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Yesterday, was a day of celebrations. First, we celebrated the first day of autumn and hopefully, the end of very hot summer. 

This past week we have enjoyed daytime highs in the 70's and overnight lows have been in the 40's. But, we are headed for 90's again next week. Boo!!!

And so, we have begun our decorating for Fall. These pumpkins are some of the ones that Joye grew this year. As you can see, in the first pumpkin picture, she had a very LARGE one! :)

Not only did we celebrate the beginning of Fall but we also celebrated Joye and Hope's birthday. We went out for a late lunch at our favorite restaurant, "The Iron Skillet". Delicious as always. Then, later that day we enjoyed a 4 layer Gingerbread cake with buttercream frosting. 

All in all, it was a very nice day. And, it brought to mind this quote. "I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me."

Hello September!

Hard to believe that we are leaving summer behind already. But, welcome September! Inching ever closer to my favorite season of the year.

September days are here With summer's best of weather And, autumn's best of cheer
Helen Hunt Jackson

Petunias and Hot Summer Weather

It's been two years since I have updated my blog. I had gotten busy with my Etsy shop which took a lot of my time. Just lately, I started missing writing on my blog. So, here I am with my first post in two years! 
 I was looking back at my early summer pictures and was surprised at how much my petunias have grown. the above picture was taken in early June. 

Here it is late August and they have grown so much. They've needed a lot of water and tender loving care during our very hot summer weather (over 100 degrees most days). 

A few times, I thought they might not make it. Glad they did, as I love looking out my window at their beauty.