Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gotta love Pinterest!

Ok, who doesn't love Pinterest? Yes I am addicted, and on it practically everyday to get great ideas and here is some proof that I'm actually doing some of those awesome things!

---------- The above address is where it orginates from! Levi and I made this for his teacher it was fun and oh so cute!
---------- The above address is where it originates from! I made this soap in July and have barely scraped the 1st inch off the top! My cousin Michelle had originally given me the recipe but I found it on Pinterest as well. I'm never going back!!!!!! If anyone needs a sample to try before you make it, just let me know! P.S. More projects are coming!!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Life in the Country!

We found this beetle in the front yard. He had flipped on his back and couldnt get back over and was hissing! So I put him in a quart jar so the kids and I could get a closer look!
Yes, a skunk! My dad the skunk whisperer caught a skunk by the garden at night. The dogs went wild because they knew he was out there! We all took a look at him but from a distance to be safe. He was so cute!!! He found is way out the next day and left for his home.
The boys found a praying mantis (properly called mantids) in the back yard and told me to take a picture of it. I just learned that Mantids can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan their surroundings with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them! Cool!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hazel Baby

Cubby Legs!
Hello there
Shes climbs on stuff! And pulls into a stand at 6 months.
Levi and Marshall love Hazel

Hazel Diane Anderson

Hazel 3 days old.
1 month old.
Christmas baby!
So cute, going to church!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Time for updating!

Sorry everybody for the long's a bit of updating! I decided to let Hazel come on her own time, so she came at 40 weeks and 5 days on November 22nd, 2012 at 10pm. It was an eventful labor and being 100% natural it was quite an experience! She weighed 8 lbs 10oz. 20" and completely healthy! More to come tomorrow!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baby Girl is Coming Soon!

No, she's not here yet...but any day now! Here is a profile picture of her cubby lil' face!!!!


Levi was saying yes to be anything this year, so I said to him "Levi do you want to be a firefighter?", and he said "yeah, but I need a firetruck". So his aunt sassy made him one, isn't it awesome! Marshall was saying no to everything so I decided for him. Found the shirt, belt (that you cant see), and cowboy boots that he absolutely would not wear at second hand stores. I made him his chaps out of brown vinyl and had everything else. We had so much fun and everyone loved the costumes! Can't wait until next year!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My new favorite website: Pinterest!

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard of all your favorite things!!! LOVE IT! Here's a sneak peek!

From baby footprints! So adorable, must do!!!

I'm totally going to these for baby Hazel!!!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kurt is Married!!!

Congradulation's to the newlywed's!!! Kurt married his best friend Janaye VanBuren in the Twin Falls Temple on Friday, August 5th, 2011. Everything was beautiful, especially the bride, and they are so cute and happy that they are finally together! I am so happy for them!!!

Yet another amazing wedding cake done by of course, my mother Carmen. Assistant's Lisa Hartley and Krystle Doherty! You guys are so awesome!!!

Mom and Dad at the temple. Great job pulling everything together, it's as always amazing.

Uncle Ben took really good care of Marshall and Levi while we were waiting to see the bride and groom. He loves them so much!!! Thanks Ben!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nicole got Married!!!

Cake decorated by: Carmen Hartley (aka: the master chef)

Nicole's colors were Lime green, navy blue and ivory.

The dresses to the left are 3 generations of wedding dresses: my great-grandmother Hazel Skogsberg, grandmother Lois Hartley, and my mother Carmen Hartley. AMAZING!

Nicole got married July 1st, 2011 to Brandon Riley. The wedding and reception were absoutely amazing. My mom went all out on every detail with great assistance from my amazing sister Lisa, and minimal assistance from the rest of us. Isn't the cake incredible, of course we got the most requested cake decorator in the whole state... my mom Carmen. Congradulation's Nicole!!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Sweet Boys!

These pictures were taken at Catherine Albertson Park in Boise. Marshall is 20 months old now and Levi is 4 1/2 yrs. They grow up way too fast! I love my family!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hartley Family

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Peace, Beauty, Love

So sweet love seemed that April morn. When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change. -Robert Bridges I love you, Curtis.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Litter of Puppies!

Tina started pushing around 2 am Saturday morning and her water broke at 2:30. My friend Montay and my sister-in-law Heidi came over to help. Tina pushed for 3 hrs. before she delivered the first black and tan male. About 10 min. later she delivered a second black and tan male, 30 min. later a black and tan female. She did so great and is such a good little mommy. A big thanks to Montay Dixon and Heidi Mickelson for calming my worries, staying up all night for the special deliveries, and for their prayers!!! Thanks you two!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Yes, I finally watched it, and absolutely love it. The best movie I've seen in a long time. Who doesn't want a guy like that? HELLO.