I got quite the surprise from James and Chloe for Mother’s Day this year ~ my very first sailboat! She’s 22′, solid and seaworthy, and I can’t wait to get her on the water. I’ve been sailing since I was a kid and had always planned to someday own a sailboat. Well, someday came a lot sooner than I expected – yippee!

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We haven’t decided what to name her yet. Suggestions are welcome – just click the comments buttons below to leave yours.

So, after breakfast in bed, Chloe ran in with a little wooden sailboat in her hand for me "For Mommy…" And I thought, maybe we’re going for a sail on the Hudson or something that afternoon. But then James hands me a piece of paper with photos and "You’re now the proud owner of…" written at the top and "Happy Mother’s Day" at the bottom.

I was stunned – and then couldn’t get ready quick enough to go see MY boat! Chloe had even seen it and never let on – little secret-keeper. 🙂 We are going to have such fun on it this summer at the lake – I can’t wait!

* line from the Five for Fighting song, "If God Made You…"