My 5th Anniversary here on DS! :) Happy super wednesday! :) Sunflower hugs and smiles :)

HAPPY SUPER WEDNESDAY!!! :) oh my! :) oh boy!!! :) ICED COFFEE CHEERS!!! To you, my beautiful family and beautiful friends! :) we're enjoying a SUPER MEGA SWEET AWESOME DAY!!! :) IT'S MY 5TH ANNIVERSARY HERE ON DS!!! :) i am so very tickled happy, excited, and thrilled! :) Happy sunflower smiles, sent with lots and lots of love, and warm friendship hugs, across the miles, from our home to yours. :) my family and i love you all so very much, and we cherish and treasure your friendships, and appreciate you all, so very much! :) i'm celebrating the day today, in style, with family, friends, adventures, good times, and many many sunflower smiles! :) my mom and i enjoyed a super fun, and super sweet, glowing January roads, super wednesday post office adventure! :) our 2nd adventure of the week! :) it went so very well, and very smoothly. :) i had social interaction! :) public speaking! :) i was in the sweet calm relaxing, and peacefully confidence soaring zone! :) i am smiling and smiling! :) we mailed cards, and a letter. :) i remember 5 years ago, when it felt impossible for me to go into places like the post office, but here i am now, 5 years later, your wonderful love, care, support, guidance, encouragement, believing in me, and having faith in me, you all have guided me to this incredible journey and path, where i sit here now smiling, thinking about how i went into that post office twice this week, 2 times! and we rocked it!!! :) WHOOO! :) i am super hyped up! :) You all have helped me make it this far into my therapy. :) i am enjoying my 5th anniversary here on DS. :) Today, i brewed some dunkin donuts coffee, and i made an iced coffee, i raised it, and CHEERS!!! to family, friends, to DS, and to celebrating life! :) i've been enjoying some nice quality time here on DS today, writing to friends, and i've got ghost hunters episodes on. :) tonight's the debut of season 8 of ghost hunters. :) 5 years! WOW! :) HIGH FIVE!!! and CHEERS! to many more years! :) spirited fun, joyful blessings, amazing adventures, experiences, and continuing to grow, flourish, and blossoming beautifully in the wonderful garden of life together :) Thank you! :) Thank you! :) i am very very happy and thankful. :) Tonight, the ghost hunters party is on! :) HAPPY SUNFLOWER HUGS :)
SUPER MEGA SWEET AWESOME, SUPER WEDNESDAY POST OFFICE ADVENTURE!!! :) oh my! :) oh boy!!! :) Special delivery!!! :) lots and lots of love, and happy friendship hugs and smiles across the miles, from our home to yours. :) i am so very tickled happy, excited, and thrilled! :) my mom and i enjoyed a super fun, and super sweet confidence soaring!!! post office adventure today! :) it went really well! :) i had social interacation! :) public speaking! :) i was in the sweet calm relaxing, and peacefully confidence soaring zone! :) i am smiling and smiling! :) we mailed 8 cards, and a letter. :) i am absolutely rocking and rolling!!! with my writings! :) oh my! :) spirited new years writing!!! :) celebrating a beautiful day of sunshine, post office adventure, and my 5th Anniversary here on DS! :) ICED COFFEE CHEERS!!! :)
It's a beautiful day!!! :) we sure do love our post office adventures. :) it's a week of double adventures and spirited fun! :) my mom and i had our 2nd post office adventure of the week today. :) we've got many special delivery's for our dear, and wonderful friends, you all, all around the world. :) we're so very happy, excited, and thrilled to celebrate these beautiful times, with you and your family's, and to have the amazing opportunity, to spirit soar into each day with you all. :) i've been having so much fun, and having the time of my life, setting up, and decorating my writing area, and dwelving deep into the heart of my thoughts, and writing with my heart, some very special cards, and a letter this week. :) our first post office adventure of the week, went so very well, and i knew today was gonna be another super fun adventure. :) i am so very happy and excited about many great things going on, and lots of special memories being made. :) It's a new year of magical excitement, and spirited fun, with plenty of sunshine. :)
It's sweet classic, and golden January, and the new year is settling in so very nicely. :) there's been lots of celebrations, nature fun, and that wholesome heart warming spirit within, that brings lots of smiles, lots of joy, and beautiful times to celebrate, with family, and friends. :) Last night, i was going out into our kitchen to make a nice cup of camomile tea, and i looked out our window, and saw an incredible sight! :) The moon was glowing in the night time sky, and the clouds were passing by the moon, the first thing that came to my mind, is that it looks like the halloween moon! :) awww! :) this morning, the moon was continuing to shine as the sun was rising up. :) it's sweet day 11th, of the new year. :) January 11th. :) i'm celebrating my 5th anniversary here on DS, and celebrating in style, with an iced coffee, and writing to friends. :) CHEERS!!! to family, friends, to DS, and to celebrating life! :)
This morning, was such a beautifully relaxing, and peaceful morning. :) i did my daily wake up, signing onto DS, reading my wonderful journal comments, hugs, and getting ready for my nature walk. :) Thank you all so very much, for your beautifully heart warming comments on my journal i wrote yesterday. :) i got some nice rest, and feeling energized. :) You all always give me wonderful guidance. :) i am so very happy, delighted, and thrilled that everyone enjoyed viewing pictures of my writing area. :) that warms my heart, and makes me smile. :) i love taking pictures of my writing area to share with everyone. :) my writing area, is a very peaceful sanctuary, along with my computer, where i love to write. :) it's passion in my life, writing journals about our days, adventures, and writing cards, and letters, to mail to family and friends. :) i feel so very extremely thankful, blessed, and appreciative each day, to be surrounded by such wonderful love, care, support, guidance, and encouragement. :) You all begin my day, with a sunny smile, that rises and shines in my heart. :) Thank you! :) my journals i write here on DS, they are dedicated to my family and friends. :) my journal is truly my story, and my journey. :) i love having a journal to write in. :)
