Picture Perfect Memories from Down South

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

So, I’m back from a week spent in a tiny town in North Carolina where my parents have decided to retire. Yes, all three of their grown children live in Philadelphia and yes, they chose to relocate to North Carolina, but I’m not angry. Yes, I am, but I vowed to let go and let god on that one in 2013.  I’m trying to focus on the positive. Like having a warmer climate to visit during the winter months and being able to experience and explore the southern United States.

I decided to share some of the highlights of my trip this past holiday week through photos. Mind you, I’m not a photographer and I take pictures of weird things. I’m not like normal people who shoot pictures of their kids and pretty sunsets. I like to take pictures in grocery stores. But then, I’m sure if I were normal, you wouldn’t bother reading my blog. Right? I mean normal can get boring really fast. So, without further ado, my week in pictures.

Me and the Kids made gluten-free, cane-sugar free oatmeal cookies for X-mas. And they were actually tasty!

Me and the boys made gluten-free, cane sugar-free oatmeal cookies for X-mas. And they were actually tasty! Kind of crumbly, but tasty.

Why in a tiny town in North Carolina do they have a British Food Aisle at the Food Lion? Spotted Dick anyone?

Why in a tiny town in North Carolina do they have a British Food Aisle at the Food Lion? Spotted Dick anyone?

 

A traditional New Year's dinner; Greens, Black-eyed peas and okra. Corn bread and pig not pictured. Yum!

A traditional New Year’s dinner; Greens, Black-eyed peas and okra. Corn bread and pig not pictured. Yum!

 

And the party's over. Christmas is exhausting!

And the party’s over. Christmas is exhausting!

Okay, so in the last one you see the kids, sort of. I guess I lied. Sometimes I do take pictures of my babies. I also realized that all of my photos are food related. Hmmm…

I’m feeling hopeful and optimistic about 2013, dear readers. I hope you are too. My mommy is coming up south for the next two weeks to babysit babygirl so I can write and el esposo can study. Yeah!

What are you excited about for the new year? And what do you like to take pictures of?

I’m listening.

Peace!

 

 

 

3 comments for “Picture Perfect Memories from Down South

  1. Susan:)
    9 January, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Awww, babygirl is so cute!

  2. Wendy
    5 January, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    You know, I have no idea where in NC this tiny town is but PHL to were my mom lives is 6hours 45 minutes. I would love to live that far from my mom. I am 11 1/2 hours away. I get so homesick for my family. I cannot wait until next Friday when I can hear their sweet southern accents, eat some biscuits

    I am a country girl…..(Carolina Chocolate Drops)

    • Ms. Meltingpot
      6 January, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Wendy,
      Oh, how I love that music! And I know I’m lucky to have my folks closer than they were in Wisconsin. I’m learning to adjust my expectations and at the same time appreciate the South in a whole new way. Thanks for the reminder. And enjoy those biscuits!

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