July 1, 2016

Random Photo Friday

Here we are...Fourth of July weekend. Before we break out the sparklers and hot dogs, I'll share a bit about the week that was at our house.

So...this happened.
My son started work!
He is working for his Dad, just as his dad was when I first met him all those years ago.
He works three mornings a week, and so far he really likes it!

One of Flynn's favorite things to do while visiting my mom is walk up the flights of stairs, and take the elevator back down.
And Grandma is happy to oblige.
Again. And again. And again. : )

This little one loved Finding Dory.
Really loved.

Nicolas is great to have around.
He loves my Mocha...

He makes delicious pancakes...

And best of all...

He is a true gentleman.
My Madison could not have found a better man.

Flynn and Peyton baked cookies for our Monday night Bachelorette watching party...

And they were good.
Really, really good.

Are you tired of hearing about our twenty-fifth anniversary yet?
Well, this is it.
Peyton baked Patty's amazing blueberry pie and added some double chocolate brownies for dessert on our actual anniversary.
What better way to celebrate?

These beautiful roses came from Nicolas' parents in Denmark.
A beautiful ending to our Anniversary celebration. : )

And here's my Peyton.
There really is no end to her talents!

Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend, my friends!
Eat hot dogs, enjoy fireworks, watch movie marathons, spend your time with your people.
And...just how creepy is this picture!?

That's better.
Happy Fourth of July, friends!
Thanks for visiting. : )


  1. I just love your background here, Billie Jo. What a lovely post, thank you for the smiles. Have a Joyful weekend. smiles

  2. Gentlemen are hard to find these days, he's a keeper Madison :).

  3. So funny I just put this gorgeous background up last night... loved your random photo post,..... what a lovely time you've had..Such a busy time with anniversaries and holidays.. all in a row... fammily time at it's best... Enjoy!

  4. Happy Independence Day ! Lovely photos and anniversary flowers. Made your pumpkin muffins yesterday but substituted butterscotch chips due to son's caffeine allergy. They are amazing. Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes!!!

    1. Butterscotch chips! That's a great idea! Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend, my friend. : )

  5. Its a big thing to celebrate 25 years of marriage so why not tell us a little more each time, its a great celebration. That young man is a definite keeper, gentlemen are hard to find these days. Have a great weekend.

  6. Good morning Billie Jo,

    My daughter loves to hula hoop, too.

    Wow! How wonderful that your son can work with his father. He is very blessed.

    Yum, yum, yum - those treats do look delicious! So nice to have daughters around to bake so many goodies!

    I am so excited about this holiday weekend, and speaking of this holiday, I love your Independence Day Blog look.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  7. Enjoyed your blog today and all the pictures of your happy family. Have a happy holiday weekend.

  8. Yay for the July 4th weekend and all of the fun that comes with it! I can't wait either!! ;) Love the photos and your adorable family.
    Bring on Christmas in July too! I'm starting a new tradition this year (thanks to you) to be celebrated on July 25th. So bring on July and all the goodness and fun that comes with it!
    PS: that photo of the family with the hot dogs made me laugh my buns off - out loud!! Way creepy!!! Hahaha!
    Blessings on your weekend ahead. xoxo

  9. Hello there. I love...love...love visiting. I always smile at your post. What a precious thing for your daughter to have a gentleman. So wonderful.

  10. That's wonderful she has found a young gentleman! Not easy now a days. Have a wonderful 4th of July!


  11. Beautiful family! You all have a Happy 4th as well!

  12. Summer is officially under way! Happy 4th of July weekend!!! ♥♥♥

  13. A belated Happy Anniversary, Billie Jo! May you have many more beautiful years to come! And Happy 4th of July!

  14. Dear Billie Jo ... a belated Happy Anniversary. Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Hugs ♥ Teri

  15. Happy 4th to you and your beautiful family!

  16. Happy 4th my friend!!
    It looks like you had a great week with your sweet family...
    I am a week behind on the bachelorette...

  17. Sweet friend, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post and your most recent one. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful 4th of July and oh my, the food that you enjoyed has my mouth watering!

    Wishing you a joyous week. Hugs!

  18. Happy (belated) Fourth of July! And love love love your pictures from last week! <3


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