November 15, 2021

Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday morning! How was your weekend? Quiet here. I did manage to deep clean the family room. And that is about it! Progress, right? I also spent some time with these lovely people...

My Madison, her husband Nicolas, and their pup, Draper. You know, I used to be sad thinking how quickly my children grew. I wanted to stop time, to keep them little and with me forever. But then I would have missed out on the incredible person this one became and the extraordinary man she found across the ocean and, yes, even that furry little pup who never seems to realize Mocha is not playing with him when she runs and hides under the dresser. 



Shoutout to the husband who takes charge of exterior decor every season.

One last shot of our backyard before we packed it away for the winter. Can you spot our visitor?

And lastly. If you come across this in your local grocery store, pick one up. 

Happy Monday, my friends!


Billie Jo

30 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, you live on a lake? You are truly living the dream! I just came across your blog today, it is lovely. Hello!

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  2. Happy Monday, Billie Jo! You are right-as hard as it is to let your kids grow up and become adults there are also SO MANY blessings in all those stages of life. xo Diana

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  3. Ooh that granola looks tasty! So happy for a cozy quiet weekend for you. Love that deer!!

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  4. That granola looks delicious! Had to do a double take at the deer in your picture and make sure it wasn't a statue. The porch decorations look great. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  5. The front porch looks so nice! What a great job he does. And I love seeing that deer in your backyard. I have a fun Jeep in my post today. Hugs!

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  6. Great decorating to Hubs! Also love the live statuary, we have the same kind and also some of their friends.

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  7. I agree.. while having cute cuddly children is fun.. but seeing them become mature, kind and compassionate adults must also be so very rewarding.

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  8. Billie Jo, how blessed we all are. I have two extra children that I dearly love. Your place is beautifully decorated for Fall. I know you treasure each holiday and hold it close to you as long as you can. What a beautiful post.

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  9. Hi Billie Jo - Happy Monday! That granola looks delicious! I will look for that next time I am at the store. Lovely picture of your beautiful daughter and son-in-law. Your home and yard look wonderful. Have a good week!

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  11. It looks like a vacation home. I would never leave my house if I lived there. So cool. Have a great week!

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  12. It sounds like you had a really nice weekend! Your front porch is so pretty for fall. Looking forward to seeing how you decorate it for Christmas. So hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week - isn't it? And I've done absolutely zero Christmas shopping. I need to get busy that's for sure. I'm just hanging out on the sofa next to Rosie listening to a Bible study in the background reminding me to keep faith in God and not in man as the world seems so crazy out there. We are in this world but not of it. Hope you are having a great day, my friend.

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  13. Billie Jo, for some reason I was not getting your posts. I found you again and tried to sign up. I entered my email address and name and hit "subscribe"...nothing happened! Just FYI I don't think it is working...

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    1. Hi! Thank you! I checked it and hopefully it is working now. If you could check it and let me know? Thanks so much!

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  14. Your front porch is beautiful! Tell Steve he does a great job! Miss you all so much!
    And I'm on the hunt for that granola! Looks YUMMY! (and dangerous : )

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  15. Oh my, and what a wonderful visitor that is, a BUCK! I just saw a deer yesterday crossing the street right as I was driving. It made me smile. This is a cute picture of Madison and her husband. And the front porch is charming with the orange pumpkins and turkey. How delightful that your husband decorates it every season. The love crunch sounds Yummy. Anything with chocolate and peanut butter is a Yes for me. ; )

    Have a wonderful rest of the week, Billie Jo. Oh, your coffee cup is so cute. You know, I tried the Dunkin' Coffee, and although it was good, I think Starbucks is still my favorite.

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  16. Love that deer! Guess she just wants to hang out and be cozy with you!

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  17. Thank you! I think it is working now :) I have missed you for a few months...don't know what happened. I do think I am all caught up now!

    Just want to say I am sorry about this season with your Mom...I went through this with both parents within the last 2 years. Not easy for sure...sending cyber hugs to you and yours. Jane

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  18. Sweet! I love the porch! Good job. The deer in the back yard looks so comfy. LOL!!

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  19. Great fall decor. Packing up the backyard for winter looks like a big job. I didn’t see your visitor until you mentioned it. He looks very comfortable!

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  20. Just getting back to blogging and hopped in from another web page. Your family is lovely. My two kids are in their thirties now. So hard to believe. So happy with how they have both turned out though and you have a lovely family too!

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  21. Hello my dear Friend Ms Bille Jo!
    Sorry I'm so late this week. Aaron and Helaina left today and I was busy with them all week and helping them get ready to leave. (hold me 😢) But I love what you said about the special part of knowing our kids as adults. And I believe that too...and God's plan for my Aaron and his life.
    Always love seeing your beautiful cozy home. So lovely in every season. And great job outside Steve! That buck in your yard was beautiful.
    And I love that granola too!! 😋 Especially the dark chocolate with strawberry one. Have a blessed week.

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  22. Your porch is beautiful. Great job on the decorating goes to your hubby. I spotted the buck, love that. How special to live on a lake. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  23. Your porch is so welcoming! I didn't realize you live on a lake. How nice! I agree that there are certainly advantages to having children grow up!

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  24. Oh so beautiful and welcoming. Enjoy your day dear friend. Hugs

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  25. I love your blue front door and the turkey is cute! Not too many people decorate for fall/Thanksgiving. We seem to have jumped right into Christmas here. Happy Thanksgiving Billie Jo! I hope you have a lovely day and make lots of memories with your family.

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  26. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, Billie Jo. May you have a pleasant day with loved ones. : )

    ~Sheri

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  27. I wanted to pop back in and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and the pups, of course. And eat lots of yummy food. I'm making a chocolate marshmallow pie to bring to my parent's house for lunch tomorrow. Take care.

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo