Holidays

Holidays
OTHER Weirdness

Valentine’s Day Shenanigans of a Married Couple.

Oh Valentine’s Day… the day of love.  The day every woman looks forward to.  The day I circle on my calendar counting down with anxious expectations….NOT. I don’t do that anymore.  In fact, I’ve never done such thing, and I consider myself a pretty normal woman… well… not-so-normal, just..nevermind. Anyway.  My point is that in […]

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Charlotte
Holidays
KIDS/MomLife
Travel
Travel USA
VisitNC

Christmas lights! from NASCAR’s Charlotte Speedway to Christmas Town USA.

One of our (many) holiday traditions is to visit Christmas shows, tree lightings, and of course Christmas light shows around our area. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to travel far to experience the best Christmas light shows in the Carolinas. The two places we visited this year were, not only breathtaking, but full of […]

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GEEK
Holidays

Cocos Christmas Edition: Top 10 Christmas Movies

My love of all things Christmas is pretty well documented, so it would only be natural for me to share my top 10 Christmas movies with you all. Bound to fill you up with Christmas cheer, make you laugh, make you cry, or simply sigh with nostalgia, my 10 picks are a must-watch each year […]

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Holidays
KIDS/MomLife
Travel
Travel USA

The Lighting of the Tree; An American Town Tradition

If you pay close attention, your city (or town) will have a Christmas Tree displayed for the public. Usually located in a central place, easily accessible, and highly transited. If your city is large, they may have several Christmas Trees around town. These special trees are no ordinary trees.  hey must be gigantic and splendid […]

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GEEK
Holidays
OTHER Weirdness

Halloween Hunting: Finding the perfect haunted attraction

In case you guys didn’t already know, I am a huge fan of Halloween. Second only to Christmas (because, hello? Christmas rocks! Pressies, cookies, huge dinners, snow, Santa & elves…you seriously can’t beat that) I have tubs upon tubs devoted to all my decor. Every year on Oct 1st the decorating begins. I agonize for weeks […]

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Holidays
KIDS/MomLife

Twas the Night Before School….

(I can’t believe is back to school already!!! so, here…enjoy this classic with a tweak) Twas the night before back to school, when all through the town,not a child was stirring, they had all been lain down.The bookbags were hung on their hooks with great care,and nutritious school lunches packed in the fridge over there. […]

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Holidays
KIDS/MomLife
OTHER Weirdness

Reflections on 10 years of Marriage

Today is our ten year anniversary and so I find myself reflecting on marriage. Husband and I were young, still in college, and (surprise!) expecting a child. We had NO idea what we were doing. We knew we loved each other, we knew we wanted to be a family, but other than that, we had […]

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Holidays
OTHER Weirdness

4th of July. Celebrating a Great Nation.

I’m not going to give you a history lesson.  We all know what happened July 4th 1776.  But what I do want to talk about is the amazing fact that our nation has celebrated its greatness every year, for way over two centuries.  I think Independence Day provides a good opportunity to remind ourselves of […]

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Holidays
PETS

UPDATE on Easter Edition: Operation Rabbit

Hoppy Monday everyone (get it? hoppy?!)? So if you read yesterdays blog post, I’m sure you are DYING to know the conclusion to the rabbit saga. (If you DID NOT read yesterdays blog post I suggest you stop reading this now, and click over to that page(HERE) so you will know what in the world I’m […]

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Holidays
PETS

Easter Edition: Operation Rabbits

I love my mother for many reasons, one of which are her random emails/texts at strange hours. Now I have been on the rabbit bandwagon for years, pestering my husband to the point of insanity but he staunchly maintains his anti-rabbit stance (does the man have no heart?!). Perhaps I have been going about this […]

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