August 14, 2013

Weekend Plans...And A Winner!

The weekend Just wow. The weather this week has felt more like autumn. I am counting the weeks until I can unpack my warm, cozy autumn decorations! Three. I hold off until the day after Labor Day. : ) In the meantime, summer fun we will have! Friday evening Rhett works at the theater and the rest of us will be home relaxing and visiting. My mother has been staying here as she has been having some health issues causing her a great deal of pain in her arms and legs. She has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and will be seeing a surgeon next week about possible surgery. Prayers for her would be greatly appreciated .

Saturday morning I am taking my mom to get our hair done. I need to get my hair colored and am taking her along for some much needed tlc! After that, we will prepare for late afternoon Mass, followed by some dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Flynn has requested her "favorite order lo mien."

Sunday is a free day. I am planning a late morning brunch of homemade blueberry waffles, sausage, and fresh fruit. We will probably spend some time outside and cook some burgers on the grill for a late supper. I am looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend, and hope yours is as well...whatever your plans may be. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Peyton has been doing some summer baking with our zucchini and fresh blueberries. We love to bake and surprise friends with fresh- from -the -oven treats!

Before Mass last weekend where someone was pleading for a friend to join us...

and how could I say no? I am happy to report that Teddy was very well behaved too!

My evening tea with some yummy Blueberry Tea Cake!

Still trying to perfect the art of the "selfie". Those teenagers make it look so simple!

And in case you missed I did...this little old blog turned one recently. I had a little birthday give away. And as promised we picked a winner in the most scientific way possible. We drew a name out of a bowl.

And the winner is...

Sarah from With a Hopeful Heart!
Congratulations! And Thanks to all of you for sharing my 1st Bloggy Birthday! looking in your mailbox! : )

My baby all ready for the Feast of the Assumption Vigil Mass... She wanted to stand near "Her Mary".


  1. OH my goodness! You just made my Assumption day!! I won? I won? Woot! I'll be eagerly standing by my mailbox. :)
    I'm just wondering though if I could stop by, sit on your porch for a bit while we chat and eat Blueberry Tea Cake? Yum.
    Btw, CUTE glasses! Love your selfie. Lookin' good! Your hair also doesn't look like it needs a color because you always look darling. My hair needs....something. Hence, why you don't see a selfie portrait of me. lol.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Great job on the 'selfie'! All the photos evoke a feeling of 'home, happiness & comfort' - those blueberry muffins look wonderful!

  3. You made me giggle..."teens have perfected the art of the selfie". Isn't that the truth!!! Your weekend sounds scrumptious. Praying for you mom, Billie Jo.


  4. Blueberry muffins are the best.
    As always, your pictures are beautiful and fun to see.
    Congrats to Sarah..she is a sweetheart!

  5. You do look great! No selfies here either.

    That tea cake looks wonderful!
    Might have to make some blueberry cake today...
    for the feast and all.

    You and your mom getting your hair done reminded me of the scene in the Office where Karen and Phyllis get their hair done...did you watch that show?

    Hopefully that won't be your outcome.

    Prayers for your mama.

  6. Oh how I would love to enjoy some coffee and one of your muffins.
    Your Saturday sounds wonderful....spending time with your mom! I have been thinking about your mom this week. Praying all goes well with her Doctor visit.
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  7. My prayers are with her. You will not believe this, but my mother has the same issue. I'm catching a flight tomorrow morning to visit her before she goes in for back surgery the end of August. She has battled that health issue for years and it has caused her such crippling pain. It is awful. She will be having a rod placed in her back. So, let's keep them both in our prayers, shall we? :) And please pray for me that I have a safe trip! P.S. yeah for Sarah!!!

  8. Ahhhhh! Your daughter is so cute and my little girl has the same dress, I love it!

    Happy bloggiversary!

  9. What an absolute darling! So sweet next to "her Mary" :)

    The whole selfie thing is beyond my capabilities, I always look like I'm part horse or extremely disproportioned in my attempts ;)

    Sounds like a packed weekend, good luck and have FUN!

  10. Hey there friend!!!! I've missed you! Your selfie is awesome! (I can't do it either) I have so much catching up to do. But I had to visit you for a bit. One of these days... I'm sitting myself down on that porch swing of yours. (really I am) Missed ya, can't wait to read what's been going on in your world. ~tara
    PS ~ been praying for you and your "littles" as you start your new homeschooling journey. It's going to be a great year for your family. And yes, I wish it was me. (homeschooling and the porch swing!) :) xoxo

  11. your selfie looks great and have I said I much I love your hip cool glasses!!:) I think it's time for an upgrade over here!:)
    love all the baked goodies in your home!
    and sorry I missed the contest...but happy blogiversary to you!! wow! a whole year of billie jo love!:)

    have a happy day

  12. Love the give away idea! Yea Sarah!
    And great pic! I try to avoid pics at all cost with theses double chins I'm working with.
    I mean, to be around your kitchen when all those yummy things come out if the oven... Mmmm
    And Flynn just keeps getting cuter!
    Looks like a great weekend!


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Billie Jo