by Melanie

It’s Time for Love

March 16, 2017 in Master Suite by Melanie

I went back to school in January – 20 years after the first time I started college – and it’s a dream come true.

Today in class we were creating websites, and I really loved my site idea. It was a site all about my husband and me – our love story, our adventures and travels, our family life, our service, our struggles and triumphs, how we live, how we love, and all things us. I was ready go out and purchase the domain and start this new blog idea, but then I remembered…

I already have a blog!

Obviously I must have forgotten all about it since posting has been so few and far between. But maybe what I really need is to get excited about it again. I have a whole redesign in mind — for after the semester has ended. I already don’t sleep as it is. And let me tell you — living a college student schedule when you’re twice college age is no cakewalk.

I already have the first three weeks of summer vacation booked:

First week = sleep. All. Week. Long.

Second week = blogger conference (can’t wait!)

Third week = a quick little Vegas getaway for Steve and me. He’s planning the whole thing, booking the hotel tomorrow, getting show tickets, and I just have to pack a few things and hop in the car. Seriously can NOT wait!

Anyway… back to the blog. See how quickly I forget? I was talking about how much I loved writing all the gushy stuff about my favorite lifetime love story, and I really want to do more of that HERE on this site that I already own and love.

It’s really a whole new focus coming your way: Love. Love is what I am passionate about. Love for my hottie husband, love for my fantabulous family, and love of God that guides everything I do. So get ready for a lot more mush and gush. It’s comin’ atcha!


by Melanie

Kiss Under the Stars

April 28, 2014 in Great Room, Master Suite by Melanie

I love fun holidays, and today’s is especially awesome.

April 28 is “Kiss Your Mate Day,” which already sounds like a great day to me, but it gets even better when you add “International Astronomy Day.” What do you get when you add astronomy and kissing?

Kiss Under the Stars Day! Now that is something I can celebrate.

kiss under the stars

Last year, Mr. 4018’s aunt invited our family to join them for a camping trip in Nevada. We went to a spot where we would have a great view of the Perseids meteor shower. And I just have to say… it was AMAZING!

I don’t think I had ever even seen a shooting star before, so watching meteor after meteor shoot across the sky absolutely took my breath away. For reals. I couldn’t help but gasp at each new streak of light.

So here’s what I’m thinking…

The next meteor shower is happening in about a week. So let’s have a belated celebration of Kiss Under the Stars Day on May 6, the “peak day” of the shower. That means it’s the day you should be able to see the most meteor activity.

What do you need to do? Well, I’m glad you asked.

Drive away from the city lights to a dark place where you can get comfy. You want your eyes to stay adjusted to the dark, so be sure you’re not in a spot where car headlights will shine on you. You don’t want trees or other structures to obscure your view.

Now get comfy and settle in. You may want snacks and drinks, a blanket, bug spray… basically bring what you would need to watch July 4th fireworks, but remember it’s May so it’s probably a bit colder than July. Make sure you’re snuggled close to your “mate” for the smooching part of the night. 🙂

When you’re all settled in, look approximately half way up the sky facing east. If you see heavy lights while facing east, turn more to the north or south. Don’t look directly up at the sky, and you should be able to see 10-20 meteors per hour a few hours before the sun rises.

Enjoy kissing under the stars while you watch nature’s great fireworks show.

Have you ever watched a meteor shower?

by Melanie

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014 in Master Suite by Melanie

Today started like any other day. Woke up early and gathered with the family for scripture study. Breakfast. Mr. 4018 got ready for work and left with the older girls to drop them off at junior high. I went through the regular morning ritual with the littles:

Get ready for school. Clean up your breakfast dishes. Stop fighting with your sister! Get ready for school. Brush your teeth. Do you need help with your hair? Get ready for school. Grab your jacket. Are you ready to go? Get ready for school. It’s time to go. Why are you still in your pajamas? Get ready for school!

In the middle of all that fun, I heard someone walk in the front door. We have had some random guys wandering around the neighborhood lately – through closed gates into backyards and up to back doors, so at first I thought some crazy person was about to attack us. Always nice to start the morning with a good scare.

I had to figure out who was sneaking into my house. Do you know who I found? Mr. 4018!

That stinker acted like everything was normal all morning long. He even let me make him a lunch and send him off to work. He had his computer with him and was stressing about the girls getting out the door on time so he wouldn’t be late.

Then he walked back in the door and surprised me with the announcement that he had taken the day off of work and had no where else he needed to be.

Best. gift. ever.

I have NEVER seen him keep a surprise from me this well. Ever.

When we were engaged, he gave me a birthday week because he couldn’t keep a secret. hahaha He bought me a gift, couldn’t wait to give it to me and then felt bad that he didn’t have anything to give me on my birthday. So he got me another gift and couldn’t wait to give it to me. Then he felt bad that he didn’t have anything to give me on my birthday. That happened a few more times. Maybe that’s why he’s more of a last minute gift guy now.

So thanks to my husband’s fabulous surprise, we had the greatest Valentine’s Day in recent memory. We didn’t do anything earth shattering, but we got to spend the entire day together. It’s days like this that remind me why I love this man.

How did you celebrate?



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