Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just Having A Little Fun With Microsoft Works Word Processor...

He has made every day new! May we not worship the creation, but the Creator!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some Photography on a Spring Day and a Poem

I thought I'd have some fun with the camera today and take some pictures using different angles. (When I looked around outside I didn't see many obvious pictures so I tried to be creative!) :)  I hope you enjoy looking at them.


And now, here are some photo's I took of some wildflowers the twins (Micah and Mykaela) brought in:

Below is a poem I wrote for my brother Josh. I wasn't planning on posting it but I will anyways' at one of my family member's request...  :)


By: Kelsey A. Hoppman

I see you hold fast to home
Your branch on the tree of life-
Now time’s come for you to fly-
Throwing down all weight of strife.

Bearing up the sound of grace
Holding fast to the trait of love
Ready to reach beyond this scope
Look before you and up above.

I now watch the grand take off
High and soaring through the trees
The world is carefully watching
As you gently glide with ease.

Far off in the distance
Something catches your eye-
You're now watching and waiting-
Once more- take off and fly!

I see you fleeing the chains
Of petty youth and free will
Gripping fast to a wisdom
Grabbing hold of joy’s fill.

Although you may be leaving
Testing out your new found wings-
Bring back a stronger foundation
Full of everything life brings.

Stand fast on the tough lesson’s
Gained during life’s long way
Look up to the Creator
For by him you fly this day.

Go full of joy and glory
As you’re rising now-once more-
High above hilltop and tree
Farther now across life’s shore.

Rise up and claim the freedom
Become all your meant to be
Rise up now with steadfast strength -
All the while-on bended knee.

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.” -Isaiah 40:30-31

Monday, April 19, 2010

Photography Contest!

Hello All! Johanna over at An Old Fashioned Girl is hosting a photography Contest!
Just click on her name to visit her blog for more details.
Here is my entry. I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures!

Picture Number One

Picture Number Two

Picture Number Three

Picture Number Four

Picture Number Five
God Bless. Hope you all have a wonderful week. By-the-way, please be praying for my brother, Josh. He leaves for the movie internship early Tuesday Morning. Thank-You!
In Christ,

Friday, April 16, 2010

From the Shadows

Here is a short movie that Josh and I made with our cousin Daniel. They did an excellent job! I hope you take a moment to watch and let us know what you think!

God Bless,


Bitterness blinds Ruben Hunter as the young man is angered from things in the past

Friday, April 9, 2010

Feeling Feminine Challenge Day 6!

Well, we have reached day six of the challenge so far. Just one day to go!

I wore a white turtleneck, (which was given to me) and one of my favorite winter skirts that I got at Savers. Although it's spring now, I want to wear it before it gets put into the "winter clothes"! :)

I put some of my hair up, but not all of it. Kind of like a half ponytail. I'm not sure what you call this hairstyle...  Just in case you wondered, I have a sweatshirt on in the "hair" picture. :)

Unfortunately, Mykaela didn't join us today. You should see her tomorrow though. :)

 Keturah wore a dress that came from- (Can you guess?) Savers. I did her hair just like I did mine.

Onto other things, Joy went to the groomer and got a major haircut! She looks really different. I don't know if you even care but I thought it would be fun to give you some "before/after" pictures. They are below. Enjoy!


(Joy is the farthest on your right)


Yep, she looks pretty different. The dogs still don't recognize her. Poor Joy has been treated like a new dog would be on the "Hoppman Ranch" Even the little ones treat her like a new dog because she looks so different. The cat's have been hiding all day. :) 

God Bless!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Feeling Feminine Challenge Day 2 and an Easter Poem

(Plus some extra pictures)

Balloons from the Fiesta last year

I'm so sorry I was sort of quick
yesterday and didn't offer much
explanation for my outfit. We
were getting ready to go to my
Grandma and Grandpa's for
dinner so I was in a hurry. :)

I'm wearing a sweater that I've had
for a long time! Not sure were I got
 it but it was probably given to me.
The skirt was one Mykaela had in
her closet that Mom had gotten at
Savers for her. Mykaela wasn't wearing it because it was to big on her,
and so I tried it on and it fit just fine! Maybe Kayla will get it when I'm
done with it...

