Category Archives: Celebrations

Make The Most Of Ordinary Days

Did you know that today is a holiday? It’s the day we celebrate the birth of Johnny Appleseed. Now, you may not celebrate it, but you could start. One of the best things about marriage is you always have someone … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Forget This Memorial Day What Matters Most!

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What Marriage Is And Isn’t To Us

Today is our 36th anniversary–3 dozen years! It’s been quite the journey, and we couldn’t be more grateful to God who has made it all possible. In 36 years we’ve learned about what marriage is and what it isn’t. If … Continue reading

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The Romantic Vineyard’s 6th Anniversary Photo Contest

November 12th is our 6th Anniversary here at The Romantic Vineyard, and on our 2nd anniversary we held our first photo contest. We’ve decided it’s time to bring another photo contest back to help us celebrate all God has done … Continue reading

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The Thread Of God’s Faithfulness

Tom and I just celebrated the anniversary of the date he proposed to me. That was in 1978–when the Jesus Movement was in full swing. I remember how in love we were (and still are) and how passionate we were … Continue reading

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A Landmark Year–Life In The 60’s

Tom turned 60 last month. 60! Nothing has really changed to make him seem older, but just saying 60 sounds like he’s reached a new season. And he has. When I think about the past 5 years so much has … Continue reading

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Celebrating 75 Years of Marriage–GO!

No, Tom and I haven’t been married 75 years. Heck, I’m only turning 55 next week! So why the title? Let me explain…starting today we’re going on a two-week vacation with dear friends. This is our 35th anniversary trip and … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day From Our Town To Yours

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Celebrating 35 Years Today

Our wedding day–February 24, 1979 Here we are today–February 24, 2014 ♥ 35 Years of Marriage 13036 Days Together 5 Addresses 20 Countries Visited 3 Children 7 adorable grandchildren ♥ We love in the light of God’s love for as … Continue reading

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15 Ways To Make Your Anniversary Stand Out

Every married couple has one. Some remember them more fondly than others, but they should all be celebrated. Even in the most difficult times, our anniversaries serve as a reminder of the covenant we both agreed to for better or … Continue reading

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5 Years In Review…

Today is our 5th Blogiversary, and it’s hard to believe. We want to share with you what God as well as share some of our stats with you. Total Posts – 1282 (that’s an average of 4.9 posts a week) … Continue reading

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A Surprise Wedding

This video is precious and celebrates the joy it is to marry the one you know God has given to you. It’s 30 minutes long, but well worth watching every minute. See how this man loves his bride, and see … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Blog Post To Introduce…

Our newest grandchild (#6) was born last night at 6:05p. Our daughter-in-love is doing well. So much so that they dropped by our house last night at 11p. so we could meet the little guy face-to-face. Pardon our absence, but … Continue reading

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A Marriage That Lasts

We have a friend, Beth, whose grandparents will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in September. She happens to be the twin sister to an amazing photographer named Mary Fields. They used the questions from the back of my book, Through … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

Today is known as America’s Independence Day. What if we were to celebrate today by remembering our Dependence on one another and on God to make our marriage what He desires it to be? Let’s be grateful today for such … Continue reading

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Anniversary Round-Up

We’ve been collecting the anniversary dates of our FB fans the past couple of days, and last count we were at 156. We have nearly 3k fans, so we’re hoping to get a lot more of our readers to respond. … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Be Happier

As you know, my family surprised me last week by taking me to Savannah for Mother’s Day. I was struggling with sadness the entire week before because everywhere I went I saw signs for Mother’s Day reminding me my Mother … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 6 – Romantic Easter Date

It’s spring, and Easter is right around the corner. As Christians there isn’t a more important date on the calendar, for Easter represents the freedom Christ bought for us. It truly is a date to celebrate. And as couples the … Continue reading

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Embracing the Moment

When a couple stands at the altar to exchange wedding vows, both promise many things to each other. Some share traditional vows and others write in their own words from the heart. Their focus is on the future and all … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Hype or Help?

I can’t count the number of couples I talk to who choose not to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They say it’s just another day where Hallmark, florists and chocolate companies are trying to get us to give them what’s in our … Continue reading

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