Posts with Label: Winter

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

We went to Edinburgh, Scotland for a weekend in November and absolutely loved it.  We actually took the kids out of school and left on Thanksgiving Day — Matt is on a US holiday schedule even here, so he had a long weekend and we wanted to make the most of it.  The kids’ school […]

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Our weekend trip to Edinburgh brought us to our very first European Christmas Market.  It was like a fairy tale. Gorgeously decorated stalls stretched in every direction offering lovely handcrafted gifts, delicious food, and plenty of holiday kitsch.  It was glorious, Christmas-carol-filled, pine-scented perfection.  And in the center of the market, a lovely little skating […]

Traditions

Traditions

When you’re far away from home and celebrating Christmas in a new country, traditions become more important than ever.  Our tree here is trimmed (somewhat more safely than the above picture would suggest!).  We’ve decorated and purchased gifts and baked cookies.  We’re thick in the swing of Christmas, although it’s a different feeling than ever […]

Gift Guide: For Your Mom, Your Sister & Your BFF

Gift Guide: For Your Mom, Your Sister & Your BFF

Sometimes when it comes time for me to buy a gift for my mom or my sister or one of my friends, I get a little stumped.  I want so much to get them the PERFECT thing, that sometimes I have trouble deciding what the perfect thing IS.  Then I realize that the easiest way […]

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