Monday, August 31, 2009

Brothers

Tristan has to read 15 minutes per night for his homework, and so far Hunter is thoroughly enjoying it!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Project

Last weekend our project was recovering a set of folding chairs. We have had this set for about 4 years, and we really don't use it very often. But it is great for when company comes over and whatnot. So last year we loaned them to some friends for a weekend, which was fine. But then Cahl picked them up and left them in the back of his truck for weeks in the sun and wind and rain, unbeknownst to me. By the time I found them, they were pretty much falling apart. So... it's been really embarrassing having to pull them out for company lately, and needless to say, I have been wanting to recover them for quite some time now, and just haven't had a chance. So last weekend we went down to the fabric store and picked out some fabric, and over the weekend we recovered our little set of chairs. I am quite pleased with the results! And most importantly, not embarrassed to show them to anyone anymore!

BEFORE:

This is the only chair lucky enough to have not been ruined

To prove that I actually did half of the work all by myself!

AFTER:

Monday, August 24, 2009

School

Back to school, back to school...


Jasen's going to 1st grade

Tristan's going to 3rd grade

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Watermelon

Last night we had some of our friends over for dinner, and before we ate the kids had a watermelon eating contest. They went to town, and it was so funny to watch them! They had so much fun seeing who could get the messiest!

After the contest, all the kids piled onto the trampoline and had fun wrestling each other while they waited for dinner to cook. It was a lot of fun, and we can't wait to do it again!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cahl

In honor of Cahl's birthday, this little survey is all about him...

WHAT IS HIS NAME? Cahl Marshal Gouker

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED? 7 1/2 years

HOW LONG DID YOU DATE? 2 1/2 years

HOW OLD IS HE? 28

HOW OLD ARE YOU? 25

WHO EATS MORE SWEETS? Me

WHO SAID "I LOVE YOU" FIRST? He did

WHO IS TALLER? Cahl

WHO CAN SING BETTER? Me

WHO IS SMARTER? Cahl for sure

WHO DOES THE DISHES? I do

WHO PAYS THE BILLS? Cahl makes the money and I spend it

HIS GUILTY PLEASURE? Funny videos on Youtube

WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED? When you're looking at it, me- but when you're in it, him

WHO MOWS THE LAWN? He does, but I weed-whack

WHO DRIVES? Usually him if we are together

WHO IS MORE STUBBORN? We are both pretty bad

WHO KISSED WHO FIRST? He kissed me first, but I definitely made him work for it!

WHO ASKED WHO OUT FIRST? He asked me out a bunch of times before I finally gave in

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DATE? We didn't really go on dates much

WHO PROPOSED? Cahl

WHO WEARS THE PANTS? I let him think he does

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIM? He can always make me laugh no matter how mad I am at him. And he is a great dad! Plus he's so smart, he always knows the answer!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Announcement

We have some news: our family is about to get one person bigger! Baby number 4 is expected the end of March, and we are all very excited!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Trampoline

The boys received a trampoline as a gift this last weekend. They are loving it!



Even dad got in on the action!


Tristan doing a flip

Friday, August 7, 2009

Graduation

Today was Jasen's kindergarten graduation. His class sang all of the parents 6 songs, and then they received their diplomas and report cards. It was so sweet, during the last song they sang, called "Time to Go," Jasen started crying. Which of course made me and his teacher cry too! He was very sad to leave kindergarten behind, but he is also happy to be going on to 1st grade!

Singing away


Crying during the last song (if you zoom in you can see a tear on his cheek!)

Getting his diploma

with his teacher, Mrs. Rafferty

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Award Ceremony

Tristan's end of the year award ceremony was this morning. Kids in grades 1-4 got individual awards for things they have achieved and earned during the last trimester and also throughout the school year. Tristan was awarded 2 attendance awards, one for perfect attendance during the trimester, and one is the Governor's Award for perfect attendance for the entire year. He was thrilled!

Shaking the Vice Principal's hand, while his teacher read out his awards


Proudly holding up his two awards