Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wrestling Championship

The boys' wrestling championship tournament was today. They both did really well- Jasen placed 4th and Tristan placed 2nd.

Tristan, on the left

Jasen in blue

It was also really cool because UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva stopped by to sign autographs and take pictures. He was really nice, and the boys were stoked!

The boys with Wanderlei Silva

After the tournament we stopped by Cahl's grandparents house. His grandma was finally able to come home from the hospital last week, and so we were all really excited to see her back at home. So it was a good day all around, and now I'm happy it's over!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Weighty Issues

So about a week ago I bought myself a treadmill on craigslist. I have been wanting one for a few years now, and I started looking hard about 2 months ago. I didn't want to spend a lot, and so I waited for a good deal and got this one:

When I bought it, the guy was telling me about it. He said it's not brand new or anything but it works. And I said "as long as it kicks my butt, I don't care how new it is!" And man, it is doing just that! Which is good, because I am really motivated to lose weight and get back in shape this year.

So then tonight Cahl was visiting with our neighbor friends and they told him they were getting rid of a home gym. So guess where it is now:

That's right- at our house! How awesome is that! It is really nice, with a double station and 2 seperate 200 pound weight stacks. Now I can really get in shape. YAY!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Caught Up

Well, last week went by fast. We really didn't do too much. Tristan's scout pack had their Blue and Gold Dinner Tuesday night, and that was fun.

Cahl and Tristan went down to Arizona last weekend on a javelina hunt. What is a javelina you might ask? Well, it is this:

A small wild pig. They didn't get one. Now I don't have a pig to go along with the turkey on the wall. Bummer.

Anyway, so I have been on a bit of a cleaning spree- spring cleaning perhaps? I always seem to get a lot done when Cahl is not home. I have cleaned out closets and cabinets, under beds, toy boxes, you name it. And I have made 2 big donations to Goodwill. I am getting quite a bit crossed off my to do list, so I'm feeling pretty proud of myself.

Jasen and Tristan only have one more wrestling tournament this weekend, it is the championship. Then Tristan will be back to football, and Jasen has not yet decided what he wants to do.

Hunter is still doing well. Potty training is coming along well. It's hard when we are not home, but that will come with time. So far he's doing really well when we are home, so I am really happy about that.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Red Rock

Today we took the boys up to Red Rock for a little hike. They like to go up Lost Creek trail, so we did that. It was pretty cold out there, and snowing, so we only did the one trail. But the boys had a lot of fun, especially Hunter in the backpack!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Tristan made an authentic Indian Moccasin for scouts today. Cahl got a scrap piece of deer hide from his friend the taxidermist, and he helped Tristan find a pattern. Then he had to shave the skin, and Tristan sewed it all together. It looks pretty good I think!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Heart Day

Happy Valentine's Day! We had a nice family day at home, then Cahl and I went on a double movie date with our cousins Stacey and Andy. It was a lot of fun.

Friday, February 13, 2009


I have gotten asked a few times in the last few days how old Hunter is, since he is potty training. He turned 2 in December, so he is 26 months.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Big Boy

We are now hot and heavy on Hunter's potty training. He does really good when he is naked, no accidents. He'll always tell us when he has to go. So this week I have had him in underwear and really working on not going in them. Every time he puts them on, he says "No pee my pants!" He's very receptive to the idea of going in the potty, and is always really excited to. Especially now that he has his own potty seat and stool. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will be quick and easy!

Going potty

Showing off his underwear

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Yep, it's official: I am now a fan of Twilight. At first, I wasn't so sure I wanted to read it at all, but everyone was raving about it and then a friend showed up at my house and let me borrow her books so... I read the entire series in a few weeks, and now I have to wait (im)patiently until the movie comes out to see it. Definitely a good read.

Wrestling Tournament

Another Saturday, another wrestling tournament. Tristan took 3rd, and Jasen took 4th.



In their snazzy singlets

Friday, February 6, 2009


Here are some photos of the boys' finished Valentines:

There are four different designs. They say "Bugs and Kisses" and have a small bag of Hershey's kisses tied to them. I have to give a HUGE shout out to Cahl's cousin Stacey for her awesome idea and hard work helping me make these. They turned out SO well!