15 February 2013

Month of Love: Day 15

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
 that we should be called the sons of God...

Up late (because of several factors) I awoke to this beautiful blue sky
and after taking care of our smallest dog, went for a stroll in the gardens...
what a gift such a day like this is!
Everywhere I looked I could see the first signs of spring...
and I almost felt like crying--
not from unhappiness or pain but
from sheer joy:)
And now,
as I sit comfortably curled up on our recliner,
with light streaming through the window
(which by the way is opened all the way),
listening to my favorite radio station playing 'Friday favorites',
I can't help but feel loved by Him who made all this beauty around me
and sent His only begotten Son to save me:)
Is it sunny where you are?
What beautiful scene have you seen lately?

Wishing you all a happy weekend whether your weather is sunny OR cloudy:)
I John 3:1a KJV

plum (Shiro, a Japanese plum) buds
camellia sasanqua
(thank you DSLR for finally getting the pink right -- LOL)
daphne odora
(I'm on a fragrant flower watch...)
daisies (lawn or common---although I think there is nothing 'common' about them)
beautiful, wonderful, incredible sunlight!

14 February 2013

Month of Love: Day 14

"They do not love that do not show their love."
William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I, Scene 1
This year I wanted to do something special for my hubby.
So starting on Monday I began cooking his favorite meals...
tacos, Reuben sandwiches, a heart shaped meatloaf...
and tonight a meal from the land of amore--Italy
(or at least my version of Italian food).
 We are starting to get changes in the yard outdoors--
promises of the spring still to come,
and I wanted to bring a little spring to our table
with some 'lovebirds', a lantern, some greenery and these napkin bundles.
BTW--sunstarved Oregonians.
Did you hear tomorrow's forecast?
I am giddy just thinking of it...
today, when a friend and I were on a roadtrip
we actually saw blue skies and a farmer in his field.
I should also say, while it is still Valentine's Day--
Happy Birthday Dear Oregon!
And now back to our meal
(and further proof why I am not a food blogger)
First up antipasto...do you have a favorite?
I confess there will probably be no more green olives by tomorrow eve...
I LOVE green olives:)
And at the same time,
a tossed salad.
The main course,
spaghetti and meatballs
(my DH said they were as GOOD as THAT Italian restaurant...
perhaps you know which one I am referring to?
I LOVE their chicken marsala;
he always, always orders their spaghetti and meatballs...)
 They were pretty good,
and so was the garlic bread.
Mmmm, Italian garlic bread...
And then there was dessert...
but since it is almost tomorrow
and since we are going to have a winter 'heat wave'
and since I am going to be busy...
Happy Valentine's Day
and night all.

13 February 2013

Month of Love: Day 13

Charity (love) suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
but rejoiceth in the truth; 
 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things,
Charity never faileth...
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;
but the greatest of these is charity.
I love you Farmer Boy.
May God enable me to love you even more:) 
Blessings, Aimee
Scripture from I Corinthians 13:4-8a, 13 KJV
charity=αγαπη (agape) unconditional, perfect love
My wedding veil and gown.
DH and I on our wedding day.

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