i hear some bluejays singing outside here. :) they know i'm very excited about the day, my 5th anniversary here on DS, post office adventure, and season 8 of ghost hunters beginning tonight. :) i got a great night of sleep last night, and woke up feel refreshed, rejuvenated spirit, and feeling energized. :) i was ready for a day of rocking and rolling sunshine, and spirited fun! :) i enjoyed a nice nature walk this morning. :) i put lots and lots of peanuts all around our yard, for our wonderful nature animal friends. :) they sure do love their peanuts breakfast feasts! :) awww! :) i felt so relaxed, calm, at peace, and very extremely happy. :) i enjoyed some nice quality time here on DS, writing to friends, and i also addressed envelopes for our super fun post office adventure. :) i've been really rocking it with my writings the past couple weeks, writing very special thank you cards, for all of our wonderful Christmas gifts we recieved, and also writing letters. :) i put some stickers on the envelopes, and around mid-morning, we were all set, and ready to send lots and lots of love, and happy friendship hugs and smiles across the miles, from our home to yours. :) sweet glowing January roads!!!! :) post office!!! :) HERE WE COME!!! :)
We began our super fun adventure! :) our 2nd post office adventure of the week! :) it's truly amazing, how when i first joined DS back on January 11th, 2007, i hadn't even began my therapy yet, and had never gone into the post office before, and now, as i sit here, 5 years later, and thinking about how today, is our 2nd post office adventure of the week, it makes me smile and smile! :) it's an incredible feeling. :) You all have helped me make it this far into my therapy. :) i'm so very blessed! :) my mom, Lisa, and i love our car rides to the post office. :) my sister Lisa drove. :) we were enjoying a nice relaxing, and peaceful car ride. :) i had my wonderful treasures with me. :) You all are always right there with us in spirit during our adventures, our sweet dear wonderful guardian angels. :) i was holding the envelopes, and completely focused on friends smiling and smiling when they recieve their mail. :) that's all the focus i need when going to the post office. :) it's a pure gift, and treasure to my heart. :)
We were cruising along the sweet glowing January roads, with our 11th straight day of beautiful sunshine. :) 11 days of sunshine to begin the new year! :) i love it!!! :) we drove past malerba's farm, the golf course, and the peaceful pond. :) i was thinking about how in the spring time, all of our wonderful ducks friends will be returning to the pond, for their sunny warm swims, and enjoying that beautiful nature all around the pond. :) i saw a sweet nature sight on the way to the post office too! :) There's some houses that have bird feeders, and i spotted 3 crows, and 2 squirrels all gathered together, gathering goodies! :) awww! :) it was such a wonderful nature sight. :) i love that nature, it puts this beautiful warmth within my heart. :) We approached closer to the post office. :) on the way there, i felt so relaxed, focused, and at peace, and it really set in, that this is our 2nd adventure of the week, going to the post office. :)
We arrived at the post office, and parked our car. :) it wasn't even busy there! :) my mom and i walked into the post office, and lined up. :) There was another costomer there. :) we were looking at the post office mailing supplies items, and my mom and i were talking about my 5th anniversary here on DS :) She said, "Congratulations" :) awww! :) The worker called us up, and said hi, and we said hi. :) social interaction, and public speaking! :) i said, "we'd like 6 International Stamps please" :) i said that!!! :) awww! :) social interaction! :) i am super super hyped up!!! :) oh my!! oh my!!! :)
i love to be in those sweet moments of the experiences, and feel my confidence and spirit soaring like a bird! :) i think back, to when i first began to go to the post office, and was so very shy, my mom would have all of the social interaction, and would hand the money to the worker, but with all of your amazing love, care, support, guidance, encouragement, believing in me, and having faith in me, i can now have that nice social interaction, speaking in publib, and handing the money to the worker. :) i am so very happy, excited, delighted, thankful, and thrilled! :) i am smiling right now, and i have tears of joy in my eyes. :) awww! :) i love these moments, and when i am out there now, my spirit cheers, i'm here! i'm here! i'm really here! :) awww! :) we all are there, and have come so very far together. :) We're joining in on life, joining in on the fun, and we are living life to the fullest. :) WHOOOOO!!!!!! YIPPPPPPEEEEE SKIPPPPPPPEEEEE and WE ROCKED IT!!! :) i am so very extremely excited! :)
