Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Memories warm my heart!

Logo 10 Image 

My Father passed away when I was only two.. so I clung to my Mother who worked very hard to raise myself and three sisters.  She is my Hero.. She passed away at 92.  One of the great memories I have with her In the ("60's ) is going for a "coke" everynight at 6:00 p.m. ... she would pick up her best friend Mary from her job at the old Exchange Grocery Strore in Heber.  Mary would come out with three cold coke's and some peanuts.  I was very excited to set in the back seat of the old Chevy and listen to my Mom & Mary talk about their day and the town gossip. Mom would dirve up to the cementary and drive around as her and Mary continued to chatter.. the purpose of the cementary was the sprinklers came on every evening and they provided a great car wash.  ( being in ahh with my Mom and her friend each night.. I assumed that this is what everyone did in the evening... little did I know it was just me, Mom & Mary )

Now the tradition continues..... Meet Cache.... my two year old grandson...
Waiting for my Grandma to take me for a "Tote" ( Coke )

The first sip... is the BEST!
My little buddy is a fast learner!

We love the Maverick .. they have a cherry squirter!



Thursday, September 15, 2011

One of Many

Check List

I've checked one big item off my list of " Things To Do"

My daughter's kitchen curtains are finished and they are "sew" cute. It brings a special warmth that only colorful fabric can bring!  Plus it was made by Mom with love!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bonding and Playing

okay.. Jenny wanted to try Sushi..
( I would have settled for Pizza )

We Stopped in American Fork .. and tried on Swimming Suits.. they were Modest.. that is a rare thing now days.. I think the light blocked Amy Jo's face out.. ( dang )

We have arrived at the Condo.. woooo it is really nice!

Here's to Mom and Sisterhood.
( thank you hubbies for supporting us )

I can't believe my "Sweet Girls " are pulling faces at me!

Once in a lifetime picture!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saying Good-bye.... WINNER!



she is the winner of
an autographed copy of
my book

There will be more drawings for autographed
copies of my book...in the future on my blog.
Check-in regularly for giveaways.

If, however, you just can't wait for
a future drawing.  And, you HAVE to have
a book (or two..one for a friend) right now...please,
for price and shipping info. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Saying Goodbye...continued

Welcome friends!
 I'm not really saying Goodbye ...
Here on my blog I'm actually saying

Below are the last two questions that
Annie (rubyslipperz) asked me in her interview about
 my book..."Saying Goodbye"

click on the link above
 to read the first part of the interview

After the questions below...you'll find something..
Yep...it's a SPECIAL something!
It's a

me: How did you find a publisher?...editor, illustrations…cover artwork?
Billie Jo - The cover was created by a neighbor Mr. Murray who listened to my thoughts and then showed me the results. I was thrilled! I love that hunk on the cover… who wouldn’t ? I believe that having a great editor was the thread that bound my words into a book. We laughed and cried and complained and then at the end of the day we would say good job to each other

Me: What is the thing that you like most about writing this book and having it in the marketplace?
Billie Jo - Writing this book has ended a chapter in life that needed to be closed and shared.  I have so many women who have read the book commenting that it should be a movie.. Hey.. Another dream !  The reviews I have received have touched my heart  and brought tears to my eyes.  So many ladies have a story and I so badly wanted to share mine.

The Giveaway...

It's a free autographed copy of my book!

For a ticket to WIN...here is what you do...

Please, leave a comment on Annie's blog
letting her know that you've been here to visit me.

Leave a comment here on my blog
Do you have a dream(s) to create or do something...
that you keep tucked away inside your heart? 

...will be announced Wednesday September 7th