Wednesday, July 14, 2010


dear emily,

i was a mature and seasoned 21 year old when i married hans.
we had dated all through high school and separate colleges, so
it was time for us.  if absence made the heart grow fonder, we
were absolutely sick with fondness.

the truth is, i think we made other people a little sick with our
fondness. :)

hans has been the love of my life and the captain of my ship,
always encouraging, ever faithful, and completely entertaining.
but most importantly, he never says, "no" to me.  :)

the view from my kitchen/coffee nook:

as we approach our thirty year anniversary, i have been thinking
about the importance of 'prenups.'  i brought very little to the
blessed union besides my heart but still considered it very, VERY
important that he promise me, "i will never, ever take you camping."

we passed this sign on a hike last week, and it made me smile.

seriously?  two weeks??

love, lea

"love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  it
always protects, always, trusts, always hopes, always
1 corinthians 13: 6,7

ps.  p. j.'s clever and loving post about her wonderful  husband
prompted this!!!