A Day in the Life of Andrew

Guys!  Today is a super fun day because…Andrew is taking over here in blog world!!

A few weeks ago, I had a sweet reader ask if we could share a “day in the life of Andrew”.  I asked him if he was up to the challenge, and he said, “Sure!”.  He took all the pics, he uploaded them here on my blog, he wrote the captions…he did it all.  I’m going to step out of the way right now and let him take over.  Friends, I give you a day in the life of Andrew Shull…

Good morning everyone.  First, let’s get some stuff out of the way.  I am not a writer.  I actually have a little anxiety with every key stroke.  AHHHH.  Second, because I am a man, this whole taking pictures thing was really difficult.  I can go on a whole guys snowboarding trip and between 15 guys we MAYBE have 3 photos documenting the occasion!  The thought of having to document this day gave me a whole new appreciation to what Mix and Match Mama does.  🙂

Wake-up call 4 am.  Even if I stay up late (11 PM), I have to pay the band in the morning.  So, if I stay up late watching sports on the patio with Tab, it’s the price I pay.

Coffee stat!!  My coffee is 2 espresso shots with 10 oz of hot water and 3 Truvia.

At the same time my Americano is brewing, I start my oatmeal.  I have to have something to burn while I workout.  ½ cup of Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal and a cup and a half of water.  2 min on high.  After it cooks, I leave it in there until 4:40 before I pull it out.  I don’t like my oatmeal runny.

I get my coffee and start my quiet time.  Last year a group of guys and I read through the Bible in a year.  This year, we decided to branch out and turn the 5 into 5 more groups of 5.  Simple multiplication.  Our group decided to stay together so we started a using a prayer app.  Echo Prayer app is the best.  You can add prayer requests, see answered prayer requests, update prayer requests….and more.  Highly recommend.  I am a big believer that when you say the words “I will be praying for you”, it is not just something you say to be nice.  If you invoke the P word you better follow through and do some praying.

Our group and our walk through the Bible.  Love it!!   In the “talk it over section”, Sam our Pastor (aka touchdown), challenged us to have a “say” (what jumped out at me today and what is it saying to me), “obey” (how can I apply), and “tell” (name someone to share the thought with).  If someone misses you can all see who it was.  It really holds you accountable.

Oatmeal back out of the microwave.  Insert scoop of protein and tablespoon of almond butter.

Poppy waiting to be let out before I leave for the gym.


Staples in my gym bag.  2 scoops of protein (unmixed) post lift snack, 1 smart water, Gatorade towel, ab roller, weight belt, wrist straps.

 

On my way to the gym, The Ticket goes on…


At 5:30, while I am working out the Heavens open up and the Ticket begins a new day.  They talk about more than just sports, so it is a must listen.  Shay even listens now!!  George, Craig, and Gordon, you complete me.  For those in the Dallas area 6:15, 6:40, 7:15, and 9:15 are the greatest segments of all.  I have literally laughed so hard I have fallen off the stair mill in the gym.  🙂

In my lifetime, I think I have only taken one workout photo (and felt awkward doing it).  I don’t want to be that guy, so you only get a post workout photo.  We did chest and back on this day, with some abs.  Total workout time, 50 min.  This is (another) Andrew.  Normally, I work out with my buddy Ty (shown below), but he was out of town on vacation.  Ty and I met in the gym over 7 years ago and have been friends ever since!  He played football  at Auburn. This photo was from a couple of years ago when I went to see a game with him (he had his tough guy face on while I was cheesing it up, HA)

 

Had to swing by the grocery store on the way home to stock up for a baseball weekend.  Protein cookies and Gatorade.

From the grocery store to my office.  I like to get things up and running before everyone else gets there.  It also allows me to get caught up on email and do some admin tasks.

Then home to kiss these kiddos as they are eating their breakfast.  I am usually a little sweaty so I always ask, who wants a sweaty hug?  After I say hi and “encourage” the kids to eat their breakfast, I head to the starimill for my cardio.  I love doing the Peloton, but it interrupts my ticket time, so that is a big no-no. I usually hit the Peloton, once or twice a week and then on the weekends.

Look what I saw… a hawk sitting on the fence looking for breakfast.  Run Frenchie!!


With a few minutes left this sweet girl asked me to hit the volleyball with her.  How could I say no!? I quickly jumped off and we started.  A,B, C, D. We like to at least finish the alphabet with the ball never touching the ground!


Then all of the kids pile on and it is off to school!  On beautiful mornings, I like to take the golf cart.  The fresh air never gets old.

I always give the girls a kiss on their heads and then I grab Smiths backpack and hold him down for his.  🙂

My morning call with my friend John on my way home.  John and I became best friends many years ago when he was the Executive Pastor at First McKinney.  He now lives in Indiana, but we talk every day.  Interesting fact about John, before he was a Pastor, he taught hand to hand combat in the Marines.  Needless to say, when we have gone on mission trips together (once we were on the Turkish/Iranian border) I have never been worried.

I used to be an anti-vitamin guy and then one morning I woke up and thought, what in the world am I doing?

10 egg whites scrambled, 3 pieces of turkey bacon, Ezekiel English muffin with a generous tablespoon of almond butter, and a Vann’s waffle with a tablespoon of natural honey.

After I eat, I throw a piece of chicken in the air-fryer.  I bought this one off of Amazon.  Easy and food tastes great!

I just stick in there with some olive oil and Montreal garlic chicken seasoning on it.

 

Next off to do chores.  Had to heat the pool for Shay, because today it just so happened to be Smith’s skip day.

And then off to do some brush control.  I will show you in a second, but behind our house, I am in a constant war with greenbrier vines (I think that is what they are called).

 

On my way out back, I stop to weed the garden really quickly.

And stop to water the plants.

Recently fallen tree over the creek.  I like the base so I left it.

This stuff right here is nasty.  It has a bulb in the ground that keeps it coming back year after year.  It will climb so high they can choke your trees and kill them.  Not to mention they have super sharp thorns.

You always get the view from the other side, so this is across the creek looking back.

We even have one tree that is completely horizontal.

At the top of the picture you can see what it used to look like.  This is the view looking onto my neighbor’s section.  It took me 2 years to remove the debris and get is cleaned up for the kids.

Smith and I spend a lot of time working back here.

Anyone know what this is?  Leaves of three…….I also spray for this.

Ticket still on…..

 

Next I hustle inside and start getting ready for work.  Now for three things I couldn’t live without.  My toothbrush.  Warning, it’s like a weed-eater in your mouth, but I am ruined forever from regular toothbrushes.  Also, I have to use this for my feet.  If not they crack.  Fun fact, before I met Shay I NEVER used lotion or any sort of moisturizer—EVER.  What was I thinking???  I use the other for my chest, legs, and arms, during the summer months.  It may not be some uber manly, backwoods lotion, but quite frankly it remind me of summer and spending time on the beach or Nantucket, so I will let it slide.

Ready for work.  MacBook, chicken and Yeti with ice.

Saying goodbye and getting hugs before I leave.

Quick photo with 2 of my staff members.  I have 5 full-time employees and a handful of part-timers.  Some work in office, while others work remotely.  Couldn’t do it without them.

This morning, I had an appointment in the office at 9:45, then one at 10:45.  In between appointments, I began running payroll, reviewed my group health insurance plan, and quoted life insurance plan for a few clients.

This is my friend and client Chad.  How sweet is his Bronco!?

Making calls until I leave for lunch.

At least 2 days a week I grab a quick bite to eat at the country club.  Since I eat the same thing pretty much everyday,  I call to pre-order and when I get there it is ready.  I was catching up on Chernobyl.  Wow.  What a show!!!

Ceasar salad (dry), 2 chicken breasts and sweet potato fries.  Who is this guy?  You many know his wife…Andrea.  Dave has been a great friend of mine for years, and he’s a manager at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.

Back to the office to review some baseball schedule details.  The rain in Texas right now is killing our schedule.

Starbucks for an Americano, and on my way, I grabbed 2 sonic drinks for Kensington and Ashby.  I went to see them at lunch, but because of state testing that day, I could only drop them off.  BOOOO.

 

I spent the next few hours making client calls and meeting with staff.  Then for my 2:30 lunch.

 

Smith has a hitting lesson at 4, so I picked him up at 3:45 along with his friend James.  After his hitting lesson I took them out with Nixon and I hit them 45 minutes of grounders.  Nothing like a little practice.

 

I took the boys home, and at 5:45, look what Shay had waiting for me.  Jameson is always my drink of choice.  I really feel like Shay and I have perfected the cheese board.  On this night, Shay had a strawberry Margarita.  We sat in the dining room while the kids showered for dinner.  We talked and worked out some more details for our summer trips.  Love doing this with her!

After that, I was on to grilling chicken for dinner.  This is the mango sauce we sometimes use from Trader Joe’s to marinate chicken.

I had to take a picture of my fountain.  My name is Andrew and I have a problem.  When the water in my fountain starts turning colors it drives me crazy.  My trick to keeping it clean?  In small amounts, put Hydrogen Peroxide in with the water.  It keeps the water cleaner longer.

While I made dinner, I watched the 27 time World Champion New York Yankees slug it out for a win against Baltimore.

 

Sweet potato fries, corn from Trader Joe’s, and grilled chicken.  My best memories are spent around the dinner table.  Doing highs and lows, and hearing about everyone’s day.

After dinner call with another one of my best friends.  Tab and I were probably talking baseball.

Some nights, I make chocolate chip cookies for the kids’ desert.  The trick?  Under-cook them.  No one likes a burnt cookie!

Now time to cuddle up and watch a family show, or movie.  Time spent relaxing as a family is always the best.  I know the day is coming when they won’t want to jump or me or play “chase daddy’s foot”.  🙂

I know this sounds strange, but for years Shay and I have had small brownie with light cool whip almost every night.  I find that if I allow myself this simple treat I don’t feel the need to eat a half a gallon of cookie dough topped with ice cream (or something of the like).

