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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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Wrapping Up August













My amazing sister~in~law Beth surprised me with an early birthday present, and it is clear she knows me well. I met Beth when I was 17, and now I am almost 50! I am blessed to have her in my life.

We took our beautiful friend, Blueberry Mary to visit my dear Mom and showed Mary the puzzle print she gifted my Mom when she moved into her new place. We had a wonderful visit and then went to dinner with Margie and Chris. It was a wonderful night!

It has become our Saturday night tradition to eat out after Mass, and often it is at the neatest diner where Flynn loves the chocolate shakes. And I love that she loves them so. I get the exact same thing each time too. Grilled chicken breast, steamed broccoli, and cottage cheese. 

I'm throwing in a precious puppy picture to finish up, because who doesn't love a cute puppy? Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. We are winding down summer here. I am planning on cleaning the deck and replacing the tired flowers and plants with a few colorful mums, making a list and heading to the grocery store, finishing up lesson plans, and decorating for fall! I am quite proud of myself this year. I waited until September to bring out the fall!

Happy Labor Day!
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  1. Did I miss vacation place????

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    1. HI!
      No, you didn't!
      I will post those next week.
      Got home late last night, unpacked, showered, and went to bed. : )
      Have a cozy weekend~

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  2. Have a wonderful weekend! Fabulous photos of your sweet family!

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  3. Happy end of August to you! Love the September sentiments at the end of the post, describes the upcoming month so well. Looks like you had a fun, family filled month. Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Can't wait to hear about your vacation.

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  4. I am excited to see your fall decor! I can't believe you haven't decorated yet because I know fall is your favorite! Enjoy all things pumpkin spice!

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  5. Oh my gosh!! I was seriously going to email you! My brother got me THAT SAME GAME for my birthday because he knows I love The Brady Bunch! I love the box. Glad you had a safe trip. Flynn's shake looks very yummy!

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  6. Billie Jo!!! When in the world did Flynn grow up? My goodness!!! Breathtaking, smiles.

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  7. I enjoyed seeing all the pretty smiling faces. The young girl with the big milk shake sure looks pleased. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Love seeing your pictures and hearing about your family. Happy holiday weekend.

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  9. Awww lots of good pictures! I know you all enjoyed your time together and YES to the milkshake. I haven't had one in a while:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. Perfect way to send out summer!! How was Vegas? And WHAT IS THAT GAME? and that milkshake!! lol.
    Happy Labor Day weekend.

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  11. Happy September 1st!! I can't wait to play that game!! : )

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  12. Happy Labor Day to you as well!! Nice photos of your family!

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  13. How neat that your excited about Autumn and I'm overjoyed that Spring has begun here in New Zealand !! :) Enjoy Autumn, it's one of my favourite seasons too ! Blessings ~ Linda

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