I don't know
If anyone's
but here is a
picture of my
shoes. :)

I put my hair in a tucked pony tail.

Mykaela got the shirt from me
(One I got at Savers several
years ago) and the skirt was
either given to her our found at

She decided to
go with a pony tail.

Keturah is
wearing a "Savers
skirt" and she got
the shirt from Kayla,
and the poncho
was given to her.
(Also in the picture
is Chiquita)

I put Keturah's hair
 in a ponytail with
a scrunchy that
she picked out.

She loves her little "baby"!

...And the chickens!

Couldn't resist putting

 these sweet pictures of Copper on. (Are you tired of the pups yet) :)

This is the remains of the turkey that Mom was preparing for dinner. I think Copper is feeling a little jealous...

OK, here is the poem I said I would post. As I think I've mentioned before, I'm still working on getting the meter right and I know it's not technically correct but I tried, so bear with me! :)

The Choice

Darkness now settles-

Faces awry

Three supposed criminals

Hanging to die.

Say’s one to the man

Who’s in greatest pain

“If you are who you say-

Call your Fathers name.”

Instead of demanding

Justice be brought

No relief was asked

And no comfort sought.

Grace is the huge gift

That freely was laid

Broken-down sinners

Through a guilt free man-saved .

“For you” said the other

Hanging beside

“This man has suffered,

And he soon will have died

I trust you Lord

And all that you say.”

Christ said “You shall dwell

In my Kingdom this day.”

The whole earth now shakes

The end very near

Sadness on some faces

Others look in fear

The cry: “It is finished”

Falls on many ears

Different faces

Stream down with tears

The torn head of Christ

Now drops down low

His breathing has ceased

Romans bid crowds to go

Torn is the veil

Just like so many hearts

The heavens seem darker

Some broken apart.

Laid in a deep tomb

It seems evil presides

Until it is shattered

For great light abides!

The angels rejoice

Singing jubilees

Death’s been defeated

Praise God on your knees

Christ is not dead

But risen Indeed

Mary’s rejoicing

“Clamps of death have been freed!”

The darkness now lifted,

Christ’s body is gone

Go people of Christ

Bring his great name in song

We remember the thieves

Who hung there as well

One went with Jesus-

The other to Hell

When you’re time has come

And you make the choice

Will you take Christ’ gift

Or ignore his voice?

The gift has been given

The price has been paid

Sinners repented

On Christ our sins laid.

On Calvary that day

Two chose where they stand.

One dropped down in darkness

One taking Christ’s hand.

Praise God he has risen

Sin cut like a knife

But what will you choose?

Hell or eternal life?
Hope you all have a great week! God Bless.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrection Sunday and Some FF Photo's

Happy Resurrection Sunday everyone! We have a lot to be thankful for don't we? I wrote a poem for Easter, but it's not quite done yet so I think I'll post it tomorrow. (Christ's resurrection should be celebrated every day, don't you think?) 

This week my sisters Mykaela, and  Keturah and I will be joining Jenna over at Feminine Farmgirl in the Feeling Feminine Challenge. I've done this before and I thought it would be fun to try again. :) The challenge is to wear skirts and dresses all week, and a different outfit each day. You can mix and match a little though.

I love wearing dresses and skirts (especially skirts) and it is a rare occasion when I wear pants. If I do wear pants, it's usually overalls. :) The second part of the challenge is to wear my hair differently each day as well. That will be the real challenge. :)
 Anyways, I hope you enjoy following me this week as I participate in the Challenge, or, you can go a step further, and join Jenna and all the others girls in the Challenge. It's alright if you start a little late.

Here are the photo's!

Hope you all have a great week. Happy Resurrection Day! He has risen!

Blessings In Christ,