Posts Tagged With: wonderful husband


For my birthday this year, my hubby really surprised me! For a few months, he would sit on the laptop and not let me come near. πŸ˜‰ I got a clue and guessed right, although I didn’t really know until my birthday! He made a beautiful blog book for me. It had my entire blog (minus the posts where I popped on to say I was too busy to blog!) complete with pictures. It was so pretty and thoughtful!

The very last page of the blog said that my husband took me to the symphony for my birthday, and out for a day of shopping! Score big time! I have wanted to go to the symphony for all our married life. {I know it’s not really that long!} I was so happy, I cried!

I was thrilled!

We went to Cincinnati’s Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 22nd.


It was so beautiful and dreamy! We sat in the Gallery in section O and I was surprised how well we could see!



The conductor was also the violinist who did the solos. It was amazing to watch him play. Then for the last two pieces, he conducted. I just love to see professionsals in their element! Of any kind!

The last piece was by Mendelssohn. It was incredible! To see about 60 stringed instruments in perfect sync! I was amazed!

Me and the man who is so good to me!

DSCN4597Inside the Hall. It was built in the 1800s, and is SO amazing.



The cute bag I bought in the gift shop:



It made me love and appreciate classical music even more. So much so, that I’m implementing it in home school this year. Just to introduce the kids to it, and help them to respect it. We will play a piece and do a special activity along with it. And read books about the composers. I hope they will love it!

After the concert was over, we had a wonderful lunch at Red Lobster, and did some major shopping!

I love my husband and am so thankful for him. It’s always nice to get away and spend time together without answering 20-questions-a-minute!

Here’s to being 29… forever! πŸ˜€

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8 Wonderful Years


I cannot believe we have been married 8 years! Time surely has flown, just like everyone said it would. We have grown closer each year, and I can’t believe what a friend my husband has become.Β It’s so wonderful when you feel completely safe to tell whatever secrets you need to, and your husband will understand. Because he knows you.

Jamin isΒ my forever Love. I am still so happy to be his wife. As we grow together, it’s amazing to much closer we become. The more I know him, the more I love him.

It’s so unreal how so many are getting divorced these days. I am so thankful for a husband who makes our marriage a priority, and who has chosen to work on it… together with me. After all, didn’t we promised God we would?





IΒ love you, Jamin! I’m so glad you’re mine!


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The Best Mexican Food EVER

Wednesday afternoon, we ate lunch on the river. It was SO good! I’ve never had such good Mexican food! Yummy!

Sadly, I forgot the name of our restaurant, 😦 but this is it:

There were strolling mariachis all along that side of the river. So, we thought we maybe wanted them to sing and play for us… it would be so romantic. But, they CHARGE you $12 per song! We thought they worked off tips. Oh well, we could hear them sing to other people. πŸ™‚

The ducks and pigeons stayed close by. If you got up from your table, the pigeons would move right in on your food. Yuck! But they left us alone… I was protective of my food! πŸ™‚
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Japanese Tea Gardens

Wednesday morning, we hopped the river taxi and took it as far as we could go…

Then we hopped a bus, had one transfer and arrived at the Japanese Tea Gardens. They were beautiful. They’re called “sunken gardens” because it was an old rock quarry, so everything is in a huge basin. It was a free attraction :D, and didn’t take long to walk through.

Ooh la, la!

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Cruising the San Antonio River

The river has a taxi service called the “Rio Taxi.” It is very expensive per ride (like almost $10). But for $15 per person, you can hop on and off for 24 hours! So, while still expensive, it is so fun and relaxing, plus you can get to a lot of different places without walking! So Tuesday evening we bought tickets and rode most of the day Wednesday, too. πŸ™‚

Some of the sites:

At each underpass, a local “artist” was given the privilege of decorating it. So each one was totally different. Some were really beautiful, some were weird and some were…

One section of the river has just been renovated in the past few years, and it I think 8 or 9 feet higher, so they have locks for the rio taxi to pass through:

Fun, fun!
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The Witte Museum

Tuesday afternoon we tried to get to the Witte Museum. We finally caught a bus and they directed us to another bus, which took us there. πŸ™‚ It was free after 2 p.m. πŸ™‚ Altogether I was disappointed in it. If we had paid $8 a piece I think I would’ve been mad… or maybe I would have appreciated it more!

These are the highlights:

This was my favorite part: All these trains designed and worn by royal women throughout history.

After the museum we had a terrific supper at Sonic!!
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