Friday, July 25, 2014


The paperwork for the house finally came through, and we were able to sign yesterday and get keys today! We are so excited to finally get moved and start getting settled.

Monday, July 21, 2014


With the exception of a few minor things, the house is done! We did the first and final walk through, and things are looking great. There was a delay in some paperwork from the city, which is why we couldn't sign last week, but now that's all been taken care of so we should be signing this week and moving this weekend. Cahl and I got permission to go and paint the garage walls and floor last weekend, and it turned out perfectly. We really wanted to have that all done before we started moving in, and I'm really happy it's done and will have plenty of time to dry uninterrupted.


Sunday, July 20, 2014


Since we will be in different church boundaries after we move, I was released from the Primary Presidency 2 weeks ago. Last week, while we were out of town, all the kids in Primary signed and wrote little notes on pair of white sneakers for me, as a thank you gift. Then today they surprised me with them, and it was so sweet! The kids all know how much I love shoes, and several of them have told me that they look forward to seeing what shoes I will wear each week! The last 6 months of working with the kids every week has been so much fun, and I have enjoyed it so much. I love the pair of shoes they made for me, and I framed them so that they will always be a visible reminder of my time with them.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


The kids got to go sepnd all of last week in Oregon with Cahl's mom. They had a lot of fun, and we appreciate her having them each summer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


  While we are still packing and getting ready to move, we've been doing some furniture projects. We bought this big dresser 10 years ago when we lived in California for Tristan, and it has been awesome. It's solid, and still in great condition, and I want to pass it over to Brinley. So Cahl painted it and fixed a few things, and I put on new knobs and these cute stickers on the drawers, and it's perfect! She is so excited about it, and it's going to look great in her new room.

I also took a pair of nightstands that we had and painted them to match Jasen's new furniture. I also put some shelf liner in the drawers, and they turned out great, and he really likes them.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Tonight was Jasen's last Pack Meeting as a cub scout. This month our little over achiever earned the Artist, Athlete, Family Member, and Showman pins. He also earned the Physical Fitness sport pin and his last compass point. Jasen has been like a super scout this year, and since he earned every pin in his Webelo book, I got him a special "Webelo Super Achiever 20" patch, to commemorate all his hard work. I am so very proud of all the effort he put in, and I'm excited to see how far he'll go in Boy Scouts.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Everything at the house is almost done now. The carpet and other flooring and baseboards are done, the tile and vents are finished, all of the bathroom hardware is up, the doorknobs are all in, and yesterday the landscaping all went it. We do our first walk with the builder tomorrow to identify any problems or things we want done, and once that's all finished, we can sign the paperwork (hopefully this week) and start moving in (probably in the next week or so).

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th!

This year we decided not to go to Salmon like we normally do, and instead had a pretty mellow 4th of July. After accidentally giving everyone food poisoning the night before, we mostly just hung around the house and took it easy. Then at dark we went down and watched the city fireworks with some friends, then went to their house to light off ours. The big boys had so much fun being in charge of our light show, and the little ones loved the sparklers!