Its SO sad.
 June has flown by on the speedy wings of summer.
I have been so busy living life, that I had to intentionally make time to stop and see the beauty all around me as summer races on.

   Have you ever had a month where it seems like no matter how hard you try time just seems to fly past you faster than you can keep up? Perhaps it is because I was down with the pneumonia or something, but I am a little sad that this is the last Wednesday in June, and next Wednesday will be in July already.

   How has your June gone?

   Here are some of my favorite pictures from the last week of June here at the Welcoming House……..

making cookies from the Cookie Master Mix


its more fun to play with the box than what comes in it, right?


the first blossoms on my acorn squash plant is always

something to smile about!


Cherry tomatoes coming SOON! 🙂


Lemon Balm growing fast–one of my seed starts that

I am proud of!


What to do with old lids that cant be reused? Make a wind

chime to keep away the birds…


next year, we will have Rhubarb!


Cherokee Tears (black beans) are starting

to send out climbing vines—love this heirloom!


Sunflowers reaching for the sky…

one of my favorite flowers…


had to post this—my Handy Hubby made fajitas

for my birthday dinner…


and certain small children (and BIG ones) are pretty excited

about a party for Mommy!


my gorgeous birthday cake from the Handy

Hubby (yes, he MADE IT)


the top of the cake–isnt he HANDY??


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4 gorgeous layers of white cake and homemade buttercream

frosting topped with strawberries….


finger-lickin’ good………..


even my adopted son gives it two thumbs up—and he’s a



and when the party is all done, the cake is all gone,

sometimes you just gotta cry…

Kinda like how I feel about June being done………
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our Thankful Thursday posting—its super special this week!
Many Blessings to you and yours,