and kids

and kids

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dee turns 60

Dee Hobbs likes to party. And his family loves to throw parties. We loved being a part of his 60th birthday tonight. The invitation said "Mad Men Style. Mustaches Welcome".

We had a great time getting ready! And a great time partying!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Capps' Last Field Day

Next year, I will only have one elementary kid. So weird. So strange...

Mac missed Field Day today because of strep throat. I just tried to enjoy the day and be with Capps. It was nice not to be running from field to field.

And Capps and I snapped this one as we were leaving.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Facebook Birthday Wish

This was my post today:

Happy, Happy Birthday!
As I sit at soccer games six days a week, I am fondly reminded of the days I watched #17 play soccer in high school. He was a few years older, extremely fast, and fun to watch. Never in a million years did I think I'd ever have a chance to meet him. Let alone become his best friend and marry him. Happy Birthday, Babe! ‪#‎spysibrown‬ ‪#‎thispostisyourgiftandcard‬

Monday, April 25, 2016

Daegan's Lawn Care

Daegan has taken matters into his own hands when it comes to his finances. He made brochures and has visited each neighbor a time or two to check and see if he can take care of their lawn this summer.

He is also using Papa's push mower since he isn't big enough to use our riding lawn mower yet. He is paying Papa a portion of each lawn he cuts as a "rental" fee for the mower.

It is great to watch! I love his integrity and determination. I gave him some tips from my Rodan + Fields books and his "follow-up" with clients is amazing to watch. I see business in his future.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Omar and Pies

For our Sunday lunch to celebrate Jason's birthday, I made his favorite Mimi Lemon Pies.

Omar tasted them while they were cooling. *hmpf*

Crazy Uno - Our New Obsession

The Pirschel's taught us how to play Uno, their way. This version has many different names - Crazy Uno, Mexican Uno, Pirschel Uno.  You decide.

It is fun! Many can play it together and even Mac gets into it without hesitation.

You play with multiple Uno decks, which equals four decks. If someone plays a card and you have the identical card, you can play it instantly and then the play continues from your spot in the circle (most likely skipping many). If someone plays a Draw Four and another person has that same card to play, they can play it immediately and the next person in the circle has to Draw Eight. We've had a few painful experiences of Draw Sixteen.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hodge Podge Night Humor

Sometimes, when you are in a big family and you know it is going to be Leftover Night, you have to take matters into your own hands.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Carpool Cousins

Much like brothers, but "just" cousins.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Humbled Himself, so great His love,
And bled for all His chosen race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Blow Dart Game

When your (eldest) son gets a Blow Dart Game, how specific do you have to be about what is an appropriate place to blow darts and what is not?

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mother/Daughter Crazy Selfie

Sometimes, you gotta speak "their" language.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


The hubs stayed home with sick kids today. This is what he did - homemade bike rack and a clean garage. It may not look clean, but you couldn't see the floor before (I told him - 'always take a before shot' 😜).

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Break 2016: Gatlinburg

Totally out of character, we booked a cabin for a few days during Spring Break and invited friends to go with us.

 Lots of pool was played...

 The hot tub was enjoyed...
 Sleeping and resting happened.
 And a few forced pictures.
 And a lot of TV and being bums.

 We went Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and spent Friday afternoon downtown.
 Of course, there were candied and caramel apples.

 Famous people to see.

 Moonshine was made.
 Imagine trying to move this group through crowded streets...
It was a great weekend with much needed relaxation!

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