April 8, 2022

Weekly Wrap Up

 


Hello! And happy Friday, my friends. This week was a busy one, but apparently, I only chose to snap pictures of the food involved. Wednesday evening, Peyton and Christopher hosted all of us for a cookie decorating evening! My heart is so happy for my Peyton Rose. She is living the life she loves. She had baked Easter cookies, arranged colored icing and all kinds of toppings, and had an Easter candle burning. It was a wonderful evening with all my people, and I am so thankful to see my children carrying on the same traditions they enjoyed as children, now in their own homes. 


Earlier in the week, I made a delicious salad for easy lunches. It was so good and very simple to put together. I will link the recipe HERE. I followed the directions, except I made my own vinaigrette with avocado oil and balsamic vinegar. 


Last night, we attended a Lenten Penance Service. It was so nice to be in a church with others again. Afterward, we went to dinner at a favorite restaurant nearby. I tend to find a favorite dish at every place I go, and this was it last night! It is a shrimp bowl with coconut rice and an avocado mango pico. So good! I only ate half, so I have some for lunch today.

This weekend is blessedly quiet, so I will plan on visiting my mom and finalizing our plans for Holy Week and Easter. I am also beginning to think about next year's homeschool curriculum. I like to have it chosen and ordered by the end of the current school year. Add in the usual laundry, meal planning, and naps, and I am all set! I hope you have a lovely weekend too, be it slow and cozy or busy and productive. I will see you here on Monday!

Prayers for our world.

Billie Jo

11 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  2. Oooh that shrimp bowl looks divine! How wonderful Peyton gets to shine with her baking in her own home, but still sharing the love with you all!

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  3. Such lovely photos...I'll be sending out snail mail soon, grin. Hope you a have a beautiful day friend.

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  4. Such a wonderful family. I love the pictures.

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  5. So wonderful that your children are continuing on with your family traditions, what a blessing! The food all looked so wonderful, especially the shrimp salad, and so nice to have enough left over for lunch! Enjoy your weekend :)

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  6. I fondly remember coloring Easter eggs with my sons. Somehow I don't imagine they do this as adult men, but wouldn't it be fun to do this again sometimes when we happen to be together. Actually, we're all going to be together this coming Sunday, but the venue isn't our home, and the occasion is to celebrate birthdays. But you give me something to think about! :)

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  7. All the food looks yummy! It is wonderful that your family is still following the traditions they grew up with and I know it pleases you. Happy weekend.

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  8. It all looks delicious! I love that your kids are continuing your traditions. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Thank you for your always encouraging posts and comments on my blog! I appreciate you! Peyton is doing a great job keeping traditions alive, such a sweet time together decorating cookies and just being together. Enjoy your week dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. Sounds wonderful! I hadn't thought of decorating cookies together for Easter!
    Happy Holy Week.
    Laura

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  11. My girls carry on a lot of the traditions we did when they were kids. It always warms my heart...and now I have grandgirls doing the same thing. Love the cookies. Have a blessed week- xo Diana

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo