Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Slip and Slide

Tonight for Cahl and Jasen's scouts, they had a water game night at the park. I went over a little early to help set up, and ended up staying the whole time. Hunter and Brinley had a great time on the giant slip and slide, and the water balloon fight!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Day Camp

Today was cub scout Day Camp for Hunter. I wasn't able to go this year, but a friend took some photos, and Hunter had such a great time!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Brinley signed up for a gymnastics camp this summer, and she loves it! She goes for an hour a week, and has done so well on the bars, balance beam, and working on her handstands. She told us how much she wanted a balance beam at home, and I happened to find one on craigslist! She is so thrilled!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pack Night

Tonight was Hunter's Pack Night. He is doing great, and earning more belt loops toward his Bear! They also used old cardboard to make shields and swords, to get the boys pumped up for Day Camp next week, with it's "Knights Adventure" theme!

Saturday, June 11, 2016


This weekend we went camping with our friends the Moody's. We went up by Warm Lake, and it was so much fun! We haven't family camped with tents in many years, so it was a nice change from using the camper. Saturday morning we went on an easy hike up to a hot springs, and the kids had so much fun wading in and playing.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Order of the Arrow Ordeal

Since Tristan and Jasen were both elected in the Order of the Arrow last month, and Cahl was elected as an adult member, the next step to becoming an OA member is to go through and "Ordeal." The ordeal is basically going up to Camp Morrison, spending 24 hours in complete silence, while working together in groups to clean up the campsites and get everything ready for the summer camps to begin. So up they went with our group of 8 boys and 2 adults, to join about 200 other new members. After the introductions Friday evening, they were sent off to sleep under alone the stars in the woods. They spent Saturday in silence cleaning up the campsites and the beach, gathering firewood, and setting up the big wall tents for the summer counselors. At the end of the day, they finished off with another ceremony and earned their sashes and Order of the Arrow member status. 

Cheer Camp

Today was the last day of Brinley's cheer and dance camp, and all the girls put on a performance for the parents. They worked in groups by age, and each performed a cheer and a dance, then the whole group also performed. Brinley was a little shy on the first day, but she quickly opened up and had a great time! She's already said she wants to do it again next summer!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Last Day of School

Today was the last day of school for this year. Cahl and I went and had a picnic lunch with Hunter and Brinley, then went to Brinley's kindergarten graduation. It's bittersweet that she is our youngest babe, and is already growing up into a little lady. We are so proud of her- her intelligence and hard work, her kindness and love for those around her. She has done so well this year, and is among the top of her class.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Pack Night

Tonight for pack night, Hunter's scout group had a fire and made their own dinner and dessert. Hunter and Brinley both had a good time making their own hot dogs and smores.

Cheer Camp

I signed Brinley up for a mini cheer and dance camp put on by the high school dance and cheer teams, and this evening was the first night. She had so much fun with all the girls, and can't wait to go back!

Happy Birthday

Our favorite Jasen turned the big 13 today! I took him out to lunch at Fred Meyer (his choice!), and Cahl took him and a group of friends paint balling and for pizza. We finished the night with cake as a family.

Field Day ~ Hunter

Hunter's class went out for field day in the afternoon, so I was able to go and help them as well. The kids are all so funny, and it's nice they were able to have some free time to play games and run around and have fun.

Field Day ~ Brinley

The elementary school held their field day for the kids today, and Brinley's class had their turn in the morning. I went and helped get them from station to station. They had a ton of fun playing all the games!