I’m Rob (the one in the hat). My husband, Jamie, is to the right. We’ve shared a life together now for 28+ years. Like all couples, we’ve shared the good, the bad, the ugly, the awesome, the boring, etc.
I work as a Human Resources Director for a local hospital, and Jamie runs the business we own together – a dog boarding and daycare facility (Churchland K9). We work a lot, so when we do take time off to vacation, we enjoy our cruises (such as depicted above – taken from our 2015 cruise to the Bahamas). We also enjoy short road trips, and most especially our little place on the Rappahannock River where we get to really relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a slower paced life. We travel well together.
When not traveling, we gain tremendous enjoyment working in our yard. Every year seems to find us getting more intense with the gardening, but it truly brings us both a great deal of joy, and something we can do together (or separately, if work schedules interfere).
For 15 years, Jamie and I enjoyed boating, and the restoration of classic Chris Crafts. We owned 3 vintage cruisers during that time – restoring a 27′ cruiser, a 31′ cruiser and a 42′ motor yacht. In 2015, we found ourselves with more obligations than time, so we stepped out of boating – selling our beloved 42′ Commander “Command Performance”, a boat we bought, restored and had the pleasure of owning for 10 years. While we miss boating, our lives have changed so dramatically, we know we made the right decision wax fondly over the adventures, the friends and the joy in bringing back this boat from near death.
Command Performance – a 1968 Chris Craft Motoryacht, a ten-year project, and our last.
Our family consists of Jamie and I, and our six 4-legged canines. That’s right, we have 6 dogs running around the house. It’s almost like a boarding facility at home. But it’s our joy, and they’re our children, and we love each and every one of them. We have….
Chloe – our 10-year old Puggle
Max – our 11-year old Pomeranian
Shane – our 2-year old Cocker Spaniel (deaf)
Marco – our 12-year old Cocker Spaniel (blind)
Polo – our 6-year old Cocker Spaniel (blind)
Herbert – our 5-year old Bordeaux Mastif