The post office experience was going really well! :) i thanked the worker for the stamps, and handed the money to the worker. :) each experience, i gain so much from, i gain confidence, knowledge, and experience, that helps me during future experiences, and the nice social interaction, and public speaking, really helps me build up my foundation of confidence. :) this is super mega sweet awesome!!! :) to be in the post office, and places like stores, and to feel the amazing progress you all have helped me make, it's incredible feeling, and each experience, is so very amazing to learn, whether it's a great experience, or a rough experience, we can always say, "we were there, we did it, and WE CAN do it again! :) yeah!!! :) the worker handed me my change, and my mom and i thanked the worker and walked out into the mailing area, and put the stamps on the envelopes, and then the wonderfully heart warming moment, of putting the envelopes into the mailing box. :) special delivery! :) an amazing journey of a wonderful writing week, is completed, and onto the next writing week! :) my mom and i walked outside, and i felt this amazing sense of accomplished! :) we rocked it!!! :) a super fun, and super smooth, post office adventure! :)
i thanked my mom and sister Lisa for going to the post office with me. :) it's so nice, and sweet of them. :) we began our journey home, enjoying a nice talk, and car ride. :) i was thinking of friends smiling and smiling when they recieve their mail. :) we arrived home, and i thanked my mom and Lisa again for going to the post office with me. :) it was such an incredible week, with 2 post office adventures. :) i love, cherish, and treasure these times, and all of the great things these adventures bring me. :) we mailed cards, and a letter, plus i gain confidence, knowledge, and experience that helps me during future experiences, plus the sweet memories of the adventures. :) Thank you all so very much, my beautiful family, and beautiful friends, for all of your wonderful love, care, support, guidance, encouragement, and for believing in me, and having faith in me. :) i deeply appreciate everything, with all of our my heart. :) i'm with you all, all the way. :) hey, WE DID IT! :) 2 POST OFFICE ADVENTURES IN ONE WEEK! :) WE DID IT!!! :) CHEERS! :) we'll be going to the post office again very soon. :) sending lots and lots of love, and happy friendship hugs and smiles across the miles, from our home to yours. :) Happy super wednesday post office adventure smiles :)
Dear angel friends, your friendships are very special, and precious to my family and i. :) The joy, happiness, peace, excitement, and sunshine you bring to our days, and our lives, is very beautifully heart warming, amazing, and wonderfully joyful. :) You all touch our hearts, in many beautiful ways. :) every day, we think of you, your family's, and the very special friendships we share. :) my family and i have made many wonderful friends here on Daily Strength. :) Today, marks my 5th Anniversary here on DS :) i remember it like it was yesterday, when i first joined DS, in need of support, guidance, encouragement, and a spark to my spirit, and every day, i have recieved all of those wonderful joys, and many many more. :) The gift, of your friendships, the love, your spirits, your days, adventures, and getting to share ours, is such a beautiful gift, and treasure to our hearts, that we'll always and forever remember, cherish, and treasure every day, and every year. :)
it's amazing, how we all have found eachother here on DS, and get to share our days with eachother, supporting, guiding, and encouraging eachother through all the times, whether it's a good day, or a rough day, we all have eachother, and shine on eachother's lives, like golden beams of sunshine on a beautiful day. :) it's so comforting, and uplifting knowing you all are here for us, and we will always be here for you and your family's too. :) from state to state, to country to country, with a spirit in our heart, a hug, message, journal, picture, it means so much. :) across the miles, we share such beautiful friendships, lots of joy, and many sunny smiles. :) DS, everyone here, has made such an incredible impact on my life, that i will always feel very close in my heart, a special place in my heart, that is like a garden. :)
i love to look at us, like we're sunflowers. :) our friendships, all sprouting together, and just like a sunflower on an incredible journey, facing sunny days, windy days, raining days, stormy days, we always stand strong, tall, proudly together, we lean on eachother in those rough times, to regain our strength, to regain our balance, to offer our support to eachother, we truly are, like sunshine, that helps eachother grow, flourish, and blossom together, in the beautiful garden of life. :) Thank you, and your family's, for all that you do for my family and i. :) We are so very happy, thankful, and blessed to have you all in our lives :) We love you, appreciate you, and we thank you, for welcoming us into your hearts :) We send our love, warm friendship wishes, caring thoughts, many peaceful joyful blessings, and happy sunny sunflower hugs, from our home to yours :)
We're enjoying a super mega sweet awesome day!!! :) my family and i are doing well, and are in good spirits. :) i enjoyed some nice talks on the phone today, with our dear, and lovely friends, Maria (Love4You) and Holly. :) i've been taking in some wonderful moments of reflecting back upon an amazing 5 years here on DS, and all of the wonderful growing, blossoming, and experiencing life, sharing our days, and adventures with eachother. :) CHEERS! to many more years. :) i brewed some dunkin donuts coffee today, and made some iced coffee. :) Today for lunch, i enjoyed some baked potatoes with salsa for topping, and also enjoyed some macaroni and cheese. :) lunch was delicious! :) WEDNESDAY WEIGH-IN! :) i had my weekly weigh-in today. :) i am so very happy and excited to share the news with everyone. :) i lost another pound! :) i am so thrilled! :) so far this new year, i've lost 2 pounds. :) i'm down to 219 pounds now. :) my ultimate goal is to get down to 210 and to maintain my weight around that weight. :) Thank you all so very much, for your wonderful support, guidance, and encouragement. :) it feels great, making progress with my healthy eating goal, and goal to lose weight. :) i'm going to continue to pace myself with my goals, and looking forward to continuing to work hard to achieving them. :)
