Thursday, July 9, 2015


We had a lovely summer week. There was a nice mix of work, charity and fun. We are so blessed!

We had a fun 4th of July at home. We shot off a pack of fireworks (fountains) and watched the neighbors illegal high flying fireworks. We had a picnic and enjoyed a movie (Maleficent).

We took a thank you gift of breakfast to the friend who provided transportation to our disabled adult son while we were away in June.

The kids continued to help Grandma weed her garden, learned new skills (how to use a drill, how to install a peephole and how to putty a wall), and we began painting the trim inside our house. There is so much trim!

We attended a $1 movie and later went to a game to watch our local Minor League baseball team win in the 11th inning. We also shared two flavors of cotton candy.

We spent the afternoon playing in a mountain stream.

We read books and picked our blueberries. Tom Sawyer visited the orthodontist. We attended a party thrown by our special needs family support group.

Last, but certainly not least, we joined our church group to serve free lunches to low-income children (in partnership with our local schools). We are doing this once a week for the entire summer. It is a wonderful experience for the kids to serve others. So far, they have manned the book giving table, cleaned up tables after the children are done eating and handed out utensils. Little Red Riding Hood has also assisted preschoolers with their lunches.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. That really does sound like a lovely week!

  2. Fun summer week. What could be more perfect.

  3. Looks like a fun summer! I'm visiting from Weekly Wrap Up.

  4. It looks like you are having the perfect summer, full of heaps of fun as well as heaps of learning!

  5. A lovely week! Fun of learning, giving and memories! There's something special ab out a mountain stream, isn't there? So much to explore! And it's cool! How awesome to GIVE back and help others!