Friday, November 28, 2008


I just love things that are random! SO here is the scoop. I love to blog stock blogs on pictures and photographym i found this gals webblog on a few friends blogs,and thought I should check it out. Well her name happen to be ALLIE HOOPES. So i have been checking out her blog for a few months,and thought I should write her and see if our husbands are related? Well she just emailed me back and.... we are family, somehow cousins. distant cousins. but related. Just too fun. I can't wait to find out exactly how. Anyway, I just love Random! It totally made my day, right when I was having a moment from another email I had received. I love little things in life that are RANDOM!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful heart

I am so thankful for my many blessings.

- a husband who take me to Twilight...and likes it. ( he thought that it was really good and wasn't as romantic as he thought it would be..WHAT?) He is the nicest, most thoughtful guy on the planet. He is so much better of a man I could ever imagined I could be blessed to be married to. I definetly don't deserve him.
-kids who bring stories home that they made to surprise me.
- kids who just for no reason, give me anose wiggle and say i love you momma.
- parents that come to dinner and just enjoy being with us.
- a good group of girlfriends, who have your back, don't get offended at your many mistakes, love you unconditionally, tell you sweet things, go to movies with and just the thoughtful cards, treats, calls of concerns prayer and love! I love friends
- service. The act of serving people and receiving service. We helped some friends in our ward move last weekend, my mom watched the kids and we had such a great time! thanks for letting us serve
-my Bosch mixer for lots of yummy homemade rolls, cinnamon rolls, breads, and other things to add to my hips
-my granite countertops for rolling our all of my homeade bread,and putting hot pans right on. I don't know how I could ever go back.
-my wood floors, for helping my son and I with our allergies and making life more sneeze free.
-my garden.. for all the yummy organic things to eat
-our families, for all their love and prayers
-my Ipod for many hours of enjoyment
- my treadmill for making it so easy to work out when it is so stinkin hot outside and when my kids are sleeping so I don't have to go anywhere.
- for my husband's good job to help us acheive our financial goals, and putting food on the table.
-the gospel for making life so easy. The simple truths that teach us everything we need to know to get back to our Father in heaven.
- the missionaries that taught me because they help me see what I needed to see
-our callings. They sure bring us joy, and pain, but we always learn from them. We get stronger and better, and More compassionate having to deal with stuff you don't want to.
-the priesthood. I would not be who I am with out it, and would not understand the gospel near as much! I am so thank ful for it in my home.

Gobble, Gobble Gobble, Fat Turkey Day.

Flag football. His first attempt at anything with his new Achilles Tendon.

My Turkey. so juicy

David's SMoked Turkey.Amazing

David and His bird

The kitchen at 620 pm. 15 minutes after guests left. Yeah it is clean again

Jumping on the tramp with Aunt Kyley.
We have a good turkey day. Nana, Pop Poppy, and Uncle rich came over and it was the smallest crowd we have ever had, but it was great! Another turkeyday come and gone

Our spread. wich was really yummy
Connor sharing his Thanksgiving Story, he surprised us with! He is the most thoughtful kid.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

8 Tag

I was tagged from a few friends

Eight shows I watch (no particular order)
1. Kbyu
2. Greys anatomy
3. House
5. America's Funniest Videos
6. General hospital, very rarely
7.Private Practice
8. The Unit
the only one I watch the night of is the Office. We are normally to busy to watch much, but I love reruns on Hulu and online

Eight of my Favorite Restaurants
1. Texas Roadhouse
2. Taco Smell
3. Chipotle
4. Dieos in Downtown Oceanside, Ca
5. Red Robin
6. Chipotle
7. the cheepest dive mexican 24 hour place
8. Any salad bar place

Eight things that happened yesterday
1. Took pictures of Ashley
2. Went to lunch with my sister and mom and kids and cute hubby
3.Helped some of our cute friends move into their new house. We had so much fun!
4. Went to Twilight and Dinner with some friends
5. Got ready for Sunday, ironed folded, packed church bag
6. Got ready to sub for a primary class
7. Did scout stuff, which I do everyday, it is never ending!
8. Made a beautiful flower bouquet for my kitchen

8Eight Things on my wish list
1.To be able to sleep.
2. a good pair of running shoes
3. more time with david
4. gas to keep going down in price
5. my car to run better
6. Keep motivated for working out
7. our grass to grow to i Dont have so much stuff on the wood floors
8. the weather to keep getting colder