The new ghost hunters, season 8, begins tonight! :) sweet!!! :) i've had some episodes of ghost hunters international on here in my computer room today. :) our dear, and lovely friend Holly and i are so very happy and excited about watching the new episode tonight at 9pm. :) i'm going to make some popcorn, and another iced coffee. :) the ghost hunters party is on! :) i am feeling nicely energized today, and my spirit is soaring! :) this is such a beautiful time of the year. :) There's lots of great things going on, and many very special memories being made. :) i will always and forever remember this day, my 5th anniversary here on DS :) my family and i thank you all so very much, for all that you do for us. :) You all are so very wonderfully nice, and sweet. :) We deeply appreciate everything, with all of our hearts. :) BIG GROUP HUG :) i'm so very very happy, and at peace, celebrating each day to the fullest, with my beautiful family and beautiful friends. :) We hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful day. :) There's lots of great things to look forward too. :)
We love you all, very much, and we care about you all. We think of you all every day. You all are so very loving, caring, and supportive, and you all are so very sweet, kind, and thoughtful. :) Thank you everyone, so very much for everything! All your kind words, support, well wishes, advice, positive vibes, encouragement, guidance, keeping me balanced, hugs, comments, messages, texts, treasures, everything! we appreciate everything, with all of hearts, spirits, and souls. :) You all are in our hearts, always, and forever. we adore you all, and i cherish, and treasure our friendships, with all of our hearts :) You all help uplift us, and keep us in good spirits every day, giving us strength, and hope. Thank you, so very much. :) You all give us wonderful guidance, and help guide us through the experiences. :) our ds angels :) You all will always have a very special place in our hearts. :) You all inspire us, giving us hope, and strength, keeping me strong, focused, determined, and motivated, to work hard toward achieving our goals, and fulfilling my dreams. :)
my family and i hope and pray, that everyone is enjoying a super mega sweet awesome day :) god bless. :) You all are in our thoughts and prayers. :)
my mom says hi. :) She says, "i hope everyone had a good day" :) awww! :) Thank you mom, so very much, for everything! :) take very good care. stay safe everyone. :) Kayla says hi to everyone. :) She says, you all are very nice. :) awww! :) We hope everyone is well. :) We thank you all, for everything. :) my mom and i want everyone to know, we'll always be here for you all. :) i tell my mom and family your wonderful messages. Thank you so very much, for being a very special part of our lives. :)
stay strong angels, think positive, keep determined, motivated, focused, and lets continue to move forward together, one positive step at a time. :)
my family and i send our love, warm friendship wishes, and caring thoughts :) We think of you all, often. :) We wish everyone, great health, happiness, peace, and smiles surrounded by sweet blue sky, and sunshine :)
much love and big warm sunny sunflower hugs for everyone here from Connecticut! :)
"Together we are united from one side of the world to the other and have made such great friendship from the love and encouragement our highs and lows triumphs and tragedies but we can stand tall as you and i have realy achieved so much from our friendship our encouragement and your inspirational journey for 2007 that has just touched my heart so much as i took that journey in 1987 and like you i fought hard and won!Stay positive Love mum xoxoxoxoxoxoxo"- my lovely ds mum (bloss) :)
"Live for the moment i say and will say forever, you will always be you and you'll end up where you want to be when it's time."- our dear angel friend Jeremy Olearnick :)
"live for tomorrow. yesterday is gone and we cannot change what we did yesterday, but we can look forward to a bright and happy tomorrow" - my lovely ds mum (bloss) :)
" tomorrow is a new day, and a new beginning"- our lovely friend Maria (Love4you) :)
"keep on keeping on"- our lovely friend Cj (ddeadred) :)
"i'm a completely different person now. Ready to take on the world, instead of hiding from it. i'm ready to live! oh my!" :) -Dee (DeeKorn13) :)
"in the garden, my soul is the sunshine." :)
"sunflower, i support you as you bend, you support me as you make me smile, you and i stand strong together, even if it takes a while. from seed, to sprout, to beginning your journey rising tall. i know that we have eachother, we will never fall." :)
"true peace comes from above. It's like the sound of falling snow" :)
"where there's a sunflower, there's a smile" :)
i'm so very thankful and blessed with many wonderful things in my life. :)
