Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Hello to sunflowers starting to bloom!!
Hello to tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, corn
Hello to gorgeous hot summer weather
Hello to mine, Rich's and Lucky's birthday
Hello to back to school for Summer and Sam
Hello to COLLEGE for Renee!
Hello to soccer season starting
Hello to new projects and old projects
Hello to Week in the Life coming up
Hello to soaking up the sun each day, wish it was June again
Hello to schedules and packing lunches
Hello to new beginnings
Hello to MORE love, fun, laughs, celebrating, time, peace, memories
Hello to the healing after losing a loved one, one step at a time, holding God's hand along the way. He will see us through it and strengthen us and comfort us.
Hello to August a little late, excited for whatever it may bring us!
Thank you for the prayers and love on my last posts. My stepdad did pass away after a 5 week battle with cancer. He was loved and respected by many as a teacher and coach and of course his family. He will forever be in our hearts! Rest in peace "T" and thank you for all you did for us and many!
We lost other family and friend members during this time too, forever in our memories are they too.
Thank you for visiting and your comments!! HUGS and LOVE!!


  1. Hi Dawn! Your post is so beautiful and very inspirational! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your stepdad. I can only imagine the heartache you and your family must be feeling. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.

  2. Also, happy early birthday to you and good luck to Renee in college!!!

  3. So sorry to hear about the loss of a friend/family member for you have a busy life, and I'm so honored that you stopped by my blog to comment with everything that's been going on! love the color and positive, uplifting thoughts you share on your page! Let me know if you'd like to swap atc's again ♥

  4. Sorry to hear about the loss of your stepfather Dawn. Remembering you in prayers.
    I see that it's again time to enjoy t h e sunflowers. T hey are a favorite of mine. Wow!Renee is going to college! Where's the time flying ?
    Take care my friend

  5. Oh Dawn, my heart breaks for you at this sad time. May you be strengthened by God's presence in your heart and by those around you. Sending you hugs and love.
    Xoxo Jo

  6. I am so envy of your sunflowers, my friend sent me a package of sunflower seed and I have no luck with them.
    Happy August!

  7. I am so, so late visiting this month, and am really sorry I haven't been around to visit more. I can't seem to catch up or catch my breath, so I hope you understand. It's hard, too, because I always love your "Around Here" and your "Hello (current month)" posts each month.

    I was saddened to read about your step-dad. I hope your mom is doing OK now.

    Your sunflowers are phenomenal. Quite amazing, in fact. Here's to a happy remainder of August as the kids head back to school.