Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mark Your Calendar

We hope you enjoyed the fun dates to celebrate last week.  We especially enjoyed the National Puzzle Day.  I had purchased a heart shaped, 3D puzzle a few weeks ago, and pulled it out to assemble spontaneously on Saturday.  We … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma: Marry Me

This week I had the privilege of sitting with a newly engaged young woman who will be married in less than 5 months.  She asked me to be her wedding coordinator, something I enjoy doing for close friends and their … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#2 – Unrealistic Expectations Imagine a vine grower who expected his vines were going to produce Chardonnay grapes, only to discover the fruit a luscious, dark purple.  The purple grapes weren’t bad, but they weren’t what the vine grower was … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – Hot Olives

Hot Olives Simple Gourmet 601 South New York Avenue (the corner of Fairbanks & New York) Winter Park, Florida 32789 Tel:  407.629.1030 Our date night this week took us to Hot Olives.  It’s a restaurant in downtown Winter Park that recently … Continue reading

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How Rude!

When our kids were little they loved the television sitcom, Full House.  We constantly had discussions about the bad attitudes displayed, including disrespect towards good old dad.  But the middle daughter was the queen of these attitudes.  Whenever anyone crossed … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

We make our plans, but sometimes those plans fall through.  So far 2011 has been full of cancellations, rescheduling and postponing.  But we continue to plan.  Why?  Because it’s worth it!  We love spending time with family, friends and each … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Though I walk…

..through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.  For Thou art with me. This past week we had the privilege of walking with a dear friend through this valley as she said her final goodbyes … Continue reading

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Romantic Interlude

It’s the middle of the week in the middle of winter – the perfect time to take a romantic interlude.  We’ve shared this song with you before, but it never fails to ignite a flame of passion in our hearts … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating a Romantic Vineyard

  Every couple when they stand at the altar repeating their vows to love, honor and cherish one another believes and hopes their relationship will continue to be a romantic haven.  We don’t think anyone purposes to grow less romantic.  … Continue reading

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The 3/50 Project

In this tough economy we must do our part to help our communities grow and prosper.  We recently discovered the 3/50 Project we thought we’d share with you.  Here’s how it works: Most of us like to shop or eat … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Our regular date night has always been Monday night for as long as I can remember, and I can remember waaaay back!  Not necessarily a good thing, especially when it comes to conflicts, but that’s another post!  🙂  But back … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma: Scents of Home

Home. It’s our place.  The place we live life to its fullest.  It’s also our place of retreat when we’re tired or when we’re sick.   The latter has forced us to retreat all week long, except for our almost daily … Continue reading

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Slices

In Sickness and In Health!

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11 Things You Won’t Learn In School About Marriage

We have a winner for our first monthly “Here’s To Us”  Challenge.  Thank you all for participating – some entered by commenting to our post.  Others entered by commenting on Facebook.  We will add the Facebook comments on yesterday’s post, … Continue reading

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“Here’s To Us” Challenge

Tomorrow is the 12th – the day we have our monthly giveaway.  But we’ve decided to change how we run the contest in 2011. We want to give you an opportunity to celebrate the special moments so often missed.  Last … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

It’s great to be able to plan a romantic night together, but what about when sickness is in the house?  Everything stops and the urgent completely requires our time and energy.  We must watch our attitude and our care for … Continue reading

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Live Like You Were Dying

We recently watched the movie, The Bucket List, thinking we would end up turning it off.  But we didn’t.  The message speaks loud and clear that every moment we live matters.  We were quite affected with how much one person … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit: Faith

We began our study of the Fruit of the Spirit as it applies to marriage at the beginning of September.  It’s hard to believe four months have passed, and yet, here we are –  ready to dive into the last … Continue reading

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Celebrate Each Day

Today we want to share with you a post we think will help us as married couples, make the most of each day in 2011.  Please take time to read it all the way through.  Lori Lowe , who hosts … Continue reading

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Energy Rightly Placed

Sunday night we were scheduled to have our children over for our annual New Year’s Dinner.  The meal was prepared; the meat was marinating; the house was cleaned, but then it happened.  We had to cancel because of sickness.  I … Continue reading

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