Blessing and Christening of "Arbella" ...

Wallace's Sailing Adventure on "Arbella"
Mike and Vicki Wallace
Sat 6 Jul 2013 09:04
Repeating the "blessing" we did for our Oyster 53, the first "Arbella", in June of 2003, we were glad to have Fr. Andy Costello join us to lead the blessing and Christening of our "new Arbella".  Updating the program Fr. Andy wrote initially in 2003, Vicki and I were joined by our wonderful family and close friends as we celebrated this special family event.  The prayers are quite meaningful to us.  And having all our grandkids participate made this the most memorable event we could imagine….most getting to personally "christen" our new sailboat with the traditional pouring of champagne.  We took the occasion to capture a moment in time as we held a brief "photo session" and memorialized each of Shawn's and Amy's families and, of course, ending with Nani and Poppi and our grandkids!  And now, not only are WE blessed….but "Arbella" is also blessed.