Friday, October 31, 2014


Tristan also got his cast put on today. This is the first time he's had a cast go up and over his elbow, so that is something new to get used to. But he only has to wear it for a few weeks, then he'll get x-rayed again, and as long as everything looks good then he can switch to a smaller cast. It's funny, this time he ended up with the same doctor that put on his cast last year. The doctor remembered him, and his watch! He even still had a photo of Tristan's cast from last year. Tristan gets stopped and asked about his watch being built in to his cast all the time, and it's funny how many people want to take a photo of it too.


Today Brinley has a Halloween party at school. She was so excited to wear her costume and go trick or treating around her teacher's neighborhood.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Tonight we finally had a chance to carve pumpkins with the kids. They all really enjoy doing it every year, even Tristan!


Wrestling Meet and Football Party

This afternoon was Jasen's first wrestling meet of the season. His school wrestled against Eagle, and our team lost by only 1 point. Jasen also lost his match. I wish I had been able to be there and watch him and get some photos, but I had to leave early to get Hunter to his end of season football party.

Hunter's team got together for a little party this evening, and they had a lot of fun hanging out and playing together. Of course, they had even more fun getting their trophies!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014


So Tristan came home from wrestling practice tonight, took a shower, and was halfway done eating dinner before he mentioned that he had hurt his arm at practice and his coach had said he probably should have it x-rayed. I looked at it and it had a big lump on it, so Cahl took him down to get it looked it. Sure enough, it's broken. Again. 3 times breaking the same arm in 3 years. Dang kid. So he'll get it casted in a few days, but unfortunately he'll miss wrestling this season. He's still on the team and will go to all the practices and meets, and help the other kids, but he's bummed he won't get to wrestle at any meets this year.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trunk or Treat

The kids all had a great time at Trunk or Treat this year. The ward had a Parade of Costumes for the kids, then once they were done getting candy there was a big bon fire with hot chocolate and donuts. After Trunk or Treat, we went to our neighbors' for a party. It was fun, and Hunter even won the Best Costume Award! Jasen went as Colonel Sanders. Brinley was a Rodeo Queen. Hunter was a boxer. Tristan was a cereal killer. Cahl and I were a hunting accident.



Friday, October 24, 2014

Linder Farms

We took the kids out to Linder Farm this year to do the corn maze. We went in the late afternoon, and as it was getting dark, they were freaked out about getting lost. It was kinda funny to see my big, normally easy going and unimpressed boys, acting like scaredy cats! But they all had a good time with the games and on the hay ride.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

John Day

Cahl went over to Oregon to do some surveying for work last week. He saw some really cool rock formations while he was there too.