Friday, October 28, 2011

Loving My Family!

The Stone Family - 2011
I hear people say that they have the best family....and I'm sure they do, but they're wrong.  I do.

I do, I do, I do!  My family is hands down the best that there is.

Let's start with my dad.  I remember as a little girl playing with my brother with kids in the neighborhood and finding some screws on the ground.  We insisted that these belonged to "MY DAD" cause he could fix anything.  And its true.  He can find a solution to fix just about anything - it might not be the textbook solution - but it works.  And now, being a married woman to a man who doesn't have this "gifting", it's so much more appreciated.    Love you, Dad!

And then there's my mom.  She will do anything, and I mean ANYTHING for her family.  I know there were countless nights where she would stay up into the wee hours of the night doing projects and crafts for us....wrapping every single stocking stuffer from Santa.....making her infamous blueberry jello salad....and more.  She has a gift - an eye to see things from a creative angle....she takes things from simple and transforms them into magic.  We had the best costumes for Halloween growing up....actually we had the best of a lot...just because of her hard work and amazing talent.  Love you, Mom!

My bros - all 4 of them.  I used to complain to my parents that it was like growing up in a daycare.  They could bug me like no other...but I love them like no other too.  They were all different - yet the same.  Each one has their own amazing characteristics and talents.  Its so fun to see them grow up and start their own families.  Both of my brothers who have gotten married gave me the best sisters.  God is so good at providing just the right spouse when you follow His leading.  That what is so great.  Their spouse is not only the perfect partner for them, but they fit right into our family.  God sure knew what He was doing when he brought Jessica and Lindsey into this family.  Love you Mark, Alan, Kurt and Todd!  And you too Jessica and Lindsey!

Finally, there is my family.  God brought me the perfect man to complete me.   He may not be Bob Villa, but his talents are just as good. Sometimes it seems like you have to wait for things, like marriage and kids, longer than you should have to.  Like maybe God forgot about this for you.  But in each of these areas of my life...its God's miracle working power that prevails.  There are other posts on this blog of the miracle God gave us in having a son so I won't go into that here.  But I will say, "I love you, Jeff!  I love you, Jarrett!"

And as I saw written in every birthday and anniversary card my parents wrote to each other growing up, I'd like to say this to all my family:

"I love you....more than yesterday...less than tomorrow!"

with love,


  1. What a wonderful family! That is truly a gift. I have two grown sons and one daughter, and although the boys pestered her like crazy when she was little, they absolutely adore each other.

    I found you through the Followers Fest--hope you'll stop by my blog and say hi!

    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

  2. I love this, family is the best!! So glad to have found your sweet blog :)

  3. We love you too! Thanks Tammy.

  4. Tammy, what a lovely tribute to your family!

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  6. what a great picture- i'm stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to stop by and checkout the huge giveaway going on at my blog- xoxo nicole

  7. This is great! Nice to see someone who loves their family so much! I found you on the Followers Fest and I hope you'll take the time to check out my blog and follow as well.


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