July 5, 2021

Monday Morning Coffee Talk


Good Monday Morning, my friends! I am the only one awake, and am on the deck with my coffee this morning, wondering how it is that people are actually up, dressed, coherent, and out on the lake already. I hope your weekend was fun and festive, calm or cozy however you chose to spend it. We spent it with a small group of friends and family, and it was refreshing to be together again. 

The $5.00 Old Navy tee has been a Fourth of July staple for us since the dawn of time. A Fourth of July boat ride, on the other hand? Brand new this year!

The menu was a group effort. Fourth of July means hot dogs for us. Always. Also featured: Madison's potato salad, my brother-in-law Chris's famous baked beans, Corn on the cob supplied and peeled by Marian, cucumber salad also by Marian, sliced garden tomatoes, cantaloupe, strawberries, and blueberries courtesy of the fresh fruit stands, dessert bars and deviled eggs by Peyton, and festive cupcakes by Pillsbury, assembled by me.

The traditional game of 31 came down to Grandma vs. Rhett.
Let's say the student defeated the teacher in this one.

I will never know why God felt me worthy to have this amazing, beautiful soul for my mother. But I am thankful every single day.

Have a wonderful Monday, my friends!
Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! I used to always get us the Old Navy t-shirts, even have a framed family photo of us all wearing them. All that food looks yummy and those lake views are just amazing. Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

  2. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing your holiday with us. I've always thought celebrations by a lake seem perfect. We used to do the Old Navy shirts when the kids were at home, but haven't since they moved out.

  3. It looks like you have the most perfect home, now. I do hope your husband doesn't get the urge to move again. Can't imagine anything more perfect. In every season. Delightful!!!!!

    And of course, your 4th of July was delightful too...

    Gentle hugs...

  4. Looks like a wonderful holiday! You look so happy in the photos!

  5. Happy 4th!! What a fun celebration- I love how red, white and blue you all are- adorable!! Old Navy does some through with cute shirts- I remember getting on in 2007. Ha! The new boat ride tradition looks like so much fun!

  6. The food looks amazing. These are some lovely photographs of your beautiful family. Happy 4th of July!

  7. I'd say you had a perfect Independence Day! Lovely in every way. You live in a gorgeous area. Have a wonderful week remembering.

  8. Hi Billie Jo~

    Looks like you had a lovely time, in a lovely place!! I always love seeing photos of your mom, she is so beautiful...you are very lucky!!

    I love hotdogs on the 4th as well...always our go-to!!


  9. It looks like you had a wonderful time with tour family. :)

  10. so glad you had a wonderful 4th holiday and loved each and every picture.

  11. What fun photos!! It looks like it was wonderfully fun and festive fourth for you guys. Your family just makes me smile. I hope you have a very blessed rest of your week my Friend. ❤️

  12. Simply perfect! The food, the company, the view!! Love it all! And your mother looks wonderful! Glad you all had a happy holiday!! Miss you and can't wait to see you soon!! : )

  13. Looks like a good time was had by all. You can't ever move, your name is carved into that rock. Too heavy to move. LOL! I loved looking at all the photos. TFS!

  14. Oh how nice, you live in such a beautiful place, like being on vacation all the time! My favorite pic is of Flynn and daddy, so cute! I love how you love your mama, too. :)

  15. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! I’m glad to see your mom was able to come! ❤️


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo