Monday, March 31, 2008

The sky is falling

So we had a playdate (swimming) with some of my cute girls, and after they left David and I are in the kitchen and see...there is a leak in our ceiling. coming from the master bathroom.. Lovely, thats all i have to say!!! Adventures in the Hoopes house. Thank goodness we are still in our 1 year warranty cuz it aint my money!!!!!

And while we waited for the plumber we made Virgin margaritas.. Yippee.. Can't you tell it really stressed us out

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

100th posting

In true blogger fashion I am posting my "100 Posting"
1. I have the best 3 kids in the world. each of their personalities complete our home
2. My sweet man rocks my world.
3. i love Utah
4. I love southern California and hope we make it back some day.
5. I get along better with men than women. Always been that way.
6. I am the oldest of 5 girls. Kary, Katy, Kelly, Kristy and Kyley otherwise known as k1 k2 k3 k4 k5... i also have 4 sister in laws.
7. I was married in the San Diego temple June 20, 1998, but we have known each other since dec 96. 12 years and still learning about each other, and loving every minute of it.
8. We have owned 3 homes, and still can't wait to move to Ca or Utah.
9. I love black thin Sharpies. I always have on in my purse.
10. i Hate cats! We have 2 dogs
11. I hate sand in my toes, but I love the Beach
12. My favorite restaurant is Texas roadhouse, Chipotle, Taco Smell
13.I cry for everything.
14. My Dream car is a Honda Accord with leather, champagne color. I know I dont dream big. I also really like Mini cooper Convertible. I was so sad to get rid of my convertible Volkswagen rabbit.
15.I love Dr.pepper and Water.
16. I hate all drinks that are diet.
17. I dont sleep much
18.I love to read, and joined a book club in my ward.
19. I love to chew ice. i have cracked many teeth and still do it!
20.My first car was an 1974 Orange Volkswagen bug. One time the Football team in hight school picked it up and moved the spot it was in in the parking lot. During a basketball game. I couldnt find it.
21.I have never colored my hair. I dont see the point.
22. I hate peanut butter and chocolate together, even the smell makes me sick.
23. My first kiss was at 15
24. I hate scary movies, I get horrible nightmares.
25. I dont like meat. I eat chicken occasionally, and red meat rarely, except maybe a taco.
26. My favorite thing to eat is a Bean & Cheese Burrito.
27. I love Sweets Cinnamon Bears
28.I love to be cold, I dislike being hot,( 1 reason we want to leave AZ)
29.I dislike very much clutter, newspapers around and dirt and grime. I am a clean freak, although I clean all the time, my house is always a work inprogress.\
30. I like to sleep on the left side of the bed my David likes it so i sleep on the right
31.When David and I were dating people thought we were brother and sister. Bethany, David's little sister and I always got asked if we were sisters. David's little sister millie, and my daughter look totally alike.

32.I am the only member of the Lds church in my family. I joined in sept 1994.
33. One of my Heros is Allyson Fellars, for stepping out of the box and introducing me to the church. I love and adore her and her family. They were always so amazing to me.
33.I love to get in to bed withclean sheets. I would hire someone to change my sheets everyday if I were rich.
34.I always buy white and black shirts and jeans and khakis. I am so boring but trying hard to change, ( it's not really working).
35.I love to Hike.
36. I love to Water ski
37.I love anything to do with water...swimming, playing, spraying.
38. I love my garden. I love the hardwork and the time that has to be put in to it. I think it is so meditative.
39. I love to do yoga and pilates. My body loves it, when I do it
40. I love to get on the treadmill and rock out to booty music on my ipod.
41.I am scared of the dark. I don't go out at night by myself either.
42. I love Pottery Barn, and Ikea, and Target. I mostly shop at Walmart because my husband doesnt like target.
43.I love to sew and craft,and scrapbook.I just dont have the time for it anymore
44. I love to wash clothes
45. I was getting ready to put my missino papers in when I got engaged. David promised me we would serve a mission.
46. I love to store food and preparedness stuff.
47. I have a food allergy that I dont know what it is and I have had anaphalactic shock 3 times.
48. I have never smoked or been drunk\
49. I havent had a ticket in over 12 years. I speed too.
50.I dislike shopping
51.I don't like to talk on the phone, but.. i love email

