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….

New Slains Castle & Newburgh Seal Beach

“I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.”  ― Bram Stoker, Dracula Our latest adventure took us to New Slains Castle where Bram Stoker was inspired to write the book, Dracula! Brett read that it was a kind of dangerous place…

Moving Day & Amazon

We did it! We made it through a week sans TV or Internet! We paid dearly for the week in data fees on our phones and paid dearly in terms of whining from both children: Mia on repeat that she wanted to watch “Pa Po” – Paw Patrol – even though she just likes to…

Initial Impressions of Aberdeen

It’s kind of like Corpus. Exchange the Selena statue for William Wallace and other dudes that were leading wars before America was a twinkle in the Pilgrims’ eyes and it’s about the same. It’s roughly the same size as Corpus and it’s on the beach. It’s not a super sexy destination. No one from the…

Salute to all the single moms

This week marks week 5 that Brett left for Aberdeen and I’ve been single mom-ing it with my two children aka two terrorists, as a good friend lovingly refers to them. How in the shit do people do this all the time?  Maybe it would be easier if I wasn’t dealing with a transatlantic move?…

House Hunting and Sight Seeing

Y’all. Houses in Aberdeen are crazy different than the states. For one, open concept is nonexistent. Everything is sectioned off and every room has a door, even the kitchen. Many of the houses/ double uppers (this is when a massive old home is broken up into what we would call a duplex but instead of…