family, friends, dailystrength, having good health, celebrating my birthday with my wonderful family and wonderful friends, nature walks with my mom, visits with grandma, grandma's smile, my mom's smile, seeing people smile, for having the wonderful opportunity to spend time with our dear friend Jeremy Olearnick, birthday lunch with my mom, spending my birthday with family and friends, talks with my mom, my mom's homecooked meals, baseball talks with my dad, memories of when my dad and i would buy sports cards, memories of my dad teaching me how to garden, and gardening with my dad, my dad and i playing basketball together, walks with my mom, pictures colored by my little niece, playing in the snow with my little niece, building a snowman with my little niece, birthday excitement, Christmas gatherings with grandma, sweet countryside and oceanside summer traveling adventures, sweet trips down memory lane, trick or treating at grandma's house, helping my grandma decorate her tree, Christmas party's at my lovely grandma's house, and at our house, decorating Christmas tree with my family, Christmas gatherings with family, my ds angels, opening gifts with my family, riding around in the city on Christmas night looking at the beautiful Christmas lights, thanksgiving turkey decorative from my lovely friend Deb (stardust), Christmas spirit and holiday cheer, gardening shopping adventures with my mom and dad at Malerba's farm, MEGA holiday shopping experiences, building sand castles with my little nieces, holiday talks with family and friends. birthday rainbow, decorating halloween town, and giving everyone a tour, sweet sunny summer time visit with my ds brother Taino and ds sis Cyn, a sweet fall season visit with our lovely friend Emma (ZenEm), wonderful happy birthday wishes, and treasures, autumn's beauty, my writing area, Easter egg coloring adventure, enjoying a wonderful Easter dinner with my family, and friends, Easter angel, getting a Christmas tree with my family, baking friday memories, countryside farmland car rides to Franklin, CT to pick pumpkins, game days, having a home, making other's smile/laugh, the excitement of an upcoming winterstorm, winter wonderland approaching, seeing someone smile, uplifting strength and hope that i recieve everyday from everyone here, hope and unfailing faith, prayer, memories, my mom's love, care, support, talks with my mom, walks with my mom around the neighborhood and our yard, my mom's hugs, building a snowman and igloo with Kayla, holiday christmas shopping excitement, Halloween 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 celebrations, festivities, and traditions with everyone here on DS, and all of our friends all around the world, Rose City sight seeing adventures, spending nice quality time here on DS, my mom giving me advice and guidance, my mom's encouragement, the strength and hope my mom gives me, my mom coming on field trips with me while i was in kindergarten as we went to the apple orchard, and farm, my mom holding my hand, memories of cooking food on the grill with my mom, when i was younger, as she taught me to how to cook, memories of picking dandylions for my mom, giving my mom tour of the gardening areas, my mom being with me, every step of the way, memories of when i was younger, my mom and i would walk across the school bridge, and we'd collect pinecones, celebrating my 30th birthday with everyone, my mom always giving 150% effort to make me happy, my mom's laugh, gardening with family, celebrating the Kentucky Derby with family and friends, celebrating championship sunday with family and friends, Easter eggs hunts with my family, and nature animal friends, Easter countryside car rides, Easter gardening adventures, celebrating the superbowl with family and friends, discussing gardening with family and friends, birthday celebrations for my lovely grandma, look for ladybugs in the garden with Kayla, having lunch at the Chinese buffet for my mom's and Alyssa's birthdays, baking goodies for my mom and dad for their anniversary and presenting the goodies to them, enjoying a nice lunch at the Rose City marina with my family, celebrating national birds day with everyone, writing, pumpkin carving adventures, decorating my halloween town, halloween excitement, horror-ween movie fest, the smell of autumn leaves, and enjoying a nice cup of apple cider, fall foilage car rides in our city, spring excitement, celebrating Easter with family and friends,  coloring Easter eggs, fresh crisp warm spring air, cleaning gardening areas and getting them ready for gardening, big gardening weekend, harvesting potatoes, grapes, apples, and pears, surprise gardening blossoms, feeding the squirrels and bluejays and watching them enjoy their yummy foods, bird watching with my dad, rose city fall foilage sight seeing adventures, autumn season shopping, writing in my journal, talking with family and friends on the phone, exchanging text messasges with friends, spring returning, the smell of flowers, fresh cut grass, and mulch, seeing beautiful birds soaring and flying over, with sweet blue sky in the background, and the birds flapping their wings so peacefully, and gracefully, so happily, DS football partys, 4th of July fireworks shows, 4th of July holiday excitement, energy, spirit in the air, celebrating my 5th anniversary here on DS with everyone, baking goodies and making chocolates for my mom and dad, for their 45th wedding anniversary, and them getting so excited when they saw the goodies, halloween season, super wednesday, discovering our first ear of corn growing in our garden, celebrations, nice soil for gardening, potato treasure hunts, harvesting sunday, sweet blue sky and sunshine, nature walks in the yard and garden, soaking up sweet sunshine with the sunflowers, the smell of food cooking on the grill, recieving Valentine's day gifts, welcoming spring tulips blossoms on a sweet treats tuesday, the spring excitement in the air as spring is here, and many are into the gardening spirit, sweet fall foilage car rides on sweet treats tuesday, rose city christmas lights tours, my plants, tending the plants, gardening,  my 29th birthday celebration party, halloween season countdown, trick or treating at tim horton's and dunkin donuts, ghost stories, Easter egg hunt in the kitchen, countryside car ride on mother's day, blossoming spring roads post office adventures, playing nintendo wii bowling with my family, beautiful views, sunshine and rain to nourish the plants, sunflowers, treasures, nature walks, having wonderful furnace, that keeps us warm during winter time, amethyst treasure