Thursday, August 28, 2014

Football ~ Tristan

Tristan's first football game was this afternoon. They played the team ranked last a year ago, Lowell Scott Middle School, and were surprised with a loss! But I think they learned not to underestimate anyone based on the past, and that's a good lesson. Tristan is also really happy that he is number 53 again. He started wearing that number when he was 8, and with the exception of last year, he has worn it exclusively since then. He is playing on the offensive line this year, and also on both special teams.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Football ~ Jasen

Jasen's team had a scrimmage today for their practice. They are doing ok, but not great. I know this team had a rough season last year, with no wins, so I am hoping they can figure out what works before the season is over. I am hoping they can break the dry spell, and have at least a few wins this season.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School

The first day of school has come once again!

Tristan is starting his final year in middle school, as an 8th grader.

Jasen is starting middle school, in the 6th grade.

 And Hunter is now a 2nd grader.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Cahl surprised me with a mom and dad date last night, and we went out to the fair. We went on a few rides, ate fair food, fed and petted the animals, played games, and had a lot of fun.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Football ~ Hunter

Today was Hunter's first flag football game of the season. His team is a little unorganized, but they managed to pull out a 14-13 win over the Raiders. Hunter is having a lot of fun, and I'm happy he is enjoying it so much.

Football ~ Jasen

Today was Jasen's first football game of the season. It was a bit of a rough way to start the season, with a 34-0 loss. But hopefully they'll be better next week.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated Cahl's birthday a little oddly this year, but it all worked out in the end. For his birthday, the kids and I made him a coupon book of things he likes that we are willing to do for him. Then he also got a new scope for his hunting rifle, which he is excited to use this fall.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Babby Farm

Today my sister took my niece and Brinley out to Babby Farm in Caldwell. The girls had a ton of fun learning about all the animals and feeding them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


One of the other projects close to the top of our list, was getting the concrete poured to extend our driveway and for an RV pad. Cahl spent weeks contacting different companies, getting quotes and talking to people before he found the right guy for the job. The crew had it all done in 2 days, and they did a great job. I love how they matched the stamped edge to what we already had, and we are really happy with how it turned out. Right now it goes from the front sidewalk to the back of the garage, and eventually we will extend it back to the fence in the side yard, but for now this is a great start!

Football ~ Hunter

Hunter is playing flag football this fall. He is super excited because 4 of his friends are on his team, and he's having so much fun. It's also cool that his older brothers have been spending time practicing with him at home too.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Somehow in the middle of all this house craziness and moving, Cahl finished all of his school work and earned his Master's Degree! He now has a Master of Business Administration, specializing in Management of Engineering and Technology. He's such a smart cookie, and we are all so proud of him!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Some of the other projects we got done pretty quickly were putting shelf liner in all the kitchen cabinets. It looks great, and I'm so happy we got it all done.

Cahl also came up with this cool idea of pillars to go under the mantle, to hide all the TV cords in. So we built them, painted them, and installed them and they look awesome! The Before and After:

The builders have also come and replaced the front door, since the original one had been broken on the bottom and did not have a peephole. And they came and replaced the cabinet above the fridge to be the taller size it was supposed to be.


Jasen's football Jamboree was this morning. The team scrimmaged another team, and even though they tried hard, they didn't do so well. But the season has now started, so hopefully they do better moving forward.