Friday, January 23, 2015

Jewelry Cabinet

I've been needing a bigger jewelry box for a while, so for about a year I've been thinking about what I want and designing things in my head. I had several ideas, but I couldn't find what I was looking for to make it happen. Then about a month ago I saw a project that a lady had done for her bathroom, and a light bulb went off in my head that what she had done was exactly what I wanted to do. So I showed the photos to Cahl and described what I had in mind, and he was off and running. I already had the mirror, so all we did was put a full sheet of wood behind it to make it a little sturdier, then we built the box and put in the shelves. We spaced the shelves by how long my necklaces were, and what I wanted to put where. I found a foam ring display, so we put that in, as well as dozens of tiny hooks for the necklaces and bracelets. Then I strung a piece of lace across the door to hang my earrings on. I still need to fin a very small container of some sort for my stud earrings, but I am beyond happy with the finished product! I love how Cahl can listen to my random ideas and thoughts, and somehow he always understands my vision and makes it happen!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Caves and Hot Springs

Today we had a rare day with nothing important to do, so we surprised the kids with a mini road trip. First we headed to Shoshone to visit the Mammoth Cave and museum. It was a cool set up, and the kids really enjoyed walking in to the back of the cave, as well as the museum. It had so much stuff in it, that it felt like you could spend a week inside and still not see everything. After we went to the cave, we ate our picnic then drove down to 1000 Springs resort and swam at the hot springs for a few hours. It is a nice covered pool, and the kids really loved the 2 diving boards and slide. All of the boys went off both the high and low diving boards, and Brinley went off the low one. She is a total mermaid! She swam all over the pool and didn't want any help. Cahl and I were both so impressed with her.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pack Night

Hunter has only been in scouts now for a week, and tonight was his very first Pack Night. It was a lot of fun, and the leaders did a great job. Hunter and 2 of his friends were all welcomed into the Wolf den, and this pack has a custom of painting the faces of new and advancing kids, so they all got their faces painted. Hunter also earned his Bobcat award already, and he is very excited to see it sewn onto his shirt!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Birthday!

It's hard to believe that Tristan is 14 years old already. Time really has flown by, and looking back it's kind of amazing to see all the places it's taken us. Tristan really is a great kid, and he brings so much to our family.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cub Scouts

Tonight Cahl and I took Hunter to his first Scout meeting. It's a little bittersweet for us since he's our final scout, but he's been dying to be a scout for so many years, and we are really happy for him.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Break Dancing

Hunter started break dancing class tonight, and he is so excited about it! One of his good friends is also in the class, and they are having a ball. It's so fun to watch them!

Saturday, January 3, 2015


This afternoon was Hunter's baptism. He was so proud to wear his new suit and tie! There were 3 kids from our ward, so it was a packed house. But it was really nice, and Hunter had lots of people come to support him. Afterward, we had a some of our friends over for dinner and visiting, which was really nice to get to see them and catch up.