We Ducked Away

We Ducked Away

We ducked away last week. Took a quick trip to the shore, and had probably the best family vacation we’ve ever had. We did a lot of this…

…and a bunch of this…

…and most definitely a lot of this…

We even did some of this…

We grinned…

…and jumped…

…and stole some kisses.

And I stared at these people a lot…

…but mostly at this one.

It was a high moment for the Cottrells. Lots of play. Lots of rest. Lots of love. I’m a grateful daddy.


  1. deirdre on June 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    perfect. So glad you got some down-time with your family. what a blessing.

  2. Karen Spears Zacharias on June 20, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Awesome fish! Great photos! So glad you were blessed by God’s creation.

  3. Pat Schuessler on June 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Looks like it was a lot of fun and a good way to spend Father’s Day.

  4. Nesha on June 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Family time is priceless! Glad you all had a wonderful trip together! Thanks for the pics.

  5. Linda Powell on June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    So glad that your family had a great time. Enjoyed the pics. See you in July.

  6. Barbara Wood on June 21, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I love hearing from you and your family. You (your wonderful voice) get me to work almost everyday. I never tire of the cds of yours that I have. The music affirms what Scripture says and puts words to my worship and praise. Thank you Travis and family. God’s richest blessings wished for you. Barbara

  7. Heidi on June 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    That’s sweet.

    (No, really. No snarky comment at all.)

  8. Rhonda on June 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    What a blessing for all of you! A well deserved one at that;)

  9. Kelly S. on June 23, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    So sweet! Glad your family had a great week 🙂

  10. Rob Chaput on June 24, 2011 at 8:52 am

    T-Dog…thanks for an amazing & rare peak at a husband & dad’s heart that bears the fingerprints of our Heavenly Dad. So cool to see God at work, blessing your family, and making your heart look more like Jesus! Hope your fam has a great Summer!

  11. Daniel Semsen on June 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    those are sum good pictures right dere.

  12. Mommy Dot Com on July 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Love it!

  13. Leah DiPascal on July 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I love family vacations – there’s just nothing like it!! I’ve heard people say that vacations are stressful but not for us. I can see how it brings out the very best in our family. No t.v., no X-box, no phone calls to return, no errands to run. Just experiencing new things, creating wonderful memories, and being with one another. I absolutely love it.

    I’m so bummed that I won’t get to see you and Beth at the Living Proof Conference in Charlotte this month. I’m on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries and we have our annual She Speaks Conference the exact same weekend! (big sigh) Feel free to come hang out with our team and 600+ women in leadership at the Embassy Suites in Concord. We’d love to have you!!

    Abundant Blessings!
    Leah DiPascal

  14. Jodie on July 12, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Beautiful pictures of your family on vacation, Travis! You are truly blessed and are a great blessing too! Thanks for sharing your life.

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