How much sight-seeing can we squeeze into one week?

Monday afternoon I made my usual pick up of Brooks and Mia at school – a bit more hurried this time as we were racing to the airport to pick up my mom and my sister. Brooks and Mia were literally jumping up and down in excitement. As we tore down the street, his little…

The Moutons Come to Scotland

The countdown clock for Keith and Sandy’s arrival felt like it would never reach zero. The whole week leading up to their arrival was full of Brooks asking how many hours until they’d get here. Too much math for me, buddy! The joy in their faces when they saw their Mimi and Papa was heartwarming…

It’s been a minute…

Hello friends, I apologize for my absence, although I doubt that anyone has been waiting with bated breath for updates on our life. February has been the longest month – complete with illnesses and cold temps with a few bouts glorious sunshine sprinkled in. I’m sure that what follows will be a random string of…

Weekend Adventures in the Cold & The First Snow

Winter has truly set in now I think. Temperatures stay close to freezing and this week we experienced our first snowfall and all of the mayhem that comes with it. First Snow of Winter Mia absolutely loved the snow! Playing in it and eating it. She begged to go outside all day for the couple…

Jamie Came to Visit and we Drank ALL of the Wine

When I was 14 years old and a freshman at Victoria High School, a junior girl I didn’t know came up to me and asked me to dinner. I told her I couldn’t. I already had plans. She asked about the next night and my extremely shy self reluctantly agreed. I was a Reserve in…

Yaya and Papa Ed Come to Visit – End of Trip Discussion and Pics

Scotland is an amazingly beautiful country. I honestly don’t know how anyone lives here their whole life and then moves gets transferred to Houston and is happy about it. However, I just dropped my mom and Ed at the airport. Suddenly the shades of green and amber fields flecked with sheep, cows and blanketed horses…