Monday, October 31, 2016


This year for Halloween, we painted/carved pumpkins at home, then went to Trunk or Treat at church, followed by trick or treating around the neighborhood. The older boys both went off with their friends, and the younger 2 had fun hanging out with Cahl and I.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Eagle Project

About a month ago, Jasen began working on his Eagle Scout project. He chose to do a project that would benefit his middle school- Heritage- and worked together with one of the teachers that also runs the garden club, and his project was to build and install 6 new raised garden boxes, as well as pull weeds and clean up the garden area, lay down weed fabric, and put down new gravel walking paths between the boxes. Jasen also went to multiple businesses around town, and received several hundreds of dollars worth of materials and gift cards donated. He was able to use all of the gift cards to purchase almost all of the materials needed to complete his project, as well as lunch for his volunteers. Yesterday was project day, and we started bright and early at the school- pulling weeds and clearing the area for the new boxes. Once the area was cleared and leveled, he brought in the new boxes that we had built in advance and filled them with soil. Then he staked down weed fabric between all the boxes, and covered it with new gravel for walking paths. It took a total of about 4 hours, which was much faster than we had anticipated, and he had almost 30 people show up and volunteer! It was awesome to see his project come together, and to see the finished product!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Husky Howl

The middle school threw their annual Husky Howl, and we took the whole family over to check it out. Jasen has been in a Stagecraft class this semester, and the drama department was putting on some plays for everyone. So we went and watched the plays, and supported Jasen while he ran the light board. He's really been enjoying that class, and it was fun to see what he has been working on.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lost Tooth

Tonight Brinley lost another tooth! She was so excited, and even left a note for the Tooth Fairy!

Football Banquet

Tonight was Tristan's football end of the season banquet. It was so nice to visit with the other parents and the coaches. It was also nice to see the boys recognized for all their hard work this season.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Football Game ~ Tristan

Tonight Tristan's team played their final game against Centennial, and they won again! They've done great this season, and only lost 2 games. I have taken over the job of feeding the Freshman and JV teams once a week before their games, and it has been so fun! I bring in 130 boxed Subway lunches and bottled water for each of the players and coaches, and it has been awesome getting to know them better and getting to spend a little bit of extra time with Tristan. I love  doing it, and I've already volunteered to do it again next year!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Football Game ~ Hunter

Today was Hunter's last game  of the season. They managed to score today, so even though they lost every game this season, not every game was a shut out! I'm proud of these boys, and how hard they worked. Over half of the team was brand new, never played before kids, and they came together as a team. They never gave up and they still had a lot of fun together. After the game, we had a team party at the Curb Grill, which is their team sponsor, and they were all so excited to get their new team beanies!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Football Game ~ Tristan

I don't make it to as many of Tristan's football games as I would like, but tonight I got to watch them play against Eagle. It was a great game, and I love to watch them play!