June 15, 2018

Random Photo Friday

The weekend again! Father's Day Weekend at that! Which means Fourth of July is not far behind. Summer is here!!! What have we been up to? So glad you asked!

Summer arrived!
(Well not technically...but you know what I mean!)

We were still schooling...but we moved the fun outside. 

We had Mexican after Mass Saturday evening.
And Fried Ice Cream is a thing!!

And...I matched my puppy because...everyone does that.

Our tiny garden gave us some beautiful fresh herbs to match with some store bought tomatoes, so 

 Peyton and I made some fresh pasta sauce...

And it was good.

Steve broke out his new grill for the first time.
Hamburgers and corn are staples this time of year.

As is this AMAZING Blueberry Pie.
Peyton made our favorite fruit pie this week.
And you must try it.
My awesome Blog friend Patty shared this recipe and you can find it right HERE!

I had a fun lunch with my sisters-in-law this week.
I took some fruit salad to share.
I start with Mandarin oranges...then add fresh strawberries, pineapple, mango, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. 
And it is good.

This is what my Mocha does while I am gone.

We are loving our new home!
But the neighbors?
Not so much. : )

I remember this amazing man this weekend.
After four and a half years, I still find myself thinking about sending him some dinner, or calling him to remind him of a Pirate game. It is just for a split second. And then I remember.
Happy Father's Day in Heaven, Dad.

Lastly, Happy Father's Day to the most amazing man who has held my children's hands for over twenty years. We are blessed!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!
Thanks for visiting.


  1. What a wonderful post! Happy Fathers Day, to your husband smiles. Oh, I think your "neighbor" loves your yard very much, smiles.

    What have been up too? We made it across the border yesterday to Niagara Falls/Ontario. We walked across. It was quite an adventure. smiles

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, Billie Jo.

  2. Love your dad’s suit ❤️
    Bambi is cute but will eat your flowers and garden 😱

  3. Happy Father's Day to Steve. Lovely post as always Billie Jo! I love your new home and your pretty deck! Wishing you a wonderful summery weekend!

  4. Your posts always make me so happy my friend. And the food, delicious. Our blueberries are just ripening, and I cannot wait to make a crisp or pie with them.

  5. Happy Father's Day to Steve...loved the pictures of him with each of your children. You have a deer eating your flowers, we have a racoon eating our cat food! lol Blessings dear friend.

  6. Oh my goodness the pictures of sweet mocha always melt my heart. I love seeing pictures of your beautiful new home. You blueberry pie looks amazing..I need to take a peak at the recipe.
    I love the picture of you and your dad.
    Have a happy weekend!

  7. Happy father's day to Steve! The perfect fruit-filled week. And yes! We've been having burgers here a lot too!

  8. That food looks amazing and when I saw the corn, I almost headed out to the farmer's market. Maybe tomorrow! Yum! I miss my dad too, and he died in 1989. There is always a place in my heart full of wonderful memories of him.

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  10. Oh my!! I love this! And the way you layed out the whole blog post is great! The food, amazing!!

  11. That dear is pretty bold!! Happy Father's Day to your husband!

  12. Your photos are making me so hungry! And now I"m craving fried ice cream (haven't had it in ages!) Lol
    Love all the pics - especially the one with your Dad. So sweet. Happy Father's Day to Steve (did I ever tell you my Dad and my bro are both Steve's? My Grandpa was too) ;) Hope you all have a blessed weekend. xoxo

  13. You HAVE to dress up for halloween this year!! Seriously! LOL. Love all the photos and the special meanings behind each. I know the deer are eating your plants, but wow! To have them walk up that close? Crazy. Hugs to you as you remember your own father this weekend!

  14. So many good things you have posted, Billie Jo! Have a lovely weekend. ♥

  15. Oh girl, I'll take your pretty flower eating neighbors over my music turned up so loud that my house vibrates from two streets away neighbors. : ) Like seriously... There is going to be a whole population of people with hearing problems saying Huh?

    Your little pup is so cute, I love that you guys match. I used to paint my old Boston's nails to match mine.

    All of your food looks delicious, you just reminded me, I need to send paul out for a tank of gas for our grill so that we can cookout tomorrow for father's day.
    Such a nice tribute to your dad and husband ~ Hope that you all enjoy the day tomorrow.

  16. You live such a lovely life! You and your puppy are so cute matching! I love it!!! Have a blessed weekend my friend. Hugs. ~Juli

  17. This post makes me sooo hungry! Summer food is the best! I love your puppy pictures too!


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Billie Jo