Saturday, March 5, 2016

My Perfect Day

Hello My Friends! The other night as I laid my head on my pillow before I went to sleep, I started to think about my day. I started to pray to God and give Him thanks for everything and everyone in my life.

As I was praying and going through the day in my mind, I realized I had just lived my perfect day.

Now, you might think the perfect day in my life would be stamping all day or designing stamps or scrapbooking memories of my family. But you couldn't be more wrong.....

The day started like any other day, I woke up had bacon and Diet Coke for breakfast (of course!)  As the day progressed, my brother and two nephews Ben & Carter came to visit. My parents arrived next, and we went to the beach. 

We sat in the sand and played in the ocean (even though it was freezing cold!) The boys loved the little waves and Ken and I had such fun giggling and laughing at their antics. 


Later in the day my daughter Kirstin and her boyfriend Collin brought us lunch. We sat on the sand drinking Diet Coke and eating great sandwiches. Ken then took Ben for a walk to the pier, and I took Carter to the house to find a bigger beach pail, (because his was not large enough.)
Later on, my brother took Carter to the house and they took a nap. My dad and I then decided we were going to start looking for treasures (shells!)

As my Mom sat in a chair (almost in the surf!) My Dad and I scoured the seashore looking for sand dollars and beautiful shells. When I found a sand dollar, I ran to show my Mom, and then exclaimed very loudly, "I have to go show Dad!"   (This part brings tears to my eyes, because my Mom said it was like I was a little girl again.)

That day looking for shells my dad was one day I will never ever forget.

As the day wore on, we got a little bit too much sun and a little bit too much sand, so we went back to the house and my sister-in-law Maricela came over and we played games and relaxed on the patio. When the boys and my brother and sister-in-law left, we headed over to dinner at Kirstin's favorite spaghetti place. 
Katie and her new boyfriend met us there and we all enjoyed a wonderful dinner together. Of course my Dad could not let the new boyfriend get away easy, so he told everyone it was his birthday and they came and sang happy birthday to him (to his embarrassment.)
After dinner the eight of us went back to the house and we sat and visited....three generations, laughing, teasing and talking. 

Now you can see, why the day was so perfect. 
I spent it with the people that mean the most to me. 

It was a reminder from the Lord, that nothing on earth is more important than our family. 
My goal this year, is to make sure I have more of these perfect days. Spending time with family, is the most precious gift of all.

Happy Stamping!

22 comments:

Royleta Foster said...

That is such a priceless day. I love when several generations of my family come together. We then get to really see who we take after the most lol... Thank you for sharing your family with us. Such an unselfish act. -Royleta

Royleta Foster said...

That is such a priceless day. I love when several generations of my family come together. We then get to really see who we take after the most lol... Thank you for sharing your family with us. Such an unselfish act. -Royleta

Amy Cunniff said...

Sounds like an amazing day!

auntjen4 said...

That sounded like an amazing day!!!! I am happiest and most fulfilled when I am spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews as they are my kids!! Thanks for sharing your perfect day. It brought tears to my eyes!!!

Dania said...

That is the perfect day! May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

adela whitehead said...

That was a great day...m

adela whitehead said...

That was a great day...m

Shirley said...

Yes, nothing can be as priceless as a day with our family! What a beautiful day you had. Just love sunny Southern California!

Moosisk said...

Thanks for sharing your perfect day with us. Time with family is so precious! Time with God is priceless. :D

Sharon Underwood said...

Stephanie, you are truly blessed to still have family around. Enjoy every moment you have with them! My two sons are grown and have moved far away. We see each other once a year. My life has gone from a very happy, busy one to a quiet, lonely one. My cat just died and two friends are moving away. Thank God for you and your stamps, dies, paper & ink! Your products keep me busy doing something positive for someone else. I appreciate all you do!

Sharon Underwood said...

P.S. Didn't mean to be a downer...just wanted you to know your work has a very positive influence on everybody who follows you.

Teri Lawson said...

Family is truly a blessing from The Lord! God is so good! Thanks for sharing.

stampedbyleslie said...

At the end of the day, that's the stuff that truly matters, family and God! You can't buy it, or put a price tag on it. My best days are spent with my family. Thanks for sharing:)

Daria said...

Thanks so much for sharing your perfect day with us. I'm hoping to have a perfect day tomorrow, first with my church family as we have our first official service. And then with my husband and all our kids and all the grandkids to celebrate our daughters birthday! God is so good to bless us with such wonderful days.

Villa Steeves said...

Stephanie! That sounded like perfection! My best times are with family & it doesn't happen as much as I'd like, so when it does, it is THE BEST!! And, honestly, how do you stay so slim having Coke & bacon for breakfast??!!

Mary Marsh said...

I loved reading your story Stephanie-nothing can take the place of family

janlesiak said...

Hi Stephanie,
Your blog was perfect. There is nothing more fulfilling than having ones you love around you enjoying the day. Treasure the memories!!!

Roberta said...

You have a beautiful family, Stephanie, and the good Lord has truly blessed you.

Beverly said...

Yes yes yes, days spent with family are the best!!

trala said...

You got me all choked up Stephanie! It was so refreshing to read a happy story for a change! I love the part about finding a sand dollar and having to show your dad! We all need to keep that little girl inside of us to truly appreciate the beauty of the littlest things!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful day, thank you so much for sharing with us.

Deanna Tillmon said...

This was a wonderful family story,our family don't get together much since we are so spread out over the world.

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