May 7, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm thinking about...

...Mother's Day. And how blessed I am to be celebrating it this weekend as both a mother to four amazing children and as a daughter to a most wonderful, amazing mother. I am always cognizant of the fact that I am indeed blessed to be living this life I dreamed of...a life of mothering the children with whom I have been entrusted. As a child, I knew that motherhood was my vocation. And it is one I embrace with every single cell of my being. I am blessed to have the example of a most selfless, loving, caring, amazing mother to draw on as I live out my vocation every day of my life. So to my dear mother, Margaret, to all of you dear friends who share this same vocation, and to all of you who hope and pray to become a mother someday, I wish you the happiest and most blessed Mother's Day this weekend. May your day be filled with love and joy, homemade cards and gifts, and maybe even breakfast in bed. : )

Here is what we have been up to the past week in our country home...

Leaves are returning...

as are our bird friends...

and a little lady is old enough to get the mail herself. : )
With her mommy right behind, of course.

We are snapping phone pics outside now...

and get distracted by random nature stuff on the ground.


Still curious...

but cautious...

For the was an old, discarded bird nest.
She was not impressed.

After bath game playing here...dominoes!
And Mom is indulging in her guilty pleasure...Dancing With the Stars. : )
Go Riker!

Happy Mother's Day, my friends!!!!!!


  1. I love, love, love the t-shirt! I also love all the Springtime photos and your words on being a Mom and a daughter! Happy Mothers Day my friend!

  2. Your family is a blessing in winter, summer, fall and spring. It has a lot to do with their Mother (and Father of course). Love the pictures and hope you have the best Mother's Day ever!

  3. Mothering is the most important and influential position one can hold. Bless you in your daily efforts, and Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Happy Mothers Day to you! We have our Mothers Day in March in England, all different all around the world, but Mothers are always brilliant aren't they! xx

  5. Happy Mother's Day! You have such a sweet family -- hope they spoil you just a little! :)

  6. Happy Mother's Day to you! I am sure you will get spoiled by those kids...they have a sweet mother.

    Congrats to your son's soccer goal!

  7. And to you! God bless!
    It was so nice today to catch up on your beautiful blog. Your daughter is so lovely and I luved all the photos.

  8. Happy Mother's Day to you too! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. We mothers have so much to be thankful for! :)

  9. Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day as well!! May you enjoy all the lovins that you deserve it!

  10. Beautiful sentiments! Happy Mothers Day Billie Jo!

  11. Love this - so beautiful Billie Jo! You said it all perfectly and just the way I feel too as a Mom and Daughter.... so very blessed.

    Wishing you a beautiful Mom's Day weekend too Lady! xoxo
    PS: I love DWTS too! Love Ryker and Rumor.

  12. Beautiful post from the heart. Happy Mothers Day to you, we have Mothers day here in the UK in March.

  13. Happy Mother's Day to you, Billie Jo! Have a most wonderful weekend enjoying that beautiful family. May you be pampered and loved a little extra this weekend :)

  14. Happy Mothers Day to you my friend❤️ You are blessed with such a beautiful family... Enjoy your weekend.

  15. May you have a beautiful and joyous Mother's Day, sweet friend! You are richly blessed :) Hugs to you!

  16. Hi Billie Jo!

    Your Mother's Day thoughts are just beautiful! I hope you have a very special Mother's Day . . . :0)

    As always your children are precious!


  17. Such lovely pictures! Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day!


  18. Happy, Happy Mothers Day! Blessings

  19. Your photos are really beautiful! A very Happy Mother's Day to you. :)

  20. Happy Mothers Day to you too! You have such a lovely family! So nice you will be able to be with your mother on this special day as well. I get to skype with Josh is Mexico tomorrow for Mother's Day. That will be my special Mother's Day gift! Love to you all from Arizona!

  21. Happy Mother's Day to you! Hope that you are having a beautiful weekend. Loved all the pics!


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo