ten on tuesday.

1. So apparently I didn’t have Staph on my leg. It was a spider bite that got lots, lots worse before it got better. It’s been a fun two weeks. I’m thankful for doctor friends who allow me to text funky pictures and ask for a second opinion though! All’s well now.

2. In related news: after vowing to never cut the grass again (see #1), I cut the grass again. In long pants and long sleeves in 90 degree heat. One can never be too safe.

3. The grass cutting was in preparation for our annual backyard Summer party. Also known as the 4th anniversary of my 30th birthday party.

4. At said party someone (who shall not be named on the internets) unknowingly flushed her phone down the toilet, a goldfish died, a human wheelbarrow race broke out, 5 gallons of margaritas were consumed and a pair of shoes were lost. So yeah, it was a good party.

5. Summer is in full swing and our first swim meet is tomorrow. Ephraim is still working on gaining his confidence enough to compete in a meet but Sarah will be swimming. Every Summer’s first meet makes me think back on this. I sure am looking forward to (and keeping my fingers crossed for) B-Ro’s own shining moment.

6. Brent and I are in the beginning stages of planning #CobbsCrosstheCountry2016. Perhaps in a rented RV? Winnebago? Or something less likely to break down in the middle of a dessert? Who knows but the (figurative) wheels are starting to turn. Our kids will be 8 and 10 in two years which sounds like the perfect time to force some good old fashioned family fun on them. I’d love to hear about your own cross country adventures!

7. My sister sent me a birthday package this week which proves how well she knows me. First, it was late. I appreciate that very muchly in a gift. Second, it contained jewelry and a yellow (check!) vintage (check!) cake tin (check! check!). Gift giving is not something I naturally excel at which leaves me even more in awe at my sister’s exceptional talent for it.

8. My running girls set out for a 5 miler this morning but took a wrong turn. We ended up tacking an extra 1/2 mile onto our run that led us through a construction zone filled with workers waiting for their shift to start. The blank stares of a dozen+ men as we strode by was too much for me to handle so I livened them up a bit with some hearty morning greetings (“look alive fellas! look alive!”). They applauded. And then I borrowed their port-a-potty. Never a dull moment.

9. In other news, my running partners may disown me.

10. There are still a few slots left for Minisessions for Miracle Babies next week benefiting the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. If you’re looking for an opportunity to update your family’s portraits while benefiting a fabulous cause, get in touch. (erin at erincobb dot com)

Aunt May MayJune 3, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Please tell me 10 is too young for a maxi pad on the steering wheel…

Jessica WJune 4, 2014 - 5:23 am

I love the sound of an rv trip! It’s something we’d love to do, but I think I’d do a practice trip to a local-ish (3 hours max?) state park and try it out before we turned ourselves loose!

Cindy H.June 4, 2014 - 10:28 am

We did this as a young child many summers. We lived in Virginia. My mother had a sister that lived on the west coast. My grandparents lived on a small ranch in Wyoming. It was quite the trip. i am old enough to be your mother, so back in those days the speed limit was 50. My dad was a high school science teacher so he had his summers off. No dvds back then. He built my brother and me a little school desk that fit in front of us that had a drawer for crayons , coloring books and games. I look back on that fondly. They had us for a captive audience for hours. I still know all my states and capitals and have a real wanderlust for travel. I do still cringe a little at pull offs in state parks. I think my Dad made us stop at all of them. Enjoy planning this great adventure! I have followed you for years now and am expecting our first grandchild in August. I would really like to have a photo shoot with you for him some day.

donyaJune 4, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Wow, I remember reading that post about Sarah and the swim team. I thought it was so cool that there was a local swim team for such young kids. Now I live in TX in a neighborhood with a swim team that practices in the neighborhood pool 6 houses down. Crazy how life can change! I’m sure I’ll be encouraging *my* Ephram to join in a couple of years too. 🙂

Anyways, glad you didn’t get staph but the spider bite doesn’t sound much better. Any idea what kind of spider?!

Stephanie @ La Dolce VitaJune 6, 2014 - 11:06 am

Ok, my trip recommendation? Fly to Chicago, stay a couple of days, then drive the old Route 66 to California, stopping wherever you want to, and end up in California, where you stay a few days before flying home. There are lots of Route 66 travel books. (And yes, that is a huge run on sentence, and yes, I DO want to take that trip with my kiddos!)

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