Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
5 Things on my To Do List for Today: Vacuum, clean the bathroom, do laundry, clean out the spare bedroom and Fix dinner - these 5 things are always on my to do list...they're also usually on my "didn't get done" list...
6 Things I'd Do If I Became A Billionaire: 1. Build all my kids a house in the same neighborhood. 2. Buy Dave a Porsche. 3. Do a mission tour with the boys where we'd set up a humanitarian project of their choice. 4. Build a fabulous and beautiful fitness retreat that wouldn't cost much to attend. 5. Spend a year traveling so Dave could visit all the architectural wonders of the world 6. Set up retirement funds for all my friends and family (hey a billion dollars is a lot of money!)
3 Bad Habits: I don't want to talk about it!
5 Places I Have Lived: Nampa, Idaho - Pacifica, CA - Rexburg, Idaho - San Luis Obispo, CA - Half Moon Bay, CA
5 Jobs I have Had- Hickory Farms sample girl, United Airlines temp secretary, Secretary for flight attendants and Pilots at Swift Air, Gifts and Gadgets in-home consultant (such a horrible decision...) and my favorite - WW leader and personal trainer!
*Things Most People Don't Know About Me: I hate mice! Some people know that my claim to fame is that I threw up from the top of a ferris wheel - yes over the edge while it was moving -showering many, many people with chunks - that was not a happy carny guy when we finally got off... one more thing you may not know - I was nominated for homecoming queen at Ricks college in 1977 - I made it to the top 10 but lost to my friend who played the drums for her talent!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The kids had a picture book about animal parts - one was a picture of an elephant with a "Collosus Proboscis'. It became a family joke because we have collosus proboscises or is it proboscie?? Here's the photographic proof except for Johnny who has a cute little freckled nose. We love all our family noses - it's a Hopkins thing!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
These lovely weeds in our gutters have been growing for quite some time - they really are nice except they're weeds and they're in the gutters so they had to go. Dave made his way onto the roof as I prayed fervently that he would not fall. You can see he got the job done and the hanging gardens of Hopkins are gone - when the next rain comes the gutters will run freely...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I got this idea from one of my favorite blogs. In honor of valentines day - I present - things I love
This cute heart plate that Patty gave me
There will be many more pictures of things I love...
Monday, February 11, 2008
Unless of course you consider that the tree broke and needs to be removed and the oven goes out regularly (you have to turn off the circuit breaker so it resets). The refrigerator is on it's last leg, the couch is broken - the carpet is disgusting, the lawnmower is dead. We have big plumbing issues and there are plants growing in the rain gutters. Honestly we are the Beverly Hillbillies!
I'm writing this so you, dear reader will look around and be happy that your heater and appliances are in good working order. I will now make a list of the things that are working to count my blessings in the hopes that it won't jinx me and I'll have to add something to the not working - needing repair list.
Things that are working just fine (at the moment) - dishwasher, garbage disposal, washing machine, dryer, waterbed, boys shower (I forgot to mention that our's isn't working), vacuum (see ealier post to qualify that it's "working"), all 3 cars and everyone is healthy so what more could I ask for except maybe the millenium - wait - please tell me there's a scripture about things not breaking for 1,000 years....
Saturday, February 9, 2008
This is picture from one of the greatest days in the Hopkins family - when Liz married Jim and joined our family. Here are just a few things that I love about Liz:
1. She's kind
2. She always goes out of her way to help others.
3. She's funny - her laugh is so contagious!
4. She has a strong testimony.
5. She goes shopping with me and tells me when things look ridiculous.
6. She finds a way to look on the bright side of things.
7. She's a hard worker.
8. She's a great sister to the boys.
9. She loves Jimmy, always and makes him a better man.
10. She's the queen of the daughters-in-law!
We love you Liz and hope you have a wonderful birthday - we look forward to many wonderful celebrations through the years. We're so grateful you belong to us (and you and Jim belong to your mom and dad too - we're all good at sharing).
Thursday, February 7, 2008
There will be luau's - we'll need a shirt!
From the rice fields in the Philippines...
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Our boys basketball team - we don't win many games but the boys have lots of fun together. Usually we have 10 deacons on the bench so the future looks very bright!
(as you may have guessed the date on the picture is not correct...I have issues with technology...)