Taco Sunday

A few years ago, “Taco Sundays” were a regular thing in my world. My family (mom, dad and brother) would walk next door to Granny and Grandaddy’s house for the best hard-shell tacos this side of Texas. Granny would be standing there at the stove, frying shells and filling them with spiced beef and Grandaddy would be setting the table and getting everyone’s drinks for them as soon as you walked in the door. Over the years, the table-setting of five would expand and shrink as my brother and I grew older. We’d bring our friends, our SOs and, eventually,  a baby popped into the picture (my nephew). Imagine trying to have a conversation over the sound of a bubbly baby in an Exersaucer bounce. It didn’t matter though, because our attention was on him anyways. Who can ignore a happy baby? And now we have two (my niece)! Anyways, things have changed with time and we’re not all able to gather around the same table to enjoy Granny’s tacos and stories and Grandaddy’s wacky sayings, and Taco Sundays have been sorely missed. My husband was graced with the experience, also. So, we’ve decided to keep the tradition, the family, the friends, the memories alive in our home – a Wilson home. Here’s to the good times had and the welcoming of many more!

We plan to try new  taco variations over time. I’ll post as they come!

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Connecting to an Unexpected Home

I met Tanna, the subject of this video, for the first time while I was searching for willing subjects for my photojournalism composition project. Upon our first meet, (sorry we barged in on your study time), I got a little peek into her life and personality. She was an archaeology graduate student writing her thesis on a Buddhist monastery in Batesville, MS. Later, after she accepted the star role in my final photojournalism project, I began to fill in more pieces to Tanna’s life and her connection with Buddhism. More importantly, I found her love of culture was just as strong as my love of culture, and we were both intrigued on how newcomers interacted with different cultures. When we went to the monastery, a place she had grown to love, a place she could call “home,” she walked me through every detail. The people were kind. The buffet of vegan food was unexpectedly scrumptious. The whole experience was amazing!! Thank you, Tanna, for guiding me through a new culture and for helping me have a wonderful experience. It was so much fun!

Hope y’all enjoy the video!

P.S. I’ve been thinking of more content to put up and it is in the works. Blog post blast happening soon!

Keep close,

Kristen