Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dreaming of Sunshine and Smiles~~~~~~

This project I created for The Cutting Cafe made my heart smile..I am Dreaming of Sunshine and always praying for smiles..My little ones have a way of making me smile and appreciate each day.  Yesterday, they really wanted to go have ice cream at a place we have never been.  Grandpa had taken them on his boat fishing and afterwards ice cream to a local fish store on Sunday..They swore by this place being the coolest ever and having the best ice-cream they had ever eaten.  Two days in a row of ice-cream..Hmmmm...Alright..the curiosity of this magical place had my interest alone, so off we headed for the worlds best ice cream...LOL...This place wasn't what I expected, just a small little place off one of our local Lakes...not this spectacular place my children had mentioned, but as I walked out of the small little shop that sold only about 8 different ice cream flavors and small little minnows for fishing I realized that my 8 and 5 year old just taught me a very important lesson at that moment..happiness is not the place, but the direction in which it took to get there..what I mean by this is that my children loved and cherished the time they spent with Grandpa S...it wasn't that this place was the coolest place they have ever been, but that they got to experience getting ice cream with Grandpa at the fish store he goes to....it wouldn't of matter where this place was or what it looked like..in their eyes those moments were disney like......and now I get to be a part of that memory of the fish store and the best ice cream ever...even if it was the day after:) If u read all this I thank u, as it helps me to gather my thoughts through writing...I hope u like my project using the Flip-Flop and envelope from Regina's shop..and it goes perfect with my fish story...Hugs
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8 comments:

Regina Easter said...

How sweet and what a fantastic story. If only everyone could see certain things the way kids do. This is a fun project. It makes me smile. I love it. Hugs

Lori1brat said...

What a wonderful memory for ALL of you ! You are right - children teach us so many things - and they remind us to look at things from THEIR eyes .... things we would dismiss or overlook ! Glad that you have these special memories ! LOVE your flip-flop ! HUGS BFF

Penniannie said...

cute

bonnie said...

Super sweet story and gorgeous projects sweetie...so fun and made me smile too! :) Hugs x

Crayola58 said...

Krista, I loved the story, and this project is just precious...
Hugs
Carole

bumblebee creations said...

WOW! What great projects, and story!!!!! children are always saying and doing such amazing things!They are so fun-and refreshing!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Beatuiful summery cards and your story made me smile. Memories are to cherish, that's for sure! xxD

Christine said...

I know what your children are talking about. I too, have a place that has the "best ice cream" in the world that my grandpa took me too when I was a little girl. It is also a hole in the wall store that looks a little run down... nothing to much to look at, but it was the coolest place ever! Infact, it was the only place I knew that you could eat the ice cream out of the cone and ask for a "refill" :) Now, many years later, I live 3 states away from that store, my grandfather has been gone for 13 years but I can still "smell and taste" the memories from those days. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for letting me relive a special memory with my grandpa on a hot day 32 years ago.

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