Thursday, May 22, 2014


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; & that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
05.15.14 Memories

Someone posted this as their Throw Back Thursday
& it just made me so thankful for memories of precious moments.
This was when our church did a Princess Tea Party
Well, duh!  You knew who I was going to be.
I had the coolest table full of Beauty & the Beast collectibles
It was beautiful if I do say so myself.
But I loved when the little girls just wanted to talk to me ....
They're growing up now but I still tell them I'm really Belle
... I think some of them may believe it...
I know I do :)
05.16.14 Peach Green Tea Lemonade

The first of the year
... I should keep count on how many I drink this Spring/Summer...

The BEST drink EVER at Starbucks

05.17.14 - Baby Shower

I talk about Ryan & Chasity all the time here. 
He, being my dear friends son who we adore & is an incredible man of faith (it freaks me out to call him a MAN now... I still see him as the 16 yr old kid we met years ago)  & Chasity, my precious friend who is also my photo assistant & who teaches me so much about being a Christian woman
... they're having a baby...
It was great celebrating our Grandbuddy
& seeing so many people we haven't seen since their wedding.
I told Chasity it felt like their wedding reunion :)

05.18.14 Maternity Session for my "Framily"

(Define Framily: Friends who are family)

When I found out Ryan & Chasity was pregnant, I think I counted down to the time I could do their maternity pictures... I love when I know people taking their pictures so I can say, "Hey Ryan, carry my bag for me" :)

If you want to see the whole session -
check out "Rebecca Jo Photography" on Facebook ... the link is on the side

05.19.14 Juice Plus

Been debating on whether to give this a try.
Decided my health is worth it.
Finally got it in the mail & started on it.
I was afraid it would bother my stomach - not in the least.
I'll let you know how it makes me feel, if any different, in a few months.
05.20.14 FREE ICED COFFEE!!!!

I usually stop at McDonalds on my way home anymore to get a French Vanilla Iced Coffee... $1.92... I already know the cost
I pulled up & asked for my usual & they said, "Oh, its free"
Yep - free iced coffee till Sunday!
My caffeine heart pounded even faster!

05.21.14 Healthy Ice Cream
So I saw something on FitSugar one time & pinned it & then saw my blog buddy Mia do the same thing, I had to give it a go.
It's just a frozen banana & I added in PB2 Chocolate powder into my Nutribullet.
It honestly tasted like a Wendy's Frosty... seriously...
I just need to see if there is an easier way to blend up the bananas.
I thought my Nutribullet was going to explode.
It'd be worth it though :) 
 What are you THANKFUL for this week?


  1. Free iced coffee is always a win! I don't care for tea but I love anything peach flavored so I'm wondering how I would feel about the PGTL from starbucks? That first picture is beautiful! You make the perfect Belle!

  2. I gotta try the banana "frosty". Looks delicious. I'll be curious to see how the Juice Plus make you feel.

    Great picture of you as Belle!

  3. Free iced coffee you say? I know where I'll be stopping this afternoon!! Love the first picture - you make THE perfect Belle!

  4. That picture is precious! I am planning a trip to Starbucks soon to try that, I can't wait. Do you get it sweet or unsweet? I get my others unsweet, but wanted to check. Mmm I love those coffees, I drank a few while we were away this last weekend. YES, please let me know your thoughts on the Juice plus :)

  5. That picture is SO sweet!!!! Free iced coffee, yes please! Oh, you & Mia have me wanting that ice cream so bad! I finally picked up some more bananas today (they go like candy around here) but just need some PB2 then you know I'm making some!!

  6. Free iced coffee?! OH HEYYYYYY!!!!!! I would've disguised myself and went back for a few more. ;P

  7. I just love the picture of Belle. So sweet! I KNOW you're Belle!

  8. Congrats to your sweet friends! How lucky for them to have your beautiful photos as a keepsake!

  9. So, I saw your FB post about Peach Green Tea Lemonade and immediately went to Starbucks where I was told that they didn't have their peach syrup in yet...what??? disappointed :( I will try again soon though :)

    I love vanilla iced coffee! I found that it's better for you than a frappe/frappacino and I like it just as much (with a little sugar of course ;)

    Love your sweet maternity pics of your friend!


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