Thursday, February 14, 2013


When we finished our run last night, Mike and I walked a loop around our neighborhood to cool down. While we were walking, he took my hand, and you know what? It was just as thrilling as it was the first time he did that, 15 years ago.

I'm so glad that he is my valentine.

photo from our hawaiian honeymoon, 12 years ago this month!


  1. I am glad he is too!

  2. So sweet Stephanie-I remember our Hawaiian honeymoon too-although it seems like a long long time-I think 19 years now?

  3. So sweet. (And your hair was so adorable that length! :)

  4. Anonymous8:35 PM

    I am a newlywed who has recently returned from my own Hawaiian honeymoon. This is so sweet, I'm looking forward to the next 12+ years with my love :)

    I came across your blog several months ago. It's so beautiful and inspirational to hear about your approach to life, faith and family!

  5. Thank you for sharing this sweet, sweet photo. I love the tropical cottage! I just caught up on about a dozen of your posts, and each and every one is simple and beautiful and honest and inspiring. Thank you!

    I would also like to mention something a bit vain. Forever, I had felt powerless and unhappy over my super curly hair. Then a while ago, you said something about wanting long, wavy hair and making that happen. And that stuck with me. I got a hair styler straightener thingie a couple months ago and it has increased my daily contentment so much! Thanks you!

  6. I love you guys! I am happy you have each other. :)

  7. I love you, too.


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