Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ephesians 3:14-21

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fathers Day Fun: A Squirt Gun Fight!

If you would like to see "part one" of this "fight" you can head on over to my brothers blog here. (But be sure to come on back for "part two" though!! :) Here, in our courtyard was where everybody got a refill...

Josiah, Keturah, and Joshua. (Joshua also served as "under cover" photographer, and the filler of the little one's squirt guns.)

Dad, and Keturah

Here are the twins!

( Mykaela, and Micah)

Micah was very gracious, and allowed his brother, Jeremiah to squirt him until I got a good picture! Jeremiah loved every minute of it!

Thank-you Micah!

Sweet face, but she was dangerous with that squirt gun!

Dad really had to watch out!

Keturah told me in her cute little voice that she was going to "dry off" What A great way!

Jeremiah was always trying to catch people when they least expected it!

Jonathan, on the other hand, didn't care who squirted him! He was there to have fun!

He had fun alright, but this is where it got him...

Thank-you to Dad and my siblings for all the wonderful pictures and memories! These are summer days I won't soon forget!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

This Is My Daddy

This is my daddy, the one whom I love
Guiding his family through God's strength above.

This is my daddy, he who stands tall,
Ready to be there, to help when I fall.

This is my daddy, the one I adore,

Directing his family and he, on before.

This is my daddy who works with his hands

Careful to listen to his Masters plans.

He labors in love by the sweat of his brow,

Builds immense wood creation though he "doesn't know how"

This is my daddy who gives adoration.

His love fills a heart up to a whole nation

From spiritual leader, to father and friend,

I'll love my daddy right on to the end.

By: Kelsey A. Hoppman


Love you Dad. Happy Fathers Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm Now Sixteen!

June 16 we invited some family over and celebrated my 16th birthday. Josh, Jeremiah, Jonathan, and Micah all wrote a poem for me. They were all very sweet, so I thought I would post them. I hope you enjoy...

Jeremiah's Poem: (14)

My Sister...

Loves to play, most any day!
She loves to love... In any way!
She's really great, so I say...
Sis your great! I love you! (if I may)

Micah's Poem: (9)

My Big Sister

Kelsey is a big help.
She watches me when mom is gone.
She can draw very well!
I like my big sister very much!
Happy Birthday Kelsey!

Love Micah

Joshua's Poem: (17)

Me And My Sis

Me and my sis.
We're kind of hard to miss.
Day in and day out.
Working together.
Taking the garbage out.
We get along very fine you see.
I'm as proud of her
As she is of me.
We were once
Very young.
And in our prime.
Sticking together,
Partners in crime,
No matter what the weather!
Now today
It's still me and my sis:
Watching our siblings,
Washing the dishes,
Playing like every kid wishes!
So now she's sixteen,
And sort of lean.
So here's to a Happy Birthday.
May it be a treat.
Let's eat!
When it comes time to turn off the light
Let's hope I don't get a kiss Goodnight!

Jonathan's Poem: (13)


Kelsey helps me with all my math
Even if if takes an hour and a half!
Kelsey draws all the time,
Uses the book, Line Upon Line*.
She tries hard in a lot,
She's wise in what she buys or bought.
She's a silhouette of a kind sister,
Someday she'll be a Mrs. with a Mister.

Love, Jonathan H.

Thank-you so much Joshua, Jeremiah, Jonathan, and Micah! You are all great brothers as well as friends. I love you too!

***Line Upon Line is an art book I'm currently using. It encourages drawing from life and I recommend it for someone who loves drawing realistically!***

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I'm so sorry I haven't been posting a-lot lately! I'll try to do better, but I don't want to spend to much time on the computer. I thought I'd share these pictures with you. The flowers looked beautiful and so I snapped a couple pictures. I hope you like them!

The great value of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
- James Truslow Adams

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Last week our family enjoyed pizza for dinner. I thought you might like to try out our recipe!
I didn't get pictures of the dough being made though. :) Keturah Helped me a bit.

About to go into the oven

Jonathan enjoying pizza

Pizza Dough

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon of Yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of Oil
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon honey

Mix dry ingredients together then add wet ingredients. Knead for five minutes then let rest for five minutes. Roll out dough and add desired ingredients. Bake for twelve to fifteen minutes at 375 degrees. (I suggest adding the cheese ten to fifteen minutes before everything is cooked. )

***For Pizza Sticks***

Roll out dough and put melted butter on it or olive oil. Then herbs, and cheese. Fold in half and roll over with rolling pin. Put in the oven and bake. Slice into sticks. They taste great dipped in spaghetti sauce as well!