Posted on March 20th, 2012 in Stories


I still get giddy when my husband takes me out on a date.



I fix my hair and put on a pretty dress that twirls.



I fix dinner every night, usually from scratch, wearing an apron.



I like kicking around the house with Ben and the Babies.


People think I’m crazy when I tell them I’m still in love with my college sweetheart.



I don’t go on that many girls nights or getaway weekends.   I like to see my friends during the week when Ben’s at work.

People tell me I’m hopelessly old-fashioned and outdated.


But they’re wrong.  Because there’s one reason I do the things I do, and it’s nothing to do with the latest style or trend.

It’s love, pure and simple.  Because that’s the only thing worth it.

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44 Responses to “Simple”

  1. Sorta Southern Single Mom Says:

    I envy you! You are blessed and you know it!

  2. Sela Toki Says:

    So adorable. Love the dresses and you rock in your own style. Can’t wait ’til tomorrow for the new “Wings”.

  3. Joanne Says:

    You guys are officially the cutest ever.

  4. Hotly Spiced Says:

    What a beautiful post. That is so lovely. And I love your blue dress – you look amazing in it. Your husband has found a treasure in you and how wonderful you’ve been together since college! xx

  5. Rizalenio Says:

    This is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing this post.

  6. Leah @ LeahMarieV Says:

    I feel the same way most of the time – I would rather spend time with hubby – my highschool sweetheart!! Just checking in to see how you are doing – have a great week!

  7. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    Awww…you and Ben are such a cute couple! :)

  8. Couture Carrie Says:

    I get giddy for date night, too…
    Love these pics!


    P.S. VC has some great one piece suits:

  9. April Says:


  10. Sue Says:

    Awww…so nice. Happy Love & Happy spring day to you :)

  11. Channon Says:

    Bravo!! You know what makes you happy and that puts you miles ahead of most.

    And I’ve been married a lot longer to my grade school sweetheart, and I still look forward to our dates, lunch with him at work, etc. I don’t vacation with girlfriends either; I’ll do dinner out if he has a meeting that night, but I’d rather be at home with the Knight & the fur-girls most nights.

  12. Lana Says:

    You keep your priorities straight.

  13. misssrobin Says:

    Such beautiful thoughts. It’s wonderful that you are comfortable being whomever you want to be, that you have figured out what makes you happy and are sticking to it.

    Thank you for sharing your joy.

  14. Pam Says:

    So sweet.

  15. Natasha Says:

    You are not outdated. You’re a good wife and a good friend and a good doggy mama. It’s nice to be old fashioned.

  16. Teri M. Says:

    Nothing wrong with that at all – you two are such a cute couple.

  17. Miranda Hardy Says:

    Very sweet pictures and lines along with them. Not many can claim a love like that. Congrats to you both. It warms my heart.

    Glad you will be in the Real Women, Real Stories book with me.

  18. slamdunk Says:

    Lovely. Old-fashioned is the best way to go I say.

  19. mimi Says:

    Nothing wrong with old fashion!

  20. tracy Says:

    Aww, this is such a sweet post. It is so wonderful that the two of you are so in love and I think you are an adorable couple.

  21. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Says:

    How wonderful! I’m so glad you have a Ben!

  22. The Dainty Doll's House Says:

    Very beautiful!! I think it’s pure love, not old fashioned at all! And if that is old fashioned, well I guess I am too ;) Happy Tuesday love!! xx

  23. Ramona Says:

    My husband took me on a date Friday night. I had a blast!

  24. Missy | Literal Mom Says:

    Love it! You know what? I’ve never gone on a girl’s weekend. And we’re getting ready to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary! I can relate totally to what you’re saying.

  25. amy b.s. Says:

    i don’t know what these people are thinking, but it all sounds pretty good to me!

  26. teresa Says:

    so sweet! love it!

  27. Rach Says:

    Love this! You guys are precious. :)

  28. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    So sweet :) And romantic, you two are an adorable couple!

  29. Erin Says:

    I lvoe date night! I look forward to them (and try to do it at least once a month). It is so important to do that!

    On another note, Duckie, when I grow up can I have your arms? Good gosh, you are toned!


  30. Hilda Says:

    So inspiring! And so wonderful that you still feel that way about your husband. It’s not dumb. In fact, it’s a great example how married couple should be or try to be. :)

  31. Reeni Says:

    Aww! So sweet! You are such a cute pair!

  32. Kimberly Says:

    How wonderful! Hope you enjoyed your date!

  33. Impulsive Addict Says:

    AWWW…I love this post! You two are such cuties! I love my date nights. I get to get dressed up and do my hair and makeup and he still makes my heart pitter patter after 12 years.

    I love cooking and I have an apron but I don’t make a lot of things “from scratch”. I make tons of things from pinterest!

    Great post!!

  34. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    This is so lovely. It is nice to hear that you love Ben like you do. I have been married almost 31 years and still feel that way about my husband, too.

  35. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    The simple things in life are often the best Duckie! :D

  36. Pietro Says:

    So romantic!

  37. Anne Says:

    This post lives up to its title… simple but equally charming. Lovely post!

  38. mary jo Says:

    So romantic, I love it!

    xo Mary Jo

  39. viviene @ thejourneyofawoman Says:

    I definitely LOVE this post!! =D You’re so sweet… I am not ashamed to say that I am in love with my prince charming too! =D

  40. Sophie Says:

    It is indeed;ove: pure & simple: well stated, my friend!

    A lovely post, as always! :)

  41. jen @ tatertots and jello Says:

    I adore you Duckie!!! You are so cute and so talented.


  42. Amy Says:


    oxoxoxoxoxo from San Francisco

  43. Mary Says:

    This is the perfect post to read as I finish my day. I am already counting down to my own date night on Friday this week. I can’t wait to have my sweet man all to myself and not have to share him with our kids for a few hours. :)

    Spending every single day in love with your college sweetheart is the best possible way to live. We are both blessed!

  44. Chad Aaron Sayban Says:

    When it is right, it is so right! :-) I’m very happy for you two.

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