Friday, May 3, 2019

Goodbye, April ... Hello May ~ Photo Dump

It was a pretty good April.  We are blessed abundantly and are feeling strong and encouraged by our routine. Life is returning to normal after our rough winter.

We had a lovely birthday month. Tim, Grandma and Dean grew another year older. Dean is 17 now! Dean does not like cake and picked donuts and ice cream for his celebration.

My iris are putting on a spectacular show this year! Boy, a little bit of iris fertilizer and they go crazy.

We had lots of yummy food and great times with friends and family. Our trip to Pigeon Forge was just the mini-break we needed.
Tim at Wonderworks

Easter Brunch with just the Gals (Grandma, Mom and Anne)


Best friends make everything better.

These three are always a riot!
We had a wonderful time at a Medieval fair. Tim and Dean had so much fun doing some live action role playing while there.

School is going well. Anne and Dean have three credits each to complete for the year. When those three credits are done, they will have seven credits each completed for this year. Anne finished her out-of-the-home classes for Sign Language II this week. She got an 86% on her final, which she said was very hard. She is the only one who passed the exam.

Dean made a pair of working headphones from his latest Eureka kit. They really work and Dear Husband uses them daily.

Lastly, our indoor cat has been exploring the front yard on a leash with Dean. She really doesn't know what to do with grass.

We are looking forward to a very busy May. Anne is one of the main characters in the upcoming performance of The Mystery of the Seahorse. She is Pearl the trout and is on stage during all but one scene. She is going to be very tired after eight shows! Tech week is only about a week away. In between all of that busy, busy schedule, we will be finishing up school for Dean (Anne will need to finish up in June). We are so blessed to homeschool.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Doesn't 17 seem like such a significant birthday milestone? It does for me . . . somehow even more than 18 . . . not sure why.

    Break a leg, Anne! What an exciting experience this performance will be!

    And your iris are beautiful!

    Thanks for your honest sympathy over on my blog. I am so grateful to have you as a virtual friend. :)

  2. I can't believe it is May already! Looks like many good things ahead in a busy month for you all.

  3. Fantastic April! I hope your busy May is just as successful :)

  4. You all had so much fun! I love the photo of Dean sitting with the cat. Your Irises are gorgeous!!