Random Photo Friday

Happy Friday and Happy February, my friends! Is it me, or did January seem to last a really long time? I'm not complaining, just thinking it has only been a month since New Years?! I hope your February is off to a beautiful start, and your upcoming weekend is full of family, food, and fun. Pretty much the essentials. : ) Here is a look at what we were up to the last week of January here in our cozy home.

Quick pic before Saturday afternoon Mass

Our contribution to National Chocolate Cake Day
I've been demoted from head baker to decorative assistant. Those chocolate shavings? All me, my friends. All me.

This beautiful woman turned 81 this past week!
We celebrated her on her special day with family and friends and cake. 
Peyton's chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.
Mom's choice. : )

I wish every single one of you could meet my mother.
She is the most wonderful soul I know.
Always happy.
Always giving.
Always humble.
Always Mom.

Quick selfie before our quick trip out to dinner...
And yes. I temporarily lost my glasses.
So I pulled out my old ones until I found them dangling on the cord of my phone charger behind my bed.
No idea. Just...no idea.

A brand new Dunkin Donuts opened around here!
Not my favorite...but I did treat myself to a mocha latte to sip on the drive home.





Happy February.
Happy weekend.
Happy football and happy food, my friends!

Thanks for visiting!







28 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday to your mom! I love how special your relationship is with her. I enjoy February. It's short, cozy and whispers the promise that March and Spring will be here soon!

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  2. Could your glasses have slipped between the mattress and headboard? That's what always happens to my sleep eye masks if I leave them on the bed. And remote controls used to do that too. Happy birthday to your lovely mom! Happy groundhogs day! Enjoy your Super Bowl Party!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday to your lovely mom! And that chocolate cake with the chocolate shavings, just divine!!! I've heard others say January has been a long month for them, too. Time flies so fast for me, so I guess it seemed like a 'normal' month for me. ha!

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  4. Love these pictures and I really hope to see Peyton on the Food Network one day!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Good picture of Peyton and Flynn, such pretty girls. Yum on the chocolate cake and you did a good job with the shavings!!! lol February, being the short month, will fly by I just bet, so we better enjoy while we can. Happy weekend ahead.

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  6. Belated Birthday wishes for your Mum, the cake looks wonderful. Time is flying by for me, there are just not enough hours in the day.

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  7. Such sweet photos of you sweetie pies and mama! Happy birthday wishes to her. Her face radiates love and joy!

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  8. Those cakes! ...yum... 😁

    81 years...and her smiles tells me she has enjoyed each one. Happy Birthday!

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  9. Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom. And both cakes look delicious. Peyton is quite the baker. Happy Weekend.

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  10. Agree -- January seemed to go on forever!! Happy February! Happy Birthday to your Mom! Cake looks delish and you did a great job on those shavings! Have a fun weekend! Go Eagles!!

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  11. Oh how I wish my mom were like yours. Mine is rarely happy.

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  12. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!! LOL at your glasses hanging on the phone card ;)
    Have a great weekend, can't wait to eat all day on Sunday!!!

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  13. Hi Billie Jo!

    Well, first things first...Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom!! What a wonderful way to celebrate, chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, yum!!

    January really did just speed by, I'm not sure where it went, but apparently...it's gone! Welcome, February!

    Adorable photos of you and your cute girls! And, that glasses thing; I find the strangest things in the strangest places, just sayin'!

    Have a great week-end dear friend!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  14. Happy Birthday to your mom! I see where you get your good looks from. :) I loved the pictures of you and the girls...what a beautiful family you have!

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  15. Your cake looks amazing! Please wish your lovely mother a very happy birthday for me. I love visiting your blog. Have a nice weekend. Hugs. Juli

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  16. A very happy belated Birthday to your lovely mom, smiles....cold days are upon on us, I'm afraid, sigh. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

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  17. Happy Birthday to your Mum, and what a great cake. I wish someone would bake me a Peanut Butter Cake... What a great description of February, and so true of Australia as well. January everyone leaves town for holidays, businesses close, and it is too hot to think. February suddenly we all wake up, and look at Valentine's Day!

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  18. I didn’t get a chance to meet her, but we did have a sweet conversation on the phone. She is precious, just like you. Please wish her a belated birthday for me. I must have missed it on FB. Love you♥️

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  19. What a lovely mother you have and by the looks of it, she sure had a great birthday!! National chocolate cake day, wow what a wonderful thing to celebrate!
    Have a great weekend Billie Jo
    Saimi

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  20. I am glad to come over here to see you blog too, Billie Jo...following you now too and look forward to better know you!

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  21. What a YUMMY post! Those cakes look delicious, especially the one with the perfectly placed chocolate shavings:) Your Mother is beautiful and what a blessing to be celebrating her 81st birthday! Enjoy your day with your cutie-pies! HUGS!

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  22. You had me at cake!! Happy birthday to your mom. loving all of the photos.

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! Oh I'd love a piece of that cake. Everyone looks beautiful. Perfection. Best poem you've ever written!

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

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  24. HaPpY bIrThDaY to your mom! My mom hit that same number in Dec. You mom looks like she can be the life of the party. So sweet. That cake is looking pretty good also! I am also a Feb baby, although I am not looking at mom's number! :) I am only looking at 58! Wow, that seems way to high! Oh yeah, so about that, I started counting backwards when I hit 50, so that makes me 42! That's funny since my daughter is 37! haha

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  25. Oh...sorry Billie Jo, I wanted to thank you for the sweet comments on my Fibro. I just keep going cause I have no choice but I try to educate others on it since people don't understand it all.

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  26. You have given the most wonderful description of your mama. Not only do I wish I could meet her, I wish I could be like her!

    "She is the most wonderful soul I know.
    Always happy.
    Always giving.
    Always humble.
    Always Mom."

    Once again you've painted a picture of a very happy and full life. I do wish we were neighbors. I'd love to meet you to hang out or have you come on over for a cup of tea or coffee or lemonade. I'd invite you to bring one of your chocolate cakes, too! I'll bring the Blue Belle Vanilla ice cream!
    Hugs from your friend in southern Missoura.
    Yep, Missoura!
    Be blessed,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
    who used to live in Okloma. Yep, that's how I said it!

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  27. Happy birthday to you sweet mom!!! She looks so happy! Have a wonderful Superbowl Sunday!!! And I love your poem! ♥♥♥ I'll talk to you soon! : )

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  28. Your mom and I are close in age...I was 80 on NY Eve...and while I am not crazy about Starbucks coffee, I do love their special drinks.
    I am your newest follower and following thru email....

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