Family, Holidays, Travel

A Tennessee Thanksgiving

By now, you all know that my parents live in Tennessee and you also know that it is quite far away. 11 hours by car, well, 12 if you want to get there in one piece and need to go to the bathroom and eat on the way. It is a long a@# drive, no… Continue reading A Tennessee Thanksgiving

Childhood, Family, Life

The Greatest Man I Always Knew

There is this old Reba McEntire song that I love about a strained relationship between a father and a daughter. "The greatest man I never knew Came home late every night He never had too much to say Too much was on his mind I never really knew him And now it seems so sad… Continue reading The Greatest Man I Always Knew

Family, Life, Travel

A Much Needed Spring Break in Tennessee that Literally Ended Crappy

We aren't going to talk about the bug that hit our home. We won't speak of it. We only talk about it in hushed, reverent tones in our immediate family. "The thing" is what we call it. Is "the thing" gone yet? Has "It" left your home yet? That is all we will say about… Continue reading A Much Needed Spring Break in Tennessee that Literally Ended Crappy

Family, Humor, Life, Photography, Summer, Travel

My Love Letter to the South

[spacer height="20px"] For the past two years, my mom and dad have lived in Chattanooga Tennessee. It has come to my attention that some of my posts about traveling have convinced people to actually VISIT these places. Which makes me happy on so many levels!! First of which is that people are actually reading my… Continue reading My Love Letter to the South

Family, Humor, Life, Motherhood, Summer

What I Did on My Summer Vacation – The Train From Hell Incident

My youngest will get on a school bus for the first time Wednesday afternoon and I am struggling with it. I mentioned on Instagram this weekend that I am one of those "weird" parents that get sad this time of year. I miss my kids when they go back to school. Yes, I know, it's… Continue reading What I Did on My Summer Vacation – The Train From Hell Incident

Christmas, Family, Holidays

What I Did on My Christmas Vacation

Hi! Remember me? We spent Christmas in Tennessee this year at my parents home near Chattanooga and it was so lovely there. Let me take you away for just a bit. To a place where people ask you how are you and really want to know. Not just to be nice. Where the views are… Continue reading What I Did on My Christmas Vacation

Family, Life

Saying Goodbye

Today I am very sad. Insanely, I wanna cry all day, pull the blinds closed, drink a bottle of wine and eat a tub of ice cream but can't or DCFS will come to take the kids kind of sad. My parents moved away yesterday. Yes, they already lived far away but at least they were a… Continue reading Saying Goodbye