Monthly Archives: November 2011

Don’t Miss The Good Part

It is the last day of November. Tomorrow, like it or not, the Christmas season will be in high gear. I love to decorate our home for Christmas. In fact, I love to decorate our house for all the seasons … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – Yellow Dog Eats Bistro

There is a little town to the south and west of Orlando called Gotha. It was established in 1879 by a German Immigrant who named the town after his home town of Gotha, Germany. If you didn’t know it was … Continue reading

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Whom God Has Made You To Be

First of all, we are changing the name of our Monday posts. It will be relevant to what we are posting about, but will still include our weekly “Mark Your Calendar” information. Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year. … Continue reading

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Our Joy Has Been Made Full Because Of You!

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Heart to Yours! We have spent the past three years getting to know each of you as best we can via the internet. We have shared our heart for marriage, our love for God and our … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – The New Black?

It is the day before Thanksgiving in America. A day we all look forward for varied reasons – the food, the family gathering, the football. It is a day fraught with memory-making opportunities. For Christians, it is the day we … Continue reading

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Why Is a Good Marriage Not Something You Find?

Continuing with our “Why” series, Gary Thomas offers the answer to this question, “Why is a good marriage not something you find, it’s something you cultivate?” This is so true. If we are consistently working on making our marriages better, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

New life – there’s nothing like it. Whether you’re a new born baby, like our 1st great nephew, Django Kelly Sanchez, who was born on Saturday: Or you’re newly born again. (I will celebrate my spiritual 42nd birthday on December … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Encourage Your Spouse Encouragement In Action – A short post which shares a small way in which a husband showed his love and care for his wife in a BIG way. Hot, Holy and Humorous Want To Rave About Your … Continue reading

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Staying Current

Imagine an afternoon together on a canoe. The weather is perfect. The water is crystal clear and there isn’t anything else on your agenda for the day except spending time together. What could possibly go wrong?  Several things come to … Continue reading

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Slices of Our Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday we celebrated our 3rd blogiversary by having 3 couples over for a very special dinner. We served our favorite too – Filet Mignon with Roquefort Sauce. It was a wonderful evening talking, asking questions, listening and most of … Continue reading

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WHY Is It Important To Study Your Spouse?

Bonnie Anderson with the Ship Bound For Tarshish blog is a good friend of ours. When we celebrated our third blogiversary she made the comment that three year olds are notorious for asking why this? why that? why? why? why?! … Continue reading

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Win Or Dare Putt-Putt Date Night

You’ve heard of Truth or Dare most likely, well this is cleaner and a great way to spend an evening outside on your next date. This post was originally a guest post on The Generous Wife blog last week, but … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Have you ever noticed how after a big event or high point in life it is usually followed by a let down? Trying to adjust to normal life can make one feel downright blue. Why? Most likely it is because … Continue reading

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Happy Blogiversary!

We’re Three Years Old – TODAY!! ♥ Wow ♥ We’ve made it three years, and we couldn’t be more excited about what God has done and is doing. We know you’re here because of the anticipation we’ve built, right? So we won’t … Continue reading

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A Deadline Or A Life Line?

I’m making a confession to you today. It has been something I’ve been afraid to mention for fear I would kill my progress. I have been writing a book. It isn’t about marriage per se. It’s an historical fiction based … Continue reading

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Tag You’re I.T.

I.T. stands for Indeed Thankful, and as we are now only two days away from our 3rd blogiversary, we wanted to take time to thank the people who have helped The Romantic Vineyard become what it is today. If you are … Continue reading

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A Double Post of Encouragement

We return to our joint post with Lisa Graf of Mom Blog today. We are sharing practical tips on how to encourage your spouse. Lisa’s post is in purple and mine is in wine. And if these aren’t enough we … Continue reading

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Operation Proper Exit

On Sunday night we watched 60 Minutes. We don’t normally watch this CBS program, but with the death of Andy Rooney we decided to watch the tribute they paid to him after so many years of giving “the last word.” … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

How do you celebrate your wedding anniversary? Is it a special date on the calendar every year where you know you’re going to have quality time together? Or do you simply exchange cards? For the most part we have celebrated … Continue reading

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Six Days And Counting…

Six more days until we celebrate our 3rd anniversary. It’s hard to believe 3 years have passed, and to think we didn’t know most of you prior to our first post. Thank you for following us. We are blessed! Now … Continue reading

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