Confession time, yes I watch Bravo.  Question my man card all you want!   I like reality TV, and Bravo has perfected this art.  My favorites are Southern Charm and Summer House.

I used to eat 10 egg whites before bed, but lately I have been sticking to Greek yogurt with protein mixed in .  Sometimes, it’s good to change things up.  You might ask why?  After I finished playing football, I lost over 40 lbs, but in all reality even with the weight loss, I looked horrible.  What I was doing was starving myself.  All I would have in the morning was a protein shake, for lunch PB and J, and dinner, whatever Shay made.  Naturally I lost weight, but it was miserable. One day, Sean and I got to talking nutrition.  Sean connected me with Sagi Kalev, and Sagi rocked my world.  Look Sagi up online if you want to read about him.  He is a wealth of knowledge.  I realized by starving myself all day my body was in a constant storage mode.  I changed my routine, and naturally lost another 20 lbs, but gained a ton of muscle and strength.  Now 7 years later, I still follow the same routine.  I also treat food as fuel.  In order to have sustained energy you have to eat, and eat the right foods.  For the record I am not the authority on nutrition or fitness , all I know is what has worked for me. 🙂

Disclaimer-Sometimes the bear (me when I am hungry) comes out and I eat a whole Domino’s thin crust.  HA!

Nighttime routine.  Shay talked about this a few posts back.  I balked at the oils when Shay first brought them up, but when we went on our last cruise, it was my idea to bring the diffuser!  Sound machine, and a cool room are a must!!

On this night, Shay read for a few minutes, so I caught up on Billions on Showtime.  In 10 minutes I couldn’t keep my eyes open.

Well, that’s a wrap.  I am hoping most of you didn’t bail out on this post and are still around reading these last lines.  I realize my boring life may not be that interesting.  HAHA!   On the off chance one or two of you are still reading, thank you for staying around.  I leave you with this.  When Shay and I first started dating in Manhattan, Kansas, I was always the one who got recognized in public.  Those close to me know that I am super uncomfortable in that spot light.  I control it now, but I used to break out in a dripping sweat when this happened.  I realize there is no bigger spot light than what I used to do, but I loved that not for the “look at me”, but for the thrill of the competition.  I belabor my point, so let me get to it.  So many times I can be on the top of a mountain in Switzerland, in NY, or “you insert place”, and I hear, “aren’t you Mix and Match Mama’s husband”.  I am always thinking two things.  One, I am glad she is the one getting noticed and two, her readers (you) are the nicest people in the world.  I realize that some readers are here because they are skeptics, or to be critical, but that small portion is overshadowed by the 99.9% of you that are awesome.  Thank you for being so engaged and friendly to our family, specifically Shay.  Shay truly is what you see on this blog, day in and day out.  Her positive attitude, her engagement in our family, how much she loves me, our kids, and Jesus is authentic.  I love her for this and a million more things (it also doesn’t hurt that I find her super attractive 🙂 ). I tell her this all the time….I would be lost without her.  Thank you for letting me share my day!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 22, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Wow, both you and Andrew really pack your days full of activities, Shay! You guys get so much done. Great post! 😀

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Erika Slaughter May 22, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Andrew did GREAT!! I’m a bit tired for him-just from reading. If I got up at 4:00 daily, I’d be in bed at 8:00 every night! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Kim May 22, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Fun! His love for you and his kids ❤️❤️❤️

    • Joy May 22, 2019 at 10:11 am

      I Loved reading a day in the life of Andrew! I can’t believe how much things he gets done in a day! Thank you for sharing, You and Shay are the ultimate #couplegoals! God bless

    • Mallory Tully May 22, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      Loved this ! Great job!

  • Margaret May 22, 2019 at 5:16 am

    It is nice to hear a husband talk so sweetly about his wife and family! Have a great day Andrew. Thanks for sharing.

    • Carla May 22, 2019 at 9:10 am

      Andrew you are awesome and so is Shay! You make a great couple. You two are truly inspiring.

    • Linda Grubbs May 23, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Wow…. busy guy! But you make really good use of your time, impressive. I love Shay, but really enjoyed the switch-up Andrew. I love following your sweet family adventures!! Those kiddos, so cute!
      ( Keeping up with a few former student-athletes is a fun pastime for me since retiring from K-State Athletics 3 years ago) 💜

  • Andrea Limke May 22, 2019 at 5:33 am

    This was adorable! Andrew, you get more done before 9 a.m. than I do in an entire day! Thank you for sharing!

  • Megan May 22, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Thanks for sharing! My husband has a more flexible work schedule than I do during the school year and we seem to follow a similar day to your family where everyone is chipping in and shuttling kids, cooking, etc. at different times.

  • Jennifer May 22, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Ahh what a super fun and sweet post!! Way to go Andrew! (You are a great writer!)

    • Marla Slaughter May 22, 2019 at 9:25 am

      Lord have mercy! I was worn out by the time he got to the expresso machine! And I thought those were little baseballs in left hand corner?! I’m so impressed that I went into Gary’s office and told him he HAD to read your blog today!!!! Especially about the sports show! LOVED this post so so much! 👏👏👏👏

  • Robin Waibel May 22, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Your husband gets more done by 8am than I get done all day! I loved his day in the life –and tell him he isn’t a bad writer. I hung around to the end!!

    • Alaina May 22, 2019 at 9:10 am

      This is THE SWEETEST!!! Love your whole family! Thanks for letting us follow along…

    • Dory May 22, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thank you, Andrew, for sharing your day with everyone!! You seem like an amazing husband, dad and person! What a beautiful family you have!
      I like how you are so disciplined and, wow, you get a lot done in a day! 🙂
      I forwarded my husband the Ticket Sports Radio Podcast to my he so he could have something fun to listen to while he’s driving. Thanks again!

  • Laci May 22, 2019 at 5:41 am

    This was so fun to read and motivated me to do a little more in my day. I was about halfway through thinking, it’s JUST lunchtime?? LOL!

  • Ahna @ Hammers N Hugs May 22, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Andrew, my husband is so not “that guy” in the gym that he doesn’t even like to workout with other people around, despite the fact that he played football for almost 20 years, including college, and has been a football coach for 6 years. Ha. Thanks to this half of our garage is his power cage and about 5 million weight racks. Fun post!!

  • Sheaffer Sims May 22, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Great job, Andrew! Dang he packs a lot into his day! I’ve never put raw chicken in the air fryer, but I’m intrigued. I need to find out what temp and for how long. And such sweet words about you at the end. Love that!

  • Narci May 22, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Nice work, Andrew!! Loved seeing his day in the life! Sweet ending too!

  • Susan Williams May 22, 2019 at 5:59 am

    I loved the whole post, but my favorite part was the last few lines :). What an authentic love note from Andrew to you, Shay!

  • Jenn McNemar May 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Awww… I love this! Andrew’s love for his family and Jesus is admirable. He’s definitely one of a kind!!

  • Allison May 22, 2019 at 6:01 am

    OMG Andrew – I’m exhausted just reading about your day before you get to work! Thanks for sharing your day. I even clicked on a couple of those links and now I have a new app and possibly some heel moisturizer in my near future.

  • Stephanie Anderson May 22, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Thanks for sharing your day Andrew! I was actually thinking the other day, Shay should let home do a blog post. So FUN!! Have a blessed Day!

  • Kellee May 22, 2019 at 6:06 am

    WOW! Andrew, great blog post! Now I am off to eat some yogurt because I am super hungry!

  • DG May 22, 2019 at 6:11 am

    What an incredible man and an incredible family! Kudos for being brave to add your life to the blog, and congratulations for living an authentic life with your family. So nice to see all the love!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams May 22, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Aw thanks for sharing Andrew!! I just realized I do not enough with my mornings haha seriously inspired lol. Loved your sweet note at the end about being recognized as Shay’s husband and her community on here.

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  • Nicole Miller May 22, 2019 at 6:13 am

    That was such a fun read! Wow – I’m exhausted 🤣 but this also tells me I need to get up earlier and make the most of my day 😉

  • Abbey May 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

    What a fun post, and Shay is amazing. I love to read her posts, and your family is a great encouragement to many. Thank you for choosing to share your life with others.

  • Nikki May 22, 2019 at 6:17 am

    I love this. I read it all

  • Jen May 22, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Put a penny in the fountain. It helps with keep the water clear as mud!

    • Katherine Gilmore May 26, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      Love this post from Andrew! He did a great job! Exhausting how much he gets done in a day! Loved his testimony about his love for Shay and kiddos. Quick question for Andrew. Did I do the the metabolic type testing with Sagi?

  • Amanda May 22, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Thank you Andrew for sharing!!! It was so much fun to read your day and you’re a great writer! More Andrew take overs, in the future or maybe it’s time to blog???!!! My husband would love to read an Andrew Shull blog on Food, Fitness and Jesus!!! (getting started and staying motivated)!!!

    **Shay, love your blog, you, your sweet family and your Tribe of friends!!! **

    • Linh May 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Just wondering what bible reading app do you use for your group to hold each other more accountable. Love that you can see who is on track and who isn’t.

      • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 12:54 pm

        YouVersion!

  • Marie May 22, 2019 at 6:20 am

    This was such a fun read. I just have to ask, though – how many chicken breasts do you have to buy on a weekly grocery run?!? (I’m going to throw one in my air fryer for my lunch, thanks to this post!)

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 6:34 am

      He buys them! He does his own little shopping for chicken and eggs.

