Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Feeling good. Feeling grateful. Feeling tired.

Talk Later.
Love, Tonia

Monday, June 29, 2009

{Today is Monday}

The title? I am trying to remind myself to GET BUSY! I have got to work today! Work, Work, Work! I can do it! I have much on the mind. Get Summer off the brain!!

  • Staff
  • Lunch tomorrow with ladies that will hopefully solve all my problems
  • New Blog
  • Outreach
  • Why don't I just go ahead a make a "to do" list. . .

Talk Later.

Love, Tonia

Sunday, June 28, 2009

{Still dreaming . . .}

Are you thinking, Haven't I seen that bed before? Yes, you have. Because I would give my right arm for any of these ensembles. . .My sister Carla really liked my bedding that I had. . . so. . .I gave it to her.
Now I am on a mission. To create this $2000 look for $100 or so. Please stop laughing. You are going to hurt my feelings. You might be surprised with what I can do with a free day, childcare, a full belly, and a little cash in my pocket!
I dont know. . .we'll see.
Talk Later.
Love, Tonia

Saturday, June 27, 2009

{Visit ~ Sight See ~ Enjoy}

I have had a pretty eventful week.
We had a really good time in Little Rock.
There is much to do and see there.
We went to the "local spots" and did a tremendous amount of visiting.
Took a tour of the Capital.
The kids thought is was great.
I had forgotten how pretty it is.

Sweet little bake shop downtown.
The sign itself was picture worthy.

We met Michael Jackson.
He gave the kids a million bucks.
(They actually were the plan of salvation . . .much better than a million).
It gave me a weird feeling later in the day when we realized he had passed.
My sister and I discussed, "Wonder where he is now?"
I am sure some of you thought that very same thing.

These are some homes in my sisters neighborhood.
Charming place.
Pretty greens.

Ahhhh, the very cafe Mr. Hobbs and I would drink coffee when we were dating. . .
I lived in Little Rock, and he in Memphis, so we would hang-out downtown.

Clayton, Ben, Kayla, Lily, & Buddy

We had our last ballgame Friday ...it was hotter than blue blazes!
We didn't much winning this year, but no concussions, car accidents, food poisoning, fights, or broken bones. So I would say it was a successful year.
Thank you to Coach J. Williams & Coach J. Carter for all your hard work and dedication to the boys.

Sorry posted twice. . . no delete on pics.

Talk Later.
Love, Tonia

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

{Little Rock Bound}

I am going for a visit to see my oldest sister, Carla. Clayton has a ballgame tonight @ 7:50. I am going to get going after that. I know that will be late, but I am more of a night-owl.
Mornings + Me = Deadly combination
I will be back Friday!
Have a great week!
Talk Later.
Love, Tonia

Monday, June 22, 2009

{Fathers Day Scenery}

We had a wonderful time with our family.

{Little Lily}

This sweet girl likes:
  1. deviled eggs
  2. reading
  3. craft stuff
  4. stickers
  5. swimming
  6. planting flowers
  7. school
  8. church
  9. friends
  10. cooking
    She is a sweetheart.

Love, Tonia

Sunday, June 21, 2009

{Roots and Wings}


Mr. Hobbs, Emma Jean, and Papa Joe (The Mr.'s Dad)

Hot kids in garden.

Mr. Hobbs & Emma Jean

We had a wonderful day. This day deserves a long post, but I am really tired. I had to share some very very special snap shots I got though.
Roots and Wings. I love that expression. I love it so much I think I might just have to name my "coming soon blog" Roots and Wings.
I could post about Fathers Day all week. I will post more tomorrow.
What I must share now is this.
Mr. Hobbs and I are very blessed to come from families that gave us both . . .
Roots & Wings.
Talk Later.
Love, Tonia

Saturday, June 20, 2009

{A letter for Donna}

Look at this fun crew! We had a big time at Mrs. Donna Harris's House! Not to mention Clayton's $5 investment that made Mr. Hobbs really happy.
Make a silly face!

We cant forget these little guys!
Mr. Berg (top)
Mr. Meeker (below)

Mrs. Harris,
What a doll you are. Kids love you, and parents adore you! I think it is so precious how you love little ones around your feet. Kids need special people like you in their little lives.
You are the "Not Family, But Like Family" Type.
You are the best kind.
Love, Tonia
P.S. Don't forget we are practically neighbors if you are looking for some more kids to spoil.

Friday, June 19, 2009

{No Fear}

The sun was "Way Bright" and we didn't want our pictures made, but I managed three.
Our swim lessons were a complete success.
The following is just my free advice so take it, or leave it.
Wait. Wait. Wait. Save your money. Save your money. Save your money. I just think by waiting until they are 5 0r 6 you get the biggest bang for your buck. Now granted that is only if they are in the water alot before that age. So basically they go into the lessons with no fear of the water. So buy floaties after floaties. Every color and cartoon character out there until they are 5 or 6.
My results . .
Lily age 6
4 days of lessons
Skill? Confidence? I dont know. I do know Lily has swam all day "floatie free", and jumped off the diving board 3 trillion times.

Huge investment.
Talk Later.