Friends and family, both real and virtual:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I have decided to launch a new project, and as of today, I will no longer be posting here at Hooper Home. 

Please join me at my new site, Blessed Treehouse.
This will be my new home for family stories, motherhood adventures, and green living.
Thank you for your readership and loyalty, and I hope you will join me and my blessings at Blessed Treehouse.

*I will continue to run my mouth at alidotes. That will remain its own, unique site. In fact, check it out for a video of Team Cambodia's arrival home.

She's Back!

Monday, February 9, 2009

And by she, I mean MoMo and me! 

Morgan has many amazing stories from her time in Cambodia, and it's safe to say that she would love to go back. I thank God for giving her that incredible opportunity, and I thank Him for bringing her home healthy and safe.

And my weekend in Nashville was wonderful. I was so ready to get back home, but the time away was lovely.

Most importantly, Henry had a great weekend with Grandma & Grandpa (they took care of him on Friday), Daddy (although he's fighting an ugly cold), MoMo (Henry greeted her at the airport on Saturday), and Oma & Opa (they gave Matt some relief so that he could try and get healthy). I'm so thankful to my wonderful family for lovin' on my baby while I was away.

It's good to be home.

Until Monday . . .

Friday, February 6, 2009

get-your-bliss-on Badges

This weekend I am attending Blissdom in Nashville, Tennessee. Blissdom is a two-day conference all about blogging.

I imagine that some of you will roll your eyes at this, but I couldn't be more excited. The only downside is that I will miss my sister's homecoming (though Matt, Henry, and my parents will be at the airport to greet her!). 
Believe it or not, I have established special relationships with many of my fellow bloggers via blogging. Additionally, I work with the conference host, and most of the ladies with whom I work will be in attendance. I talk to these ladies everyday (via skype), and they are all dear friends. 
I won't return until Sunday, but I will be sure to post updates on Monday regarding the conference, Henry, and my sister's trip.
Be thinking of me as I will be missing my family.
Until Monday . . .

Missing MoMo

Thursday, February 5, 2009

MoMo returns from Cambodia on Saturday, and Henry cannot wait.

Before Henry was born, MoMo made him a monkey at Build-A-Bear, and when you press on his hand, he says, "I love you, Henry." It's MoMo's voice, of course. Everyday since MoMo has been gone, I press on the monkey for Henry to hear. He just stares at, trying to understand why a familiar voice is coming out of the stuffed monkey. He stares until I press it again, and then he looks at me, and then he looks back at the monkey, as if he is thinking,"is that really who I think it is?" 
I know he will be so elated to see her on Saturday, and I imagine she will be over-the-moon to see him.
*In case you are new here, MoMo is my sister, Henry's Aunt.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Henry & The Toy Box

Monday, February 2, 2009

Check out this video to see how Henry dives in and out of the toy box. And five bonus points if you catch the "uh-oh" in this clip.