February 16, 2018

Random Photo Friday

Wow! This week found us transitioning from the fun of Mardi Gras to the solemnness of Ash Wednesday coupled with the festive celebration of Valentine's Day, and finishing with the food and fun of Chinese New Year....Which we celebrated a day early, because of our abstinence from meat on Fridays during Lent. Add some outside time in the snow for Steve and the kids and a hair cut and color for me and we had one full week! Here...take a look.

We finally had snow and non-frigid weather at the same time, so the outdoor people in the family bundled up and enjoyed! Have I ever told you how great Steve and I are as a team? He is all about the snow and cold and outside, and I...am not. 

Meanwhile, across the ocean, my firstborn was also enjoying time in the snow with Nicolas and his family during their ski trip to Sweden.
 Can I just say how proud I am of this girl? She literally embraces every single opportunity, be it learning a brand new language or putting on a pair of skis for the very first time.
Three years ago she could neither speak Danish nor ski, and now she does both with such joy and confidence.
I am so grateful to her Nicolas and his family for sharing so many life experiences with my girl.

These two.
That's all.

How much better does a cut and color make you feel?
I was long past due.
Here is a pic I sent to Madison for her approval.

Tuesday we celebrated Mardi Gras...

Wednesday, Valentines Day
(With an AMAZING cheesecake from Juniors, and Peyton's delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies, for the non Cheesecake lovers)...

And Thursday, Chinese New Year.

Finishing this one with my Mocha, as snapped by Rhett.
Because. Puppies.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends.
Thanks for visiting.
I am always happy you do!


  1. Your hair color looks great and I love the snow pic's. But keep the snow your way... we have 80 degree temps today!!!

  2. Looks like an amazing week! Your Chinese food looks so good--now I want Chinese ;) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Oh you got snowman snow! That is the one thing my kids are missing. All the snow we've had this year has been all wrong. And most of our snow has melted in the past two days during our warm up. Flynn and Steve built a beautiful snowman! Looks like you all had a wonderful week, your hair looks gorgeous!! Happy Weekend!

  4. Love the snow pictures and looks like all the 'snow bunnies' are having a good time. Love your hair...it looks so bright and pretty. We used to celebrate all the different holidays too, when the kiddos were still at home, and it was so much fun to me. I hope they are doing the same with their children. Have a great weekend.

  5. Reading this as I am sitting under the dryer at the salon. LOL
    What a fun week, and look at all that snow!

  6. We haven't had snow for building a snowman this year. That makes one little girl sad. Her mama, not so much! You certainly had a full week. Enjoy your family time this weekend.

  7. First of all, who doesn't love cheesecake?????? Second of all, your cut and color looks fabulous! I'm sure Madison approved!

  8. I always love having my hair done, it looks great!

  9. Love, love, love this post. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, friend. smiles

  10. Hi Billie Jo~

    You did have a full week! lovely photos - I love how you celebrate it ALL! It was a crazy week indeed! Your hair looks lovely, your girls are beautiful, and I can tell you ate wonderful food...all is well, sweet friend!

    Have a great week-end!

    Hugs and Love,

  11. Looks like it was a great week! I shared some snow pictures on the blog too!

  12. You have so much fun at your place! The snowman is most perfect. And Madison looks like she is enjoying her holiday. You are a blessed woman. Enjoy your weekend. ♥

  13. What an amazing week. The food and table settings look fantastic, such a joy to embrace the different events this week. Love your hair, I went 'au naturel' a few years ago in readiness for our move to the Island. I have got used to it but it did take awhile.

  14. Oh wow...look at all the snow! Nashville don't see snow like that! And that dessert...yummy!

  15. Well, that was a fun filled and YUMMY post:) Love the hair and YES a fresh cut and color feels amazing! Snow and skiing looks like fun:) Enjoy today, whatever you are up to! HUGS!

  16. Hello! I'm popping in from Linda's post and enjoyed reading your blog!! You have a lovely family!!

  17. I’ve been in such a whirlwind lately. I almost missed the card and gifts for the kiddos. Crazy! We must slow down. You do it so well.

  18. Your hair looks great - it always does feel so good to have it freshened up!

  19. Well, you really did have a full week! Loved all the pictures...sort of a get acquainted post for me since I'm new here. How awesome that your oldest daughter was across the ocean and how she has learned a new language and new activities within the last three years! I love that! It looks as if your husband and daughters were having a lot of fun outside in the snow! That is special that their dad would go out and play in the snow with them. A lovely snowman they did make! Your hair looks fantastic! I need a trim...hopefully, this week! Have a wonderful week, Billie Jo!

  20. Sooo many fun holidays were celebrated last week! Can't wait to celebrate them next year with you. <3 Love you!!!

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

  21. so much going on in this post. All the Valentine goodness --- yum! Way to go on the skiing! Did they ski in that fog? Scary! I'm glad she is embracing it all - so awesome!


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Billie Jo