      • Kristin R. May 22, 2019 at 9:19 pm

        I remember a post you did a year or two ago, showing the kids’ lunch boxes in the fridge, and there were a whole bunch of egg cartons in there too. I couldn’t figure out why – but now it all makes sense! 🙂 Loved today’s post! You all are such a sweet family!

  • Amy Heinl May 22, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Thanks for sharing your day with us Andrew but more importantly thanks for sharing Shay and your family with all of us. It is a blessing and a bright spot for many of us. This little on line family Shay has built is wonderful…we laugh…some days we may cry a bit…we encourage..we love and we pray…all signs of a life well lived. Hope you will guest blog every now and then…you did great. Have a blessed day.

  • Beth Knecht May 22, 2019 at 6:25 am

    This was so awesome! So fun to see Andrew’s day in the life… and he did great! So many pictures and captions!! Have a great Wednesday!

  • Laura May 22, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I loved reading this! Thanks for sharing with us Andrew, you did a fantastic job! Lol. You and Shay inspire me to make the most out of my day, I love how routined you are.

  • Michelle Stoker May 22, 2019 at 6:32 am

    So impressed!! You and Shay seem to be a wonderful couple and great parents.

  • Sara M Alexander May 22, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Wooo, what a productive dude! It takes us 15 minutes to get into town and even then it’s a little one traffic light town. I love the country but how nice it must be to be able to go back and forth to your house throughout the day, run errands, and take your kids to school by golf cart or walk! You get a lot done!

  • Melanie Blanton May 22, 2019 at 6:47 am

    I thought you did a great job. I love to see a husband involved in the lives of his kids and wife. Thank you for that example. I have a question on what you eat daily. Is it because you workout? My husband is trying to lose weight after a terrible car accident where he broke his leg in 4 places. He is not able to workout, but does a lot of physical activity during the day. I know this is not your job but wanted your opinion. Thank you.

  • Valerie May 22, 2019 at 6:50 am

    “Run Frenchie!” made me laugh! 🙂

  • Jade Hudson May 22, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Oh my goodness, that last paragraph had me tearing up a bit! What a great post! Thanks Andrew (and Shay) for sharing!!

  • Karen May 22, 2019 at 6:52 am

    My goodness you eat a lot of chicken! I also get up early… 4:15am. My dad always got up at that time because he went to work early to be home for us after school. He’s now retired and I live 500 miles away from him but we chat over email during the 4am hour daily. I love an early morning!

  • Maggie C May 22, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Loved how you let Andrew share his day! Random question, but what coffee maker do you guys use? We are in the market for a new one and I love how yours makes espresso too!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

      A Jura!!

  • AmandaWilson May 22, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Loved this!! You are a good sport Andrew! You are so disciplined!!

  • Dustie Day May 22, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Thanks for sharing and I’m exhausted!!!! What a sweet post.

  • D'Andra Landry May 22, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Okay so things I learned about your fantastic husband! He truly is maximizing his hours during the day! Oh my all that yard work and exercise before going to work! And i have a former football player husband and I am so glad to see mine isn’t the only one who eats so many eggs lol!!! Y’all are truly a blessing!

  • Melinda Penny May 22, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Love this post! How fun and now I need to get up and get more done! You both put me to shame! Ha!

  • Becky Przy May 22, 2019 at 7:11 am

    So fun to get a glimpse into a day in the life of Andrew! I am wondering–how did you get so disciplined? have you always been this way? I have been trying for years to get down a routine (prayer, family time, work, etc), but it never seems to stick. I do get up early, workout, but by the time the kids get up, the rest of my “planned routine” goes out the window!

  • Ella May 22, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Loved reading all about Andrew’s typical day!

  • June May 22, 2019 at 7:13 am

    we just made a pit stop in McKinney because of your blog. Such a charming town!! Loved Spoons downtown!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

      Yay!!!!

      • Sarah May 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

        Your busy day was so interesting to read! But that last paragraph totally made me tear up. Love how you guys honor one another!😭😊

  • Pamela May 22, 2019 at 7:14 am

    This post was SO fun to read…even though I am always amazed at how much you guys pack into one day…very inspirational! Thank you so much for sharing your wife and kids with us everyday…reading this blog just makes my day 😀

  • Anna May 22, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Loved this! Andrew needs to do one when Christmas comes around, you know, Andrew’s guide to shopping for family and friends.

  • Theresa Wenz May 22, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Oh my goodness….what an awesome post (I mean I love all of your posts, but this one was really fun)! It was really cool to see a day in the life of Andrew and it doesn’t get any better than the New York Yankees (sorry Shay! 😜), Jameson and Bravo. You really have a beautiful family. God bless you all. 😊🥰

  • StephC May 22, 2019 at 7:24 am

    This was great! Thanks for sharing your day with us!

  • Donna May 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Loved reading this post and you did a great job writing Andrew! Thanks for taking the time to write it!

  • Danette May 22, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Loved.. LOVED reading this post!!! Well done on capturing all the little details of your day and thanks for sharing it, Andrew! This was such an enjoyable read! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your family and life with us, Shay!! You are truly an inspiration for enjoying everyday ordinary moments and making the most of it!!

  • Kim May 22, 2019 at 7:34 am

    I read every word and looked at every picture. Like others, I was impressed with how much is packed into a day! I so appreciate your humbleness and love for your Lord and family. You are a keeper!

  • Chelsea May 22, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Ok well this was just the cutest thing ever.

  • Jeni Pearlman May 22, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Loved that Andrew took over today! Great post Andrew!! Love Shay and the blog. I look forward to reading her posts each morning. It’s how I start my day! Your family is so sweet!

  • Jodie Kingsbury May 22, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Love reading a day in the life of Andrew. He sure packs a lot into his day. Love how he loves his family.
    Great job writing, Andrew.

  • Shelley May 22, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Thanks for sharing this, I love reading about people’s days.
    Also wanted to say, have been reading your blog for prob 5 yrs now. I’m struggling with empty nesting and going thru some things with my husband. Your blog is like comfort food, a bright warm spot of my day and I appreciate it.

    • Lisa May 24, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Shelley, fellow reader here. so sorry to hear you’re in a rough patch of life. Not that this will ‘fix’ anything but i just read a great book ‘vertical marriage’ and it was a light easy read on keeping marriage centered and hit on certain things we dont always talk about in a marriage. Hope things start looking up soon.

  • Lisa May 22, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Love this post!! You are both amazing!

  • Elspeth Mizner May 22, 2019 at 7:52 am

    This was so fun to read! My gosh, he is one very busy guy! Thanks for sharing Andrew and for sharing your family with us Shay!! I loved it! It would be cool to see a day in the life for each of the kids! So fun! Have a great day Shull family!

    http://www.elspethsdaybyday.com

  • Allie May 22, 2019 at 7:58 am

    MORE ANDREW ON THE BLOG!!! Awesome post and I’m going to look up Sagi Kalev right now! He definitely did not skimp out on this.

  • TriciaR May 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

    That is so funny – that is EXACTLY what I eat every day too!! What are the odds??!! 😀

    Seriously, I may have a little crush now. Sorry Shay. That last paragraph did it.

  • Jamie May 22, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Andrew! OMG! I loved this! When you said “you complete me” , I almost spit out my protein waffle. I have NO clue how you get so much done and eat SO much!! It was amazing! Come back again!

  • Marcy May 22, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Great job Andrew! Thank you for sharing your day. I love how family, faith and friends are center in your day. I feel exhausted just reading about your day, but definitely see a couple of things I can incorporate into my day.

  • Sarah May 22, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Okay, that last paragraph was the sweetest ever!

  • Amy Azza May 22, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Wow! Andrew did a great job- this is one of the best day in the life posts I have ever read. i was captivated till the very end. Andrew you are truly a servant of God and an inspiration. I hope you write more blog posts!!

  • Dana May 22, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Aww…that last part made me tear up!! What a fun post, too. It’s like Shay’s day in the life, but with a much more masculine touch!

  • Raquel Whatley May 22, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Great job Andrew! I read the whole thing and loved it! My favorite was when you spoke about Shay at the end.. It’s so refreshing to hear husbands and wives speak so kind about their other half. That speaks volumes about you and Shay! God bless and I vote for more Andrew blogs!

  • Taylor May 22, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Andrew should make a guest appearence on the blog monthly!! Regarding Andrew’s last paragraph, last year my friend was in Hawaii and ran into Sean and immediately texted me freaking out. I replied “the only Lowe I care about meeting is Shay.” Hahaha. This community loves your wife and the community she has created!

  • Bev May 22, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Really enjoyed reading this! Loved your sweet words about Shay. As a regular follower, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say the reason Shay has such “awesome, friendly” followers is a direct tribute to what you stated, her genuine authenticity. Just love her and your family!

  • Stephanie May 22, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Love this!!

  • Sheena Snook May 22, 2019 at 8:16 am

    This post was so fun to read! 🙂 You guys are an amazing family and such an inspiration!

  • Donna Dulworth May 22, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Thanks Andrew, you did a great job writing this! I love that you are so devoted to God, your family, and your health. Your Uncle Bill, loved telling us all about you and your accomplishments, wish he was still with us to see you now!!

  • Tracy Doubts May 22, 2019 at 8:20 am

    This was a treat, awesome post Andrew! Loved everything, in particular I found the nutrition information helpful. Thank you for sharing your day and Shay…thank you for sharing your blog!

  • Kelly May 22, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Wow! So impressive how much he packs in the day to squeeze in taking care of himself, his dogs, his kids, his wife, his business, his home, his friends …. all in 24 hours. Thank you for sharing this and presenting an amazing role of a husband, parent and all around wonderful man of the household. Trust me, the readers want to read more of this type of content!!

  • Abby May 22, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Ummmm I didn’t expect to finish reading this post with tears down my face. Let’s blame it on the post-partum hormones. What a sweet love you have for each other!

