Monday, January 28, 2013


We got a ton of snow - yeah!!!

All the boys went around the neighborhood and shoveled off walks!  We even got cookies delivered to our house for all their efforts and a super sweet note:

Tell your sweet boys, Conner and Garrett, a big THANK YOU from the Hartles! They helped shovel our driveway. Which was hard for me to do today with a sick baby and entertaining a daughter whose Birthday is today.
It was so dang sweet and kind of them. It makes me feel so good inside to know that there are boys out there so willing to lend a hand when they see something that needs to get done. What an example he was to my daughter Maggie (who was already outside and shoveling) and to my other kids who watched their example.
Yummy treats are coming your way! I know they didn't do this for any reward or anything, but it's something we want to do to show our appreciation. Besides, who can pass up treats, right?!
Tell them thanks again!

Boys and now equal an awesome snow fort!

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Good and Bad

This week had some good and bad to it!!

The refrigerator broke after only owning it for 5 years.  We were out a fridge for 10 days!!

The good part was there was enough snow outside and cold enough weather to keep the food outside!

The other good part.... we got a new fridge and hope this one lasts 20 years to make up for our previous short lived fridge!

Next.... I hit this ginormous rock that was in the middle of the road (same place a deer hit me 2 years ago).  The rock blew the tire out!

Good thing.... Conner and Niel came over and Conner got to change his very first tire.  He will be all ready when he starts driving.  Other good thing.... our super nice friends saw us on the side of the road and offered to help, both woman.  Kayla and Allison Rose are super nice!

Good news.... Zander and I were the only ones to have cavities this year!  Yeah for everyone and yeah for me and Zander for only having 1 cavity.

It was a tough week.  I broke down and had to get some comfort food.  Good thing.... Chocolate ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough makes everything just a little better!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Luther Day!

This is how we celebrated Martin Luther King Day!

It was a late breakfast for me but the kids were out of school so we made the best of it!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


We have had several missionaries go out in our family!

Dillion will be serving a mission in sunny California!

Camille will be serving in San Antonio Spanish Speaking and Scott will be serving in Mexico Culiacan!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy 37 for ME!

I had the best birthday ever!

Talk about the perfect day!

Party at Sundance!  My mom and dad and Ang joined me and my family for a day on the mountain.  What a special treat!

Not to mention the snow and weather were perfect!

This awesome picture was taken by Conner.  I love his creativity!!  

Even Patrick and the girls came up to bring us lunch!

After a great day on the slopes, everyone came over for some soup and cupcakes!

Can I tell you how impressed I am of the men in my life?    Niel cooked up this big batch of Chicken Noodle Soup!

My Dad cooked up this delightful sausage noodle vegetable soup!

And my awesome cousin - in -law made these incredible breadsticks to share with everyone!  As you can tell, they went quick!

I love my family SO much!  It was great to have them over for a fun night together!

It was a perfect way to celebrate 37!  I feel so loved!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Snowboard Day #2

Another fantastic day on the mountain!

Check out this sexy lady.  Guess who is the most awesome skiier?


Yes... this is grandma taring it up on the mountain.

While the boys were at lessons, me and my mom enjoyed some time together on the other side of the mountain!

I hope I am as incredible as she is when I am a grandma!

Gar is a little mad at me.  HA!  He took a big fall and was just upset.  He didn't say a word on the way up, but he cheered right up as he buzzed passed me on the way down!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Snow Day Board Day

For Christmas Santa brought us all a great gift! 


Even Saturday in January we get to head up to Sundance and board the day away!

Zander, Garrett, and Stocks all have a 2 hour lesson.

This is like a dream come true for me!  We usually have basketball or wrestling .... or some other fantastic sport I love to watch.  But now.... I get to participate and share one of my favorite hobbies with the family.  The best part is.....

We get to do it all together!

It's like the best month ever!!

It was a hard day for everyone.... especially Zander.  Check it out.... he is dead asleep on the hard wood floor.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Zander was SO excited that he got to shop off his loud gun right at the New Year!

Conner's party all ran outside in the backyard and cheered in the New Year!

I got a bunch of New Years kisses from 4 little handsome men.  Ssshhhh... don't tell Niel!

Someone from the party brought floating lanterns.  We had a great time flying them into the sky.  They are super awesome!

The after party party!  Just a few waiting around for rides after we rang in the New Year.  I think they all had a great time!