Sunday, April 30, 2017

When Trouble Doesn't Mean Trouble


"Trouble" doesn't ALWAYS mean timeouts and discipline 'round these parts!


Sometimes it means FAMILY GAME NIGHT!

We are dead set on setting aside a night this summer that we try to be super consistent with and spend that night playing games as a family...

It sounds super fun... and it was all spearheaded by...

THIS GIRL!


Meron loves nothing more than us all getting together and playing some games!

Life, Trouble, Sorry, Uno Attack, Scrabble, Battleship...

You name it - she's down to play it!

Meron - thank you for being so patient and persistent with us all and getting us to the table to play together!

But fair warning... daddy can get competitive!

So watch out Hoffmans...

IT'S GAME TIME!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bucket Head


Today - an inverted popcorn bucket allowed us to be introduced to our very own version of BUCKET HEAD!


Complete with his guitar - he was a sight to be seen!


But even bucket heads need some love from mommy!


And Z-Dogg wanted it to be known that - it wasn't just an upside down popcorn bucket... it was actually HIM!

Rock on Bucket Head... ROCK ON!

Friday, April 28, 2017

What the...???


I feel ya Mebbie...

The poor girl LOVES her some sports - and her soccer game for tomorrow has ALREADY been cancelled for the second weekend in a row a row because of...


THIS!


And it ain't showing no signs of stopping!


Meron's right there with ya...

I mean - in 72 hours it will be MAY ...


Enough with the snow already!

Hang in there guys... the sun is coming back I promise!

Spring in Colorado... ya never know what you're gonna get!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I Miss It


Man, I miss this dudes big ole head of hair!

He's equally as awesome without it... but it's coming back and we're PUMPED!

Stay tuned for Z-Fro Part II...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

She Can't Handle "Cute"


Meron had just come off the track after tweaking her knee in the 400m race.

She was hurting and limping. But then...

She saw one of her favorite little people around!

Meron is funny - she simply cannot handle anything that is CUTE!

She just melts!

It was cool to see her little cute friend help keep her focus off the pain in her knee.

Cuteness wins every time!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...


What has these two sisters cuddling to stay warm?


Oh - I dunno - a little snowstorm on April 25, maybe?!


You know the drill girls... stick around an hour - it will change!

Colorado weather keeps us guessing!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Run Girls, Run!


I am so proud of these girls right here!

At the first track meet of the season - Meron ran the 400 meter through some SERIOUS knee pain.

And then Mebbie jumped out there in the 800 meter and ran one of the smartest races I've seen in a while to take FIRST PLACE!

Keep it up girls... run hard!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

My Right Hand Man


This dude right here is my RIGHT HAND MAN!

He's the only other guy in the entire house (including the dogs!) and he represents daily as my main man!

Oh sure...he is maniacal as they come, stays in pretty constant trouble, torments his sister, defies authority, laughs in the face of punishment - but I'll tell ya what...

I wouldn't be sane without him!

He keeps me smiling, laughing, cracking up and on point with my discipline!

Z-Dogg... thanks for being such an awesome homie!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Safe and Sound


Safe and Sound.

That's how I feel...


How could I feel any other way knowing that this mini web slinger is outside, taking care of the neighborhood?


And he isn't even the least bit afraid to flex his muscles!


Thanks little spidey guy - for looking out for us!

Keep up the good work you crazy superhero you!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Joyful Mebski Love


Shot in a hurry and a little bit blurry...

But ALL Mebski Love!


The girl has so much joy in her soul that it overflows most days!

She's got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in her heart!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sister to Meron


Ya gotta give MAD PROPS to Mebbie.

Because anybody who knows Meron knows this... being her little sister HAS to be one of the toughest jobs ever!

Cuz Meron only knows one speed.... INTENSE!


I think this conversation was taking place during a basement "fashion show" and consisted of something like this:

"Mebbie... how many dresses do you have for the show... HOW MANY?!?!?!"
See what I mean?


INTENSE!


But here's the real deal...

Meron absolutely ADORES her little sister.

I mean - adores her to the core... and would do anything for her.


It's a tough job ya got Mebbie... but that' a great big sister ya got too!

