8.15.2007

the Hoopes hookup

Have you ever thought how great family is? I mean really, they're awesome. My father always said, "Friends may come and go, but your family is always there." True that daddy-o. I consider every member of my family my best friend. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of hanging out with all these said pals of mine. As mentioned before, it was awesome.

A group of us chillin' like the villains that we are. There I am, holding the cute Mr. Matthew, sandwiched between my two handsome brothers. Miss Sam, Dan THE man (aka. Danny), and Kate the babe are there lounging on the floor.

Toward the end of the reunion Aunt K tried to round up some of us girl cousins and came up with this rowdy (HA!) handfull of chicas. I look at this picture and think how lucky and cursed I am to have such related beauties. Bluck, I hate having pictures taken of me, especially in the midst of such beauty. At least Rob is covering up my chin for good measure, whew. I mean, look at these gals! They're always so hip and stylish (especially missy Meggie). And I wish I could still pass as the cute Catlin's twin, like back in the days...

And here's my father, with a face full of sun, pushing and swinging with my delightful son. Boy, did Monk have a grand ol' time running around. I couldn't sit still for more than two minutes, so I kinda missed out on some reunionating. *sigh* But still, I think good times were had by all. *B

11 comments:

  1. So fun! There is nothing better than family!! I am so glad that you got to relax and have a great time with the whole gang. And just for the record, you fit right in with the beauties and you definitely hold your own. Welcome back home.

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  2. I really like how you did the pictures of Will and Pop! Cute, aren't they? And you, too!!!

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  3. Fun to see pictues of your fam....and I don't think you have to worry about fitting in with the super hip and beautiful...cause you totally are!

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  4. such fun photos!!! What's that font you used on them?

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  5. Yes - it was lots of fun! I love reunions, and it was SO good to see you after so long!

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  6. cute picture of "the girls". It must have been taken after Chrissy left because she is missing...

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  7. I wish you had been in front of me, covering my nose instead. I love family reunions!

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  8. I miss getting all together w/ my whole family! I love family get togethers. Please don't sell yourself short with the girls picture. You guys are all beautiful! All the pictures are so adorable!!!

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  9. Yeah, I think Chrissy was probably with Gita, taking care of business, before hopping in the car with Chelsea. The picture was taken right before the masses left...

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  11. Shannon9:04 AM

    I would have liked to see all the girls in there. That would have been really fun. Cute pictures in there anyway. I got to see my Danny in the first one. Thanks for sharing.

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You're currently in the process of making my day. So thanks for that! *B