Saturday, July 16, 2011


We LOVE the BEACH okay, okay I LOVE the Beach and Brian KIND OF loves it! It is safe to say that anyone who knows a Hawley knows how much we love, love, love to camp at Carpenteria State Beach, "Carp" for short. This summer was extra exciting because it was Brian's first time there on family vacation with my side of the Family. Don't worry he survived and even wants to go back. Now he is a fully trained Carpenteria expert like the rest of us. Here are some pictures...
It did get sunny while we were there. I guess we only took the camera on morning walks ( gotta love June gloom)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It’s official we are sealed!

May 30th we were able to go to the Columbia south Carolina temple and be sealed for time and all eternity. Lots of family and some of our friends were able to join us. Our families came threw for us and traveled from all over the country to show their support us. We had a wonderful day and are so grateful for the love and support of all of the people who helped us get to this point in our lives.

After the sealing we went back to our house where we had a luncheon for everyone who was at the temple and a few extras. We could not have done the luncheon without my mom. Gloria saves the day again! She is amazing I could not have gotten everything ready without her help.

We really tested out the house because 21 people ended up staying at our house on Saturday night. Luckily we scrounged up enough air mattresses for everyone. While in Charlotte the boys went out for BBQ and the girls talked and talked. We went to Uptown Charlotte to explore and had a wonderful time.




Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Friday night we walked at my schools relay for life. This is the first year I have ever gone to walk. I always payed to join the team but never made the effort to go and walk. This year it hit a little closer to home. My mom and aunt Linda both survived cancer this year. Brian and I thought it would be a good idea to go and show our support.

Our schools theme was “Tied to a cure”. The teachers at my school tie-dyed our relay for life t-shirts. It was so much fun. I think I would have made a great hippie! I wanted to tie-dye any and every thing when I got home. I tried to convince Brian to let me tie dye the sheets in the guest room, a table cloth, anything..... He said NO! How did I miss out on this fun until now!

We went to the big all night event and walked laps, talked with friends, listened to bands, and walked some more. We had a wonderful time and are so thankful for all of the survivors who are in our lives.

A Catch Up Post

Okay I haven’t posted since December…What can I say we have been super busy!

Here is a quick update (only a few of our adventures)… these are probably the things I would have posted about if I had not been such a slacker.

Christmas in Williamsburg.

We put a stone floor in Brian’s Office....It looks great!

Made a new years resolution to go to church.

Feb 1st I became the Technology facilitator a.k.a the computer teacher at my school!

Had a Happy Valentines Day.

Worked in the Yard…. TONS! (The bulbs I planted are growing.. but they kind of look like giant weeds?)

Spring Break - I decided to rip out the floor in the laundry room and paint it while Brian was at work so he could put stone flooring in. It was the Hawley girl in me!

Easter at the Beach with Brian's Aunt and Uncle, Grandparents, and cousins. I LOVE hanging out with them!

More working in the yard.

We found a HUGE snapping turtle in our yard and a Lizard in the living room in the same week. Yikes!

We set a date to be sealed in the Columbia, South Carolina Temple (May 28th)

I think that just about catches us up.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Flash Mob

Last night I begged Brian to go to the mall with me...
This is why!!! There were approximately 3000 people.
See if you can find us we are in this video!!!

A Birthday Project

Brian woke up on his Birthday and decided he wanted to put in recessed lighting in our bedroom so he went to Lowe's and 3 hours later we had 4 more lights. We are going to add 2 more next weekend. I am getting better I wasn't even a little nervous when he started cutting big holes in the ceiling.
Ellie slept in the middle of the project mess

Happy Birthday Brian and Mom!


Sunday was Brian's 34th Birthday. He gets better ever year! The 19th is also my Mom's B-day! We wish we could have been with my side of the family to have a birthday extravaganza!