hunts, excitement of seeing someone open treasures packages, excitement of opening treasures packages, DS superbowl party, superbowl sunday excitement, summer time gardening adventures, cookie decorating adventures, raspberry and snap peas picking adventures, giving everyone a tour of the plants, blossoming sunflowers, sunflower smiles, sunflower dreams, early morning visits with my sunflowers and hearing songbirds singing and enjoying breakfast as the sun rises, spring time gardening adventures, football and those sweet sunny sunday's when it's 1pm and football games are beginning, the excitement of the crowd, and the opening kickoff, and a sweet awesome football game, that goes all the way down to the wire, with 2 minutes left, and the game has us all on the edge of our seats, superbowl 45, superbowl sunday festivities, traditions, celebrations, cooking, and baking superbowl themed goodies, introducing myself to sunflowers, that very special moment, when seeing a sunflower blossomed, and knowing once, i held this sunflower in my hand, as a seed, and now, the sunflower is here, it's journey is complete, getting to witness that, feeling that in my heart, spirit, and soul, it's wonderful, baking goodies with my little nieces Kayla and Taylynn, October blossoms, October gardening, new years eve party with family and friends, new years day nature walk, meeting Sunflower10 and her family,  shopping at Ocean state job lot with my mom and dad, exchanging Valentine's day gifts with family and friends, writing Valentine's, recieving a heart shaped Valentine's day donut and blueberry iced coffee from my mom and sister Lisa on Valentine's day, trick or treating at dunkin donuts and mcdonalds on sweet treats tuesday, leaves changing color, fresh crisp autumn air, goals, dreams, beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing countryside rides, very special visit by owl, nature, listening to birds sing, photography, feeding the seagulls popcorn, bird watching, autumn season lunch at the marina, picking fresh from the garden goodies, harvesting sunflower seeds and baking sunflower seeds, the first sip of a fresh iced coffee and thinking, this is great!, waking up to a surprise winter wonderland, hot chocolate and hot tea on a cold day, adventures in the kitchen, going for nice relaxing and peaceful car rides with my family and friends with us in spirit, and looking at the Christmas decorations, baking gingerbreadmen cookies for the first time. holiday baking friday adventures, having a pizza party on baking friday, enjoying nature walks and gardening with my dad on father's day, gardening shopping with my family and friends with us in spirit, a view of winter's beauty, the cozy warm feelings and excitement knowing that a snowstorm is coming, and enjoying a hot cup of hot chocolate, and watching it snow outside, autumn and halloween shopping adventures, 200th baking friday adventure beach carnival theme, Christmas excitement, holidays, cooking/baking, baking friday's, sharing baking friday stories/pictures with family and friends, ghost hunters party's with family and friends, nice relaxing and peaceful countryside rides, breakfast with my sunflowers, apple picking adventures with my family in our yard and garden, first signs of seeing plants sprout, talking with friends, talking with friends while walking around the yard, giving everyone a tour of the gardening areas, DS superbowl party's, watching a sunflower make it's journey to growing strong, and tall, and blossoming, and smiling at the sun, breakfast with the squirrels and bluejays, animal friends, baking friday adventures with Kayla, Taylynn, family, and friends, pumpkin picking adventures, holiday shopping, Thanksgiving excitement, helping my family prepare a Thanksgiving meal, the scent of a Thanksgiving meal being prepared as the parades are on tv, going to see spring musical shows at Kayla's school, the excitement when recieving something in the mail, the surprise of recieving wonderful treasures, laughter, a nice jar of sunflower seeds, that i've harvesting, and enjoying the sunflower seeds, as i watch movies/tv, fall harvesting season, harvesting sunflower seeds, harvesting goodies from our yard and garden, cruising the city with my family, Thanksgiving parades, the first snowfall of the season, baking friday birthday surprise, Kayla and Lisa baking birthday cake, and peanut butter cookies for me, BBQ cookouts, 150th baking friday adventure, carnival theme, sunrises, sunsets, beautiful letters/cards, championship sunday, the big games in the nfl, football talks, snowfalls during the night, where it doesn't feel cold, and the snow is calm and peaceful, nice relaxing sunday's, sweet blue sky and sunshine days during winter, Valentine's day messages/goodies/treasures, celebrating my mom's and dad's 46th wedding anniversary, the excitement of the countdown to halloween season, super wednesday post office adventures, Kentucky Derby day excitement, pickle making adventure, potato harvesting adventure, visiting the beach and collecting seashells and rocks, monster mash themed baking friday adventure, holding a seashell close to my ear, and hearing the ocean, seeing the water when the sun is shining on it creating a sparkle, super wednesday post office adventures, the fresh crisp winter air during late winter where it feels like Spring is coming, new experiences, social interaction, sunny sunday mornings, indoors gardening, wonderful simple pleasures, great shopping experiences, making eye contact, enjoying shopping, Christmas season 2010, walking outside on a sweet blue sky, and sunny day, and breathing in the fresh air, and thinking, "i am so very happy to be here! to have the chance to experience life", and smiling! :)
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life. They truely are, simply wonderful! :)

