John as Stanley Cup with his Trophy Wife at the Hillbilly Half Marathon

We worked a water station for our friend’ s who manage Franklin’s Hillbilly Half Marathon here in the Nashville area. The race fell on the morning that the Nashville Predators NHL hockey team came home to defend our home ice against the Pittsburg Penguins during the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.

Having spontaneous fun with the kids on St. Patrick’s Day

One thing that helps balance our family out from the daily grind is to come up with spontaneous skits like this. So many people are so concerned about their image on social media and what people think of them. We have found that acting silly like this keeps the kid inside of us alive and reminds us not to care so much about what others think.

Do something crazy and spontaneous with someone you love today.

Creative punishment for kids

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The boys couldn’t get along playing basketball. So instead of playing ball, I had them write reports on presidents and present them to us today. They learned about the history and hopefully how to play nicely with each other. If not, there are still 41 presidents for them to write reports about. Ironically, not one fight broke out when we made Mabry Rushmore.

Rescue dogs are the best!

Thank you Home Goods for selling this cheap thrill that will provide endless laughter this holiday season with our rescue dog, Corduroy. Run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread dog.

Harry Caray is alive and well after the Cubs will the 2016 World Series

This is a once in a generation opportunity to teach our kids not to care what people think of you and to live in the moment. Or, it’s one of the moments that will steer them towards a lifetime of therapy. What do you think?

Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley duet at our home

Our simple Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley duet turned into a fiasco with all the kids screaming in the background, the unpredictable rain, the camera falling over and the karaoke machine malfunctions. Is this a joke? Nevertheless, the show must go on. So here’s what we came up with as our Halloween entertainment for trick or treaters.

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