Sunday, November 22, 2009

I am so proud of my brother, Brian, and his best friend, Frank, that have recently launched a non-profit organization called
We always thought these guys were crazy for their whirlwind travels across the globe but it turns out they were actually on to something... ;) has been a dream of theirs for years now and it is amazing to see it come to fruition. Using contacts that they have made worldwide, they have partnered with small, grassroots organizations to help create awareness and raise funds. You can go to their site, research a charity and give directly to that charity. Not even a penny is used for administrative costs or fees--very cool!
Congrats Brian and Frank (and the rest of the WideAwake team) on the big launch! I can't wait to see how God uses your talents and hard work to bless these needy people.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Annie & her dog, Sandy

Monday, October 12, 2009


We had a great weekend spending time with my brother, Brian, and his precious wife, Katie, before they left Sunday and started on their journey to Croatia. Brian is working for the US State Department and is being sent to Croatia for two years. We are happy and blessed that they were sent to a safe (and gorgeous!) country. If you don't know where Croatia is...Google it! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hit Me Baby One More Time...

We took a whirlwind trip to Tulsa last night to see the Princess of Pop, Ms. Britney Spears. Now, before you get all "you like her???" on me, please note that I am more infatuated with the old-school Britney of my late teens and early twenties. :) I can't condone any of her recent crazy behavior, bad parenting, etc. but I will admit that the girl can dance and put on a pretty darn good show when she wants to.
We got a huge surprise when we arrived and gave them our tickets...the scanner made a funny beep and we were directed over to a table to assigned different seats. Trevor had gotten the tickets off of Craigslist at face value for $37.50 each so we knew that they weren't the greatest view. Since they didn't sell out some of the lower (and more expensive) seats, they were re-seating people from the high sections to make the seats look more filled. Sweet! So, we ended up with seats that were front and center and VERY close to the stage. The tickets would have been $125 each!!!
The costumes and choreography were amazing--just like always (this is my third Britney concert). Britney looked gorgeous and was so fun to watch. My only complaint was that she seemed to lack a bit of energy...maybe not putting out 100% effort for the not-sold-out Tulsa crowd??? Oh well, she still reigns supreme in my book of performers and we need not go home dissapointed.
Here are some pics and video from our time at "The Circus" with Britney...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Our Little Man at 5 Months

Liam just hit the 5-month mark and, as you can see, he is a big and healthy boy. :)
He weighs over 19 pounds and is 26 1/2 inches long. Although his current night sleeping leaves a little to be desired right now, he is such a happy and easy-going baby that we can't complain. He is rolling around, trying cereal, laughing and grabbing at everything. His new, cutest "talent" is to stick his tongue out when he is as if he knows how stinkin' cute he looks and he does it on purpose. ;) Here are some recent pictures of our precious little guy...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Job,School Days, Dance & Two Toofers

This week is a big one for the Hoppers family...
First, Trevor started his new job at WeightWise this week. He is the new "Chief Operating Officer" and will be overseeing the program. He loves it so far and we are blessed that this opportunity opened up for him.
Second, Addie started "school" or Mother's Day Out on Monday at Church of the Servant. Where are the pictures??? Well, it was too hard to take them of her as they were prying her (kicking and screaming) off from around my neck. :( Addie is a homebody and likes to hang out with her Mama most of the time. Seeing her be so upset was hard for me too. I am hoping and praying that tomorrow's drop-off will be better...Her teachers said that she did great after a few minutes and actually enjoyed herself.
Addie also started her Tap/Ballet Beginning Combo Class this week at Studio J Dance Studio. I had to keep fighting back my tears of happiness and excitment as I watched her through the class window. She was precious in her tights, leotard and dance shoes. Sigh...:)

Last but not least...Guess who has two toofers??? Last week, I noticed that Liam had two bottom teeth about to pop through. We had a few really rough nights and LOTS of drooling, then, Ta-Da!!!! Two pearly whites! :) They are not sticking all the way out yet, but you can kind of see them if you look really closely.

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year so I am anxiously awaiting the pumpkin patch, Addie's birthday, An Affair of the Heart, Fall decorations, etc. We have lots to look forward to over the next few months!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

When Age is NOT Just A Number

This past weekend, my family had a party for my great-grandma who turned 100 years old--amazing! Grandma Moore credits 1)eating lots of fruit and vegetables and 2)"believing in Jesus" for her incredibly long and happy life. I feel incredibly blessed to be my age and still have a living great-grandma as well as a great-great grandma for my children.