30 responses

  1. Terra
    November 17, 2011

    Awwww, I love love this blog! Yes, when I go home to my hometown of Freeland, in Michigan, I am home! I moved when I was 20, so Michigan will always be my home:-) That being sad, because I lived in Tucson Arizona for 15 years, that town really became home to me. Now I consider myself a desert girl:-) Maybe someday Charlotte will feel like home, but not yet… I still have not been to Dallas, I need to go for all the delicious eats:-) Love that pic of you, SiSi, and Big Tex, SiSi’s face is just adorable:-) Sending Love and Hugs, Terra

    • The Spicy RD
      November 17, 2011

      Thanks so much Terra! You definitely know “that feeling” of going home :-) I hope you do get to Dallas one day, because, you’re right, there are definitely some good eats to be had in Big D! xoxoxo

  2. Baker Street
    November 17, 2011

    Aww… I love your pictures! Sisi and Big Tex! Soooo cute! :)

    • EA-The Spicy RD
      November 17, 2011

      Thanks so much Anuradha!!! Fun memories for me :-)

  3. foodwanderings
    November 17, 2011

    How wonderful traveling down memory lane!! Really fantastic and every one experience in one place or another that sensation of being home.

    • EA-The spicy rd
      November 18, 2011

      Great memories Shulie, and always a great feeling to “be home” no matter where it is!

  4. Lauren Slayton
    November 18, 2011

    Loved the memory lane photos, adorable kids. I haven’t moved around so much but I know what you mean that semi-dejavu feeling when being back someone. I feel that in Florida where my grandparents lived and when I go to my parents house. Texas and snow, who knew?

    • EA-The spicy rd
      November 18, 2011

      Thanks Lauren! I was surprised by the snow in Texas my first year in college too! Pretty much had at least a little snow every year except one when I lived there. If only there were hills for skiing :-)

  5. Regan @ The Professional Palate
    November 18, 2011

    I miss Texas tremendously. We were only there for a few years, but it’s where son #2 was born and the place where I’d love to be right now if I had the choice 😉

    “Home” though is Alabama. It’s where I grew up, went to college, got married and my family still lives.

    • EA-The spicy rd
      November 18, 2011

      Regan-Cheers to another “part Texas” gal!

  6. teri@managedmacros
    November 18, 2011

    Your kiddos are cute as a bug! Lovin the cheeks on Big Tex!!! Home is Des Moines, Iowa where I am now. Born in Las Vegas with many landing spots as a kid (dad was Air Force). The winters are too long but its a great underrated city. Thanks for sharing your story!

    • EA-The spicy rd
      November 18, 2011

      Thanks so much Teri! I’ve never been to Des Moines, but spent one night in Davenport and though it was a lovely city. My Dad’s side of the family comes from Iowa, so I need to go and visit sometime :-) I love the cheeks on Big Tex too, but at 8 now he’s all lean…no more chubby cheeks :-(

  7. Gina (The Candid RD)
    November 18, 2011

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos! Your kids are so adorable. I have always been fascinated with the expression on kids’ faces when they see snow for the first time. I grew up with snow, so it was never “new” to me. I’ve lived here in Columbus my whole life, and most likely will lives here forever. While it would be nice to live somewhere else, I really can’t complain. I do love it here!

    • EA-The spicy rd
      November 18, 2011

      Thanks Gina! I’ve never been to Columbus, but my husband used to go there for work frequently and really enjoyed the city. Big Tes didn’t love his firs time in the snow, but SiSi did. Now their both snow lovers, and get their winter dose when we go skiing, or get the occasional snow in the mountains in San Diego :-)

  8. Rekha
    November 18, 2011

    Nice post…. EA ! A nice trip back in the memory lane… .. both the kids look adorable !

  9. EA-The spicy rd
    November 18, 2011

    Thanks so much Rekha!! :-)

  10. Yuri – Chef Pandita
    November 18, 2011

    Lovely pics! Your kids are adorable [and so are you!]. I’d say my parents house is what I call home. My room is still intact and going there always bring back childhood memories :) its only 90 minutes away from here, but I don’t go that often bc my parents visit at least twice a month. Btw I LOVE instagram, so addictive!

    • The Spicy RD
      November 18, 2011

      Thanks Yuri!!! Love that you have your same room to go home too! I see my parents at my childhood home a lot since they live near me, but they have converted my room in to the sewing/exercise/massage room :-)

  11. rebecca
    November 18, 2011

    such adorable pictures of you and your kids love it

    • The Spicy RD
      November 18, 2011

      Thanks so much Rebecca! xoxoxo

  12. Kristen @ swanky dietitian
    November 18, 2011

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing more about you!! You children are darling!!
    I was actually born and raised in Vegas…boring I know. I often think about moving to experience something different..we will see! 😉

    • The Spicy RD
      November 18, 2011

      Thanks Kristen!! Not so boring to live the same place all your life, but fun to experience new things too :-)

  13. Kristi Rimkus
    November 18, 2011

    What a wonderful trip down memory lane, and your children are just adorable!

    • The Spicy RD
      November 21, 2011

      Thanks so much Kristi!!

  14. Heather Jacobsen
    November 19, 2011

    Lovely post, EA. I love the pictures of your children, and your Instagram photos. :)

    I have a hard time calling anywhere home. I guess I have to go by the saying: “Home is where you hang your hat.” My father was in the Navy, which means I moved around for much of my childhood. Although I did get to stay in Virginia Beach through high school, and spent four years in Charlottesville during college. My parents live in Virginia now and I spent 5 years in Washington, DC. So maybe Virginia is home? But since then I’ve also lived in England, Denmark, South Africa, the Philippines, Seattle, Miami, and now Houston. Its hard to keep track. :) I guess home is where your heart is. And right now, my heart is with my new family, here in Houston.

    • The Spicy RD
      November 21, 2011

      Wow-incredible the number of places you have lived. You’ve really gotten to see the world! You are so right though…home is not only where you hang your hat, but also where your heart is!

  15. Annapet
    November 19, 2011

    What a beautiful post, EA! I was born in Manila, grew up in San Diego…a few places in between. Corte Madera is home the last 11 eleven years!

    • The Spicy RD
      November 21, 2011

      Thanks Annapet! Love that you have lived in San Diego too :-)

  16. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    November 21, 2011

    Great photos!

    I grew up in Germany but have lived in California for 20 years. I think I consider them both home…

    • The Spicy RD
      November 21, 2011

      Thanks Andrea! Love that you have two homes too :-)

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