celebration, enjjoyment, joie de vivre, joy, The Great Gatsby

Joie de Vivre: Keen Enjoyment of Life

You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.
(Psalm 16:11 NLT)
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This past weekend was full of joy! Scrapbooking and sharing stories about our lives. Celebrating a friend’s 25th anniversary with a yard attack (signs and balloons and poms).

Going to the anniversary party later, joining our friends as they rejoiced in their milestone. Laughing and telling more stories. The joy of discovering new things about old friends. And Sunday afternoon, attending a high school graduation party . Congratulations, Colleen!
Life buoys us up, when we experience plain, old fun together.
Mom, Gillian and I agreed to dress up in “twenties” outfits for our outing to The Great Gatsby. What joy and laughter, as we stepped out of our routines to recall another era. I think they outdid themselves.
Our friend, Kelly always shines with her whole being, and she made us feel special and honored and loved as she took our pictures before the movie. Thanks, Kelly!
I just had to post these beautiful faces today, because living life to the fullest brings me great joy. What happiness God provides when we celebrate life together.

I hope you smile today!
What joys or happiness did God grant you this weekend?