Sorry it took so long. I have been a busy bee.
52. I am always a busy bee and take on too much!
53. I have to have clean feet before bed.
54. I am very rarely late. I have never understood MORMON StANDARD time??? Get to where you're suppose to be on time... THank goodness David and I are both anal about this because, it's important to us both.
55.when I say I am going to do something I will.
56. I stick to my commitments and very rarely dont follow through.
57. I love to text message.
58. I had 5 other women and their kiddos at my home tonight while the guys are at a campout, and I learned in some cirlces... women can get together with out gossip. ( thanks women that visited that I appreciate not gossiping)
59. I hate gossip.
60. I hate gossip.
61. I have been judged in the past for gossiping without hearing my side, and I can just say that all gossip is just bad!
62. I went to BYU womens conference with the be stest 2 gals and survived withoutmy kids and Hunk of a man with only a short time of crying. that was my first trip away from my whole family! My girls even expected me to cry and I was fine once we got on the plane
63. I love to deliver babies.
64. I am SEVERLY claustrophobic..
65. I have a fear of revolving doors, part of 64, but makes it difficult at Mesa Temple and Joseph Smith Memorial Building in SLC.
66. I Love to take my kids to the park, but I am not fond of pushing them on the swings
67. I adore men who honor their priesthood more than anything.
68. I love Pizza
69. I love men with salt and pepper gray hair, Anderson Cooper, etc.
70. Ever see the friends episode of your list of 5 celebrity freebies???
71. Patrick Dempsey
72. Wentworth Miller
73. Harrison Ford
74 Tom hanks
75. It's a toss up of 5 other guys...
76. I have been in love twice
77. I and 5 feet tall and *** lbs
78. I was 92 pounds the day I got married, almost 10 years later, not so much
79. I buy my shoes in the kids department, and some heels in womens 5 1/2-6
80. I have been a room mom for every year of connor's education and ashleys 1 time, so 5 times as a room mom.
81. I kissed Eric Chavez from the Oakland A's... He played for Mt. Carmel in san diego and now he has like a 10 million dollar contract.
82.My favorite color is white.
83. I love ivy plants.
84. I love Topiaries.
85. I love to make dinner.
86. I love to do the dishes.
87. I love to do laundry but hate to hang up clothes.
88. I never iron clothes, david insists on doing it all.
89. I Had 2 miscarriages.
90. I admire my mom for raising us girls for years on her own.
91. I love my laptop. I enjoy surfing the web.
92. I have great friends.
93.I miss my husband when we are apart for only a few minutes. I totally know how much he completes me .
94. I can't watch scary movies. i get terrible nightmares
95. I love to watch the soap opera General Hospital, i just dont see it much.
96. I have been to shower at least twice a day.
97. I love to drive around and look at houses.
98. I love to go to museums.
99. Sundays are my favorite day. I could stay at church and meetings all day to get what needs to be done.
100. My whole life situation turned about betterthan I could have planned myself!!

Spring school pics.

Notice Ashley's unbrushed hair, Connors nasty shoes, and grass stains, Ethan is well perfect, funny how the photographer didnt catch these huh?? good thing i dont buy the school pics.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A week in review..

So Last week David started out at going to New York, then to Ashley's fieldtrip to the Zoo, Then spirit week at school(80's day),Then to California for our Sister's wedding. Becky was the most Beautiful bride you have ever seen! Our new brother James is a great guy! After 4 days of wedding events we went to the beach, and played all day ( we can't wait to move back to Cali, we love the beach), and then we rounded out the week with a fun easter egg hunt. So fun, it was a great week. And the best news yet... David got a job!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

School board meeting

To all you Divas, the Diva of the week is ......Michelle Thompson. She rocks! Michelle has put so much time the past few months ( dedicated her all) to finding the holes in TERC math that is taught her in our town. It is a stinky program, and thank heavens for her putting so much work into it. Tonight we went to the board meeting, she got her 3 minutes, and they seemed to take to her thoughts on the math curriculum, or should I say lack of. The boardmembers thanked us parents for being there, and a board member ran out and thanked Michelle personally and said he wanted to talk with her personall. YIPPEE. I feel like she got through to someone. I adore you Michelle, I am so proud to call you a friend, a fellow parent, and a woman with passion.... Thanks for working so hard to make every kid get the education we all want for them.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Again, David david, David!

