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Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I've had a great fall break week.  I went on a little roadtrip with my hubby and this little lady.


She loved vacay! Especially this stop.


Girlfriend loved chasing the waves of Lake Michigan. She tried her best to catch them.


It was perfect fall weather in Michigan. Of course I had the best companion to travel it with.

Before hitting the road…I did a bit of house shopping. I ended up in the city of Zionsville. As soon as I pulled into town I could imagine it as my town.

The houses. The village. The country feel. The quaint atmosphere. The closeness to hubby's office. Ooooh, what can I say? It is perfect!


I found this one. Only the sticker price sent me on my way. No other houses were priced this crazy even though they were all jacked up pretty high. This little updated gem? $774, 000!


I snuck in a little test drive too. I'm finally serious about replacing my car. Really. I'm going to do it. Just not with this gas hog.  Says the lady who has driven a Suburban for 15 years.


We chowed down in the town of South Haven, Michigan. Good food and a little shopping filled my love tank.

Check out these onion rings.  Sorry the pics are so dark.  It was the ambiance of the restaurant.

When we came back to town (my new town Zionsville) we met up with a realtor who's famous for buying & selling everything in Zionsville. Whether it's for sale or not.

People line up to do business with him because he makes it happen. He showed us several options and even a beautiful lot. Big mistake.

I've been building a house there (in my obsessive mind) ever since.

He even took us to a rental option too. You know, so we have shelter for when our house is being built!!

Talk about odd.

I've never been a fan of the modern look and Frank Lloyd Wright isn't quite my style but this place is incredible. The property is bonkers amazing and the house solid with real wood all throughout.

The woodshed garage excited my dude.  Plus it's even closer to Hubby's office.  The location was fantastic!

Back home (the place where all our crap is) we mulled over our options and cast our dreams to heaven. Then got busy doing real life again….cleaning out the garage and laundry.  But not until I opened the special box that was on hold FOR ME at the post office.


After all it is my birthday!! I've only wanted Frye boots for 2 years.  WHY DID I EVER WAIT?

Can you tell?

Happy birthday to me!

I love them and they would be perfect for walking around town. As in ZIONSVILLE Indiana, right babe?

Moving soon. Woohoo…

Happy Anniversary!!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Don and Wanda on September 16th 1989

Don and Wanda on September 16th 1989

Twenty Years ago today I was a nervous wreck! I was marrying the girl of my dreams and I was terrified she thought she had made a mistake in agreeing to marry me! I remember seeing you walk toward me– I was overwhelmed by your beauty. Then I noticed the tears in your eyes. . . (and the bug crawling around in your vale) and I thought you really might say no to that all important question, “Do you. . . ?” When you said “I Do” I was the happiest man in the world! I had you then and I was never going to let go!!! Little did I know. . . Ever heard the phrase “. . . tiger by the tail?”

I have learned over the years that when you said I Do you really meant it. Your commitment to our marriage is a shining example to wives everywhere. In our paper each week they publish a list of couples who have filed for divorce. Honey, you know the real reason I get so aggravated about those people who file for divorce after ten, fifteen, or twenty years of marriage? The real reason is that if two people as flawed as we are can last twenty years, then ten for them should be a cake walk! Thanks for sticking with me through it all!

You have spent the last twenty years putting your needs and wants to the side to let the needs of the rest of us come first. From caring for our children to allowing me to follow a pretty strange career path you were willing to play a superb second fiddle! (Well, except for that time you just had to have that convertible VW. I told you it was a bad idea!)

You being the woman you are makes me a better man. You being the mother you are makes me a better father. You being the wife you are makes me a better husband! Thanks for loving me for all these years. . . Actually, thanks for making me feel loved for all these years! I look forward to many more!

Happy Anniversary Honey!


Blog Hijack by the Hubby!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

I just wanted to post a note, while my wife is sleeping, to all of you out there who take the time to visit her blog. I want to thank you for spending some of your valuable time reading her musings. I have been encouraging her to do this for quite some time. However, my vision of her sending her wonderful, biblically inspired insights out into the blog-o-sphere did not include some of the more embarrassing aspects of my new-found peanut allergies! I guess if my desire was for her to share her heart, I should be glad that I am an important part of that heart! (I just wish she had not included pictures!) To hear her excited recitations of the comments so many of you have posted has made it all worth while. It is a joy to know that others can be blessed by sharing in who God has created my wife to be. I love and cherish her and look forward to her being used by God in ways that only He knows.

I ask you all to pray for her. She is very often in pain from various health issues she faces. (No, I am not talking about the pain in her neck that goes by the name Don.) Her right arm was aching tonight and I could feel some of the swollen spots that are a sign her fibromyalgia is acting up. Then again it could be her over use of her “mouse arm” during that Bloggy Giveaway comment fest!

Thanks again for coming here and reading the current thoughts running through my wife’s mind, and about the exciting life we lead trying our best to stay smack-dab in the center of God’s will! In spite of our failing in that endevor we all know we have been blessed beyond measure by a wonderful God!


PS: Look for more of Wanda’s devotional writing that is soon to be posted in a seperate section of the blog.  The link will be in the sidebar in the near future. (As soon as I remember to get them posted correctly!)

(Love Ya, Honey!)

Taken by Her Husband

You Are Even More Beautiful on the Inside!