Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Recap of June

I haven't put up a weekly wrap-up in a few weeks. Life has been busy and restful at the same time.  Here are the highlights from June. Anne danced in the Hola Festival in our city. It was a big crowd. Dancing outside on an open stage in the middle of a festival is a new experience that she can add to her list of accomplishments.

Image may contain: 5 people, including Dawn Beasom Purdom, people smiling, people standing, people on stage, shoes and outdoor

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Image may contain: 5 people, including Dawn Beasom Purdom and Camille Cummings, people smiling, people standing, shoes and outdoor

Dean has spent the last three weeks at an acting day camp being a camp counselor. He did a great job and loved the experience. The director was very pleased with his work and said he was welcome back next year. He helped kids sew costumes, design and build shields, ran games, took them on hikes, watched them in the pool, created clay creations and generally helped keep things running smoothly.
His partially made Mayan shield.

While Dean has been busy every day, Anne, Tim and I have been busy doing some long neglected chores. We cleaned all the windows in the house (inside and out), washed curtains, sorted every single book in the house, did lots of gardening and got rid of about 200 items. We also bought a riding mower with our tax refund, and the kids have been taking turns learning how to drive it. Tim thought it was a bit fast, but I think he enjoyed his very first driving experience.

Anne spent much of the last month exploring thrift shops and buying clothes to modify. She has been sewing, tie dying, and generally having so much fun creating new styles. She spent her entire childhood only wearing dresses and then gave them up completely about four years ago. She is getting back into them now. It is fun to see her style emerging. 

Well, that really is about it for June. Here comes July, which I'm sure with have lots of fun, learning and excitement.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. That does sound like a fun month! I love your son's shield.

  2. Sorting books . . . a job I both love and hate. I've been working on our shelves, too, this summer. :)

    I'm glad for Dean's accomplishments as a camp counselor. He's just thriving right now! And Anne's continued dance opportunities must be such a treat! Her hard work is really paying off. (And she looks so grown up in the pics with her new clothes!) Here's hoping Tim and the riding mower get along well in the weeks to come. :)

  3. I love seeing the photos of your daughter dancing. She looks so graceful, even in still shots. It sounds like your son had a great time being a camp counselor, and it sounded like a fun camp. I love the Mayan shield.