Thursday, September 10, 2009

Damien Turns One (and Cute Spencer too!!!)

We had a small family party for the boys a few weeks ago. We had yummy Hawaiian Haystacks, cake and ice cream.

After Memphis wouldnt touch her cake on her birthday I was so excited that Damien could not get enough of his! I made the boys cakes with those mini bread pans and used cool whip for the frosting. It worked great!

Shauna and I love having the kids pictures done together... because it's cute and drops the price in half! Awesome!

This one is my favorite! He just looks so grown up!

Happy Birthday to D man and Spenc!

I am a little late posting this... but saying I have been busy is quite the under statement! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jesse and Brittney get married!

September 5, 2009

The Newest Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Happy Jesse!

The Parents

Cute Rhan and Aaron...

Austin looking fab in that tux!

I love these girls!

Christy and Lilly!

What a great day! :) We couldn't be more happy for Jesse and Brittney!!!!

Cabin Day

August 15, 2009

Ever played Puffy Puffy Marshmallow????

Mike totally won...

Me... not so much! I could barley do two with out laughing so hard. See me almost peeing my pants here, this is serious stuff!!!

These are our friends Angie and Ryan from way back when. It's been far too long since we all hung out like this. It's so much fun and we just look around the room and feel consumed by the amount of children we all have!!! :)

So our dinner burned... I was sad! :( A+ for effort though!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hartley Family Reunion 09

This past week me and kids were in southern California for a family reunion. It was HOT and taking care of two kids all by yourself is hard, but all in all it was a great time! Here is a slide show I put together for the last night. There will be a bigger post coming with some more fun details! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Memphis is really starting to talk A LOT! Mike was wearing his East Football shirt because they started registration today. (It's that time again!!!) Anyway, Memphis just went up to him pointed at the big "E" on the football and said: E!!!!! So as excited as we are, I drew another one and asked her what it was... sure enough, she looked at me like-duh, E! Kinda fun!!! I can't believe how much she is learning and growing everyday. Yea Memi!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

10 months already!?!?

Oh how time flies! This turkey boy quite the charmer! He is growing so big. Still just army crawling all over the place. Thinks I have to be holding him at all times if I am any where in site. He is pulling himself up on everything. Mischievous at heart for sure!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blow Dry This!

So Memphis is NOT a fan of the blow dryer. Even if it's me that is having my hair dried. Turn the thing on her and she becomes a melting, face against the mirror-- basketcase. As if the thing was going to eat her!!! :) So I hear her sitting in the corner doing this:

Turns out the blow dryer isn't half as scary if you make the noise yourself...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cousin Love!

We were a little nervous to try and get all five looking good for pictures, but WE DID IT!!!!

D-man wasn't feeling very smiley this day, but it's ok. He looks so sweet and innocent!

This one just melts my heart. Memphis really is a great BIG sister!

Shauna's kids. Kyah and Spencer.

Stacey's daughter, Kaylee...

We might be extremely biased, but really... could they be any cuter?????

We (the straw kids) were extremely blessed to be good friends with our cousins. We hope that all our kids will find good friends in each other through the years. :)