Saturday, August 21, 2010


Hey everyone...sorry for the lack of post! Life has been really crazy and has changed a lot in the last couple of months. We moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Kansas City, Missouri this summer. The kids are growing up so fast! Here are some updated pics of the kids.

Kennedy loves to go to the parks here
So does Boyce
For Boyce's 1st Birthday we had a BBQ at the park with lots of our friends that we made in New Mexico. It was a fun filled night.
We had family pics taken in March in AZ.

We went to the Botanical Gardens for an Easter Egg hunt with some friends. Kennedy loved filling her basket with eggs...Boyce just loved the eggs. He found one and was set.

The kids and I went to AZ the end of February. This is Kennedy with her cousins Paige and Shealee Arnow on the Polaris.

The kids and I went to Disney Land in March with my parents, Derek, Summer, Carol and Kids. We had a blast. I loved Disney Land.

Kennedy and Boyce the end of January.

We like to start them young at playing cards.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Our annual visit to the pumpkin patch was so fun. It was a lot more exciting for Kennedy this year because she was actually walking on her own. She was able to do the bouncer, train ride, and slide by herself! Boyce was a such a good baby, unfortunately he was only awake for about 3 hours total there (mostly just to eat) so I hardly got any pictures of him. Next year will be better for him. We took the hay ride to the pumpkin patch and pick out pumpkins, then headed back for all the rides!!! We ended the night at the BBQ pit for Katelyn and Spencer's B-Day. We had a really good time!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Boyce's Blessing

On Aug 9th 2009 we were privileged to bless Boyce in my parents home in AZ. I am so thankful I have such a great family that love and care so much for me and my little family!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Yes we are ALIVE!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! Yes we are alive and everything is going well!!! Since I haven't updated in so long for the next couple of days I'll try to update daily until I caught up. First and most exciting we had James "Boyce" Hoopes! Boyce made his arrival on July 16, 2009 (Yep 6 days after his due date. I guess he like the Jacuzzi too much :p) The delivery was great. Yes he's a great baby and yes Kennedy likes him!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Series of Unfortunate Events

We've had some technology troubles lately. First our camera broke at Kennedy's Birthday Party (Don't worry I had a friend take some pics I will try to get those up as soon as they get back into town from vacation). Next our DVD in our DVD/VCR combo broke....which has been the mostly devastating for Kennedy because now she has to do without Leapfrog's "ABC Letter Factory" video. Everyday she asks for it and everyday we have to explain to her that it's broke---I found out that it's really hard for a two year old to understand that, but hey, I guess it’s not too early to teach your kids that sometimes you have to do without! Not to long after that our computer befell an untimely unexpected death!!! I don’t get it!!! We had some power outage one night and the next morning I couldn’t get the computer to turn on. And yes, we do have a surge protector with battery power backup on it, however according to experts sometimes a computer can still get fried. We've had people come look at it but unfortunately there is just no resurrecting this thing. We lost a couple months of pics with the premature death of our computer since the last time we backed up was before Christmas. Jimmy has decided to build a computer so until we get that finished we are stuck using his old laptop---which I might add is really, REALLY slow when it comes to putting pictures on it. So until further notice I will not be blogging for a while---well at least not with pictures...I know some are saying that I don't keep up with it even though I had a working computer...but now that I can't really do it I want to....Aaahh such is life. So until further notice---we will be out of commission.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm Back!

Well it's definitely been a long time since I've updated my blog! Sorry I've been lazy. A lot has happened since Halloween. First we moved into a house....YES!!!!! Next I found out that we are having another addition to our family, IT'S A BOY, due July 10th. We told both our families at Christmas.
For the holiday's we spent Thanksgiving in Thatcher, AZ with Jimmy's side. We enjoyed hangin' out and eating Delicious food!!
(Uncle Kevin, Mom, Aunt Jamie, Grandma & Grandpa Kight)
For Christmas we spent time in Mesa, AZ. We spent Christmas Eve and Day with my side and then enjoyed Christmas the next day with Jimmy's side. We were so excited to spend time with Jimmy's sister's Family from Japan (Leeanne, Blake and Jenna). It had been a long time since we were able to hang out with them.
Christmas Eve and Day with the Kennedy Side. Yes my Dad is asleep, all that present opening tired him out :)
Good times with the Hoopes side

In January Jimmy turned 30!! I wish I would have made more of a push to make it a big celebration but instead we kept it low key. We went out to dinner with a couple of friends to Jimmy's favorite restaurant--OUTBACK. He was so nice that he shared one of his presents with Kennedy. They both enjoyed it.
That is the only kind of smile I can get out of Kennedy.
Since then we have just been hangin' out, enjoying life. Kennedy is getting older and YES she is finally walking 100% of the time ('bout time I'd say). She is starting to get into things and she LOVES to dress up and put on make-up.

Spring is Here!!!

Even though it still has been REALLY cold here, I can tell that spring is just around the corner!
The tree's in front of our house are starting to bloom! They are so pretty. ( You can't really tell from the picture but the little one is bright pink and the big one is bright white. The contrast is so beautiful.) I can't wait for the roses to start to bloom as well!!