It was a sweet end to 2015. Lindsey came “home” from Washington DC to join Lauren (home from Azusa Pacific), Will and Lilly for some family bonding time. In no time, they were back to their old shenanigans with Lindsey-as oldest child- putting everyone in their proper place. The rental house on 7th Avenue is a tad too small for our gang so we went north to Big Bear, this time renting a cabin in Fawnskin, a tiny hamlet on the other side of the lake. Several in our group were laid flat by a nasty bug but nothing like the severe appendicitis Dad/Gpa suffered just 4 weeks earlier during Thanksgiving. During the 10 day holiday, we went from mountains to beach, ate 20 lbs of turkey, took a spin with the R/C helicopter and indulged in a feast for the eyes: Star Wars-The Force Awakens.
As a kid, I have fond memories of preparing for our annual Christmas trip up north to Oakdale to visit the Postma’s and Tilma’s…filling the backseat of the Chevy with a pillow, some books and assorted lip smackers and TigerBeat … Continue reading
Greetings from the Cottage in the Pines! I’m sitting here on the eve of 2015 enjoying a warm glass of Glühwein and reminiscing over the past year. It seems so very Carolina to enjoy bright blue skies and temps in … Continue reading
Last week, with the kids back in school after an extended Veteran’s holiday, I planned a whole day of shopping at my favorite destination, the Streets at Southpoint in Durham. The desire to eliminate stress during the holiday season was … Continue reading
Our cottage is cute but clearly presents tight quarters when the family comes for the holidays. Over Christmas break we were happy to have the two college girls as well as my parents come to North Carolina for a visit. … Continue reading