Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm thinking about...


...Tomorrow. Because tomorrow...I'm meeting my dear sweet Blog friend Tara!! Yes, that's right. My dear friend Tara who blogs so beautifully here, is actually driving six hours to spend the weekend with us! I am beyond excited. We all are. I am so thankful she is up for the challenge of spending an entire weekend with all the excitement that is us. : ) No, actually I am so thankful that she wants to meet me and my family. You see, years ago, before I ever began writing my own blog, I stumbled upon the most lovely, beautiful, charming blog ever. I read Tara's blog and found someone who shared my love of home and family and holidays. In fact, she inspired me to begin my own little blog. And when I did, I was finally able to comment and let Tara know how much I enjoyed her space. She, in turn, visited my blog and much to my surprise, returned. Again and again. And we exchanged emails. Then phone numbers. And a friendship was formed. This is why I love this little world of Blogger. I have found many women all over the country who share the love of home and family that I do. And now, I am going to meet one. And I cant wait. : )


When Tara texted and asked what she should bring, Peyton promptly replied...sweats and jammies. In any case, I hope and pray she has a wonderful visit. She deserves it. : ) Here is a peek at what does go on in our little corner of the world...


My little Flynn all ready for Mass last weekend...


and enjoying the very first few snowflakes before we left. : )


November means some of my favorite seasonal foods arrive...


and we bake some favorites too. This was an apple pie. And it was good. : )


I broke out the scarves this week...


and lit this amazingly cozy candle too.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


20 comments:

  1. I know you will enjoy your friend and that is exciting. She will be amazed at your home and family. Thanks for sharing pictures of your home.

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  2. That is so exciting you are meeting each other. I hope it's a great weekend. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  3. AWESOME! Can't wait to hear all about your visit...anytime you like to visit us, you let me know...the door is always open...Blessings (waving to Flynn-smiles)

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  4. I'm sure you guys will have a blast!!!!

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  5. Enjoy enjoy enjoy! Take lots of pictures and share! You look great in your scarf...I got mine out also and enjoyed our first snowfall last night. It was a beautiful moment.

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  6. How exciting that you are able to meet Tara in person! We've been in contact as well and she is such a sweetheart! Have a wonderful time, can't wait to read all about it :-) Your little girl is so adorable! Enjoy the day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  7. How fun!!! Enjoy!!! One of these times when I'm heading up to NY I totally want to stop in for some coffee with you!!!

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  8. We live very close to Christine, but did not get any snow?!!

    (I'm happy about that)

    Love Flynn's outfits for Mass!!
    Love the scarf on you--you are such a beautiful woman!

    Love that you get to meet your bloggy friend!! Is she bringing her girls?
    MN Mom (Margaret) was my first friend...met her at the Mall of America...before I was blogging!! Somehow, other's bloggers, we just get each other, right?

    Have an awesome weekend!!

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  9. So excited for the two of you to have this IRL experience! You will make many memories for sure!! I will pray that Tara has a safe trip!

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  10. First off, Yay for meeting a bloggy friend. Tara's blog is adorable and I love how she loves on her girls and her home!! Second...snowflakes!!! We have only had one cold weekend and I'm sooooo sad. I need cozy nights with my fireplace on!
    Hope you girls have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  11. You are going to have so much fun!! Really, meeting up with other bloggy friends is the greatest because you already know you're gonna get along. I am proof that we all survive bloggy meet ups and they are a BLAST! Enjoy and be sure to update us later on the wonderful weekend you are bound to have.

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  12. So excited for you! I love meeting blog friends in real life. Enjoy!!

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  13. Billie Jo, I'm so excited for you! I always read your blog, and occasionally I read Tara's too because it's so beautiful. I don't have a blogger account though and this live journal with which I am logged in I haven't used in years (literally), so I usually never comment. But for this, I just wanted to say YAY and have fun!

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  14. Billie Jo, how exciting! I hope that you take pictures of all your adventures. I agree that there are so many kindred spirits who love family and home. Thank you for sharing Tara's blog link. I've not read hers before but look forward to meeting her.

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  15. You are so cute! What a pleasure it is to read about your family. You are an example of motherhood.

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  16. The photo of you...so beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your time with Tara!

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  17. How exciting! I can not wait to hear all about your weekend!!

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  18. With adorable children, a gorgeous hostess, good food and sweet smells, how could she not have a great time?

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  19. How fun that you get to meet a bloggy friend in real life! I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  20. Dear Billie Jo ... wishing you sweet pleasures and simple blessings as you spend cherished moments with Tara. Blessings ♥ Teri

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Billie Jo