    Andrew – I’m pretty dang amazed how much you fit into a day! I need to get my time management skills in line!

  • Dana May 22, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I want to know how Andrew can separate 10 eggs everyday for his 10 eye white eggs every morning??? Or does he just buy the pre-packaged eyewhites??? LOL! I’d be half way through those 10 eggs and then 1 yolk would bust through. URGH!!!!

  • Justyna May 22, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Loved this!! Can Andrew become your blog regular? His post saved my miserable commute!

  • Paige May 22, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Whew! I didn’t get half way through and I was exhausted haha. I continued on until the end though and glad I did! I enjoyed seeing Andrews day for a change and wow what a sweet read to end the day 🙂 Getting up at 4:00am I would also be in bed by 8:00pm. HOW does he do it?!

  • Stacy May 22, 2019 at 8:29 am

    So much Chicken!!! But seriously, Andrew clearly has a servant’s heart and I was also impressed with his calls to friends. I get so “busy” and realize I’m not making time just to talk to people. And he gets more done by 9:00 than I get done in a day 🤣

  • Becky May 22, 2019 at 8:31 am

    What a great post – thanks for letting us into your life a bit Andrew. I must say you do more before 8am than I do all day!!! Wow!

  • Evan May 22, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Thanks for sharing your day, Andrew. Wow. You definitely squeeze the most into your days.

  • Marty Walden May 22, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Loved the post but I keep wandering what happens with the dozen egg yolks everyday since he only uses the whites!?!?!

  • Clare Butler May 22, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Andrew did a great job letting us into his part of yalls world. It’s so sweet seeing this side of you family! I just love this post!!!

  • Kerry May 22, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I truly enjoyed this post. You are an amazing example for your children of what it means to be a good and Godly husband. This has been one of my favorite posts ever! Thank you for sharing a day in your life Andrew.

  • Tamra May 22, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Oh my goodness! Exhausted just reading his post… y’all are the ULTIMATE POWER COUPLE! 🤣🙌🏼 What bible reading/accountability app is that? Looks awesome!

  • Randi jo rooks May 22, 2019 at 8:38 am

    I loved it !!!!!!! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing. You all have the sweetest family and happiest little life. God is good! 🙂
    PS I also love how much your sports upbringing has positively impacted your life today. Even though we didnt go “as far” – we find that to be true too. The discipline, mental strength, physical care, even knowing how to be on a team. It’s evident that the Lord can use sports to teach important life principles! Love it!

  • Eryn May 22, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Andrew, I’m tired after only getting to 7:30/8:00 in the morning!! Whew!
    Fun post and yes to under baking cookies and letting them cook on the pan a few minutes after taking them out!

  • Sandra May 22, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I really enjoyed this day in a life! Thanks Andrew and Shay!

  • Leigh May 22, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I really enjoyed reading this! You have all made a wonderful family and wonderful life together. I love how family and God focused you all are and make time for both in your lives. Wishing you continued blessings and happiness!

  • Alicia May 22, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Aww, I loved this! Great post from Andrew! You did a fantastic job Andrew. I kept thinking when does he go to work but then realized you had done all that work before 9:00!! Wow! My hubs needs some lessons! One last thing, Rock Chalk Jayhawk! 😉☺️

  • Ashley Guck May 22, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I loved this post so much!

  • Kacy Mah May 22, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I enjoyed this a lot! Ofc you had to mention the NYY being 27 time world champions haha. I like how both you and Shay are early risers and so productive! Also, whenever I’m in the car I’m listening to Sports Talk 610 (a Houston show). You should def guest post on the blog more often!

  • Taylor R May 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Wow! Really great post. Thank you for the insight to Andrew’s day. It’s so fun to get a glimpse at other people’s daily lives 🙂 Also, I love how much he loves you!!! Ty, Jesus <3

  • kelly May 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Andrew did so well in his guest post. I loved reading about his day. Y’all clearly make a good team.

  • Susan Matthews May 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    I am also curious about the chicken breast in the air fryer. What temperature and for how long?

  • Jocelynn Webb May 22, 2019 at 8:46 am

    What a full day! You both seem like very authentic people, just as Andrew described you. I think that’s why after seven years, I still read your blog everyday and follow you on social media.

  • Hallye Terrell May 22, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Great post, Andrew! Yes, I read all the way to the end and LOL’d at the last paragraph. I actually saw you in the Miami airport about a month ago, and told my friend “that’s Mix and Match Mama’s husband!” I didn’t say hi, because I thought that would be a little weird – so glad to know I’m not the only blog reader who recognizes you!
    PS I had just been telling my friend how packing cubes are total travel game-changers…learned about them thanks to you, Shay!

  • Heather May 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Ahhh Shay, Andrew just seems simply amazing! Love a man who loves his wife, children and Jesus 100%. You can absolutely tell you two are a perfect team.

  • Chrys May 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    This was AWESOME! I really appreciate how hard working you both are. You seriously are non-stop and yet you both seem so happy just tackling everyday life. Plus, you guys are so darn cute! 😉

  • Anna May 22, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Andrew did an awesome job!! He was so thorough in his photos and explanations.. he may just be a blogger after all! haha. Also, I know you’ve told us how much Andrew accomplishes in a day before, but after getting this play by play I can definitely see how being married to each other pushes each of you to be and do your best! Y’all are definitely a “power couple”! 😉

  • Holley@beesimplyorganized.com May 22, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I love this post! Good for you Andrew getting so much done in the mornings! I really admire Shay for being so productive and now I admire the both of you! Truly a power couple! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Lindsey Catiller May 22, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for sharing about the prayer app checking it out for community group.

  • Andrea McAnally May 22, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I’m laughing so hard at Dave’s cameo on your blog! I think Andrew is probably Dave’s favorite member based solely on his efficiency and consistency! 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 10:34 am

      I laughed at it too! Dave is such a good sport!

  • Amy May 22, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Loved this post. My main takeaway…? Andrew eats like 8 times a day! I’m both shocked and impressed…ha! He’s a great dad and husband and you are blessed to have such a great guy! (and he’s blessed to have you, too!)

  • amlakar May 22, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Bravo, Andrew! Loved reading your post 🙂 Regarding the airfryer…Shay you may have blogged about this before, but I was wondering what brand you recommend?

  • Denise May 22, 2019 at 8:57 am

    One of my favorite posts to date 🙂 Put the heel cream in my cart already!

  • Emily May 22, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I loved Andrew’s blog post! & holy moly, he is on the go ALL day long!

  • Kelly S May 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Andrew and Shay Shull are #couplegoals. I also love Poppy’s bedhead. Mornings can be rough, Poppy! 🙂

  • Monica Stoleson May 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Your a lucky woman! Such a great husband and man of God. Loved the post Andrew. You did a nice job. Thanks for sharing!

  • Elizabeth May 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Thank you, Andrew! Loved seeing your day. And that you shared that you love Bravo – Southern Charmed and Summer House are my husband’s favorites too – and no one every expects him to love these shows – he is a rancher 🙂

  • kyla Fisher May 22, 2019 at 9:03 am

    awesome post….and super sweet words from Andrew. You guys are amazing!

  • Karla May 22, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Loved this post! I love looking into your lives through the eyes of Shay. It was fascinating to see your vantage point and, may I say, your diet has really inspired me! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Lace S May 22, 2019 at 9:04 am

    My favorite post ever!! I loved reading about his day! Sounds a lot like my husband, so thankful for great men raising great kids!

  • April Caddis May 22, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I never comment but this was SUCH a fun read! haha! Andrew, you are awesome! Y’all have the sweetest fam!

  • Michelle May 22, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Loved this, and War Eagle!

  • Kimberly Nations May 22, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I love this.. Andrew you done really well with this post. Thanks for sharing the name of the name of the gentlemen that has helped you out on your nutrition. My son has been looking and researching this subject and I’ll pass along to him.. Thanks again..

  • Abby Reynolds May 22, 2019 at 9:07 am

    This is SO cute!! I need a man like Andrew haha. You’re blessed with the cutest children and a great husband. I know that you know that. I love you guys.

  • Jumi A May 22, 2019 at 9:08 am

    You two are so precious. Andrew you did a great job writing and capturing your day. I’m quite impressed.
    I enjoy Shay’s authenticity and that’s why I’ll keep reading.

  • Genevieve Graham May 22, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I shared this post with my husband and made sure to include a note that said, “this man does more before 8am then anyone i know!” Very inspiring and motivating! I also loved his closing remarks about you! Very sweet!

  • Ashley May 22, 2019 at 9:10 am

    LOVED this post! I’ve been wondering about Andrew’s daily life so I was thrilled to see this. Amazing job, Andrew! I loved every detail.

  • Mimi May 22, 2019 at 9:12 am

    What a wonderful husband and dad. I am very impressed. Is there anything he is not good at!!!??? The last paragraph was super sweet and made me smile. And…..this man gets more done in a day then I do in a month!!!!!! (as a full time working mom with a 2 year old there is just not enough time in a day for me).

  • Rebecca Jo May 22, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I’m exhausted just reading this. Between the both of you, man, a lot gets done in a day.
    I’m just impressed at all the PROTEIN in a day… I do good to get 40g a day – that’s STRIVING & working for it. I need to take notes here.

  • Heather May 22, 2019 at 9:19 am

    He fits more in by 9 AM than I do in an entire day. 🙂 I loved this change in a day in the life!

  • Amy St.Hilaire May 22, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Wow, Andrew!! That’s one jam packed day. I’m tired just reading about it! I’m so impressed with Andrew’s discipline across the board.

  • Rebecca Reyes May 22, 2019 at 9:19 am

    This was a fun read- thanks for sharing! You guys are such a fun family to follow! I especially love that you guys include your faith and scriptures at times!

