Ginny Marie

Ginny Marie

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Parks and Recreation {Spin Cycle}

We never call a park by its real name. We use the equipment on the playground for identification. For example, we go to the “boat park,” the “flying saucer park,” or the “roller slide park.” The playground down the street from us is “our park” and the playground at the school is “the red park” because all of the monkey bars, slides and swings are the color red. . . ....more

There’s Banana In My Ear! {A Cautionary Tale}

Sometimes the long days of summer stretch out and are too long. During one of those long summer afternoons, I agreed to let Emmy give me a facial. One of her favorite books is Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! . . ....more

Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 7/21}

Last week, we celebrated July as National Picnic Month. This week, let’s talk about July as Parks and Recreation Month! We live right down the street from the park, so we go there all the time! . . ....more

Picnicking {Spin Cycle}

Our family loves a good picnic; or as Fancy Nancy would put it, we dine al fresco! Every once in while, I’ll call Ed and tell him to meet us at the roller slide park after work. I make pizza pasta salad* and buy Cheetos, and the girls and I arrive early so that they can play on the playground before Ed gets there. . . ....more

5 Things That Are Tacky

5. Glue dots – Just tacky enough for the “kid” project you are making “with” your kids. Keeps preschool teachers’ fingers less tacky than white glue! 4. . . ....more

Standing in Line with Ed

Lily and Emmy earn free tickets to Six Flags Great America through their reading program during the school year. Six Flags is only about a 45 minute drive from us, and we try to go once a year. My in-laws live even closer to Six Flags so they buy a season pass. . . ....more

Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 7/14}

July is National Picnic Month! This week for The Spin Cycle, we’re writing about picnics! Where is your favorite picnic place? . . ....more

Growing Up Together {Spin Cycle}

I like to tell people that I grew up with my cousins, but that’s not necessarily true. The ministry had scattered the family on my dad’s side all over the country; from Alaska to Ohio. I never knew my dad’s parents, in person anyway. . . ....more

Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 7/7}

The Spin Cycle is back this week, although I’m a little late in posting today! Last night, I decided to read my book instead of writing a blog post…I stayed up way too late! So without further procrastination, here’s your prompt: Grow! . . ....more

Ice Cream Top 10

Ice cream and me. We go way back together. My love affair with ice cream started way back when I was a little girl and our church would have ice cream socials. . . ....more