Tag Archives: Seasons

Ahh the smells of Spring. And manure.

Adams-Briscoe Seed Company

Spring is without a doubt my favorite season of the year.  I love watching the earth come back to life as the snow finally melts away and the grass begins to get green again.  I don’t think that there is a more amazing green than when the trees are budding out and the grass is […]

Dear Snow: Enough is enough.

No Potholes

Warning: Monday Rant.  Not very well written but I have to get this out or I’ll explode. Yesterday’s snow/rain/sleet/ice storm was the last straw for me.  I’m over it . I’m sick of snow. I’m not just some girl “from away” that can’t handle this winter.  Some Southerner that can’t deal.  This winter is ridiculous. This […]

The heart of the snowstorm, no matter where you are from.

My last post was a little snarky jab at how Northerners and Southerners approach snow differently.  It was meant to be silly in a way – for both sides of the coin.  If you didn’t have a chance to read that post, check it out here…and then come back to something with a different tone […]

Snow and Ice: A Southerner’s Point of View

This was taken in 2011 - my first Maine Winter.

This is my fourth winter in Maine. I’m used to telling people that. Whenever I meet someone, after they pick up on the tell-tale Southern accent, the question is inevitable, “Is this your first Maine winter?” No.  It isn’t. I’ve already accepted the fact that I will always be “from away”.  I’m OK with that […]

Holiday Traditions: The Christmas Story

Merry Christmas

This month I’ve been posting about Holiday Traditions.  You’ve heard about my daddy’s annual Christmas poem, our Elf on the Shelf, Christmas Pajamas, and how fun it is to make tasty treats with the kids.   It has been fun sharing these little glimpses into our family with you.  Even though family traditions vary from family […]

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Pajamas

The Pajama Elves, our new Christmas tradition

I love Christmas morning. I have always loved Christmas morning. When I was a child it was the excitement of Santa and opening gifts. As a young adult it was the very grown up fun of getting to drink mimosas with the grown-ups as we prepared brunch. And now as a parent, it is seeing […]

Holiday Traditions: Elf on the Shelf. Or in our case “Elf off the Shelf”.

Cole the Elf... Our Elf on the Shelf.

He joined our family the day after Thanksgiving in 2009.  I was 8 months pregnant with Little Man and Curly Q was 3.  We were living in limbo, so to speak.  Our move to Maine was forthcoming, but first we had to celebrate Christmas, have a baby a couple of months after that, and then get […]