Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Swim Party

Our scout  pack here in Idaho don't do scouts during the summer, which is something we've had to adjust to, but this month they had a swimming party for the scouts. It was a nice evening and the kids all had fun with their friends.

Monday, July 29, 2013


This year Brinley went to the dentist for the first time. I was a bit nervous about her going, since she didn't take to kindly to the new doctor here in Idaho. But she was super excited to go to the dentist, and she did so great! She sat very still, kept her mouth open wide, and even did a fluoride treatment with no problems. Her teeth are all healthy and fine, and she loved going so much she keeps asking to go back.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Scout Camp

Last week Tristan went to his first real Scout Camp. They went to Camp Morrison, which is near McCall, right on Lake Payette. His troop left early Monday morning, and came home Saturday. There were 13 kids in his troop, and 3 leaders. The whole camp had over 30 troops, and well over 200 scouts, including 2 that came all the way from Ireland. Cahl went up Thursday evening, and stayed until Saturday. They both had a great time. Tristan earned 4 merit badges- Emergency Preparedness, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, and Wilderness Survival. He also partially completed 3 other merit badges, so he should be finishing those up soon. At their campsite, 3 little bucks decided to camp with them. They just hung out and wandered through their camp with them all week! At the end of the week, Tristan's troop won the "Bull of the Woods" award, which recognizes the best troop at camp! He is really happy he went, and is already looking forward to next year's camp. He has also decided he wants to me a camp counselor when he gets a little older.

Saturday, July 20, 2013


This month, I very proudly became a Great Auntie! My beautiful niece Sydney and her husband welcomed their amazing new baby boy, Finley Maximus, on July 2. He was born with gastroschisis, but a week after he was born the doctor's performed the necessary surgery for him. I am so happy to say that all went well, and his is a healthy little boy. My heart is so full of love and pride for their little family, and I cannot wait to try and plan a visit to Alaska to see them sometime in the next few months.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Eagle Island

This afternoon we took our kids and 3 of their friends out to go swimming at the beach at Eagle Island park. The water was nice and warm, and they all had a really good time.