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Son of a Sailor

May 1, 2011

This weekend marked Sterling and I’s first boat ride of the year. We have been wanting to go out on the boat but I swear our weekends have been so busy there is never time. This weekend was perfect because my sister and her husband were in town so we invited them to join us!

Is it wrong that all I think about when we take the boat out is what snacks and drinks I can bring and what outfit is perfect for a boating day? This trip I went with champagne, pimento cheese, cucumber sandwiches, grapes, and some fried chicken for my man. The perfect boating snack food! I wore a navy maxi dress with my bandeau bikini to try and get some much needed sun before my Miami trip!

Matt grew sailing boats, and while we own a motorboat and not a sailboat, I can already tell it is in Sterling’s blood. He is definitely a boat lover like his daddy. He loved steering the boat and helping daddy drive. I couldn’t resist sharing a few pictures from our weekend!



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  1. I spent many of my weekends from the time I was just a baby on a boat growing up and to this day it is my very favorite thing to do! You look so glamorous on the boat..I usually am a mess and in a tee shirt!

  2. megan says:

    Cute pics! I tried to work on my tan this weekend for a wedding I'm in on May 14th and wound up burnt as hell! Oops.

  3. Sarah says:

    Love the first pic! That is one beautiful little man….! Gorgeous weather too!

  4. So stinking cute. Love that he enjoyed šŸ™‚

  5. The Mrs.! says:

    Weekends on the boat are the best! Your little man is too cute!

  6. cMe says:

    Sterling is such a handsome little tot!

  7. Sterling is so cute and I love your dress!

  8. Michaela says:

    Aww, he's seriously adorable. Little baby model (:

    How fun! I love boats. So glad you guys had a fun time, girl!

  9. You are the perfect first mate! Love your outfit!! I tend to look very windblown and gross, so this is beyond impressive. Sterling looks adorable, and he and H can match in their navy sandals! xx