Monthly Archives: October 2010

2nd Anniversary Photo Contest

November 12th is our 2nd Anniversary here at The Romantic Vineyard, and what better way to celebrate than with a Photo Contest?  Since I (Debi), love taking pictures, I would love to see what you can do with a camera.  … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma: Honesty Breeds Intimacy

There have been two MAJOR times in our marriage when honesty – the painful kind of honesty you know is going to hurt your spouse – is necessary.  The first happened during our third year of marriage when I was … Continue reading

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The Fruit Of The Spirit: Meekness

Meekness is also known as humility.  It is the soil from which all the other godly virtues grow.  How does one obtain meekness?  By taking every opportunity to humble yourself before God and men (including your spouse). I have developed … Continue reading

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Full Moon Paddle

This past weekend I was able to completely surprise Tom, and it was so much fun! A few months ago I joined “Groupon“.  You may have heard of it, but in case you haven’t, it’s a free e-mail list you … Continue reading

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Project 52: The Taulbees Visit Brazil (Texas Style)

After our “trip to Ireland” in September, my sweet husband informed me that HE would be choosing and planning our “travels” for this month.  He especially wanted to do this since it was our anniversary.  So I gladly accepted, and … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Ever have one of those days when you’ve worked really hard on something on your computer, and then accidentally deleted everything? Me too! In fact this is what happened at 11p. last night with my Mark Your Calendar post for … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – The Old Plantation

We decided to take Highway 17 South and follow the signs.  We had our handy GPS to get us in the general vicinity, but we knew from experience we would need the local signs to actually bring us to the … Continue reading

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Staycation – Day Four

Have you ever been on a road trip and happened upon an attraction you had never seen before?  Taking the time to get out of the car and explore an unknown place can be very rewarding, and this is what … Continue reading

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Staycation – Day Three

Today we want to share with you the Companion Blog to The Generous Husband.  It’s called The Generous Wife, and Lori, (Paul’s wife) writes the posts.  What I love about Lori’s blog is it’s usually very short, but packed full … Continue reading

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Staycation – Day Two

Today our Cyber Travels take us to The Generous Husband blog. The author’s name is Paul, and he has been blogging on growing strong, healthy marriages for a long time.  We have benefited greatly from his thoughtful posts, including one … Continue reading

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Staycation – Day One

We all know what vacation is – it is the time families refrain from work and their normal routine to go away for a little while to relax and be refreshed.  A Staycation is the same, but instead of leaving … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma: Playing Defense

Not being a huge sports fan, it’s funny that the Lord brought this metaphor to my mind.  I know it was Him, because I wouldn’t even think in these terms, but sadly I’ve been living them.  Maybe you will relate. … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

“Goodness: The moral qualities which constitute christian excellence; moral virtue.” Webster’s 1828 Dictionary What constitutes a good husband, a good wife?  Is it what they do or who they are? We believe it’s both.  We all recognize good husbands who … Continue reading

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No Stuffing Allowed

It wasn’t what we expected.  The ship was full of mostly elderly couples.  There were as many wheelchairs as walkers, yet these couples were full of excitement to be touring New England in the Fall.  As excited as we were, … Continue reading

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Project 52: Plan Some Nothing

The pace of life, at times, can seem to be speeding out of control.  We run to this errand and hurry to the next appointment – always wondering if we’ve forgotten something important.  This is oftentimes unavoidable in our fast-paced … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

      We are home and happily exhausted.  We had an amazing time away together, and we saw some beautiful parts of the world we had never before seen.  We are looking forward to diving back into blogging the … Continue reading

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Prince Edward Island

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Quebec City

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4 October, 2010 18:21

View down the St. Lawrence River approaching Quebec City!

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Mark Your Calendar

Fall has definitely arrived, and what fun to plan some time to be together outdoors.  If you are wanting a special date – check out our Outdoor Date Night Ideas.  Or if you would rather do something different, check out … Continue reading

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