October Holidays

Much loved by kids and much dreaded by adults – the two week October holidays. Two uninterrupted weeks free from school start times, homework, and general sanity. Most of the holiday we stayed around Aberdeen – having play dates and frequenting indoor playscapes. On a rainy day we found ourselves at Wynford Farms – the…

Everyone calm down! And also, Isle of Skye

Y’all, simmer. You know I don’t think through these posts that much! It’s just a stream of consciousness of my feelings at that point in time. I didn’t change in anything in that post because that’s how I was feeling at the time and I want to remember it. I still have zero information about…

Beginning of the End

This week (since this was really written in August, this week isn’t really THIS week) marked the beginning of the end. While anything can happen when you’re an expat, this will most likely be our last year in Aberdeen. That puts a strange pressure on me to see and do everything I can while we’re…

A Texas Holiday

When I was in college, (university for those of you outside the states), I took a class called Interpersonal Communication Theory. It was about relationships. It was a hugely popular class held in one of those massive 500 person auditoriums. If you weren’t in class at least 15 minutes early you wouldn’t have a seat….

Jam packed month of fun, travel, and visitors comes to an end

June – you were pretty epic. Girls trip in Paris, Liz & Eric visiting Aberdeen, Efteling with the Bach/Morris clan, Brooke & Michael’s visit, and all wrapped up with a night out for a friend’s 40th birthday. Whew! The kids weren’t the only ones living their best lives this month! Brooke & Michael Brooke and…

Efteling and the Aberdeen Highland Games

As my friend Lorie said, Brooks and Mia were living their best lives this week! We spent the majority of this week in the Netherlands at a theme park outside of Amsterdam called Efteling. Efteling – almost none of my expat friends have heard of it and none of Brett’s coworkers had heard of it…

Short and sweet… but with sea bears

My cousin Liz and her new husband Eric came to visit us at the end of their two-week long honeymoon tour of Scotland. We were so happy to have them and show them around our favorite places for the brief amount of time they were here. As all trips to Aberdeenshire should, we started with…

Paris isn’t just for lovers…

…it’s also for being fabulous with your girlfriends! Which is just what I did this weekend with Rachael and Jasmine – long time bestie and new fabulous friend. This trip was supposed to happen at the beginning of March but life got in the way then and continued to trip us up until we settled…

Belated Easter Post

I know. I haven’t been consistent in posting lately. I think because life hasn’t been consistent lately. The spring brought visitors and nicer weather so there’s been more to do. I need to do a quick post on our first Easter in Scotland though so that memories of it don’t fade – as they’ve already…