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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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He's A Graduate!

We are so very happy for and proud of our son Rhett! Last weekend, he graduated with honors from Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School! He worked very hard during his high school years, both with his schooling and with Steve at the dealership learning the family business. We were so very thankful that our online school held a virtual graduation ceremony that we all enjoyed together. We took the traditional pictures and then celebrated with Rhett's choice, subs and wings with Peyton's homemade strawberry pie for dessert. 

The day was happy, sweet, and cozy. I will admit I shed more than a few tears as I realized that the sweet little boy I carried into three-year-old preschool is now a grown man, ready to begin a brand new chapter in his life. But as my mom reminded me more than once, that is his job. Our children are born to live, learn, and grow. And I am honored to have had the pleasure of being beside Rhett every step of the way. 

Have a lovely Wednesday, my friends.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Congratulations, Rhett. Job well done. You will know doubt have a wonderful future. :-)

  2. Congratulations to Rhett and his parents!

  3. Congratulations to Rhett!

    And to his parents, for raising such a great young man!

    And to his family, for being part of his whole life!

    And to his Mama, who home schooled him, and thus, guided him, to fulfill his potential!

    He has reason to be proud.

    You allllll do.

    Many gentle hugs, all round...

  4. Congratulations to Rhett and hope the future is bright as can be.

  5. Awww...your words put a lump in my throat. It is bittersweet to look back at the kids when they were 'littles'. Congrats to Rhett (love the name). He looks like he is a happy soul and I bet he will do great no matter what he does. xo Diana

  6. Congratulations to Rhett and indeed to you all. A wonderful celebration.

  7. Congratulations to Rhett. That's an accomplishment for sure. It looks like the family had a wonderful celebration for the big day. Subs and wings and strawberry pie are just the right foods to enjoy on his special day. May he have exceptional years ahead. : )


    ps.....love your new blog design, Billie Jo.

  8. Congratulations to him!! I know how proud you are!!

  9. Congratulations to you and your son.

  10. Congratulations to your son. Your family is very good looking. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

  11. Congratulations Rhett and especially to his parents. Huge accomplishment! Good luck with the future!!!

  12. Congratulations to Rhett!!! Best of luck in the future!

  13. Where does time go..... one moment he was this kid I had the privilege to get to know, and now he is this young man who has his whole future ahead of him! I am so incredibly proud of him!

  14. Congratulations Rhett!!! We are all sending our heartfelt joy your way! Well done on graduating and now on to the next chapter! Bittersweet as a mom (I'm sure) but you must be SO proud of your hardworking young man! We miss you all! And I LOVE how you celebrated!!!

  15. Congratulations Rhett. You must be so proud. X


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