down by the docks

This weekend was a busy one for us.  On Friday, Joel took the guys in the youth group on an overnight fishing trip and I hosted an all nighter for the girls.  Then on Sunday morning we dedicated Legend to the Lord and Joel was ordained as a minister in a service that same evening.  It was a great weekend full of the blessings of God.  By Monday, though, we were exhausted.  So, we decided we needed some family time and we headed out to the docks.

Daddy fished while the kids splashed and chased bait.  Even Legend put his toesies in the water.  Joel caught fish as fast as the kids threw them back.  Then he started pulling up shrimp with his cast net and that's when I got excited.  There's nothing like feasting on fresh shrimp for dinner.

Mmmmm....I love days like these.
Days filled with unplanned but intentional togetherness.
God is so tangible in the simple days.


Lindy said...

Three days I won't forget...my kids baptism and the day my husband was ordained. I'm glad it was such a wonderful weekend for you.

Michelle said...

I would love to stick my feet in the water.
It looks so relaxing.

Save me some shrimp :)

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend with a truly blessed day on Sunday!! so glad you were able to spend some time together as a family afterwards.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous family time!

love and light

Kristin said...

Wow, Joye! What a special weekend!! I am so happy for you and your family!

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

I love love love your pictures! :)

Amber said...

Wow, that does sound like a GREAT weekend! I just found your blog, your momma actually told me about it some time ago. I hope you remember me from your grandparents hometown. Anyway, love your blog and it's great to see what a beautiful family you have! I too blog, at www.threemealsandbaby.blogspot.com

Cynthia said...

I am learning to appreciate more and more those days when you do get to spend some family time together. It all goes by way too fast, but it's worth it.

a little bit vintage said...

Looks like you has a blast! Such cute pics! LOVE the editing! What filter/effects did you use?


carissa @ lowercase letters said...

happy (belated) birthday! i'm certain you don't look a day older!!!

congratulations on joel's ordination and legend's dedication. what sweet celebrations of the Lord's faithfulness!

such GORGEOUS photos. your family is so beautiful. what precious memories you're making.

Lindsey said...

Love the pictures! P.S. Gave you an award on my blog: http://a-heart-abandoned.blogspot.com/

Joyeful said...

Rachel, thanks! I used the hipstamatic app on my iphone for these pictures! I seriously love it. soooo easy. Not the best quality, but awesome lenses and film selections!


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