Category Archives: Friends

Dinner with Jim

About two weeks in to my mom’s stay, our dear friend Glen and Audrey arrived in Paris. You may remember that they visited us in Scotland last May – and they made another trip to see us in Paris. We … Continue reading

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One more week, ack!

Today it hit me that we are leaving in less than 8 days! Seriously. Next Thursday sees Scotty and me landing in Paris, luggage in tow, finding our way to our flat. Ahhhh. After months of anticipation it’s hard to … Continue reading

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End of an era

This past Friday we hosted a going-away party for our friends Matthew and Ashli. In a spirit of authenticity, the Scottish weather decided to give us a constant drizzle throughout the day and so we had to move everything indoors … Continue reading

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Lost Items #7

Right now I feel a little bit like one of these lost items. Since March I’ve been away from Edinburgh for more than 43 days and now I’ve returned and want to settle and reconnect with friends and eat lots … Continue reading

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Riding out a Scottish storm.

This past weekend Scotty and I had the incredible opportunity to spend three nights on a sailboat with some friends. Graham and Nathalie invited us to go sailing with another couple from our church and we couldn’t have been more … Continue reading

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Exploring with Friends

When our friends Glen and Audrey let us know that they were including a visit to Edinburgh in their epic European adventure, Scotty and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. We spent five wonderful days together, reminiscing, encouraging one another, … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Hi friends, Any fun plans for the weekend? It’s been slowing warming up here and I’m hoping to be able to spend part of the weekend outside. Check out the daffodils that are blooming in our little neighborhood garden! Yay! … Continue reading

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A highly unusual burst of warm weather has sent Edinburgh into an early spring. Overnight the grass has freshly sprouted, crocus and snowdrops are sprouting up everywhere and it’s beautiful. I’m not expecting it to last long but on Saturday … Continue reading

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Hi friends!

My oh my – it’s been quiet around here. And it’s going to be for a little bit longer. My work project has been a strange mix of fascinating and frustrating. I’m working on a project that requires lots of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Scotty and I spent our first New Year’s Eve abroad with friends, telling stories, playing games, eating some delicious food, and watching the fireworks. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to what has been a wonderful year and … Continue reading

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