Sunday, March 28, 2010

Color Festival 2010

Well, here we all are at the Hare Krishna Festival of Colors! Hare Krishna is a Hindu faith and the festival is meant to welcome the many blossoming colors of spring by throwing colored chalk in the air and at each other! There were five couples who ended up going all together! It was a lot of fun and we were so glad we could have so many friends with us!

Meet the couples! Couple 1: Scotty and Tess

Couple Two: Chad and Nicole

Couple Three: Clarissa and Richie

And Couple 4: Dan and Alysa
(We lost couple 5: JK and Kelsie!)

Here we are standing in line waiting to buy chalk. Last year they ran out so we were in a hurry (just like the other 4,000 people trying to buy chalk at the same time we were!) It took quite the maneuvering to get to the front of the line and buy the chalk but we were successful! We bought about ten bags of neon pink, green, yellow, orange, and purple colored chalk.

A lovely hand print compliments of Richie.

Scotty and I before the Festival takes off!

Nicole and Tess! It was so fun to have my roomie come!

Here we all are after some of the chalk throwing.

Luckily we had a great friend, Dan Seegmiller, who was kind enought to allow some of us to rip his white shirt to pieces so we could breath through the cloth! The air was so thick! Thanks Dan for sharing! Shanti!

Scotty and his lovely home made mask ha.

Me... covered in chalk. Luckily this year, my hair didn't stain. Last year I came home and after cleaning myself up, discovered that there was pink and green streaks in my hair! I washed my hair three or four times after that with everything thing I could think of to try and get the color out of my hair. But my effort was for nothing! I had pink and green streaks in my hair for about three weeks!

Let the throwing begin!

After the throwing of the colors was over, we decided to go and see the llamas. This llama was loving named Cuzco. Thanks Rich for the name :).

Scotty with the llama

So, everyone was feeding the llama, I just stood back and took pictures. My decoy didn't last for long and somehow I got stuck with trying to feed this scary creature!

I was so scared! Every time Cuzco would come close I would pull my hand away! I just couldn't do it!

I mean do you blame me! Look at this thing! I am pretty sure its the eyes....

Here's Richie. He was Scotty's trainer when he first went Spanish Speaking on his mission! Richie is a great friend and we were so glad he could come with us to the festival!

Oh goodness we all got a laugh out of this one. Richie got the bright idea to feed the llama of his head! It's a good thing his hair was short or some of it might of gone with the grass!

Here we are with the llama!

Scotty helping me feed the llama because I was too scared! Thanks Scotty!

Thanks everyone for making the Festival one to remember! Hope to see you there next year!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

SHAC Triathlon

Well Spring has sprung and Scotty and I are going to participate in a Triathlon
April 3! Scotty will do great! I hope I just make it across the finish line!
But we are excited because this the first one for both of us! Wish us luck!

Disney Land 2010

Well, the Hoopes family was lucky enough to travel to Disneyland for Spring Break this year! It was a lot of fun and we were all very grateful for the opportunity to escape to Cali! This was my first official time at Disney Land and I was so happy to be there!
Here we are with the flowers!
Scotty, Logan, and I all piled into our very own tea cup! It was... exciting riding with Logan and Scotty because they tried to twirl as fast as they could. I'm glad I didn't eat lunch before this!

Here we are waiting in line for Indiana Jones. The day before I had gotten a little sun burnt and to make sure I wouldn't burn the second day, Scotty bought me this lovely hat! I loved wearing it, now I own my very own Disney Land Mouse ears!

Here we are riding the Jelly Fish ride. I know Scotty will be mad at me for putting this but he wouldn't go on any higher ride than this so we compromised! We rode this with Shellee, Logan, and a whole lot of happy five year olds! It was great!

Here we are our senior year of high school at California Adventure. We went for our grad trip! I can't believe that was three years ago, my how times flies!
Here we are three years later!
Last but not least, this lovely ride! No one would go with Logan and so, after a lot of talking on his part, I decided to go! It shot us up over ten stories and then dropped us... I am not sure why I listened to him but after it was over I was glad I went!

Thanks for the great trip everyone! It was such a treat to go!

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