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One Year Away from a Decade: Happy 9th Birthday

I cannot believe my sweet B is 9 today.     This was the year he got on a plane for the first time. Started his own business with his sister. Joined Boy Scouts. Started going to a new school.

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Our Top 5 Favorite NYE Ball Drops Around the South

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebrations and fun… but sometimes the ball drops themselves are more entertaining than anything else! Here’s OUR Top 5 Favorites from around the South:   5- The Nut Drop in Dothan, Alabama I

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Easy Angel Gingerbread from My Great-Grandmother’s Kitchen

I grew up eating gingerbread sprinkled with just a light dusting of powdered sugar. So the other day when my boyfriend, Nathan, said it just didn’t feel like Christmas because he hadn’t had gingerbread I called my mom to ask

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Other People’s Hearts: Chapter 1- Murder in Jones County

“I was leaning over near the bed, looking for something I was after for my small children, and I felt somebody push me near the bed, and I screamed for Wilburn, knowing he was in the front room of my

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Loads of Charm in this New Downtown Macon Restaurant

Good food, good coffee, and lovely decor that transports you to somewhere other than just here….   No, that’s not quite right.   Excellent handmade pastas, amazing coffee, and the feeling of being in a large metro area….   That’s

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

I have very distinct memories of our Christmas Trees as a kid over time.   Firstly, that we were ALWAYS “the last family to get a tree”- one year that might have very well been true, when we waited until

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John: The Raised Right Troublemaker

    Leading up to my boyfriend’s confirmation service, I was standing in line with him to get some paperwork signed by the Bishop of Atlanta: Rob Wright. I had been telling my boyfriend how much I adored the Bishop,

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A Christmas Love Letter, From my Hometown

“IT’S LIKE A CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND!!!!” I muffled my scream just barely under my breath to my somewhat annoyed boyfriend.   He was annoyed with cause because I had picked a small tiff about trying to find a parking space and

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