• Reading the Bible Cover to Cover

    I have always wanted to read the Bible in its entirety. This has been a new year’s resolution for probably 10 years now, but I never could do it. I always found myself in February drowning in Levticus and calling it quits. And then I realized maybe it wasn’t reading the whole Bible that I

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  • Happy Anniversary to my Parents

    My parents are celebrating 31 years of marriage today. They haven’t had the perfect marriage, but I think they’ve weathered the storms of life perfectly. They know how to be silly, to be kind, to put up with each other’s quirks and love their kids well. They’ve taught me the value of hard work and

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  • We got a dog!

    If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@thatginnagirl), you probably knew this already, but October 20th we adopted this darling little pup into our lives. Leia is 8 months old and part golden. (But has little retriever in her… she looks at me like Why did you do that? when I throw a ball). She loves following us

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  • Happy 4th of July!

    The 4th of July has always been a special day for J and me, since it was the first holiday we spent together as a couple. Four years ago we went to Baltimore and went to an Oriole’s game. It was our first weekend spent together and it was then that I realized maybe, just

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  • A Little Video of Our Wedding Weekend

    Today is April 9, 2012 — exactly one year after J and I got married.:) Most people say the first year is the hardest — and if that’s the case, we’re going to have an awesome marriage ahead of us. It was one the best, most fun years of my life. In honor of our

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  • Home Sweet Home

    My favorite place to be is at my parent’s home. Ever since they moved there in February 2009, a month before my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, it has been a haven for healing and rest. Their four-acre lot has hammocks for relaxing, a fire pit for conversation, and a sun room where I

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  • A Silly Marriage

    Standing at the top of our balcony every morning and waving to J when he gets to the bottom. Dancing in our kitchen while we make homemade pizza. Turning radio songs into opera tunes on road trips. Eating too many cadbury eggs. Hiking up my pajama pants past my belly button then laughing so hard

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! I have always had mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. It was such a fun holiday when you are little. I remember my mom would serve us heart-shaped pancakes, give us little boxes of chocolates, and I’d walk to school in my new heart socks and “XO” earrings to bring my

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  • First Kiss

    Last weekend when I was in Greensboro I stopped at that spot that I hadn’t been to in almost four years. It was May 25, 2008. I told him to meet me at 11:30 at the Triad Farmer’s Market on the Sandy Ridge exit. I wore a black eyelit dress with a pink ribbon around the

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