The boys all went back to school today. Tristan is going into 7th grade at Lewis and Clark Middle School. Jasen is going into 5th grade with Mrs. McDowell at River Valley Elementary, and Hunter is going into 1st grade with Miss Johnson, also at River Valley.
Monday, August 26, 2013
After Jasen's game, we drove up to Sagehen Resevoir to see if we could find any berries. We only found about a handful of blueberries, but it was really pretty up there. It would be a really nice place to camp. The water is pretty low, and there were thousands of tiny frogs all over the bank. The kids had so much fun catching them and trying to scare me with them.
Last weekend was Jasen's first football game of the season. This season he is on the Cardinals, and he is number 82. He had missed quite a bit of practice between going to Salmon and Oregon, so I didn't really think he'd get a lot of play time. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that he was starting defense, and played almost the entire game. His team won their first game, 22-0. He did really well, and I'm proud of him. He's about the shortest kid on the team, but he doesn't let that stop him from getting into piles. In fact, his pinkie finger got stepped on, and also smashed during a fumble recovery. It swelled up pretty good and turned purple and blue, but I don't think it's broken. So his finger is in a sweet splint for the next week, or until it starts to look better.
Friday, August 23, 2013
The weekend after the wedding, we headed back to Cahl's mom's house in Oregon. We stayed a few days, and Cahl built a tree house for the kids. They were so excited to help, and even more excited to be in it when it was done.
On Sunday, Cahl and I headed back to Boise while the kids stayed in Oregon for the week. They had a great time, and I was able to get a ton of stuff around the house done while they were gone.
Monday, August 12, 2013
We went to Salmon last weekend for my best friend's wedding. It was a crazy few days leading up to the big day, but everything came together perfectly, and the wedding was so beautiful. Thursday night while I was at the bridal shower, Cahl took the kids down to a paint ball tournament. Tristan and Jasen joined their friends' team and had a lot of fun. They made it several rounds, but at the end Tristan was on his own, and he finally got out. He took several hits, and one on his leg was pretty intense. It hit his jeans hard enough to break the skin underneath, and he had a huge bruise for a few days. Hunter was too young for the paint balls, but they had a laser tag event for his age group, and he loved it.
The bride with her bridesmaids at the shower
Friday we spent almost all day setting up and decorating for the reception. Once that was taken care of, it was time for the rehearsal and dinner. Both went well, and the dinner was a really nice BBQ at the groom's parents house. Hunter even lost a tooth in the car on the way to dinner. He was so excited!
Saturday was another long day. We started early setting up all the chairs and everything else for the ceremony, and then the girls were off to start getting hair done. Cahl was so wonderful the whole time, patiently taking all of the kids fishing and keeping them occupied. Once my hair was done, I left the other girls at the salon while I ran some last minute errands, picking up and dropping off stuff, setting up more stuff, delivering food back to the salon. It was somewhat hectic, but it worked out fine. After all the girls' hair was done, we all met at the wedding site to start getting dressed and makeup done, and having the photos taken. The time seemed to fly by, and before we knew it, it was time to load into the carriage to go to the ceremony. The ride was so fun, and the ceremony was amazing. I felt like I had put everything into, and focused on nothing but this wedding for many many months, and it all turned out so amazingly. I am so honored to have been asked to be a part of it all, and it was very special in so many ways. This girl has been in my life since I was just a few years old. Gabrielle is my best friend, and much more than that. She is my family. I love her with all my heart, and I simply adore her new husband Jared and stepson Cole, who is the same age as Tristan. I have also known them for many years, and watched Cole grow, and my heart is so happy for them and this new chapter in their family's story.