Friday, July 18, 2008

When I go home this week I am sitting my Mom down and teaching her some lessons in blogging. I'm going to get her just as addicted as I am. I'll start by teaching her how to download her pix, post them, write on them, and WALLAH....she'll be ready to go. So to all of you readers, STAY TUNED!
Oh the picture is of my Mom's 8 grandkids. Hopefully we'll get some pictures of her with all of them this next week.
Love, her Blog pushing daughter....Nicole

Monday, April 21, 2008

The New Kids on the Block

These are the latest additions to the Hooper Family. Tyson "Ty" Gregory Markham ( top picture) was born on April 15th and David "Everest" Hooper (bottom picture) was born on April 10th. We now have 6 grandsons and 3 granddaughters which gives us the sum total of 9 grandchildren. Everest has been kind to his parents going to bed a midnight and sleeping until 5:00 a.m. Whose baby does that? Not any of ours. Ty on the other hand is creating bags under his mother's eyes. He thinks when the lights go out it's time to party! Dave and I are both glad to have them here healthy regardless of their sleeping habits. It's also nice to have a few more grandchildren close by us.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

When It's Spring Time In The Rockies

I believe this has been one of the longest winters I have endured. I am so looking forward to Spring, flowers, sunshine, the sound of sprinklers, lawnmowers and a motorcycle going by. None of these things can be seen or heard in the dead of winter. Maybe the sun peeking through every now and then, but those days are few and far between with all of the inversion in Utah. So, here's to Spring and Summer -- and warm days ahead.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


"Women Who Know"
I am serving as Relief Society President in our ward, and I love it!
I never thought you would hear me say that
after my first go around at it.
( Perhaps I am a little older? ). While Dave is out making a difference -- I can do the same things here at home. My calling takes up the many hours that I am home by myself, and it keeps me "trying" to do the things I know to be right.
What more could I ask for at this time in my life?

Our Family in Ixtapa, Mexico

The Happy, Happy, Hoopers

I bet you can't guess what one of Grandma Shauna's
gifts was to all of the kids for Christmas?
Yup, bright golf shirts for our family Christmas picture.
We had the wonderful opportunity of going with all of my family to Ixtapa, Mexico this past December during Christmas break. It was so good to be with ALL of the family; to laugh, talk, drink "Mormon" Pina Coladas, and look back on fun times we've had growing up.
Thanks Dad and Marilyn for this great vacation and memory!!


"""Our 7 Loves"
This picture was taken on the
Salt Lake Temple grounds
June 15, 2007, the day that Angela and Aaron were married
and sealed in the temple.
This is one of my favorite pictures!
Does anyone think that Collin ( sitting on Grandpa Dave's lap)
looks anything like his Grandpa Dave and Uncle Aaron?


"Three of My Best Friends"
I love my girls!
This was taken at Angela and Aaron's Wedding Reception.


We're Proud To Be An American!

Saturday, January 3, 2007, Dave was promoted to the rank of General. It was a day steeped with tradition. I am so proud of both a husband and son who serve their country, and my other kids that honor our country and the beautiful American Flag. This was a day to remember.