Oct 25, 2011

Biloxi Beach

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28, NIV

The night that Lacie's twins were born, we were barreling down a dark stretch of interstate toward LaPlace on our way home when we noticed several cars pulled over on both sides of the road.  Suddenly, out of nowhere, Damon glimpsed a large black object in his lane.  He had no time to react, but braced for impact and was able to hold the car steady as he hit whatever it was and blew out the front driver's side tire.  We then realized all those people on the side of the road had hit the same thing.  The tire and rim looked like this when it was over...
So, that little death-defying stunt put us in the market for a rim and a new tire for a ten year old Mercedes SUV.  Damon was able to find one in a junkyard for $400 less than what the dealership wanted for a new one.  The only catch was that the junkyard happened to be in Biloxi, Mississippi.  ROAD TRIP!  Since it was my fall break from school, we all got to go, and since the weather was warm, we packed our swimsuits and hit the beach for some fun in the sun.  See how the above verse applies to the situation?  God took a severe bump in the road and turned it into vacation fun for our family.  Just one more way that He's awesome.

And now, the beach pictures.  Cille absolutely loved the beach this time...
Stella had a little bit of fun, too...
My little Charlie's Angel...
Splashing Daddy was one of her favorite things to do...
Actually, she really enjoyed splashing of any kind...
A wipeout did not faze her...
Especially since Dad was there to help out...
Cille was kind enough to explain her special recipe for sand soup to me...
Check out the scene behind my little sand chef...
The water was really warm, as demonstrated by Stella in this picture...
My happy girl...
Mommy under attack...





After several attempts at a group shot, we resigned ourselves to the fact that this was the best we were gonna get...
Our beach trip happened just in the nick of time. The next day a massive cold front blew through and dropped the temperatures to the 50's. We can't wait to hit the waves again next spring!

1 comment :

The Poole Family said...

Shut up!!!!! Thank God y'all were okay!!! How scary!!! But what a fun time at the beach!! Your pictures are precious and it looks like y'all had such a great time!!! And ahhhhh!!!! We just got our picture and card in the mail!!!! Y'all are SO precious!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! What a sweet surprise!!! It was wonderful seeing you guys and we can't wait to do it again!! Bring on the adventure races, 2012!!!!! :)