Potential Summer Reading

Here’s my problem with reading lists: I’m horribly unreliable. I make a list with whole-hearted intentions, but then I discover they were actually half-hearted¬†intentions because another book has struck my fancy and gets thrown into the mix. I end up with too many books to actually read. For example, five days ago I made out a summer reading list based off of another list I made two months ago based off my Goodreads page and Pinterest board. Then yesterday, while talking with a friend, I decided to read yet another book she was telling me about. So here I am
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Out in the Country – Part 1

Bonfire Prep. Papa and his Tractor My dad Tyler and Dad – Photo by E Driving To Build a Fire Tractor E and Papa – Best Friends Over Thanksgiving, we went to visit my parents out at The Farm. Looking back over the pictures, it was really a time of relaxation with my parents. Tyler and E helped my dad build a fire and played out in the yard. My mom and I cooked for Thanksgiving dinner. I really appreciate the setting of my parents’ house lately. It’s calm, quiet, and away from the city, a refuge from Charlotte and
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Out in the Country – Part 2

Aren’t we close to being done with Thanksgiving pictures? No. Post Thanksgiving Breakfast Noni’s Kitchen Love this face and this place The shed Look what we found! Noni’s House Favorite Room Where we got hitched! Lift Off Found Objects We visited Tyler’s grandmother, Noni, in Lamar last week after a lovely vegetable quiche Tyler’s mom made. Every time we visit Lamar, it reminds me of my wedding day, when I walked down beneath the giant oak tree and vowed to love Tyler forever. Yes, this is mushy. Moving on. This particular visit was much different than my wedding day. I
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When Germans Visit…

We eat food Jenny and I stand face to face…no Skyping required Tyler and I wear cooler shirts than usual We smile more often Tyler wears his pants inside out…  We have have Altbier! Matt and Jenny look confused. Quelf. The Billy Graham Library awaits We eat delicious pastries from Amelie’s
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Nashville, Part 1 of ?

“Hey, do you guys want to go to Nashville?” Silence.   “ABSOLUTELY!” LaCross Family This is how the conversation went with Tyler’s parents a few months ago when they said they were going to Nashville for a vacation. Oh and they wanted to take us, too! I’d never been to Nashville and had never spent a whole week with my in-laws (including my brother-in-law) so I was a bit nervous. People always tell you it’s super hard to spend time with your in-laws for a whole week. Sometimes it’s even hard to spend time with your own family for that long. Ethan
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Visiting the Homestead

  Opening up the ‘works A few years back, make that eight, my parents moved from the busy little town of Florence, SC into the country. I was able to live there for five of those years and really came to enjoy the massive expanse of land and beautiful sunsets. Since moving to Charlotte, visiting my parents at “The Farm” has become such a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. It’s almost as if I have stepped out of my current reality into one where text messages, Facebook, and schedules cease to exist, much less have extreme importance. Childhood Remembered Double-Fisting It!
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