Can I just share what a cute man I Belong to. He got home from New York Late last night, and This morning he got up early with me and did some carpooling, and drops at school, then went back to kids school with me and Ethan for an ALL day volunteer session. We got in at 8:45 and out at 2:50. What a fun, day, but long. He helped and painted and taped an cut and hung up stuff, etc.In the middle of painting a teacher said thanks so much for your help, and his response" I need to get a job so I can stop painting and Not do projects for my wife. Let me tell you that this man is the hardest worker I know, he works 7 days a week with his phone available 24-7, so it is killing him not working. He just went all day and was so helpful, cheerful and a trooper. I adore this man. Tonight he is teaching a class at church, and then I am back at school to help with more stuff,and then we leave for Cali for a family wedding(which i still have things to make for and have to get Ashley a White sweater to go over her dress).... I have not stopped literally for over a week, all day everyday, and I still don't have enough time in the day, and here, my cute man helped me out all day!!! love you, Lovebug

Sunday, March 9, 2008

David, David, David

I had to give a shout out to my hunk of a man for his sweet, kind spirit. He spoke at church today, and...He was amazing. he is the kindess, sweetest man i know, not that he is perfect, but he works so hard for our family, and never stops. David had to speak at church (which our friend was so kind to come see him, it meant alot to us), then taught the 12-13-14 year olds( He is in the sunday school presidency and they take turns til someone is called) left early i finished teaching so he could fly to New York City for a job interview, which he almost missed his flight because traffic on the east side of phoenix is a bear, no food in his tummy, no money in his pocket and still trekking alont. we love you, Dad!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

twilight moms

So we are at enrichment and all of us women start talking about TWILIGHT. We all go so excited about the book just talking about it. so funny one of our gals went home and found this link. anyway, this link was dedicated to TWILIGHT MOMS!!! It is sooooo true!

SO...YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE whose life was turned upside down once you read Twilight...

Your house is a disaster with piles of laundry in every corner and stacks of dirty dishes at record breaking heights. You imagine your husband is a vampire (or werewolf) and have the libido of a newlywed again! You keep convincing yourself that "cold cereal makes a perfectly wholesome dinner" and the pizza delivery boy is now on your Christmas card list. Your children are free to run amuck as long as no one comes to you bleeding...too badly.
Oh, there's guilt alright...but that's not enough! You can't tear yourself away from the books and damned be the consequences!

There are more of us out there than I thought. Fans of the Twilight Series in OUR STAGE of life (whether you're a mom or not) need a place where we can gather unashamed of our irrational obsession with vampires and werewolves. We need a place where "our kind" can relate without having to wade through all the teenage internet code mumbo jumbo like "OMG!!! IMHO Edward is sooo Hawt!!!" (usually a dead givaway that you should be doing your social studies homework for 3rd period instead of playing on the computer.) FYI, it was a group of 14/15 year olds that "changed" me. However, OUR world of balancing family, work, home, marriage AND...our Twilight obsession is unique, fun, and oh, so very humorous. The personal stories and experiences I've heard/read from women on both sides of the planet are a blast. YOU LADIES ROCK!!!

...and "Twilight Moms" is dedicated to YOU!!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

What do you know??

Who'dve thunked?



