Sunday, September 28, 2014


Today was a pretty momentous day at our house- Brinley took the training wheels off her bike, and learned to ride without them! She did awesome, and caught on really quick! She's still getting the hang of starting by herself, she still wants/needs a push, but she rode all the way to the park and back and did really well.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Football ~ Jasen

Jasen's team played again today, and they lost again. This has really been a rough season, but I'm proud that Jasen keeps his head up, and he always plays his best until the end of the game. He played offense and defense today, and he even caught a kick return!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Back Yard

We've also been hard at work in the backyard lately. We have so far planted 5 trees (one was transplanted from the front yard, and 4 are new), and several bushes. We will have 2 more trees to plant in a few weeks, but right now it's looking really good and the grass is really starting to fill in.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Football ~ Tristan

Today's game was the one Tristan has been looking forward to all season: they played his school from last year, Lewis & Clark. It was a great game, and our Huskies won. They have been doing awesome this season, and I'm really proud of the progress Tristan has made.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Football ~ Hunter

Hunter's team played again today, and lost 32-12. I wish that they were having a better season, but I think the mix of coaches who haven't coached before and kids who haven't played before, is hard to get up and running. I am hopeful that they will have at least one more win before the season ends.

Football ~ Jasen

Jasen's game today was good, even though they lost again. Jasen was happy, because he plays a lot of Defensive End  now, which he really loves. There are only 2 more regular season games coming up, so I hope our team does well.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Football ~ Tristan

Tristan's team played against Lake Hazel Middle today, and sadly they lost. This was the first loss of the season, but they played hard and I'm sure they'll make up for it next week.


Monday, September 15, 2014


Today was the other day that Brinley has been waiting for: the first day of school! She is so excited to go back to school and she loves learning. I love how excited she is to go each time, and how excited she is to tell all of us about her day after.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Football ~ Jasen

Jasen's team also played this afternoon, and they came away with their first win! They won 2-0, but it was enough to bring their team morale up a ton! They were all so excited after the game, and I am very proud of them all.

Football ~ Hunter

Hunter's team played today, and they lost 27-0. Hunter practices with his brothers almost everyday, and I can see that he is getting better.

Shirts Lake Campout

Last night Cahl and Tristan did their first camp out with our new troop. They hiked in to Shirts Lake, which is up by Cascade. Because a few of the scouts, including Tristan, have football practice after school until 5, they didn't get to their campsite and set up until after dark. The hike is about a mile and a half, and a lot of it is pretty steep, which as the mama makes me a little nervous to have them hiking that in the dark, but they all made it safe and sound. The views the next morning were beautiful! Some of the other boys jumped into the lake, but Tristan decided not to after he dipped his feet in and felt how cold it was!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Football ~ Tristan

Tristan's team played against Eagle Middle again today, and they beat them once again! His team is doing great, and I really see Tristan improving.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


We have been working hard to get the back yard ready for grass seed. Cahl has raked and raked to get it even, and the boys have picked a dozen buckets full of rocks. Brinley has been very helpful as well, being the weight on Cahl's rake, as well as driving her jeep around and giving directions! But we got it all worked over, and the guys came today and sprayed the hydroseed down. It feels great to have it done, and now we are excited to watch it grow!