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God is good. Greg and I have been priviledged to spend the last 16 years growing our marriage and our family. Mikayla is our oldest child, Jordan is next, and Isabella is our third. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey of Faith, Family & Fun!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A few minutes to relax

I got invited this weekend to a scrap bookers retreat with some of my friends from my old church. They rented a beautiful house at Pacific Beach. They have been going on weekend trips 1-2 times a year to catch up on scrapping. I currently am not a scrapper (although I have been for many years) so I brought a stocking project I am working on and some homework. I didn't know what to expect out of the weekend but I was ready and willing to have a couple of quiet days.

What a crazy fun weekend. Most of the scrapbookers are digital now. So there were lots of laptops to go around. Not everyone was scrapping though. One had a newsletter to finish, one had some books to read, and I had a stocking project (as stated before). There were times to catch up with old friends, times to build new friendships, times to eat really yummy things, times to run along the beach, times to walk the beach with friends at sunset, times of belly laughing, and times to get things done.

In it all, I got to slow down. My days are busy. They are filled with a lot of purpose and I am trying my best to stay focused every day. This weekend was like a breath of fresh air. I got to just sit. I got to just be. I got to renew and I got to review. God was present and I got to experience him in many many ways.

Thanks to my husband for allowing me time to myself and taking such great care of our kids while I was gone. I love you. And thankyou to all my girls for being there this weekend and sharing such a great time with me. See you guys in March!

The group of us in front of the setting sun on the beach!

The group of us from the opposite direction with the full moon behind us!

(These two pics crack me up! I swear I didn't have to go to the bathroom. They told me to bend down a bit so the people behind me weren't blocked. REALLY!!)


The Finnestad Family said...

Looks like an incredible weekend Stephanie! I'm so glad you were able to go and be refreshed. Praying you sense God's rejuvenating hand on you throughout the week as you dive back into your crazy schedule. I hope the great memories of the weekend bless you with "ahhhh" moments along the way!

Sarah said...

How fun!!! It looks like you had a blast... I'm glad. :) Every mama needs some time to herself once in awhile!

Carr Family said...

Yes, you are blessed...good friends, good fellowship and a wonderful husband. Lots to be thankful for! Good for you for taking some time just to be. Love ya lots!

The Williams Five said...

I am so glad you were able to come, Stephanie. I had such a great time and am really looking forward to March!