Dinner at Vida!

A few weeks ago, on a Saturday night, my husband and I decided to go to The Epicenter, in uptown Charlotte for dinner. Actually, I think it was right around Valentines Day, so it was more than a few weeks ago! But, it left an indelible image and memory on my mind, and seems much…

Beautiful Jewlery

The last time my Mother-in-law came to visit she brought Lizzy-Jane and I matching bracelets. Today I pulled them out and Lizzy-Jane (after seeing them ONE time before) said, “Oh those are from Peggy.” I said, “These are from Grandma.” Then she got the name right. Not that Peggy is wrong. That is her name….only…

“What’s in a name?”

Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) I was named after my Grandma, Helen Caroline Ellinwood Harrell. My name is Caroline Ellinwood Summers Ross. I was supposed to be Caroline Whitaker Summers, when I was born. That…

I’m Not Obsessed Give Away

OK, so I’m not obsessed either, really I’m not. But, I do love celebrity photography, and I’m following a new blog with that title. What a great Blog name! And this site is doing a GREAT giveaway. It’s a book with photography of 80’s icons, BEFORE Photoshop and airbrushing became so rampant. PLUS, there are comments by Susan…

The Things She Does. Part II

1. This morning Lizzy-Jane was helping me do laundry. It is amazing how much she likes to help me! Now I just need to continue to encourage her, so that she will ALWAYS like to do chores!! Anyway, I was doing a load of her laundry, and she was pulling the clothes out of the…

Little Princess in a Ballerina Skirt

We got a purple ballerina tutu for her birthday from a friend, and a pink ballerina tutu from my Aunt for Christmas. Just this week she has started to ask me to put them on her. She even wore the purple one to a play date this week. She likes to play with her rain…

Where are we going to, Mommy?

She get’s cuter everyday. I promise. She also gets smarter everyday. FUN. Her newest phrase may drive me CRAZY. We’ve been running errands a LOT this week, and from the back seat I hear, repeated often, “Where are we going to, Mommy?”     But, when she is asleep she          …

Me and my JOURNALS.

Mama Kat’s Writing Prompt #5: Share an old journal entry. This prompt is a little bit funny. First of all, reading old journals is funny, to remember the past. Second because, well in many ways it is intensely personal. I’ve decided to blend two entries together. This entry is not that old, only about five…

The Things She Says, Part 4

1. The other morning I got Lizzy-Jane up after having suffered insomnia all night, even though I took an Ambien! The first thing she said, when I walked into the room was, “What you do?” Then, upon letting her down, she walked around the house trying to discover what new thing I had done during…

Ten Things My Mother Taught Me:

(This is my 50th post by the way. It’s kind of a milestone) 1. I’m sure one of the first things my Mom taught me was to use the potty. I bring this  up only because it is time to potty train Lizzy-Jane, and I feel like a deer in headlights.  I CAN’T seem to…

HOPE

In this time of great turmoil and loss, my hope is strong for the people of Japan. I hope that they will find rest, peace, and most of all – hope as they struggle for survival among great loss, devastation and seeming hopelessness. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His…

Haiku on MOVING

Moving is not fun. Packing boxes is the worst. I’m pulling my hair out. But then you unpack, and that could be much, much worse. Will it all fit in?