Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays from The Hartley Hooligans!

Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays, and may 2013 be your best year yet!

All pictures taken by Gavin Peters  ~  We thank him for not only capturing the true essence of our family, but also for the massive chickenpox scar removal he did on the above pics of the kids!  We love you, Gavin! 

Thank you for following and loving our family & for your continued support of The Hartley Hooligans!


Thursday, December 06, 2012

Blog updates!

Just a quick note... I updated the tabs along the top of the blog.  I added a "Cal" tab (about f'ing time!) & spiffed up the girls' tabs & the "Contact" tab as well.

Click the following to view each of the new tabs (or if you are on your computer, click above!):





19 days till Christmas & I'm freaking the F out because I have soooooo much left to do.  Presents to still plan for, buy, wrap, & ship and most importantly, the house to decorate.  Thanks to our neighbors, I'm thinkin' about bustin' out something along THESE LINES...
Happy Holidays from The Hooligans!

Saturday, December 01, 2012


Today my baby turns fourteen.


How is that even possible?!?!? Wasn't it just yesterday that Cal learned to walk & the first steps he took were to his basketball goal so he could dunk the ball?  Wasn't it just yesterday he was driving around in his Little Tykes car & backed it up to Daddy's huge cargo trailer hitch as if he'd been backing cars all his life?  Wasn't it just yesterday he traded his 4 binkies (1 for sucking, 3 for sniffing!) for a huge truck with a trailer at Toys R Us? Wasn't it just yesterday he pulled down his shorts in public to show he was officially wearing "big boy pants" now?!  I swear it feels like yesterday that he was in the shower with Daddy when I opened the drafty door and Cal yelled out, "Close the door! It's sucking cold in here!!!" (He said an S for an F at that age!  OMG.  So proud!!!) Time has literally flown by so fast... and I must say, if it weren't for Claire & Lola showing us what really mattered, I might have taken these days, these YEARS for granted.  So thankful I did not.

I am so incredibly proud of you, Cal.  You are the most thoughtful person I know, incredibly hard-working, dedicated to your sport/academics/music, always there for everyone, and you value the beauty that comes with being different & unique because of your sisters. You make me laugh every. single. day. Your sense of humor & smart ass ways never cease to cheer me up when I most need it, and I thank you for that. You truly are my "heart walking around outside my body." I am so in awe of you ~ how strong you are & how wise beyond your years you've always been. I hope you know how much I love you now & always, Cal.
First day of 8th grade  ~  2012-2013

Don't drop me, a-hole.  I GOT THIS!

Mmmmm... Cheddar Bay.  Come to Papa!

Claire & Cal

Go Thunder cheerleaders!
(Sure are some pretty girls over there!)

I even love you with pox.

I'm blaming the pox/fever/deliriousness for this action!

Brylee & Cal at the WSU game  ~  GO SHOCKS!

Cal & Lola  ~  12:00 am on December 1, 2012
Don't judge me that they're still up.  It's a Friday night, bitches!  We had to ring in Cal's big day with hugs!

I love you with everything in me, Cal. Happy 14th Birthday, Son. 
"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven." ~Henry Ward Beecher
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