Category Archives: Celebrations

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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Longest Married Couple In U.S.

We recently read this article by Lauren Sher from the ABC News blog and thought we had to share it with you for encouragement and to celebrate this dear couple’s commitment to each other and their marriage. A Connecticut couple who … Continue reading

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Our 4th Blogiversary!

Have you ever had expectations for the future and then have them not play out in the way you had hoped or dreamed? I’m afraid in the current environment this has become much more the norm for many of us. … Continue reading

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Romantic St. Augustine, FL

Guest blogger Allie Olsen of Simply St.Augustine hopes you’ll have one of your most romantic getaways ever in the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida! Before you go, like Simply St. Augustine on facebook and follow on twitter @SimplyStAug As … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando: Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is Sea World’s all-inclusive park that is limited to only 1,000 guests per day. I took Tom there for his birthday Monday, and we had the best time! A friend told us it felt like you were at … Continue reading

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9 Celebration Date Ideas

Does your spouse have a birthday coming up soon? Mine does; Tom’s birthday is on Saturday, and I’m excited to celebrate yet another year of his life. A kindness from God we can easily take for granted. I would love … Continue reading

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Do You Notice?

Have you ever had one of those times when you are surrounded by people you love and you step back and take in the moment? It can happen at a birthday party, a funeral, or a graduation. They are pivotal … Continue reading

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Making Your 4th Romantic

When was the last time you surprised your spouse by doing something special for them that they weren’t expecting? Annual holidays are a great chance to let your romantic sparks fly so to speak, which is why we offer romantic … Continue reading

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What Day Is Yours Alone?

Anniversaries are special in a way no other annual celebrations are, for this date belongs to you and your spouse alone. We love looking back over our 33 years together remembering how we celebrated each year on February 24th. Today … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned About Marriage in 33 Years

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary, and it is the fourth anniversary we’ve shared with you since beginning The Romantic Vineyard. We are grateful to have this platform to share what we’ve learned about marriage so far. We say “so … Continue reading

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But.

  It is Christmas. I have only wrapped a handful of gifts, and they are the ones I’ve already given away. Underneath our tree sits a lonely tree skirt. I have finished our Christmas cards, and they have been sent. … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s the end of another week, and what a great week it’s been. We are happy to share with you that Debi’s “project” she’s been working on is a book based on the life of her Grandmother. This has been … 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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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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