  • Vivian G May 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

    What kind of vitamins do you take Andrew? I’d like to get my husband to take some. Thanks for sharing your day with us. It was so fun to read 🙂

  • KimW May 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

    WOW! This was an interesting read and I am in awe of how disciplined Andrew is! It is awesome and inspiring! It is also awesome to hear about being so dedicated to his friendships… we could all learn from that!

  • Pam May 22, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Andrew, thank you for sharing this with all of us! It was beyond inspirational & like reading “words of wisdom.” I’m a little on the OCD side when it comes to cleaning (I remember things being cleaned up as being important to you when I watched the anniversary video Shay posted), & I know it can be hard work keeping the inside & outside of a house looking in tip-top shape–the outside work you have done yourself is remarkable, & it’s cool the kiddos have such a beautiful yard to play in!
    Your day, (& I know Shay’s) is so organized–WOW!
    We’ve been with State Farm for over 30 years, so if we ever move back to Texas (born & raised in big D)–we know who to call! :}
    Reading Shay’s “daily” (as I call it) is always a part of my morning, & this was a nice surprise today–so, thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to let us all take a peak into what makes you & your family so special! Blessing to you all!

  • Rene' Kiser May 22, 2019 at 9:23 am

    OMG! This post was so awesome and also soooooo sweet!!!! Such a beautiful and genuine family!!!

  • Lisa Fowler May 22, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Loved this post, especially your kind words about your wife at the end! That air fried chicken looked great! I think my husband would use that a lot. Not sure about throwing it in a bag, but that’s just me. Great job! You should start your own blog!

  • Pamela May 22, 2019 at 9:27 am

    You do more things before I am even out of bed. I’m going to talk to my husband – he will have to step up his game! ha!!

  • Gentry Adams May 22, 2019 at 9:31 am

    My favorite part of Andrew’s day is that he watches Bravo- ha!! Summer House and Southern Charm are two of the best! 🙂

  • Sarah | The Teacher's Wife May 22, 2019 at 9:32 am

    What a fun post! Thanks for sharing, Andrew! Y’all truly are a great team. God bless you both! So can we call you the MixandMatchPapa? 🙂

  • Jenn May 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I LOVED this! What a wonderful guy – if he wants to start teaching classes on work/family balance, please let me know! 😂😂 I am so impressed by both of you. Now it’s time for each of the kids to have a post!

  • Sara May 22, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Fun post!
    Do you mind me asking what model Jura espresso maker do you have? Is it hard to clean?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

      I just went and looked (and looked at our manual) and it only says Jura. We bought it at Williams-Sonoma.

  • CHRISTINA SPINELLA May 22, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Random question, but do you like your vertical dual monitor setup? I currently have a horizontal one but am thinking about switching to a vertical. Thoughts?

  • Suzy May 22, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Such a nice post! Andrew did a GREAT job documenting his BUSY BUSY day! Very sweet daddy and hubby! Thanks for sharing!

  • kaci May 22, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Great post! Super motivating

  • Joyce May 22, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Loved your post Andrew! Neat to see how you manage your day! Do you mind sharing the mixture for the poison ivy and brush spray? Thanks!

  • Natalie May 22, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Both of you accomplish so much! Loved this post! Andrew did an awesome job documenting and writing it! Loved it.

  • Stacy May 22, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Just googled Sagi Kalev. Thanks for sharing that info. I’m sharing that with my husband. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your day…

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 10:32 am

      He’s AMAZING!!!

  • Lindsay May 22, 2019 at 9:50 am

    You guys are both so disciplined and dedicated! I love learning more about your partnership and family. With a young family myself, it is truly inspiring. I also loved that Shay had a cocktail and cheese board waiting for you when you got home! You two have really created such an incredible life and family and I know it took hard work to do that! Thanks for sharing!

  • Angie Clark May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I loved this post and I’m so super impressed at how much you get done so early in the morning, both of you! Love the blog and reading about your sweet family!

  • Debbra Weber May 22, 2019 at 9:53 am

    That was a great read–good job!! I’m genuinely happy for you and your family. You are doing it right and we are lucky to get to share in it. You all are a breath of fresh air! Thank you!!

  • Melissa May 22, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Loved this post! Andrew should do more of them!

  • Jill May 22, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for sharing. Andrew you did a great job and I love to see such a wonderful example of marriage and family.

  • Amy May 22, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I saw Andrew at the Allen vs McKinney Boyd game. What a game! Sorry our Allen Eagles lost out, but my graduating boy went out with bang! Enjoy the ride and don’t blink because it goes so fast. So grateful my boy still gets to continue on and follow his passion and is playing college ball in Kansas. Happy Summer and Happy Baseball Days!!

  • Jesslyn May 22, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I loved reading about Andrew! I’ve never met anyone who eats that much chicken lol! My future husband, whomever that may be, will have to live up to Andrew standards. Seriously, what a great guy, father, and husband.

  • Anne May 22, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Okay, seriously.. I feel like I need to shadow him for a day to figure out how to get all of that done. I kept checking the time markers to figure it out 😂

    Last paragraph had me in tears- so sweet!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Katie May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Great post, and writing!! I was already tired as can be by lunch time on this post!! Y’all are both such a great inspiration, thank y’all!!

  • Sara May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Loved this post! Shay I thought you were busy all day….goodness Andrew makes me tired! HA! Loved the sweet note at the end. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ellen May 22, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Oh my goodness! I am overwhelmed and amazed by how much you pack into a day. I found this strangely fascinating! Great job, Andrew!

  • Brinkley Brown May 22, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Love this! Thanks for sharing. Both you and Shay are such sweet and genuine people. Reading her blog is one of the highlights of my day. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your daily routine!

  • Natalie Hoover May 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

    What an awesome excellent post .. tell Andrew I read the entire post . I loved it and thought he was sweet at the ending of the kind things said about you Shay. I adore you and your family . 😍

  • Kimberly May 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Wow, both of y’all are go getters & disciplined!! It’s so inspiring & really encourages me 🙂 Thank you to your sweet hubby for letting us in on his day, may y’all continue to be blessed!

  • Corbie May 22, 2019 at 10:13 am

    LOVED this post! Loved the last paragraph the best! Now I need to look up an air fryer! lol! Thank you Andrew for taking your time in doing this- what a fun read this morning!

  • Rikki May 22, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Inspiring but now I need a nap! Wowza!

  • Jeanne Cobianchi May 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Absolutely loved this post. You both are blessed to have one another.

  • Kathy Cochran May 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Great post Andrew, thank you for sharing your day!

  • kellie May 22, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Andrew!!! How do you do it all!??!?! And seriously, how do you not turn into a CHICKEN?!? (hahaha, just kidding — I love chicken too but I don’t think I’ve ever eaten THAT much in one day!)
    What a good Daddy you are, too — but the thing I love most is the time you and Shay take together over your fancy drinks and snack board. That’s sacred time when you’re on the run so much.
    Thanks for the fun peek into your world!

  • Simona May 22, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Great job, Andrew!

  • Wendi Findley May 22, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Now I am super tired just reading this! Thank you for sharing your day and what made it even better is that my beloved Auburn Tigers were mentioned. War Eagle!!

  • Vanessa Roberts May 22, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I loved getting to read this! Andrew did a great job! I came away with two things….I need to get more done in my day, and I feel like I need to take a nap for Andrew 😉 All kidding aside, I really enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Lisa Richardson May 22, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Y’all are so cute! Andrew rocked it and like others, I’m a bit tired after reading about his day. Seems I should step up my game. LOL

  • Keisha Dawson May 22, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I loved this post! He is such a sport to do it. Y’all are just the cutest!

  • Pam May 22, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I was on the fence about the air fryer at Christmas time, but I just ordered through your link! Wow, you must buy a TON of eggs and chicken! LOL I consider Shay a friend, and my book club teases me about it. Thanks for the fun post! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

      I’m so happy you do,Pam!! That makes me so happy!!

  • Kristi May 22, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Loved this!! Shay, did you have that for dinner too?!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Yes, I was sitting right next to him. He forgot to photograph me basically the whole day…but I was there! Hahaha!

  • Patty Anderson May 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I hate to disappoint you, Andrew, but you can no longer get the Bath & Body Works cracked heel treatment. They discontinued the whole True Blue Spa line. Too bad-that stuff is amazing! Also, you eat like a Hobbit…1st breakfast, 2nd breakfast, etc. Good for you! I learned the hard way, too, that only eating small, healthy meals wasn’t doing me any favors. All it did was keep my metabolism slow and cause me to store the fuel as fat. Once I began eating smaller, healthy meals more often along with my exercise routine I finally began dropping weight. Loved seeing your “day in the life” post!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

      We get it on Amazon!!!

  • Jessica May 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Loved the post! Always fun to read about someone else’s life. Simple pleasure for a SAHM🤣. I love how relatable your family is. And EMAW💜. Go Cats!

  • Melissa May 22, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Loved this post from Andrew but I’m exhausted just from reading it. 😂 All that you two get accomplished in your day is incredible!

  • Dianna May 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

    I am going to need a more in depth review of Chernobyl from Andrew! This post was great, his chicken budget must be very large to accommodate his protein needs lol!

  • Anna Wallace May 22, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Shay, what is your strawberry margarita recipe?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

      I need to write it down!!

    • Sarah May 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Your busy day was so interesting to read! But that last paragraph totally made me tear up. Love how you guys honor one another!😭😊

    • KatieB May 23, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      Yes! I want it too, especially if it’s “skinny.”

  • Elizabeth May 22, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Did Smith miss state testing for a skip day?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Of course not! That day was reserved for all of the kids who had missed it and needed to make it up.

  • Katie Stuen May 22, 2019 at 10:51 am

    This is was sooo much fun to read! The world needs more Andrews. What a terrific guy!