i'm having so much fun, and having the time of my life, celebrating my 5th anniversary here on DS with everyone. :) it's a magical, and beautiful day, that i will always love, cherish, treasure, and remember. :) Where there's a sunflower, there's a smile :)

Mr. COOL SUNFLOWER!!! :) oh my! :) oh boy!!! :) Mr. Cool Sunflower! :) how are you doing man! :) it's so very nice to see you! :) a very special January visit! :) "Hey Chris man! Hey everyone on DS! it's so nice to see you all!" :) awww! :) Sunflower, we love seeing you, and are so happy to see you here visiting us! how are things going man!" :) "Chris man, things are going great! i am here today, to say Congratulations on your 5th anniversary here on DS man!" awww! :) Sunflower, thank you, so very much!" :) So Sunflower, i know you love those celebration party's!" man Chris, you know it! this is how we celebrate in the wonderful garden of sunny life!" :) awww! :) Sunflower, it's so true!" i am so very blessed! :) So Chris, i see you got an iced coffee there man! are you sharing!" "Sunflower, you know it!" awww! :) Thanks Chris man!" :) so Sunflower, we are only about 10 weeks away from spring, and i know we'll be seeing you sprouting in the garden, with all of your sunflower friends!" Chris, i will be there man, and i know you will be there too, and will be here, always, sharing our incredible journey's with all of our dear, and wonderful friends, all around the world" :) i sure will, and i am so very very happy too! :) Thank you Mr. Cool Sunflower for visiting us, and for celebrating with us!" :) Mr. Cool Sunflower, you are... COOL!" :)
Mr. Cool Sunflower, is my spirit. :) i love being in the spirit of a wonderful day, and over the years, i've had many of those days, and times, where my spirit soars and soars, and that mr. cool sunflower within my spirit rises and shines :) i always love to think of those days, and times, as a COOL SUNFLOWER DAY :)









