Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Years Eve 2014

*I know I am a little out of order and haven't blogged our Christmas yet, but that's coming soon:)
On to New Years...
 We had such a fun night with the girls at home. Brad has been fighting the flu, so he was out of commission for most of the evening, but he partied a little with us. After spending a few minutes on Pinterest and a quick run to the grocerey store, this is what our NYE evening looked like:) 
I put together about 8 activities and put them in little bags to be opened up throughout the evening...sometimes we waited 30 minutes between bags, sometimes 5. Time is still irrelevant to them:) Which also was great because we were able to finish our evening by 8:30pm without any complaints!
Our activity bags...
We re-decorated our tree
We made a cookie countdown clock
We baked 2015 rolls to eat
We filled out All About Me questionnaires 
We enjoyed ice cream on the last cold night of 2014
We watched the classic Annie!! Words can't say how awesome it was to see my girls as captivated by the movie as I was when I was little!
We chose a 2015 Family theme song because...
We love to have dance parties! So we danced and danced.
We took silly pictures
We spelled out JANUARY with alphabet cereal
We made noise shakers
We watched the ball drop (thanks to 2013 NY Times Square ball drop on youtube) and gave hugs and kisses!
We gave toasts to the new year! 
Hannah said something about bananas and Hello Kitty,
Emily wants it to snow,
And Caroline wants to see Disney on Ice....again. :)
We did poppers and daddy lit sparklers for them. Hannah and I stayed inside because it was freezing!!!
And then we went to sleep!!! Phew.

I'm so happy about where God has us this year- and can't wait to see how and what God uses our family to accomplish this year:) 

Happy New Year from the Hobbs!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Fun Festivities

We went to our first Ugly Sweater Christmas party this year. Thanks to some awesome finds at a thrift store-Brad definitely won 1st place that evening. 
The girls thougt it was hilarious that we were walking around the house pulling things off our tree and figuring out ways to wear them ourselves. 

Brad and I also got to attend a Christmas party with his work partners one evening (no picture of that night:) It was nice to be there almost a year exactly from when we interviewed-and we were able to sit back and relax this year. 

We also snuck in a double date with some friends. We went out to dinner and then to watch the new Mocking Jay movie. Enjoying the fact that we have a great babysitter and we are finding time to actually use her to go out:)

Christmas time is here!!

Meet Ariel! She appeared December 1st and has been leaving our family a new note each morning with ways we can serve others this Christmas season. Here she is with a card telling us to deliver cookies to some neighbors. We enjoyed a couple ourselves too.
The Christmas Parade Downtown...
Choir Musicals at church...
Fun with new friends....
Caroline was sick the day of her school party and Christmas show. Her precious teacher invited me back for a special preformance of one of their songs. It was fun watching these sweet kindergarteners....and remembering my own days as a kindergarten teacher at Christmas time.  Such fun memories are made!Some sweet friends took pictures for me that day at the other girls preformance.

This is starting out as one of the most meaningful and fun Christmas' yet. The girls ages, ability to understand, and desire to take part in all things Christmas is a lot of fun!! Loving this first Christmas in our new town/house:) 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Santa's Village

The day after Thanksgiving we went to Santas Village. It was freezing cold but lots of fun to walk around and see what an amazing place Constitution Village turns into at Christmas time. The girls really enjoyed seeing the costume characters walking around. They iced gingerbread cookies, drank hot chocolate, and enjoyed watching live music. They contemplated standing in line to go see Santa, but thankfully they don't care enough about him to make everyone wait in line for hours. They left happily without seeing him- and we left happy to be out of the cold:) 

Thanksgiving 2014

We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year. We were so glad to have both of our parents and some extended family with us. We have so much to be thankful for and this was a sweet time with the girls to focus on all of our many blessings.