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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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I Got To See My Mom! And Other Happy Things

Yep! I got to visit with my mom! Her assisted living facility is kind enough to arrange socially distancing visits outside. It was a wonderful visit with her, and although we couldn't hug, we all felt the love just the same. She looked beautiful as always and was so happy to visit with us. She is the most positive, amazing person I know. And she is my mom. 

We were also able to pop in for a visit with my sister Margie too! We sat outside and visited with her and her husband and cute pup Cocoa.  This week we enjoyed an awesome campfire visit with our friends complete with hot dogs, pizza, and blueberry marshmallow mountain pies and smores. And finally, the wedding preparations have begun! Peyton found her perfectly perfect gown at Madison Marie Bridal, of course! As Madison helped Peyton with each dress, I couldn't help but remember these same two lovely young women as little girls playing dress-up together, and my heart filled with joy. 

Finally, I am leaving you with a skin cancer update selfie. Three weeks out and it is healing nicely. Although if it doesn't and I have a scar, I don't care one single bit. It is a reminder of how blessed I am to have found it and had it treated so quickly and easily.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.
It is the last one before September arrives!


  1. Your Mom is beautiful and I know she was happy to visit with you all! It is time for us to be together again, I pray we can get back to living life again. I love what you said about the girls playing dress-up as little girls, brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy your day dear friend! HUGS!

  2. What a happy blog today. A lot of goodness to be thankful for and you always are!!

  3. What a beautiful and happy day, my friend. smiles

  4. Such a fun filled week!!!!!

    Lovely to have an outside visit with your Mom. And the other visits warmed your heart too.

    Annnnnnnnd....... Wedding prep!!!!!!!!! Yes, such lovely memories, this must prompt. ~smile~

    You have the best attitude about your possible scar. If it stays a bit, it will remind you of how wonderful it is, that you caught it early.

    Mmmmm, when is the wedding planned for? The spring I think... It would be so nice, if restrictions were able to be eased, by then. But even if not, it will be a lovely wedding, I am sure.


  5. Shopping for the wedding dress and visiting your mom, those are joy sparks, aren't they! You have the right attitude about a potential scar, if it occurs you can wear it with a smile while counting your blessings.

  6. I am so thrilled for you! How wonderful to see your mom in person! And your sister. Plus Peyton's wedding dress?! What a great week. (Tell me more about these blueberry marshmallow pies if you get the chance, I am not familiar and they sound divine!)

  7. How wonderful to see your mom!!!!! I’m so very happy for you! Peyton picking her dress....wow! They grow up so fast! Amazing times, have a blessed weekend!

  8. So happy you got to visit with your Mom....she is so pretty. Wedding dress - wow - is it that time again? Seems unreal. When is the date?

  9. Now you sound a LOT like your Mom - your attitude is amazing and I admire it so much!

  10. I am so happy to hear you got to visit with your mom! She is a beautiful person! And congratulations to Peyton on finding her dress! Can't wait to hear more weddings plans!

  11. Yay!! On getting to visit with your mom❤️ Time with family is the greatest gift! I can’t get over how lovely all your girls are & how tall Flynn has gotten! Love your positive attitude. I always think that positivity is a testament to ones faith😊

  12. I just love the joy your bring in your posts! So upbeat about all and good reason obviously! Yay for visits with your Mom - a treasure for you all. As well as your sister. And doing these last days of summer right. I'm so excited to see more of Peyton's wedding plans ahead. Such a exciting times to focus on!! And love your attitude about your face healing. Rock on you lovely Ladies! xoxo

  13. It's wonderful that you got to visit with your Mom, Billie Jo. I'm sure she loved seeing you so much. It's good that Peyton found the perfect wedding gown. That's one of the main things to take care of in a wedding. I remember the girls trying on several before choosing that special one. Such a sweet picture of you and the girls. This will be a fun time for all of you. Your words at the end of your post show what a thankful person you are. And I read one time that grateful people are the happiest people. Always love your positive attitude when visiting here, Billie Jo.


  14. Fall, Fall and more Fall. We are moving to Chattanooga, TN in a few weeks and leaving NE Ohio behind. Can't wait to get there and decorate!!! Girl we always move at the same time, and we will be living by the lake too. I hope your happy in your new home!

    Many Bessings.......


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