On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Eight Key Deer Grazing

seven turtles hatching, six dolphins playing, five coral heads,
four parrotfish, three Key West hens, two manatees
...and a pelican in a palm tree.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a Healthy 2018!

2017, wow
And already upon us 2018
And with all of the wow crazy destruction:
hurricanes, fires, and then some
we still feel fortunate.
That is to say:
the cream has risen to the top.
And, the cream in 2017
is family and friends.
It has been a banged up year, no doubt.
But, not until Sept 10
So, why does it feel so banged up?
The hurricane most certainly defined the year
But, we are now on the mend
And that’s what matters most.
Thanks in large part to you.
2017 started good as we remember it.
Eight years in the Keys
19 years together

# 1 on TripAdvisor
An invitation to be the exclusive tour guide
and rental company at Sunshine Key RV Resort.
Another invite to Parmer’s Resort.
A newly renovated home
Things are looking up
And, then came Irma.
It is not until a hurricane happens that you ask yourself
Do I have a lot of irons in the fire
Or, too many eggs in one basket?
You cannot ask – for anything.
You cannot wait for anyone to save you.
You have to hope for the best and save yourself
Then miraculous things happen
Love, family, caring, generosity, hard work, progress, results and reward
That is where we are today

We are also thankful – aside from our hardship
just for the family we have – and love
and can proudly call – family.
There is no other word.
Tears of sadness and happiness flow.
It has been like that.
We are intended to learn hard lessons
And, that’s OK
We wouldn’t have it any other way
On that note
We just want to say
That we love you
We wish you a very Merry Christmas
and a great 2018

Brian, Allison,
Schooner and Dory


Happy Holidays 2017 •  Art by Allison • Words by Brian • IslandDesign.us