It took a long time for peppermint to grow on me. My Memaw and Papaw kept a dish of starlight mints on their coffee table during Christmas. My sister and I would see it and think, CANDY! After it melted a few minutes in our mouths, we would spit it out like it was on… Continue reading It’s Candy Cane Season!
The summer of 1986… I was seventeen, the summer before my senior year in high school. My grandparents took me to Europe to visit my Aunt and Uncle in The Netherlands and my friend Birgit in Germany. I spent two months traveling through six different countries. It was the trip of a lifetime! At the… Continue reading Summer in Paris
She answers to many names…Martha, Grandma Judy called her “Mah-tha”, she wanted to be called “Marty” when she was a kid (all of HER kids thought this was hilarious), Marth, Mom, Mama, Granny-mom, Granny, sugar/honey/baby…but the classic nickname, and my all time favorite, was “Maniac Martha”. My brother and his friends coined this phrase when… Continue reading Yo Mama, What’s Up?!
Last Christmas my husband started the daunting task of transferring our VHS/Beta home movies to an external drive on our computer. Of course when you do things like that you get distracted and the task takes FOREVER…we still haven’t finished it. BUT, we have all thoroughly enjoyed watching them while they are uploading! One of my… Continue reading Note to Self: Don’t Be too Busy!
“In France, flirting is like a way of life – it is an art form to them. It is in their culture, in their nature, in their blood. Flirting is very innocent, sweet, and never negative (like how it is sometimes perceived in the American culture)[…] Miaou! Yes, “meow” is correct. In France, it is… Continue reading Miaou!
I’m a little late getting my tree up this year, but it’s finally decorated! I have a huge collection of ornaments, but I always seem to put up the handmade ornaments my babies (now grown men!) have made over the years first. By the time they are all up, I don’t have room for any… Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree!
Close your eyes and envision sunshine, white sand, a warm breeze, crystal blue water and a tropical drink in your hand… ♫ Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day That’s the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway Here we know that… Continue reading Christmas in Paradise!