Monthly Archives: October 2011

Advice I Wish I Was Given (And Followed)

This is part 2 of the collaborative posts with Lisa Graf of Mom Blog.  The series is called Wedded Bliss Wednesdays. You’ll find Lisa’s answers in purple and mine are in red. This is a great way to help our … Continue reading

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Love Song Letter

Tom and I started dating in June of 1978.  We were married in February of 1979, which gave me the idea of writing him a love letter using titles from the love songs of the 70’s. I plan to give … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This week I’m finding it nearly impossible to make time for posting, BUT I did commit to the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and it bids me to continue on.  The picture above was the last cappuccino I’ve had since Tracy and … Continue reading

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Sharing Musts For A Healthy Marriage 2

In case you missed the beginning of this Sunday series our first two “sharing musts” were: Vacations and Dreams Our next absolute sharing must for a healthy marriage would seem to go without saying, but it is a real issue … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Tom and I have been away on vacation – kind of.  We’re taking care of our two grandchildren who live in Atlanta, while our daughter and son-in-love are away enjoying the vineyards of CA.  It has been a fun, exhausting, … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Don’t Flip When Romance Flops

Our pastor tells us often what people remember most about his Sunday messages is when he shares a personal story of how he’s messed up.  For some reason people resonate and find encouragement through the failures of others.  Not in … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – What’s Cooking?

“Cooking is like a relationship, you can do it because you LOVE it, or you can do it because you HAVE to.  The choice is yours!” – Tom Walter Debi and I love to cook.  We always have, but we’ve … Continue reading

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A Varietal of Sorts

In wine-making a varietal wine is so named when the main grape consists of at least 75% of the wine.  The other 25% can be from another type of grape. Our post today is a varietal of sorts.  Lisa Graf, … Continue reading

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The Cynic Within

The enemy of our souls first tempted Eve by asking her a question, “Did God really say…” It was a question meant to challenge the goodness of God.  It was evil and cynical in nature. A cynic is a faultfinding … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

It’s hard to believe it’s October.  But what a great time of year to be outside with your love.  There is a wealth of special dates to celebrate this month.  Did you know that October is: National Pizza Month National … Continue reading

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Sharing Musts For A Healthy Marriage

Most are familiar with the practice of hitting the “share” button on You Tube, Facebook, etc.  in order to send something you found worthwhile for your friends and family to see and/or read.  Sharing social media with others is as … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

We are posting this on Saturday as the opening of our Ultimate Blog Challenge for October.  Somehow it seems fitting to shed the light on some of our favorite marriage blogs available on the internet.  We are privileged to call … Continue reading

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