Stay best friends your whole life girls!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Cheese Face Re-Visited!


Ever since I can remember - Mebbie has NOT been a big fan of cheese.

And shortly after she came home - she all but trademarked the "CHEESE FACE."

We saw it often and it always made us crack up!


Well... she still has it!

The other night we asked her to bust out her cheese face - and lo and behold - there it was!

HILARIOUS!

I'm with ya Mebbie - down with cheese!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On The Grow...


This dude right here is slowly turning into a little man right before our eyes!

On some days I think it's just his hair cut making him look older...


And then other days I look and am like "Whoa - brother man! Stop growing up right now!"


He's funny, he's silly, he's goofy and he's cute...

And he'll forever be my little man!

You stop growing up right now Z-Dogg!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Triple Trouble


You're looking at Triple Trouble right there!

But in a good way!

I love the way these three goofballs love each other - even when they're going at it - they still got love for one another...


And they also got hops!

Jump around, Triple Trouble... JUMP AROUND!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017


I saw somebody post "Happy National Family Picture Day" - and I laughed out loud cuz it kinda is, right?

But outside of that - come on - is there any bigger day on the whole calendar than this for those of us who owe our life to Jesus?

I don't think so!

And there was no way I'd rather celebrate Him today than to spend the entire day with this crew...

A little worship.

Lunch out.

A nap!

And just hanging out all day...

I can't even put in to words the gratefulness I feel for the world's most selfless act that Jesus did when He willingly crawled on that cross and took on all of my sins (and trust me - mine would have been enough - but He took on yours and yours and yours...).

So I won't even try.

But here's a much cooler perosn than me who took 38 seconds to share why we celebrated what we did today...

Check it out:



And as usual - I gotta at least say this - if you're feeling that heart tug to learn more about Jesus - but the church has really, really, really turned you off (or other Christians have) - don't worry - you aren't alone - we've all been there (and truthfully - we often still struggle with it).

But do NOT let that stop you from learning about the freeing, incredible, unimaginable gift that Jesus has waiting for ya.

Reach out to Laura or me - we'd LOVE to chat ya up about it - and no worries - it's painless with us (no religion here - we side with Jesus on that one!).

Happy Easter, everybody! Praise God for what went down in that tomb!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ready - Set... HUNT!


What better thing to do on the day before Easter than to invite some friends over, hide a bunch of eggs and "release the hounds!" on them in a mad dash for candy!


These guys were PUMPED to hunt down the goods!


It may have even ended up being a contact sport for a bit!


But everybody ended up finding some eggs...


And then squeezed together for the obligatory group shot afterwards!


Great job hunting guys!

Now pass me a Starburst!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Early Summer Day


Today felt like an early summer day.

77 degrees... sunny... slight breeze...

What better thing to do than to go find a new shaved ice truck we had heard about and get down on sugary ice!

Sitting on the bleachers in the park eating our shaved ice - it TOTALLY felt like summer.

Weather channel is calling for snow next week though... so there's that!

Stay nutty Colorado... stay nutty!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Daddy's Angels


Charlie had his angels... well so do I!

These girls right here fuel me daily to keep pushing forward...

Their hearts, their spirits, their laughter, smiles, love...

Their willingness to pray for me without being prompted...

Their hugs at bedtime...

Their brilliant joy in the mornings before school as they declare "Go be a light for JESUS!"

They do more for me than they'll ever know.

Thankful for my angels on earth...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I Am the Hype


Yep... he is.

Dude is ALWAYS hype!


So is that background he gets to play soccer in front of!

Stay hyped ya crazy man, you!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lil' 'Hood Homies


So... lately I have been researching some different motorcycle clubs to join.

Silly because I don't have a motorcycle that is MC worthy (yet!)...

But in the meantime - before I find my spot - I roll deep with my Lil' 'Hood Homies!

I mean - come one... scooters, skateboards, whiffle ball bats and big silly slippers...

Would you mess with us?

I didn't think so!


And best believe...

We got our eyes on you!


Oh yeah... we also like to be crazy and silly and have fun!

It's just how the Lil' 'Hood Homies roll!

Stay woke, Lil' homies!