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    When I was young, I dreamed of being a wife and mother. I am blessed to live that dream every single day along with my husband Steve, our four children, one son-in-law and two precious pups.
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Hey there!
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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Friends

Good friends are the people you want with you on the happiest days of your life. They are the people you want with you on the hardest days and on the most ordinary days too. I am blessed to call some pretty amazing women my friends. I am blessed to have each one of them walking with me as we make our way through this journey called life. Each friendship is unique, beginning right when it was supposed to in the way God planned. One began in college when two young women met and found comfort and strength in each other as they began their lives away from home. One began when a super sweet pharmacist reached out to a wife and mother she knew from years of dispensing sticky pink liquid and tons of advice. Two friendships began in this very place when women separated by miles recognized through their writing how very much alike they were. Texts followed, and eventually, blog friends became real-life friends.

My People, My Tribe, My Circle, My Friends ~Whatever you choose to call the people you share your days with~ I hope that you find them. I hope that you text each other just to tell them that you're drinking coffee and watching The Bachelor. I hope that you can call them and ask them what medicine they think you should take. I hope that they stand beside you when your first born gets married, and you can laugh and dance and eat and drink and celebrate together. 

Love you
 Heather, Kathleen, Danielle, and Marian!





Comments

  1. I LOVE this new blog look. It is so stunning! The profile picture of you and your hubby is so precious. I know where Madison gets her elegant look from. :)

    The theme here of FRIENDS is wonderful. I have a few of those kinds of friends sprinkled around close by, and some live further away...but the friendships are everlasting.

    Have a lovely Wednesday, my sweet friend. xo

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  2. Good friends like this are the glue that sometimes holds us together. I have a best friend and others, that have helped me down through the years and I wouldnt give anything for them. Happy Wednesday

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  3. I love the fresh springy look of the blog! And I love your friendships and that you have your people!!

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  4. You are truly blessed to have as many good friends as you do❤ I wish I had more in my life... but I do have my sister and she is amazing :) And such a blessing to me & my kids! So I am thankful for that! Well I am actually over here in Jersey dispensing that pink sticky medicine you mentioned to my little ones! lol.. hence the reason I have had so much time today to sit here with my coffee and comment/catch up on your posts! lol.. My kids are all huddled on the couch watching cartoons! Send me a prayer will ya!! We are supposed to leave Monday for Florida and taking the kids to Disney! It will be little Hadley's first time! And she just LOVES Princess! Everyone has been sick with strep throat and I even have a pucker!! Oh the joys of motherhood ;)
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  5. What a wonderful group of friends! You are truly blessed indeed! Annster's Domain

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  6. Good friends are priceless. X

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  7. The new blog looks AMAZING!!!! And your besties look pretty good too! :)

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  8. Love you and miss you!!! Feeling so blessed for our friendship and all friendships I've made through this little space. Life is good ♥ Hugs to everyone!!! xo

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  9. I am very happy for all the love you receive from your friends. Indeed friendship among women is special. We have been watching "The Bletchley Circle." That shows really shows that friendships can be powerful.

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  10. You are blessed, indeed!! Our girlfriends are such a gift in our lives!!

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  11. You are blessed indeed to have a wonderful family and such great friends.

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  12. There is nothing like good friends- those we have known for years, those new friends and those that develop through blogging. What a blessing.
    Love the picture of all you pretty girls. Looks like you were dressed up to go someplace special. xo Diana

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  13. ps...love the new look to your blog, too!

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  14. What a blessing to have good friends like that. (Love the new blog header!)

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  15. How blessed you are to have true friends, Billie Jo. It's one of life's true treasures. I suspect your friends feel the same about you.

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  16. So glad you were surrounded by friends!

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  17. Friendships are so important and I find that the quality ones as we get older are even more so. SO happy that you have such a wonderful tribe that supports and loves you. XO

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  18. Friends are precious for sure! So happy that you have this beautiful group of friends to share life with! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  19. Oh this is just lovely and so true Billie Jo! They are the sisters we got to choose in this life. I have a tribe a lot like this - I have been friends with one since I was 2! And the 3 others I have been friends with since grade school or high school. They were all in my wedding and we are all as tight as ever. As I'm going through a difficult time in my life (that I know you know about dear friend) - I honestly don't know what I would be doing without them.

    I'm so happy to see you equally blessed. YOu are made up of the stuff of a true sister friend xoox

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  20. Dear Billie Jo

    Your blog is so, so pretty. It is such a blessing to have precious friends. I am so thankful for your sweet friendship that we share through blogging. I hope that you have a very nice weekend.

    Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  21. Such a sweet photo of you and the ladies. I'm thrilled that Kathleen was able to get away!! And how I love the photo of you and Steve on the top right of your blog. I'm figuring out how to leave comments now that google has royally changed. Google Chrome is allowing me to do so. I hadn't thought to try it until today. Ugh.

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