CHEERS! to family, friends, to DS, and to celebrating life! :) i love you!!! :)

i'm smiling! :)



Hi Chris Glad you had a nice day and a nice DS anniversary as well.All your MR COOL SUNFLOWER photos sure gave me a SMILE! Really love the silly ones with the iced coffee and Red SOX and santa hats, That\'s a great photo of you as well, We may have a liittle SNOW or sleet here by the morning.I hope not.Thanks for my nice hugs today.Enjoy Ghost Hunters. Hugs-Stephanie

Dearest Chris... CONGRATS ON YOUR 5TH DS ANNIVERSARY!!! You have really made a difference in so many people\'s lives just by being here and being such a great guy!! Loved seeing tons of Mr. Cool Sunflower!!

WOW and two post office visits in one week!! YOU ARE WILD AND CRAZY!!! He he he... Simply shows how well you stay in touch with everyone!! I did received your nice thank you card and your cards always make me SMILE!!

Long day for me off the farm with many stops in town... I think I got most of what Guy will need to finish the bedroom project and got ideas on a better room closure than the door we have in the garden barn... Folding doors will be so much better for that room...

I also ran to the grocery and Walmart for my monthly beauty needs (hair spray et al) along with some other items. Very long trip in town, but I felt so accomplished when I finally got done! I even found a nice rain hat on clearance at the Wal--$3 to keep the rain off my glasses and hair is perfect!!

Last night, I fell over and onto a hanging rack that had been moved to the living room... OUCHY!! Today, all of my muscles were very sore and I have a really pretty 4\" black bruise on my right thigh... Lovely... Oh well, it has been a while and it\'s extenuating circumstances right now in my house!

Love to you and Mom and Dad and everyone else in CT!! Have a great Ghose Hunter\'s evening!! My pupz are sacked out, of course, and we\'re all having a quiet evening on the farm tonight... xoxoxo Cj

Dear Chris, it\'s Great to hear you had such a wonderful day! :)
Congratulations on your 5Th DS Anniversary! :) I thank you so
much for your very special Friendship, You always make me smile
and brighten my day! :) love your beautiful pictures...:)
We had a rainy day here in GA.. Sending lots of Love you you and
your family! :) Love, Maria

Congrats dear friend! Stay unique and cool! Linus is looking down and barking his love Hugs. Sylvia

thanks for sharing!!!! happy 5 yrs on ds!!! i am so glad you had such a great post office experience. you rocked it indeed...both times!!!! good for you!!! you really have come a long way. i am so proud of you!!!! great pics too!!!

Hello my dear sweet wonderful friend =o) HAPPY anniversary wow 5 years already, that means we have known each other for 4yrs!! =o) WOW, have you ever come a long way, its amazing, you are a totally different person than you were when you joined, you are so much more confident its awesome!! You are a true shopper now, absolutely wicked! =o) You really are joining in on life & the fun of life! =o)
Im so very happy that your post office adventure went so well. When you say you are in the sweet, calm, relaxing, & peaceful confidence soaring zone, my heart sings with joy =o)
Congrats on losing 2 pounds thats just great!!
This was an awesome journal, i loved all of it!! =o)
love you bunches & bunches my nature loving friend
hugs for all =o)

Hi Chris, what a wonderful day you had with all your friends celebrating your anniversary of 5 years. I think you are so amazing how far you have come and I am so proud of you always. Wow 2 Post Office adventures that is so wonderful. Hugs xx

Loved all your sunflower pics! :) x