Summer Fun: Shrimp Boil

One of the things on our summer fun list that Sean was most excited about was having a crawfish or shrimp boil.  After doing some research, we decided to start with shrimp.

I bought the groceries, Sean bought the supplies, and we were all ready to give it a try last night.

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It was a perfect night for it, too.  We sat in the sunroom, listening to the littles play, while our dinner was cooking on the back patio.

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The littles were excited with anticipation about the new meal that papa was cooking for them.

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Everyone eagerly waited while Sean poured everything into the platters.  While Gabriel held the platters, Ethan and Summer peaked around, making sure that they did not miss a thing.

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The result…dinner perfection.  Gabriel is considering it for his new birthday meal, which is always a sign of a meal being a huge success.

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Once again, I am amazed by how much a little list has prompted us to try new, simple, fun family things.  As the first full week of our summer break drew to an end, the shrimp boil was a perfect way to just sit back, relax, and reflect on the joy and beauty in all of the moments and memories that created a truly great week for our family.

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5 Responses to Summer Fun: Shrimp Boil

  1. Kristen says:

    I love this, Natalie. My kids love the shrimp boil party because we eat on newspaper. We just dump it onto a table with newspaper and chow down – and they think that’s hilariously fun!

    I love having a list too… being more intentional about what we do, without it seeming scheduled. So much fun!
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  2. What a fun way to enjoy summer!
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  3. Sandy says:

    That looked really good and lots of fun. Reminded me of Curtis and Nita. That was my first time I had one. The next time was at Houston at the livestock show. Not so clean that time

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