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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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Thoughts On My Life Thus Far



 My Teens

                               I can't wait to be 13 so I can get a phone in my room!

I can't wait to be 16 so I can drive!

I can't wait to be 18 to be an adult!

My 20's

I can't wait to be 21 because...21!

I can't wait to be done with school!

I can't wait to get married!

I can't wait to get my own house!

I love my job!

I can't wait to get pregnant!

I love being a mom!

My 30's

Wow! I'm 30!

Yay! I'm pregnant!

I'm pregnant again!

I love having little kids!

I love naps, Nick Jr., babies, bottles, trucks, and Barbies!

What happened to my 20's??

Could I ever have one more baby?

Wait. I'm 39???

My 40's

I am having a baby at 40!

I am so blessed!

A Mammogram?

I weigh how much??

Premenopause? Can you repeat that?

So I can't eat anything I want anymore??

High cholesterol? 

When am I going to start feeling like I'm almost 50?

Wow. Teenagers get a bad rap. These years are great!

I thought I already went through adolescence.

Where are all these emotions coming from?

I thought Mothers of the Bride were OLD!

Menopause.  How?

It was way more fun going to the gynecologist when I was pregnant.

My 50's...So Far

I. Am. 50.

Wait. That's it?

This isn't so bad. Really.

My kids are growing up and I am super proud of them.

I have so much more time for myself.

Wow. I feel so much better than I did a few years ago.

I can still do things I want to do. Just...slower. 

A colonoscopy???

A crown? On my head or my tooth???

Basal Cell Carcinoma? But I hate the sun!

Should I buy anti-wrinkle neck cream???

My mom wasn't old when I thought she was.

Life goes by really quickly.

I am going to relax and enjoy it.

Wow.

I am 51. Today.

And I am blessed!

If I may...Remember to enjoy where you are right now!














       
















Comments

  1. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday...what a honest post, my friend...I'll be 54 and as you know, (and thank you for commenting) starting over career wise. I have what maybe 20 years left? (of working)-I suppose its downhill from now? I don't know...I guess stay tuned. As for menopause, enjoy, Billie Jo. After my emergency hysterectomy, I didn't experience any menopause, went in for surgery/they took everything, recovered and no such symptoms. TMI

    Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! WISHES FOR HAPPY HAPPY DAY. Big big smiles.

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  2. Wishing you a Happy Birthday and many more happy years of family life.

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  3. Hope this is the best birthday ever! I can so relate to what you posted ad I am 27 years older than you!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! ❤️🎉

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  5. Happy birthday beautiful friend!! I am so glad you allow us all to journey with you!! Enjoy your special day, may it be full of family and staying in. :)

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  6. Happy Birthday!

    How lovely! Your Mom was kind enough to have you, in your favorite Season!!!! ~smile~

    I see it is Orange, but what ever does that T-shirt mean???

    Happy Birthday, again...

    🍂🍁💛🍁🍂

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  7. Looked it up!

    "It's when someone does something cool or awesome. For example, "Slay all day" is the same as "I'm awesome all day""

    🍂🍁💛🍁🍂

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  8. Loved that post! The years go by so fast, don't they? Happy, happy birthday!!!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day celebrating!

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  10. Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating!

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  11. You are such an inspiration, and I enjoyed celebrating with you yesterday SO much. <3

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

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  12. Happy Birthday!! Where did you find that Halloween shirt? Love it!!

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    1. Hi! Thank you! I found it on Etsy. RJCCustomGraphics is the shop. It is so soft and comfy too!

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    2. Thank you! I ordered a couple.

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  13. Happy Birthday, Friend! Our birthdays are less than 1-month apart!!! Loved this post. I can so relate...50 and widowed....wait, what???!!! *sob* *picks self back up!*. HUGS and love to you on your special day.

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  14. Happy Birthday Bilie Jo! Hope you had a beautiful day celebrating with your family❤️

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  15. Hi Billie Jo - Happy Birthday!! 51 looks great on you! You are right - life goes by so quickly. It's always fun to look back on the good times, and remember what we learned through the challenges. Have a wonderful day, my friend!!

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  16. Happy birthday dear friend!!! I loved reading your post. Life is such a beautiful journey and the one constant through out our journey is God is with us every step of the way. You are a blessing to so many. Your blog is a blessing to me! Hugs to you! ~Juli

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  17. I hope you had a very special birthday, Billie Jo. I've heard Dunkin Donuts coffee was good, but have never tried it. Oh, you are an Autumn birthday gal, how delightful is that?

    ~Sheri

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  18. Happy birthday! I definitely have had those same thoughts.

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday Billie Jo! I hope it was wonderful!

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  20. Your reflections are spot on. Happy belated beautiful Friend. I pray this year ahead is so blessed. I pray our world starts to look more normal again. I pray you stay safe and healthy and enjoy every second of this season we love so dearly. Here's to 51 more! 🎉 🎂 🙏

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  21. Happy belated birthday! I think everybody should have a doubly good birthday in the next 12 months since we all pretty much got gypped on this year. LOL

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Billie Jo