Saturday, June 9, 2012

Memorial Day

We took the time on Memorial day to go to the National Cemetery in Nashville.  We though it would be fun to take some pictures of the kids while there.  It was raining right as we got there and the kids were asleep, so I thought all was lost for our fun picture adventure.  Turns out we were able to still get some fun pictures anyway.



Thursday, April 5, 2012


Almost there.... Down to the wire literally days left before we leave. This is going to be a fantastic time for us. Does anyone actually read our blog anymore??

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Our little brother Elder Nathan Bartling entered the MTC today, Bangkok Thailand here he comes. He is super excited to go and we are sad to let him. All the time you hear about missionaries going on a mission and everyone always saying "its only 2 years" 2 years is a long time in this house :) Cannot wait for him to come home.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentines Day/ Ball

So this year we went all out for Valentines day. Decorated our apartment in hearts, had heart shaped pancakes, even went to a Valentines Day ball thanks to South Ogden City. We had fun see our lovely pictures and our apartment decorations. We have got to try and be better about blogging since we'll be in another state and any of those that are interested in our boring lives can see what we are doing :)

Moving Cont.

So as most of you know we are moving :) We are moving exactly 2,109 miles from where we currently are. Our plan is to leave in April (will post date, certain few know exact date we are leaving) head to Culbertson NE to stay with our Grandma and Grandpa Corey for 1 day drive down in to Kansas City to see the new temple. They are having a public open house during the time we are going through. Stay in a tiny tiny town in IL for the night and go through Mt Vernon, Louisville KY, West Virginia, then into our home which will be Greensboro, NC theres a temple in Raleigh (1.5 hrs from us) so we still get to go. 11 States. See our Rough Route to the side, you have to zoom out in order to see the whole thing.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


If anyone even looks at our blog occasionally anymore :-) (since we're so great at posting on it) to guess where?

Thursday, July 14, 2011


As you may know by now, we've had a new edition to our family. Emmett Alexander. He was born March 23rd at 1:13 pm. He weighed 8 lbs 0.4 oz and was 21 inches long. Yes another big baby delivered completely natural for Eden. He's a fairly good tempered little guy. He had a rough start, billy lights, figuring out his best food option which happens to be Similac Alimentum (not so pleasant smelling and beyond expensive [$26.75 a can]) and then just the general new baby routine.
Rachel has done really well with Emmett. She hasn't done anything that I did with my younger brothers....yet. She even is potty training!!! She has done amazingly well with it. It's been about a week now of straight at home potty training (still getting the concept in her head for outings) but we have yet to change a poppy diaper and other than sleeping she always tells us when she has to go and even then most of the time she wakes up with a dry diaper, well training pants now.
Travis and I are getting along as best we can in this oh so lovely economy. Grandma Z (Eden's mom) is living with us now while things are being figured out as far as Cali goes. It's been fun for Rachel and Emmett, and I won't lie, it's been nice to have a bit of Eden and Travis time...thanks mom :-)
Here's to hoping I can attempt to keep up with blogging now...