Part III – The Natives – MY Scottish Journey

I’m pretty sure group tours are a great way to see and learn about your trip. Our family, however, have never taken a group tour or preplanned tour (The Great Wall of China was with a group but no one spoke english so it was just a magnificent guided walk). We love to get intoContinue reading “Part III – The Natives – MY Scottish Journey”

My Scottish Journey Part II: Getting There

The last big trip we took was in February of 2005. The same son who is studying now in Scotland was studying in Shanghai, China for a couple of semesters. So why not go to China? Good grief, prior to that we only went as far as our country could reach and a little intoContinue reading “My Scottish Journey Part II: Getting There”

The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey

I have always had a love for  Scotland. I think it began deep inside from my ancestors, I’m convinced of that, or I choose to believe that. My mother’s grandfather came from Paisley, Scotland when he was a young boy. I never knew him but the few times she mentioned him it was always inContinue reading “The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey”

Another Glimpse of December

Here we are, almost into the middle of December and just now the weather has gotten cold. That’s ok. It makes winter even shorter, at least in my head. Here are some images before the weather turned at Pertle Springs. Such blue skies and water. Then we have the culprit that brought in the cold.Continue reading “Another Glimpse of December”

Js in My Life

The last fews days have taken me into remembering. Remembering times of community with great people. Times where you feel like your family grew to Walton-size or Osmond-size. Times when you felt like you belonged to a family that you always wanted yours to be. Accepted. Loved. Known. The first memory was triggered by aContinue reading “Js in My Life”

Storing Up For Winter

I wrote this four years ago………different yard to view now, different town, but still feel the same. Happy December 2017 Everyone! I’m sitting at my kitchen table enjoying a cup of coffee with my blueberry bagel.  I love to sit here and think and read blogs and look outside every few seconds.  Today is warmer thanContinue reading “Storing Up For Winter”