a text from Aubrey that said "safe through the storms everyone's fine. Finishing soon." I went back to sleep.

Aubrey called me at 7:45am after they had finished and eaten breakfast. This is when he told me that those storms were the scariest he's ever found himself in. Another member of his crew was 70% sure the boat was not going to hold up. Aubrey said they had to stop sailing the race and basically just hold on to make it through. Now I was concerned. I had no idea it had been that bad.

I had no idea until I hung up with Aubrey that it could have been so very much worse.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Favorite Photos January - June 2011

my first time in O'Hare

after the blizzard

Dad helping with the motorcycle

chewing on everything

birthdays at the zoo

watching the polar bear on mother's day

nearing our fifth wedding anniversary

Charlotte's first cake

playing with ponies

on the lakefill
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