  • Debbie May 22, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I’m so tired and worn out just reading this post, I had to stop and get coffee, stop and let the dog out, stop and make breakfast and now I’m finally finished reading it and all I want is a nap. Can’t imagine actually living it! Lol! Way to go you over achiever Andrew! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

  • Morgan May 22, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Wow, Andrew really makes the most of his day! Maybe this will motivate me to be somewhat less slothlike after the work day is over. 😉

  • Kristen Krueger May 22, 2019 at 10:57 am

    SO FUN to read his day in a life. You are both so disciplined and structured – I could learn a thing or two from both of you with my 4 kids! Thanks for sharing, Andrew!

  • Marina May 22, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Great job Andrew!!! Loved reading about your day!

  • Mallory Hansen May 22, 2019 at 11:02 am

    “but quite frankly it remind me of summer and spending time on the beach or Nantucket, so I will let it slide.” This made me LOL 🙂

  • jordan May 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

    This was great! just curious, did he get his daily call in to his parents?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 11:24 am

      I’m sure he did!! He almost always calls them on the way home from work 🙂 .

  • Katrina May 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

    What a great post!!! Loved it!

  • Anamarie Simmons May 22, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Aside from being a pregnant woman and getting a little queasy looking at all the eggs and chicken he eats in one day :), I have to say I’m impressed with how well he documented his day! This was a fun read! Love to see how people spend their days, even if there will never be a day I willingly get up at 4am! 🙂

  • Amanda May 22, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Wow Andrew eats so much chicken!! 🤣

  • Liz Thorson May 22, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Thank you, Andrew! You ARE a writer and one very intense, organized, loyal, efficient, determined, disciplined, kind, sweet man! I loved reading and looking at pics of your day and admire and respect how much you cherish and love your family and friends! You and Shay are a dear and remarkable couple!

  • Detroit Duchess May 22, 2019 at 11:48 am

    This is so fun! Love my fellow Yankees fans! I just downloaded that prayer app – what a great idea! My husband is also obsessed with Chernobyl right now, I am going to have to check it out. You two are such high performers, it is inspiring to see how you both attack the day.

  • Becky Cowen May 22, 2019 at 11:53 am

    LOVED your post, Andrew! Two things… As I was reading and before I got to where you specifically talk about nutrition, I was already thinking I need to forward your post to my husband to convince him he is not eating enough! Also, I’m going to need more details on that strawberry margarita! It looks delicious!

  • Paula May 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Andrew did a great detailed job documenting his day. Very impressive day. You two compliment each other very well. Your children are extremely blessed to have two very loving & dedicated parents.

  • emily May 22, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Day in the life posts are simply the best and it was SO neat to read about Andrew’s day. He did a wonderful job both with documenting the day with pictures and the writing! Especially the end – SO sweet!

  • Elyse May 22, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Great post, Andrew! You did a great job taking pics all day! 🙂

    Does it only take 20 minutes to cook a piece of chicken in the air fryer?! Is it crispy? Would love to know more!!

  • Julie May 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Loved this post and your family!!

  • Whitney May 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Amazing! Love your blog. Thanks for encouraging all of us to be better people! You two are an inspiration. I need to start getting up earlier.

  • julie May 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    What Bible app is that? I can’t find it??

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      YouVersion 🙂

  • Amy Calderon May 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    1.) LOVE the balance!
    2.) My goodness he eats so much! haha
    3.) I feel so super lazy after reading this! And I work and coach and my kids play 3 sports.

    Love this, thanks for sharing!!

  • Julie Kitchens May 22, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Love this!! Way to go Andrew! Loved hearing about your day and food log. I am so excited to check into the prayer app and that heel treatment balm!!! Hope to see you again. Love your precious family!

  • Ellen May 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Yes, I agree. I think that’s why I liked this post so much! Lots of things made me giggle, and whether you were trying or not, it was very charming.

  • Sarah May 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    These are my absolute favorite posts (I find them so fascinating) and I loved reading it from Andrew’s perspective! Great job and good for your for stepping out of your comfort zone!!

  • Erika Byrum May 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    This was fascinating to read. I loved it! Great job, Andrew!

  • Carly May 22, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Andrew you did such a good job! I am going to read this post every day to be inspired to get more done before 9am. You and Shay are such GOALS!

  • Teresa May 22, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Well done Andrew!! Love everything about this post and why I love to follow.

  • Meg May 22, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    This was such a great post! My favorite part was the last few lines that Andrew wrote. I am so inspired by the love, happiness, and fantastic partnership in your marriage!

  • Ashley May 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Shay! I have been reading for years and I thought I remembered you saying before that you and Andrew didn’t drink alcohol. Am I crazy or did you guys change your thoughts on it? I am just curious how you both balance it in your diets to look so amazing.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      No, we said we prefer to eat our calories instead of drink them. That’s still pretty true! I’d much rather eat queso than drink something 😉 .

  • Ahsia May 22, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    I really enjoyed reading about Andrew’s day. Your family is awesome.

  • Tracy May 22, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Andrew seem so sweet and such a good hubby & dad. And what a good sport to document his day! Man, he gets so much done before 10 a.m. 🙂

  • Amy D. May 22, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    What a fun post to have a look into Andrew’s day! Thank you for sharing, Andrew!

    Also, I love what you wrote about Shay. It’s so true! After following her blog for years, I got the pleasure to meet Shay at the Go Wild Conference in 2017 and it was such a fun experience getting to meet my favorite blogger in person. Shay is so down to earth and you can tell that she is totally the person you see on her blog in real life, she isn’t fake in any way.

    Thanks again for sharing your day with us.

    PS: I love that Andrew managed to slide in that Yankees championship reference! It made me laugh.

  • Lina May 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    So fun to get a glimpse into your day! Thanks for being a good sport, Andrew! And it was super interesting, not boring at all!

  • Amy May 22, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    I just love your sweet family!

  • Donna May 22, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    This was a GREAT post Andrew. You are an incredible father, husband and friend. Thank you for sharing such personal aspects of your life with all of us. You did a GREAT job! Really enjoyed this.

  • Laci May 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Andrew gets more done before 8 am than most people (myself included) get done in a day! Andrew did a great job!

  • Dawn May 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Wowzer! You sir are one busy man. Thanks for jumping on and letting us in on your world. Love, love following your sweet family.

  • Nikki May 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    As someone patiently waiting for my future husband, these posts are always encouraging! It’s cool to see a guy out there who loves Jesus first, loves his family so so well, serves humbly, takes care of himself, and works hard at his marriage! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick May 22, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Ok, that’s it. I’m clearly not doing enough each day! haha I think I need Andrew to be my life coach. He’s a great motivator! I may even set my alarm an hour early tomorrow. (MAY…😉) This was such a fun post!
    That Inspired Chick

    • Dorinda May 22, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      For real! He needs to go into motivational speaking or some sort of daily inspirational podcast. So disciplined.

  • Megan Jeffries May 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    He is a wordy and busy fella! I found a day in his life very interesting! I’m also going to start incorporating “2:30 lunch” in my day!

  • Norita May 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Gosh, I LOVED this post. Mixandmatchmama is so popular because you can just tell she’s ‘real’.
    Thanks for sharing your day with us!
    Praying for y’all!!

  • Lisa B May 22, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I have so many thoughts. LOL! This man does and eats more in one day than I do in a whole week! I need to be burning the calories he is! His last paragraph was precious! ❤️

  • Sara May 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    That was a lot of fun hearing Andrew’s side! He does more before taking the kids to school than anyone I know!!! But I wasn’t surprised, I love how intentional y’all live. I agree with what some others said … the last few lines were the best! What a nice man, husband, and father! 😍

  • Karly Roush May 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    What a fun thing to read! Kudos to you and your disciplined routine! Love following Shays blog and love that you did this for her audience. My hubby and I are kstaters and we were there when you played! I remember seeing you and team on campus numerous times and you and the guys you were with were a real class act on and off the field!

  • Janie Reinert May 22, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    What a fun read ! You both are amazing on how much you do in 1 day !

  • Colleen May 22, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Such a fun post to read! I love “day in the life” posts. And what a sweet way to end it, too. He’s a keeper! But you already knew that 🙂

  • Mandy May 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Great post, love it!

  • Holly S May 22, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Great job! Loved it! But I also now feel like a serious slacker!! 😂 serious question—what do you use to kill poison ivy that doesn’t kill your trees?? I need help with this!!!

  • cindy May 22, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Great read! Thanks Andrew.

  • Yvonne May 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I loved this post! I have to say, my husband would never admit it, but he keeps up on all my Bravo shows! I love Summer House too! I was pretty amazed by how much chicken you guys must go through! LOL!

  • Elizabeth May 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    This was awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing Andrew!

  • Sheri May 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Great post – thanks for sharing Andrew with us! Like everyone else, I’m amazed at how much he gets done in a day. Also love that he keeps his friends a daily priority, as well as his family. Do you both need an alarm to wake up in the mornings, or do you pop awake? (I can’t imagine getting up as early as the two of you do. It’s impressive!)

  • Alice May 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Ok, Andrew is so nice! That last nit about you is perfect. You guys are both lucky to have each other!

    I use that Montreal Chicken seasoning all the time!

    Do you have a recipe for that Strawberry Margarita???

  • Alice May 22, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Also, we have been having some crazy weather for baseball in Oklahoma! Our baseball fields in Broken Arrow are flooded. And more flooding and rain is coming. I know our boys are around the same age, mine was 9 in February.

  • Jodi C. May 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I loved this – I think he should do it more often. Shay – I have read you EVERY DAY for years. 🙂 I love everything about you. I begin my day with a short devotional and prayer intentions with my family and a blog post from YOU. Allowing us to see a glimpse from Andrew – is just so giving and transparent. 🙂 Truly. I love hearing from all of your family.

