Friday, October 06, 2017


My friend, Emily, was walking home from her neighborhood school bus stop when she spotted none other than Justin Timberlake golfing. Following him around on a golf course sounded way more fun than whatever else I was doing that day, so minutes later a couple of 30-something moms were having way too much fun stalking JT.

August, however, had no interest. He got much time on my phone to keep him quiet. PS golfing is way too quiet of a sport.

At the end of the 18 holes, there was a small crowd gathered hoping for autographs. We were Sharpie-less and not prepared, but look how close we were!

My favorite was when this big guy stuffed a photo in his face for a signature and Timberlake said, "That's Toby Keith." Hahahaha. No signature for him. Toby was also in town for the ATT Pro Am, so these guys just come with stacks of photos to get autographed. Most likely sell them on Ebay.

We rounded up some more friends and came back a couple days later. This was all pre-tournament, so there were no crowds. Pretty awesome.

I couldn't tell you one Toby Keith song, but here he is (below). Apparently a super nice, pro-military guy.

And then there was Muscles, I mean Mark Wahlberg. Emily had found one of his balls a couple days earlier, and got him to sign it that day. Jackpot.

Later that day, we went to the official tournament. That was SO crowded and not near as cool as our up-close and personal pre-tournament experience. And I missed crazy Bill Murray during my bathroom break. Toby Keith and his cigar were nice to take a picture with Carolynn.

I was excited to spot Timberlake's wife, Jessica Biel, but she wouldn't turn around. Dang bodyguards. She was so teeny tiny.


Thursday, October 05, 2017

Sister Trip

Way back in January, 5 out of the 7 Martindale sisters + in-laws met up for a SoCal weekend.

Errin and Tami weren't up to the trip in their pregnant states,
but we did get to spend a fun night at Errin's house (sadly no pictures)

Harry Potter World at Universal Studios was pretty awesome, especially in our matching ponchos.
The rain was a damper except for the fact that there were NO lines.
Sorry you all didn't have rain boots!
I was the only one with non pruny feet.

Warm butterbeer lived up to the hype.

The food we ate there was not exciting except for Candace's warm apple pie, which was amazing.
My sticky toffee pudding was good, but not compared to the pie.

Loved all the shops in Diagon Alley.

The rest of Universal was less exciting, but we loved/hated the scary Walking Dead experience.

And we loved/LOVED Candace and Rachel dancing with Scooby and Velma.
Makes me laugh every time.

Day 2 consisted of:
Eat Chow for breakfast
Beach (cold)
Italian dinner (that we all loved, esp the nice old man who bought us drinks)
Watching Hidden Figures from the front row of the theatre (so good)


This weekend was seriously good for my soul. Love my sisters!

Sunday, September 17, 2017


I'm kind of fascinated with all the wild mushrooms that grow around here.

Auggie is only into smashing them. And eating his Red Vines.


A Sister for Sally

The day after we got home from Wyoming,
cousin Payten flew in for the last weekend of winter break.
Perks of being a pilot's daughter.

We showed her a good time including:
Home-made shaved ice (using Sally's new Christmas present)
Beach (even though it was cold)
Aquarium (where they got dolphin best friend necklaces)
Swimming @ the sports center (not pictured)
Taco Bell w friends
Myo frozen yogurt
and a rousing rendition of Eat It or Wear It


Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Snowy New Year

Logan, UT

Left the day after Christmas for some snow.
Spent a lovely day in Providence (Logan) with Justin's family.
Snow is so pretty!!!
Love being a winter visitor, couldn't handle living in it.
Kids had a fun day sledding and jacuzzi-ing.
Had our first visit to Swig (where Justin looked real nice in a button up and joggers).

Star Valley Ranch, WY

Traditional Christmas books with money from Grandma and Grandpa.

The best part of Legos: the people and the weapons.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Taking pictures of Justin taking selfies is my favorite.

The Tetons and a moose up close in one day? Yes please.


Oh, just filming a live Facebook video in the Tetons.

Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming

 New Year's Eve got crazy with puzzles and more of Justin's live Instagram videos.

Mom and Dad gave an awesome FHE about angels.
On our drive there, we had escaped being hit by a tire barreling down the freeway.
I had felt like angels were with us.

Thank you to Jason and Candace for hosting us at Candace's parents' awesome cabin.
It was beautiful, cousins had so much fun together, and we ate real good.
Still waiting for our invite for this year...

Homeward Bound

After we got a hole in our tire and spent hours getting it fixed, we spent the night in Reno.
Chains were required to go through Tahoe the next day.
Hired this guy to help us chain virgins put ours on and he was a grump.
Even with the crazy long drive and hang-ups on the way home, it was so worth it.

Just more of the pretty snow, this time from Tahoe.