8 things I am looking forward to.
1. going to Sea world in December
2. Christmas at my in-laws
3. Ashley's baptism in December
4. The economy turning around for everybody we love who is stuggling
5. a 5day weekend with David, ( he has so much extra time off he has to use it up)
6. going this week to Twilight with David, so He can see what I have been dreaming about for a year.
7.Making thanksgiving dinner, and lots of treat for our friends and family for the Holidays.
8. Having lots of guests over for Thanksgiving and Tink's Baptism, and holiday parties. Yippee

sunday Seven

Here is my Sunday 7 for the week

Lots of cereal in food store closet. Yeah I love Fry's 1.00 cereals

Lots of food storage. Love food Storage

Good friends who give and give.... I will post my picture of other favorite frinds from Twilight Movie night. I am surrounded with the Best Gals around.

Taking Pictures of Ashley. She sure is a pretty thing....

I came down Stairs and the kids were all playing cars so nicely, It is always so fun to see them so sweet with each other.

A new do. I feel so much lighter, now what can I do to get everything off the Hips??

Here is my Sunday 7 for the week

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Family Tag

Family Tag

1. How many people are in your family? 5

2. When did you get married? June 20, 1998...10 whole years already....where did the time go?

3. Are your children boys or girls? boy, girl, boy

4. What do you do for fun as a family? watch movies, watch americas funniest videos, do fire pits in the backyard, go to Cabelas, go hiking, go fishing

5. Is your family complete, or are you planning on having more children? The ship sailed in april for me to have any more children, but we have always planned to adopt. We will see if the Lord has that in the cards for us.

I tag anyone that wants to do it, It is a short one

Monday, November 17, 2008

Locks for Love

Well my hair has been growing for quite some time and got past the point of no return and kept saving them for locks for love. Well I found this fancy salon in phoenix and 2 of my girlfriends said they want to do LOCK FOR LOVE too so they went with. We had been planning this for a while, and it was great! we got free haircuts too! Here is the results...this is beforeThis is after
End result. I am very happy. it turned out cute and I love it! My hair is so much darker, too because all the long light colored hair is gone!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

weekend update

We had a great, fun busy weekend. We never stopped and we had a great time! We had 2 weddings receptions, a sealing, a 3 mile walk for charity, a family dinner and baby blessing,and lots of driving! We sure had fun though. Then for Family Home Evening we had a fire pit and roasted marshmellows and then grandpa and grammy showed up to spend the evening with us. We had lots of fun.

Our cute sister inlaw and her girls and our family all walked in the PHOEnix MS WALK. We met so early and we were tired from a late night, but it was a great time

Cousins dancing and putting on a show from High School Musical

Roasting marshmellows with grandpa

Ethan Playing all at Aunt Bobbi's

Yeah we are done with the 3 mile walk, and these are the free tshirts that we got!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have you voted??

We did and it took 5 minutes tops. Sorry to anyone who had 4 hour lines!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Our Garden Update

We all were asked in our stake to plant gardens and eat and store from them. After much labor we are beginning to see the product of our labors and it is really exciting!

sweet baby carrots

Radishes. Yuck, but Uncle Rich and David love them so I always plant them!



Romaine lettuce and spinach lettuce



Honeysuckle we planted to bring the bees in to pollenate our garden. We planted 4 of these and we love them!

We have lots more planted but this is just an update



We have really tried to stay low key lately, because alot of things come up spur of the moment and we have to readjust our plans. We like plans way ahead in advance, but we are adapting. but here is some fun pics from the last week of us. We got a new camera. The camera I have waited my whole life for . the real deal photographer kind. Here is some fun, way clear pics from the new camera...

Here in town everyone trick or treats the night before halloween because the town has a huge halloween party , so we got trick or treaters which is just weird!We even trick or treated at poppy and unce rich's house. Nana and kelly gave us candy at their house. we had a fun night, but boy were we tired.

these are random snapshots, with my favorite new toy and we have had fun learning how to use it.

We had 39 of us the other day for Baked Potatoe bar and potluck desserts. We had a great time . We have a wonderful ward family! thanks families that came and shared in the laughs.

The Hoopes 5