Saturday, December 13, 2008

Random Snapshots of our Crazy Life

We have been so busy with holiday parties and life.These pictures are from making cookies with Nana, and playing at the Mccormick Railroad Park in Scottsdale. That place is just awesome!r

Ward Holiday Party

Magee and Santa

Tink and Santa

Connorman and Santa

Some of my gals from book club. Z, me and N
We have the best ward. We sure have fun! We had a yummy ham dinner and lots of laughs!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ashley is 8

Our little girl is 8, oh my. She is a cute little thing. She got French toast for breakfast, Her favorite Mexican place for diner, a Cake and nana and Poppy and Uncle rich to sing with all of us and Tommy. Gifts, Baptism shoes, and A new art center corner in her room, Followed by a night out with her favorite friends to see the movie Bolt, and dinner at Mcdonalds. Thanks to Aunt Kyley for her help too. A fun time was had by all!

She is a breath of fresh air in my day.
She is a sweet devoted sister to her brothers.
She is my side kick chef.
She loves to make homeade bread.
She is a tiny thing.
she Loves to color and create and is always cutting
She love to do laundry and knows how to sort all the clothes so well!
She loves snuggle.
She wants to be a Zookeeper when she grows up, and loves animals.
She loves Jonas Bothers, High School musical and Hannah Montana
She is very photogenic.
She is my favorite .... Daughter that is.
She will be baptized this month and can hardly wait, she talks daily about it.
She loves to shop,and got to Target and loves clothes.
She is a thumbsucker and loves soft blankets.
I could go on and on, she is my darling mini- me and I a so greatful for her. She is such a good exampleto our family

Friday, December 5, 2008


BOLDly go where no woman has gone before....
BOLDly go where no woman has gone before....BOLD TAG.. bold the things that you've done before.
1.Started your own blog
2.Slept under the stars
3.Played in a band
4.Visited Hawaii
5.Watched a meteor shower
7. Been to Disneyland
6.Given more than you can afford to charity
8.Climbed a mountain
9.Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo. and I never will!
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14.Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty1
18 Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20.Slept on an overnight train
21.Had a pillow fight (is there really anyone who hasn't?)
22.Hitch hiked
23.Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (don't know you all have!!!)
24.Built a snow fort
25.Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung Karaoke..and Hated it
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant...many many times
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance )
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (my own wedding video...counts for me)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job..For joining the church, they were scientologists
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone ..only my thumb, and a fracture in one of my vertebrae
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Connor At golf practice. he has been going strong for over 2 years
This cracks me up, we were so tired and it was like 7pm while we were out doing a fire in the pit. We looked totally messed up.

With a rough little couple of days, My cute hubby bought me a dozen roses. He put them in my car while I was at a Cub Scout meeting and they were in my steering wheel. He is cuter than cute !

We can get our fire pit on again. We finally got a new one, since our other one was busted by the huge water slide that blew over and cracked the other one.. Fire pits here we go... All winter long...

We are decorated for Christmas. Inside and out.

The kids tree. I call it the UgLY tree. If you saw you would know what I am talking about!

The Pretty tree.

This is the SEVEN Good things in my week of my busy Household. I love all the crazy things that come up and I especially love, Random!

The Hoopes 5