Thursday, May 22, 2008

Four beautiful years

Four years ago today,at this very time 11:13 am I was sitting in a hair salon with 9 of my closest friends. Preparing to see my groom. That day was the best day yet of my life. I am honored to be Adam's wife. Mostly because of who he encourages me to be. Adam is strong, dedicated, merciful, loving and loyal.

One of my favorite memories from that day was seeing him for their first time. I was so excited. Hours before he came to the room I was getting ready in and the photographer took that picture of the groom and bride with a door between them. When I heard his voice I melted. I couldn't wait to see him, to hold his hand and become his wife. After the ceremony you couldn't wipe the grin from his face. We were finally bound together in Christ.

Now four years later, we have been blessed beyond recognition. God has truly given me someone who challenges me with love and honor.

Adam, I cannot wait for the next forty years. We have a long ride ahead and lots of firsts still to come but I can't wait to share them with you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

a frenzy

This past weekend was a blast. Sally Ann was presented to society (hehe) as a debutante. Something all of us Hopper grand girls have been apart of. The whole Hopper clan was there. Dressed to the nines and ready to party.

Sally Ann was absolutely stunning. She and my Dad waltzed beautfully and stole the show. Adam was her escort and they seemed to be a high light as well. Adam is not much of a dancer but he has embraced the fact that I love to dance and think it should be a daily activity for everyone. He even did the Cupid Shuffle. If you don't know what this is please go to and search the Cupid Shuffle. Its another Cha Cha slide basically. Pictures are posted so enjoy them.

There has been so much going on. We have started playing softball at the church. I am not coordinated when it comes to throwing a softball or catching or batting but I try. My first game Adam pitched and had me catching...yes me! I was terrified. Some of these men show up in the baseball pants and gloves, swinging the bats like pros. Then you have 5'4 me, frail behind them squating. I will try to get a picture soon. A batter hit a foul pop fly, which apparently I am supposed to try to catch. Well, I scream at the top of my lungs, "I am not getting it!" Adam swoops in and catches the ball. Talk about my hero. I had the umpire rolling with laughter. I will let you know that I was able to hit the ball. I did however get out at first. Plus, I could throw the softball back to Adam everytime from behind homeplate.
Huge accomplishment. I will try to update you each week on my role on the softball team.

Graduation took place last week at NGU. It was such a fun time. Two of my favs graduated, Emily and Joe. It was wonderful to watch them walk across that stage and know that they have grown in their walk with our Lord and they are ready for life outside of NGU.

We are currently looking to buy a new car. Long story about the one we just bought. Here is a summary: We bought a car, had it 11 days out of 25 and we got our FULL money back. The car was a lemon, I am told. So, Friday we are going to possibly buy one that I love. If all goes well, the VW dealership will check it out, and we will drive home new car owners again, for the second time in a month.