March 3, 2017

Weekend Plans

Happy March, my friends! And happy weekend! We have a few fun plans this weekend as well as some relaxing family time. Friday is free, as is Saturday during the day. I plan on some light work around the house. And some time on my freshly vacuumed sofa with my book and a cup of coffee.

Saturday late afternoon we have Mass. After that, Steve and Rhett are attending a Turkey Federation dinner with some friends. My mom and sister Margie are coming up to eat dinner and visit since Margie's hubby Chris is going to the dinner too. We will probably order out and play some games or watch a movie.

Sunday Steve and I have some plans with our friends Heather and Dave. And then of course...The Walking Dead to round out the weekend. : )

Our last week of February was fun, with even a touch of spring weather.

My girl and her Bitty Baby all ready for Mass last weekend...

And our first bright blue skies of the year.

My Flynn noticed that our friends were back!
And quickly grabbed my camera and took a picture.
Blogger in training!

We celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday...

First, we decorated the table...

And then waited for Grandma to arrive.

For dinner, we feasted on some delicious Jambalaya and cornbread.

For dessert, Peyton made and decorated these King Cake Cupcakes.
They were cinnamon swirl with cream cheese icing.
Waaaay better than any King Cake we've had. : )

And then it was Ash Wednesday.
My girl was excited to go to church and get her ashes.
And to go to the Fish Fry after. : )

Me and my girl.

We began our Lenten practice of choosing an intention to pray for during our daily Decade of the Rosary. Look who was the very first intention. : )

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.


  1. What a wonderful week, and start to the month of March. Enjoy your time with your mom and sister.

  2. Such a fun week and start to Lent. Maddy and I are working at the fish fry at church tonight -- first time we've done that! Love your weekend goals! :) Have a good one sweetie!

  3. Enjoy your weekend and your freshly vacuumed couch!

  4. No matter the occasion, you always do it up right!! have a nice weekend!

  5. Oh my heart, the intention for Madison and Nicolas? AND taking the Bitty Baby to Mass. Meredith is getting a Bitty Baby for her birthday (all the way in October lol) and I am so excited about it. Those weekend goals are top notch! Enjoy!!

  6. No way, Billie Jo is that Flynn...look how much she has grown, smiles. No spring weather today here in western NY, friend...heavy snow squalls and 14*...just think the other day was 70*.

    Have a beautiful weekend, friend.

  7. Flynn looks so old in the first picture...what a cutie she is. I love that you have fish frys during lent. Do you eat there at church?
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    We need to chat soon!

  8. Flynn looks adorable as always! Has Peyton thought about becoming a professional chef/baker? Her dishes/desserts always are gorgeous and have to be delicious!

  9. Flynn looks so sweet and old fashioned in her pretty red coat❤

    I've got 4 grands here for an overnighter and I plan to make your pancake recipe to go with breakfast tomorrow.

  10. Have a wonderful weekend Billie Jo! Love your Lenten basket and rosary decade. Such a wonderful idea... that I might see if I can do this year. Simple yet so lovely. Peyton hit it outta the park again with the food and the table is so festive! Love all these pictures of your happy life. xo tara

  11. Happy weekend to you Sweetie! Your Mardi Gras time looked so fun. ;) I love jambalaya, but the rest of my Crew doesn't as much - so we celebrated the national pancake day instead and and had Pascal's yummy pancakes. They were so good! We might have thrown some blueberries in a couple of them too. Pure yummy so thanks for sharing that recipe!

    We also went for Ash Wednesday with my Mom too. I feel ready for this Lenten season. I've been observing it all much better than I have in the past too. I've been doing more devotional time, fasting more and I've given up late night snacking - which is my BAD weakness. Doing lots of prayer to help me through. Lol

    Blessings on your lovely restful weekend ahead! xoxo

  12. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Sounds like it will be wonderful. I love King Cake. I live close to Louisiana and they area EVERY where here. Those cupcakes look fantastic.

  13. Hi Billie Jo, I love all your photos! What a wonderful and festive week! I hope you are having a lovely weekend with friends and family! Talk soon! ♥

  14. Everything looks so perfect for Mardi Gras!!! Miss everyone so much. Hope you have a fun time with Heather and Dave! :)

  15. Wow, How fun you make everything! Your weekend sounds delightful, Flynn is such a cutie. I Love that you pray a decade of the rosary <3 I love your photo with Flynn on Ash Wednesday (did you see mark Warburg and his wife's on his IG?) - I like that guy because he seems like such a good Catholic & Family man, and honestly I would of never knew it until I was led to his IG by a Catholic site I follow. Have a great day my friend.


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo