Home and back… to home?

A trip is something you take with your kids. A vacation is something you go on without them. This past week I crossed six time zones, twice, in a matter of five days. Thank goodness it was a vacation and not a trip. I might not have survived. I think I’ve been conditioned and spoiled…

Burn ‘o’ Vat

We have a new favorite place to take visitors! The Burn ‘o’ Vat is in the Muir of Dinnet Natural Nature Reserve and it is so cool! It snowed pretty heavily yesterday but very little stuck to the ground. Brett wanted to take the kids on an adventure to play in some snow so we…

Winter Festival and The Royal Deeside Railway

One day this week during school pick up, Brooks, Mia and I were walking to our car next to one of his little friends from class. Once they’d passed, I asked Brooks if he knew where they were from – they didn’t have Scottish accents. Brooks said, “Oh I think he’s from Scotland.” I said,…

City Getaway to Edinburgh or The Trip Where the Kids Vomit

First of all, it’s Ed-in-bur-ah, not Ed-in-burg as we would say in the US. If you say it the American ways you get a lot of snickers and eye rolls. Brett says that it’s like someone saying New Or-leeeeens instead of New Or-lins or N’Awlins to a native Louisianian. For some reason it has been…

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…

Brooks’ Birthday Weekend

I have a 6 year old! It doesn’t seem possible! How am I old enough to have a child that is SIX YEARS OLD?? You might notice a piece of furniture in those pics. We were so sick of having nothing to sit on so we bought a little outdoor set just to not sit…