    I love celebrating Madeley’s swim lessons and praying for Ashby’s surgeries… I LOVE hearing your sweet Kensington’s book recommendations and cheering on Smith (just watching his expressions in photos IS ENOUGH – ha!). I love seeing your parents exude their love for you and even your pups adore your predictable routines and kind spirits.

    There will ALWAYS be naysayers… But you – brighten my day. Plain and simple. Not for the style posts (although they are amazing) or even your incredible food recommendations… But Shay – simply for being you.

    Thank you for that and for loving Christ and your family, BIG! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2019 at 4:35 am

      This made me BIG TIME smile, Jodi. Thank you so much!!

  • Shay May 22, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    LOVING this change on the blog today! You get SO much done before I am even awake and now I feel like a slacker haha!

  • Kristen May 22, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    What an awesome change up on the blog! Loved the ending! It was so cool to see his view on things from the other side and to see how you both perfect the balancing act that is life! XOXO.

  • Lindsay D. May 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Loved the post! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Mikala May 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I enjoyed seeing Andrew’s perspective and I stuck around to the sweet end. I love your family and sometimes pretend that I’m part of it LOL! I’m a K-Stater too so always love it when a KSU blanket makes an appearance, or when you guys attend a football game. I love your intentional and disciplined way of living. Work hard, play hard. You inspire me, thank you! 🙂

  • Becky Carl May 22, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Andrew! This was awesome! I must say by the time you put that piece of chicken in the air fryer, I was exhausted! And then you just kept on going! You sure pack a lot in your day but the things that touched me most was the prayer time and family time. I could see those are the things that ground you and make everything you do a success. Thanks for the info about nutrition, I was wondering about all the chicken, now I see. I started following Sagi just to see what he can help me with on nutrition. Believe me, I am a 63 year old Giamma and not interested in body building. But need nutrition help bad. So I would love for you and Shay to share more about nutrition. I’ve been following Shay for years and have been so blessed by your little family. It’s helped me more than you can know. God bless y’all always❤️

  • Wendy May 22, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    What a fun post! Thank you for sharing your day!

  • Laura May 22, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Ok. Great post. I have questions. How many pieces of chicken did Andrew eat this day? I knew about the eggs and the brownie. Lol. What was Andrew recognized for in the past? I must’ve missed that. What candle was he burning? A manly scent? What oils? Ok it looks like you need to do a Q&A post about this post. Lol!

  • Allison Ferrell May 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Absolutely loved this post! And hysterical too! Run Frenchie! lololololol

  • Carly M May 22, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Andrew, this was great! What an inspiration you are to many young husbands and dads out there (I may have stood read this to my boyfriend this morning) What a beautiful note at the end. Thanks for sharing Shay with us and your family. I pretend Shay is my friend (glad to hear I can now be excited if I see the Shulls at the airport) her blog is such an inspiration to me in so many ways and many of us would be lost without her too! Come back and join us again soon!

  • Natashajk May 22, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you so much for stepping outside of your comfort zone and writing a post about your day Andrew. You did a great job and I’d love to hear more from you. And a previous poster mentioned this, but I too saw baseballs on your coffee machine. Hahaha!!!

    Also I really liked the morning selfie with each kid 🙂

    • Natashajk May 22, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Also, even though I am a Jays’ fan, the “27 time World Champions” comment made me laugh!!!

  • Emily May 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I LOVE this post! Why are people’s everyday routines so interesting? I also got chills reading the last paragraph Andrew wrote. The way you two speak about each other is so refreshing and encouraging.

  • Whitney May 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I’m so tired after reading this and I feel lazy. Thanks for sharing your day. It was really interesting!

  • Nicole DiDonato May 22, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Holy moly!! The amount of stuff Andrew got done before he left for work left my head spinning haha by the time i reached that part i thought it was the whole day haha. And here I thought i kept busy! Thanks for sharing, i really enjoyed this post!

  • Paula May 22, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    This was awesome! I love reading about yours guys’ family, you seem so sweet and genuine, it always brightens my day to catch up on the blog!

  • Lauren May 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Okay, looking for a new car, which one would you prefer? The Cadillac or the Land Rover? Does Andrew drive the land rover, or does he have a truck? Car situation is a big talk over at my house right now!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2019 at 4:34 am

      I would say we love all of them, but I needed the bigger one 99.9% of the time for all of the kids, their friends and their stuff.

  • Yolanda McLean May 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    This was a great post! I read it twice and I now have that prayer app and I have shared it with my prayer group. I am so encouraged to have this way to track prayers.

  • Alexis deZayas May 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I so enjoyed reading this! Where do y’all buy the Ezekiel English muffins? I would love that for breakfast!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2019 at 4:33 am

      They’re in the freezer department at our grocery store.

  • Jeanie May 22, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you, Andrew, that was awesome! I’m astounded by your diet and discipline!

  • Katie May 22, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    This is fascinating…and lots and lots of chicken!

  • Susy Watts May 22, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Finally, the answer to the question: Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    Now we know! The egg came first (10 whites), followed by chicken, chicken, chicken!
    Great post!

  • Kayla May 22, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Man!! That was a busy day!! You get more done in a day than I do in a week!! Loved reading about your day.

  • Joyce Farnacio May 22, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    What a sweet balance of family, friends, faith, work, sports and CHICKEN!

    Sending love all the way from Melbourne, Australia!!!

  • Kim R. May 22, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Loved reading about Andrew’s day! Thank you for taking the time to write!

  • Diane May 22, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing a day in the life of Andrew Shull! I was worn out just reading about everything you get accomplished during the day just as I was after reading Shay’s daily schedule recently lol. I love reading of your sweet family and the fun times you have together. You’re making many sweet memories your children will always have. 😊

  • Shana May 22, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Wow! You did a great job Andrew and your words at the end made me cry! I Don’t know your family personally, but from all the times I Bring up something one of you do or like (we looked for the shoes Shay said you swore by for weeks for my husband) I sometimes feel like I do.

  • Christine May 22, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Such a fun post! Out of curiosity… Why 4:01 a.m. instead of 4:00 a.m.? Someone may have already asked, but there’s a ton of comments on this post. 😊

  • Marsha May 22, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Enjoyed this post so much! Andrew sounds like a great husband, dad, boss, and friend. He is so disciplined! Of all the things he said, the thing I appreciated the most was his statement regarding prayer: “I am a big believer that when you say the words “I will be praying for you”, it is not just something you say to be nice. If you invoke the P word you better follow through and do some praying.”

    I feel the exact same way. I consider prayer a privilege and if you say you are praying, somebody is counting on you to pray, so you better follow through or don’t say it!

  • LeAnn May 22, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    This was so much fun to read! Thank you Andrew and Shay too. I love the blog and read it every day. My husband and I tried for years to have children and were unable to. We tried adoption and fell in love with two beautiful boys and at the final hour, they were given to a family member that came forward. My heart was broken into a million pieces. You have a beautiful family and I find comfort, joy, and inspiration in reading about your little ones! Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us! God bless you all!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2019 at 4:32 am

      I’m so sorry, LeAnn. I am stopping right now to pray for you and your journey to be a mom.

  • Kelly Roll May 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    This was great! I love this blog and it is wonderful to see all sides of the family! I’m exhausted now! Great job!

  • Denise Garibay May 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing ! Both of you have inspired me to start my day a little earlier 🙂

  • Jennifer Baker May 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Wow, I loved this post so much! Thank you Andrew for sharing your day, I loved it!

  • Abby May 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    This was so fun! Although I was shocked at how much he gets done by 9 am and by how much he eats 😂🙌🏻 Great post!

  • Loren May 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    This was such a fun read!

  • Amanda May 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Greetings from Wichita . . . Mix and Match Dad 😀
    You are truly blessed.

  • Janet May 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone Andrew and sharing your day with us.

  • Dorinda May 22, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Awe! Thanks for sharing Andrew! I really enjoyed seeing a day in the life of you. It’s so nice to see more about you after all these years following. And by the way, I think you did an excellent job writing. It may be time for you to start your one blog.

  • Pamela Kennedy May 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I am always teasing my daughter (she is 27 and is a nursing student). I tell her that every night when I pray before bed, I pray for my future son-in-law. She always giggles, but in reality, it’s the truth! I pray that God will put a wonderful man who loves the Lord, in her path. Now…I think that I will say, “Lord, can you bring someone like Andrew into her life?” 🙂 You and Shay have the most wonderful relationship and your family is absolutely precious. God Bless you.

  • Denise Haley May 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Wow! What a great idea for a different kind of post! I read it all and really enjoyed it. Thank you, Andrew, for stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing it!! I think we all love Shay and all of her incredibly interesting posts. I look forward to reading them and obtaining new ideas and great books to read. She has heightened my interest in reading again! Thank you, Shay, for what you do for your readers!!! We love you!

  • Jessica May 22, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Are used to have cracked heels all the time. AmLactin is what you need!

  • Audrey C May 22, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Andrew totally won the Day In the Life blog post! So informative and so interesting to read a man’s perspective about their daily life. Make this a regular feature Shay!

  • Tori May 22, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Hahaha I love that he’s a Southern Charm fan! I need him to share his thoughts on the new season!

  • Melissa May 22, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Interesting to see Andrew’s day & his thoughts, but what really led me to comment was his super sweet thoughts about Shay, at the end. Loved that this gave him a new appreciation for the effort it takes to maintain the blog everyday too!

  • Jamie O. May 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Very much enjoyed this! What a great husband/father you guys have. And the sweet words he had for your readers! 😍 Our “extended” family of 12 booked a cruise with your agency for spring break next year! So excited!

