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Life is busy, life is full and as much as I wish for it to slow down sometimes, life is good. Our weekends are filled with friends and family and travels. And our weeks are busy with work and small group and trying to squeeze in some quality time with each other. But time is flying by and I am thankful to enjoy it. Here’s a quick recap of our lives the past few months according to my iphone:

We spent a weekend in October with the Neely family at Pawley’s Island. It always feels good to be near the water. Something about it..

We saw John Legend in concert for the first time. A-mazing. If you get the chance, go. I’m now stalking tour dates because that definitely won’t be the last time.

My dear friend Ashima came to visit & she taught me how to cook Indian food!

And we went to the NC state fair. Note to self: Do not go the state fair on the opening weekend. ever. again.

We fostered this little pup named Tebow – & he melted my heart!

We went to visit these two lovebirds up in NYC.

Spent Thanksgiving down in SC with my parents.

Spent my first Christmas in NC with the Neelys!

Spent some time before Christmas in Blowing Rock with the Neelys.

Spent a weekend in VA beach with my college roomies watching a friend get married.

And most excitingly..

Welcomed this sweet, sweet baby nephew of mine into the world on December 14th. He is a joy and a blessing and we are so thankful for his life.

That’s a pretty short recap for what the past 3 months have entailed. But we will try to not be missing in action from this little blog again!


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Back In The South

We’re back.  After 6 hours of flight delays, one cancellation, $70 in wasted cab fare going back and forth to Laguardia, and a 3:55am wake up call for a 6:00am flight, we’re back.

 And it feels good, which is surprising.

 I think Mackie has thought I’ve secretly wanted to move to NYC after my summer stint atHorizon Media and to be honest, I don’t think I’d deny those accusations.  But it’s funny how perspective changes after major life events, such as getting married.  And my perspective now says NYC ain’t the place for me.

That being said, here’s a recap of the festivities and frivolities we partook in:


This isn’t even a good representation of the madness.  Thousands of Santas on a barcrawl that started at 10:00am.  Something to behold.



And more.

I’m still trying to catch up on sleep, hopefully Mackie will post her thoughts/pictures about it later this week.


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Just a thought..

Last night, Ryan and I served a Christmas dinner to the homeless in Greensboro with our small group. What a reminder of our purpose here. And what a reminder of what it means to live like Jesus in a holiday that celebrates his life. Having a servant’s heart is not easy – especially when the world is telling you that personal gain is so important. Just a thought.

We are off to NYC this weekend to see our friend Meg from college & her boyfriend. December is one of my favorite times of year to go to NYC because it’s so pretty! Even if I kind of want to die from how freezing cold it is.

Thanks for reading & helping us document our first year of marriage!


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