June 22, 2018

Random Photo Friday

Happy summer, my friends! Officially, that is! I hope you are enjoying these long, lazy days in whatever way you choose! Here is how we spent some of our time this past week...

We went on early morning walks...

On some really pretty roads.

We sat on the deck...

A lot.
(That would be Steve in dress socks and shorts after work. He has done that our entire life!)

We celebrated this most awesome Daddy on Father's Day...

And fell in love with some precious little new friends.

We ate fresh from the garden a lot!
Basil is my new go to!!!

Steve and the kids ventured out to the ballpark and had an amazing time!
I stayed home with the puppies, my laptop, some coffee, and The Crown.

I got some groceries.
Don't you just love when you get your groceries in and put away and are all set for the weekend?

Steve's brother and his wife invited us for dinner and swimming at their beautiful home one night, his sister took each of my girls out for lunch and ice cream, and his other brother and wife invited us to their amazing lake view home last night.
We sat on the dock and enjoyed this amazing view.
And I thought about how thankful I am that we moved here to this beautiful place and are able to spend so much more time with Steve's amazing family.

Have a beautiful weekend, my friends!
Thank you so much for visiting!


  1. Sounds like you and your family had a very good week. The pictures tell the story and the sunset ones are awesome. Hope your weekend is equally as nice.

  2. Happy summer, Billie Jo! It's officially here! Looks like you had a great week. I'll take some of that yummy basil anytime! And what a gorgeous sunset! You are indeed, lucky! ♥ Have a great weekend, my friend! ♥♥♥

  3. That sunset, though!! How beautiful!
    Happy official summer! :)

  4. I am so happy your happy, smiles. Have a beautiful weekend, friend.

  5. What a gorgeous view and a great way to start the weekend!

  6. You guys are all living the good life (as Nico would say hehe) and we can't wait to join you soon. :)

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

  7. Looks like some good times. I am with you on the deck, matter of fact, there now! Taking a break from cleaning on the kitchen. Problem with that, the deck is off the kitchen, mine is covered, screened in and there is a breeze today with no humidity so I find it really hard to stay in the kitchen and I can't seem to stop taking breaks! haha....Loving your new little friends and I love Basil, Oregano and Rosemary! Three of my faves! Thanks for stopping by the blog this morning, come again anytime!

  8. Wow.. what a beautiful view of the water and sunset! Wow. Good times and fun photos! Enjoy those garden goodies!! Happy weekend!!

  9. Fresh from the garden is the best. And that sunset, so beautiful. We are hoping the storms will stay away this evening so we can enjoy some time on the porch.

  10. Hi Billie Jo!

    What a gorgeous view of the water, and that sunset...wow!! I love that you are enjoying your new home, and I'm glad you share with us...Have a great week-end!

    Hugs and Love,

  11. Enjoyed seeing all your photos. Looks like lots of goodies in your grocery photo, can I send my kids over to raid your pantry? LOL! What a beautiful sunset. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

  12. I am so happy for you in your new house surrounded by love! Steve's family is amazing!!! Happy Father's Day to Steve. Love all the pictures!

  13. I love seeing pictures of your beautiful new ho,e...what a beautiful deck.
    And your dinners look delicious!

  14. Great family photos- love the dress socks and shorts! LOL Those sunset shots are really amazing and beautiful.
    Not sure if you are interested but-There is a "fix" on my blog that seems to be working for those No Reply comments if you want to check it out. It is working for several of us-comments are coming into our email accts again.
    Have a great weekend- xo Diana

  15. What beautiful summer living happening.

  16. What a wonderful post! You made me hungry with those food pics, you made me smile with the family photos and the sunset sky took my breath away! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  17. What a perfect week!!! I did my grocery shopping yesterday and I made a list of 7 summer salads to make ~ most of them contain Basil. Yesterday I made a caprese' ( did I spell that right?) salad with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and balsamic vinegar ~ so good and refreshing.

    Have a great weekend my friend!

  18. Those views are fabulous! It's so nice you get to spend more time with Steve's family. And the views for your morning walks aren't too shabby either!

  19. It looks like you all had a wonderful week. I just love seeing the beautiful photos that you post. Your blog is a blessing. Hugs. ~Juli

  20. What a nice week you have had filled with lots of love, family and beauty! I hope it continues through through the weekend for you. Much love my friend!

  21. Summer is full of the most beautiful things! I love all the special little details that have made up your life, the walks, the food, and the family gatherings. That sunset was gorgeous! I had to stop by your daughter's page and congratulate her on her engagement. Exciting things ahead for your family! Blessings and hugs :)

  22. The views around your neck of the woods are just amazingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

  23. Love catching up with you Sweetie and looks like you're all settling into your new home so beautifully! I love basil too and have lemon basil planted in my herb garden pot. ;)

  24. It looks like your summer is off to a great start! Enjoy every moment!


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo