Monday, June 30, 2014

June~Gathering the Moments

One thing I have learned about myself by blogging is that I love to whine. Yup. I'm a regular whiner with a bit of cheese tossed in. 

Now that it is time to gather the moments of June, which is, as you know, nearly unbelievable, I see that I have been "happier" in June and am only "unhappy" that it has flown by so quickly. There have been many high weather days and I hope that they might continue into July. 

The garden began blooming in late May, but early June brought the first irises. We are ending June with the bolero lilies in bloom.(No thanks to the lily beetle.)

 ~evidence of lily beetle damage on leaves~


 ~lots and lots of blooms~

~coral drift roses in front garden~

Today will be the first day without seeing the grands M–F. What a special time I we had to get to know them better and to enjoy them so often. I do have a date set up with them at the end of next week so that is something to look forward to.

~frisbee on an idyllic afternoon~

My daughter often came on one of her afternoon's off to give the boys some active playtime. I so appreciated it, too, because they love to play challenging things. I could hear Sam often telling his aunt that she didn't throw the frisbee fast enough and she would say, "What do you want? I'm wearing a dress!"

Speaking of active, we watched a lot of baseball in June.


The grands saw a lot of action as did their dad who was a coach (seen all together in top left photo: #s 6 & 3). Then there were moments when nothing seemed to be happening as shown by Jake's upstretched arms in the bottom right photo. LOL!

And that's how I feel about a month of blogging. It might feel to me as if nothing has happened, but quite a lot did.

So I end the month being able to say, as I began it: God will take care of you

Thanks to Cheryl at Thinking About Home who helps me remember to look for the good things and to honor the days. 
 
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34 comments:

  1. SOUNDS LIKE WONDERFUL FUN SUMMER DAYS!

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  2. June was a very good month for you! I know you'll miss those boys, but are happy they get to be with their Momma everyday!

    Your flowers are lovely! Gorgeous color!

    Deanna

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  3. What? June is over? Oh my lands, I'm having a hard time keeping up. Love your pretty flowers. Nothing like little league baseball to keep you on your toes. I'm glad June was a happier month for you.

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  4. I think you are so blessed to have your g'sons so near!
    The flowers are gorgeous looking, lilies are fast becoming a favorite of mine.

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  5. June sounds like it was a wonderful month for you. Those lilies are beautiful!

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  6. June has certaintly flown by! Loveee your photos!! PS Your not a whiner! Blessings

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  7. A great recap of your month. More beauty and joy ahead! God is faithful.

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  8. Fun times to be sure! Hope your July is just as enjoyable!

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful June. I hope July will bring the same.
    Love the color of you lilies.

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  10. It doesn't seem like June can be over already. I often think like you, nothing much is happening, until I look back and realize how much we actually did in a month...no wonder the days seem to go by so fast. A wonderful look back at your month.

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  11. I know you will miss having those boys around M - F, but thank goodness they are still close and you can have your "dates"... June went fast but it was packed and we are blessed! Love looking at all of your moments!

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  12. Oh, you're going to have a very quiet summer Vee. I hope you don't get bored without your sweet grandsons every day. And I can't believe where June went also. We have been wishing the spring away for June and flowers and green grass and heat and all of a sudden we're on the down side of it all. Have a great week and I hope you have a great July too.

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  13. It was a good month, and I can't believe how quickly it passed! Enjoy July, it'll seem like a dream too in a few weeks ;>)

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  14. The one thing I try and remember is that time flies..and I can either sit and watch it go or get up and fly with it! It sounds like you are having a wonderful summer!!

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  15. Yea for the baseball and boleros, boo for the beetles.
    I was too busy admiring the beautiful colors and the teapot watering can to notice any beetle damage. However, I believe you as I am beginning to see it around here too. Ugh!
    Hope your July turns out just as lovely as June was.

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  16. Your summer days are being filled with precious moments :) And those blooms! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Enjoy your week, sweet Vee :)

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  17. I am happy that this was a happy month for you!! Ahhhh...beautiful color, baseball, bare arms and legs, sweet family times...all blessings from His hand! I rejoice with you!

    Thanks for "gathering the moments" of June along with me!

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  18. I didn't hear any whining, and, believe me, I know whining! My family are practiced pros at it. We should have contests.

    The lilies are quite stunning. That's a nice color to have up against y'alls house. My Giant Zinnia's are going into double time with this brutal summer heat. They love it. I don't. I'm praying for Fall. The only good thing about tomorrow being July is it's only three more months to being able to work outside again without perishing.

    Please pass the cheese ... *lol* ~:)

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  19. I love today's photos, Vee. So happy you had this time with your grandsons. I enjoyed all your pretty flowers too.

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  20. I don't think of you as a whiner. I like your posts so much! I'm always uplifted when I visit here & I appreciate you comments on my blog.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  21. Stunning colors on your pictures of flowers! June looks like it was a full and blessed month for you. You sure do love those grandchildren :-)

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  22. Sounds like you had a wonderful June. I love being with the Grands. Your garden looks so beautiful. I will be traveling back the end of July for my daughter's Bridal Shower and I will linger home so I get my fill of the Grands. Isn't life filled with blessings? When do you whine?
    Karen

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  23. What a wonderful month of June you had, Vee! I'd have to say that mine ended well with my Mom being here, which helped cheer me and distract that my 44th anniversay would've been on the 27th. God did take care of me, for sure. Blessings, my friend.

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  24. sounds like a wonderful beginning to the summer! the days sure fly by, don't they?

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  25. A reminder of the days when my Grands were young..now all grown. I LOVE kids, but seven was enough for me. Now I can coast and my kids are the grandparents. :) It's grand. Life.

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  26. I am thinking that you had a pretty good month! I hope July is just as good to you. Your photos were fun to see. I love the color of the lilies.

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  27. That didn't sound much like a whiny post to me! You gathered up some pretty special moments in June! Enjoy your summer...and 'Happy Canada Day'! I know you wiull help us celebrate...since you have Canadian roots. :)

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  28. June went by so fast didn't it? It sounds like you had a very good month and I hope the rest of the summer will be as good. My grandsons have not begun to play organized sports as yet, but I look forward to the days they do as I loved watching my children play. The ordinary days are the best days -- they add up to make our lives!

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  29. The warmth of sunshine, pretty flowers in the garden and time to share with beautiful Grandies. Definitely nothing to whine about Vee but much to be thankful for.

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  30. June is such a wonderful month with school getting out, all of the activities with the grands and watching the garden take off! Lots more to see and do in July but June brings so much anticipation which is the best feeling. Looks like you had a wonderful June!

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  31. the flowers in your garden are lovely. Summer is a time for happy times, as your post shows. How quickly our grand children grow! it is amazing to watch. Have a lovely week Vee, and thanks for stopping by my blog. It is pouring with rain here today.

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  32. We've had some wonderful weather. I'm not used to actually having a spring. Back where we used to live it just went from cold to hot.
    June is certainly a happy month.

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  33. Beauitufl flowers! I hope your July is as full of life and color as your June was!

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