Momma, I’m Coming Home

Well, the big news is after many years abroad (as in outside the great state of Texas), I am finally moving back to the homeland.  A couple of weeks ago, I accepted a job offer within my current company that will take me to Dallas.  This is something I’ve been working toward off-and-on for the last few years.  New England has been nice, and I’ve made some great and unforgettable friends here, but family is something that is important to me and the distance between New England and Texas just seems to get greater year after year.

So for the next few weeks, I’ll be planning, packing, and enjoying time with friends.  I’m excited, but I’ve got a tear or two as well.

So long New England, its been real.  But I’m not going to miss your winters.

A New Year

Christmas Day, 2013
Christmas Day, 2013

Ok, so I’m only a month or so late with this post.  Considering how often I update this website, that’s pretty darn quick.  2013 was a good year, especially in October.  That month saw the arrival of my newest little buddy, Colt Sage Waltrip, and my parents celebrating their 35th year of wedded bliss… in the hospital, cooing over Colt.

So here’s to 2013, and lets hope that the rest of 2014 goes well too!

Video – Cody and Grandpa at the Ranch

My nephew Cody is fearless.  He climbs up on nearly everything (including the roof of the house on occasion), he eats nearly anything you put in front of him, and he hasn’t met an animal that isn’t a friend.  Not to mention that when we go out to the ranch and shoot guns, he wants to shoot anything we’re shooting with too.

Ga’s Buttermilk Pie

My grandmother’s Buttermilk Pie is my all-time, hands-down, favorite dessert.  I’ve given this recipe to I don’t know how many people and everyone has loved it.  One of my best friends tell me this recipe got her accepted into her husband’s family.

Ga's Buttermilk Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Mix liquid ingredients, then add to dry ingredients.
  3. Pour into an unbaked pie crust.
  4. Bake at 350° for about an hour.
Makes 2 pies.