  • Arika May 22, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Shay, a post about the air fryer, please! And be sure to include how Andrew cooks his chicken. That’s one kitchen gadget I know nothing about. Intriguing!

  • Julian Grace May 22, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Dang! I thought I was tired reading Shays day in the life but Andrews is exhausting too! 😂 Love that Andrew isn’t ashamed to admit he loves reality TV.. does he watch the Bachelor?? 🤣 Have a happy week y’all! Love these posts!

  • Angela Ellingson May 22, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Andrew! Andrew! Andrew! I don’t know why but I feel the need to chant Andrew or slow clap for him or something after reading that. Y’all are such an inspiring couple.

  • Libby B. May 23, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Impressed with how much Andrew can fit into one day and inspired to accomplish more in my day!

  • Angie May 23, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Odd question.. lol. What brand of turkey bacon do you use? Mine never turns out crispy and would for it to. And how do you cook it!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2019 at 7:00 am

      Butterball!

  • Lisa May 23, 2019 at 6:55 am

    What a wonderful God fearing, masculine role model for your family and others. Everyone always doesn’t understand how my husband runs a football program and gets s$#! done too. He demands a lot from his people but is always there to take care of them and pray for them. He’s not quite the early riser like Andrew, but loves his role in life and appreciates his family and what hard work has gifted him. Wish more people could celebrate the the small moments and good in their lives and yearn for less! Thanks for the blog post!

  • Debbie Dunbar May 23, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Great post!

  • Jamie May 23, 2019 at 8:00 am

    This was so fun! Thanks for sharing, Andrew! You guys are the cutest! Ya’ll have such a beautiful family.

  • Rhoda Watson May 23, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Loved reading this and what a great way to support your wife!! You have such a beautiful family. And your right, Shay is amazing! I must say I sometimes feel exhausted for the both of you. Will you please stop making me feel guilty for how much you both pack in to a day 🙂

  • Mary Jane May 23, 2019 at 10:22 am

    What a great post, Andrew!! And I wonder…are there any chickens left in the great state of Texas???? Hahahaha!!!

  • Amy Baker May 23, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Loved this post SO Much!!! What a wonderful and beautiful family you have! Thanks for always sharing a bit of your life – it’s so much fun to read. Andrew – you did an awesome job! 🙂

  • janet teeter May 23, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Thank you for sharing your day! I always tease my daughter about the amount of chicken she eats, I tell her she has been responsible for a massive drop in the world chicken population;). She will be happy to hear there is someone out there even more detrimental to chickens everywhere!😂. PS. She insists that the chicken she eats only die of natural causes!

  • Tiff May 23, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Man, this post really affirmed why you and Andrew are relationship and parent goals for me. Loved this behind the scenes peek at daily life from his POV, thank you for sharing!

    I’m probably the minority here in terms of being one of your readers who doesn’t have my own household but would you ever consider doing a post or video with Andrew on lessons learned in your relationship and how it’s evolved from when you first started dating to now being parenting of 4 kiddos?

  • Erin May 23, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Shay or Andrew! Is the Bible app you mentioned the same as the Echo or is it different?
    Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      We use the You Version app!

      • Erin May 23, 2019 at 2:52 pm

        Thank you!!! I love this idea

  • Cali May 23, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Things I LOVE about this post:
    1. Andrew is SO productive!
    2. In almost everything Andrew takes part in, he is intentional.

    These two things alone make this post so worth reading. So encouraging. Thanks for sharing!

  • April Parrish May 23, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Loved this!! Andrew is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lauren May 23, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    This was so much fun to read!! 🙂 So grateful to follow along your sweet family’s journey!

  • Nicole May 23, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Loved reading this! And can’t believe how productive you are in a day, it’s amazing!

  • Brenda E May 23, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I loved reading this! Great job, Andrew! I got teary eyed reading your last few lines, the love you and Shay have for each other and your children is inspiring! I often think of Shay when parenting and love this blog!! *insert clapping hands emoji*

  • Tisha May 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Great job Andrew! Thanks to both of you for sharing your lives with us. I look forward to reading each day

  • Kristen B. Smith May 23, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Wow! I really enjoyed this peek into your daily life! Andrew, you are a great writer and a terrific role model for men everywhere! I have to say I was most surprised by the heel cream, Bath & Body works cream and the Bravo tv shows, but that just makes you even more charming! God bless your family and your businesses! I know you honor Him by the way you live.

  • Jennibell May 23, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    This was such a fun post! Thanks for taking the time to share with us 🙂

  • Sarah Yaffe May 23, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Love this!!!!!

  • Lisa May 23, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I loved the closing… what a sweet guy! Great job!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt May 23, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    This was so awesome to read!! I love how detailed it was!!
    MeetTheShaneyfelts

  • Shirlee May 23, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Now, wait! This was a week in the life of Andrew, wasn’t it? I thought after he got up at 4am, did the Bible study and app, went to the gym and worked out, went grocery shopping, came home and did the peloton, ate breakfast, weeded the garden and watered the flowers and fought the evil vine, made lunch in the air fryer, and took the kids to school, whew! Bring on the brownie, it’s time for bed! You mean he had to go to work too!? No wonder he needs breakfast 1 and 2 and lunch A and B! I’m confused and tired, lol!! Amazing!

  • Jen May 24, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I love that he wrote and took his own pictures for the post! So interesting to get his perspective. You guys are so cute!

  • Marisa Tompkins May 24, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Totally inspirational and my husband and I enjoyed following your schedules and how we can implement some of the efficient rhythms into our day. My husband rises every morning at 4:10 and has his quiet time. At 5 he comes upstairs and brings me a cup of coffee in bed..then we head to the gym at 5:30 for a workout most days. It’s a very sweet way to start the day. Anyway I wanted to ask about your coffee maker at home. We just make a big pot but that double spouted thing you have that makes espresso looks like something we might be interested in! Thanks for being so open how you use every day to be intentional and use the endless gifts and blessings God has given y’all.

  • Pam Zercher May 24, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Hi Shay! I’ve reading your blog for years but somehow I’ve missed what Andrew did before getting into insurance. Did he play football professionally? Why did he stop?
    I have a Godly husband too-aren’t we blessed? 😍
    And I am right with Andrew when I say I’ll pray for you, I *mean* it. So when you share about Ashby’s procedures I PRAY for her as well as you Andrew. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. 🥰

    • Mix and Match Mama May 24, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      Ah! Thank you, Pam!! The first year we were married, Andrew was on the practice squad for the Detroit Lions. After that, he’s been in insurance 🙂 .

  • Dustin May 24, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I would love to hear what else you cook in the air fryer!

  • Amy Morse May 25, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    What a wonderful blog post! So glad to know that our sweet, funny, loving Shay married such a loving, productive, happy, and family focused brother in Christ. As an adoptee I want to say that I thank God every day for my parents. Being adopted by loving parents was my biggest blessing. I love being able to “see” your beautiful family grow and thrive through Mix and Match Mama! God Bless

  • Melody Byrd May 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Great post Andrew! I’m a SF agent wife in Weatherford, OK and also a SF daughter…..my dad retired last summer after 40 years in SF. He started about the same time as Jay did. Anyways, I have loved reading Shay’s blog for years now. Love following your family….I learn things all the time like new things/places to eat, new products to use or new places to go on vacation or whatever! Thanks to your family for always being genuine….such a breath of fresh air in the world today. Have a great holiday weekend!

  • Jill May 26, 2019 at 8:50 am

    My husband would be so envious of his day. My husband gets up at 4:30 to be at his office by 5:30 so that he has two hours of uninterrupted time to get things done before the school day starts at 7:30 (HS administrator). From there it’s non stop and he’s lucky if he gets to eat lunch. Can’t leave the school for lunch! After that it’s usually 5:00 before he can leave because there are still things to catch up on at the end of the day. If he’s lucky he can come home at 5, but plenty of days he’s there until late because he has to be there if there is a sports competition going on. During football season, he is there from 5:30 am until 10:30pm. This type of schedule leaves him physically and mentally exhausted. I wish he had the energy and time to work out. Maybe after retirement. Andrew’s day seems wonderful to me and I’m sure he appreciates the flexibility that comes with it.

  • Rebecca May 28, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I wonder: are we the only readers who noticed the picture collage of Andrew with dead African animals which presumably are pictures taken on a big game hunt? Such disturbing images to display. Big game hunting is grossly unfair to the targets. But perhaps that’s the “fun” that occurs after the “Christian” mission trips?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

      The meat from every one of those animals went to a school where he and his friends built a kitchen with resources for them to store the meat to feed those kids lunch for a year (multiple trips, multiple years). For most of those kids, it’s the only meal they get all day. You probably should “presume” anything. He’s feeding kids that aren’t getting enough food to eat.

  • Kelly May 29, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I have never commented on your blog, but this was such a fun post!!! It felt like Andrew was sharing an entire week’s worth of activity (and food)!!! I cannot believe that was just ONE day! Reminded me of a recent Adam Sandler comedy clip I watched when he talks about waking up at 4am (check it out!). Also, the Endless Summer body lotion, LOL!! 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing, Andrew!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      Ah!!! Don’t be a stranger, Kelly!! Come comment again 🙂 .

  • Karen May 31, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Great post Andrew! Like other commentators, I am exhausted just reading how much you pack into a single day. You both seem to have managed to find MORE THAN 24 HOURS in your day(s)! What’s your secret??? 😉

  • Lo June 3, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I think I speak for everyone when I say Shay, how dare you hold out on us and not tell us at which store we can get our own Andrew?!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 3, 2019 at 5:31 am

      Hahahaha! I picked my version up at Kansas State University 😉 .

  • Carol June 8, 2019 at 11:36 am

    I absolutely love you guys such a fun inspirational post. Y’all make me smile so big.