October 6, 2017

Random Photo Friday...October Edition!

Our weather finally caught up with the calendar, and suddenly...it feels like fall! We enjoyed every moment of this beautiful week here in our October home.

I pulled out one of my autumn mugs, and am convinced my morning coffee tastes even better.

Cool air means a sweater for my tiny Mocha...

And baby dolls with sniffles who need snuggled up. : )

We continued our apple painting tradition during our week of apple fun.

A new month meant our schoolroom transformed from Back to School apples and pencils to October pumpkins and ghosts.
October is my favorite in the schoolroom too. : )

And this is one of my very favorite autumn books.
If you aren't familiar with this story of life and purpose and death and seasons told from the perspective of a leaf on a tree, you may want to check it out.

We took advantage of the beautiful weather and had lunch and "recess" at the park one day this week.
It was so fun to see all the kids enjoy themselves.

As did the biggest kid of all!
Rhett snapped this picture of his 48 year old mother swinging at the park.
I was not going to post it here, for obvious reasons, but I reconsidered.
Because. Real life.
And. Memories.

Random picture of these two best friends.

Our days were not the only things to share their October beauty.
Flynn called me to see the sky looking like "Heaven on Earth!"

My firstborn was so happy to find and enjoy her first Pumpkin Spice of the season all the way over in Denmark. : )

Back at home, my second born Peyton began her Halloween baking with this awesome dark chocolate spider web cake. Complete with a cute little chocolate spider on top.

Me. Just sayin'.

Have a wonderful October weekend, my friends.
Our weekend includes a Jeep ride to enjoy the beautiful leaves, the wedding of a sweet young lady, and a Sunday at home with football and food.

Whatever your plans are, I hope you enjoy them with your people.
Thank you for visiting!


  1. Such sweet pictures. Adore your mug. Peyton is quite the baker. Such a cute cake. Not sure if I ever told you, my dad was raised in Denmark.
    Have a blessed weekend friend.

  2. Oh, apple painting! Soooooo cute! And new to me. :-)

    Everything at your house, is quite perfect for October. Everything. Including you on the swing! I'd have done that toooooo, when I was your age!!!!!!!!!

    Oh your beautiful oldest daughter is in Denmark. Don't remember seeing that before. College semester, working, traveling...?

    And oh that cake!!!! Your beautiful second daughter, should become a Pastry Chef!!!!!!!!

    Gentle October hugs,
    Luna Crone

  3. Fall, my fav time of the year which brings me to my fav month of the year...OCTOBER! I love the feel in the air, the smells, watching the leaves fall and the activities! HAHA.....high five for the older mom swinging. I personally love doing things like that! That could be me in that pic! Things like that help me to realize that I don't need to take life seriously all the time, I can sometimes let my inner child out to play!

  4. I love everything about this post! We love apple painting and leaves and Halloween! I am so glad you had a wonderful October week. That peg doll set is just the cutest! Happy weekend.

  5. Aweeeeee....Billie Jo, you sure can bring the smiles....it's a bit muggy here today in western NY....Iam so ready for the permanent change to cooler weather. Oh, and by the way, I'm 50 and I love to swing....our 3 yr old niece sure loves to see here Auntie swinging with her, smiles. Have a beautiful day, friend..I'm going to supervise the guys, they are in the kitchen getting ready to bake a homemade apple pie.

  6. Lovely pictures. Wish I could take pictures like you.

  7. Wow! So many great things in this post! Love the mug, love mocha. Flynn's paintings are beautiful! Peyton's cake looks amazing!!! And you on the swing hehehe :)

  8. Hi Billie Jo!

    What a fun, October post! It really is the time for ghosts, pumpkins and all things spooky! Your sunset photos were just beautiful, so glad you were able to get capture the moment.

    What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, swinging with the kids . . . don't ever stop having fun, sweet friend. Fun photos of your beautiful family, even the one that doesn't live here - don't you just love technology?!

    Sounds like you have a wonderful week-end ahead, enjoy!

  9. Hugs and Love,
    Barb . . . oops!

  10. Happy October, Billie Jo! If I was a student in your schoolroom, I would want school every day! Such sweet photographs all around. ♥

  11. October is a grand month and my favorite. Enjoyed your pictures showing us that even the classroom has that beautiful fall atmosphere. Swinging in the park to the yummy cake and cute pups! Hope you have a lovely weekend too.

  12. Great pictures! Love the apple painting!

  13. I love all your pictures and yes, Fall is a wonderful time of the year!

  14. A joy to visit and have a glimpse of your week. Love all the schoolroom decor and the apple painting was a delight. I so enjoyed seeing you on the swing having fun with your family, just as it should be. Have a great weekend.

  15. Your school room is amazing. I love recess and lunch at the park. I also love to swing..😁 Have a super weekend.

  16. Your school room is amazing. I love recess and lunch at the park. I also love to swing..😁 Have a super weekend.

  17. Good Morning Friend, Can I just say how Giddy your school room makes me feel! It's perfect! I love Flynn's apple artwork. and Yay for you taking the time to swing! Hope you are having a lovely week! p.s. I have never scrolled so fast though a photo on your blog as I did the last one lmho signed your friend...the scardy cat.

  18. I could never tire of being here reading your blog. The best is when I have tea and it's so early that no one is up. Like today. The one with Flynn and her daddy at the park having lunch is is my favorite. Well maybe the one of you swinging too. Peyton's cake? Totally awesome! And Madison with pumpkin coffee in her happy place. Love that too! You know, I really want October to slow down. It's already the 8th and I want it to October 8th for like a week. Right?

  19. Your photos, as usual are beautiful. Are you constantly checking skype or whatsAp for messages from your daughter in Denmark? lol. When my oldest is in Basel I get just a little crazy until she comes home. : )
    Can I borrow Payton for a while... that cake looks wonderful!

    The Halloween book shelf makes me feel so nostalgic. We read some of those books a thousand times. I think there was one called Too many pumpkins and the one behind it has to be the one about the ghosts, I think it has a haunted house on the cover. 10 little ghosts, maybe? : ) Yes, I was challenging myself. : )

    Have a great new week!!

  20. Love! Love! Love!!!! Your October school room is so lovely! And let's have recess in the park more often! I love that you joined in the fun. That is real life ♥ Wonderful, sweet October days with coffee in cozy mugs and spider webb cake! Yes Please! PS - I totally need a Mocha in my life! xo

  21. Love your mug! I need to find a new Fall mug. (Even though I really don't need one) Ha!

    I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies today...yum! I'll have to post the recipe on my blog soon...

    May you have a wonderfully blessed October, Billie Jo!

    Hugs, Amy


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Billie Jo