Friday, August 10, 2012

ImproVacation Day 2

Wassssuuuuup people!!!

*cartwheels across the room* 

I'm in a very good mood! You can tell, right? Yesssss I am :D :D

Day 3 of our improvised vacation (improVacation) wrapped up nicely and I am in avery happy place. We saw an awwwwwww inducing, movie about an older couple trying to get the spark back into their marriage today. Hope Springs, starring Meryll Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Lots of lessons I'll share with you later. This post is about yesterday. Day 2.

I posted this pic on Twitter on our way to the movies yesterday and my head is still swelling from the compliments. Y'all know I have no shame when it comes to getting positive feedback :D :D My sister's husband said it is obvious that I have been "revitalized" since The Hubs got back. See my life? So I have been "devitalized" since abi? It's true though. He just has a way of "gingering my swagger" lol. It's obvious I'm high. Very high.
It's all good. Y'all know that Jesus is coming soon right? Yes He is, and since there's no marriage in heaven, my plan is to maximize the moment and "chop the life of my head" as I faithfully obey His command to "occupy" till He comes. Can I get an AMEN?! ;;)
We saw The Amazing Spiderman in 3D. I felt like a teenager, sneaking popcorn into the movies. We're no fans of sodium loaded movie popcorn, so we  popped our own kettle corn at home. You should have seen us squealing and giggling as we reached out to touch the web Spiderman shot at us... fun times :D

Did I mention that I got us the movie tickets for free? Yeah! I collected promo codes from cereal boxes and exchanged them for movie tickets online. The buzz I got was just >>>> Look out for me on Extreme Couponing soon ;)

We did Japanese cuisine after. Chicken and Shrimp Teriyaki. Yum yum yum. And the number one enemy of my waistline, ice cream from MarbleSlab. Counting calories is not permitted when you're on holiday, so zero guilt.

These past couple of days have been extra special, perhaps cos this whole "ImproVacation" The Hubs came up with has a big lesson in it for me. Real life, the way things are for me right now and perhaps you too, can be crazy, unpredictable, refusing to go according to plan, but we have a choice. We can complain about how nothing seems to be going our way and make ourselves (and those around us) miserable, or we can choose to make the best of it and have a great time if we take our eyes off what's not working and remember to be thankful for what is.

"A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; 
   a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day."
                                        Proverbs 15:19 
The most inexpensive holiday of my life has turned out to be the best by far. I am grateful for an amazing man, who is teaching me to make the best of what life brings. Steady helping me become a better person. Leading by example.

I celebrate you, Adebola. When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

Three hearty cheers for my "Chairman"




I'm laughing so hard,there are tears in my eyes. I am one grateful girl. I owe it all to God. He has blessed me more than I deserve. If you're believing Him for a miracle, I join my faith with yours. He will bring His word to pass in your life. Did I hear you say Amen?

Thanks for coming by again and again.
May your dreams come true


  1. I just keep on 'gbaduning' you this my birthday mate more and more each day. Those stolen few hours 2geda as a couple make so much difference. For d 1st time in 5years of marriage hubby and I had a vacation with no kids, cousins, nannies, in laws etc and it was pure bliss!!!

  2. Ghenghen!!! And Sister Gbem Gbem is back. Ta da!!! U are a marriage inspiration walahi. You are blessed.

  3. Aww...this post made me warm and fuzzy inside! Love is beautiful and the joy of the Lord is amazing! So happy for you and your hubby! Btw...u 2 r a good looking couple

  4. I had a smile on my face all through this.
    May God continue to keep you and your sweetie happy
    May joy continue to be your portion.
    May God divert trouble, home-wreckers, tatafos, bad-belles and over-sabis away from your home.

  5. Amen Amen Amen!!
    You look great! happy for you!! you're such an inspiration.Thanks for sharing!

  6. awwwww..happy you are happy sis.
    Amen to N.I.L's prayer...especially the 4th line :-)


  7. Lovely post, and the lesson is on point. Attitude is everything sometimes. We saw Hope Springs too and loved it :)

  8. you deserve this holiday dear..

    here's to more happy years to u and ur sweetheart

  9. Aww so inspiring
    Wish you more days of joy

  10. See me smiling throughout this post like a sheep that just got a cube f sugar.....
    You really deserve this IMPROVACATION. God bless you, and jejely chop the life of your head ;)

  11. Jelox, Jelox, thats how Jelox i am..

    You deserve it darl, so enjoy every bit of it and tell em haters (plus me) to HANG!!!!!! :D.

    very valid lesson right there, we waste so much of today because we fail to see the blessing but rather concentrate on the negatives. Bless you for that lesson...xoxo

  12. AMEN... I claim the miracle ohh and the testimony i will share soon.

    Thank u for the prayer..

    Back to the post... awwwww u are and hubby look so adorable..

    Thank God for his mercies upon your marriage... and I pray everything will work out well by his grace.. I enjoyed reading the post.. Had a wide smile and grin on my face.

    Amen to NIL Prayer...


    pls blog more... xxxx to everyone..

  13. Its never about the money money (ala Jessie J) Love rules anyday!!

    Gosh your husband must be feeling like Superman right now ... and guess what? He is to give one woman so much joy. We are not easy you know :D
    God bless you both.

  14. "He just has a way of "gingering my swagger" Chei, God will bless all the single women reading this before they turn green with envy! Happy for you though...Lol :)

  15. This brought tears to my eyes. I tap into your blessing of a sweet marriage.


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