When Lee and I married in 1991 I instantly became “Grandma Catherine” to two little kids, Christopher and Abbey. Through the years we have been blessed with six more grandchildren but it is Chris and Abbey that provided all those firsts for us. First to travel with Grandpa on an airplane, first to go through Confirmation at church, first to want to always race Grandpa Lee up and down steps, first girlfriends and boyfriends, and first to graduate from high school and go on to college!
Since college, Abbey has worked as a professional make-up artist in Los Angeles. California has provided a steady flow of clients for her and she perfected her craft as she worked her way up through the ranks of MAC cosmetics.
This past spring she began to think about her “hectic” life style and has felt a calling to a simpler way of life. So, in August she decided to take a sabbatical, put her belongings in storage and hit the road.
As she began making her way across country she stopped wherever she has family. August 21 she arrived at Bobo Hollow in Tennessee. I can easily and quickly confirm that our life will never be the same!
Abbey is like a sponge soaking up any and all new adventures. She wants to learn anything and everything we are willing to share with her! What fun we have had and what joy she has brought to our home.
Over the next few weeks I will share several recipes with you that she has shared with me. We have spent a good bit of time in the kitchen and her passion for baking has blessed us with some awesome treats!
Our first stop in the kitchen produced 20 pints of homemade salsa! We used my favorite seasonings from Mrs. Wages. I’ve tried others and even made my own seasoning mix, but Mrs. Wages is perfect every time. I am all about making it perfect every time! And now, Abbey knows that secret too.