Category Archives: Mark Your Calendars (time sensitive)

Mark Your Calendar Is Back!

Happy Monday! We hope your holiday weekend was one full of special times and great memories together as a couple and with friends and family. We asked you if you missed our Mark Your Calendar posts each Monday, and we … Continue reading

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New Calendar Tab

We wanted to let you know about a change we’ve made at The Romantic Vineyard. As many of you know each Monday we’ve provided a list of things happening in and around Orlando for the week. We’ve decided it would … Continue reading

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Closings

Tonight the Olympics will broadcast the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad, and I’m sure it’s going to be worth watching. Imagine the thoughts of the athletes who won a medal? This closing is the end of a long training … Continue reading

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A New Week – A New Series

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a series, so we thought we’d offer a new one for you beginning tomorrow. The inspiration for this series was Debi spending 2 1/2 weeks with our daughter’s family following the birth of their … Continue reading

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Tell Me The Good

We recently had lunch with some friends who shared with us a tradition the wife had grown up doing at the dinner table. It was really quite simple. Her dad would say, Tell me the good, and everyone at the table … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Life in Marriage

New life is a miracle we never tire of witnessing, especially when the new life is our granddaughter. We have spent the past few days marveling at God’s goodness to us, and His perfection in creating such a tiny person. … Continue reading

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State of Our Union – Mending Fences

When was the last time you asked your spouse how they think your marriage is going? If this a question you purposely avoid, not wanting to stir the hornet’s nest so to speak, then you are missing an excellent way … Continue reading

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Grateful For Our Yeses

It is Sunday night as I’m typing this post. I have been reminiscing all weekend about God’s amazing providence in my life, especially 34 years ago tonight. You see, this was the night when Tom took me out on our … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Great Question

When we last posted we were “giddy” with excitement about our vacation. We couldn’t wait to pull away in order to have undistracted time together. Now we are home, and our vacation has become another memory to tuck away in … Continue reading

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Love, No Matter How It Expressed, Is Still A Gift!

I recently heard of a couple where she went out of her way to serve her man in very practical and helpful way, but because his “love language” wasn’t gifts of service he told her it didn’t mean much to … Continue reading

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Little Messages

Mother’s Day was yesterday. It was a fun day, but our daughter and family, who live in Atlanta were greatly missed. I don’t think I’ll ever adjust to the distance between us, yet God in His kindness took thought of … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

♥ Things To Do In Orlando ♥ Cinco de Mayo is this coming Saturday. We offered a list of things to do to make this Mexican holiday romantic last year. Check them out HERE. CENTRAL Harry P. Leu Gardens presents Date … Continue reading

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Looking Back

I have kept a journal for 23 years. I am on my 52nd volume, which is a serious amount of talking I have spared my husband. 🙂 It has served as my way to think through the difficulties of life. … Continue reading

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Marriage, Interrupted

Have you ever felt like your plans to do something was interrupted, like when a news broadcaster would break into your favorite TV show? “We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you the latest news…” As a kid I … Continue reading

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Life Saver or Life Taker

I got a text from my daughter in Atlanta today with a chilling report; Bradley, our two year old grandson nearly choked on a life saver during worship at their church. Tracy looked at him and noticed his lips were … Continue reading

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Face-To-Face

As I write this our home is full and happy. Our daughter and her family from Atlanta are enjoying their last night with us before returning home. Our son and his family are here as is our other daughter and … Continue reading

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On A Hunt For A Healthy Marriage

Every Christian marriage needs certain things to keep the covenant strong and the relationship healthy. Do you know what those things are? In an effort to help you remember what is of most importance and to add a little fun … Continue reading

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Be All There

I am resolved to be completely present wherever I am.  I’ve realized recently that too often I’m not present mentally, though I may be physically. I am often distracted in the present by the future, which robs me of all … Continue reading

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Éirinn go Brách

Translated the above title means Ireland Forever.  In 1996 we were privileged to visit Ireland. It was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We thought we knew what the color green was, but honestly, you haven’t … Continue reading

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Dinner Date Dilemma

Have you ever had one of those nights where neither of you have a preference for where  to eat out, so no one can decide? We certainly have, and we’ve learned it’s best to have a plan. We’ve recently discovered … Continue reading

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