2. DIAMONDS OR PEARLS? Both. My husband buys me both. only yellow gold too

3. WHAT WAS THE LAST FILM YOU SAW AT THE CINEMA? Fools gold. we go to the show maybe a couple times a year

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW? The Office, greys anatomy, men in trees, prison break, General hospital ( i dont watch much though, but followed it for over 20 years. friends, and many more
5. WHAT DO YOU USUALLY HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? A dr pepper and sometime,honey bunches of oats

7. WHAT FOOD DO YOU DISLIKE? red meat, seafood, sushi

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CD? hillary weeks, the collection, joseph the tribute band
9. WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE? 2004 nissan quest van

10. FAVORITE SANDWICH ? turkey and provolone cheese,avocado, sprouts, lettuce, a little mayo bell peppers

11. WHAT CHARACTERISTIC DO YOU DESPISE? stuck upness, insecurity, dishonesty

13. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ON VACATION, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? New york, back to cancun australia, europe

14. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BATHROOM? all of them are a khaki tan, but are repainting them all

15. WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE TO? somewhere,i could walk,ride my bike and drive a golf cart,and be close to my kids
16. FAVORITE BRAND OF CLOTHING? old navy, mossimo from target
17. WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY? Last year for my 30th, all my favorite people were there and we had a yummy dinner at a mexican place, and no drama! key point.

18.FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? golf, basketball, ice skating,football, ice hockey at the game


22. FAVORITE SAYING? i love you


24. ARE YOU A MORNING OR NIGHT PERSON? I dont know. im having a hard time getting up lately in the am, i dont feel good most mornings, and i can't sleep at night with insomnia, but i would say nights

25. WHAT IS YOUR SHOE SIZE? 4 in kids or 5 1/2 women

26. PETS? 2 dogs chocolate lab River Jake, Lhasa apso Piper

27. ANY NEW AND EXCITING NEWS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US? David has gotten 3 job offers and still has interviews and is working on all three so he can choose what he wants. We feel very lucky. One door closes and a nother opens
29. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? busy, and feeling pretty decent

30. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY? cinnamon bears, andes mints

31. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? gerber daisies


33. WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME? Karyann Buettner Hoopes

35. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Frosting from the cake i decorated

37. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? black. i love the way the black crayolas feel

38. HOW IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW? gorgeous. in a month it will be horrible
39.FAVORITE SOFT DRINK? Dr. pepper Water


41. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR? probably all sundays. no cleaning, just church and my family of 5
42. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD? a brown bear that made noise when you push its hands belly and feet

44. SUMMER OR WINTER? fall!!! fall in utah is the best.winter in AZ, summer in utah or cali
45. HUGS OR KISSES?both, but all the hugs i can get.

46. COFFEE OR TEA? dr pepper

47. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? strawberry


50. WHAT IS UNDER YOUR BED? carpet and dog toys

52. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? made dinner, cleaned up, read my book for book club

53. FAVORITE SMELL? fresh cut grass. homeade wheat bread coming out of the oven.

54. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? not seeing my kids grow up, and something happening to david

55. SALTY OR SWEET? sweet


57. HOW MANY YEARS AT YOUR CURRENT JOB? mom 9 years, stay at home wife 9 years, companion over 11 years, chauffeur about 6 years, room mom 4 years


59. HOW MANY TOWNS HAVE YOU LIVED IN? who knows. to many to count


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What is your color?

I found this color test and it was fun, real questions. here is my results. now you try it out.Kary, your true color is Green! You're green, the color of growth and vigor. Good-hearted and giving, you have a knack for finding and bringing out the best in people. Green is the most down-to-earth color in the spectrum — reliable and trustworthy. People know they can count on you to be around in times of need, since your concern for people is genuine and sincere. You take pride in being a good friend. For you, success is measured in terms of personal achievement and growth, not by status or position. Rare as emeralds, greens are wonderful, natural people. It truly is your color!

Monday, March 3, 2008

A week in review..

With This special time having David home and not traveling, We are getting things done. Organizing, cleaning, Gardening, Backyard stuff, etc. We had a busy weekend. Connor had his Blue & gold banquet from Cub scouts, a literature, reading at school, David went to New York for an interview,( he goes back again next week), We joined a babysitting group with 4 other couples, and it was our turn to watch all the kids,(we are so lucky, they are all the cutest little people),Connor had was a part in singing at the district carnival, Iwent to Stake Women's Conference (I never miss them they are always the best), David has had lots of school work due, but the best of all was David and Connor went Golfing with our friend Tommy, and David nearly got a hole in one not joke! About 3 inches from the hole. He was so excited, he wanted me to share with ya'all.

The Hoopes 5