August 4, 2017

Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday! First of all, I must thank you so very much for all the kind comments on my anniversary post this week. I am indeed blessed to have made so many wonderful friends these past five years. The winners of my fancy schmancy drawing will be announced Monday. Good Luck!

Now a look back at the week that was here in our country home...

It was all about summer...
Peyton made delicious shortcake...
One night with peaches, the next with strawberries.

We spent mornings outside, before the afternoon sun made it way too hot...

And bubbles were a favorite this week.
Sidenote: That bubble wand? Fifteen years old!
I bought them for the girls before Rhett was born, so they would have something fun to do while I was in the hospital.
They make awesome bubbles. And hold sooo many memories too.

I spent much of the morning on the swing babysitting this little cutie.

Summer afternoons mean fun inside with my girl and her pup.

And summer evenings?
Husking fresh corn outside with my kids.

Thank you all for the kind words and prayers as my Madison returned to Denmark for the fall semester. It was hard. Ok...really hard. For all of us.
But, once she left and got there and settled, 
She was smiling again.
Which made my heart smile too.

Something else that made me smile?
My hubby brought me these happy flowers in celebration of my little old blog turning five.

Our weekend includes a family reunion and some relaxation.
How about you?
Whatever your plans are, I hope you enjoy them with your people!
Thanks for visiting!


  1. A perfect week! Bubbles, corn and shortcake? I mean could it be more quintessential? I think not! So glad everyone is safe and happy in Denmark. Everyone smiling is definitely the best case scenario. Have a marvelous weekend!

  2. You and your family are truly enjoying every bit of fun that Summer has to offer! Your Madison is such a beauty and good for her following her dreams, no matter how hard they might be on her heart and yours. You should be proud! Have a wonderful weekend, we are down to our very last Summer weekend over here :(

  3. It really is the little things like bubbles and a wand that make a day special. I am loving the picture above of the outdoor get together. Miss those simpler times.

  4. Wonderful pictures and memories, prayers and blessings.

  5. Enjoyed reading about your week in your happy home. I love how you make each season special...such as the peaches, strawberries and corn. I love seeing your little one enjoying life, and so happy Madison is back safe and sound and pray the new school year goes well. You will begin home school again soon too wont you? Question: Why did Madison choose Denmark to go to school and what is she studying?

  6. It is always fun to come here and see what your family is up to and what has happened in your daily life. God bless your daughter as she goes off to Denmark again.
    I love that last picture--reminds me of the 50s and 60s and growing up back then.
    Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

  7. Hi Billie Jo!

    Fun post! Love the bubbles, and the story about the bubble wand. Isn't it funny the things that make children happy . . . I love bubbles too!

    Strawberry shortcake sounds really delicious right now, yum. You are so lucky to have your own pastry chef!

    Summer is such a great time to have a reunion - enjoy!


  8. Shortcake- YUM!! We love bubbles too -- you are never really too old for bubbles! Look how tall your little one is getting, isn't she!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Such sweet happenings at your place, Bille Jo! Bubbles are the best and I'm glad your gizmo has lasted through the years. That strawberry shortcake is making my mouth water. Peyton makes some mighty fine desserts! Enjoy the reunion. ♥

  10. Sooo sweet of dad to buy you flowers!!! <3

  11. Love it! Looks like another great week in the books. ;) Bubbles - so simple yet perfect fun. Lol! And how sweet for him to give you flowers. Blessings to you all! xoxo

  12. Bubbles never disappoint! I just bought some peaches and and made a cobbler but I'm thinking shortbread is in order as well!! How sweet to get flowers for your blog anniversary
    Have a great weekend!!

  13. Summer in your home sounds wonderful!! And I am often babysitting too as you can imagine.. I have 3 little girl!! Hehe! This weekend we are taking our kids up to NYC to visit The American Museum of Natural History!!! Last week we took the kids to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and they all LOVED it!!! So I just know they will love this one!! If you haven't taken your kids yet, you should!! Go on a weekday, that way you avoid all the traffic from everyone going up into the city for work ;) Anyhow!
    Happy weekend!
    Lisa from Instagram (hotcoffee4lisa)

  14. What a wonderful week, especially the time with your little girl. Madison does indeed look happy. Thank God the world is a smaller place with the internet!

  15. No plans but to finish painting the master bedroom, we finally finished the sitting room yesterday. I am so glad to read that Madison and Nicolas made it back ok, keeping her and you in prayer.

    ....and I am so happy that we met through blogging....smiles

  16. Such a great week. How thoughtful of your husband!have a super weekend.

  17. I love to see what you and your family are up to. You always have such wholesome family moments. You are an inspiration to me. Hugs to you. Juli

  18. Flynn looks like she is growing like a weed. She is getting so tall! Love all the desserts - I need a Peyton! I'm glad that your daughter arrived safe and sound. Have a lovely weekend!

  19. Happy new week! I hope it's as good as the last one! I'm still in New Hampshire but coming home tomorrow ❤️

  20. Awe I love how your hubby bought you flowers to celebrate your blog! that was so sweet : ) happy blog anniversary

  21. A beautiful post, full of fun, smiles and family! This weekend my middle daughter and I sat at the kitchen table and listened to a cassette tape of her when she was 2! Hearing her try to say 'motorcycle' made us both laugh!

  22. The shortcake looks delicious! Glad that all is well for Madison, hope she has a great time again. I love that last picture, that sort of graphic illustration is something that really appeals to me!


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Billie Jo