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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Thankful for family vacations together~memories made~coming home~being home~families and loved ones~food in the fridge~water and heat and clothing~a church~ a priest~our faith~friends who are really family~health~physical and mental~puppies~coffee~and friends made in this wonderful world of Blogging.

Have a wonderful, cozy Thanksgiving Day, my friends!
We will be watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, cooking a turkey with all the fixings, sharing our first Thanksgiving in this house, eating pumpkin pie, and putting up our tree.

What are your plans?
Whatever they are, wherever you'll be, enjoy every moment with your people.


  1. We are blessed, aren't we? Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    xx Beca

  2. That's a lovely list. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. So happy to hear you had a lovely trip and have made it home safe! We are excited to eat monkey bread and watch the parade together as a family tomorrow. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  4. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Billie Jo.

    I am cooking (since last year, I was only home a week after having major surgery--and quite frankly, I was not up to it) and my husbands' brother will be over.

  5. Hi Billie Jo!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!! There are so many things to be thankful for...your list is pretty much like mine... ;0)

    We are going to my daughters home for Thanksgiving this year. She only lives a few miles from us, and likes to have gatherings at her house. I am still making a pumpkin pie, a chocolate pie, rolls and stuffing. My girls are doing the rest. I will get my fall decorations down on Friday, and get my tree up on Saturday...one of my favorite things. I heard this morning on the news, that people who put their tree up early, are happier during the holidays...I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hugs and Love,

  6. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Billie Jo. X

  7. I made a pumpkin pie and a chocolate cream pie to bring to my mom's tomorrow for lunch. I always look forward to watching Macy's Thanksgiving parade! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We are putting our tree up on Friday and I'm so excited!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your! Other than decorating the tree, our days looks much like yours!! The tree will go up over the next few days! Love & hugs!

  9. Wishing you and your beautiful family a very Happy Thanksgiving. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for.

  10. So many blessings and things to be thankful for! (and pie, we can't forget to be thankful for pie : ) So glad you all had a happy Thanksgiving! I'm still full! : )


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